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"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

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T C M P  -  G E N E R A L   F E A T U R E S

   * Advanced DirectShow based Core.
   * All A/V types are easily extendable by installing new DirectShow filters
   * Skin support with real time Hue variation and Alpha blending
   * Playlist support based on a XML/DTD architecture code-name Nefertiti. This allows you to set properties for each Playlist file entry (ie: equalizer settings, subtitles, title, Aspect Ratio, etc)
   * Playlist file types supported M3U, PLS, NPL, XML
   * Support for Winamp™ Digital Signal Processing (DSP) plug-ins for audio and video files
   * Support for Winamp™ Visualization (VIS) plug-ins for audio and video files
   * Advanced Core Dynamic Libraries (CDL) architectures providing a good way for third-party developers to enhance and add possibilities to be the player. (ie: Remote support, lyrics, subtitle format support, etc)
   * DirectShow summoner: an easy way to force a DirectShow filter to join a filtergraph
   * Dual-View monitor support
   * Adjustable Media playback speed (Half rate -50%, Normal rate 100%, Double rate 200%)
   * Graphedit Server for manipulating audio and video streams
   * Multithreaded capable for optimized speed.
   * Console mode with Full Command Line Interface (CLI) Features
   * Bookmarks & chapters support
   * Easily customizable hotkey support
   * Player database statistics.
   * Full tray icon controls

T C M P  -  A U D I O   F E A T U R E S

   * Supported audio file types*: MP3, OGG, MID, WAV, MPC, AC3, MID, AU, MCF
   * DS Based http streaming support
   * 9 bands equalizer +  and Preamp
   * Dynamic Range Control (DRC)
   * Metadata support and editor for ID3v1, ID3v2 tags, OGG, OGM, MPEG audio info
   * Ability to change the audio renderer (DirectSound, WaveOut, etc), AC3 support

T C M P  -  V I D E O   F E A T U R E S

   * Supported video file types*: DivX 3.xx, 4.xx, 5.xx, MPEG-4. XviD, DVD**3A an easy way to force a DirectShow filter to join a filtergraph
   * Dual-View monitor support
   * Adjustable Media playback speed (Half rate -50%, Normal rate 100%, Double rate 200%)
   * Graphedit Server for manipulating audio and video streams
   * Multithreaded capable for optimized speed.
   * Console mode with Full Command Line Interface (CLI) Features
   * Bookmarks & chapters support
   * Easily customizable hotkey support
   * Player database statistics.
   * Full tray icon controls

T C M P  -  A U D I O   F E A T U R E S

   * Supported audio file types*: MP3, OGG, MID, WAV, MPC, AC3, MID, AU, MCF
   * DS Based http streaming support
   * 9 bands equalizer +  and Preamp
   * Dynamic Range Control (DRC)
   * Metadata support and editor for ID3v1, ID3v2 tags, OGG, OGM, MPEG audio info
   * Ability to change the audio renderer (DirectSound, WaveOut, etc), AC3 support

T C M P  -  V I D E O   F E A T U R E S

   * Supported video file types*: DivX 3.xx, 4.xx, 5.xx, MPEG-4. XviD, DVD***, AVI, MPEG-1, SVCD, VCD, OGM, DAT, IFO, VOB, WMV, ASF, QT 2.x, M1V, M2V, VP3, NVS
   * 100% compatible OGG, OGM Media Player. Capable of OGM video, audio streams, subtitles, chapters, tags
   * AVI with multiple audio streams support
   * DS Based http streaming support
   * Desktop background player mode (plays videos on desktop background)
   * NEW powerful Open Source USF Universal Subtitles Format (USF) based on XML/DTD
   * Subtitles support for Subrip, MicroDVD, PowerDivX, Subviewer 1/2 with the tags
   * Fully customizable On-Screen-Display (OSD) Video support
   * Metadata support for ID3v1 tags, ID3v2 tags, MPEG audio information, AVI information, OGG Vorbis tags
   * Metadata support for AVI information, OGG Vorbis tags, WMV tags
   * On the fly video size change for Display Aspect Ratio, Pixels Aspect Ratio, Pan-Scan/Zoom, Vertical and Horizontal stretching
   * Manual Time Jump

T C M P  -  U P C O M I N G   F E A T U R E S


PLEASE NOTE: These are planned features for future releases. This does not imply that any or all will be included in the 4.xx code base. Though th*, AVI, MPEG-1, SVCD, VCD, OGM, DAT, IFO, VOB, WMV, ASF, QT 2.x, M1V, M2V, VP3, NVS
   * 100% compatible OGG, OGM Media Player. Capable of OGM video, audio streams, subtitles, chapters, tags
   * AVI with multiple audio streams support
   * DS Based http streaming support
   * Desktop background player mode (plays videos on desktop background)
   * NEW powerful Open Source USF Universal Subtitles Format (USF) based on XML/DTD
   * Subtitles support for Subrip, MicroDVD, PowerDivX, Subviewer 1/2 with the tags
   * Fully customizable On-Screen-Display (OSD) Video support
   * Metadata support for ID3v1 tags, ID3v2 tags, MPEG audio information, AVI information, OGG Vorbis tags
   * Metadata support for AVI information, OGG Vorbis tags, WMV tags
   * On the fly video size change for Display Aspect Ratio, Pixels Aspect Ratio, Pan-Scan/Zoom, Vertical and Horizontal stretching
   * Manual Time Jump

T C M P  -  U P C O M I N G   F E A T U R E S


PLEASE NOTE: These are planned features for future releases. This does not imply that any or all will be included in the 4.xx code base. Though this is our intentions.

