Here are some of my ideas, which I'm submitting to MS too (+others ideas are to come).
Windows Media Player (WMP) & Windows Media Center (WMC)
One Click Play/Pause
It is one of the major reasons people revert to Media Player Classic (found in Codec Packs) and is a popular feature for video playback in Media Players.
In such cases, the presence of the controls becomes a hindrance, since when playback is resumed, it takes some time before they disappear, thus obstructing subtitles.
Adding an option that would allow people to set the time controls are displayed would counter such a problem, ie 0sec: instant off, 1sec: 1sec delay, etc.
Also, making the controls only reappear when the mouse pointer is over the region of the window that has them, would reduce the frequency that they pop-up, rather than having the controls reappear from any mouse pointer movement on any region of the window.
This is also a popular feature found in most Media Players.
Scroll-Wheel support for Volume and Seek Adjustment
Adding a similar option for time seek using the horizontal scrolling on a mouse scroll-wheel would also be great.
It would be an improvement if a separate category is made within WMP and WMC, so that these sound clips can be put separately so that they are not shuffled with music.
Also, because of 'folder monitoring', if these sound clips are placed in the music folder of the "Library", they will automatically be added to the Music category of the Media Player(s). Perhaps renaming the "Music" folder to 'Audio' and making 'Music' and 'SoundClips' subfolders would be a good means of resolving such problem. Thus, folder monitoring would automatically add music from the 'Music' subfolder to the "Music" category in WMP & WMC, and AudioBooks, etc to from the 'SoundClips' subfolder to a 'Soundclips' category in WMP & WMC.
Adding support for dragging files/folders from within an Explorer Window to over a 'folder-button' in the address bar, then dropping it there to quickly copy or move to different or the same drive respectively would further improve navigation.
Also dragging and dropping files/folders directly onto the previews from the "Superbar" would also make file moving more efficient.
Edited by Fox-HTV, 13 February 2009 - 15:04.