Here is the contents of my second post about this.
So I was working out with my Fuze this evening. I queued up my RECENTLY ADDED playlist. A song came on which reminded me of another album I wanted to add to the end of the NOW PLAYING list.
O snap. Can’t do that on a Fuze. Seriously?!?!!
I TOTALLY STAND BEHIND NEEDING AN OTF PLAYLISTING SYSTEM.
If you seriously think you do not need playlisting on your Fuze… you don’t understand the functionality it gives you. You simply don’t know what you are missing. Read on and allow me just one last chance to properly explain why On The Fly Playlisting is so important. Please.
OTF = Being able to create, save and delete playlist s on your device.
But that, my friends, is not the beauty of OTF Playlisting.
If a device, any device, has true ON THE FLY PLAYLISTING it must have some kind of menu like the one found on the Rio Karma/Trekstor Vibez:
> MAKE PLAYLIST
From those options (except Make Playlist of course) you can choose Album, Artist, Genre, Track…
Sit back and imagine the possibities for 1 minute. Imagine the possibilities that have NOTHING to do with actually creating playlists on the device.
I really like the Fuze, guys. I really do. The size is incredible and it does do many things well. Sound quality top notch.
But comparing the various ways to play music to the much older Rio Karma and the Trekstor Vibez which replaced it… the Fuze seems so behind in some areas it sometimes feels like a Fisher Price toy. I’ll gladly send my Karma to any Sansa developer that wants to try it out.
On the Current Fuze:
PLAY > ALBUM… PLAY > ANOTHER ALBUM… wait… where’d my first album go?
What do you mean I can’t queue up 3 seperate albums?!?!?
Why can’t I queue up 25 different tracks that are nowhere near each other alphabetically? O sure I can create… ONE GoList… and then of course I have to restart the GoList… I can’t add to it while listening to it… And if I want to keep my GoList… well … make a decision…
PLAY > GENRE > BLUES… PLAY > GENRE > ALTERNATIVE… Where’d the Blues go? O that’s right… can’t play 2 Genres together…
Are you starting to see the possbilities??? Seems pretty basic, right?
No matter what you are listening to: a track, a genre, an artist, an album you can insert any track, genre, artist, album and it will play right after the next song AND it will keep everything else you have queued up behind that. You can create a NOW PLAYIING list of anything and everything. Mix it up however you want!
Add ANYTHING to the end of whatever you are listening to and not lose what you are currently listening to nor your place in it.
Rearrange any of the tracks in your current list.
Remove one track from your list, one entire artist, everything below xyz track or remove everything and start over.
> MAKE PLAYLIST
Honestly guys? … you are right. I could care less about making playlists… I just want to INSERT, APPEND and REMOVE.