[All] To build a better music player

David Garabana Barro david at garabana.com
Wed Mar 4 17:24:18 CET 2009

On Wednesday 04 March 2009 17:06:43 The Digital Pioneer wrote:
> > I would not want to have to rename hundreds of files to get some media
> > player
> > sort them correctly just because it doesn't read id3 data... (Although my
> > filenames actually do have the tracknums included)
> As Stefan said, this isn't a problem of the player not reading ID3 data,
> it's a problem of inconsistency. Different people have different wants and
> the player can't magically know what you want. Unfortunately, the
> Freerunner has no brainwave scanning peripherals. Perhaps they'll include
> that in GTA03. :)

I think it's a problem of horsepower. If you can, as modern players do, read 
all id3 info of all tracks, and process it on a relational database, you can 
perfectly sort all your songs by author/album/year/genre/what you want ;)

But, if doing so is a slow process on my 2.4 GHz desktop, I cannot imagine how 
slow would be on the freerunner.

What about an option for selecting between name order/ track# order?
This would satisfy almost all people, I think.

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