Author Topic: Comments and suggestions concerning the XMPlay Support site  (Read 224482 times)

30Mil

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #25 on: 20 Apr '06 - 23:24 »
Outstanding job on the new site.

I would like to see a "Current version" up in the top right like the old site had. It was useful for quickly checking version numbers. Also a direct download link to the latest version along with the version number I mentioned.

I think too that the XMPlay Archive should be more prominent so we don't have to search for it. Maybe give it it's own menu section, or work it in with the "current version" I mentioned?

Just my 2cents

30Mil

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #26 on: 20 Apr '06 - 23:29 »
Wait, disregard. Sorry about version number thing and direct download. I forgot that it was in the main XMPlay page.

The more prominent archives still stands though  :)

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #27 on: 20 Apr '06 - 23:41 »
Well, I have implemented a priority system for the file categories, so I can sort them... Maybe I should rank the Archive a bit higher then. :)

Knurek

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #28 on: 21 Apr '06 - 06:30 »
Adplug entry (and all the other with big extension list) doesn't wrap the extension list under Opera.

Outdated winamp input plugins:

64th Note - XMS: 0.08, the newest version: 1.1 Final (AFAIR)
Paragon MGB Player: Those are actually GBC musics, not GBA (though GBA is capable of playing them -  backwards compatibility and all).
Nezplug - XMS: 0.9.4.8, the newest version 0.9.4.8+2 (http://www.vesta.dti.ne.jp/~tsato/software.html
S98Amp - XMS: 1.3.1+6, the newest version: 2006/01/13 (http://www.vesta.dti.ne.jp/~tsato/soft_s98v3.html)
There's a new sap player - ASAP - http://asap.sourceforge.net/. Better emulation quality than in_sap.
VGM plugin was also updated recently - XMS doesn't state the version #, so I can't say if it's lagging behind.

Would be a good idea to replace severly outdated Nosefart entry with NSFPlug (http://dsa.sakura.ne.jp/index.php?NSFplug) and NotSoFatso (http://slick.panicus.org/notsofatso.php). Both have the best emulation quality of all the NSF plugins, it's just that NotSoFatso's GUI sucks ass IMO.

//Edit

There's also a new version of Highly Experimental (2.08 vs XMS's 2.07) with *native* support for XMPlay. :)
http://www.neillcorlett.com/he/
« Last Edit: 21 Apr '06 - 18:04 by Knurek »

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #29 on: 21 Apr '06 - 18:02 »
Thanks! I'll update the stuff later this weekend. :) I took most of the descriptions directly from the old support site, so I wasn't aware of the irregularities.

Knurek

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #30 on: 21 Apr '06 - 19:41 »
Thanks! I'll update the stuff later this weekend. :) I took most of the descriptions directly from the old support site, so I wasn't aware of the irregularities.

I've also written about some other new winamp plugins earlier. There should be a thread with it somewhere on page 7.

Also, there are a few more native plugins than listed on the site:
xmp-midi
xmp-mpc
xmp-psf (yupp, the new HE2.08 works quite fine)
xmp-delix
xmp-ra
Possibly others as well.
« Last Edit: 21 Apr '06 - 19:44 by Knurek »

Maserati

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #31 on: 21 Apr '06 - 20:39 »
omg its soo much better WOOT!  :D

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #32 on: 21 Apr '06 - 23:19 »
Ok, I've just put up some updates and additions. I couldn't find the XMP-PSF plugin, tho. Any hint?

Zarggg

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #33 on: 22 Apr '06 - 02:24 »
Link was already posted, Tom.

http://www.neillcorlett.com/he/ :p

Keltic Danor

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #34 on: 22 Apr '06 - 09:37 »
* Keltic Danor drops in...
Keep up the good work! ;D
* Keltic Danor ...runs out the door

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #35 on: 22 Apr '06 - 11:15 »
Link was already posted, Tom.

http://www.neillcorlett.com/he/ :p

Thanks!
I see that the plugin now has a native XMPlay installer option, but is the plugin itself a native one? For now, I'll put it into the Winamp category.

Hm, I visited the 64th Note website a few days ago and it seemed all up and running. Now I wanted to update it but the site's gone. Pity.

Knurek

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #36 on: 22 Apr '06 - 13:09 »
Thanks!
I see that the plugin now has a native XMPlay installer option, but is the plugin itself a native one? For now, I'll put it into the Winamp category.

Yes, it's native. The exe on the site contains both in_psf and xmp-psf.

Hm, I visited the 64th Note website a few days ago and it seemed all up and running. Now I wanted to update it but the site's gone. Pity.

