I kind of rushed out 188.8.131.52 partially to spread the love to the x64 crowd and partially to fix something that I find very annoying. There weren't as many new features/bug fixes as I usually like to include, but that got me thinking about how to keep extending the tool in the future.
There are lots of things that I'd like to enhance WMC, and I wonder if it's better to incorporate those changes into DTB or if it would be better to create new applications to encapsulate the functionality. I'm inclined to sweep them into the current umbrella, but I also don't want to create the kind of feature bloat that drags some applications down.
In the 184.108.40.206 release there are two changes completely unrelated to skipping commercials, but that I think hamper the experience. The first was a fix to keep the display from turning off when a show ends (mentioned above) and the other was using a single key to toggle closed captions. Both of these changes are outside of the original scope of the addin, but things that bothered me about WMC.
One thing that didn't make it in was DVD library position tracking. I think it's bad usability that WMC only remembers the playback position in the last DVD played; it shouldn't be hard to store the last position of every DVD and prompt if you want to start up where you left off. I was originally going to create a separate addin that did this, but much of what it would need to do could be shared with the current addin.
Should applications like the addin remain targeted at a single piece of functionality?
What are other things that make sense to enhance in WMC?
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