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#1 Raphaël

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:29

Hi everyone,

 

Here is my newest creation. Started during the Christmas holidays and is 54 days old. It's a music player written in vb.net 4.0. I went full metro on it (I think I am a fan), so it looks like a lot of the metro designs out there. The user interface is "alive", and has sliding animations. It plays mp3, wma, ogg and flac at the moment. I hope to be able to improve file format support in the future. Well here's a screenshot:

 

SJ74hx2.png

 

Build 104 has been released. You can get it at the usual location

 

This is the changelog since build 73:

 

Bug fixes

- Fixed the gap of 2 pixels when the main window is maximized
- Fixed flickering of windows when opening dialogs
- Fixed the wrong application name when pinning musiX to the taskbar
- Fixed rating and tagging of the currently playing song (was broken in the previous build)
- Fixed a playlist bug where switching playlist forgot which song is playing
- The installer now doesn't allow installing an older build over a newer one anymore

New features

- Improved the tray icon and added a tray menu
- Improved searching in the playlist
- Improved the spectrum analyzer and added an option to show spectrum peaks
- Improved ogg vorbis playback
- Added a splash screen (in case loading big collections would slow down starting up)
- Misc. UI tweaks and improvements

Check my blog for the latest version and change information


Edited by Skiver, 12 May 2014 - 09:14. Reason: Added Update



#2 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:34

I actually like the look of this a lot! Is there any chance you could post a link to it? I'd love to try it out :)

 



#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:36

Not bad, what's the memory consumption on it?



#4 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:41

This looks stunning. Link please!!! :)



#5 +Phouchg

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:47

Good, good!  (Y)

Everything but the title, that is.

 

Why they haven't "modernized" WMP is beyond me at this point.



#6 OP Raphaël

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:47

Wow i didn't expect that much interest! Thanks a lot!

 

Here's is the link to dev build 54 (from today): https://skydrive.liv...EAA292A28!20373

It's still pretty new, could use a lot of improvements. Any suggestions are welcome.

 

Memory consumption: approx. 80 MB (I haven't been worrying about memory improvements yet though).



#7 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:49

Here's is the link to dev build 54 (from today): http://https://skydr...EAA292A28!20373

 

The link doesn't work for me in Chrome or IE :(

 

Edit: I see the problem :p



#8 OP Raphaël

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 21:57

The link doesn't work for me in Chrome or IE :(

 

Edit: I see the problem :p

I think I fixed it :)



#9 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 22:07

I think I fixed it :)

Yupp, it's working now :) So far I really like it! A music player doesn't need to do much for me, I don't need a billion options so even at this early stage it's pretty much fully functional for me. The only 2 features that I'd say would be really nice would be an artist view and a now playing list. I do like the "jump to the playing song" feature though, it makes it easier to navigate for the moment. 

 

Also I noticed in your screenshot that you have the album art displayed above the album and it doesn't show extra info about the song below it, are you using a different version or am I just being blind and missing an option :p?

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Good work though! Really nice player, if you keep developing it I'll definitely be trying out each release! 



#10 OP Raphaël

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 22:43

Yupp, it's working now :) So far I really like it! A music player doesn't need to do much for me, I don't need a billion options so even at this early stage it's pretty much fully functional for me. The only 2 features that I'd say would be really nice would be an artist view and a now playing list. I do like the "jump to the playing song" feature though, it makes it easier to navigate for the moment. 

 

Also I noticed in your screenshot that you have the album art displayed above the album and it doesn't show extra info about the song below it, are you using a different version or am I just being blind and missing an option :p?

bfWVkN4.png

 

Good work though! Really nice player, if you keep developing it I'll definitely be trying out each release! 

 

Thank you! Your idea is exactly what I'm going for (simple but useful). I've tried a lot of the existing players and was never satisfied because of too many options.

Could you elaborate on the artist view and now playing list? I'd be glad to implement anything that improves usability.

For the album art in the playlist: yes you are missing an option :) Look at "Show album art in the playlist".

 

Enjoy!



#11 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 22:47

 

 

Memory consumption: approx. 80 MB (I haven't been worrying about memory improvements yet though).

I like, perhaps considering lyric tagging for the future?  

 

 

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#12 chrisj1968

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 22:48

Hi everyone,

 

Here is my newest creation. Started during the Christmas holidays and is 54 days old. It's a music player written in vb.net 4.0. I went full metro on it (I think I am a fan), so it looks like a lot of the metro designs out there. The user interface is "alive", and has sliding animations. It plays mp3, wma, ogg and flac at the moment. I hope to be able to improve file format support in the future. Well here's a screenshot:

 

SJ74hx2.png

 

 

 

If Spotify would create some sort of SDK, I could include my playlists to this and really use this. I can us it "as is" now but, I see a lot of genius in this. 



#13 OP Raphaël

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 22:51

Good, good!  (Y)

Everything but the title, that is.

 

Why they haven't "modernized" WMP is beyond me at this point.

 

Thanks!

 

Valid point. What disturbs me the most about WMP is its complexity. I could never get decent overview of my music collection in WMP. And that's what I'm trying to achieve this with this player.



#14 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:02

Thank you! Your idea is exactly what I'm going for (simple but useful). I've tried a lot of the existing players and was never satisfied because of too many options.

Could you elaborate on the artist view and now playing list? I'd be glad to implement anything that improves usability.

For the album art in the playlist: yes you are missing an option :) Look at "Show album art in the playlist".

 

Enjoy!

Yeah no problem :)

 

For the artist view, for example, there could be a "by artist" option next to "by album" which brings up a list of all of the artists in your collection and then if you click on one it just displays all of their albums/songs so that you can listen to the one artist on shuffle without having to create a playlist.

 

For the "now playing" it would be cool if there was a section under the album art on the right hand side or maybe even have a separate tab above it that, when clicked, changes it from the album art to a list of all of the songs that are currently selected to play, that way people can easily control their current music selection while still browsing through their collection.

 

Just some ideas :)

 

Ohh, also, I found the playlist options, I don't know how I managed to miss them!



#15 +Nik L

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:31

I'm not going to download at this stage - no offense, I just don't do that sorta thing.  BUT

 

Damn, that looks REALLY nice - I think you have understood the Modern UI principles well.  Kudos buddy :)





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