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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: kinglerch on July 10, 2018, 08:55:12 AM

Title: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: kinglerch on July 10, 2018, 08:55:12 AM
I need an MP3 player that will save the last (approximately) playing position when power is removed, and begin playing at the last (approximately) playing position when power is applied...with no buttons pushed.

A lot of people use MP3 players for things like podcasts and audiobooks in the car, and don't want to pause and play and stop and power on etc each time entering/exiting the car. The auto-pause/auto-resume function should be more like in dash CD players.

Is there any MP3 player out there that works like this with the Rockbox firmware?
Title: Re: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: saratoga on July 10, 2018, 09:11:59 AM
That's what the car mode does in rockbox. Starts with power on, stops and saves position when the car turns off.
Title: Re: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: kinglerch on July 10, 2018, 12:31:06 PM
I read the online documentation and it seemed like Car Mode would save the current spot after power off as you said, but not automatically turn back on once power is re-applied:

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Once the player is shut off either manually, or automatically with the Idle Poweroff function, it must be powered up manually to resume playback.

Am I reading this incorrectly?
Title: Re: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: saratoga on July 10, 2018, 01:05:04 PM
Mp3 players turn on when power is supplied by the USB connector.
Title: Re: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: kinglerch on July 10, 2018, 01:56:40 PM
Ok, then I think what you are saying is that by applying USB power, the "powered up manually" requirement will be met and playback will continue. Thanks for the clarification.

Can you recommend a player that would perform this functionality well with the Rockbox firmware? Or will all "stable ports" basically do this?
Title: Re: Looking for 1 simple function
Post by: kinglerch on July 10, 2018, 03:26:06 PM
I tried it on a Sansa Clip+ I had and it is working absolutely perfectly, thank you!