More questions from the RB curious because the manual wasn’t clear on this…
Most of my listening is Play All > Shuffle. Can this be done using the database build in RB? Or must you create playlists to use Shuffle? I don’t want to have to create a new ‘play all’ playlist every time I add/subtract files. (I hate playlists. Have no use for them.)
Yes, you can shuffle all. Assuming shuffle is enabled in Playback Settings, you then select Database–>All Tracks–>then select which track to start with. You will have to set this up again the next time you add/subtract files, but it only takes a second.
I assume the database build in RB integrates the onboard drive and sd card data into one, tag-derived database, correct? From a playback/usability standpoint, how similar is it to the OF? Obviously the interface/look will be different, but is the effective functionality similar?
Sometimes it may take an extra button push, here and there…but it is well worth it. And the custom EQ is world-class…you can even choose the frequency each of the 5 bands controls. I haven’t used the OF in months.
Is the database build time faster, slower or about the same as the OF refresh time?
I haven’t actually compared, but I think it is faster. The big difference from the OF is that you can select a folder with the file browser and listen to it while the database refreshes.