Old 21st November 2007, 23:31   #1
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id3 info & xml

is there an easy way to get the artist name, song title and album name via xml?

if not, could a (hopefully precompiled) maki be posted to show functionality?

i've tried a few methods (maki) but they lack the 'toggle' functionality (where the text automatically scrolls if it's longer than the area for it.
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Old 21st November 2007, 23:54   #2
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Old 22nd November 2007, 00:06   #3
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That was the one I tried, but it didn't scroll the text if it was longer than the area for it.
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Old 22nd November 2007, 09:39   #4
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did u try toggling the options?
did you try the new one that has both Text and One way scrolling?
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Old 22nd November 2007, 18:31   #5
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It seems to be my problem to solve.
The text should move in case it is OneDirection (should be "On" by default). In case it is two-direction, it won't move unless it displays title. If you still have problems, contact me somehow, I'll try to solve or help.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 16:54   #6
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Nevermind, I got it resolved. Although, could one of yall point me to the latest version of SC Text? Just to ensure that I am using the most recent version.

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Old 24th November 2007, 06:36   #7
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Here's the last version:
http://www.skinconsortium.com/teamsc...xt_Objects.zip

Useful information about all the functions is inside the xml file.
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Old 25th November 2007, 00:56   #8
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Thanks. It appears that I have an older version of SC Text that I'm using in my skin. I'll have to update it. While I've got your attention, could you point me at the latest version of SC Cover? I have build 009 and it seems to work pretty well. The only thing I've noticed is that when I have winamp in "stopped" mode and then cycle to other songs in the playlist using the 'next' button, it won't update the cover image until I press the 'play' button. Is there a way around this with build 009?

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Old 25th November 2007, 09:39   #9
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I've tried SC:Cover build 10 and it worked OK for me (I mean stopping and pressing next). Here's the link to it:
http://skinconsortium.com/teamsc/SC-...ld010_BETA2.7z.
Extract the skin into some folder, copy sc and pics forders to your skin, include sc/xui.xml file and use it. there's a file "How to use this.txt" in the skin for more info.
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Old 26th November 2007, 16:07   #10
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Updated to the latest build of SC:Text and SC:Cover and it's working out pretty well. The only bug I see is that my cover art is physically 178x178 pixels, and I want it to be that size in the skin (and if the cover art is not that size to force it to 178x178 pixels). But the largest I can get the cover art in the skin is 172x172 pixels. Any ideas? You can find my skin at http://www.freewebtown.com/aspuler/Orion2.wal
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Old 26th November 2007, 16:44   #11
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hmm, my album art pics are just overlapping your white border, so looks as though they are resizing ok, you have strech="0" in your mainplayer.xml, double check the right build variables as I did fix a couple for build009+ you will want that to be stretch="1"

try stopping winamp, deleting studio.xnf and restart

also you might want to fix the bottom shadow cut off, snapping of windows together and main window snaps and also non dta mode your skin vanishes
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Old 26th November 2007, 17:03   #12
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Thanks for the notice on the bottom shadow -- hadn't noticed that one! Will see what I can do on those issues you brought up SLoB.

As for setting strech=1, I deleted studio.xnf and still get the same results -- 172x172 image. Also, tried to put a 1024x768 image in there and while it did resize it, I'd like to have the image forcibly resized to 178x178, and even though I played with the 'keepRatio' variable (set it to 0 and also to 1), I couldn't get that to work.
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Old 26th November 2007, 17:39   #13
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I may have posted the wrong version earlier. I refreshed the file at the link above.
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Old 26th November 2007, 18:09   #14
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you initially had declared strech="0", now its strech="1" where it should be stretch="1", I fixed the typo for that variable in build009 as it bugged me
stretch="1"
stretchNoCover="1"

also sc-cover.m now seems to be an old version which has strech, this is not right

make sure the right files are included otherwise its not gonna work properly. sc-cover.m will have lots of layerfx stuff innit where as the version that is now in the zip is pre 009
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Old 26th November 2007, 18:43   #15
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cool, thank you sir! i really appreciate your help. i was able to fix things, and everything is working as it should now!
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Old 26th November 2007, 18:47   #16
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cool, glad you got it sorted

at some point we will change SC:Cover to use the new embedded album art (possibly as main but so it can be toggled), it should still be able to use the transitions as these are triggered independently, its really easy to add the new album art object if you wanted to try it
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Old 26th November 2007, 19:05   #17
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Cool, how would I go about doing that?
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Old 26th November 2007, 20:58   #18
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probably better to wait till its put in so that the album art options are also integrated, that way you only need to get latest and include, there probably won't be many other changes except any new bug fixes and the album art inclusion unless anyone has any ideas for things to include
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Cool, sounds good to me.
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Old 29th November 2007, 14:23   #20
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I've gotten those bugs ironed out. There's just a couple of things I feel are 'unfinished' in the skin: the playlist shuffle/repeat buttons and the volume slider. I'm looking for ideas here -- if you have any, I'd be happy to hear them!

Screenshot of skin:
http://www.freewebtown.com/aspuler/orion.png

Screenshot of skin with legend:
http://www.freewebtown.com/aspuler/orion-legend.png
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