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Sep 29 2017
hehe yeah much better :) and posted the log as requested on the bug tracker on google code

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Z - Dec 25 2013
Thx alot, wow thats cool. i did find 2 bugs in trunk after the changes

1) about~ 30% of the time the backdrops are wrong, see example

https://paste.xinu.at/jfy/

the artist is iron maiden but it pulls down depech mode
also does cantata use the artist backdrop in the root folder if available? i know now it can save it there but can it read from there (and if not would you mind adding that feature?)

2)resizing works but it splits the image when a certain size is met (see same above screenshot), wouldnt it be better and more aesthetic to just stretch the image?

can you confirm these bugs?

thx

Z


- Dec 24 2013
Thx CraigD

built from trunk and works great
since its the holidays and i have some spare (kids and wife allowing :)) time, and i really would like to contribute to cantata, i made some mock-ups of some ideas/usability refinements i think could benefit cantata, i wont get offended if you think it sucks or dont care for them much, just throwing out some ideas :)

1) it would be nice to have the backdrop image resize to fit current size of the window to avoid issues like this:
https://paste.xinu.at/3daDc/

2) horizontal view: would be nice to allow the user (if possible) to swap the vertical view ot horizontal view, here is a simple mock-up i created:

https://paste.xinu.at/AOla1t/


3) Add Bottom bar with small icons option. as you can see in the screenshot below, using the normal icons with the bottom bar looks really bad

https://paste.xinu.at/3daDc/

4)save/load backdrops to artist root location and not folder- currently as far as i understand it saves the same backdrop in each album folder which creates redundancy?

if you find this suggestions annoying/bizarre/uselss etc totally understand and will just bug you with normal feature requests in the future

take care

Z

- Dec 23 2013
Hya CraigD

first of all happy holidays!

i know ive asked this before but i would like to ask again for an (option) to have just lyrics in the song information pane pane. i know you can decrease the size of the panel to just show lyrics but its very limiting (especially on wide screens) where i have 90% of the pane for the playlist and the lyrics as a small strip , IE:

https://paste.xinu.at/c7m/

- also i love the new design of cantata! I created monochrome icon themes for both gmpc and gmusicbrowser, examples:

https://paste.xinu.at/y2CbBA/

https://paste.xinu.at/nsIJ5/

if you like them i can send you the full svg/png images, i think some icons could fit in well in cantata and or can be used as an extra theme


-also can cantata read lyrics from id3 tags (for the files that have them)?


- kinda off topic, have you heard of beets?
http://beets.radbox.org/

its fantastic and works really well with MPD, im starting to dive into it and loving it so far

thanks alot again

best wishes

Z.




- Dec 23 2013
hya

Yeah i mean the context view. it does work really well in the artist column. I usually manually download the artist image with HD quality (and store it in the root artist folder). thats why i thought it would be using that but i understand now the content view pulls from the Internet, its not a big issue but perhaps allow an option to first look for available artist image in root folder and use that if available before fetching on-line? also if image isnt available perhaps add an option to save in root artist folder to complement the save cover/lyrics

ill move the rest of the feature/bug discussion to google code as you suggested

thx

Z - Nov 10 2013
Wow

Great news from MPD. i have related ideas/requests to this so ill just raise them here, would really like to hear your thoughts on these CraigD.

1.make cantata keyboard friendly as much as possible:
currently its pretty usable but some areas are lacking for mouse free operation:
-add hotkey to focus play queue area and artist/album? perhaps the current keys to switch to context,artist etc will also focus the selected area?

2. building on what rasi reported/requested i think it would be finally great to have:
a) enhancements to the dynamic player using play dates (IE, not played in last X weeks, added in 2003 etc etc) and maybe ratings (see below) with new tag options
b)ratings-add a simple 5 level rating or rating numbers perhaps using the free desktop standard (FMPS_Rating)

https://gitorious.org/xdg-specs/xdg-specs/source/575138ee6db957618631de56940540d1bcdf8525:specifications/FMPSpecs/specification.txt

3) vertical interface that better works with 16:9 laptop screens IE have the play queue on bottom of the artist/context

4) button to open Google search in browser for lyrics with current playing song+artist for lyrics that cant be found and edited manually

thx alot, again if i can help in any non coding way (i am to dumb to code :)) let me know!!

