Intone (0.20 - alpha release) Elementary based mplayer frontend
kimaidou at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 09:28:15 CEST 2009
for album cover, the best way is to look for a file called cover.png or
folder .png (or jpgs) and display it.
Thanks for this 1st release
2009/4/5 Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>
> On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 23:59:35 -0700 (PDT) c_c <cchandel at yahoo.com> said:
> where's the source... luke? :)
> > Hi,
> > Well, it took a lot longer than I thought - but finally - here's the
> > release of Intone - a mplayer frontend (for audio files - as of now) in
> > Uses about 2% CPU (max) while running - memory goes up depending on your
> > playlist - on my phone (~2500 songs) it uses about 15%. All you need to
> do is
> > download the attached ipk and install it. Intone depends on sqlite3 and
> > libelementary. If you have elementary on your phone upgraded to a level
> > the elementary test application shows you a demo of sliders and genlists,
> > Intone should run on your phone. The recommended way to organise music is
> > put all the files in a folder (lets say Music), with sub folders named
> > artists (say Music ->Eagles) and with sub sub folders holding albums
> > becomes Music->Eagles->Hell Freezes Over->*.mp3). That way, Intone can
> > correctly organise your music collection into albums. It automatically
> > creates a default playlist containing all songs and individual playlists
> > each album. I have added features to manage playlists and albums - but
> > is always scope for improvement. Intone uses a sqlite database as a
> > for the playlists and albums. That should, hopefully, give flexibility in
> > adding more features later. Things that don't work as of now :-
> > 1. Feedback. - I haven't been able to add dialogs yet. So - wait a little
> > while for Intone to finish long operations (like adding your music
> > for the first time - my 2500 odd songs took about 6 secs - the button
> > pressed too)
> > 2. Dialogs for deleting stuff. It's safe - Intone does not delete any
> files -
> > but it does delete tables(albums and playlists) - and it doesn't yet ask
> > confirmation.
> > 3. Seek. Dont know how to use the slider for seeking. Any Ideas?
> > 4. DBUS. - Haven't gotten around to learning edbus - so no occupy resouce
> > or pause on incoming calls yet. Will take some more time.
> > 5. Album art and lyrics. - Don't yet know the best way to go about doing
> > other than downloading art from some retailers etc. Ideas welcome.
> > 6. Toggle View. Not working yet. I intend having 2 more views - Album Art
> > Lyrics.
> > I'm also looking at adding support for the button that the standard
> > handsfree has - as a volume control (3 preselcted levels in rotation) or
> > go to next song (1 click) and prev song (2 clicks). Any suggestions?
> > Since I also have half a podcast manager built (which I couldn't finish
> > time for the competition) - I'm also looking at adding that support in
> > future.
> > Feedback Required
> > 1. Bug reports.
> > 2. Artwork - Ideas / png's / whatever
> > 3. Elementary help. I have a lot of questions. Here are a few :-
> > a) How do I reduce the vert height of 1 entry in the genlist? Right
> > each line in the list is too high (almost 3 text lines high) - so I get
> > about 4 song names on the screen. Can I reduce the height to say 1.5 text
> > line - 2 text line? b) How do I use the pager with a genlist? In my case
> > pager works - but it doesn't show the genlist - the buttons all show up
> > though. c) Dialogs and progress bars. I know elementary doesn't have them
> > but can I make/have a simple ty solution for the time being?
> > Oh! And I'm only adding .oga, .mp3, .m4a and wma files into the albums.
> > other types I need to add?
> > I'll upload the code to intone.googlecode.com soon.
> > All feedback welcome. Thanks.
> > intone_0.20_arm.ipk
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