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    u remember the teacher in the peanuts cartoons? whaw whaw whaw whawhaw..... thats about the jist of what i just understood, BUT if it works and works good, then continue on man... ive recently been plugging away at testing and testing and downloading and and and all these other front ends (RR, FP, etc) and the music/media control with the library's are sub addequite (sp) meaning, through all its hated glory, the way media player 9 is set up with its library (playlists etc) is PERFECT in my opinion, playlist "list" on the left, selected, whats "in that playlist" on the right.... easy... simple... good....

    how you have this:


    is a perfect example of what im talking about... on the light green side (left side) have the playlists "listed" and on the dark green side (right side) have the contents of the selected "current" playlist.

    now objectively, i know only HTML and a "LITTLE" php, therefore i can offer no basis on how this would work if capable, as soon as i start looking at program code, my brain locks up and poof somehow the rest of the functioning synapsis get sidetracked and i trash any knowledge of reading the code to begin with and get stuck in a proverbial loop and nadda... so if youve gotten as far as you have, GREAT... i have no idea what youve done but its looking useable!!!!!!

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    would any of you guys know how to embed an external application within a java window (hide the title, frame border)? just wondering how to do that before i start on the frontend, coz i'd like to rely on an external media player like vlc or mplayer to playback audio and video since they have good support for the various media formats.

    currently working on my own gps app, still have to figure out how to calculate the shortest path...long way to go.

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    Cool

    I'm not sure you can, unless the application has support for it (for example, rendering to a given hWnd would get you there).

    The other option is to use the API from the OS (Windows/Linux) and use that to either move the window to where you need it or actually embed it.

    I'm not sure its even possible but this should get you started

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    Wow, looks like we got a good discussion going here. There are multiple free Java based GPS applications, Gypsylon is one:

    http://www.tegmento.org/gpsylon/screenshots.html
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    jsut stumbled apon this today great work so far, what are you workign on right now?

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    Java Media Player

    Here are some screen caps of the media player I've been working on.

    Now Playing:


    Library and playlists:


    It is hosted on sourceforge under https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmmplayer/

    The idea is to have a media player which is mobile friendly, skinable, and pluginable. The buttons on the left are where the plugins will be launched. Default ones will include a Music Player, Video Player & Picture Viewer. Others could be Sirius or XM players, AM/FM Radio, etc..
    I'm currently working on figuring out the plugin feature.
    The music player is based on javazoom components and is currently the only functional add-in.
    I am still evaluating which video player api to use but you can see the basic controls.
    Also there will be a picture viewer that allows you to view a slide show of the pictures in your "my pictures" folder.

    The skin feature uses SkinLF (Skin Look & Feel) where each component (fonts, buttons, sliders, dividers, trees, lists, etc...) can be "Skined" with any image. I've created skins with larger font, buttons, and slider handles which are more touch screen friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_barcus View Post
    jsut stumbled apon this today great work so far, what are you workign on right now?
    I'm actually working on moving again, sorry but this project as well as my webcam application have to be put on hold. I'm driving about 3000 miles to move back to where I was before here so it's taking up most of my time and money.

    And benedum, why didn't you use the Java Media Framework for your project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    And benedum, why didn't you use the Java Media Framework for your project?
    I actually started this before JMF was released and at the time javazoom had support for the majority of audio media and still does, so that's what I stayed with. Also JMF didn't seam to be as advanced as the javazoom components.
    I am considering JMF for the video portion of JMP but thus far I've been focusing on perfecting the audio player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    And benedum, why didn't you use the Java Media Framework for your project?
    JMF is dead, It has not been updated in over five years. It will be replaced soon by the Java Media Components API. Until then, any work on Java media playback is premature, IMO.

    Here is a presentation from JavaONE 2008 that explains more.

    http://dsc.sun.com/learning/javaoneo...df/TS-6509.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeejolts View Post
    JMF is dead, It has not been updated in over five years. It will be replaced soon by the Java Media Components API. Until then, any work on Java media playback is premature, IMO.

    Here is a presentation from JavaONE 2008 that explains more.

    http://dsc.sun.com/learning/javaoneo...df/TS-6509.pdf
    I've read some (very little) topics on the new JMC but since it's still under development and javazoom was stable I went with that.
    I'm not against converting to a different media engine if it has better performance and compatibility but for now javazoom does the job for the audio playback.

    I also tried to develop JMP so that upgrading/changing the media player would not be that difficult, but it's not as simple as changing an import...
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