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Feature request: Replace 'Song' with 'Track' in menus

Added by TR Valentine about 2 months ago

Not everyone plays songs.


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RE: Feature request: Replace 'Song' with 'Track' in menus - Added by John Lindgren about 2 months ago

"Track" doesn't solve the problem though. In fact, it's arguably worse than "song" since it implies that the audio came from a phonograph record or a CD. Many people use neither of those media nowadays.

Some people also play "clips", "streams", "episodes", "tunes", "pieces", "movements", etc. I don't think there's one single word that covers all the possible cases. We just have to pick one. "Song" has the advantage of being fairly universally understood, and easily translated.

RE: Feature request: Replace 'Song' with 'Track' in menus - Added by John Lindgren about 2 months ago

The most technically accurate term I can think of would be "segment", but that's so generic that it would probably just be confusing.

RE: Feature request: Replace 'Song' with 'Track' in menus - Added by John Tinker about 1 month ago

I like the word "record". The term "phonograph record" has the new technology as a sub-class of the older idea: the record.

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