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    Suggested modification to Fishbone Skin

    The Fishbone skin allows the display of a second graphic image, on a song-by-song basis, in the Squeezebox status window; this image is stipulated to be no larger than 100 by 100 pixels. Because of this size restriction, the image is of limited use. I would like to suggest a much more useful approach, but this will require a new, or modified Fishbone, skin.
    I listen to classical music, which will include opera and vocal recitals. There are thus words accompanying the music, and these are usually given in the accompanying CD booklet. I have no doubt that a similar situation occurs with other types of music. Iĺd like to be able to display the words for each individual track/song as the second graphic image. This can be done quite easily in Fishbone, but the size and resolution make the images impossible to read. So: can we have larger images? And then again, why display an image? What is needed is a display of text. So why not allow the presentation of .txt files as the second image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cape11 View Post
    And then again, why display an image? What is needed is a display of text. So why not allow the presentation of .txt files as the second image?
    Why not just use the LYRICS tag, which works fine?

    (USLT on mp3, but LYRICS on Flac...)

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    Suggested modification to Fishbone Skin

    On 12-Nov-07, at 12:35 PM, Mark Lanctot wrote:

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    > Fishbone may be discontinued:
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    > http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...56&postcount=4


    not exactly. just that it may be my suggestion, as continuing to
    modify it is only slightly more fun than a root canal.
    I'm not much interested in extending it any further than it already
    is. To my mind, it's feature complete. The newer structures going
    into place to support the new Default, and the migration to using
    ExtJs should mean it's time for new skins.

    Porting the Fishbone skin isn't worth the time, at least not mine.

    -kdf

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    KDF - thanks again for fishbone.

    (is there an easy way to synch? You give a nice one-button "unsynch" once synched, but I always have to go dumpster diving to get get the synch turned on

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    Suggested modification to Fishbone Skin

    On 12-Nov-07, at 2:57 PM, dwc wrote:

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    > (is there an easy way to synch? You give a nice one-button "unsynch"
    > once synched, but I always have to go dumpster diving to get get the
    > synch turned on


    player settings -> audio. I have no plans myself to replicate the
    sync dialog
    in the new default as that would require porting it to prototype/
    scriptaculous
    or porting much of Fishbone to ExtJS (they don't play well combined).

    patches are, of course, always welcome.

    -kdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by snarlydwarf View Post
    Why not just use the LYRICS tag, which works fine?

    (USLT on mp3, but LYRICS on Flac...)
    Snarlydwarf: thanks for the reply. Can you explain what you mean please? I've tried to find references to LYRICS in the slimserver documentation and help files but with no success.

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    SnarlyDwarf: ah yes, I think I begin to see your point. I've just downloaded Tag&Rename (3.3.5) on trial and I can now see the Lyrics tag. And yes, it's very useful, especially as this tag remains 'fixed' to the main flac file. That's certainly half the problem solved. Now all I need is a Slimserver skin that allows you to show the Lyric tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cape11 View Post
    SnarlyDwarf: ah yes, I think I begin to see your point. I've just downloaded Tag&Rename (3.3.5) on trial and I can now see the Lyrics tag. And yes, it's very useful, especially as this tag remains 'fixed' to the main flac file. That's certainly half the problem solved. Now all I need is a Slimserver skin that allows you to show the Lyric tag.
    Fishbone and Default do.

    You can even use Advanced Search to search lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snarlydwarf View Post
    Fishbone and Default do.

    You can even use Advanced Search to search lyrics.
    Yes, you're right, the advanced search allows you to search the lyrics files, which is very useful. And Fishbone allows me to display artwork on a track by track basis. But how, when I'm playing a 'CD' can I get Fishbone to display the lyrics track by track? I'm stuck on that.

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