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    CD Player Idea

    I know the idea of an enhanced cd player has been discussed, but I don't quite like the BROWSE.RRL solution. I was trying to come up with a workaround...

    I made an AutoIt script that basically loads either a playlist with the songs on the CD or my MP3 Directory. My one problem with this is that the playlist box within RR doesn't update as soon as Winamp's does. If I close down RR and restart it, the playlist shows the correct titles, but until then it is stuck on the playlist from the previous state.

    Is there a setting to update RR's playlist box with winamp, or a way to manually update it the way it does when restarting?

    Thanks for you input.

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    It's easy to add a skin/sdk command to reload winamp's playlist (this may even already exist -- I have to look).. right now, RR will automatically reload it if the time stamp of winamp.m3u (on winamp's folder) changes, but a playlist on the screen will not update until the screen is reloaded.. basically, if you modify the winamp.m3u file while in a different screen, when you return to the audio player it would be reloaded.
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    For me, I'm just using an external player for CD's. That way when I eject the CD, I'm back to my unchanged MP3 playlist and it'll continue with the song that was playing before I put the CD in.

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    Thanks Guino, that makes a lot of sense. It would probably work for me then if I made my own CDPlayer.skin or something. I'll have to mess around with it. Unfortunatly I'm not going to be around this weekend and I hate leaving things half finished.

    I may end up doing what B8bbi did though. Which one are you using? Are there any that can be easily skinned so it can look seemless with my interface? I haven't really messed around with SkinBedder, but that looks like a possibility too.

    Thanks for your help.

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    maiwand, I'm using FrodoPlayer for CD's for now. It aleady has a nice touchscreen interface and visualization for CD's. You can also easily use Windows Media Player.

    Does winamp's vis work for CD's, BTW? I haven't tried.

    I'm doing the same thing for CD's with video files. When I insert one in, RR will pause, then Zoom Player launches and plays the videos on the CD automatically. Yeah, I could use RR's built-in video player but I don't want to lose my current video playlist.

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    Thanks, I'll try those out. I'll post any alternatives I come across too.

    Oh, and Winamp's vis does work for CDs. I just tried it

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    Lightbulb

    I decided to mess around a little with keeping the CD Playing functionality in RR. What I did was made two batch files that saved the music files in either the CD directory or MP3 directory as winamp.m3u. (It even sorts the files alphabetically). Here is my code:

    ::Batch File that creates a playlist of all MP3s in the MP3 Directory

    @echo off
    D:
    cd My Documents\My Music
    dir /b /s /on *.mp3,*.ogg, *.cda, *.wma > C:\Progra~1\Winamp\winamp.m3u
    :: sorts alphabetically, and recurrs within subfolders, then replaces the default playlist

    C:\Progra~1\Winamp\winamp.exe "C:\Progra~1\Winamp\winamp.m3u"
    ::Loads the playlist into Winamp

    This seems to work fairly well, I just have a couple questions:
    -The playlist in the Audio_Player doesn't update unless I leave the screen and come back to it. I tired calling "Audio" from within the player screen, but that doesn't trick it into refreshing. Maybe I can go to another screen and then instantly go back somehow?
    -I'd like to save the position in the playlist to a file and resume from the same place when I switch between the modes. This is done when resume is on and the program is started. I don't know the syntax to extract the current tracknumber and then jump to the that track. (I figure I can use "CURRENTTRACKTIME" and "SEEKTO" to get to the position if I have the correct song.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Any more progress on this?

    I would really like to have an integrated CD player that when switching between MP3 or CD, (or any other source) it would remember where the mp3 or cd left off. Bascially just like a head unit would.

    I haven't really looked into it myself beside doing some research on here. Not quite sure where to start, but I'll probably give it a try.

    Thanks.

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    No, nothing yet, I kind of set it on the backburner for now. What I have right now works, but isn't ideal. I will need to revisit the issue. If you get any more insight, please let us know

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    -you can use "RELOADLIST" for the refresh of the playlist -- the files should already be loaded on winamp's playlist for this to work (you can simply run "winamp myplaylist.m3u" for that).

    -There's nothing to allow playback of a specific song number (yet), but should be easy to add a command for that.

    I haven't really tried to improve the CD player interface, because I intend to make the CDRip also play CDs when desired. That would allow for display of CDDB info (both local and remote).
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