My Music - need your thoughts on how to improve and enhance | Page 4

Discussion in 'Listen Music' started by SteveV, December 13, 2005.

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  1. Jetboy

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    I second this.

    Also, I would like to see both shuffle and repeat options in the playlist view. I know there is a shuffle option, but they should both be there (not only in configuration).

    Another thing that I would love to see is for My Music to support Kernel Streaming or Asio. That way, we could listen to our music in pure 44.1 kHz, without resampling.



    I hope you don't get scared off by all these suggestions, remember that's just what they are -- suggestions. We're all just spoiled brats writing our wish list for christmas. :wink: :)
     
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    Hmm, there is a shuffle button in the playlist view. 2nd from the top if I remember right. Please check this again, Jetboy. Nevertheless I could add a wish for a "Always shuffle my playlists" option and same for repeat. Would be nice to have. That's what I have in winamp for example. Shuffle on, repeat on.

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    Quick play on a directory

    When you select a directory, to just press the play button to play all MP3's in that directory. ( I couldn't find this option in 0.1.3, I don't know if it is done in 0.2 )
     
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    Here are my wishes for the perfect music plugin:

    1) Ability to choose which soundcard the music is played back on same way you select Audio renderer for Movies, DVD and Television.

    2) Manual sorting of playlists (Up/Down).

    3) Remove individual songs from playlist.

    4) Pressing play on a category like genre or artist should add the category to the playlist and holding the play button for a couple of seconds when selecting a category should empty the playlist and replace it with the selected category.

    5) A now playing screen to give a fullscreen view of what's playing.

    6) Implementation of toby451's wonderful idea Herehttp://nolanparty.com/mediaportal.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11097

    7) Full feature equalizer.

    8) Support for using winamp visualizations the same way Meedio does. This would probably require using your own mp3 playback engine but this should also be true for the equalizer functionality so maybe it's not a bad path to take. Gives more freedom to the future development of the plugin I think.

    That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I will think of more features and I'll be sure to post them here.

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    Select a folder and press "y" on your keyboard. This will add all files in that folder to the playlist...

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    I dont have a keyboard, everything is done by remote. :wink:
     
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    i have programmed mine remote so that one button adds folder to playlist.

    Ie i press 'y' :)

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  9. SteveV
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    Lots of good ideas and enough to keep me busy for months ;)

    Here's some of the stuff I'd like to see:

    • Dynamic "Smart Lists" that use multi-criterion search strings...[genre="christmas" NOT ("beach boys" OR "jackson 5")], [Artist="radiohead" AND rating="4" AND Live="false"], [LastListenedToMonths>"2" AND SmartListName="Steve's Favorites"]

      Save-able / selectable "Smart Lists" (display in genre list??)

      If shuffle is enabled, option to reshuffle on "add to playlist". Currently, when an album is added to the playlist the album tracks are shuffled but are all grouped at the end of the playlist.

      Add to playlist options: "Play Next", "Clear and Add to Playlist", "Add to Playlist (adds to end)

      Ignore "The" prefix when performing search.

      Option to not scroll text in playback thumbnail if text fits within text bounds

      "Never Shuffle this album" option

      Ability to cancel when scanning media (currently ignores cancel button click)

      Improve mp responsivness when performing time consuming tasks such as loading largs playlists, scanning, etc

      Optional automatic periodic rescan of music shares using very low priority thread (Rescan my music shares every n days)

      Ability to edit tag info

      Ability to update coverart for entire share / ability to update coverart for albums with missing cover art

      Find coverart displays thumbnail of current coverart image along with thumbnails of found images and artist and album name.

      Show artist bio, show album info

      Ability to persist "playing now" playlist and playlist position to allow resuming from last played track on mp restart

    Steve
     
  10. SteveV
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    I have updated the first post in this topic to include a running list of suggestions and requests. Keep 'em coming and let me know if I missed anything :D

    Steve
     
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    Wouldnt that be solved by using foobar2000 as a plugin instead of inventing the wheel all over?

    Knut
     
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