Author Topic: Suggestions for 3.5  (Read 427036 times)

Aux

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Suggestions for 3.5
« on: 12 Apr '07 - 11:37 »
As a tradition (:

The only thing I still miss is that CUE itemsis not shown in playlist as separate items. Maybe it is good toshow them as tree with MP3 file entry as root element.

And what do You guys think Ian can improve?

P.S. And I'm still saying "BIG THANKS FOR XMPLAY!" since version 2.2! My life gets better with each release (:

piovrauz

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #1 on: 12 Apr '07 - 13:58 »
I'm for this too, I checked today loading this new cd flac, and found it's not implemented yet.  :'(

But a bunch of other useful things are thre, so thank for v 3.4!  :)

PVTele

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #2 on: 12 Apr '07 - 16:55 »
How about that new default skin? Keep the blue translucent look - it's a trademark, like Quintessential's glassy green - but just freshen things up maybe. Replacing the pull-out "wings" with something like Ben's very neat Neutron playlist / EQ arrangement would be nice, too.

Cosworth

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #3 on: 12 Apr '07 - 17:19 »
I want language support and randon play suggestion.
PS:Thanks for the 3.4. ;)

Zarggg

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #4 on: 12 Apr '07 - 18:07 »
What do you mean by "random play suggestion"?

Brian

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #5 on: 12 Apr '07 - 18:53 »
Just the request already made in the `Maximum amplification level' thread, that the new +15dB level be reflected in the slider range and the width of the slider on the DSP tab in Options & Stuff, please. Of course this might be implemented in a 3.4 update rather than waiting for 3.5. The increased slider range will also need to be put into effect in the default skin, if the existing skin is updated rather than being replaced.

Edit: It looks like the range on the DSP tab has been adjusted in the latest xmplay.exe update - excellent.
« Last Edit: 13 Apr '07 - 20:48 by Brian »

Pidusak

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #6 on: 12 Apr '07 - 20:36 »
What about maximize button in Library/playlist? I think it will be quite usefull but it's only my mean.

bornyank21

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #7 on: 12 Apr '07 - 21:16 »
Selective play...the ability to choose one artist in a library and hear only songs by that artist.

Cosworth

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #8 on: 12 Apr '07 - 21:56 »
What do you mean by "random play suggestion"?
If I want to listen previous track in random play, I shoul click right mouse button on "Previous track" button  in xMPlay.

Alexsource

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #9 on: 12 Apr '07 - 23:57 »
At the moment right click on previous-track button takes you to the previous sub-song (items in a cue count as sub-songs).

Another vote for the cue item tree ;)

Dotpitch

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #10 on: 13 Apr '07 - 06:50 »
Selective play...the ability to choose one artist in a library and hear only songs by that artist.
Add all your files to the playlist, use the find dialog to search for that artist, tick 'Skip non-matching tracks' and click 'Apply'.

bornyank21

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #11 on: 13 Apr '07 - 09:52 »
Thanks, that's a pretty good solution, but not quite perfect. For example, when I search for "The Beatles," I get some extraneous tracks that aren't actually by the Beatles, such as an album called "Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles" or an Elliot Smith demo called "Elliot Covers the Beatles." Or if I search for "The Who," I get things like Fred Astaire's "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," or Elvis's "King of The Whole Wide World," because they have the phrase "The Who" in it. It would be nice if I could get it to search for only the artist tag; that would eliminate the false matches.

I also love Cosworth's suggestion for right click previous for last random track...I hate when I mistakenly skip something on random and I can't go back.
« Last Edit: 13 Apr '07 - 10:04 by bornyank21 »

kragg

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Suggestions for 3.5 : library improvements
« Reply #12 on: 13 Apr '07 - 11:27 »
A suggestion for v3.5 :
- the ability for the library to sort files by "most/less listened tracks", "most recently added/oldest files"
- a "find duplicate" option

(These 2 features could make me get rid of Media Monkey, i guess ;) )
and sorry if it is already here, i'm new with xmplay, searched for this, but didn't find...
Maybe an additional pugin coudl do that very well ?

Cris

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5 : library improvements
« Reply #13 on: 13 Apr '07 - 11:55 »
A suggestion for v3.5 :
- the ability for the library to sort files by "most/less listened tracks", "most recently added/oldest files"
- a "find duplicate" option

(These 2 features could make me get rid of Media Monkey, i guess ;) )
and sorry if it is already here, I'm new with xmplay, searched for this, but didn't find...
Maybe an additional pugin coudl do that very well ?

Good news: you can get rid of MediaMonkey. XMPlay's Library already has those functions.

