Additionally, when previewing a track I think it would be even better to add an additional offset that would read, for example "middle of track", which would be fixed and you would only have to choose the duration. Having three different sections (beginning, middle, ending) would actually give a much better insight into what a track is all about when previewing it.
I understand the developer's goal - simulate the preview like iTunes and a bonus would be to do the same at the end.
In my case I am looking for something that will span a 1-2hr radio show where I want to preview throughout quickly (without manually moving the pointer). Years ago I simulated this with a macro and WinAmp.
Create a macro that will cover an hour show (and another for two hours):
- Invoking the macro will pause x seconds (which is the time to PLAY the music say 30-60s)
- It will then jump ahead y minutes of the track
- Repeat z iterations (say a total of 5 for 1hr/10 for 2hrs)
For the macro - AUTOHOTKEY (open source); for MusicBee I don't see any way to advance the song with cursor keys (odd; would be nice to mimic the same key combos as VLC - with "shift/ctrl/alt"+left/right versions being a different time jump amount)
Alternative with MusicBee (albeit more work) would be to create cue sheets; MusicBee does have key combos to jump to the next track. For music I listen to a lot, I have a python script to quickly create cuesheets (across a year) - that way if I am in the car or walking and want to skip ahead I just go to the next track (otherwise it is one giant 2 hour program and I jump to the next program).
Neutron Music Player for Android (just a user) is amazing; he has a database which loads cue sheets to separate the tracks and not only that - you can FLAC your collection and it auto-decodes (FLAC+CUE).