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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: stranger48 on July 12, 2012, 09:09:21 AM

Title: Rewinding audiobook tracks (across the tracks)
Post by: stranger48 on July 12, 2012, 09:09:21 AM
Hi,

when listening audio books it's VERY useful to have a setting allowing user to rewind back across the track. The idea is to be able to listen to a phrase or sentence that was missed from previous track. This is especially useful when audiobook consists of many smaller chunks.

In my opinion the algorithm should be as follows

1. User presses and holds <<. Normal rewinding starts
2. Rewinds back until start of the current track
3. Rewinding stops at the 0:00 position
4. If user is still holding << button for at least 2 seconds, player jumps to *the end* of previous track
5. If user is still holding << button for another 2 seconds, player continues rewinding back

I suggest calling this 'Rewind in Audiobook mode' and place in settings.

Any better and cleaner suggestions? May be I'm missing something and this can be archived somehow by manipulating rockbox's settings?

Does anybody know how to push this feature development? :) Any end-user supporters here?
Title: Re: Rewinding audiobook tracks (across the tracks)
Post by: Neongrau on July 12, 2012, 09:27:01 AM
hi,

i am also looking for that feature. have a look over here for something similar: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,24579.0.html

seeking with a wheel through audio and tracks would be really a great idea.
Title: Re: Rewinding audiobook tracks (across the tracks)
Post by: stranger48 on July 12, 2012, 09:37:25 AM
Yes, that's very similar but I don't suggest changing buttons or using wheels. Player just needs to step back to the END of previous track if he holds << for some time. That's main difference between song and audiobook. And this mode should be called 'Audiobook mode rewinding' so users could enable/disable it when needed.

Normally we want to listen songs from their beginning. But we want to start listening audiobook track from its end if we missed or forgot something in the end of the previous track.