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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: Chronon on July 28, 2008, 01:21:03 PM

Title: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: Chronon on July 28, 2008, 01:21:03 PM
We had a discussion a while back here: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=17058.0

However, discussion ranged over a few things and seemed a little disjointed so I decided to start a new topic here.  The most useful idea to come out of that discussion seemed to be configuration settings associated with playback of a given file or folder. 

How about a combination of the two discussed ideas?
.cfg files in playlists automatically loaded in an identical search pattern to album-art, or manually inserted?


I think this would be useful, for instance, to turn on crossfeed for certain albums that have been recorded with instruments hard-panned. 
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: pabouk on July 31, 2008, 05:03:26 AM
I am fully supporting this idea. Another example: configure creating of bookmarks for directories with podcasts.
I will attempt to express myself more clearly. Another example of local configuration files usage: configure automatic creation of bookmarks for directories with podcasts.

Edited.
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: Llorean on July 31, 2008, 11:01:28 AM
How would .cfg files in playlists create bookmarks?
Title: CFG files
Post by: oayz on July 31, 2008, 03:51:36 PM
A few suggestions regarding configuration files:

1. Have a concept of "local" CFG files. Any directory having it's CFG file will use it overriding current settings. If dirrectory doesn't have CFG we are back to default config.cfg

The main reason - I would like some direrctories to play random. Of cause this concept can be use for something else as well.

2. On save configuration provide an option to save DIFF values only, e.g. variation from default. Proabbly Volume should not be saved at all.

3. Have separate CFG file for battery charge mode. This way we won't have to toggle CFGs between car and headphone operation.

Thougths?
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: AlexP on July 31, 2008, 04:09:17 PM
I think he means that the cfg file for a particular directory could have an option such that whilst bookmarks are normally not created on stop, if playing back a file from this directory a bookmark would automatically be created on stop.
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: KindOfBlues71 on August 01, 2008, 08:19:29 AM
@Chronon- Thanks for posting this.  I'm hopeful we'll one day be able to auto-load a .cfg file that changes the EQ settings (among other things if wanted) on a per-track/per-album basis.
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: audio-i on August 01, 2008, 11:19:23 AM
Another fan of this idea. Besides making it work with playlists, it would be also great to make it work for folders. KindOfBlues71 even proposes to allow it for tracks... I guess this thread puts it clear enough: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=17986.msg131242#msg131242

By the way, that thread's original poster proposed to merge it with this thread, isn't it a good idea?

Done -- bascule
Title: Re: CFG files
Post by: oayz on August 01, 2008, 02:05:35 PM
1. Have a concept of "local" CFG files. Any directory having it's CFG file will use it overriding current settings. If dirrectory doesn't have CFG we are back to default config.cfg
On the second thought - it should not just go back to default. It should go (recursivly) up the directory tree and pick CFG from there. Of cause if no CFG there at the end it will pick default config.cfg
Title: Re: .cfg files in playlists
Post by: pabouk on August 04, 2008, 03:57:54 AM
I think he means that the cfg file for a particular directory could have an option such that whilst bookmarks are normally not created on stop, if playing back a file from this directory a bookmark would automatically be created on stop.
That is the correct interpretation of my poor English :) Thank you, BigBambi. I will try to rephrase my original sentence.