is playlist necessary? (philosophical)
This may be a bit philosophical. I've just been searching the internet for a few hours, and it seems like every single mp3 player requires usage of a playlist.
From a user's perspective, it's just an extra pointless step before I can start playing. And if I add new items to a group, the playlist would have to be updated.
Since playlists often don't show the directory structure, finding a song in a long playlist is quite difficult. Imagine I made a playlist of the "warrent buffet investments" containing all the 11 cds and 3000 files, and if I want to start playing from cd-7, track-9, finding the song in playlist is much slower than finding it with explorer. In other words, playlist can be a big nuisance.
I guess from a programming perspective, it's nice to create an index and get more control this way. And indeed even the mp3-cd-players does it at start-up, taking a while to scan through all the directories.
But I imagine it wouldn't be hard to traverse the directories without a master-list. By arranging directories alphabetically, there's only one way to traverse through the directories.
What do people think? :confused:
Are there tons of mp3 players not using playlist, just that I don't know about them?
-confused in LA.