Saturday, March 24, 2012

Classic Red Skin available

It might take a few hours to show up on the market, but there is a link on the right to the apk.  There is currently a bug in the skin selector where it will show the same preview image for all external skins.  This will be addressed in the next patch




Friday, March 23, 2012

GoneMAD Music Player 1.2.2 available for download

I made some major performance improvements to the equalizer and other areas of the audioengine.  What this means is most devices should be able to use all 10 bands of the equalizer.  I was able to get 10 running smoothly on my HTC Magic which has a 528 mhz cpu. 

Changelog:
1.2.2 (03/23/2012):
-Major performance boost to the equalizer and audioengine
-Increased default equalizer band count to 5
-Equalizer set to on by default
-When playing a folder, it will be sorted by disc no, then track no, then filename.
-Added delete option to the now playing menu
-Added 'stop after current' to the now playing menu
-Remote/headset controls are now disabled during an incoming call
-Added option to disable fullscreen for the lockscreen (Preferences -> General -> Lockscreen Player -> Fullscreen)
-Fixed crash in SeperatedListAdapter
-Fixed crash when refreshing the list views after a preference change
-Fixed crash involving the russian translation files

1.2.1 (03/17/2012):
-Fixed force close on startup on 3.0/3.1 devices


Friday, March 16, 2012

GoneMAD Music Player 1.2.0 Released!

GMMP 1.2 is now available on Google Play (formally the Android Market)

Updated Feature List
Screenshots



1.2.0 (03/16/2012):
New Features:
-Added skinning system
-Added ICS holo dark skin (now default)
-Added silver skin (colorless)
-Added Dark blue skin (separate apk)
-Added album art to the album lists (Can be disabled in Preferences -> Library -> Album Library -> Show Album Art)
-Added ability to view/play all songs for a genre or artist, and all albums for a genre
-The tags in now playing are now much more customizable. There are 6 slots where you can select between 15 different tags to display.
 (Preferences->Now Playing->Displayed Tags)
-Can now choose between showing icons, text, or nothing before the tags in now playing (Preferences->Now Playing->Tag Display Style)
-Added transparent variation of the 4x4 widget
-Added quality setting for album art downloads (lower quality = smaller file size). PNG downloads ignore this setting
-Image size for the album art search is now configurable (All sizes, large, medium, small)
-Added option to download album art to album's folder (Preferences -> General -> Album Art Preferences -> Uncheck Download To Custom Location)
-Added custom searches in the manual album art downloader
-Added "What's New" view for upgrading users to list important changes

Improvements / Changes:
-Playlists button added to the nav bar
-Smoother transitions/animations for ICS
-Other UI changes to improve the look (including some changes for tablets)
-Follow .nomedia is now on by default in the scanner
-Shuffle/repeat indicator icons moved to a better location in landscape mode
-Text in now playing is now able to be translated instead of being hardcoded
-Long pressing playlist no longer brings up manage playlists + manage playlist menu option is removed
-Made widgets more transparent and made text color more readable (widgets will need to be readded)
-Added a 5 second delay to resume playback after a call ends
-Adjusted preamp settings for equalizer presets to reduce distortion
-Removed google image search (google api was deprecated)
-Album art selection view will cache images instead of redownloading them every time
-Optimized all the layouts
-Rearranged some preferences
-Genre view now has an option to switch between viewing artists and albumartists when selecting a genre
-Improved performance of the Artist, Album, Genre, Song, and Browser views
-If "NO" is selected on the initial scan popup when you first install, a scan is run using the default settings
-Rearranged the buttons to fit better in the edit path dialog
-Classic skins now use ICS style checkbox, spinners, edit text boxes, and buttons
-Playback errors are handled a bit better when the default mediaplayer is used instead of the audioengine
-Improved accuracy of album art download searches (auto and manual)
-Playlist loading will now also search the scan paths to find the file if it is having trouble finding it

Fixes:
-Fixed bugs causing different albums with the same name being grouped together
-Album art will redownload if image file is deleted
-Status bar is no longer accessible through the lockscreen player (its a full screen activity now)
-Fixed manual album art search on android 3.0+
-Fixed issue where some audio focus requests were not being properly handled
-Fixed scanner issue where various artist albums would show up as a separate album for each artist
-Fixed issue where folder and file info would show up incorrectly if the track had a # in its path
-Fixed issue with classic skins where the navigation bar button's backgrounds were off
-Various other minor fixes
-Fixed some ANR/crashes when changing tracks or stopping playback

Sunday, March 11, 2012

1.2 Beta 3 up for download

Forum Post

I'll be spending the rest of the week doing fixes of the current beta and barring any major setbacks, 1.2 should be on the market (google play.. what a bad name) by thurs/friday.

