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JohnQuirk
2006-02-15, 02:09
Hi All,
I know that I can modify "now playing" to show me the artist and the track if I so desire, but very often this doesn't fit on the screen so has to scroll around.

I think it would be a better use of the top line of the screen to be able to have the album artist, rather than the text "Now Playing".

So instead of:

Now Playing (9 of 325) 1:20
Pink Martini - Veronique

It would read

The Pixies (2 of 11) 2:12
Wave Of Mutilation

I think that the "Now Playing" text is redundant, I know that it's playing, that's what the noise is... If the artist was more than (say) 20 characters it could be truncated.

Anyone think this is worthy of a feature request???

Thanks

John

mherger
2006-02-15, 02:35
> I think it would be a better use of the top line of the screen to be
> able to have the album artist, rather than the text "Now Playing".

http://www.herger.net/MusicInfoSCR/

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JohnQuirk
2006-02-15, 05:07
> I think it would be a better use of the top line of the screen to be
> able to have the album artist, rather than the text "Now Playing".

http://www.herger.net/MusicInfoSCR/

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Thanks Michael. I think I must have had an early version of this with my SliMP3s a long time ago as I recognise the repeat symbols, it must have got lost during some distant upgrade. Thanks for the help.

JQ

mherger
2006-02-15, 05:37
> Thanks Michael. I think I must have had an early version of this with
> my SliMP3s a long time ago as I recognise the repeat symbols, it must
> have got lost during some distant upgrade. Thanks for the help.

I'm not sure about that: those icons are a very recent addition. But Felix
Mueller
(http://www.gwendesign.ch/slimserver/dev_software.htm#rep_shuffle_sym)
once had a plugin with only these icons for the SliMP3. In fact, I've
stolen them from him :-).

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JohnQuirk
2006-02-15, 06:17
Looking at the MusicInfo plugin, it almost does exactly what I want, but it doesn't appear to be able to print JUST the ARTIST, you can only have ARTIST - TRACK.

I'd like to have this layout:

ARTIST - Current Time
Track

At the moment I have to have ARTIST - TRACK. Can anyone help me to achieve this? I've had a look through the plugin but it's all a little beyond me.

Thanks

John

mherger
2006-02-15, 06:31
> Looking at the MusicInfo plugin, it almost does exactly what I want, but
> it doesn't appear to be able to print JUST the ARTIST, you can only have
> ARTIST - TRACK.

You can add the "ARTIST" format in the server settings, formatting. It
will then (well, after a restart or language switch...) be available to
the plugin.

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JohnQuirk
2006-02-15, 06:39
Ignore me, I hadn't noticed that you can create your own formats in the Server Settings Page. Great, great plugin Michael, thanks very much.

JQ