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Postby REDstyler » October 20th, 2009, 6:16 pm

Hi All :)

The point of this post was to ask how to add Internet Radio Stations into the Xion Library, but I thought for something better - even though I'm not sure if it has been mentioned before.

I now only use Xion. It's been getting better and faster each release, and I love making skins for it. So, I think that Xion should have a few features that other media players have. The one I want to point out is Library Folder, similar to those used in Winamp.

It would be really nice to have a sidebar in the library (skinnable, like the new skinnable playlist) that contains Song View, Artist View, Album View, Playlists, and a section for Radio Stations.

Here is an example (Transparent PNG Format):
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Do you think that could be possible?

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Michael :)
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Postby SLoB » October 20th, 2009, 6:29 pm

Is no one taking any notice of the feedback button on the left of the site? Its there so you can cast your vote as to what is worked on next.
You will notice the library is top atm and the SUI

That's the whole purpose of having the feedback button there, use it and cast your votes people!
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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 20th, 2009, 6:46 pm

Haha SLoB its ok, I can forgive people for posting in here. I can see its probably a little confusing to have the Feature request forum and the feedback button, etc.

The voting is still in Trial as I'm interested to see how it goes after I've fixed a few and marked them as such.

REDstyler, what you've proposed here is definitely what I'll be working on next. The library is still very simple and now that the skinnable playlist is out of the way, the next feature to improve is definitely the library.

Now that I've made it possible to have a resizeable interface, at some point I'll need to get the hardware acceleration working so that interfaces will be even faster.

Thanks for the screenshot, it helps to clarify that the ideas I was thinking about for the Library will actually be of interest to people out there.

As SLoB mentioned, use the feedback button cast a vote on the Library upgrade. The Skinnable Equalizer controls look like they're starting to catch up ;)

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Postby REDstyler » October 20th, 2009, 7:40 pm

I see. It's my pleasure. Will the new Library incorporate what I've put in the screenshot?

(I think that Ideas should still be posted here, along with a link in the Uservoice feedback site - which I've done for the Library idea :-) )
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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 20th, 2009, 9:49 pm

REDstyler Wrote:I see. It's my pleasure. Will the new Library incorporate what I've put in the screenshot?


Yeah, although your screenshot is missing things such as what it might look like when you choose something other than 'Now Playing' ;)

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Postby SLoB » October 20th, 2009, 10:36 pm

I'm sure there will be a beta thread dedicated to the library for discussions, it's going to be an important aspect for Xion especially as it will be compared to other media players, I think the main aim is to make it what the users want without fuss and make it flexible but powerful.
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Postby logokas » October 20th, 2009, 10:42 pm

On a completely unrelated note, that visual style you have in that screenshot interests me!
I shoot and ask questions later.

Take no offense of it.
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Postby REDstyler » October 20th, 2009, 10:56 pm

@Cliff: Cool - Do you have any good ideas for that at the moment?

@SLoB: Cool - that'll be nice. I'll be pretty involved in that one :)

@logokas: lol - that's just a mockup of something i'd design for the library. took my five minutes. so it's not a visual style
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