musicmusic was the only one who had the skills to make an own well-working ui.
also something marvelous like CUI probably isn't going to be repeated again.
[If] at some point [CUI] gets incompatible to foobar2000 in the future - then my suggestion is to remove the possibility to create own ui's.
The only real, or should I say "important", reason why I am using CUI is because spectrum peak visualization component requires it. Just saying, the fact a component is old and hasn't been updated for a long time does not necessarily also mean it has completely lost its usefulness to everyone who uses foobar2000...
What's wrong with the one that DUI seems to have?
Every last complaint in this thread is solvable by writing DUI elements.
even stacking of panels? one of the few things i "need" to perfectify my DUI config...
The same thing that is wrong with the CUI one: No grid in the frequency direction. I understand why the X legend has to go away with more bars, but there has to be some reference to make the frequency information useful. Add to that, 160 bands is no where near enough to follow the note pattern and harmonics in the music.
I have no idea what you mean here.
There is an additional "problem" with DUI that is the singular reason that I use CUI: In DUI, playlists do not remember a specific grouping.
In DUI, I have to reset the grouping. A killer, no. An inconvenient, yes.
$if(%movement%,// Use grouping for classical music.%composer% - %work% - %movement%,// Fall back to artist/album grouping.%album artist% - %album%)
I don't use playlists in the normal way as my listening is always ad hoc. I have for all practical purposes, exactly two playlists: Classical, Other. In CUI, I have a classical grouping that is assigned to the classical playlist only and a default grouping that applies to everything else. In DUI, I have the two groupings, but when I change playlists, I must reset the active grouping.
Quote from: Bob Brines on 29 July, 2012, 11:28:05 PMThe same thing that is wrong with the CUI one: No grid in the frequency direction. I understand why the X legend has to go away with more bars, but there has to be some reference to make the frequency information useful. Add to that, 160 bands is no where near enough to follow the note pattern and harmonics in the music.It's a visualization component, which purpose is mainly aesthetic. I think it's out of the scope of the element to provide a full fledged spectrum analyzer, you might want to use a DAW if you need something like that.