Server switch.
This might help: http://69.72.144.18/~halleys/usf/index.php#64th

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #37 on: 23 Apr '06 - 19:38 »
Ok, I've just put up some updates and additions.

Just to point out, I can't take credit for the "MSN now playing" plugin :)

Looking at the readme, it was created by "Elliott Sales de Andrade" with contributions by "Svante Boberg".

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #38 on: 23 Apr '06 - 20:34 »
Oh, thanks. I'll edit that :)

By the way, Ian, did you get my ICQ message earlier today?

Helpermonkey

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #39 on: 24 Apr '06 - 08:34 »
I'd like to sort skins by their rating.
Currently you can just sort by title | date. What are the ratings for if I can't sort by them?

Lashiec

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #40 on: 24 Apr '06 - 12:44 »
Great work on the Support Site! It's very nice, especially the new icon. Maybe Ian could change the icon for XMPlay 3.4 to use that one. Anyway, I'm still missing the SNESAmp plug-in on the site. Here's a link to the its download page:


Maserati

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #41 on: 24 Apr '06 - 21:03 »
about the icon does anyone have a 128x128 png of it?  also if possible maybe a version without the 'glare'.  thanks :)

mmtom

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #42 on: 25 Apr '06 - 18:55 »
I would like a link to the forum in the main navigation menu!

Thanks
Tom

Torkell

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #43 on: 25 Apr '06 - 19:15 »
I think I've found a bug on the support site: this page shows Shoutcast as having one comment, while the plugin page for it doesn't show any comments.

Also, it appears that XMPlaySecret and XMPlaySkin are missing from it (see my sig for links). XMPlaySecret is awaiting a recode for 3.3, but still works for anyone who's using the older registry-based versions. XMPlaySkin is up to date with the latest (as of 3.3) skin system changes.

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #44 on: 26 Apr '06 - 01:18 »
Hm, strange. That one comment you were mentioning was entered to be a comment for an article rather than a file comment in the database and thus wasn't shown up. I don't know how that could have happened, because I do all my editing via the admin panel - and that doesn't allow changing the comment types. I now have edited some comments but none of them accidentially turned from a file comment into an article comment, so I don't know what's going on there. Let's wait and see whether it happens again. I fixed another little bug in the admin panel, tho. :)

I knew about your progs, I just didn't have time to put them online. Or rather, I didn't remember them when I was putting other stuff online.

[Edit] Done.
« Last Edit: 26 Apr '06 - 01:37 by Rah'Dick »

Brian

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #45 on: 2 May '06 - 18:59 »
I'm probably being a complete idiot, but I can't see how to access the commenting facility in the skins section. There's a box for entering comments, but it doesn't respond when I click on it. Do I have to be logged in somewhere, separately from being logged in to this forum, please? Many thanks.

Edit: It works in Internet Explorer, but not in Opera which is my default browser.
« Last Edit: 3 May '06 - 13:48 by Brian »

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #46 on: 3 May '06 - 16:28 »
This might be because Opera's Flash Plugin is not up to date (even in the latest build of Opera). I'll see what I can do about the flash applet.

Brian

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #47 on: 3 May '06 - 17:35 »
Thanks very much - that would be helpful. I usually have Opera plugins disabled unless I'm visiting a site that I know requires them, but even with them enabled the skins commenting facility only half works.  I must admit I'm a bit surprised to learn that it uses Flash - is that the only option? Thanks again.

Edit: I've updated the Flash plugin for Opera using the standalone Macromedia installer, and everything works fine now. Sorry if I've put you to any trouble, and many thanks once again.
« Last Edit: 3 May '06 - 19:59 by Brian »

Rah'Dick

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #48 on: 3 May '06 - 20:11 »
The reason why I use Flash for the commenting function is massively increasing automated spam on guestbooks and commenting functions. A little help are these scrambled pictures that show you numbers and letters - called CAPTCHA's - but they don't provide 100% protection. In fact, more than 80% of these  can be broken by image analysis. By using Flash, I'm locking out bots and image analysis tools that otherwise tried to infiltrate and exploit HTML formulars (which had happened on my very own guestbook, before I implemented a Flash-based CAPTCHA system).

If you happen to understand German, you can read this article for more information on the topic.
« Last Edit: 3 May '06 - 20:13 by Rah'Dick »

HavaR

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Re: New Support site: What do you want to see?
« Reply #49 on: 4 May '06 - 17:44 »
I'm not sure if this is the place to point it out, but it seems like the .ape (monkey's Audio) plugin has gone missing.