View Full Version : dBpowerAMP Audio Player R2 Beta 10

01-03-2003, 05:11 PM
Highlights from beta 9: many bug fixes (skin related), musicmoz fix, MMC custom search (exclude), reset button for columns if mess them up,

*** UPDATED to Beta 10a ***



For this to make it in to Full Release 2 I just have to improve the Equalizer.


Version Highlights: Compatible with keyboard Play, Stop, etc buttons. Fully customisable keyboard control, both locally and

globally (from other programs). Plays Audio CDs. My Music Collection automatically links into the MusicMoz database!

Fully cusomizable keyboard control (including control from other applications) of dAP - Start >> Programs >> dBpowerAMP >>

Configuration >> Keyboard Control

Ogg Vorbis included as standard

Fully Audio CD Compatible - dAP can be configured through 'dAP Install Options' to automatically play an audio CD and fetch

the deatils of said CD from freedb.

Amp - Increased Popup info time for Amp Playing labels to 2 seconds
Amp - Open button sorts the list of files adding so they are played in order
Amp - can now pass filenames on command line to amp.exe and they will play
Amp - Default Skin - Artist, Track and Album are now Bold
Amp - Displays realtime bitrate for VBR mp3s and OGG

dAP Config - when associating dAP with cda files dAP is audio set to active CD Playing program.

Added WM_APPCOMMAND which means those Play, Stop Pause buttons on your keyboard should work (Windows NT/2000/XP only)
MMC - Added a 'Selected Tracks' button at the top
MMC - New option (on track right click >> advanced) to 'Rewrite ID Tag, writes information held in dAP over the ID tag in

MMC - New option (on track right click >> advanced) to open explorer at the track location
MMC - Remembers column sizes
MMC - When creating a playlist for selected tracks - mouse is changed to hour glass
MMC - New Forum 'Music Collection >> Preferences'
MMC - Preferences - Option to switch off popup info tips
MMC - When add new music, the music is included/excluded to active play control
MMC - Column sorts like Windows Explorer
MMC - added smart 2nd sorting (click on Album to see in action) also an option to sort 2ndary on your choice
MMC - Column order can be set and columns switched off in Collection >> Preferences
MMC - if right click on track and has an album name - gives the option to PLAY ALBUM
MMC - When selective play is active, shows how many tracks are included in selective play
Amp - made the random selector, more random (Thanks dsieber)
MMC - If right click on a single track then shows 'View MusicMoz web page'
MMC - 'Refresh from Tag' also refreshs file info such as bitrate, size
MMC - if is already shown and click mmc on amp then switches to existing
MMC - when is clicked on AMP or Menu then does not remember the minimise setting
MMC - Displays selective play name at the top
MMC - If cannot save music collection - shows a message and asks to retry
MMC - Added a 'Default Columns' button to set the shown MMC columns back to factory setting
MMC - Remembers Artist in find box when drop down is selected
MMC - Search has a 'Search Selection Menu' so it is possible to exclude each feild individually. Example: search just under

albums, or artists.

Right Click on Folder >> Play/Enque - will now recurse and search sub-folders too if option on MMC Pref page is set
Playlist Editor - if drop a playlist on to the editor it is now edited
Playlist Editor - Displays artist in bold
Playlist Editor - Shows Hourglass when adding lots of tracks
Playlist Editor - Auto track number position routine improved

Previously Played - Artist now shown in bold

Menu - Skins - Alphabetically sorts skin list

BUG Fix - If a skin is set to Top most and a sub skin wasn't, dAP will now display them
BUG Fix - If slide out the 'Mini On Screen Control' then close it, the slide out bit used to stay on the screen
BUG Fix - For MMC - right click 'Edit Tag' >> Details, now has a vertical scrollbar
BUG FIX - MMC - will now load after amp has exited (previously it would flicker on the screen and unload)
BUG FIX - MMC - Speeded up track list drawing, also fixed a drawing bug
Bug Fix - Stopped the 'New Track Lookup' whilst editing tags
Bug Fix - Popup InfoTip - for large playlists, only first 50 entries are looked at
Bug Fix - Playlist & Previously played, switched font to a multilingual one - also changed icons
bug fix - m3u Playlists in Unix style can now be edited
bug fix - hidden skin objects (Font, Image and Eq Positions) stopped the main window from dragging if clicked in them
Bug Fix - Tooltips no longer get in the way when a button is right at the top of the screen
Bug Fix - ZOrder works again (should)
Bug Fix - if had a small sub window on a main window and dragged main window small sub window would snap to edges of main