   * XML/DTD Media Library
   * P2P LAN Media Library Sharing Plug-in
   * PocketMVP Server Integration
   * Minimize to tray/TCMP tray start-up
   * CDDB Support
   * CDA Support
   * Playlist CDR Burning
   * Input/Output Plug-in Support
   * HTML/XML/PHP Nefertiti Output Playlist generator (for webcasters)
   * Audio X-fade support
   * EQ Presets Window
   * OGM/OGG/MP3/Shoutcast/Icecast Streaming Support
   * Video Timeframe screen capture
   * Controls for non-maximized video window
   * Full screen volume slider
   * Full screen adjustable menu fade
   * Webpage integration with ActiveX support

*    With the appropriate filters installed
**  Supported in the Registered Version


Well well well, looks promising... let's give a try!
http://www.corecoded.com
"Taking a jazz approach and concentrating on live playing, I wanted to use several different rhythm sections and vintage instruments and amps to create a timeless sound that's geared more around musicality and vibe than sonic perfection. The key was to write with specific rhythm sections in mind, yet leave open spaces for soloing." Lee Ritenour

"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

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aac/mp4 audio ???
Sven Bent - Denmark

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Reply #2
TCMP is mainly DirectShow based, so it may play MP4/AAC, but only if one day in future somebody launches a working DShow filter, and hopefully for free.

I dont know about BlackSun's plans with respect to winamp plugins for the future, right now i guess it only supports its VIS and DSP plugins ...

BTW : @unplugged : great post ! wonna have my job  ??

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Reply #3
I hope that U.C.I. development is quite active as matroska, I strongly believe in one definitive codec interface replacement, I consider it a part of MCF/matroska, it better completes the real innovation of these projetcs. So in a better future we may have one solid standard for all plug-ins/codec modules.

Honestly, I can't see anymore that every (new) player borns on the net, with its pros and cons, has its proprietary media plug-in interface and thus incompatible with lot of works already well done.
think Winamp with its interface...
Cool Edit, foobar2000, Sonique, Nero internal...
There are milions of spreaded "fucked plug-ins" around the world totally incompatible with their potential application(s).

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BTW : @unplugged : great post ! wonna have my job biggrin.gif ??

I have just discovered copy & paste funtion
indeed too long program to be described with my few words...
"Taking a jazz approach and concentrating on live playing, I wanted to use several different rhythm sections and vintage instruments and amps to create a timeless sound that's geared more around musicality and vibe than sonic perfection. The key was to write with specific rhythm sections in mind, yet leave open spaces for soloing." Lee Ritenour

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Short announcement : The player has crossed the 8000 downloads barrier by tomorrow morning  ! Not bad for 3 days IMHO ....


@unplugged :

UCI should be a very reduced, minimalistic API only relevant for codecs, nothing else, to make it simple for codec developers. There are extensions planned like

UMI : Universal Muxing Interface, allows transmuxing of one format to another, etc.
UFI : Universal Fiter Interface

But Alex made clear he will first concentrate on UCI and finish that before thinks of anyhting else.

And yes, these interfaces could help a lot to standardize things, at least in the opensource world, while i dont expect closed source apps like winamp etc. to take this route.

"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

Reply #5
MCF and matroska are connected to UCI because we felt the need for something like this during the development (and even started our own project). But in the end UCI is an indepedent project that everyone could benefit in the future. We all hope it will succeed

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Reply #6
Not as good as I expected. Just another cr*p player
WinAmp, MPC, ZoomPlayer still rules!

"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

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Not as good as I expected. Just another cr*p player

Its a beta. It may contain bugs, we never said its free of them.

Thanks for the unlimited appreciation for the work that had been invested into this player, including your patience. Sorry we bothered you by making and releasing it.

"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

Reply #8
Quite good player, but do u actually expect to make money out of it?
Why not make all the features free or integrate support for Winamp
input plug-ins?

BTW, I opened a wmv video with TCMP and it played very poorly.
It did well with other formats though.
Wanna buy a monkey?

"The Core Media Player" RC1 has finally landed

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ChristianHJW - Congratulations on your hard work and effort.  The reality is that you need to be prepared for insults and negativity.  You are in effect, offering a new "Religion" to the already converted. So unless your "Religion" offers significantly more that existing established ones, you will have a very hard time.

The Mediai player market is a very crowded one and distinguishing between one and another is not easy.

It's kind of funny that many people who have a particular liking for one player, get defensive and then offensive when a new player threat appears.  We are all just a herd of Baboons.

Keep up  the good work.

