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Thread: dBpowerAMP Audio Player Release 2 Beta 11

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    dBpowerAMP Audio Player Release 2 Beta 11

    Just added Gapless playback and a better EQ based on Naoki Shibatas EQ. I am not 100% happy on gapless certain lossy formats can have milli second jumps occationally, I will track it down for Beta 12 (final before release).

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    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/beta/dBpowerAMP-r2beta11.exe

    1.9MB

    Version Highlights: Gapless playback. improved EQ. 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 - Gapless playback, a surpise last minute addition, switch on dAP Menu >> Multiplayer >> Gapless, set a latency for your sound card - I got 80 mS from my card by switching gappless on with 0mS and record the output, then measued in Waveeditor - use WaveOutput not directX
    Amp - New graphic equalizer - using Naoki Shibatas SuperEQ code
    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
    Amp - Custom font handling updated (credit to Bengt Strom)

    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 files)
    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
    DirectX Output - volume adjustment so scale works better

    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 window
    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)
    Bug Fix - Previously Played displayed Foreign characters

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    Good move with the equalizer. Dap Sounds a lot better!. Next to be perfect would be ASIO support. Hii,hiiii.:D

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    I intend to have a blitz on > 2 channel stuff once it becomes more widespread, ASIO will be added.

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    OMG, you implemented Shibatch EQ!!! Been secretly hoping for that one. Good work. Now to download and have a fiddle

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    dAP does it again! Now instead of reaching all the way over to my speaker a foot away from me to adjust the bass/treble knobs, I can simply change the equalizer with a few clicks! Works like a friggin charm! Can't wait til release 2.

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    wholly cows~~!! EQ lives!! :D nice one Spoon.

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    Thumbs up

    Gapless and EQ work a treat on the MP3 & OGG files I've tried. The only problem I've been having is skin buttons disappearing when a dialogue covers them then uncovers them. Hovering over the buttons or minimising DAP fixes the buttons. This is something that's been affecting me since the last beta. I did a full uninstall and reg key purge before installing this latest beta.

    A picture of DAP with the missing buttons can be seen below:

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    It has always had that bug - I tried to refresh but it didn't seem to work :( I will have another look at it one day.

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    Well I've only had it since last beta. Time to wipe everything and do a complete reinstall of dMC I guess.

    Has anything changed in the default skin recently? I always use the open button more than mmc and that opens the dialogue over the buttons. It couldn't have slipped me for that long and then me only notice now.

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    Never used the Equalizer erlier, but now it stays on... Great work!

    Is there a simpler way to determine what the gap is? I have a Pioneer DVD-105 drive and a Plextore PX-W2410A and I have ripped from them booth, will they have created different gaps? or where does the gap come from?

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    The gap is not from ripping (although if not set correctly there could be as much as a 700 smaple gap - 1 millisecond?), but rather the latency of your sound card - if you can record from your sound card record whilst dAP is set to gapless with 0 ms latency and you can then look at the recorded data for the correct gap.

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    CD player should check cdplayer.ini

    Hope you can get this into Rel 2: I understand the player will automatically play an audio CD when inserted and go to the on-line freedb database to get the track names, etc. Please have it check the cdplayer.ini file first before going on-line to see if the info is there. This will save time and prevent overwriting the cdplayer.ini file if the info is already there.

    Thanks, jonathon

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    PowerPack

    Whatever priority you have your PowerPack set on makes the Amp program have that same priority, I use High when encoding files, but it also makes DBpoweramp at High priority for just playing music. (not a big issue though)

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    >but it also makes DBpoweramp at High priority for just playing music

    dAP has certain parts (threads) set to high priority - such as audio rendering, other parts are normal.

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    New and final beta release tomorrow, Release 2 has taken ages to create...

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