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+Raphaël G.    3,018

Ok Raphael, I just ripped a regular CD and a 2 CD set and they ripped magnificently, album covers and all.

Glad I could help albeit being a pain

 

Thanks for your assistance :)

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chrisj1968    1,417

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

The AC/DC bug has been fixed tonight and will be in the next build.

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

the cool thing is, synapse does a good job interrogating ones music collection at start up and does everything up front. but looking splendid none the less.

 

It's doing an ok job :) I have more improvements planned, but I need to find a bigger slot of free time to add and test these :cry:

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Aergan    622

I'm encountering a bit of an issue after my device comes back from a sleep state or if I power off my output device (I output over HDMI to a Yamaha receiver to a Samsung monitor). When this occurs, playback will not resume.

 

I'm fairly sure this is actually a framework issue though as Xbox Music and Windows Media Player do suffer from the same issue as well - just wanted to report it for clarification of whether it is or not? Kodi and Media Player Classic do not suffer from the same issue but then again they do not use Microsoft Media Fountation.

 

That aside, II have to say that this has become my primary music player on Windows and it's an excellent application Rapha

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Sranshaft    48

First off, awesome work on this! I've been following the development since the first build of Musix. I was a long time user of Zune and you've made me jump ship so congrats. I know it's early in development still but I would love the ability to sort by album artist. This is the one feature I'm missing from Zune. I have a whole folder of compilation albums tagged as Various Artist for the album artist and the artist's name for the artist. Now they're all jumbled up making it difficult to find them quickly.

 

Smart searching would be pretty cool too. Something like artist="foo" or album="foo". Should be "fairly easy" tm if you're using SQL select queries.

 

Keep up the great work. Looking forward to further progress. Just make sure not to burn yourself out - I've been there and it's a bitch.

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chrisj1968    1,417

First off, awesome work on this! I've been following the development since the first build of Musix. I was a long time user of Zune and you've made me jump ship so congrats. I know it's early in development still but I would love the ability to sort by album artist. This is the one feature I'm missing from Zune. I have a whole folder of compilation albums tagged as Various Artist for the album artist and the artist's name for the artist. Now they're all jumbled up making it difficult to find them quickly.

 

Smart searching would be pretty cool too. Something like artist="foo" or album="foo". Should be "fairly easy" tm if you're using SQL select queries.

 

Keep up the great work. Looking forward to further progress. Just make sure not to burn yourself out - I've been there and it's a bitch.

 

cool thing is, Dopamine when you start it will interrogate your music folder and add any new ripped CD's or any new music from the jumpstart

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Sranshaft    48

cool thing is, Dopamine when you start it will interrogate your music folder and add any new ripped CD's or any new music from the jumpstart

 

Yup... :rofl:  not sure how that fits into what I wrote though.

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chrisj1968    1,417

Yup... :rofl:  not sure how that fits into what I wrote though.

 

just mentioning other cool things along with ya is all.

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

cool thing is, Dopamine when you start it will interrogate your music folder and add any new ripped CD's or any new music from the jumpstart

 

 

That's right.

 

I'm encountering a bit of an issue after my device comes back from a sleep state or if I power off my output device (I output over HDMI to a Yamaha receiver to a Samsung monitor). When this occurs, playback will not resume.

 

I'm fairly sure this is actually a framework issue though as Xbox Music and Windows Media Player do suffer from the same issue as well - just wanted to report it for clarification of whether it is or not? Kodi and Media Player Classic do not suffer from the same issue but then again they do not use Microsoft Media Fountation.

 

That aside, II have to say that this has become my primary music player on Windows and it's an excellent application Rapha

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

First off, awesome work on this! I've been following the development since the first build of Musix. I was a long time user of Zune and you've made me jump ship so congrats. I know it's early in development still but I would love the ability to sort by album artist. This is the one feature I'm missing from Zune. I have a whole folder of compilation albums tagged as Various Artist for the album artist and the artist's name for the artist. Now they're all jumbled up making it difficult to find them quickly.

 

Smart searching would be pretty cool too. Something like artist="foo" or album="foo". Should be "fairly easy" tm if you're using SQL select queries.

 

Keep up the great work. Looking forward to further progress. Just make sure not to burn yourself out - I've been there and it's a bitch.

 

Just brainstorming a bit. Say there would be a screen similar to the "Artists" list, but with "Albumartists", would that fit your need?

 

For the search, you're already able to do something similar. The search field supports multiple words, separated by spaces. The search looks for these words in TrackTitle, Artist, AlbumTitle and FileName.

cool thing is, Dopamine when you start it will interrogate your music folder and add any new ripped CD's or any new music from the jumpstart

 

It will get even better. I have code (from musiX) that allows you to detect changes as soon as you make them. In the future, there will be no need to restart dopamine to add new files to the collection.

