Separate search results and play queue
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Jul 28, 2012 at 3:37 am #14489
Currently it’s not possible to search for and add new videos to your playlist without stopping playback and removing all videos from the playlist.
I’d propose a separate video queue that you can drag search results into, this list takes priority when selecting the next track and isn’t cleared by making a new search.
Thanks!Jul 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm #14508
Well, the beauty of Minitube is that you don’t have to fiddle around to see videos. So a separate queue is a no go. You can check “Manually Start Playing” so that you can search without stopping the current video.Sep 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm #15762
I second the OP’s request.
Now that you have ironed out some of the playback bugs in 1.8, this is just about the only qualm with the functionality of your program that I have left. :)
I agree that it is a beautiful thing to not have to “fiddle around to see videos” and I thank you for providing a marvelous solution to that via minitube. But without some sort of playlist queue like the OP mentioned, this means that the user almost always has to “fiddle around” with the program after every single video.
And I think that me and the OP are not alone in feeling that it would be much more useful to have a queue so that we could search for multiple videos and add them to the playlist without it stopping the playback of the current video.
You yourself said “The whole point of Minitube is to create a sophisticated and functional User Interface that lets you enjoy YouTube content as if you were watching TV (or listening to a radio).”
But every TV and radio I have ever used will play something new and different after the last piece is finnished without the user needing to fiddle with the remote.
And although the current state of minitube allows this to a certain extent, it is severely limited to only playing other items that appear in the original search.
And since most people tend to search for a specific song/video, this feature is pretty much useless unless you like to listen to same thing repeatedly. Or unless you search for a band or some other generalized query. And even then, you would have to hope that all the videos that you are looking for will appear in that single search. AND THEN you would have to drag them all to the top of the list and arrange them accordingly.
The above sounds like a lot of “fiddling around” just to play more than one video of the users choice without needing to “fiddle around” with the program between each video.
And even though you claim that minitube is a better solution then totem (a claim with which I do concur….for the most part) this is a very simple function that can be found in even the most basic of media players (totem included). And it is quite a stretch to claim that a program has a “sophisticated and functional user interface” when it is missing such a basic, yet important, feature.
Seriously, How hard can it be to add an extra window pane to minitube for a playlist queue and set the playback function to not stop the current video everytime a new search is performed. If I knew how to modify the source code than I would do it myself. (and if you absolutley refuse to add this functionality than I may just have to learn how to do it myself……in which case you can expect to see the result sometime around 2021……lol)