Z - Nov 09 2013
Just to clarify

it DOES actually use the artist image in the artists view, not in the context view for some reason, is that a bug or by design?

Z - Nov 09 2013
Got it!

ok that makes sense :) its perfect now.

I cant seem to get cantata to use my local artist images. my folder structure is a bit non standard:

albums are stored like this
/home/zeltak/music/A/AC newman/get guilty/

and for artist images its stored in the artist root folder

/home/zeltak/music/B/Beck/beck.jpg

I think it does pick up the folder.jpg but not the actuall artist image.is the folder structure whats causing the problems?

Also i have alot of ideas/requests i would love to share with you and hear your opinion on and ill do it in another post?

thank you so much for all your work on cantata, its makes my life much more enjoyable each day ;-)

Z

- Nov 09 2013
Hya again

i guess im still missing something. i tried your suggestion from a few weeks ago but i still cant completely hide the artist/album info from the context view:
https://paste.xinu.at/ZGZ3Xf/

this is the best i can get ^^

its kinda bad looking, is there no way to just have lyrics showing in the cantata window. could i request that? i really dont need the artist/album info all the time and it wastes valuable space when i tile cantata

thx

Z - Nov 08 2013
Hya CraigD

have been bogged down at work past year but really impressed with Cantata progress. i was wondering if one could ask to have the wiki and band info as options and leave just a clean lyrics windows? i cant seem to find the option if one exists.

Is this the preferred way to communicate or should one use the google code page?

take care

Z.
- Sep 27 2013
hi craig

how are you?

any thought on the above (the rating stuff)?

thx

Z - Sep 27 2012
hya craigD

im not to technical with all the mpd struture or how its built but i got this idea after someone mentioned in #mpd that the new version 0.17 can read/write(?) various new tags including multiple user defined ones. if you want i can ask around on #mpd but it would be better if you could ask cirrus directly.

thx for considering this

oh offtopic ncmpcc just implemented proper queueing using the new mpd priority system..pretty cool :)

Z. - Aug 15 2012
Hya

How are you? i recently found out the new mpd 0.17 has support for a bunch of user customizable tags. i was wondering if we could have finally proper support for rating. i know the free desktop common rating filed is 'FMPS_Rating'. more info on FMPS can be found here:

http://gitorious.org/xdg-specs/xdg-specs/blobs/master/specifications/FMPSpecs/specification.txt


using this common rating field will allow to import already available ratings within file and write the new ones into the common field.

This would be great for dynamic/smart/etc playlists

Thx again

Zeltak - Aug 14 2012
Awesome Awesome release

By far the most complete and advanced MPD player out there..wow im blown away..

thx alot

Zeltak - May 10 2012
Hya again

I have some more thoughts if you dont mind :)

1) mpd has a new queue-like function (song priority):

http://git.musicpd.org/cgit/master/mpd.git/commit/?id=b159bc0c5f64dd4030f18cfa38539c5851d5157d

would it be possible to add it either with a shortcut or with the cool hover like add/play button. here is a mockup:

http://ompldr.org/vZGR4MQ

2) is it possible to add the song info hover like in the album view (the box with the file type etc) for the playlist view as well (i often want to know if the song is flac/mp3 etc)

3)concerning the backdrops, if you think it wont work for lyrics can you maybe consider a middle pane (ala amarok/gmpc?) Gmpc already has this implemented and its works really well, as it darkens the fanart and uses white text, see screen:

http://ompldr.org/vZGR4bw

this could be a user option (weather or not to have the pane present)

4) As for the global keyboard shortcut to focus on the search filter in the library, i didnt mean a key to launch cantata (its always in the background on my PC), rather of a way to bring it up and auto focus on the filter box in the library view in order to quickly search the album/song and quickly add it to the playlist. For example see in screen:

http://ompldr.org/vZGR4dw

i would press the keyboard shortcut and it would bring me to (1) the filter box, then id press tab/other key and i could use the up/down key to press play (enter) or add (alt-enter) etc (2)..

this could also be just a command line argumant and i can assign it to a key shortcut through khotkeys if that easier. any thoughts?

thx again

Z.
- Apr 15 2012
Wow!!

What an amazing update..thx alot..lots of really cool new stuff!

some bugs to report and a small request :)

first i would really love to use cantata as much as i can with just a keyboard so i would love a 'global keybind' (ala amarok) keyboard shortcut to bring up cantanat and focus on the search library filter. that way i can easly quickly add songs/albums to the playlist with the keyboard, is that possible?

