Rockbox Ports are now being developed for various digital audio players!
Rockbox allows more features. We don't claim that every possible feature is accessible with a minimum of key presses.
If flexibility isn't your thing, then it's possible that Rockbox isn't the best match for you.
The beauty of it is that since the source code is accessible, you could change the behavior if you wanted to.
Whether or not Rockbox is "better" than an original firmware depends entirely on who you are, and what your expectations are. For a lot of people Rockbox provides more features and works more how they want than the Original Firmware of a given player. For some people, it doesn't - that's just all there is to it.
While I agree that the number of button pushes you need to use to get what you want is more than a simple "click click done", it's not quite as many as you've made out.
Note that the queue function does not alter your saved playlist, it puts the track into the list of songs that will be played in memory only, it doesn't change the one on disk.
All that being said, I'm not sure how you expect this to work any other way - how is one click going to get you to the song you want to hear next?
QuoteThe beauty of it is that since the source code is accessible, you could change the behavior if you wanted to.This is the only one single thing I don't like about open source projects. Any time someone has a problem with something about it or needs a feature, they are told that it is open source, so they could change it if they wanted to.
By all I can tell from the manual, it just really sounds like RockBox simply doesn't want to work this way. Do I need to just give up and stick with the original firmware?
Don't think that one person speaks for everyone involved in the Rockbox project.
I'm not sure I understand your original query though, as I've never used a Cowon device.
I didn't mean to imply that that's the only way for something to change, nor that the developers are indifferent.
As it stands, Rockbox doesn't do what he wants. I have no place in promising any changes whatsoever, so I offered a way for such a change to happen. I guess I could have also mentioned the Feature Ideas forum as an avenue to pursue.
I was talking more in general. The whole "if you want different behavior, it's open source, so change it yourself" thing is really prelevant in open source and I always thought it was unfair to those of us who use open source software but can't program in it themselves.
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