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

Hi all,

 

Build freeze tonight. This is what's gonna make it in the next build (not realeased yet, needs more testing).

 

- Fixed the "AC/DC" bug (reindexing is needed to have the correct tag information in the database)
- Added super-lazy-mode: Double clicking an artist or album now plays that artist or album
- The search now also searches the file name
- Fine tuned the UI

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chrisj1968    1,417

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

Coding a music player is really hard sometimes. When debugging, if a great track starts, I have to force myself to stop the player to be able to continue writing the code :) Maybe I should debug with boring music instead. Rick Astley in a loop maybe?

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

OK seems stable enough. Build 134 is available. Changelog as said before:

 

- Fixed the "AC/DC" bug (reindexing is needed to have the correct tag information in the database)
- Added super-lazy-mode: double clicking an artist or album now plays that artist or album
- The search now also searches the file name
- Fine tuned the UI

 

Can be downloaded here

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chrisj1968    1,417

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greenwizard88    607

I noticed a bug, if you download the program on your 2nd monitor, it'll start the setup process on the 2nd monitor, but then load the main window on the 1st window. Should it all be on the same monitor, preferably the 1st (primary) monitor?

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

You've inspired me to get back into light programming. downloaded the 2013 desktop Visual Basic/studio or C++. 

 

Sounds like a great plan! Have you looked into the Visual Studio Community Edition? It is basically the same as the Professional Edition, but for free (until 5 developers).

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+Raphaël G.    3,018

I noticed a bug, if you download the program on your 2nd monitor, it'll start the setup process on the 2nd monitor, but then load the main window on the 1st window. Should it all be on the same monitor, preferably the 1st (primary) monitor?

 

I have no control over that. The installer is a standard MSI installer with no custom code from me (other than the bmp's and the xml that basically tells the MSI where to put the files). So I can't make out where it started.

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:B: Rex    13

I noticed a bug, if you download the program on your 2nd monitor, it'll start the setup process on the 2nd monitor, but then load the main window on the 1st window. Should it all be on the same monitor, preferably the 1st (primary) monitor?

sounds like just how windows is handling the installer and windows. you probably ran installers before on your 2nd monitor so windows puts it there and then it puts new programs on the primary monitor.

just move it if you want it somewhere else

 

ok raphael i did some more tests with other programs to see how long it would take for them to make playlists of my large collection. i made playlists with the entire hard drive

 

AIMP3 - took about 3 1/2 hours and found 158,000 tracks. used about 12-15% cpu

Winamp 5.66 - it found only 132,000 tracks in about 3 minutes. used alot less cpu maybe only 5%

Foobar latest version - about 50 minutes and found 148,000 tracks. this used about 12-15% cpu if i remember

WMP - found 132,000 tracks in about 25 minutes but i think was still indexing. the program was doing some funny things and i though it froze so closed it with task manager, but might have started indexing again when i restarted it.

i dunno i just hate WMP and cant really be bothered to mess with it.

 

im guessing they all found different amounts because of the different file formats and maybe they cant see them all

i do have mostly .mp3 and some .flac  and small amounts of .ogg and .mp4

 

Dopamine used alot more cpu during its very long indexing, the dopamine.exe used about 12% then jumped to 15-20% then would spike at 50% for about 1 second

it would then drop to 0% for a few seconds then back to 12%. and also use 500,000-600,000k of ram

synapse used a steady 12% the entire time. and was using 1,600,000k of ram

if you remember after 56 or so hours of indexing i stopped dopamine when it got 140,000 something tracks

how do you restart the indexing?

 

now some weird stuff with the album view. it shows multiple album images of the same album but when clicking on these it only brings up 1 or 2 songs for the album

rarely does it list an entire album in the song pane

this happens with many many albums showing multiple images and not listing all the songs under just one image

i do try to have correct tags but for sure some might not be

 

and another thing. which image is dopamine looking for? i try to have all my cover art named "cover" as this is what is most common for many players

and yes in some folders i have multiple images. AIMP3 has a list of image tags you can assign inside its player so you can have it look for "cover" "folder" and quite a few more

and does dopamine also read .png images?

 

i would be very interested to see how it does when i can make playlists. for me the album view is hard to use with 10,000+ albums

i do like music programs showing the cover art and the now playing screen is great. and i did mention before i would like it to show a larger cover art image especially since we have large monitors now

 

and whatever you can do to reduce the size of the cache art. maybe making a coded list somehow? because for me my cache is about 1.20+GB

 

im just trying to provide some constructive feedback that maybe you can use to develop a more efficient player.. keep up the good work

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