Author Topic: Suggestions for 3.5  (Read 427476 times)

SHIN

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #25 on: 18 Apr '07 - 10:17 »
My easy(maybe...) and practical suggestion for 3.5 is, to include Repeat-mode switch into Shortcuts option.
Sometimes, I likely to listen certain song in playlist repeatedly.
In 3.4, I must focus XMPlay and click to change Repeat-mode by mouse. :(
I generally use XMPlay in tasktray with using shortcuts. I think many users as well.

I hope this function would be come with next version... :)

raina

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #26 on: 18 Apr '07 - 10:50 »
@SHIN, the fourth shortcut from the bottom of the list: "Toggle looping".

guest

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #27 on: 18 Apr '07 - 11:00 »
@SHIN, the fourth shortcut from the bottom of the list: "Toggle looping".

Could current loop mode be displayed in bubble after change with shortcut?

mm

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #28 on: 18 Apr '07 - 12:04 »
When adding several albums to the playlist and only displaying track titles (not artist name), it is hard to see where one albums ends and another starts.

How about an option to add a small mark when a playlist file resides in a different folder than the file above it?

Some ways to do this:
- a one pixel high horizontal line between the files
- make the playlist number and/or title text bold for the file with a new folder
- add a black dot or some other symbol before the title text of the the file with a new folder

SHIN

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #29 on: 18 Apr '07 - 12:44 »
@SHIN, the fourth shortcut from the bottom of the list: "Toggle looping".

Thanx raina! This is what I want :D

But yes, I think it's needed to display current mode in bubble message when it has changed, as saying guest....if there would be no way to do that in this version.

Tsorovan

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #30 on: 19 Apr '07 - 15:25 »
Mirror the volume slider in Options and stuff. I don't have any use for a slider in my skin, but a set-it-and-forget-it slider would be nice now, since the volume with the ASIO output is different in my case.

PVTele

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #31 on: 20 Apr '07 - 13:28 »
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.

Don't know about the other +/- 80%, but I'd find it extremely difficult to do without the library. Remember QCD, anyone?  ;)

r

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #32 on: 20 Apr '07 - 22:09 »
When adding several albums to the playlist and only displaying track titles (not artist name), it is hard to see where one albums ends and another starts.

How about an option to add a small mark when a playlist file resides in a different folder than the file above it?

Some ways to do this:
- a one pixel high horizontal line between the files
- make the playlist number and/or title text bold for the file with a new folder
- add a black dot or some other symbol before the title text of the the file with a new folder

this is a good request... i wouldn't mind option 1.  one thing to consider would also be using directories as a playlist as well.  so that when you add a directory, there would be a separator after the last file in that directory.

Tsorovan

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #33 on: 21 Apr '07 - 00:01 »
Or as an alternative, an optional collapsible "tree" layout in the playlist would be cool...

Brian

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #34 on: 21 Apr '07 - 09:35 »
How about an option to add a small mark when a playlist file resides in a different folder than the file above it?

A similar issue arises with the new directory-monitoring feature in the library - unless you opt to display the full path to each file, you can't easily see how the directories divide up (mine are by genre). So some marking or spacing device would be very welcome, please. Many thanks.

amit

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #35 on: 21 Apr '07 - 10:28 »
How about an option to add a small mark when a playlist file resides in a different folder than the file above it?

Maybe Ian can add a field for formating  titles showing only the current directory instead of the full path?

Zarggg

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #36 on: 24 Apr '07 - 17:30 »
Edit: FIX'D in 3.4.1. If you were a woman, Ian, I'd kiss you! :P
« Last Edit: 2 May '07 - 01:21 by Zarggg »

amit

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #37 on: 24 Apr '07 - 19:08 »
It would be useful to have separate fonts for list numbers and "total time/count".

the_sagga

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #38 on: 25 Apr '07 - 00:15 »
library playing continuity like itunes (another program do that??? X_X) and folder.jpg showing :D

piovrauz

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #39 on: 27 Apr '07 - 12:31 »
It's a feature request I had for 3.4, but it's not here so I'll ask again: right click on stop button makes XMPlay close after the current track has finished playing. Maybe with support for subsong and "virtual track" on cuefiles" too, as an option. What do you think?

raina

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #40 on: 27 Apr '07 - 15:41 »
Hmm.. sounds more like a right click option for the close button. "Shut down computer after playing this track" could be another one.

piovrauz

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #41 on: 27 Apr '07 - 16:12 »
but right now right click is for closing with the option of retaining file playing position, and I use it, so I needed somethin on another button, stop was free for this ;) btw I don't like when program shut down pc, a wrong setting could do disasters...

raina

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #42 on: 27 Apr '07 - 18:03 »
Oops, I forgot about the close button already having that rmb function since I use position remembering all the time via the checkbox.

