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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: InGearX on February 04, 2019, 04:54:11 AM

Title: "open with..." 2nd player as an app = multitask ...
Post by: InGearX on February 04, 2019, 04:54:11 AM
can the be a simple app to play .mp3 files - when activated it would pause the current playback - and play the selected file ...

just like say we can open an image with "open with... " to view pictures while playing ...

I know this feature sounds odd ... BUT it could save so much time to some people in some instances ... think of it as if Windows or Android could not multitask ...

anyway I can make such an app - and add it to apps to beta test?
any ideas ... suggestions ...

thank you ...

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one of many examples:
say I am listening to a long audio-book ...

but I quickly want to play another mp3 file and go back to the audio book

currently best way I know of is to ... bookmark the audiobook location ... navigate to the mp3 file that I want to play ... play it ...
THIS make me navigate all the way back to the audiobook ... might be far and deep in folders ... and open a bookmark to continue ...

SO currently it is just easier for me to use TWO separate players to do this

thank you ..