Old 26th February 2004, 00:47   #1
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Album List 2 preview

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Yeah, it is here. It is not done yet, but hopefully it is functional enough to be used.

I won't say what's new, you have to find that out yourself.

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Old 27th February 2004, 12:18   #2
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what does this offer over media Library?

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Old 28th February 2004, 08:29   #3
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Album list is cool, I have been using it for ages now, thanks Safai

Finally I will be able to try out a few new skins
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Old 29th February 2004, 15:13   #4
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the translation dont match.
afert editing the *.al, the translation not appear. Not in the list , but in fact
&History=Historique
>don't match....
so bad your plugin is so cute
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Old 29th February 2004, 19:20   #5
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the translation dont match.
afert editing the *.al, the translation not appear. Not in the list , but in fact
&History=Historique
>don't match....
so bad your plugin is so cute
yeah, the translations are pretty much out of date... and stuff... preview 3 should have a more up-to-date sample.al to work with...
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Old 1st March 2004, 10:17   #6
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I got a feature request for albumlist.
Could you implement a function to sort in levels, so that the first degree is to sort everything by artist, and then all albums of one artist sort by another variable (like, year), and so on?

I am using Albumlist for years now, and I think it rocks. Keep up the good work!
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Old 9th March 2004, 05:58   #7
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submitted v2 (beta1) - http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=139186
submitted v1.43 - http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=28201

screenshot with mmd3... sweet...

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Old 12th March 2004, 15:46   #8
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new screenshot from the next beta...

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Old 27th August 2004, 15:53   #9
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Album List 2 updated to rc2 - http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=139186

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change log since beta1

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v2.0 August 25, 2004 (rc2)
Added more global hotkeys
"AL: Play previous album (different artist)"
"AL: Play next album (different artist)"
"AL: Jump to album"
Fixed dirstyle crash ("...\Artist - Year - Album", "...\Artist - Album - Year")
Fixed not updating the list position when playing an album
Fixed restoring the wrong auto advance profile
Fixed auto-hide header jumps back to the highlighted item
Fixed list header drawing glitch
Fixed resuming playback even when the playlist had changed

v2.0 May 1, 2004 (rc1)
Updated readme (finally)
Updated Translations: Catalan (by Xavier Giró), Russian (by NeSe)
Added preliminary free format MP3 info reading (Free Format MP3=1)
Added "AL: Show/Hide Album List" global hotkey
Added "AL: Play Random Album" global hotkey
Search path will not be considered when generating display name
Removed directory changes when reading M3U files
Restrict year detection to [1900..2100] in directory styles
Fixed MP3 file info reading when ID3v2 tag is bigger than 200kb
Fixed scrollbars do not work on multi-monitor setup
Fixed always adding the "Name" column after restart
Fixed graphics glitch in the first column

v2.0 April 9, 2004 (beta 3)
Updated installer to NSIS2 (final)
Better font size support (linked with PE fontsize for now)
Better auto-hide header
Fixed MP3 file info reading when ID3v2 tags are not present

v2.0 March 19, 2004 (beta 2)
Create default profile for first timers
Added more columns (album name, artist name, path)
Added support to re-arrange headers
Added sort history
Added status display (total album time)
Added support to get file info through Winamp
Better random play
Fixed not restoring auto advance profile
Fixed id3v2.3 tags (and added preliminary id3v2.4 support)
Fixed jumping back to 1st track when "keep song playing" is on
Fixed mis-treating some albums as various artists/misc

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Old 27th August 2004, 16:14   #10
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I used to love albumlist with wa2, but i find that with wa5, its someone in excess of the built in library.

How about an option to have some way to have albumlist show content out of the media library where available, or from disk, or both?

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Old 28th August 2004, 01:35   #11
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hmm, i stopped using albumlist when i got crack1ty's quick tracks plugin...

while i doubt it was its original purpose, you can put it in the 'play' or the 'main' or the title(for winshade mode) menus...

and it can run off the data from whats in your playlist or ml.. plus it even has an internal queue(though its a different queue than jtfe, but its the same though) and you can enqueue/play total albums, in order, without screwing up your playlist at all..

plus you dont need to open up a whole nother window.. just open whatever menu you put it in..

There is no reset button on life... but the graphics kick ass
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Old 28th August 2004, 07:27   #12
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"what does this offer over media Library?"

