Saturday, 22 March 2008

Now Playing 3.99 (Beta)

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If any of you guys use WMP, iTunes, Winamp or Foobar could you please try this out and let me know if you have any problems. If everything goes well i'll release this as 4.0 as an automatic update in a few days with a few more skins from THL.

  • Major: Delay between switching songs on WMP, iTunes, Winamp or Foobar and it updating within the gadget has been minimized, it is now normally under a second. This has also led to reduced resources usage.
  • Localised amazon search results for UK, US, CA, FR, DE, JP
  • Amazon album art tweaked
  • Media Monkey album art support, art is now taken straight from MM
  • Media Monkey track editing (double click on track data when gadget is undocked)
  • Media Monkey play/pause fixed
  • New skins provided by TheHobbyLounge.com

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just found your "Now Playing"-gadget and began using it yesterday and I must say, it's one of the nicest gadgets I've ever used! Though there is one function that I would love to see incorporated.
The option to start your songs directly from the gadget.
It would be very nice if you could connect your music-folder to the gadget and then open it like a menu and browse through your songs and simply start them from there, without having to separately open the music-folder or the music-player in question.
With that kind of feature, the gadget would be perfect! ;)

Law James said...

Hey,

There is a playlist function which is intended for this purpose (to play songs without using the player). It's only a gadget though, it's not meant to replace your media player as that's not the purpose of it. I have experimented with this before and it is very slow a gadget's just aren't designed to handle things like that whereas your media player is

Anonymous said...

I'm not talking about playing songs without using the player. What I'm talking about is the gadget opening the music player for you when you choose a song.

Law James said...

We're talking about the same thing. Like I say I've experimented whith choosing songs from within the gadget and it's very slow, not to mention it would be several days work.

Abreu said...

I allways tried to use your "Now Playing"-gadget but cant use it with MediaMonkey because the album art didnt change but now it will with the new beta...but i found one fault, i can not change the font size...any idea why? and btw BIG THX Law James ;) (sry for bad english)

Anonymous said...

The gadget never changes to the icon of the current application when wmp is closed.
After closing and re-running wmp and play any song, the gadget dosent recognize it.

If you need any feedback mail me at genarg at live dot com

Law James said...

abreu, fixed in the next version

Abreu said...

has done!...sry
I didnt know that I have to restart the sidebar to take effect...now it works perfect, ...THX

Anonymous said...

I Still can not get it to work with foobar.