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    Here is the HOWTO.
    It is incomplete. I need to know what you would
    like to know, and any explanations that you
    have on how to do features not listed. That
    way we can get it done fast.

    Frodo






    ################################################## #########

    How to define Applications on the Apps Page:

    The Apps Page follows the seperate images skin type.

    The buttons are defined in the APPS folder in the file
    "APPS.INI"

    There are 10 of these.
    BTW, NONE disables

    Here is a sample:

    APP4_LEFT=16.673
    APP4_TOP=15
    APP4_WIDTH=12.5
    APP4_HEIGHT=16.67
    APP4_MINI=TRUE ---Goto Mini-Mode on Launch
    APP4_COMMANDLINE=NONE ---Command Line Options
    APP4_VISIBLE=TRUE
    APP4_PAUSE=FALSE ---Pause FrodoPlayer on Launch


    NOTE:
    NEVER EDIT THE "applications.app" file by hand.
    It is for the list of applications and can be edited
    in the settings menu.

    ################################################## #########

    How to define Applications on the main menu:

    The main menu applications are defined in "frodoplayer.ini"

    BTW, NONE disables.

    Here is a sample:

    APP1MINI=TRUE ---Goto Mini-Mode on Launch
    APP1COMMANDLINE=NONE ---Command Line Options
    APP1PAUSE=FALSE ---Pause FrodoPlayer on Launch

    ################################################## #########

    How to turn on/off advanced screen resolution control/placement.
    As well as how to configure.


    The advanced settings are defined in "frodoplayer.ini"

    Under the [MAIN] tag

    USE_ADVANCED_SCREEN_SETTINGS=True

    Under the [ADVANCED] tag

    ADV_TOP=212
    ADV_LEFT=200
    ADV_WIDTH=1024
    ADV_HEIGHT=768

    All measurements HERE are in pixels.

    NOTE: If you turn off advanced screen settings, FrodoPlayer
    becomes a full screen application.
    ################################################## #########

    How to add album art or album info to Files.

    ART will be pulled from the file or the following
    ways.

    ART:

    In the same directory as the file, copy a jpg file there
    with the same name of the file plus ".jpg"

    Example:

    Video = D:\The Matrix.avi
    Video Art = D:\The Matrix.avi.jpg


    You can also put a file called "album.jpg" in
    the directory





    INFO:

    In the same directory as the file, make a text file
    with the same name of the file plus .ini

    Example:

    Video = D:\The Matrix.avi
    Video Info = D:\The Matrix.avi.ini

    In this file, follow the following format:
    (All Fields Required)


    [INFO]
    TITLE=Walk Me Home
    ARTIST=Mandy Moore
    ALBUM=Music Video
    GENRE=Pop

    ################################################## #########

    How to add a track to favorites:

    Hold down the mousebutton on a track in the playlist for 3-4
    seconds.

    How to delete a track from favorites:
    (Go to Favorites First)

    Hold down the mousebutton on a track in the playlist for 3-4
    seconds.

    NOTE:
    8 seconds clears Favorites.

    ################################################## #########

    How to permanently delete a file from DB and HARD DRIVE !
    (Does not work in all modes obviously)

    Hold down the mousebutton on a track in the playlist for 8
    seconds.

    ################################################## #########

    Where is the Jump function, all I see is search ?

    Find any unused area of the application, such as my avatar.
    Double Click, up comes the keyboard, now in jump mode.

    ################################################## #########

    Is there a shortcut to the Mini-Mode ?

    Yes,
    Find any unused area of the application, such as my avatar.
    Hold down the mouse button for 3 seconds, Mini-Mode is now
    active.

    ################################################## #########

    How do smart playlists work ?

    A smart playlist is a database query.

    You fill in the values for the fields.
    You can have LIKE or IS fields.
    In LIKE fields, you can use % as a wildcard.

    ################################################## #########

    How do I make the Radio Work ?
    First, you need to have hardware supported by Radiator.
    Then you need to install and configure radiator to
    work with your card. Then point FrodoPlayer to Radiator.exe
    in the settings.

    ################################################## #########

    How do I make the lists page up/down ?