I think it's mostly preference. I personally prefer to use this or Dynamic Library over the built-in Media Library, myself...
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Old 5th September 2004, 06:29   #13
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what's to come next...

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Old 5th September 2004, 11:40   #14
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very nice!

Good Winamp plugins by Joonas, DrO and shaneh.
If you're bored go here or, if the boredom is more serious, here.
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Old 5th September 2004, 16:04   #15
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looks cool, though itd be nice for a hotkey to open the window

also.. if it could use an internal queue(like jtfe)

There is no reset button on life... but the graphics kick ass
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Old 5th September 2004, 16:53   #16
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cool! im glad to see an update! ive suggested ur plugin a number of times on teh forum. when do u expect to release a beta/ v3?

sorta OT, are your webpage+sourceforge still being updated?
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Old 5th September 2004, 17:25   #17
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v2 final should be out soon... fixed the global hotkey going to the wrong profile...

the 'cover' view is just a 'different' way of presenting the same functionality...

currently having problem with the infotip colors... no matter what skin i use... both background & text color are the same... the colors do change though... problem with winamp??

note to self: update website
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Old 12th September 2004, 18:16   #18
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Safai don't forget me (translations operationnal) if you want the french translation (ini translated
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Old 13th September 2004, 01:01   #19
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safai, im sure you have seen this in the WA dev forum, but shaneh's script as well as DrO's playlist separator plugin could be very useful for albumlist.

when enqueueing would it be possible to start/surround the album with a separator?

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....13#post1467013
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safai, im sure you have seen this in the WA dev forum, but shaneh's script as well as DrO's playlist separator plugin could be very useful for albumlist.

when enqueueing would it be possible to start/surround the album with a separator?

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....13#post1467013
done... the separator that is... and no, i haven't seen this before...

btw, if anyone else wants to translate AL, send me an email (safai.ma@gmail.com)

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Old 15th September 2004, 08:13   #21
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Kick arse plugin! I have a suggestion though. Can you implement another sorting scheme, Sort by Artist/Year. This way albums would be sorted by artist then by the release date of each album. So it'd end up being something like so:

Tool - Opiate
Tool - Undertow
Tool - AEnima
Tool - Salival
Tool - Lateralus

Opiate was released back in '92 where as Lateralus was released in '01.
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to achieve that, do

1) sort by year
2) sort by artist


maybe i should just add an option for that...
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Old 16th September 2004, 09:14   #23
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to achieve that, do

1) sort by year
2) sort by artist


maybe i should just add an option for that...
Well, the average user isn't going to think of sorting it twice to get the desired effect. Thus, another option would be .
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(fixed typo's so post made sense)

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Old 29th September 2004, 02:02   #25
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AL2 final - http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=139186

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v2.0 September 28, 2004
Sneak Peek: Cover view
Updated Translations: Dutch (by Nuke ****)
Added support for "Playlist Separator"
Added option to hide the list header in details view
Added option to hide the status bar at the bottom
Added Ctrl+M & Ctrl+N for next & previous album
Added Alt+Left+Click to enqueue
Added "Enqueue and play"
Added "Sort by artist name then year"
Added numeric keypad support
Changed sorting to be case insensitive
Fixed minor bug in generated HTML list
Fixed global hotkeys not going to the correct profile
Fixed dirstyle misbehaving ("...\Artist - Album - Year")

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Old 29th September 2004, 02:53   #26
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awesome. will make sure to make it in tomorrow's winamp unlimited update... did you fix all the known bugs? if so, you should get the plugin re-reviewed if possible.
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Old 29th September 2004, 03:43   #27
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I think I had fixed them all...

how would I go about getting it re-reviewed?
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Old 29th September 2004, 04:09   #28
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How about mr inthegray reviewing this one? Just PM me your ratings and comments, and I will put them in the right place.
(You would be our first guest reviewer. )

One observation of my own, would it be possible if it detects the albumlist.bmp in the classic skin file, to use this file over the gen.bmp?
In all other cases it could use the gen.bmp for classic skins and the standard frame for modern skins.

