Author Topic: Comments and suggestions concerning the XMPlay Support site  (Read 251786 times)

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #50 on: 4 May '06 - 18:06 »
Why missing?
http://support.xmplay.com/file_comment.php?id=276 (Maybe it's not in the best category. Should I put it into Winamp Input Plugins instead?)
I can't confirm whether it's actually working because I don't have any APE files for testing.

By the way, when searching for "ape" on the site, this is what you get:
http://support.xmplay.com/search.php?term=ape

[Edit - I edited the topic title as to match the current discussion.]
« Last Edit: 4 May '06 - 18:14 by Rah'Dick »

HavaR

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #51 on: 4 May '06 - 18:58 »
I see. I followed the link from the plugins page on the main XMPlay site, leading to the topic about the plugin on the forum, which again pointed to a location within the XMPlay support site. When I clicked that link I got a message saying HTTP 404 - Not Found.

I found the plugin you linked by searching too, but I thought that was only for tag editing, and not for playback. Isn't it?

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #52 on: 5 May '06 - 01:31 »
I think it's for both. You're probably right, it should be in the Winamp Input section then.
Going to sleep first. :) Good night.

Dotpitch

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #53 on: 5 May '06 - 09:50 »
Here are some other native plugins found on the forum (and not on the native page yet):

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #54 on: 5 May '06 - 19:18 »
Aye, thanks matey! 8) The new files are online.

Brian

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #55 on: 5 May '06 - 20:49 »
Can I suggest that you add these two excellent Winamp DSP plugins to the site, please:

Jammix Enhancer:
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=144753

CompWide:
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=104516

Many thanks

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #56 on: 6 May '06 - 00:09 »
I'm not sure about these two.
I couldn't get the Jammix Enhancer presets to work with XMPlay at all. Then I closed the config window and could only get it back through editing the Jammix section of XMPlay's "winamp.ini".
CompWide works fine, tho. The only drawback is that you can't use XMPlay's main panel while the DSP config window is open.

Actually I'm not such a big fan of the idea of adding Winamp DSPs to the Support site. The Winamp site is a great place for these already and in my opinion the XMPlay Support site should only list native XMPlay DSP plugins.
« Last Edit: 6 May '06 - 00:19 by Rah'Dick »

Brian

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #57 on: 6 May '06 - 09:42 »
Both these plugins work perfectly on my system, otherwise I wouldn't have recommended them. As for the policy, I thought it was to inform XMPlay users of all useful plugins via this site, but I might have got it wrong. As for native XMPlay DSP plugins, I've never heard of those - are there any?
« Last Edit: 6 May '06 - 09:46 by Brian »

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #58 on: 6 May '06 - 12:46 »
I think that there are thousands of useful DSP plugins out there. Many of them are listed by category on the Winamp site and I don't see a reason why we should duplicate this on the XMPlay Support site. I agree, a link to the Winamp DSP site would indeed be useful.

There are currently no native DSP plugins for XMPlay, but at least there is a DSP kit available here for anyone interested in coding their own. :P
« Last Edit: 6 May '06 - 12:58 by Rah'Dick »

fuzzyhair

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #59 on: 7 May '06 - 20:16 »
My xmplay is skipping and studdering. Its not my files. It happens when I am ripping a cd and using a lot of memory. Is there a way to make this not happen? Oh and after this happens it tends to make the xmplay stop working and closes the program, then I get the beautiful error reporting message.

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #60 on: 7 May '06 - 21:21 »
1. What are you ripping your CDs with? Although XMPlay can do it, I'd rather recommend CDex or another program that is made for ripping CDs.
2. What is your IDE device setup? Is the CD/DVD drive connected to the same IDE cable as your hard drive? If yes, consider buying a second IDE cable and changing your optical drive from primary slave to secondary master - that will reduce the CPU usage a lot!

If point 2 is true for you, you don't have any option than chaning your IDE setup before XMPlay will stop stuttering.
« Last Edit: 7 May '06 - 21:23 by Rah'Dick »

fuzzyhair

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #61 on: 7 May '06 - 21:32 »
1. What are you ripping your CDs with? Although XMPlay can do it, I'd rather recommend CDex or another program that is made for ripping CDs. I am using CDex with Paranoia, full.
2. What is your IDE device setup? Is the CD/DVD drive connected to the same IDE cable as your hard drive? If yes, consider buying a second IDE cable and changing your optical drive from primary slave to secondary master - that will reduce the CPU usage a lot!
I have no idea its a new dell laptop. sorry.

I am using 192 kbps mp3 files and I don't hear any skipping with the 128 kbps AAC files that I have. I think that may be the problem. I read something about xmplay loading the song into ram. Well if it is 192 kbps mp3 it is definately larger than 128 kbps mp3. So is there a way to stop it from loading the song into ram and just reading from the hard drive. (This stuff about the loading into ram may not be true...)

