Bug 173007

Summary: JJ: MPRIS Pause should toggle play/pause
Product: [Applications] amarok Reporter: Jeff <jesterr>
Component: generalAssignee: Amarok Developers <amarok-bugs-dist>
Severity: normal    
Priority: HI    
Version: 2.0-beta   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Gentoo Packages   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description Jeff 2008-10-17 06:41:48 UTC
Version:           1.90 (using KDE 4.1.2)
Compiler:          gcc version 4.1.2 (Gentoo 4.1.2 p1.1)  
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages

Amarok for KDE 3.x had a dcop method called PlayPause which was very useful for example to bind a hotkey to.  It allowed Play-Pause-Resume functionality all in one button (Play if not playing or paused, Pause if playing), which is usually the desired behavior for a typical Play/Pause button.

However, Amarok 2 has dbus methods Play and Pause, but no PlayPause.  It's especially problematic with most multimedia keyboard which have a Play/Pause button.  Someone would have to write a script to track the playback status of amarok and decide which method to call.  It would be very nice to have the old PlayPause method. Thanks.
Comment 1 Seb Ruiz 2008-10-17 06:45:50 UTC
MPRIS docs specify that Pause should toggle play/pause. Should be an easy fix.
Comment 2 Seb Ruiz 2008-10-17 09:33:03 UTC
SVN commit 872418 by seb:

The MPRIS spec states that Pause should actually be a play-pause action.
BUG: 173007

 M  +1 -1      PlayerDBusHandler.cpp  

WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=872418