I will say I'm loving the new ICS skin.

Beta3 Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?wmw3ryucwb9fda3
Updated Classic Dark Blue Skin: http://www.mediafire.com/?q38fn4tv3e8f46y

I ran into a VERY weird issue today which set me back awhile, but I came up with a work around that seems to do its job. For some reason on the classic cyan skin.. the album button just would refuse to show up on a bunch of the older emulators and devices I tested on. I made a copy of that album icon and named it something different.. and everything seemed to work. Im baffled but that fix will have to do for now.

Known issues:
-The skin selector SUCKS. It's really sketchy when trying to scroll left or right. Im not sure why but I plan on improving that part a bunch in the next week before 1.2 goes on the market. Some changes would be to list how many skins are available, the names, and buttons to switch between them instead of relying on the swipe.

-Devices running 4.0+ might experience some weird "focus" issues. The ICS holo dark skin experiences it the least, so I recommend using that. These wont be fixed until i switch everything over to use fragments (hopefully that will fix it). The issue is purely cosmetic, so everything should function properly.

-The vertical EQ bars are slightly off in the ICS Holo skin on the archos 5IT.

1.2 Beta 3:
-Fixed crash when starting a scan using an external skin
-Skins are properly reloaded after a crash
-Classic skins now use ICS style checkbox, spinners, edit text boxes, and buttons
-Rearranged the buttons to fit better in the edit path dialog
-If "NO" is selected on the initial scan popup when you first install, a scan is run using the default settings
-Added ICS holo dark skin (now default)
-Fixed issue with classic skins where the navigation bar button's backgrounds were off

New UI screenshots from a tablet

Took some screenshots with the new skin on my tablet.  It looks pretty awesome.



Saturday, March 10, 2012

New 1.2 UI preview

Here are some screens from the new ICS holo dark skin which will be the default.  Beta 3 will be available tomorrow and I'm hoping to get 1.2 pushed to the market by next friday.















Monday, March 5, 2012

1.2 Beta 1 available for testing

Visit the forum post for the download link and full list of changes.

There is only one new skin (silver) currently, but I will be working the next few days to get at least one different color, and then I will work on the ICS skin.  In the mean time there are tons of other changes that I wanted to get out there for testing.

New Features:
-Added skinning system
-Added silver skin (colorless) (switch to this via Preferences -> UI -> Skin Selector)
-Added album art to the album lists (Can be disabled in Preferences -> Library -> Album Library -> Show Album Art)
-Added ability to view/play all songs for a genre or artist, and all albums for a genre
-The tags in now playing are now much more customizable. There are 6 slots where you can select between 15 different tags to display.
 (Preferences->Now Playing->Displayed Tags)
-Can now choose between showing icons, text, or nothing before the tags in now playing (Preferences->Now Playing->Tag Display Style)
-Added transparent variation of the 4x4 widget
-Added quality setting for album art downloads (lower quality = smaller file size). PNG downloads ignore this setting
-Image size for the album art search is now configurable (All sizes, large, medium, small)
-Added option to download album art to album's folder (Preferences -> General -> Album Art Preferences -> Uncheck Download To Custom Location)
-Added custom searches in the manual album art downloader

Sunday, March 4, 2012

1.2 status update #5: Album art in the album lists

This feature has been requested many many times, so here it is.  Album art can now be shown when viewing the lists of albums.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

1.2 status update #4: 'All Songs' & 'All Albums' selections

Nothing to complex about this new feature.  The genre view now will have 2 selections at the top when you select a genre: 'All Albums' and 'All Songs'.  This will let you view, play, play next, or enqueue every album from a genre or every song from a genre.  A similar option was added to the artist view when you select an artist.  'All Songs' will show at the top of the list and let you view all of the songs from that selected artist.

I hope to have the first beta version up for download either on sunday or monday.  It'll be all of the fixes/changes with probably one of the basic color skins.  A ICS skin will come in beta 2.