BUGS:

1. the fetch any cover image found("When loading covers, if we fail to find one of the standard names (cover.jpg/png, AlbumArt.jpg/png, folder.jpg/png), then use the first image found") isnt working on my machine. still get loads of empty covers even though i know there is a Folder.png/Folder.jpg in the album folder.

2.the cool new locate in library should override the filter (if present). currently if you forgot the clear the filter in the library view the locate in library dosent respond..could be confusing

P.S, have you given any thougt on the fanart/artist image as a background for the lyrics view? the white is a little bit boring conpared to the rest of the sexy cantata looks :)

Thx alot again, i really appriciate it, cant tell you enough how much i love cantata

Best

Z - Apr 11 2012
Wow!!

What an amazing update..thx alot..lots of really cool new stuff!

some bugs to report and a small request :)

first i would really love to use cantata as much as i can with just a keyboard so i would love a 'global keybind' (ala amarok) keyboard shortcut to bring up cantanat and focus on the search library filter. that way i can easly quickly add songs/albums to the playlist with the keyboard, is that possible?

BUGS:

1. the fetch any cover image found("When loading covers, if we fail to find one of the standard names (cover.jpg/png, AlbumArt.jpg/png, folder.jpg/png), then use the first image found") isnt working on my machine. still get loads of empty covers even though i know there is a Folder.png/Folder.jpg in the album folder.

2.the cool new locate in library should override the filter (if present). currently if you forgot the clear the filter in the library view the locate in library dosent respond..could be confusing

P.S, have you given any thougt on the fanart/artist image as a background for the lyrics view? the white is a little bit boring conpared to the rest of the sexy cantata looks :)

Thx alot again, i really appriciate it, cant tell you enough how much i love cantata

Best

Z - Apr 11 2012
thx

that seemed to solve the issue

cool :) - Mar 30 2012
hya

errr ive never really compiled stuff and on arch things are a bit more tricky..perhaps you could add a 'debug mode'command line switch on the next version..ill see if i can compile myslef and if not ill wait for a new version..ill keep you posted

Thx

z - Mar 22 2012
Hya

first for some bizzare reason it keeps doubling my posts..have no idea why..

so i tried both options in the Fadout on stop with no sucess..how does one turn on the debug mode?


thx

Z
- Mar 21 2012
Hi again

1)concerning the volume pop up bug, there are no other clients running. it happens only when you add files/albums to the playlist not when swtiching tracks/albums from the playlist. if i open another client and add tracks the volume popups doesnt come up.

2)what i mean by adding info in the playlist is not using the spread sheet type playlist but actually the beautiful cantata one. i was just wondering if it could be user customizable like in amarok (using the playlist layout editor: http://paste.xinu.at/EzN/).
that way each user can choose which fields to show in the playlist

3)can you add the "edit tracks" option in the playlist , i often tag songs while they play as you can see if the tags are wrong.


4)there is a new mpd option (in git but maybe in stable) to "add after current" (basicly a queue option). can that be added to the menus and icons?

Also would you consider maybe opening a Irc chat/forum/google group? i think cantata is growing rapidly (i have loads of friends that started using it recently), would be easier to communicate :)

best

Z - Mar 20 2012
Hi again

1)concerning the volume pop up bug, there are no other clients running. it happens only when you add files/albums to the playlist not when swtiching tracks/albums from the playlist. if i open another client and add tracks the volume popups doesnt come up.

2)what i mean by adding info in the playlist is not using the spread sheet type playlist but actually the beautiful cantata one. i was just wondering if it could be user customizable like in amarok (using the playlist layout editor: http://paste.xinu.at/EzN/).
that way each user can choose which fields to show in the playlist

3)can you add the "edit tracks" option in the playlist , i often tag songs while they play as you can see if the tags are wrong.


4)there is a new mpd option (in git but maybe in stable) to "add after current" (basicly a queue option). can that be added to the menus and icons?

