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Now Playing "Remaining" Not Updated

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:12 am
by KADEO26
Files/Size/Time Remaining is not updated after current track(s) completed

Re: Now Playing "Remaining" Not Updated

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:40 am
by MMFrLife
Why would a file's size need to be updated if it is just in now playing and not being converted to another format or something of a more complex nature?
Why would a track's time remaining update "after" it's completed?

Are you having trouble with it showing current remaining time "as" it plays......or with tracks not fully stopping after played and resolving back to preplay status?

Re: Now Playing "Remaining" Not Updated

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:41 am
by Lowlander
KADEO26 wrote:Files/Size/Time Remaining is not updated after current track(s) completed
That doesn't exist. It sounds like you're looking at the status bar which doesn't reflect played status, but reflects which files are listed and which are selected (if any are selected).

Re: Now Playing "Remaining" Not Updated

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:30 am
by KADEO26
Thanks for your replies ..... :)

Obviously I am labouring under a misconception (mistaken) ..... :oops:

So presumably either I dreamt of this mechanism/facility or I've come across it elsewhere ..... :wink:

However, I've been curious enough to initiate a search and I came across this from 2004 :

http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=1316

"0001316: Show # Tracks & time remaining in Now Playing list"

If mm is used in Parties/Bars/Public places, or if MM is being used to manage a live playlist, the operator needs to know how much longer the current playlist will last.

Suggested format:
Total xx:yy, zz.z MB (Selected xx:yy, zz.z MB)
--> Total Tracks: ww, xx:yy, zz.z MB | Remaining: xx:yy (Selected Tracks: ww, xx:yy, zz.z MB)

It would also be important this is the 'default' info displayed in the main status bar if:
-tracks are playing
-AND the Now Playing window is docked
-AND no other behaviour has been initiated within 10 seconds that would normally trigger an update to the status bar

To be clear it would probably be a good idea to show:
Now Playing Total Tracks: ww, xx:yy, zz.z MB | Remaining: xx:yy (Selected Tracks: ww, xx:yy, zz.z MB)
Sadly, it seems that the idea wasn't implemented ..... :(

Thanks again .... 8)