Regarding your description of the visualization is delayed with the music. Im not quite sure I understand. Are you saying that the visualization changing doesnt match the music? If this is the case then the visualization is part of microsofts thing and I dont think that is actually stays on the beat of the music. I think it just takes a random frequency response and then the visualization just changes from there.
Oh, is there a way to change the favorites buttons?
I ran MI (not the latest version) on a desktop in my trunk for a while using onboard audio (line-in for XM, line-out going into a tape deck adapter to play it through my factor radio) and it has worked wonderfully (great product). Now I wish to totally replace the head unit with a PC. I currently have the SP13000 and want to use the onboard audio for 6 channel out and I have patched the XM audio into the cd-in on the mb.
Now, when I try to adjust the volume on the XM screen the number changes but the sound level stays the same. The volume changes with the Audio player. Also, going from XM to Audio, the volume displayed at the top is different to each. I guess neither of these actually control the master volume in XP? I know the XM controls the line in volume which is why it can't work for my cd-in setup.
I have dabbled in VB some (wanted to make my own front end at one time) and know that the master volume can be controlled by code. Wouldn't this be better? It would allow the users to adjust their own imbedded XP volume controls to better equalize the sound of the various inputs and then the volume control in MI would adjust all equally.
I guess I need to get a sound card that has mic and line-in as well as 6 channel out.
I took a long trip from Michigan to Minnesota recently and found that the program had too many bugs to release, so to date...
I have fixed the bugs that I encountered on my trip and several that I found in testing.
I reconfigured the menus so that the main menu is only a single menu instead of a submenu when you hit the media button. Here is a teaser screenshot of the main menu. The next release will also have a new skin called simplistique that I copied from another skin I found on mp3car.com.
Original Mobile Impact skin
I have also added a volume control slider at the top where the song title and volume number shows, It will show the song info and volume number normally but to activate it, you tap on it and the song info and volume number dissappears and the slider shows, after 10 seconds of innactivity it returns to normal showing the song info again or when the user hits any of the volume or module menus.
I have totally redone the DVD/CD player module so that it has playlist, title menu, and several other robust functions. I have also added a cd drive eject button to the dvd/cd module, that is accessed through the playlist screen on the new module.
I fixed the volume control on the XM module so that it is more reponsive and functions without affecting the other volumes.
I updated the SNES9xw to the most current windows version for the emulator.
I fixed the shuffle function on the media player. The new shuffle works on both the playlist and normal play functions. The new shuffle creates a hidden list of numbers that coincide with the songs, then scrambles the numbers then goes down the list and plays them. No duplicates are encountered and it is very random every time but only works when playing normally. If the user hits the next or previous buttons it uses the original shuffle code, which actually tends to be more random anyway.
To Do ->
I have written an iPod controlling module and will attempt to add it to the media player module.
I will be looking for a good equalizer active x control to add as well. I have search quite in depth and havent found anything yet.
new skin looks pretty sharp!!! i really can't wait! any ETA for the new version?