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pMusic 4.4.6
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr 2012, 08:08    Post subject:  

I have updated the faq. http://www.meownplanet.net/zigbert/pmusic_faq.html

It is far from perfect, but I spend some time since some aspects was old or missed.

Also started to get down some thoughts of how Pmusic actually works.
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How does it work?

It is no secret that Pmusic acts slower than many players. This because it is built of slow libraries (Bash, ffmpeg and gtkdialog). This gives some challenges when it comes to gui solutions and speed. One thing to mention is that Pmusic is strictly playlist-based, which means you can only play a song added to playlist. You can not start a song from ie. the 'Music-Source' field, bookmarks or from the album list in 'Track-info'. The song must be added to the playlist before played.

Keeping us strictly to the playlist-based model, we can manage huge music-collection in a snappy way. As there are many options combined to the slower playlist, the Music-Source list is simple and fast. Here you can render 20000 items in a blink of an eye. The best workflow is therefor to do as much as possible in the Music-Source list.

In contrast to many new players that focus on audio-streaming and the cloud, Pmusic offers options to build up you local collection. This includes storing lyrics and albumart found on the web, as well as grabbing tracks from your favorite radio-stations.

Pmusic offers a wide range of track info for the playing song. By default this info is not built in the main gui as known in other great players. One of the main targets of Pmusic is to be an easy player, and many (most?) users want the player to ... yepp... play. The track info is therefor separated from the rest in an unique module. Still easy reachable, - only one click away. Also, the track info module can be embedded into the main gui as done in the 'Wings' frontend.
This could be a lot more...


any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr 2012, 11:50    Post subject:  

Version 2.5.3
See main post

Changelog
- Albumart/lyrics
- Move lyrics/albumart settings to preferences.
- Show source of albumart/lyrics.
- Option to save albumart.
- New builtin command in masstagger: CLEAR
- Updated FAQ.
- New icon for larger resolution.
- Updated credits in the about window.
- Moved Refresh-button in trackinfo from tab to main widget.
- Bugfix: Lyrics from lyricwiki.org missed last line (thanks to robwoj44)
- Bugfix: At firstrun using ie 'pmusic --version', it plays "Hoovers" hidden. (thanks to linuxcbon)
- Bugfix: window-icon in alternative-meta-info heading.
- Bugfix: Do not use local lyrics/albumart if not activated in preferences.
- Bugfix: Lyricwiki.org fails when offering translated lyrics in separate coloumn.
- Bugfix: Terminal error when playing url and radio-index is missing. (thanks to sheldonisaac)
- Bugfix: If language is set to auto, keep it auto. This is required if user installs langpack.
- Bugfix: Terminal output.
- NLS: Added: LOC_REFRESH, ALBUMART, 850, 851
- NLS: Changed: LOC258, 666, 680, 901
- NLS: Removed: LOC681, 682, 691, 692

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 11:18    Post subject:  

I have the same error with local files :
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Filename: tailtoddle_lo.mp3
Path: /root
Size: 352K (352256)

Length: 00:01:28.06
Audio format:  Audio
Samplerate (hz):  Audio
Channels:  Audio
Bitrate (bits/sec):  Audio

This is with racy 5.2.90
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 15:09    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
I have updated the faq. http://www.meownplanet.net/zigbert/pmusic_faq.html

So... why do I need to enter username+password in order to read the FAQ? (ahem)

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr 2012, 10:48    Post subject:  

linuxcbon wrote:
I have the same error with local files :
Code:
Filename: tailtoddle_lo.mp3
Path: /root
Size: 352K (352256)

Length: 00:01:28.06
Audio format:  Audio
Samplerate (hz):  Audio
Channels:  Audio
Bitrate (bits/sec):  Audio

This is with racy 5.2.90
I have put this onto the todo-list, and will check out....


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr 2012, 10:50    Post subject:  

Dougal wrote:
zigbert wrote:
I have updated the faq. http://www.meownplanet.net/zigbert/pmusic_faq.html

So... why do I need to enter username+password in order to read the FAQ? (ahem)
Ahem.... No username/password required if connecting from help-menu in Pmusic - which is the only known way for the users. The link from the forum was for the nerds. Smile


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012, 04:49    Post subject:  

Hi zigbert,

How do I remove the feed for Hoover, or any feeds that I no longer want?

