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Ultimate Player [message #527] Sat, 07 January 2006 15:10 Go to next message
unodgs is currently offline  unodgs
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At http://dgs.pac.pl there is a side effect of my grid control developement - ultimate player - app for playing mp3.

It uses my grid control, which allows you to move columns, drag rows and select many blocks (ctrl + mouse move).
I used sqlite to store the playlists. I chose fmod (www.fmod.org) as a mp3 playing engine. (I had problems (creshes) with bass library).

Of course this player can't be replacement for advanced winamp (and others players) users, but as I said it was written only to test my grid comonent (but I feel I will develop it more Smile.

I put the sources in the near future as soon as my grid is finished.

Anyway have a look at it please, report any bug and enjoy Smile

BTW: Mirek could you check now if there is still high cpu usage?
Re: Ultimate Player [message #530 is a reply to message #527] Sat, 07 January 2006 23:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gprentice is currently offline  gprentice
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Looks nice Daniel! (all except for the scrollbars Smile )
Sounds good too.

Only 2 minor issues - track title is truncated to 30 characters in a couple of places and To-tray didn't work.


Graeme

Re: Ultimate Player [message #531 is a reply to message #530] Sat, 07 January 2006 23:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
unodgs is currently offline  unodgs
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Thanks!
Could you be more specific about those scrollbars?

>track title is truncated to 30 characters in a couple of places

hmm, maybe fmod have problems with proper tags extracting.
Could you send me the file which title is truncated (at unodgs@tlen.pl, email size is limited to 10MB..). Thanks in advance.

>and To-tray didn't work.

good Smile there is no callback under the 'To tray' Wink I will implement this later.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #533 is a reply to message #531] Sun, 08 January 2006 00:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gprentice is currently offline  gprentice
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Quote:

Could you be more specific about those scrollbars?



We had this discussion before Smile - it's just the U++ style that TheIDE and all U++ apps have - the navy/ dark blue look as opposed to the lightish blue of standard Windows scrollbars. I tried creating my own scrollbar colour scheme and came to the conclusion that the standard Windows scheme at least has minimal interference with the main look of an application, it's neither nice nor ugly. When I added enough items to the ultimate player to get scrollbars, it immediately struck me once again that I prefer the Windows default benign look. The best colour scheme I could come up with of my own was light purple outline, white-ish interior and black arrows and handles.

Trying to use this http://www.nutrocker.co.uk/scrollbarcolor.html
to create nice scrollbar colour scheme is mission impossible for me.


Regarding 30 characters - the track title was
"SCHUBERT:Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C-, Op.post.159, D.934" from here
http://www.classicalarchives.com/schubert.html

but it's 22 MB even when 7 Zipped (almost same as non-zipped size) and I can't really send it anyway coz it's not free - but there are some free downloads on that site that probably have long titles e.g. search for "free" here
http://www.classicalarchives.com/brahms.html

You have to log in to get them.

Actually I may have just found a slight bug in your player. I played a ".mid" file - I had to type in *.mid in the filename section to see it. After I played it, the Ultimate player wouldn't play anything else!! - clicking stop and selecting another track and it always tried to play the mid file.
Now I go and add another (mp3) file to the playlist and it's stuck on that file ... Smile

Graeme
Re: Ultimate Player [message #536 is a reply to message #533] Sun, 08 January 2006 11:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
unodgs is currently offline  unodgs
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>We had this discussion before..
Ok, I wasn't sure if you were talking about grid scrollbars or volume and position indicator which can be treat as some kind of scrollbars. Anyway, try to paint the image with scrollbars you would like to have. Maybe then it would be easier to Mirek modify (if u++ comminity accept new look) the scrollbar paint routine.


> I played a ".mid" file

Thanks for info. Frankly I have only played the mp3 streams... My player is definitely unfinished, but I wanted to encourage the others to public their work here.
Anyway, expect new version soon Smile

Re: Ultimate Player [message #555 is a reply to message #536] Mon, 09 January 2006 09:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

Anyway, try to paint the image with scrollbars you would like to have. Maybe then it would be easier to Mirek modify (if u++ comminity accept new look) the scrollbar paint routine.



Well the only possibility I can see is just the default light blue WinXP colours. I mentioned to Mirek a while ago I might play with the code to try to get the original look back but for now it's a low priority so I'm probably going to wait for skinning or chameleon or whatever it is to see if that solves it. I know plenty of Windows users set their own non-default colour schemes - like purple and yellow ... but I don't know what happens to scrollbars when you do that.

Quote:

Thanks for info. Frankly I have only played the mp3 streams... My player is definitely unfinished, but I wanted to encourage the others to public their work here.
Anyway, expect new version soon


No rush - it works as it is. I've hardly even learnt to use any U++ widgets yet coz I've been too busy writing boring help files Smile

Graeme
Re: Ultimate Player [message #686 is a reply to message #527] Wed, 25 January 2006 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The grid control you describe seems very useful. Any chance to put it into u++ library? Please. Very Happy
Re: Ultimate Player [message #691 is a reply to message #686] Wed, 25 January 2006 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>The grid control you describe seems very useful. Any chance to put it into u++ library? Please.

Yes, that was my plan Smile When I finish ultimate player 1.02 I will public the sources of grid control and UP (as a example how to use it).
I need to make some fixes to the interface of gridctrl, clean up the code, prepare docs, etc.. (I will try to do this ASAP)
Re: Ultimate Player [message #703 is a reply to message #691] Wed, 25 January 2006 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a few questions about your GridControl: Is it derived from ArrayCtrl? That would be good, because it would provide all the fancy features of that one. Is the GridControl strongly coupled with sqlite? That would not be that good, because the column & row dragging features might be needed in several places where SQL is not.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #705 is a reply to message #703] Wed, 25 January 2006 23:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>Is it derived from ArrayCtrl?
No

>That would be good, because it would provide all the fancy features of that one.

