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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2014, 05:51:17 PM »
The actual version has a problem in some transitions, and if it happens, the interface will show a warning (yellow background), indicating something like : "Error in transition [PRESS_PLAY] -> [PRESS_STOP]"
For example, that message would happen if you press the Play button, and for some reason the mede8er would take to long to respond, and you press the Stop button.
The logic is that you should only be allowed to press the Stop if you are actually playing something.
I've refracted the StateMachine service, to be able to intercept this events and to act accordingly.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #91 on: January 09, 2014, 07:59:36 PM »
This was using a wireless or wired connection?
Can you please detail what do you mean by browsing?
- Using the top left < > buttons?
- Using the covers slider?
I've never had this behavior, the "restore" (clear search) must have generated an error.
Can you please send me me the log file by email?

I've already implemented the double click behavior, i will generate a new version this weekend.

-I was using wifi
-Browsing true <> buttons as said the text based screen on the bottom refreshed just fine
But the cover slider din't. (Option make it more passive)

Send you the log coming weekend

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2014, 03:07:16 PM »
Today tested playing, skipping, stopping, etc......

First Thank you  for this great improved version it  is realy a large improvement since the previous version:

Inititial start playing: lag > 20 sec (probaply due to opening of the jukebox)
After initial play command --> lag <= 5 sec ( large improvement since prev. version was >=25sec)
stop command --> ok reacts directly
skip Fw/BW --> reacts directly

During playback not able to browse true CD's (via <> on top of the screen)
Also browsing in the tekst based part of the screen not possible only next or previous song buttons working
Graphical Cd cover slider works during playing but album and song list are not in sync (not refreshed to correct Cd cover slider position)

volume working fine !

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Mede8er : MED1000X3D
Network: Wired CAT5
NAS: WDMyCloud 4TB, streaming true NFS
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AV receiver: Onkyo TX-NR414
additional equipment:
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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #93 on: January 10, 2014, 05:31:21 PM »
Inititial start playing: lag > 20 sec (probaply due to opening of the jukebox)
Yes, the 20s will always happen on first song, or when you change to other Jukebox
After initial play command --> lag <= 5 sec ( large improvement since prev. version was >=25sec)
Yes, this was due to the change on the Open/Close Jukebox algorithm.

During playback not able to browse true CD's (via <> on top of the screen)
Correct: This is the implemented behaviour *
One detail, the <> are the PAGE navigators (50 CD's per page).
There is a bug on the <> labels when you execute a search, instead of presenting the number of pages, they present the number of CD's that were found by the search expression.


Also browsing in the text based part of the screen not possible only next or previous song buttons working
Correct: This is the implemented behaviour *

Graphical Cd cover slider works during playing but album and song list are not in sync (not refreshed to correct Cd cover slider position)
Correct: This is the implemented behaviour *

* - The behaviour you described is an implementation deliberated decision: The CD's and Music tables are synchronized, and it would be necessary to re-design the interface to allow the navigation of the Jukebox, while showing the information about the album you are playing.
As such, i decided to lock the navigation functionality while playing. I don't think it would be a useful feature, as when i want to listen to an album, i will probably will listen to the majority of songs, and, if i want to listen to another album, i would stop the music, search for the album, and play it.

I know its not perfect solution, but i think that in this case, the implementation "costs" (it would take a lot of time) would negate the benefits, and my main focus is to stabilize the application and guarantee its error free.

Thanks again for your testing efforts, and i want to ask the other members to try it, as i think this version is stable enough to be used on a daily basis.

This weekend i will update the application, with a version that allows to play by double clicking on one song, and has a few correction on the transitions errors.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #94 on: January 10, 2014, 05:46:00 PM »
I understand why the decisions off the browsing issues. But if you want to make a. Playlist on the fly. What is common is in other players. This not an obvious solution.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #95 on: January 10, 2014, 05:53:40 PM »
... But if you want to make a. Playlist on the fly. What is common is in other players....
I would like to try implementing the playlist in the future, but it will probably take some time, as it will be necessary a very profound redesign of the whole application :)

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2014, 09:03:37 PM »
I would like to try implementing the playlist in the future, but it will probably take some time, as it will be necessary a very profound redesign of the whole application :)

The power of net api, and such is to control your media.....

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #97 on: January 11, 2014, 08:56:10 PM »
Thanks for the email, already responded !

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2014, 09:47:48 PM »
New Versions
64 Bits : https://meocloud.pt/link/8959390d-2921-4d4b-aa8c-b57fbe2cb853/Mede8erMusicPlayer.zip
32 Bits : https://meocloud.pt/link/59618b72-ae8f-45a2-9b95-a475d267039f/Mede8erMusicPlayer-32Bits.zip

Changelog:
- (Dev) Double Click on songs to play.
- (Bug) Correction of a small error on the reload images mechanism
- (Bug) Minor bugs corrected

@Mike : To avoid re-scaning, just copy the old config/ folder (Configuration.xml + Mede8erDB.xml) to the new version.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #99 on: January 13, 2014, 10:39:53 PM »
Thanks for the email, already responded !

Noticed during playback of a whole cd,. That the player gets an stop command after every finished song
Instead of skip or next command. The song is stopped, next song start playing.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2014, 07:34:20 PM »
Checked all my cd cover files. Because off the cd covr slider screen issue.
All my cd covers are 230 x230

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2014, 09:17:28 AM »
Noticed during playback of a whole cd,. That the player gets an stop command after every finished song
Instead of skip or next command. The song is stopped, next song start playing.
It's strange, because i don't send any STOP command. But i will look at it.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2014, 09:19:27 AM »
Checked all my cd cover files. Because off the cd covr slider screen issue.
All my cd covers are 230 x230
Thanks ... i'm clueless about this one ... i will try to use the 20k database, to try to replicate it.

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2014, 04:46:12 PM »
It's strange, because i don't send any STOP command. But i will look at it.

It is not a big issue. App. Keeps playing without problems. i had the tv on and it's constantly jumping between
Normal screen and playscreen. also the play and stop symbools in the left upper corner (tv screen) are showing, so mede8er gets somehow a stop command ( could also save some time between songs)

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Re: Mede8er JukeBox Desktop Player (Net Api Windows client)
« Reply #104 on: August 03, 2014, 07:30:26 PM »
Checked all my cd cover files. Because off the cd covr slider screen issue.
All my cd covers are 230 x230

I've found that when the cover file is very large (1200 x1200 for example), the image appears in the bottom, as you can see in this image (note the image on right bottom corner):



Resizing the image to the correct size corrects the problem.