Extended Timeline for Playbacks
The extended timeline for audio files including markers and variable repeats and loops.
To show this timeline open the list of audio-files in the left side-menu of the song page and click the toggle switch “Show extended timeline”:
You can also start a playback on the song page, click the position-button on the right side of the page (1). This opens the known popup with the playback position control. On the bottom there is also the same toggle switch “Show extended timeline” (2):
The timeline is shown on the bottom of the song page:
The top bar shows the playback time of the selected audio file. You can zoom in and out by using the mouse wheel or with the pinch gesture on touch devices.
With the repeat button on the top left side (1) you can turn on looping of the whole playback. This is the same functionality as the known loop button in the playback panel on the left side of the song page.
The position indicator (2) shows the current position of the playback. You can drag it to change the position. You can also click or tap it to pause or continue the playback.
On the right side there is an additional menu for the timeline (3). For the moment you can use it to close the timeline or to remove all available markers.
The bottom bar (4) shows optional markers for playbacks. To add a marker, you can click the desired position in this bar. This shows the following dialog:
You can enter a description (in this version of SongRepertoire only shown in this dialog).
In addition, you can define if this position is the start of a repeated part of the playback or if it is the end of such a part.
For the markers defined as repeat-end you can also define the number of repeats.
If you define a repeat-end marker it will automatically jump back to the nearest repeat-start marker. If not repeat-start is defined it will go back to the start of the playback.
Added markers are shown on the bottom of the timeline (5). When you click of tap such one, the position indicator automatically jumps to this position.
With a right-mouse-click (or tap-and-hold on touch devices) you can open the edit dialog (same as described above). On this dialog you can also delete the currently selected marker.
You can also add a marker by clicking the Plus-button (6) on the markers panel. This will insert a marker at the current position of the playback. This function may be helpful if you are playing the audio and want to add markers when listening to the song.
With the button left on the markers panel (7) you can turn off or on the looping functionality of the added markers.
For example, you may want to use the markers when practicing only a part of the song, but you turn it off to play to whole song.