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #62 on: 7 May '06 - 22:37 »
Maybe your notebook just doesn't cut it. ;) CDex is a CPU eater. It's the same on my girlfriend's PC (which is faster than my one) - even though she uses Winamp. So I guess we're out of luck here. Maybe we should try another CD ripping tool (or another ripping method besides paranoia full).

fuzzyhair

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #63 on: 8 May '06 - 00:04 »
Ok then. Well I don't want to switch cd rippers, so I guess XMplay will have to go. :(
It crashed 2 times in 3 minutes about 5 minutes ago.
I may just use foobar :)

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #64 on: 8 May '06 - 00:54 »
You still can start XMPlay in High Priority mode and see whether that fixes the issue. Just add "Boost=1" to your xmplay.ini.

Dotpitch

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #65 on: 8 May '06 - 08:31 »
Won't help, cause paranoia libraries run in real-time, just as XMPlay decoding thread. If you can't change it in CDex, you can set it to high priority manually with the task mananger. Or stop XMPlay while you're ripping ;).

Brian

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #66 on: 8 May '06 - 10:01 »
Isn't this rather off-topic?

Dotpitch

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #67 on: 8 May '06 - 11:37 »
Yes.

About the support site: the commenting system only has value if people actually add comments. I can't imagine all the forum members use a plain XMPlay without plugins ;).

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #68 on: 8 May '06 - 12:31 »
People are actually commenting on files and articles. On the admin panel, I can see them all in an overview. Currently there are 44 comments for different files and articles. :)

the_watcher

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #69 on: 11 May '06 - 01:34 »
To Rah'Dick:
Hi Thomas should i send my skin to you to put it in the support site?

Rah'Dick

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #70 on: 11 May '06 - 16:51 »
Send it to skins@xmplay.com first, so Ian can compile it. ;)
If you don't want it to be compiled, send it to support@xmplay.com first :P

Y@nekŪ

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #71 on: 13 May '06 - 21:35 »
Rah'Dick, did you read your "MY MESSAGES" at XMPlay forum and my message to you?
« Last Edit: 15 May '06 - 15:17 by Y@nekŪ »

Roj

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #72 on: 27 May '06 - 17:26 »
So what do you think?

VAST kudos, sir - very well done.

var

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #73 on: 13 Jun '06 - 19:16 »
the xmplay.com site and un4seen.com xmplay frame are confusing - if one is looking for xmplay, it's a roundabout trip to un4seen.com where the introduction is... the following website comments make more sense if you go to xmplay.com (which says "this way for xmplay" and "that way for un4seen") and don't already know about un4seen.com

I'd like to see - very near the beginning of the site

what versions of Windows it works on?
the un4seen page http://www.un4seen.com/ says "Win32" which ambiguously means "98SE forward", "Win2K forward", or "XP forward", depending on who uses it. (actually xmplay.txt in the download says "Win95 forward")

AND (I know this is a joke, but...)

what formats does it play?

seriously, you have to read between the lines to figure out it uses plugins and can therefore play a ridiculous number of formats, yet a couple of relatively common ones (drm) don't work.  Home page, please? (later - the un4seen page has a fair start at this).

Farther down the list, more than one skin.  Not necessarily newest, but a representative range, from spartan to grotesque.  Especially if you have skins that look like standard windows, show them.  The present one with the bulbous blue watchglass and icons that look like brand names resembles a particular kind of butt-ugly styling I associate with programs that don't work, (yeah, just personal taste, but based on 10 years of windows music software), but anyways I'm looking for something small, utilitarian, and that DOESN'T ANIMATE!


koax

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Re: XMPlay Support site: comments and opinions
« Reply #74 on: 24 Jun '06 - 16:25 »
A bug tracking system is SO essential.  Forums (and bug-submittal forms??) really do not compare to having the ability to log defects in a standardized way, categorize them, log and process feature requests, prioritize all of these, assign them across multiple developers, indicate the status of the project, let users know when to expect changes, let users know why an issue was dismissed (and prevent duplicate entried), generate automatic changelogs, etc.  Super powerful, and easy to set up.  I recommend Mantis.  It's PHP/MySQL.

I searched the forums and was unable to find any reference to the following issues:

Bug:
Upon loading a list of files (OGG/FLAC/MP3) through the windows context menu (selecting multiple files) (right-click) Open with XMPLay, the list begins loading, then the first entries get purged and blown away and replaced with the files later on the list.  Super frustrating .. I've had to click one single file, then "add to list" for the rest to work around this.

Feature request:
Being able to resize the player to accomodate lists without using the seperate playlist component.  As I can't find a skin which allows for this, I am guessing that the skin system itself doesn't allow for this.   

Feature request:
Window-docking (winamp style) so that windows merge when they are positioned close enough to each other, so that they can be moved as one unit.  ex: player docked with playlists intelligently.