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[REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:04 pm
by tobbbie
This is a long runner for all platforms and I need to keep on requesting this for my favorite players. Though I do not use any Apple products, I was told (by the author of my favorite Android Player - "Just Playlists") that the iPod has the feature right from the start and he only made his program to get playlists with memory back.

So here it goes, my request also for the upcoming MM for Android:
- Remember the position in the playlist (or other collections which exist by tag, like Albums, Artists, Genre etc...)
- define a default per such "collection" to either "always ask", "always start from Begin", "resume from last position"
- permit a "per collection element" (dedicated name of "collection") override of the default

The above is a general concept, for me the treatment for playlists to be "always resume" would be sufficient and so far there is only ONE(!) player who does it on Android - "Just Playlists" :-)

Re: [REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:04 pm
by heronheart
+1 for this.

I would also request the option to always resume songs where they were stopped, the same as we have it in MMW.

Re: [REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:35 am
by tobbbie
Please mind that I want to link the "resume" to the context, not to the title itself!

So I do explicitly NOT(!) want a per-title resume, but a context driven "collection" based resume feature.

If you would have a "per-title-resume", then any skipped titles in any of your playlists or albums or other collections made (mood-playlists, recent PL or other collections) would also resume in any other context - finally creating a lot more work for the user as any temporary skip of a title would suddenly become permanent until you have once listened to a title completely.

For the implementation part this means that such resume features have to be stored at the "collection" level (playlist, album, artist) and NOT at the title/track level itself. Naturally any dynamic created collection cannot have a resume feature.

For me - just for playlists is enough!

For MMW (I guess Media Monkey Windows) I do not use that feature, but I guess that there only the "now playing" list is resumed. This is what most players do, but they loose track when step from one PL to another PL - and THIS is what I want. Basically PL are like radio stations for me which I can put on hold, so I have a podcast PL (interleaving several podcasts with different topics), a classical music PL and a Pop Music PL - each of which I want to resume where I left off when getting back them.

Re: [REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:12 pm
by BigInJapan
I'd like to revive this old request.

I've found several scenarios where I would like to listen to a few tracks from Playlist A, then listen to something else, then return to Playlist A and continue listening from where I left off. Not necessarily at the same point in the song. Just at the same place in the list. Perhaps at the beginning of the track that follows whatever I was listening to when I left.

Any interest in this from MM team?

Bookmarks for Playlists

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:18 am
by toyzrme
I'd like a bookmark feature for MUSIC playlists on MMA.

What I mean by this: when I select a given playlist on MMA, it picks up where I last left off for *that* playlist.

Since playlists (even autoplaylists) are static on MMA, why can't *each* playlist have a bookmark? That way, I'll eventually listen to all my tracks in the playlist, instead of always starting over, or having to re-randomize and getting some recent repeats.

If I choose a new playlist to play, let me choose whether it starts from the bookmark position, or the beginning (which resets the bookmark).
Reset the bookmark if resync'd (it would be nice if this was durable between sync's, but would have to assume the playlist is stable on MMW, too). Or, let the user choose to reset it.

Sure, you can add tracks to the "Now Playing", and you get this, in effect - but I can't switch playlists (e.g. classical in the morning, jazz at lunch, rock at night) without losing my place on each.

Of course, if MMA had autoplaylists that could adjust based on last played date, that would also solve the problem of "I just played this track recently" - but it doesn't :-)

Re: Bookmarks for Playlists

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:22 pm
by BigInJapan

Re: [REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:01 pm
by toyzrme
Yes, but I just wanted to differentiate from tobbbie's "bookmark attached to collection/context" idea.

Bump? Anyone listening? Really want this!

Re: [REQ] remember playlist position

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:31 am
by rusty
We're listening...after we release 1.2.0 we're going to be planning our work for 1.2.1 and 2.0. When we do so, we review all of the open requests and prioritize.

I personally think that this would be a useful feature.