Also would you consider maybe opening a Irc chat/forum/google group? i think cantata is growing rapidly (i have loads of friends that started using it recently), would be easier to communicate :)

best

Z - Mar 20 2012
Hi again

1)concerning the volume pop up bug, there are no other clients running. it happens only when you add files/albums to the playlist not when swtiching tracks/albums from the playlist. if i open another client and add tracks the volume popups doesnt come up.

2)what i mean by adding info in the playlist is not using the spread sheet type playlist but actually the beautiful cantata one. i was just wondering if it could be user customizable like in amarok (using the playlist layout editor: http://paste.xinu.at/EzN/).
that way each user can choose which fields to show in the playlist

3)can you add the "edit tracks" option in the playlist , i often tag songs while they play as you can see if the tags are wrong.


4)there is a new mpd option (in git but maybe in stable) to "add after current" (basicly a queue option). can that be added to the menus and icons?

Also would you consider maybe opening a Irc chat/forum/google group? i think cantata is growing rapidly (i have loads of friends that started using it recently), would be easier to communicate :)

best

Z - Mar 20 2012
hya

yeah a quick access to the sound outputs would be great (and an option to assign keyboard shortcuts to quick switch the mpd outputs could be great to)

i also like the search anything option in gmpc alot. actually a tiny but off topic it would be super cool if one could tie the cantata search to krunner and add songs through krunner :)

z

- Mar 20 2012
wow was about to ask this myself..that would be really cool to have in cantata

z.

P.S seems like cantata has been growing rapidly in terms of users lately..thats really cool :) - Mar 18 2012
Hi again

How are you?

I have some more bugs to report:

1)every few songs i get a red warrning saying:

"problems setting volume"

it dosent happen in other mpd clients, i wonder why its popping up?

2)the kde song notificatinons lag a bit (takes a few seconds for them to appear) and when you quiclkly change tracks they stack up the current one and hide the current notification

requests:

1)could we have auto scrolling lyrics (speed set by tempo/time of song/user)

2)is it possible (like in amarok) to have the info in the playlist be user configurable..that is add file type or remove number of tracks..etc

thx again

Z

- Mar 18 2012
Hya again

Thx for the quick response and the tip about the lyrics!

btw small bug aobut that, the lyrics zoom size isnt saved between session..no biggie...just to let you know.

As for the comment tag, i actually use it to have a "rating" system since mpd dosent really supports rating or "starts". i just tag a Fav song with 'F' (thats where the internal tag option in cantata could be cool). again its not a huge issue if its hard to add to the tag view.

Be warned that more ideas will follow as i continue to use cantata ;-)

thx again for all your work again!

Z.


P.S do you plan to maybe have a website/forum/irc channel for cantata?

- Mar 14 2012
Hya again

Thx for the quick response and the tip about the lyrics!

btw small bug aobut that, the lyrics zoom size isnt saved between session..no biggie...just to let you know.

As for the comment tag, i actually use it to have a "rating" system since mpd dosent really supports rating or "starts". i just tag a Fav song with 'F' (thats where the internal tag option in cantata could be cool). again its not a huge issue if its hard to add to the tag view.

Be warned that more ideas will follow as i continue to use cantata ;-)

thx again for all your work again!

Z.


- Mar 14 2012
Hi again

Agian i gotta say how much i enjoy using cantata..just love it!

as promised ;-) here are some feature suggestions (by no mean "requests" ;-)) i thought you might find usefull:

1) use "backdrops" of the band behind the lyrics and mabe other views instead of the boring white bakcground. gmpc (a fantastic gtk mpd client) have beed using that for quite a while and i have been helping out there with the design. see example:

http://paste.xinu.at/b9J3/

backdrops btw can be auto fetched if one wants from http://www.htbackdrops.com/v2/index.php (they have a good API)

2) add an updateDB menu/button to manully launch a mpd database update

3)add support for the 'comment' tag in the tag editor (mpd supports the comment tag if enabled in .mpdconf)

4) have an option to jump to an album / add an album from te current playing song. that us right click on the current playing track and then get a go to album or add full album to playlist etc..

5) have an option to set bigger lyrics size or maybe have user options to change size/type of font?

would be intrested to hear your thought

best

Z.


- Mar 14 2012
heheh as i said i have zero programing knowledge so ill definantly rename the the files rather then go into the cpp ;-)

as i said before would love to help out if needed!