Just open the Library and right click on the column header. Then select the columns "Play Count" and "Age".
You can resize them/change their order by simply dragging-and-dropping them as you like.
Clicking on a column sortes the list, so it's easy to sort files by "most/less listened tracks", "most recently added/oldest files;)

About "find duplicate files"... I don't know how you can "find" them, but deleting them takes just two clicks: right click on Remove from list button and select Remove duplicate files or Remove duplicate titles.
You can also try the Don't add duplicates setting, in Options and stuff -> Playlist ;)

kragg

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #14 on: 13 Apr '07 - 12:10 »
Well, thank you for the reply, Cris, and Xmpay just look perfect then !

THe only thing i am still using in MediaMonkey is that it can show the album picture (or find it online if it is not in the mp3 folder), but i have seen it had already been suggested.
Oh, and the various library views (tree, etc)

cheers
« Last Edit: 13 Apr '07 - 12:24 by kragg »

Tarvin

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #15 on: 14 Apr '07 - 11:43 »
i think, crossfading would be a cool feature in 3.5 (or 3.4.1  ;D )

greetz
tarvin

urlwolf

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #16 on: 14 Apr '07 - 15:16 »
- cue sheets as independent tracks
- writing tags if modified in library
- rating column (stars)
- bitrate shown in column
- different resampling algorithms to pick from

Thanks!

Dotpitch

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #17 on: 14 Apr '07 - 21:23 »
Could the title bubble in fullscreen visual mode be extended to two or more lines? Even with the smallest font, some titles are cut off. Don't know where to make the line break though, probably on a space only, or have a separate line for every tag. :)

Cosworth

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #18 on: 14 Apr '07 - 21:49 »
i think, crossfading would be a cool feature in 3.5 (or 3.4.1  ;D )

greetz
tarvin
+1

the_sagga

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #19 on: 15 Apr '07 - 04:24 »
Selective play...the ability to choose one artist in a library and hear only songs by that artist.
Add all your files to the playlist, use the find dialog to search for that artist, tick 'Skip non-matching tracks' and click 'Apply'.

some option like...itunes library? i love it too much but i have win 98...T_T

and a option to show the album picture!!!

amit

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #20 on: 15 Apr '07 - 12:24 »
I grouped here my requests for 3.4 that are still relevant in my opinion :

  • Separate "on-top" setting for the info-window.
  • Tooltip when Hovering time progress area (not the slider) showing current track length - It will be helpful in mini mode.
  • "Select all matches" from search right click menu will also move the cursor to the first match on list/library.
  • "Playlist titles" column in library showing  the playlist's custom formated titles.
  • An option/button to see queue in extended playlist.
  • Disable screensaver when in fullscreen mode of visualizations.

Thank you Ian for your good work .

grep

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #21 on: 16 Apr '07 - 11:14 »
I also vote for navigating previously played tracks in random playing mode instead by just playing previous track in playlist by pressing "Previous Track" button - no matter how, with left click, right click, or Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Middle click.
Another requests (in order of desirability):
When minimizing XMPlay in system tray and restoring it with hotkey combination XMPlay window will gain focus only if it had focus when it was minimised. Nice to have config option to always gain focus.
Auto-switch to "Mod-pattern display" visualization when MOD file is played and to "Spectrum analyzer" or selected vis plugin with other audio formats.
More title formatting tags: Most MP3 collections have directory structure like <Name_of_artist>\<Name_of_Album>\<Name_of_track.mp3>. Often MP3 files do not contain tags with artist and album info (espectially MOD, MID and SID archives), so it will be nice to format song titles in playlist based on directory structure. If tracks are contained in ZIP file the name of ZIP is considered album title.
Many albums has some additional info in the same folder where the tracks are - like JPG files with album cover-art or "info.txt" file in each ZIP file downloaded from www.mirsoft.info modarchive. That will be nice to show them somewhere in info window.
Add come kind of "Mod-pattern display" for MIDI files (like in timidity player).

And thank you for XMPlay so much  :)

PVTele

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #22 on: 17 Apr '07 - 17:25 »
i think, crossfading would be a cool feature in 3.5 (or 3.4.1  ;D )

greetz
tarvin
+1
+ another 1. I miss Winamp's excellently implemented crossfader.

Zarggg

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #23 on: 18 Apr '07 - 02:18 »
More title formatting tags: Most MP3 collections have directory structure like <Name_of_artist>\<Name_of_Album>\<Name_of_track.mp3>. Often MP3 files do not contain tags with artist and album info (espectially MOD, MID and SID archives), so it will be nice to format song titles in playlist based on directory structure. If tracks are contained in ZIP file the name of ZIP is considered album title.
I would actually suggest against this. I don't see how this would be useful to more than about 20% of the program's users and could needlessly bloat the program itself.

Tsorovan

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #24 on: 18 Apr '07 - 05:13 »
20% is a lot of users...
I would hazard a guess that not much more than 20% use the library. And dynamic amplification even less so.

The bloat argument seems quite silly.