That's why I coudn't derive my grid from array ctrl.. That would require too many internal changes. Besides when I was starting to create my grid I didn't know too well the array ctrl (lack of docs, large piece of code to analyse). I think my grid is very easy to use. Of course there are many differences to array ctrl but I don't think it is a big problem because they are new features specific.
Anyway I am widely open to any suggestions if you or somebody else don't like/would like to change sth.

>Is the GridControl strongly coupled with sqlite? That would not
>be that good, because the column & row dragging features might
>be needed in several places where SQL is not.

No it isn't at all. It's completely idependent just like array ctrl. To add data from database you just follow the classical way:

while(sql.Fetch())
{
grid.Add(sql);
}

while(sql.Fetch())
{
grid.Add();
grid.Set("col1", sql[0])
grid.Set(1, sql[1])
}
Re: Ultimate Player [message #714 is a reply to message #703] Thu, 26 January 2006 20:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hojtsy wrote on Wed, 25 January 2006 16:48

Is the GridControl strongly coupled with sqlite? That would not be that good, because the column & row dragging features might be needed in several places where SQL is not.


Actually, I do not believe coupling any widget with concrete db engine (apart from specific Login dialogs etc maybe) makes sense. U++ has pretty refined DB interface that works with MySql, Sqlite, Oracle and OLE/DB, so any reasonable code should rather interface with this.

BTW, there is a ArrayCtrl derived SqlArray widget that is capable of querying/inserting/updating/deleting SQL and even managing master-detail relations.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #2530 is a reply to message #691] Sun, 16 April 2006 23:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey unodgs,

How's 1.02 coming along? I wonder if you'd be willing to release the source soon? I am interested in modifying it to change how playlists work.

- Augusto
Re: Ultimate Player [message #2531 is a reply to message #2530] Mon, 17 April 2006 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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aroman wrote on Sun, 16 April 2006 17:18

Hey unodgs,

How's 1.02 coming along? I wonder if you'd be willing to release the source soon? I am interested in modifying it to change how playlists work.

- Augusto


I had to spend a lot of time with my another project, but since 3 days I'm intensively working on next version of UP Smile (to releax Smile) I'm not sure about releasing the sources because gridctrl is not finished the way I wish it to be.. All in all I'm thinking about creating public uvs repository before releasing official version..
Re: Ultimate Player [message #4362 is a reply to message #527] Thu, 03 August 2006 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

really cool application Cool . Is there also the possibility to get a version for linux (64-bit)?

Bye
Heli
Re: Ultimate Player [message #4416 is a reply to message #4362] Sat, 05 August 2006 18:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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h3l1 wrote on Thu, 03 August 2006 05:24

Hi,

really cool application Cool . Is there also the possibility to get a version for linux (64-bit)?

Bye
Heli

Thanks! There will be version for linux! My frined told me that he won't test it until linux version comes up Wink. I'm not sure about 64bit version - I don't use such a version of my linux. But I plan to release sources so probably there won't be any problem to compile it on dedicated platform oneself.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #21216 is a reply to message #4416] Sun, 10 May 2009 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello Daniel,

Is published source code of Ultimate Player? I'm interesting how it is realized!

Interesting player!
Re: Ultimate Player [message #21261 is a reply to message #21216] Mon, 11 May 2009 08:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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tojocky wrote on Sun, 10 May 2009 01:09

Hello Daniel,
Is published source code of Ultimate Player? I'm interesting how it is realized!
Interesting player!

I will copy it from my private svn to bazzar tomorrow (I have to check if it still compiles). I had a big plans for it - I even started adding video playing using ffmpeg. But as usual no time to finish it.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #21288 is a reply to message #21261] Mon, 11 May 2009 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello unodgs

Ultimate player with video would be excelent.

If there is something I can do for to help please tell me.

Best regards
Koldo


Best regards
IƱaki
Re: Ultimate Player [message #21317 is a reply to message #21288] Tue, 12 May 2009 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok. I put ultimate player sources in bazzar. To compile it please download FMod and update your builder paths. After first run of UP please close it and run it again otherwise you'll get a crash when adding music. I was trying to find out why it happens but for now I don't know. It seems to be creating sqlite schema related. I'll try to provide a fix for this ASAP.

As for video. Feel free to do whatever you want Smile The first nice step would be having ffmpeg as a plugin for Upp. Then probably adding video would be much easier and we could remove FMod (although I found it a very good lib).

UP can be run on win32 only right now, but it seems to be not a huge problem to make it work on linux.

If you'd have any problems just write.
Re: Ultimate Player [message #21322 is a reply to message #21317] Wed, 13 May 2009 09:36 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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unodgs wrote on Tue, 12 May 2009 23:22

Ok. I put ultimate player sources in bazzar. To compile it please download FMod and update your builder paths. After first run of UP please close it and run it again otherwise you'll get a crash when adding music. I was trying to find out why it happens but for now I don't know. It seems to be creating sqlite schema related. I'll try to provide a fix for this ASAP.

As for video. Feel free to do whatever you want Smile The first nice step would be having ffmpeg as a plugin for Upp. Then probably adding video would be much easier and we could remove FMod (although I found it a very good lib).

UP can be run on win32 only right now, but it seems to be not a huge problem to make it work on linux.

If you'd have any problems just write.


Thank you Daniel!

I will test it!
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