BUTTONS TO SKIP Back/Forth WITHIN TRACK:
Some further thoughts. The player controls, there are some structural issues WRT current UI/UX standards.
On our physical mp3 players and most software media players:
* When we press the skip back or forth ( ¦<< or >>¦ )
- Media skips back/forth to the beginning/end of current track
With current MusicBee, the skip back skips to previous podcast, not beginning of current track as is norm. Understandable, if not ideal, since there is no skip within track options. My suggestion in this thread would fix that.
Some media or mp3 players are even better than the norm. There 4 additional controls. Some offer all 4.
1* Skip back: skip within track (either some chunk of time or to beginning of current track)
2* If within a section at the start of a track (say within the first 30 seconds) and pressed (again or just only press), they then skip to previous track
3* Some let the user skip in real time while keeping the button pressed and stop skipping when button is released
4* Some increrase the rate of skipping (momentum), the longer the skip back/forth button is pressed
I am not asking for all 4 features. In fact I am asking for none. I am asking for a feature in this thread that would at least give some skip option within current track.
Currently there is no skip buttons/icons for within track skip/control.
SKIP 5secs & 1min HotKey Options:
Adding the << & >> skip within track as suggested here, would bring the usual expected functions to MusicBee, if not all the above goodies, at least the basics.
But this is a major feature change. Only the dev knows how much work it involves.
Adding the options to skip back/forth 15 seconds and 30 seconds in HotKeys, should be fairly easy to implement.
Because for podcasts/audio books when skip back/forth is often used with keyboard shortcuts, 5 seconds is too short and 1 minute is too long.
These skip shortcuts are the most used by people listening to spoken audio files, as opposed to music, as many of us know.