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Old 13th May 2017, 12:11   #72
Quinto Black CT Developer
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 497
Hello again!

Shortly after the release of version 1.2 and I am already working on a new feature! This is nuts - but makes so much fun!

This new feature has been "around" for a while in some skins (mostly vintage ones) but will be a new, re-written and re-designed Plug-In in Quinto's coming version 1.3.

VU Meter is the new "kid" in my skin. There are some meters which were implemented in skins but which never gave me the impression of a halfway "real working and looking" meter. I needed a more realistic mechanism which would satisfy my senses and work properly. Therefore I kept searching.

Today I am very happy to announce that I found THAT thing.

It is a VU Meter Plug-In which I could not download because it is stored on a not active server but I was lucky to have found a skin with that particular script. It is called "WMP11 BlueVU".

The VU Meter Plug-In was made by entrase whom I neither could find in the members list nor got a reply after sending him a message. I hope he does not mind.

Currently I am altering the script file to fit into my skin and must admit that things are looking good. Also the first draft of the Plug-In bitmap is already finished and would look like this in the OFF-STATE (introduced in my very first Quinto version):

And another screenshot of the same Main Player and VU Meter while playing a file:

After clicking on one of those MENU buttons a menu will pop up showing:
  • Rise Speed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Falloff Speed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Sensitivity (1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2.0)
  • Mode (Exponential, Hybrid (exp+linear), Linear, Hybrid (log+linear), Logarithmic)

I am convinced that those options will satisfy all your needs.

The button in the left bottom corner is a mock-up/fake button for now. I could image to add an option to it later. (Maybe ON/OFF?). I also will think about changing the background of the scale according to chosen COLOR THEME.

From now on the new feature definitely needs some polishing and testing. So stay tuned!
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