This is an awesome front end, and here is why:
I will probably be complaining about small minor details of this front end a whole lot in the next few weeks, so I wanted to make sure I also made known how great I think this front end is.
as rob said, its directory based for music. so is media car. a vast majority of the other players are list based. cool for them, I dont like it. So its refreshing to see that new front ends are being developed for those of us who prefer directory based listening.
second. its simple. well, thats a total lie. I have this theory that many of the enthusiasts here are like me or similar. mp3, gps, the occasional video or dvd on a blue moon (very very occasional dvd), and for those who replace the radio, they want that too.
so we have front ends that have web access, pictures, satelite radio, butons on the main screen to lauch external apps such as emulators, mixers, the list goes on and on. and on. ... and on. has anyone tried roadrunner? talk about every square inch of the main screen taken up!
and so it goes with neocar. way too complicated (for those of us who are minimalists) but what can we do? we can simply start up that skin maker (this is starting to get into theory, I havent figured out that part fully fully yet) and make a skin that has JUST mp3 and gps. or add the dvd. or maybe mp3 and radio for those who dont have gps. we can make it as simple or as complicated as we want to!
from what I understand, I could make a button for solitaire and load it as an external app and map it from the main screen. totally useless, but it means this front end is useful for the uber complex user, and perfect for the minimalist!
well, thats it for now. as I get a handle over the program, im sure ill be able to add more. but those two features alone have made this program the only candidate that has a fighting change to be better (and I mean WAY better) than media car.
thanks, natsuo. sorry for the criticism youll find in the other threads I post.