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    Quote Originally Posted by Prindle19
    A) skin looks very nice...but it is ugly. My dad will like it, he likes brown, but thats just a minor jab @ ya.
    Change to the blue one.

    C) Flawleslly, as designed i imagine, but on resume it tunes to channel 1. It would be killer if it did not do this, but rather tuned back to the last channel you were listening too.
    It shouldn't, it works here !
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    Here's my feedback on it so far.

    1. First off, it works a lot better than the XM built into Frodoplayer. I used to have exit and restart Frodo to get more than the two preview channels. The new app worked right off the bat, no problem at all.

    2. It's faster. We like that very much. I've tied it to Frodoplayer and launch it from the App menu. (It just occurred to me I could set it as an external app under the XM menu...I'll try that tomorrow).

    3. I had one error the first time I used it. I hit the "tools" button that sends you to the secondary favorites screen and got an error that said something about "Max exceeds Min". I was driving and didn't get a good read at it. Hit "okay", went back to the main screen, hit "F+" to add a station and haven't had it give me this problem since. I think it had to do with the secondary list being empty at first. Since it handled the error smoothly (thanks, Frodo!), it didn't affect usability.

    4. Aside from features you may intend to put into it, this thing felt much more like a Beta than an Alpha release! It's now my new first choice XM app.

    5. I won't moan about the skins - I'll complement them. While the color choice can get washed out a bit in the sun, I found that the blue skin worked best and works MUCH better than the FP incarnation. All of the data one needs is right there. I like the artwork for the stations, too. Nice touch.

    6. Loving the way it sorts by station, artist, genre, etc. if you just punch it. Although I do agree that having a popup tuner keypad would be nice. The slider works but it takes a little concentration to do it. I usually wait until a stoplight to change the station.

    7. Not sure why there is a "Tune" button on the secondary favorites screen since just touching it makes the station change.

    8. It seems odd that there is an "F+" to add secondary favorites but you have to edit the .ini file to put in your primary favorites. I read your post about putting the press to set feature in and that will be a great improvement and fix this nit.

    Those are my observations thus far. I have a suggestion that you can consider or ignore -your choice.

    There is a lot of room taken up with non-productive information. By that, I mean the channel display, artist, song, station name, time, and so forth. That is precious space that could be used to display more rows or allow bigger buttons, etc.

    I don't mean this information is unnecessary or unwanted. I want it all, but perhaps you could limit the space necessary by allowing the information to rotate on a single or double line window. I've included an example of how it is done in iTunes but I've seen it done this way in lots of players. First the song name either scrolls or slides down from the top, pauses, then the artist name, etc. The progress bar is also a nice feature but hey, I've already suggested too much stuff.

    A great app so far, Frodo. I'm loving it. A huge thank you from those of us too inept to code our own stuff!
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    First off, it looks great, and I can see where this is headed...and it's called Heaven, my friend, Heaven.

    Problems:
    1. Set the COM port and other items and turned it on. Nothing. Same problem that I had with the embedded XM tuner in FrodoPlayer. Had to reboot several times, and then it mysteriously started working. During this time, it worked flawlessly in TimeTrax.

    2. Channels come in slow. I'm guessing there isn't anything that can be done about this. To be fair, it's faster than XM tuner in FP. But not by much.

    3. Titles cut off.

    Hope this information is useful, and not just annoying. =) Hahahaha... I've been ****ing off the developers at my work, so it wouldn't be a stretch for me. (But they deserve it, and you don't.)

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    Frodo,

    Nice! I'm in heaven. I'll join the bandwagon with the requests...

    Can I get a clock?

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    for those looking to hookup their xm directs to use with frodo player, here ya goXm THE GUIDE

    Just remember to set frodo to com2, or whatever com port you choose.

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    XM High Voltage doesnt have a little station jpeg....show O & A some love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prindle19
    XM High Voltage doesnt have a little station jpeg....show O & A some love!
    Well put one in there !
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    Doh! another issue of me not looking around your install folder enough to solve a problem.



    but still, maybe it could be integrated into the next release

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    Hibernation Issues

    If I leave this app running when the computer goes into hibernation, the next time I start my vehicle the computer comes up fine. 20 minutes later the computer shuts off but my XMDirect is still powered as audio remains on. The only way to recover is to pull the fuse to the Opus.

    I know that this is suppose to be Hibernation aware and could be one of my settings? but the previous XM app built into Frodoplayer never gave me any issues.

    I am running a Shuttle Board and Opus 150. I believe my suspend mode in Bios is S3 but I am not 100% sure til I go look at it again. I am also using the XMDirect setup connected via Com2.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    I need this app!

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    Here's the hibernation issue i had.

    Listening to channel 46, turn of key, computer goes into hibernation

    Turn car back on, computer resumes, channel 46 shown on frodo application, then you hear the xm direct come back on, and bam, back to channel 1

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