Media controls redesign
The current MPRIS widget is a bit barebones and doesn't look very good.
- Gives access to the most common playback actions from the lockscreen or top drawer
- Shows the appropriate controls depending on the app (skip track for music, skip 30s for podcasts)
- Isn't in the way when there's nothing playing
- Looks good visually
- Media player is grouped with quick toggles
- Apps can do completely custom controls
- Two modes, compact (default) and expanded
- The latter can be very large and often includes lots of controls, including a full seekbar
- Multiple apps can have playback widgets at the same time, but they're stacked and swipeable horizontally
Experiment that didn't ship, IIRC:
Similar to 11, but
- The controls are at the top of the notification list instead of part of the quick toggles
- If there are multiple apps, the various players are above one another in the notification list
- The widget is grouped with quick toggles in control center
- Only a single app can expose controls
- The widget is always there, even when nothing is playing
- Depending on the app there can be buttons to jump to the next track (music) or skip 30s (podcasts)
- Only two buttons: pause/play and next track (is there a special mode for podcasts?)
- Does not go away when there's nothing playing
- Can we show different buttons depending on the type of app?
- Do we want/need an actual progress bar?
- If so, we'd probably need an Android-style expanded mode. How would that work interaction-wise?
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