    Hold down the buttons in the list for 2-3 seconds.

    ################################################## #########
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  • #2
    One of the hardest thing is to get people to help out with writing a manual.
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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    • #3
      Originally posted by antimatter
      One of the hardest thing is to get people to help out with writing a manual.
      Hell I just want people to add things here that I left out, or to ask me questions so I will know what to answer.

      Then, when I get it all here, I'll actually write one.

      Frodo
      [H]4 Life
      My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
      It will be done sometime in the next generation.
      I'm a lesbian too.
      I am for hire!

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      • #4
        how can we take the xm and radio out of the menu, and replace with our own apps?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by vcbb5
          how can we take the xm and radio out of the menu, and replace with our own apps?
          You can do that in the settings menu under fm/xm. Tell it to launch an
          external app. If you want the icon changed you'll need to edit the skin.

          Frodo
          [H]4 Life
          My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
          It will be done sometime in the next generation.
          I'm a lesbian too.
          I am for hire!

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          • #6
            Frodo,

            Are the items in the Main_menu1 and Main_menu2 configurable? I mean, e.g. can I move the SETTINGS item in Menu1 to Menu2? What I have done is this:

            which is actually two parts:
            Menu1

            Menu2


            As you can see, I'm missing XM in Menu1, because I don't have the space to put it. I would like to place XM in Menu2, but somehow could not. Can you shed some light on this?

            I hope I'm making sense and I'm sorry if this has been discussed before. I've searched. Honest!!
            Brushed Metal Skin
            http://www.geocities.com/febsperanza]
            MIA at the moment
            [please email me instead of pm]

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            • #7
              I wanted to move the items around also... I couldn't get it to work anyway
              I tried... Finally PM'd frodo and he said that the Menu buttons are stuck
              to their respective menu's.... (I really wanted navigation at the top!)

              So I did just what you did and have to arrange things to just work out
              where they need to be...

              what I ended up doing...

              Frodo said he'd look into it... and he came back with this:

              While I would love to give ya'll this, the way it is coded will not allow it.
              It would take a massive code change which might break quite a bit.
              The music player IS the menu/front end and that is the way it has to
              stay. Sorry.

              That does not mean we can't "beef up" the current menu, I'm all for
              suggestions on making it better. (However don't ask for stuff on menu1
              to go to menu2 etc, I can't do it)

              Frodo
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              • #8
                febsperanza- looks good, but what about without the bmw sign . Maybe custom logo's, or a nice big smoking monkey
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Squid
                  I wanted to move the items around also... I couldn't get it to work anyway
                  I tried... Finally PM'd frodo and he said that the Menu buttons are stuck
                  to their respective menu's.... (I really wanted navigation at the top!)

                  So I did just what you did and have to arrange things to just work out
                  where they need to be...

                  what I ended up doing...

                  Frodo said he'd look into it... and he came back with this:

                  While I would love to give ya'll this, the way it is coded will not allow it.
                  It would take a massive code change which might break quite a bit.
                  The music player IS the menu/front end and that is the way it has to
                  stay. Sorry.

                  That does not mean we can't "beef up" the current menu, I'm all for
                  suggestions on making it better. (However don't ask for stuff on menu1
                  to go to menu2 etc, I can't do it)

                  Frodo
                  Doh! I read that post too, and I thought he was talking about nested/hierarchical menus. Oh well, back to the drawing board
                  Brushed Metal Skin
                  http://www.geocities.com/febsperanza]
                  MIA at the moment
                  [please email me instead of pm]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by febsperanza
                    Doh! I read that post too, and I thought he was talking about nested/hierarchical menus. Oh well, back to the drawing board
                    There were two subjects in that post, so you read half right
                    [H]4 Life
                    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                    I'm a lesbian too.
                    I am for hire!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vcbb5
                      febsperanza- looks good, but what about without the bmw sign . Maybe custom logo's, or a nice big smoking monkey
                      Hmm ... custom logo... Why didn't I think about that before

                      Brushed Metal Skin
                      http://www.geocities.com/febsperanza]
                      MIA at the moment
                      [please email me instead of pm]

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