[All] To build a better music player

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Fri Jan 16 06:31:54 CET 2009

> 1) Improved responsiveness, especially with regard to starting the
> next song in a play list.
> 2) Lowered processing overhead during main update loop.
> 3) Tweaked the GUI. Most notably, the buttons are larger.
> 4) Read ID3 tag info at play list load time using python ID3 library.
> 5) Optionally (default true) disable suspend through enlightenment
> while song is playing. Change the no_suspend option in the [mplayer]
> section of /etc/pythm.conf.
> 6) Automatically pause playback when phone call received, resume on
> hang-up. Only if running on FSO-based framework (not qtopia
> phone-kit).
> 7) Hook directly into alsa for setting/getting the volume.
> 8) Tweaked nice levels for more consistent playback.

I think issues 1 and 4 are fixed for free by using the MPD backend.
I highly recommend it.  It probably affects 2 as well.


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