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Last post Author Topic: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay  (Read 23188 times)

Darwin

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2007, 08:27:48 AM »
Good question... One for which I don't have an immediate answer!
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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2007, 10:18:26 AM »
How do I get rid of (hide) the bottom window?

XMplay.jpg

You have to click on the small dot in the middle and DRAG up. it works like a drawer.

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2007, 11:35:04 PM »
Killer - thanks urlwolf. I never did get around looking into this and am not sure that I would have found that on my own (unless is documented somewhere? It probably is...).
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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2007, 03:25:35 PM »
Hi,
I have posted two autohotkey scripts that lets xmplay display images related to the playing track that someone reading this thread might be interested in.

xmplay cover image script - http://www.un4seen.c...21.msg53421#msg53421
screencast: http://img146.images...e=xmplaycovernn3.swf
script that automatically checks if the folder for the current track has changed and if so, looks for a "folder.jpg" image file and if found, then displays it.
- the cover shows for two seconds on top of the XMPLAY-INFO window (same size, same position), if that window exists.
- clicking middle mouse button on the XMPLAY-MAIN when the XMPLAY-INFO window exists shows the cover longer than 2 seconds. A second middle mouse click hides the cover again.

xmplay_gimage - http://www.un4seen.c...21.msg53566#msg53566
screencast: http://img142.images...aygimageddemldt4.swf
xmplay_gimage uses the current track's metadata (track title, artist, album title) to do a google image search via the google image ripper ( http://dearcomputer.nl/gir/ ) and then displays the matching images in a slideshow on top of the INFO window. Clicking middle mouse button on the XMPLAY-MAIN turns the slideshow on/off.

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2007, 05:10:32 PM »
Has anyone tried the jetAudio (freeware version) and made a comparison to the others?
jetAudio download

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2007, 05:32:01 PM »
Cool, Nod5, I'll have to give these a try. I'm onto using a third mp3 player recommended by urlwolf: WinAmp 5.5 (xmplay was the first)... xmplay is still one of my favourites because it's so light and simple to use. I just wish it had better playlist and library organisation support. On that note, I suppose I should check the website for updates. It's been a long while...
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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2008, 09:45:29 AM »
reviving an old thread but i couldn't figure this out. how do i add files to the playlist via command-line? e.g. with Winamp, i could use this cmd: "winamp.exe /ADD <some.mp3>"

is there an equivalent command in XMP? :tellme:

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2008, 05:09:55 PM »
As far as I know you can only use command line to open files (which clears any previous track from the playlist).
http://support.xmpla...om/article.php?id=35
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Opening Files
This is done by giving the full path name to XMPlay. For example:
"c:\XMPlay.exe" "c:\Music\Garbage - Supervixen.ogg"
And multiple songs:
"c:\XMPlay.exe" "c:\Music\Garbage - Supervixen.ogg" "c:\Music\Creed - One.ogg"
Opening Folders
This is done by giving the full path of the directory to XMPlay. For example:
"c:\XMPlay.exe" "c:\Music\Ogg\"
And multiple directories:
"c:\XMPlay.exe" "c:\Music\Ogg\" c:\Music\Mp3\"

Adding files can be done through DDE via autohotkey. See the ahk source for my small scripts above for details and http://support.xmpla...om/article.php?id=17 . I also want to be able to add files to the xmplay playlist (specifically from the FARR plugin albumdisplayer that I've been working on) so I'll sooner or later try to make a small AHK script that just takes one or more file paths as input and then silently adds them to the xmplay playlist. If you don't make it first that is  ;D
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 05:11:27 PM by Nod5 »

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2008, 08:18:40 AM »
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I found a jewel of a program: XMplay

Awesome player & my new favorite for Windows! I finally tested it this week (using WinXP more these days since I installed BitWare for business).

By the way, if anybody uses Ubuntu v8.04 then check out RealPlayer 11. Sleek & fast, I no longer use XMMS for StreamTuner; RealPlayer 11 absolutely rocks for radio streams (KUAT, KUSC, Polski Classical, etc.). It's really an open secret in linux.  :D
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 08:22:37 AM by invenit »

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2008, 03:58:09 PM »
Lanux128, try AHK_xmplay_input_to_playlist_DDEML   v080821

;-----------------------------------
; autohotkey script for silently adding to Xmplay playlist through DDE
;  takes file(s)/folder(s)/playlist(s) as input parameter
; - drop input on AHK_xmplay_input_to_playlist_DDEML.exe or
; - pass input as quote enclosed, space separated command line parameters
;  (use no end slash for folders!)
;   example: C:\AHK_xmplay_input_to_playlist_DDEML.exe "C:\musicfolder" "C:\music2\song.mp3"
;
; made by nod5 , version 080821
; using DDEML by sean, http://www.autohotke...orum/topic19169.html
;-----------------------------------

The attached zip includes:
68b207b3d1dca7511752b8fd8a2d3cac *AHK_xmplay_input_to_playlist_DDEML.ahk
390dc531993efe6af2ac7d271f2d8712 *AHK_xmplay_input_to_playlist_DDEML.exe

note: to add all input files one by one to Xmplay playlist through DDE took noticeably long time. To speed things up I let the script first make a temporary .pls playlist file containing all input files, then add the .pls to Xmplay though DDE, then delete the .pls. Xmplay automatically adds all files from the .pls.

note2: there might be some upper limit to the number of files or total length of the command line string that can be passed to the script, though I haven't looked into that (it is not built in by me but might be due to some limit in autohotkey or windows)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 04:16:44 PM by Nod5 »

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2008, 11:39:30 PM »
wow thanks Nod5! it looks like you put in some work there. i had been trying to modify the 'add to queue' based on the registry entry but without any success. will definitely try out your solution. :)

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Re: I found a jewel of a program: XMplay
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2008, 05:36:26 PM »
Nah, I had used the DDEML function before so I really only needed to get the right DDE syntax for adding tracks. Once I had that then I spent more time writing the description for the script and packing it than writing the script itself actually ;D Anyway, let me know if you find any bugs.