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    Oh yeah, we definitely need an eject button in centrafuse. I have a slot load dvd drive taken from a mac mini, so it has no eject button and I have no way of manually ejecting a disk from it. People with disk drives molded into the dash may not have an eject button either; I would consider an eject button inside centrafuse a must.

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    RE: Media Manager

    As SOS said, it is very playlist oriented. I actually understand it now and it is done very well for that. It seems that the people that have the most trouble with it are the people that are trying to use directory-structure. This is kinda silly as the database is so much more powerful. With a directory structure you are limited to 1 sort order. With the database you should be able to easily duplicate that sort order as well and have many alternate sort orders at your finger tips. There are many great utilities that will write ID3 tags based on the directory structure, so fixing your ID3's shouldn't be too daunting a task. Unfortunatly, the way it is currently set up, you may not be able to duplicate your directory structure . Songs are ALWAYS under Albums, which can be under Artists, which can be under Genres. Still, if you are not driving and you want to cueue up a custom playlist (of if a passenger wants to) if is a very good system. My one request is that the Album tree be removed, the Artist tree be renamed to the Album tree, and then a new Artist tree is created that does not have anything to do with Albums.

    Now, as I said earlier, although the media manager is great for creating playlist, it is very bad for simply cueueing up your entire library and then being able to find a specific song, artist, album, or genre within that cueue. The key to being able to do that is "Axis-Rotation". I need to be able to re-sort the queued now playing list by any possible method, and whenever it is re-sorted I need the highlight bar to remain on the same song (the the song just before it and just after it will likely change based on the new sort-order). This allows to to find all types of related music fast. That plus being able to jump to the next/prev Album/Artist/Genre and you got gold!

    I would like to say that the favorites star is absolutly genius. Since next-track on EOT is broken, I've been just listining to my entire collection on random, repeatedly hitting next-track, and hitting that awesome little star button for anything that comes up that I would like to hear more often then the rest of my crap. For me, this is the only way I will ever make playlists. I have no complete Albums and whenever I try to make a playlist based on Artist or song-by-song selections I am never happy with the result. Being able to listen to random songs and decide if I want to hear them a lot or not has been totally awesome. Good work with that one David. Now I just need a quick delete button for whenever a song comes up and I'm like "Where the hell did that come from? I NEVER want to hear that in my car again!"

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    One more thing... I love that my music videos are now mixed with my MP3s, but I do want my DiVX/X-Vid movies and TV shows kept seperatly. They should probably be accessible through the DVD player (which currently I have no use for as I have no DVD or even CD-ROM in my car). FYI: I also have no use for volume/mute buttons or the mixer since I use a Pioneer head-unit for all that.

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    Lightbulb Music/Media file names should be mixed case

    David:
    Would it be possible to remove the Uppercase() that you are applying to file names in the media manager lists? I don't like to see all the song names in uppercase... especially because some of the fonts that I want to use look great with mixed case.

    All uppercase is really not easy on the eyes. Perhaps you could make it an option in the skin file? Something like...

    <UPPERCASE>FALSE</UPPERCASE>

    Hope this is not too much to ask
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    Lightbulb IDEA: I-Pod style volume controller?

    David: After using the phoco style letter-scrolling (great feature) I figured it could be a great idea to implement something similar for Master volume control.

    Would be great to click anywhere on the screen for 2 seconds, and then have a HUGE i-pod style disc displayed on the screen... you would then (without removing your finger) swirl your finger clockwise or anti-clockwise to increase/decrease the volume.

    SOunds like a great solution for people to fine tune their volume quickly, and without having to even look at the screen while driving. The attached picture illustrates what I envision...


    PD.: In a related note, I found that the phoco style letter-scrolling works best with a nouse... with a teouchscreen, you end up COVERING the letters with your finger LOL! Can you make it so that the letter pops up to the left or right of the cursor position, or similar workaround?
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    I also find it difficult to land on the correct letter using my finger on a touchscreen. It works great with a mouse, but it is a little too sensitive to use on a touch-screen. Maybe I just have fat finger tips LOL.

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    My one request is that the Album tree be removed, the Artist tree be renamed to the Album tree, and then a new Artist tree is created that does not have anything to do with Albums.
    I second a sort option for Library->Artist->(Choose the artist)->List all the songs by that artist. I have very few entire albums, most of the time only have 2 or 3 songs from one particular album.

    I-pod scroll wheel- This could be useful for scrolling through songs quickly in the media manager and just make the volume increase or decrease faster as the button is held longer. The wheel would just need to cover a spot in the screen that is not a button or song so that you can start there and not accidently select a song or something. Example code for the wheel should be available through roadrunner.

    And again the favorites star is a very good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donde
    Oh yeah, we definitely need an eject button in centrafuse. I have a slot load dvd drive taken from a mac mini, so it has no eject button and I have no way of manually ejecting a disk from it. People with disk drives molded into the dash may not have an eject button either; I would consider an eject button inside centrafuse a must.
    I second this! I have the same type of setup and am greatly missing the eject button! Don't want to exit CF just to switch dvd's or cd's.

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    I'm not too interested in the iPOD wheel idea (sorry JIT). Donde: If you are happy with the volume as buttons (as long as it goes faster), then wouldn't you be happy with the page buttons made so it continually smooth-scrolls the list when held down. Personally I like that idea much better than the iPOD wheel. I don't love the way letter-seek works either, but I do love that letter-seek exists and works at all, so I'm not going to suggest changes to that just yet.

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    Yeah, I can't understand why it wont scroll continously if you hold pg/up pg/dwn buttons. Especially considering that CF 1.3 does not support 'one push' clicks. (think about it, see what I mean?)
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