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Hydrogenaudio Forum => Polls => Topic started by: 40th.com on 24 November, 2016, 03:33:50 AM

Poll
Question: Is it
Option 1: Cool votes: 3
Option 2: Not cool votes: 6
Option 3: Not even warm votes: 3
Title: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 24 November, 2016, 03:33:50 AM


more at https://40th.com/sneakpeek/ (https://40th.com/sneakpeek/)

(https://40th.com/sneakpeek/gfx/08_stdsz.png)
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: hlloyge on 24 November, 2016, 04:11:42 AM
This reminds me of those audio players from Windows 3.11 era.
Is there any particular reason why should we care?
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: dhromed on 24 November, 2016, 04:12:34 AM
I think as human beings we all want happy feelings most of the time, and yet every so often we experience something that really puts a dent in the hope for better days. We can't always control what goes on in our lives—though we might be able to control more than we think—and precious few of us have, as the serenity prayer goes, "the wisdom to know the difference". All we can do is pick up the pieces when something goes wrong, and learn its lessons.

But despite that, you still posted this.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: bennetng on 24 November, 2016, 05:38:05 AM
Not bad, but the visualization and transport are too large while the playlist/lyrics fonts are too small, hope the UI can be customized.

But I will continue to use foobar anyway ;D
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 25 November, 2016, 06:03:21 PM
A very good comment for more reasons than you would think, and I'd have just PM'ed you but since I added a pic, here that is

(https://40th.com/sneakpeek/gfx/00_tiny.png)

Browsers may be making that pic bigger than it is.  It's very tiny.

The control sizes are set like that for touch screens.  Same for the meters (set size) since any smaller and may as well not have them (but you can remove them).

It's a win10 app so it takes on whatever DPI its current monitor is set.  The pic is from a standard 96 DPI monitor (100% scaling).  Looks great on a 2560x1440 using 120 DPI.  Direct2D is doing meters, and art, all the text outside of the windows controls (LV, buttons and sliders are regular windows controls).
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: Coreda on 25 November, 2016, 10:33:24 PM
The pentagram with a baby inside it is an interesting choice for icon :p Apart from that has a kind of Winamp classic vibe going for it.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 13 December, 2016, 05:42:35 PM
https://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/media-260/featured-books/art-of-rush-regular-edition.html

He (Hugh Syme) is the guy waving in the album cover picture (at the top of this topic), over by the WALK sign.  Probably.

I doubt Winamp and this are similar.  This is 64-bit only.  It loads everything into memory.  For example,  an 80 min. FLAC CD is off disk and into memory in about 3 seconds (decoded to PCM, not just loaded).  Most players will pull the disk for 80 minutes solid.  Sounds excellent, too.  Wonderful reverb.  Crossfeed is essential for headphones, and it's pretty good there, too.  Reverb and crossfeed can be tweaked.  Tone, too (corner Hz, shelf slope, for left/right).  EQ goes deeper, with control over each of the 8 channels for each band.

No database.  Loads and fully parses metadata at about 1000 files a second.  Faster, even that that I think, but I don't usually load everything, just a few new CDs at  a time.  (I am doing only FLAC CDs from now on, and yes, full control is there; nothing lacking or wanting.)  Typical playlists (m3u), but some smarts in how it finds the contents, and writes them for the FLAC CDs.

But none of that is needed.  Just pick a file or folder and go.  Just a single EXE.  About 3 MB (2MB of fonts in that).  About 1 MB as an .msi.  A single settings file, in plain text, per user.  The Windows registry is not used.

Everything is gapless.  Except old MP3s with no markers, but FhG (VBR) is (even gets the right duration), LAME is, iTunes MP3s are.  WMA?  All are (even standard ones).  M4A?  All are.  Well, if they (AAC) have that iTunSMPB thing (everything since iTunes v7 does).  FLAC/ALAC are, of course.

One correction: the very tiny pic is not from a 96 DPI display (was, but not now).  It's from a 120 DPI display, so a bit bigger.

Until next month.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 31 December, 2016, 06:45:28 PM
One more nice pic to wrap up the year, and wrap up Jukebox 2112 (fork stuck).  The hand-wave guy pic was replaced, but can still be found in the link at the top.  This is the EQ.  Only three days left in the poll.


(https://40th.com/sneakpeek/gfx/07_eq.png)

Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 14 January, 2017, 12:02:17 PM
For those who see the coolness, the more at ... link at the top has the sneak peek zip to download.  About 2 MB.  Playable until mid-2017.  Now you can hear the coolness.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 22 November, 2017, 11:26:07 AM
more at ... (obsolete link)
For the record - it's been a year since this poll started - Jukebox 2112 is now at version 5.12.

https://40th.com/jb/ (https://40th.com/jb/)

has up-to-date details.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: krabapple on 22 November, 2017, 01:06:57 PM
Does it allow WASAPI or ASIO output (i.e., bit-perfect data streaming)?
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: Porcus on 22 November, 2017, 01:28:21 PM
By screenshot(s), is this a jukebox program that only plays Rush? If so, it is a cool jukebox gag.

(Will six VU meters suffice for an analog kid?)
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: krabapple on 22 November, 2017, 01:53:17 PM
Does it allow WASAPI or ASIO output (i.e., bit-perfect data streaming)?

NM, I see it on the features page

Features:
Multi-channel 1/3-octave EQ
Multi-channel reverb
Headphone crossfeed
Gapless playback
True FLAC embedded cuesheet play
ReplayGain/Soundcheck handling, On-the-fly RGCalc
Create 2.1/5.1 to 4.4 from 2-ch stereo
WASAPI audio
Direct2D graph
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: Soap on 26 November, 2017, 08:54:16 AM
The pentagram with a baby inside it is an interesting choice for icon :p Apart from that has a kind of Winamp classic vibe going for it.

That's yet another Rush thing.  Just like the name of the media player itself.
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: 40th.com on 06 December, 2017, 12:51:20 AM
...is this a jukebox program that only plays Rush...

I won't say I expected someone to think that, but... I did.  Here is the answer.
(https://40th.com/sneakpeek/gfx/xx_not_rush__why.png)
Title: Re: By screenshot, is this a cool jukebox program, or not a cool jukebox program
Post by: MagicMan on 17 December, 2017, 06:11:26 AM
Looks good, admire the programming skill here. Bit steap for my wallet but can totally understand wanting to be reimbursed properly for your work.