Ignore listening progress for the first couple of seconds
This would be useful if you accidentally started the wrong podcast or you lined up the wrong episode in your playlist and ended up skipping it right away.
After years of using your app I just recently discovered automatic playlists and continuous playback. As a result I have a lot of started episodes with the progress set to ~5 seconds in.
This might not be an issue for a lot of users, but I really appreciate how customizable the app is. Maybe even let the user decide the starting point for the listening progress.
This as been delivered a few months ago
Next version will only show episodes played for at least 10s in that screen.
When you want to skip the end credits of a podcast you can set the app to skip this podcast ‘outro’ (skip the last XX seconds) or you can long press on the player next track button to mark this episode as played while skipping to the next episode
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Jugdish Chatterjee commented
I want to echo that having a "grace period" at both the start and the end of listening is useful. That is, the first few seconds (or x%) of listening should be ignored, such that exiting and coming back would start at the beginning again.
But equally important, stopping a podcast a few seconds (or x%) before the end should still mark the podcast as read. Many podcasts have a slew of ads at the end, and I often hit stop before the end is reached.
Plex is an example of another media player that supports this feature.
Detlev Schwerburger commented
I have the same wish as Christoph. For other apps, there is the function that a podcast is marked as read at x%.
Automatic and Incremental rewind did the trick for me. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Julie.
Julie Wills commented
There's already a setting to skip back however many seconds you want to when resuming a podcast, so you could achieve the same thing by setting PA to skip back 5 seconds at Settings | Player | Player Behaviour | Automatic rewind.
And the same for the last seconds for skipping goodbye jingles and still mark as read