CoverMess 0720 - Bug fix update
BugFix Update 0720
- Fixed most sizing issues where flip button would not appear, still needs improvement
- Fixed double song entries on backcover
This happened if useid3=1 in rr.ini. Works fine now and showextensions flag in rr.ini will also be honored...
- RR 07/01 changed (fixed) the way it responded to fscommand("GETDL","");
This version supports both the newer and older versions ( for now )...
- Changed default in albums.txt for songmenubutimage=none.jpg so that no bubble will occur
- Changed default zoomspeed=2 in albums.txt for faster animation
***BE CAREFULL NOT TO OVER WRITE YOUR ALBUMS.TXT, AS YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR CUSTOM SETTINGS***
-Now supports custom text and text settings for all buttons
0710 Major Update!!!!
-This version now only has one mode!!! XML mode is gone
-This version is easier to configure and has less pre-requisites
-You can flip the covers and select song(s) individually
-All list are ilist style, ie throw lists
-CM will display folders with no cover art
CoverMess ( CM ) is a GUI for selecting and playing digital audio files on a windows PC. It is writen in actionscript 2.0 v8, and requires the
carpc front end 'Ride Runner' ( RR ) to operate. It will NOT work without RR.
Below is a screenshot of CM running in RR...
The covers can be moved around, double clicking zooms them in and allows for furter actions, such as playing the audio files that are
associated with that cover.
CM displays a user configurable amount of covers at a time, in this case I've configured it for 25 max. CM spreads the total amount
of covers between a series of pages. This can be seen in my screenshot near the bottom left, in the green box.
The covers are sorted alphabetcally by artist name. You can move from page to page using the arrows or select a specific page from the
'Alpha Selection' menu.
You can filter the albums by using the 'Genre' menu. This menu is created dynamically from your file structure - requirements explained
You can further filter by artist by using the "Selected Artist" menu. This way you can isolate all of an artists albums on the screen easily.
CM can load covers from a txt file, that is user selectable.
Mine is called paths.txt...here is a sample part of it...
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\- Various -\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\- Various -\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\10,000 Maniacs\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\38 Special\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\A Flock Of Seagulls\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\A Ha\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\Adam Ant\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\Air Supply\folder.jpg
This file is automatically created in your skin path by CM and RR.
CM searches your RR musicpath for audiofiles, and then asks RR to create a custom list of folders pointing to cover art.
If you do not have cover art, CM will substitute with a default cover , user specified, and if that does not exist it will fallback to a blank white cover.
You do not have to and should not specify jpg in your audiofiles rr.ini anymore.
So now CM can operate without any coverart! It will display all your folders, regardless.
The included cm_readme.txt contains detailed configuration info and examples.
Enjoy, and Good Luck!!! Feedback , praise :) and bugs reports are welcome!
P.S. The flash animation is opensource, I've just modified it to display cd covers and integrate with RR..
A link to the original source and to other cool flash viewers is in my skin thread here..post #27