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Title: Display track time/position on c250?
Post by: mjdamico on July 07, 2008, 10:33:16 AM
Hi,

This seems like it should be obvious, but I can't find the answer anywhere.  So here goes...  I'm using a Sansa c250.  On the Now Playing screen, is there any way to display the time of the currently-playing track position?  I've got long 3+ hour tracks I'm listening to, and seeking specific places in the tracks is tricky without being able to see the time. 

Thanks for any help!

MD
Title: Re: Display track time/position on c250?
Post by: Strife89 on July 07, 2008, 10:53:54 AM
You can edit the WPS file with a text editor. It's /.rockbox/wps/cabbiev2.wps

I am a c250 user as well, so hey. ;D

For your reference, here are two Wiki pages related to WPS editing.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/CustomWPS
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SimpleGuideToWPSMaking


EDIT2: Okay, I edited the WPS so that the time elapsed shows up on the fourth line for five seconds; then the "Next Track" display shows up for four; and it repeats.
Rename the file from editedcabbiev2.txt to editedcabbiev2.wps . Copy it to /.rockbox/wps on your DAP. To be on the safe side, make a copy of the cabbiev2 folder in there and rename the copy to editedcabbiev2.
Hope this helps you. :)
Title: Re: Display track time/position on c250?
Post by: mjdamico on July 07, 2008, 12:03:49 PM
Awesome.  Exactly what I needed.  Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Display track time/position on c250?
Post by: Strife89 on July 08, 2008, 12:01:29 PM
I messed with it a little bit. It now shows elapsed time on the left, total time in the middle, and time remaining on the right. It'll show this for 5 seconds (like before) before switching to "Next Track", which now stays for a second longer (5 seconds).

I might submit it to the WPS Gallery, because I think a lot of c200 users would like this if they knew about it. Since the modification is small, I won't even stick in my name. This is still Marc Guay's (and "Zinc Alloy"'s) work, ultimately. :)

Object now if anyone deems the submission wrong.

EDIT: D'oh! I never did attach the file. :-[