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Quite good player, but do u actually expect to make money out of it?
Why not make all the features free or integrate support for Winamp input plug-ins?

Well, AFAIK, the idea is to make the player free. As free as it is possible to do. But for all features that require a royalty (like MPEG2 or MPEG4 playback) it just can't be free. That's why there will be a free and non free version.

Also everybody can keep on asking for features and correcting bugs. But in the end it's mostly one guy working (BlackSun) on it.  So all this work require patience and comprehension from the users (unless you're ready to pay big bucks to make sure the player does what you want). In the end the result is already really good IMO.

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Reply #11
I tried to play an mpc file with it but it told me this format is not supported (!?)
How can this be?
Wanna buy a monkey?

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Reply #12
i can remember a time when I used to swear by powerdivx nextgen.. its ac3 support was excellent and it had all the right features that I liked to use.. unfortunately a good year or so has passed since i last saw any updates from it.. At the time, zoomplayer still had a lot of issues and didn't work as well (for what i wanted).. during that absense of updates for PDIVX i kinda fell to the darkside and now use ZP all the time.. i'm converted and thats how I'll stay.... To keep people interested I think its better that you keep releasing updates to show that, yes.. we're still working on it, rather than releasing something a year or two down the track and its completely different, kinda alienating those people who used to love the original product. Reminds me of when sonique had a fantastic user base.. since no updates came a lot of them moved over to winamp or whatever else..

Same thing could be said for duke nukem forever.. How many people remember the original dos game? I've lost total interest in the game now... In the same time that the next duke nukem game has taken to be made... we've had 3 quake games from ID, and I dare say that we'll also have doom 3 by the time DNF is out...

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We are all just a herd of Baboons.

Speak for yourself.


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It gets my vote - only thing that plays .OGM properly on my machine

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It gets my vote - only thing that plays .OGM properly on my machine

Really? What's wrong with the alternatives? Zoomplayer, WMP 6.4, Sasami 2k all play my .ogm's just fine, wherefrom the first has native support for subtitle and chapter selection. I prefer the last though, as it features the best mouse control.
TCMP, on the other hand, was rather unstable for me.

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TCMP, on the other hand, was rather unstable for me.

Did you notice that we went from RC1 to RC3 meanwhile ? stability has greatly improved since then ..... do me a favour and test RC4 once its out ( couple of weeks from now ), and tell us what you think.

Thanks and best regards

Christian

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Really? What's wrong with the alternatives? Zoomplayer, WMP 6.4, Sasami 2k all play my .ogm's just fine, wherefrom the first has native support for subtitle and chapter selection. I prefer the last though, as it features the best mouse control.
TCMP, on the other hand, was rather unstable for me.

Admitedly, I didnt try Sasami 2k, but WMP 6.4 / Zoomplayer / BSplayer are juddery and/or suffer from the 'Green / Macroblocky' problem.

Ok, I know I could probably install a better Direct Show or Vobsub or something, but I actually like the look and feel of TCMP  B)

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We added 2 new CCAS audio plugins for TCMP http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st=0#entry94529 , one for

WavPack

and another for

wav, aiff, aifc, aif, au, snd, iff, svx, nist, ircam, sf, voc, w64, pvf, mat, mat4, mat5, xi, htk, paf

You havent heard about any of them before ?? Dont worry, me neither, and i'm around sometime now  ...

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TCMP went RC4 on 4th august, the changelog comprises

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- New! Powerful XML based Media Library (press M on TCMP startup)
- APEv2 TAG Support
- Shoutcast Streaming Support
- Enhanced MP3 Streaming Support
- DivX© Mastermind Support
- Improved startup speed by as much as 50%
- Over a Dozen CDL/CCAS API Enhancements
- Mouse Wheel 'Control' Support
- Enhanced DVD Functionality
- Improved Skinning Ability

Plus well over 100+ additions, fixes, and changes !!

In addition, RC4 Reloaded comes with the latest Matroska Container release. Plus we have included an advanced CDL Plug-in (thanx
jcsston!) to make it even more enjoyable to use. Here is what's new with Matroska:

- Matroska Chapter Support (This is what everyone has been waiting for!!!)
- Matroska Audio Stream Switching
- Anamorphic (AR) Matroska Video Support
- Matroska TCMP CDL Plug-in (allows tag editing and custom AR tags)



Also all the available audio plugins for

Wavpack
MP4/AAC
Vorbis
AC3
MOD
SND

have been updated to the new RC4 CCAS module API, link for installers is here ....

For those interested to make a skin for it there is a contest running with a price ( 100 US$ ) for the best skin, read more about it here and see the current results here and here.

... and there is more to come :


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Sorry about the repetition of some of the text, it seems the edit function on HA.org is somehow b0rked, unless i forgot how to post to webboards  ....

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Sorry about the repetition of some of the text, it seems the edit function on HA.org is somehow b0rked, unless i forgot how to post to webboards  ....

It's not your fault, it's a nasty bug in Invisionboard 1.2 RC1 (also see the "recommended MPC settings" thread)! There is already an RC2 of the forum software, Dibrom will update soon.

 
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