Originally Posted by JackLT
Does the Boxee Box, WDTV Live or others offer a 30 second skip forward / back control on any media types?
The Patriot Box Office (PBO) has 30sec fwd-skip and 10sec bkwd-skip. I prefer the shorter reverse, since I mostly use it for what_did_she_say or too_quick_subtitles or neat_action_repeat and 30sec would be excessive.
When I first investigated media players 2+ years ago, I was shocked at the lack of such a trivial (but useful) feature (TiVo had it last century
Another nice thing about having the different fwd & bkwd amounts is that you can create variations with remote control macros/sequences (Harmony et al). (On the PBO) Fwd-10 is Bkwd+Bkwd+Fwd. And, of course, if you really wanted 30sec reverse, it's Bkwd+Bkwd+Bkwd.
Ideally, there should be multiple pairs (like Dune) but
they should be user-configurable (per button, not per pair), and dynamically so. Ie, by media type or location (podcasts vs Classical_Music).
Why is the beauty of software so often wasted??
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