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Jeff Shanholtz
2004-09-07, 22:27
I just got the dramatized Bible on CD's and I'm starting to load them into
the slimserver. It would be really cool if I could make a playlist of the
whole collection and then have the current location within the playlist
remembered even after listening to other stuff and then coming back.

To illustrate, let's say I'm in the middle of Genesis and then I switch to
playing some music. When I come back to my Bible playlist, it ought to
remember that I was in the middle of Genesis and pick right up from there.

As far as I can tell, it doesn't do that now. Am I wrong? Or is that
something that could be implemented? I'll submit it on
bugs.slimdevices.com, but since I've done very little with playlists before
now, I want to be sure I'm not missing something first.

seanadams
2004-09-07, 22:43
Jeff,

This is a good idea. How long is each track though? We would probably
need to save not only the track # but also the position within the
track.

BTW I am an expert on psalm 119; Blessed are the undefiled in the way
etc. I was graciously invited to copy it by hand on many occasions by
my English headmaster.

Also, two girls (that is, 50% of the school's female population) had
the privilege of doing the entire book of Genesis but I never found out
exactly what they did to deserve it. :)

Sean



On Sep 7, 2004, at 10:27 PM, Jeff Shanholtz wrote:

> I just got the dramatized Bible on CD's and I'm starting to load them
> into
> the slimserver. It would be really cool if I could make a playlist of
> the
> whole collection and then have the current location within the playlist
> remembered even after listening to other stuff and then coming back.
>
> To illustrate, let's say I'm in the middle of Genesis and then I
> switch to
> playing some music. When I come back to my Bible playlist, it ought to
> remember that I was in the middle of Genesis and pick right up from
> there.
>
> As far as I can tell, it doesn't do that now. Am I wrong? Or is that
> something that could be implemented? I'll submit it on
> bugs.slimdevices.com, but since I've done very little with playlists
> before
> now, I want to be sure I'm not missing something first.
>
>

kdf
2004-09-07, 22:45
Quoting Jeff Shanholtz <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>:

> I just got the dramatized Bible on CD's and I'm starting to load them into
> the slimserver. It would be really cool if I could make a playlist of the
> whole collection and then have the current location within the playlist
> remembered even after listening to other stuff and then coming back.
>
> To illustrate, let's say I'm in the middle of Genesis and then I switch to
> playing some music. When I come back to my Bible playlist, it ought to
> remember that I was in the middle of Genesis and pick right up from there.
>
> As far as I can tell, it doesn't do that now. Am I wrong? Or is that
> something that could be implemented? I'll submit it on
> bugs.slimdevices.com, but since I've done very little with playlists before
> now, I want to be sure I'm not missing something first.

I do have a bookmark plugin that will allow you to remember the current song and
position in that song of a given playlist. It only stores one, but you can
recall it anytime later. I also have a SongScanner plugin that allows you to
scroll to an exact position within a file, using a progress bar-style input.
Those are the closest I can think of right now.

both are located here:
http://www.deane-freeman.com/slimserver/

-kdf

Jeff Shanholtz
2004-09-08, 14:09
On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 22:43:12 -0700, Sean Adams wrote:

> Jeff,
>
> This is a good idea. How long is each track though? We would probably
> need to save not only the track # but also the position within the
> track.

They seem to be about 3-5 minutes typically. 1 chapter per track basically.
And yes, I would hope that the position within the track would be saved as
well (just as the "current playlist" remembers the position within the
track).

> BTW I am an expert on psalm 119; Blessed are the undefiled in the way
> etc. I was graciously invited to copy it by hand on many occasions by
> my English headmaster.
>
> Also, two girls (that is, 50% of the school's female population) had
> the privilege of doing the entire book of Genesis but I never found out
> exactly what they did to deserve it. :)
>
> Sean
>
>
>
> On Sep 7, 2004, at 10:27 PM, Jeff Shanholtz wrote:
>
>> I just got the dramatized Bible on CD's and I'm starting to load them
>> into
>> the slimserver. It would be really cool if I could make a playlist of
>> the
>> whole collection and then have the current location within the playlist
>> remembered even after listening to other stuff and then coming back.
>>
>> To illustrate, let's say I'm in the middle of Genesis and then I
>> switch to
>> playing some music. When I come back to my Bible playlist, it ought to
>> remember that I was in the middle of Genesis and pick right up from
>> there.
>>
>> As far as I can tell, it doesn't do that now. Am I wrong? Or is that
>> something that could be implemented? I'll submit it on
>> bugs.slimdevices.com, but since I've done very little with playlists
>> before
>> now, I want to be sure I'm not missing something first.

kdf
2004-09-08, 14:41
Quoting Jeff Shanholtz <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>:

> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 22:43:12 -0700, Sean Adams wrote:
>
> > Jeff,
> >
> > This is a good idea. How long is each track though? We would probably
> > need to save not only the track # but also the position within the
> > track.
>
> They seem to be about 3-5 minutes typically. 1 chapter per track basically.
> And yes, I would hope that the position within the track would be saved as
> well (just as the "current playlist" remembers the position within the
> track).

the bookmark plugin does this.
-kdf

Jeff Shanholtz
2004-09-08, 20:49
On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 14:41:32 -0700, kdf wrote:

> Quoting Jeff Shanholtz <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>:
>
>> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 22:43:12 -0700, Sean Adams wrote:
>>
>>> Jeff,
>>>
>>> This is a good idea. How long is each track though? We would probably
>>> need to save not only the track # but also the position within the
>>> track.
>>
>> They seem to be about 3-5 minutes typically. 1 chapter per track basically.
>> And yes, I would hope that the position within the track would be saved as
>> well (just as the "current playlist" remembers the position within the
>> track).
>
> the bookmark plugin does this.
> -kdf

Cool. Was planning to try it out but haven't quite yet. Hopefully it works
seamlessly but I imagine I would have to go through the plugins menu to get
it saved (not very wife-friendly, but definitely better than nothing).
Thanks!

kdf
2004-09-08, 21:43
Quoting Jeff Shanholtz <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>:

> On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 14:41:32 -0700, kdf wrote:
>
> > Quoting Jeff Shanholtz <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>:
> >
> >> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 22:43:12 -0700, Sean Adams wrote:
> >>
> >>> Jeff,
> >>>
> >>> This is a good idea. How long is each track though? We would probably
> >>> need to save not only the track # but also the position within the
> >>> track.
> >>
> >> They seem to be about 3-5 minutes typically. 1 chapter per track
> basically.
> >> And yes, I would hope that the position within the track would be saved as
> >> well (just as the "current playlist" remembers the position within the
> >> track).
> >
> > the bookmark plugin does this.
> > -kdf
>
> Cool. Was planning to try it out but haven't quite yet. Hopefully it works
> seamlessly but I imagine I would have to go through the plugins menu to get
> it saved (not very wife-friendly, but definitely better than nothing).
> Thanks!

you can add it to the home menu, but that's about it. I'm personally not a fan
of all sorts of plugins requiring a hijack of a button with such a limit
already on the button mappings. if you use it a lot, just order it to be as
near to the Now Playing menu item as you like and you will get to it with
minimal clicks. I might consider making it a "now playing" screensaver hijack.
At least then, as long as you know ahead of time, you can set this as the
screensaver and it will have full control of the buttons once the screensaver
timeout occurs.

-kdf