you can do B right now.
A would need to wait on a new firmware as I don’t recall seeing anything in the current firmware about assigning the trigger input.
but who knows maybe there will be another option…
where the longer you input gate the more a LFO runs at a given speed. It could also be a S&H where the gate input still ran the LFO but it only samples on the rising edge of the gate. So when the gate is HI the LFO will continue to run and then on the next gate off/on it would sample again.
just a little assignable modulator that can be driven by a gate would be sweet! With the speed controllable via MIDI.
Of course a CV > MIDI > TBC2 route would be more flexible and then you could use whatever kind of modulator but it would be pretty slick to have something built in.
The trigger input (incoming with a firmware update) will allow you to initially control the media player playback options. Other features, like those described by @wednesdayayay are certainly possible in the future.
ooh it is going to be nice to start/stop via CV!
and using a clock driving other audio synthesis to drive the forward/backward rate of your clip playback (via a set of stills) is going to be next level.
I wasn’t even thinking about the media player