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Visit my webpage http://pab.dyndns.org and download my player Simple Amp 2.0.
It’s written in Visual Basic 6 using fmod… Pretty much all fmod features are being used.

Have a look and tell me what you think!

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[quote="Controller":1wuksdwp]2. Anyway, what features are there why it’s better than Winamp or other players (Apollo, Sonique, QuickPlayer)[/quote:1wuksdwp]
He made it, should be enough for him atleast :)

You don’t have to code things that’s ‘better’. My music player for instance doesn’t support plugins, nor skins etc, only good thing about it is it’s size ( 6 kB with XP look compared to winamps 658 kB, but mine will grow a bit before it’s finished – aiming at 10kB max + fmod DLL ).

Sure, it will probably not be used outside this house, but it’s fun coding it :)

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Hm, QuickPlayer has about 250kb (upx compressed) and only requires msvbvm60.dll and fmod.dll;
that’s bigger than yours, but it has plenty usefull features…
(http://www.ctuser.net/qplayer)

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I already tried the old player (1.2) and it was very nice, is it possible to only have the player without vb runtime please ? Btw, there is a pb when i try to download your player.

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QuickPlayer looks bad compared to Simple Amp 2.0 :)

I think that Pab have made a nice work!

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You can download the sources and compile it if you want a smaller download.

What was the problem?

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QuickPlayer runs on Win9x/ME, NT/2k/XP and should run on any future version of windows. And it doesn’t look worse then the windows media player (MPlayer2.exe)
If you don’t like it… maybe you should install windows XP…? (QuickPlayer runs under XP and supports these new appearances!)
Anyway, the author of the Apollo-player said:
‘Sound quality is not skinnable’

I’m using QuickPlayer as a background music player as well as for testing music files, it’s fast and reliable.

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I think i fixed the problem now, sorry about that.

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So why should I use Quickplayer instead of Winamp? Tell me why it’s better?

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Ok, i took the sourcecode, thanx :)
You forgot to include the [url=http://www.mvps.org/ccrp/:1ene43a4]CCRPFolder control[/url:1ene43a4] :)
Very nice player, some vis are very kewl, the code is clear/well coded, i like it, a very good job ! 😀
One day i ll continue my wip player, one day … lol :roll:

Bug detected : when i quite the player (right click + exit from the player AND the playlist) the music didn’t stop and continue to play (something wrong in the exit procedure)

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Features (Some optional): Add playlist feature – Automatic playback – AutoRefresh for directories – Check for accurate streams (fmod function) – Command line options for special behaviours, can also be specified using a CMD file, e.g. Kiosk mode – Copy title/filename/file informations (as text to clipboard) feature – Crossfading – Customizeable action for trayicon click and playlist doubleclick – Delete file(s) (stops current song if required) – Dropdown list of last 1024 (currently 1024!) played songs – End songs after … minutes (depending on format) – “End song” feature (will simulate song end) – Fading on (un)pause / stop / skip / quit / output device change / … – Failsave – Find current / next song in playlist – Flat buttons – Full drag’n’drop, (e.g. Drag to windows explorer or recording software), with menu – Icon indicating mp3 quality (Details shown as tooltip text – “Ignore files / directories beginning with # or _” – Built-in help system – Kiosk mode and other command line parameters to disable features – MiniDisk Record mode (2 Sec. pause between tracks) – Minimize to tray – Mouse gestures – Multiple timer events, e.g. to start/stop playback, skip songs or quit/shutdown windows. – “Play next” feature – Parallel window feature: no window is disabled, except when crossfading / refreshing directories – Presets to quickly change multiple settings Built-in preset manager – Quick Playlist access menu – (Re)Load / Save (as) playlist – “Remove missing songs”, “Remove played songs” and “Remove manually skipped/ended songs” feature – Repeat single track feature – Reset sound system feature – “Refresh CD contents” feature (Browses the whole CD for supported files, not only audiotracks) – Shortcuts for most functions – “Show in Explorer” feature – “Show titles when minimized” – Shutdown dialog to abort timer based shutdowns – Simple, inituitive interface – Simple MP3 ID3-tag information – Simple spectrum analyzer – Smart output device changing (stops song, applies settings and resumes; fadeout / fadein supported) – Smart registering for playlist files (Does not conflict with other programs if not set as default playlist program) – Smart song loading (stops loading if not sucessfull within about 2 secs) – Sorting (directories/files) (optional) – Standard windows messaging support – “Stop after each song” feature – Structured playlist and directory list – System tray icon reloaded each 5 minutes (explorer may have crashed… )

System Requirements: – Pentium 90MHz / high – VGA 640×480 or higher – 24MB RAM for Windows 95 / 32MB for Windows NT. – Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / 95 or later (Windows 95 users may need DCOM update (or at least one file of) (for FMod / QuickPlayer) – FMod compatible sound card

Published under the GNU General Public License

Enough features? Some feature missing?

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The link to download build 587 installation doesn’t work.

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The reason you can’t use Simple Amp 2 on Windows 9x/Me is because I am using the TransparentBlt function in msimg32.dll (i think that the filename)… It is only included in 2k/XP, allthough perhaps it works if you just copy that file from Xp/2k to win9x…

I wrote the skinning system myself, but it’s not very customizable so it wont work outside Simple Amp.

I will fix that download script error soon, I don’t have the time to do it now during the christmas holidays, but before new year it will be working for Mozilla/Netscape/other users.

But until it gets fixed you can download from:
http://pab.dyndns.org/files/sa20inst.exe
http://pab.dyndns.org/files/sa20src572.zip

Thanks for the feedback.

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[quote="andrew":p4k3oig4]The link to download build 587 installation doesn’t work.[/quote:p4k3oig4]

It seems that the downloads only works for IE users :roll:

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That’s a shame, I reallly would have liked to see your player, Pab. Any chance of fixing it so Mozilla users can play too?

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  1. Download links not working (file not found)
  2. Anyway, what features are there why it’s better than Winamp or other players (Apollo, Sonique, QuickPlayer)
  3. Skins may look good, but notice that “Sound quality is not skinable”.
  4. System requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP? Why isn’t it running on Windows 95/98/Me/NT? Not willing to suppoert this suppirior Microsoft operation systems??? Or just not tested? Or some stupid requirements, e.g. Internet Explorer, Internet explorer shell32.dll, Media player, MDAC, … ???
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Hmmm, I downloaded your player and it doesn’t work at all. Probably because I’m running Windows 98, the screenshots look good but it’s a shame that inferior versions of windows aren’t supported. I have a question though, did you write the skinning code from scratch or are you using some 3rd party control/dll?

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