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Thread: 4am MUSIC Console 1.5 (music jukebox)

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    There will be no need to rewrite the skin, but if more options become available you may need to create a new button or two. Also the new version will likely use xml files instead of ini files as such I will likely provide a conversion tool or simple guidelines. Hope this won't discourage you from creating the new skin, as I would love to make it available for on the website especially one that is geared towards car use.
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    OK, here is a thought. how about some kind of DB integrated into it.
    It can load all the songs into the DB, using the ID3 tag for artist info track and album info etc, and also record stats on most played track/Album/Artist.

    Use the DB to store where the album art for the album is too.

    If using with a touchscreen, when you select an Album by using it's cover, load the whole album as a play list, and then autoplay in order, unless a random/shuffle button is pressed/selected.

    When the album ends, go back to random play, using a popularity mode (obtained stats from a Database table that records number of plays each track has).

    That way you don't need to stop and choose another Album when the one you are playing finishes. Much less dangerous than trying to locate an album when on the move, and much better than trying to find somewhere to stop.
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    Well those are some options to be considered and I will be looking at them once I get to working on the database, thanks for the suggestions.

    As a side note, you may want to just "queue" up all the albums you'd like to listen to on a trip, thus avoiding having to load up one album after another finishes. So instead of clicking on the play CD button just click on the queue CD button.
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    Hi!
    I liked it a lot. The ease with which you can relabel and reassign the buttons in the media program is excellent. My question is have you set a price point on the program? If it is what I consider reasonable, I would purchase it just to get rid of the trial screen. I like the colors and the fact that you can change them. Internal playlists would be really nice as an add on.

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    Hi Peter,

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the programs, and your $0.02 are always appreciated.

    Just to clairfy there are two seperate programs:
    4am Music Console (free) -> for all the music playback, jukebox interface
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    4am Media Console ($25US)-> Which is the one with the buttons that can be relabelled and acts as a desktop replacement.

    4am Media console as mentioned above costs $25US, which I feel is a reasonable price for the software, hopefully you feel that it is worth it

    4am Music Console will have playlists functionality in the future as it is one thing that is on the large todo list
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    Originally posted by OvernightTech
    large todo list
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    Hi,
    I installed both of the programs, media console and music console on my thinkpad and all worked great. When I installed both programs on my Dell, I got an error message in music console that said "could not find expected directory, please see help for more details" or words to that effect. I Can't start help because the program shuts down after I click ok. Any ideas?
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    Go into Start--> 4am music console setup - specify the relevant directories.

    Nice work 'Overnight' on 4am - I've been developing my own system (just for personal use) but until I complete it, I shall be running 4am for my MP3 needs



    Originally posted by chut
    Hi,
    I installed both of the programs, media console and music console on my thinkpad and all worked great. When I installed both programs on my Dell, I got an error message in music console that said "could not find expected directory, please see help for more details" or words to that effect. I Can't start help because the program shuts down after I click ok. Any ideas?
    Peter

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    thanks, I'll give it a try when I get home.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vittel
    Go into Start--> 4am music console setup - specify the relevant directories.

    Nice work 'Overnight' on 4am - I've been developing my own system (just for personal use) but until I complete it, I shall be running 4am for my MP3 needs

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    Hi!
    I got the music program working and am trying out the media console next. I am having a problem loading the program on my car pc. I start it up and as far as I get is the black & white "loading" screen. I have removed the setups for all that does not exist on this PC. But it does not want to run.

    Any Ideas?

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