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[added: 110] Various new ideas

PostPosted: October 9th, 2008, 11:50 pm
by Lance
I'm currently developing a new skin and I've once again run into some situations where new features would be a great addition so I thought I would make a quick list.

Firstly, the track name. I like the automatic scrolling, but it would be nice to be able to click and drag to scroll the titles like you can with winamp. Or, perhaps an option in the settings to control the scroll speed.

Secondly, I tried to explain "nested animations" a while back. I think I have a simple example to explain this now. You have a slider with a sliderbit, but what I would like is to be able to have the slider bit have its own animation. For example, a volume slider with the sliderbit slowly blinking. The way I see this happening would be to perhaps create a new animtype to set the animation as a sliderbit? And then just place that set in the position you would normaly place a sliderbit.

Next is something that could be a little tricky but perhaps not. When you ajust a volume slider, I think it would be nice if the vu meters actual ajusted their maximum size accordingly. So if you lower the volume, the vumeter would alter its size according to the % of the actual volume. This would also apply to volume anim sets too, basing the amount of frames to use on the volume %. Also, to completely turn off the vu meters when mute is enabled.

Based on the above suggestion being implemented, this could also work for speaker ballance too, ajusting the left/right vu meter size according to speaker ballance.

I think that's it for now. I realize they are all visual suggestions, but I think anything that enhances the visual experience is worth considering when audio skins are concerned.

Thanks for reading! :D

Peace, Lance

PostPosted: October 11th, 2008, 7:11 am
by anemovatis
Great ideas Lance.

PostPosted: October 17th, 2008, 8:01 am
by logokas
Great ideas indeed.

Especially the VUs. I, myself, find them rather confusing. Winamp's VU is alot more expressive on that part. The low-mid-high are off and don't even show anything at all. Some of those might need an emphasis on how they reflect volume. It'd make the 'full VU' skins like my Rainwave one for example, alot more neater.

PostPosted: October 17th, 2008, 5:27 pm
by Cliff Cawley
I'd love to get implementing these, the thing that is currently holding me back is the skinnable playlist.

Once that's out, I'll be able to continue work on all these great features, and those in other threads ;)

Cliff :)

PostPosted: March 14th, 2009, 2:19 am
by Cliff Cawley
All of these changes are available in build 110!

Cliff :)

PostPosted: March 14th, 2009, 2:49 am
by Jikaru
my vumeters work like this in 109...but glad to see the rest follow in 110.