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Cutestory
2005-07-19, 12:31
I love my Squeezebox2, and loved my original SliMP3. However, one thing that's always bothered me is that I can't take full advantage of the two line display...I would love to replace the "Now Playing (18 of 21)" with something else. Artist information would be nice. I feel like seeing the note icon is enough of an indicator that the track is playing, and so I'm wasting space where additional info could be displayed. It would minimize scrolling and/or hitting the Now Playing button to see other info. The progress bar could be redrawn as the length of the artist or artist/album information permits.

So what I'm looking for is turning this:

NOW PLAYING (20 OF 21) [progress]
I'll Be Right Here [note icon]

Into this:
ALAN SILVESTRI/FORREST GUMP [progress]
I'll Be Right Here [note icon]

Or something like it. Is there any way to do this?

kdf
2005-07-19, 12:43
Try Michael Herger's MusicInfo Screensaver.
you can set it up to display a lot of different things, then just set this as your players screensaver(playing).

http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins/
-kdf

Triode
2005-07-19, 12:47
You could try Michael Herger's MusicInfoSCR screensaver plugin:

This allows you to define what appears at each of the 4 corners of the display when the "Now Playing" screen saver is enabled.

See:
http://www.herger.net/slim/

> So what I'm looking for is turning this:
>
> NOW PLAYING (20 OF 21) [progress]
> I'll Be Right Here [note icon]
>
> Into this:
> ALAN SILVESTRI/FORREST GUMP [progress]
> I'll Be Right Here [note icon]
>
> Or something like it. Is there any way to do this?

Cutestory
2005-07-19, 13:22
Great! This is exactly what I was looking for!

Why isn't this included in the standard distribution? It's strictly necessary (to me). Now, if the Squeezebox would support ReplayGain, it would be literally perfect.

Thanks again!

Simon Still
2005-07-19, 15:10
Really good isn't it - it should be standard with the next release.

On 7/19/05, Cutestory <Cutestory.1sfofn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Great! This is exactly what I was looking for!
>
> Why isn't this included in the standard distribution? It's strictly
> necessary (to me). Now, if the Squeezebox would support ReplayGain, it
> would be literally perfect.
>
> Thanks again!
>
>
> --
> Cutestory
>

mherger
2005-07-19, 18:39
> Why isn't this included in the standard distribution?

They never asked for permission ;-)

Every module that is added to the main code has to be maintained and
tested by the developpment team. There's not enough manpower to do so with
all those interesting plugins (others wanted to see kdf's advanced alarm
plugin in the main code, or his random play or...). That's why it's left
to the plugin's author to keep them up to date.

--

Michael

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