Bug Fix - When saving tags, read only files are set to writable
Bug Fix - unknown file types and bwf wave files are sent through mp3 decoder
Bug Fix - Recycle bins are not searched when adding drives
Bug Fix - Fixed a lockup that could occur on certain skins (thanks Narler for tracking it down)

01-03-2003, 06:09 PM
dap locked up on me when loading the VU's on Narlers skin "metalAstic" have you tested this skin yet spoon? this one really does show off how technical a skin can be, using your skin engine :)

01-03-2003, 06:49 PM
Narler just emailed me the amp.exe file and now it doesn't lock up :)

01-04-2003, 04:50 AM
It should have had the new amp in that install, it is best to uninstall first before installing.

01-04-2003, 05:22 PM
yeh i have a bad habit of not uninstalling first, so that must have been it.

01-13-2003, 05:36 PM
Updated to Release 2 Beta 10a (small fix to make it work with the new Winamp style skin).

01-13-2003, 05:42 PM
is the file updated in your first post? it still readds r210

01-14-2003, 11:31 AM
Filename is still the same.

01-15-2003, 08:30 AM
It's my first post on Illustrate's forum, but i'm a visitor for about
a year (also beta tester). Must say that spoons player reproduce
audio the best (i also use Sonique 1&2, winamp3b and latest
media player)! But there's few things which i don't like:
First of all, it's the look! Looks preaty begginerLike. I'm also
Sonique alpha/beta tester, skinner (finished 1 skin and 2 i'm
working on), and when comparing those 2 skinLooks...
Playlists. Sorry but i don't like that En-queue, my collection way.
Why not using simple playlist (realtime, what's underway it's

P.S. These comments i put are only mean for the best, i really like
your programs spoon (particularly CD writer). I apologize for my
bad English...

01-15-2003, 11:43 AM
Will you be creating a Skin for dAP? It is probbly easier then Winamp 3/Sonique 2.

01-15-2003, 12:28 PM
..but i wanna see what are the differences, what can and what
can not be done. I haven't create no skin for winAmp (and i will
not! Don't like the player, don't like that kind of skinning). But
when Sonique2 is about it's a different story. SQ2 got it's own
language named MML (mantis...). Combination of HTML, javaScript
(c++).. , acctualy it's preaty easy (i've learn the basics in 2
weeks). In mml you can do huge stuff lake haveing your own
program for catalogize music (which i did for my self), and so on...

01-15-2003, 02:59 PM
dBpowerAMP Skinning you will learn in two minutes, everything is done with a Visual Skin designer program.

01-15-2003, 05:55 PM
But haven't acctualy find that prog. Is it free to use? Could you
write me an link?

01-15-2003, 06:06 PM
here you go: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/bin/SkinDesigner.exe

01-15-2003, 06:07 PM
by the way , which skins did you think didn't look professional?

01-16-2003, 08:16 AM
...and sorry if you've recognize yourself in there, haven't really
meant to hurt anyone with some statements!
What i've wanted to say is that skinning in dbpowerAMP looks
somewhere in the stage of beggin skinning in Sonique1 (not to
mention Sonique2!!!). Please proof me wrong.

01-16-2003, 04:10 PM
no offence was taken. i thought you might have been pointing out something specific, like the use of certain colors etc...

skinning is still in its infacy i think.

because it's so time consuming i think it is practically a full time job.

02-05-2003, 04:20 PM
This beta replaced by Beta 11.