Thanks oldyeller
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012, 11:34    Post subject:  

oldyeller
You can
- open a new playlist. Either from menu or with the clear-button
- Right-click on the track/feed/stream in the playlist, and you get a menu with different options
- Simply click on the feed with the mid-mouse-button. This is the shortest way to remove an item in the playlist.


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012, 12:42    Post subject:  

Hi zigbert

Will do

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Apr 2012, 20:25    Post subject:  

Version 2.5.3 works well with pemasu's Exprimo

Puppy clock just barks once when the alarm goes off.Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 15:46    Post subject:  

My work with Pmount gave me an introduction to svg in gtkdialog. This will lead to a 'better' look for Pmusic without adding many kb.


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012, 06:31    Post subject:  

Vector graphics continue to creep into Pmusic.
This screenshot (probably) shows the default look for next release - if no protest.
The pet will increase with about 10kb Shocked
- desktop icon
- Rewritten Nad theme included (as shown in screenshot)
- The Default theme will also be available
- splashes, headings, logo, ...
- General improvements and bugfixes

Still a lot more to do....
If anyone wants to share their designer-ideas, I can upload a test-pet...

... or if anyone wants to do some work on the Wings frontend. I feel a bit unsure how to move it further. I don't use it, so I have no hard opinions on that one...


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2012, 15:08    Post subject:  

Working on how to really take benefit of the gtk-theme (not just the look). I want the first that meets a new user should be clean and understandable.... ???? Pmusic is meant for both the newbie and the freak.


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2012, 15:13    Post subject:  

Flash
I have made some work on the Export feature. If you plan to do some testing, you might want to include your requests as well?
- save settings
- user-defined numbering

Note that the attached Pmusic is not a stable release.

pmusic-2.5.4.pet
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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2012, 18:20    Post subject:  

Okay, thanks. I just checked out another audio book. I'll try this out on it. Smile

Later:
I downloaded the Pmusic 2.5.4 .pet from your last post and installed it in Racy Puppy 5.2.1.90. The installation seemed to go without complaints. However when I clicked Menu -> Multimedia -> Pmusic, The GUI looked the same as always. I couldn't find which version of Pmusic I was looking at. Would it be possible to put the version number in the title bar at the top of the window, right after the name Pmusic?

I went ahead and tried to convert a CD anyway with the Pmusic that opened, but nothing happened. I suppose that installing the new version of Pmusic messed up the old one. Not to worry, I'm running Puppy from a multisession DVD. I'll just reboot without saving.



If it's any help, here are the results of a quick test I did a few days ago, comparing Pmusic, Pcdripper and Asunder:

I converted the same CD to mp3 with each one. Though I couldn't always tell what the mp3 settings were, I tried for 32 kbps mono.

Pmusic: took >5 minutes and the result of converting all the tracks on the CD totaled 16 MB
Pcdripper, using icedax, VBR, minimum quality: took >5 minutes and the result was 13 MB
Pcdripper, using cdparanoia, 32 kbps constant bit rate: took >6 minutes and the result was 16 MB
Asunder @ 32 kbps constant bit rate: took ~3 minutes and the result was 16 MB
Asunder @ 64 kbps VBR: took <3 minutes and the result was 18 MB, probably stereo, but I can't say for sure. mhWaveEdit says 22050 Hz, 16 bit, 2 tracks (which I presume is stereo.) None of the media players in my Puppy show the particulars about the file that is playing (stereo, bit rate, etc.) Gxine used to, but I can't get it to work any more.

Note that Asunder only took 3 minutes to rip and convert the whole CD. It ripped continuously until the CD was done. Sometimes Pcdripper will do that but this time it stopped ripping after each track and waited for the mp3 conversion to finish before starting to rip the next track. So did Pmusic. When Pcdripper rips continuously, it too takes only about 3 minutes to rip and convert a whole CD.
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