a new version of dcplaya?

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a new version of dcplaya?

Post by karsten » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:34 am

the last version was quite a letdown... i mean, great as usual but the spc support was buggy (every 2-3 files it crashed) and the NSF support that was ready wasn't included for a release error...

i'm wondering if a new version with the spc file bug fixed and the nsf support re-added is about to come out. It shouldn't be a big problem to fix a small prob and add something that was already coded...

Hope i don't sound too ingrateful, but hey this is my favorite software for the dc and it hurts to see it not completed.

PS: VBR mp3 support would be nice too ;)
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Post by hrb2k3 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:04 am

some mp3s that are VBR encoded played in dcplaya for me, but you could hear a scratching noise in the background.

and i agree with you, dcplaya is one of my fav apps too.
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Post by law » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:31 am

dcplaya gives me bad dreams... i really would love to see bba support for it :(
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Post by Arqueiro » Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:10 pm

law wrote:dcplaya gives me bad dreams... i really would love to see bba support for it :(
bba support ? you mean lod it via bba ?
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Post by az_bont » Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:11 pm

I imagine it's so that you can stream audio from your home PC.
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Post by law » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:13 am

loading it via bba is already possible, yes, i mean streaming mp3s from my hdd without choppiness
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Post by nakamichi » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:08 pm

why you want to stream MP3's from your HDD anyway?
Isn't it just better to run Winamp on the PC with a SoundBlaster Audigy2 sound card and some great Surround speakers and enjoy it with some dope hardware-accelerated visualizations?
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Post by nakamichi » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:10 pm

Burn your MP3 CDs at 4x speed,not at 48x and you won't hear the choppiness :)
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Post by law » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:36 am

a) streaming from hdd = i can use the LAN to play them in the living room where the dc resides
b) i meant the choppiness when i stream them from my hdd now, launching dcplaya via dciptool
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Post by Arqueiro » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:37 am

some news plugins will be cool too :P this app is really amazing )()(
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Post by curt_grymala » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:53 am

Can anyone imagine just how cool it would be to see DCPlaya really become an all-purpose multimedia app (in the vein of Winamp)? Imagine if DCPlaya could play video files in addition to the sound files it can play. That would be incredible. I would love to see that.

Although, I am quite happy with the version of DCPlaya that's out right now. I didn't think it was a disappointment at all. It plays my mp3's just fine. It would be cool to see it play my WMA files, too, but that has already been discussed.
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Re: a new version of dcplaya?

Post by karsten » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:03 am

karsten wrote:the last version was quite a letdown... i mean, great as usual but the spc support was buggy (every 2-3 files it crashed) and the NSF support that was ready wasn't included for a release error...

i'm wondering if a new version with the spc file bug fixed and the nsf support re-added is about to come out. It shouldn't be a big problem to fix a small prob and add something that was already coded...

Hope i don't sound too ingrateful, but hey this is my favorite software for the dc and it hurts to see it not completed.

PS: VBR mp3 support would be nice too ;)
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Post by zigziggy » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:39 pm

Ok, I think almost all your wishes are becoming true :)

A new release is available on our sourceforge site (https://sourceforge.net/project/showfil ... p_id=62669), it includes

- VBR

- BBA support

- a ffmpeg plugin to play video

- the missing NSF plugin at last

- possibly SPC plugin fixed (but not sure that I fixed the same bug you were talking about here)

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Post by az_bont » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:42 pm

Wow, that is good :o.

Can you tell us any more about that ffmpeg video support?
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Post by WRAGGSTER » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:43 pm

thanks for the news

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Post by hrb2k3 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:39 pm

YES!!! thanks so much for the new release. i will burn and test it out..

thx again.!!
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Post by hrb2k3 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:18 pm

ok, i'm testing it right now, and i am mighty impressed. it plays all my vbr encoded .mp3's that version 1.2 couldnt. and on top of that, this baby plays .AVI MOVIES!!!!!! thats right, i tested a few movies that i encoded for dcdivx/dc movieplayer, and this release plays them IN SYNC!!! WHOOO!!! i'll see if it plays mpegs too. i just wonder if there are any controls for the movie player..?

anyway, i'm off to test some more......
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Post by nakamichi » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:30 pm

hrb2k3,can you make a NRG and CDI image and host it so I can download and burn this baby?
Or even better,host those images at sourceforge.net...

I wanna test the AVI and NSF playback...
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Post by nakamichi » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:32 pm

WOOOO.Finally!

(heh,remember the song "Finally" from CeCe Peniston?) :P
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Post by zigziggy » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:12 pm

hrb2k3 wrote:ok, i'm testing it right now, and i am mighty impressed. it plays all my vbr encoded .mp3's that version 1.2 couldnt. and on top of that, this baby plays .AVI MOVIES!!!!!! thats right, i tested a few movies that i encoded for dcdivx/dc movieplayer, and this release plays them IN SYNC!!! WHOOO!!! i'll see if it plays mpegs too. i just wonder if there are any controls for the movie player..?

anyway, i'm off to test some more......
Alright, so there aren't any GUI interface for the video replay yet, but if you have a keyboard (or if you'r not afraid of using the keyboard emulator in the console ;) ), there are a few commands (type help ffmpeg too seem them all, but most are only for internal use)

ff_delay to set a delay between video and audio in seconds
ff_settings L C where L and C are luminosity and contrast, default is 0 and 1, L is typically a value between -255 and 255 and C a value between 0.5 and 2

It should be able to play many file formats (type ff_formats to see all theoritically supported formats)

Additionally, I wrote a .srt subtitles replayer, just click on it in the file browser while you're watching a video.
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