If you can make this update, version 1.43 will become obsolete. (I find it hard to let go of some old but proven things, like the albumlist.bmp. )
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Old 29th September 2004, 04:30   #29
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sorry, I made a mistake. Can a mod please delete this?
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Old 29th September 2004, 04:33   #30
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Why? It's kinda nice to see you around here.
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Old 29th September 2004, 12:12   #31
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Why? It's kinda nice to see you around here.
Awwwwww Thanks Wally. However I dont know anything about technical stuff. I dont even know how I stumbled in this room. Must be that I am a blonde!

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Old 29th September 2004, 19:33   #32
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the cover view is hot, but can you read the cover from the mp3 tag and not from a jepg file in the album folder, please

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Old 30th September 2004, 09:18   #33
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I love this plug-in. Still I have to ask one question.

Not all of my MP3s are albums. For example in my AC-DC Folder there is the Live-album in the subfolder called Live. But there is also one other single file in the AC-DC folder.

Sad thing now is, that Album List says I got two AC-DC albums, even though there is only one real album. It recognizes the single file as another album.

Is there be a possibility to exclude files from the Album List? Something like a minimum number of files to make it an album?

That would make your plugin really perfect.
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Old 30th September 2004, 09:26   #34
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the cover view is hot, but can you read the cover from the mp3 tag and not from a jepg file in the album folder, please
god no, options options. a LOT of people think placing the same bitmap in every file of an album a pointless venture, myself included.

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Old 30th September 2004, 13:18   #35
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Just downloaded the new version. It's near-perfect - and it seems the only things holding it back are its default options. Examples:

"Resume playback on Winamp startup" is on by default - Never did care for Winamp to continue playback where left off; always thought that was something that should be left in car CD players...
"Automatic advance to next album" is on by default - I normally don't listen to CDs sequentially, and usually would rather go back to a previous song before switching CDs...
"Keep current song playing" is on by default - This might be good for when double-clicking is set to Enqueue album instead of Open.

These are minor, and all are fixable with a couple clicks, so it's really no big deal. But it'd be even better if the default options were good for "normal" use. Which brings me this question - does anyone here who uses this plugin think the plug-in's defaults are good?

And one last thing: When first installing, Album List just pops up the next time you start Winamp with a blank list; it's be nice to at least have a "This is this first time you've used AL; would you like to load a directory to get started?" dialog the very first time.
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Old 30th September 2004, 14:02   #36
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i'd have to agree with the above.

any default options must not affect the normal playback methodology in winamp, otherwise you're just leading to confusion.

popping up a dialog asking if they want to add a directory would be a definate plus, just like the media library does when its empty

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Plus, DrO already has a resume-playback-on Winamp-start plug-in, which I'm sure 98% of the people (at least on this board) have. I personally think maybe you're trying to make this do a bit too much.

And one more thing I noticed - the album cover displays no matter what if turned on; in other words, every time a song from a different album is played, and the media library is not open, it will automatically open the media library. Wouldn't this make more sense if it only showed the cover only if the ML was already open?

But, I guess it doesn't bother me much; I'll most likely continue to turn album art off, since I have no use for it (maybe it, too, should be off by default - unless it improves a lot).
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Plus, DrO already has a resume-playback-on Winamp-start plug-in, which I'm sure 98% of the people (at least on this board) have. I personally think maybe you're trying to make this do a bit too much.
Get the facts straight, ok?
This feature has been in Albumlist long before anybody here had heard of DrO, and I use it. I don't use DrO's plugin for this, that would be duplication.
I don't want to take away from DrO's contributions, he is very good at what he does, (and so is Safai) I just don't use this plugin, that does not mean I don't use his other plugins.
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personally, id have to agree. its an album list plugin, not a restore winamp on startup plugin.

winamp IS able to load more than one plugin you know

course, many plugins do similar, one main function, lots of little bits and bobs tacked on.

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winamp IS able to load more than one plugin you know
it is? it does?

as wildrose-wally points out 'that would be duplication' since if you want a straight forward resume then albumlist's one works great. as i've said before i prefer to do targetted plugins so that people only get the feature that they need but i can see how other ones get extra features added into them. also my plugin which is being refered to has only been around for 16months (when i made it just for me so i could come back from foobar to winamp) so wally is right that it's been around for longer. Eggware's Autoplay has been around for much longer as well if i'm right (was using that one back in 2000).

does it matter how/where such a feature is implemented as long as for those who need it have it there? anyway, back to topic plzkthx

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