P.S is there support for the 'comment' tag in the file edit

best

Z. - Mar 13 2012
thx for the quick response

in that case i will transfer the above request to a 'bug' report :) on my machine (arch linux 64 bit latest kde) it dosent read Folder.jpg (with a captile F..that how i have my covers) and it definantly creates a cover.jpg when there is already album cover art avilable (again Folder.jpg). is there a bug tracker to the project so next time i can report to a more adewaute place?

Also as i said im completly blown away by cantata (and trust me ive tried ALOT of mpd clients over the years..). I have no coding knowleadge but would love to help out to the porject in any other areas needed, let me know what i can help with

Thx again alot for cantata it trully rocks

Best

Z - Mar 13 2012
P.S

would be cool though to have an option to save the lyrics as a text file similar to saving the cover.jpg in the same folder

Z - Mar 12 2012
Hi there

Just discoverd cantata after years of mpd use (and kde use) and was blow away..this is just amazing..thx alot for you work!

a small request (before i really get into cantata and ask for bigger things :)). is it possible to have cantata also pickup folder.jpg (currently it only does cover.jpg) and also give an option to not auto save images it finds? (i preffer to manually download album covers)

thx alot again

Best

Z

- Mar 12 2012
Text Now Playing

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Nov 08 2013
Thx alot this is great, ive always wanted a minimal text only plasmoid. Can this support MPD:

http://www.musicpd.org/

Thanks alot!

Z - Nov 09 2013
Lyrix

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Sep 29 2009
thx

this script is really better then the default one

Thx

Zeltak - May 23 2009
PlayWolf

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Jan 13 2010
Hi was wondering if anyone solved the missing info/cover art issue

Im using kubuntu 9.04 64 bit with amarok SVN

Thx

Zeltak

- May 16 2009
Hi

i would love to see some sort of indicator for rating in the small view (when i add it as a plasmoid near the task bar). i wouldnt mind if its a number or stars etc...i would really love to see it if you have time and its not to difficult

playwolf is easly my fav plasmoid!

Thx

Zeltak - Mar 23 2009
Awesome plasmoid, really my favorite. Would it be possible to add a rating indicator to the small version (the one in the taskbar) i dont mind if its in form of stars or just a number

thx again for your great work

Zeltak - Feb 19 2009
Hi

I finally got it working with v.0.3!! its really awesome , thx for the effort and hard work

Zeltak - Dec 12 2008
yes i did
zeltak - Dec 07 2008
hi

forgot to add im using kubuntu intrepid 8.10 kde 4.2 (Beta), maybe thats the problem (i did both comment/uncomment the lines as as suggested) and tried the normal way both with no sucess

Zeltak - Dec 06 2008
thx for the answer giucam

Yeah playwolf dosent show up in the applet list. it compiles fines (as far as i can tell) but i cant launch it from the add widgets menu

thx

Zeltak - Dec 06 2008
Hi

I seemed to install (compile) it correctly with no errors but it still dosent show up in kubuntu 8.10 (kde 4.2 beta) when i go and add widget, what am i missing here?

thx again for this awesome plasmoind, i missed kirocker so much and now there seems to be a worthy replacement

Zeltak - Dec 05 2008
(i meant for intrepid) sorry i know there is a jaunty package :) - Dec 04 2008
hi srog

Is there any chance there is a deb file or a PPA for playwolf 0.2? i looked at your sig in the PPA page but couldnt find a package

thx

Zeltak - Dec 04 2008
gmail-plasmoid

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Jan 30 2012
same here kubuntu jaunty with all dep installed

Zeltak - Mar 28 2009
STasks

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Mar 21 2009
Thx again for the beast (and most productive) plasmoid out there.

I have 2 small requests (if possible):

is there a way that the plasmoid will remember the position of a program that is to always sort firefox 2nd and amarok third no matter what is opened?

also is it possible to have middle click close a prog like in fireofox tab close?

thx alot again for your effort

Zeltak - Mar 25 2009
I.M.P. (Icon Menu Preview) by Sam Robins

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Sep 05 2008
looks great, thx for the effort

I would love (if possible) to also have keyboard shortcuts for this and thus make my laptop mouse free, would be awesome!

thx

Zeltak - Sep 01 2008
WorkFlow Plasmoid

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Aug 26 2012
Cantata

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