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Old 02-19-2008, 07:07 AM
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Default On the go playlists and scrolling through songs..

Two questions:

1) Does it support on the go playlists, as in while I am using it can I make playlists on the fly like you can do on an iPod? Or will I have to just select each song individually as each one ends?

2) Can you scroll through songs by flicking the screen like an iPod Touch or do you need to press the down button only? Will any of the other flash skins support this if the out of the box one does not?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:07 AM
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1) Yes you can add songs to a dynamic playlist.

2) You can scroll by 'dragging' the screen but i actually dont use this function too much. The thing is that it does not scroll dynamically. If you put your finger on the screen, and drag down, the list will scroll when you release your finger, not dynamically while dragging. Its easier to press the arrows, though i bet that it is a matter of being used to some sort of navigation.

I never used any flash skins, so I cant say much about them.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:52 AM
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Will any of the other flash skins support this if the out of the box one does not?
The flash skins only affect the now playing screen, so it doesnt change the way you scroll for songs.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:32 PM
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The flash skins only affect the now playing screen, so it doesnt change the way you scroll for songs.

Is it hard and long to scroll through long lists of songs? Is there an easy way to get through huge lists or is it a long painful process of scrolling through each one individually? With the iPod or Sansa wheel you can really speed through long lists, is there an option for this? In the reviews I just see people holding down the down arrow and letting it scroll, any way to do this quicker?
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:51 PM
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can't you just click on the scroll bar on the side and drag that down? i just realized that since it is NOT a dynamic touch screen, you might not be able to do this, if so, i really regret placing an order for the D2 yesterday
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:56 PM
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can't you just click on the scroll bar on the side and drag that down?
Yes you can. No problem scrolling fast through huge folders with that.
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Precisely what I was going to say. One of my friends (with an iPod) immediately commented, "Woah, that's... fast." when I showed him my player. Took all of ten seconds to boot it up and pick one of my favorite songs.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:36 PM
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Can it be done one handed with a finger or is this a two handed player? Like if I am driving and wanted to switch something quickly, can a hand and a finger be used or will I need to pull over and use a stylus?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:44 PM
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Can it be done one handed with a finger or is this a two handed player? Like if I am driving and wanted to switch something quickly, can a hand and a finger be used or will I need to pull over and use a stylus?
Depends what you mean by switching quickly. If you mean hit next/previous, you don't need to use the touch screen at all in that case (the tactile keys on top function as next, previous and pause/play when the player is in hold mode).

If you mean open the menu, sort through a thousand tracks as a single list and find one song, it's possible one handed. Holding the arrows scrolls pretty quickly, and the flick/drag motion can page through tracks 10-20 at a time once you adjust to the use of it. Regardless it would probably be easier to use the scroll bar, which is somewhat difficult to pin down one handed in my experience (but then again I have rather pudgy fingers so take that with a grain of salt).

I find the D2 very easy to navigate through having about 3200 tracks with the internal and SD combined. I do kind of wish there was an alphabetical option to jump to specific letters, but aside from that the interface is quick and definitely operable with one hand on most occasions.
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