PaVliG

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #43 on: 29 Apr '07 - 18:16 »
3.4 is exellent / Espessially for ASIO it's sounds great on my M-AUDIO REVO. It 's a reason to forget an ASIO advantages of Winamp, Foobar.... XMPLAY+ASIO is the best. A dream is come into reality // thank you very much to this.
.. and many other good improvements (for Creative and other cards - now resampling is working..wow).. Ian .. thank you.

my suggestion for 3.5 is:

to make able not only downmixing&multichannel playback(that exist now), but an advanced up-mixing (like in foobar channel mixer plugin) of stereo(mono)-only to (4.0,4.1,5.0,5.1....7,1) multi-channel whis auto-bypassing of internally multichannel streams. It's desirable to have not only stupid surroud sound upmix, but to enable also a copy mode (multi-stereo pair), and an advanced crossover(4-th order) with custom settings of frequency in Hz (like from 20 to 200) with possibility of 3 different redirection modes (move all crossovered bass to sub, move crossovered bass to sub but leave bass at sattelites, only remove crossovered bass from sattelites).

An up-mixing will be a good addition to standard DSP-s like Reverb, EQ. (or to output mode settings).

A good example is foobar's channel mixer plugin, but it had dirty sounded 2-d order crossovered bass.

Now i'm enjoin' an exellent stereo through XMPLAY+ASIO

But I hope to able to enjoy an exellent up-mixed quadro, multi-stereo (and another advanced custom multi-channel modes).
If it (and other good improvements) will come to reality in future, xmplay will became unconquerable audio-player in the world.

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I wrote such suggestions to the J-River Media Center developers a half year ago and they really appeared in new 12 version. But it's a very expensive and very commercial (not or very problem-crack-able) cost software (also with ASIO support), and I can't buy it (only try  :'() .. so I don't like this.

/ XMPlay (with such flexible features) will be really THE BEST ever.  ;)
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And other..please redirect volume slider from internal xmplay's volume to system master volume in ASIO mode (or make custom ckeckbox to do it). ASIO is for bit-perfect playback so no manual internal mixer volume correction needed. (this functions is made by pre-amp (auto-amp) when needed).

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and another... it will good to make additional option to auto-amp modes, to make it posiible to work like static constant pre-amp. .... :-[oh sorry for this not needed suggestion .. this function is working well now through auto-amp off and reset on new track off.

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it's good to develop an native-plugins DSP-s (like EQ, Reverb). The idea of using winamp-brige is good, but it's not native - so they don't always work good / They may be like only an alternative, but

availability of many native xmplay's DSP plugins (like in foobar2000) is the best solution.

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And also enabling the Kernel Streaming output will finally kick foobar2000's ass .
« Last Edit: 3 May '07 - 10:43 by PaVliG »

SHIN

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #44 on: 2 May '07 - 17:55 »
I enjoy XMPlay as my most favorite music player.  ;D

But now again, I may suggest the tiny feature could be implemented.
It is Playlist History.

When I played certain single music to glance tune (sorry for my poor English..) , contents of Playlist are replaced with that music.(Usually it's caused by double clicking on the song and playlist files.) It's so often needed to retrieve former contents of Playlist.(I know I can add files into Playlist by right-click menu. If I use this function, I must delete those added tunes to retrieve list after checking though... :()
In 3.4, I must reselect filses again to put them into Playlist.(Typically by opening certain Playlist files such as "pls" and "m3u")
Playlist History could make more easy to retrieve former list sets.

I hope this option would be in XMPlay, thanx ;)

SHIN

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #45 on: 2 May '07 - 18:09 »
Sorry again.

I thought Favorite (Bookmarks) would be more easy to retrieve certain Playlists and files.

This would be much better :)

Dotpitch

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #46 on: 2 May '07 - 18:12 »
It's so often needed to retrieve former contents of Playlist.
Options'n'stuff > Shortcuts > List - Undo can help you a bit, but it only reverts one change ;).

amit

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #47 on: 3 May '07 - 10:32 »
I prefer double clicking on a track in the media library will cause the library list to be copied to the playlist and the playback will start from the track under cursor.

Maybe there should be a listbox providing several options for double clicking that will satisfy all tastes?

piovrauz

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #48 on: 4 May '07 - 10:12 »
Would it be possible to add support to some "container format", like .mka? I'm asking this because I'd like to be able to usea FLAC+cue muxed one, basically cause I don't feel like having the cuefile separated, or in a tag (I don't like tags so much). since It works on directshow players that can play mkv, I suppose a native plugin is feasible (like the 7z one, or like audio is demuxed from mp4). Maybe I'm asking too much? ;)

Knurek

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Re: Suggestions for 3.5
« Reply #49 on: 4 May '07 - 15:52 »
Upping the maximum amp level would be nice. Here's a file that requires amp set to +29.95 dB

www.snesmusic.org/hoot/04.vgz