changelog

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Revision 97:

Small Fixes
Added COPYTO menu item
CD Covers / Artist Images can be loaded from LastFM
Artist Information & Track
Overview from LastFM is working again
Added an option to disable VU-Meter
Possible to remove libraries
Updates Lyrics plugins
Since Rev 79, the played files were not closed. This could lead to a crash after a while.
Auto Reconnect for disconnected Radio-Stream
LINUX: More images are using BGRABitmaps. Better support for GTK2.

Revision 79:

Tempo (Speed) control
Removed all Facebook related items due to no more FBCMD support
Added an option to deleted a recording after copy to a folder
Added network control (more information will follow). You can now control XiX from another device on the same network using TCP commands
ID3 Tagger: Track Renumbering
Possible to download LAME & FLAC in Windows & MacOS when not found
Multisong deleting
Windows: Reverse playback releases song after playing (this fixes that a song being played reversed was not able to play it again)
Small bug fixes in: Tag Libraries, Lyrics Plugin
Stations in ListenLive.eu with highest bitrate (when different bitrates are available) are used
VirtualFS now follows the chosen library

version 0.39c:

Close to Tray/Minimize option. (suggested by Leledumbo)
Reshuffle Menuitem was not enabled when SHUFFLE was active at start.
TDRC and TDOR used for save v2.4 ID3 compliant dates. (Thanks to JesusR)
Mousewheel works again on Progressbar
Added “Modern – Rock/Metal” and “Live Performances” to Archive
Download the Song from Internet Archive
Added Checkboxes in RipCD
r43: VirtualFS (Thanks to JesusR)
r43: small fixes
r43: Save/Read state of checkboxes of lyric plugins

version 0.39b:

MacOS: Rip CD: ID3-Tags, CD-name and/or Track names with ” (eg. 12″ remix) did not get ripped/encoded. Solved.
Need to be tested on Windows & Linux
Rip CD: Artist name did not show when reading CD information.

version 0.39a:

Added library support. You can have as many different libraries (Folders that you want to in/exclude) as you want, and change on the fly. You can however only use one library at once.
If a library is found when config file needs to be renewed, you can import your folders in the wizard.
Possible to chose your audio device
Scheduled Radio Stream Recording can be made recurrent. Recordings can be renamed and copied automaticly.
If LAME and/or FLAC are not installed, you will get the message before the track actually gets ripped
In Multi Tagging you can now select to include or not the lyrics for all selected songs
Unselecting Follow song works again
In full Media Mode you can swipe right/left for next/previous song. You can swipe up/down to change volume (Tablets)
QT4: Fixed a problem with switching between Fullscreen Media Mode and normal mode.

version 0.38d:

Fixed an error which trimmed the FLAC idVendor by one char at the end
Linux: Fixed a lock-up with the Full Screen Media Player when leaving with double click
Reflection of CD Cover was removed when radiostation was played. Fixed.
MacOS: Compiled with the new Lazarus 1.4RC1

version 0.38a/b/c:

Plugin for loading Lyrics
Sorting order for searching Lyrics
Removed some errors for Windows platform.
New Progressbar. No Mousewheel support for now 🙁
Better UNICODE support (Still work in progress)
Change Fontsizes
ARM Linux: Reflection of CD-Cover now works for ARM too.

version 0.37e:

Read more OPUS Tags.
Read “UNSYNCED LYRICS” in OGG/OPUS.
Support for folders in Multi-Rename
RC2:
Fixed an application freeze when an encoded picture frame was found in a flac file
RC3:
Buffer length can be changed in the configuation dialog
Search now searches all added tags

version 0.37d:

Added a webbrowser unit LAZBRO (http://www.wascal.net/)
Show Wikipage of artist with external browser (English and Language chosen for XiX), or with integrated LAZBRO browser
Show complete LastFM artist Information & most played songs on LastFM from artist (integrated)
Save BEGIN and END trim of song
Play now start at the BEGIN trim and stop at the END trim setting of song. This way you can skip unwanted intro’s or silence.
Added very basic DSD support. (Added .dff and .wav)
Number of times a song was played didn’t get saved. (I do not save it in the ID3-Tag, if you want this feature, let me know)
Saved state of SHUFFLE was not shown at first start
Added Grouping, SubTitle, Conductor, Orchestra, Original Title, Original Year, Interpreter to the tags (MultiTag dialog) (MP3/FLAC/APE/OGG)
Save/Read Lyrics in the ID3-Tag (MP3/FLAC/APE/OGG).
Reading/Saving FLAC/MP3 embedded picture in MultiTag Dialog. (Also used in the Main app when no local or internet folder has been found)
Fixed a few errors on saving FLAC/OGG Tags in RENAME and INFO Dialog.

version 0.37c:

Reading CD-TEXT is seperated from reading CD. Some bugs are gone, but still not 100% correct. (Only Linux & Windows)

version 0.37b:

Creating a new playlist created a wrong submenu (FIXED)
Remove selected songs from playlist is working again. Don’t know what happened, but the procedure was left empty.

version 0.37a:

Added Multi ID3 Tagging. Tag different files at once. (Based on EASYTAG)
Added Multi Rename. Rename different files using the ID3 Tags. (Also based on EASYTAG)
Added a Debug Log Window. Makes it easier to check the internals when something goes wrong 🙂
Playin a CD Track shows the right information in the Playing fields
More fields can be translated
Added PopUp Menus to the Artist and Album listbox
CD/DVD Rip: Removed some small bugs
LANGUAGE: DUTCH is up-to-date
LINUX: Possible to change the OPTICAL Device
ARM: CD/DVD Support. Now it is possible to rip tracks on the Raspberry Pi and Odroid U2/U3

version 0.35a:

CD/DVD Rip: Updated the CD/DVD Rip Dialog
CD/DVD Rip: Choose and embed CD-Cover in file (MP3 and FLAC)
CD/DVD Rip: Edit and save all tags in ID3 (MP3 and FLAC)
CD/DVD Rip: Possible to set NO FADE option for live CD’s
CD/DVD Rip: Only LAME can be used for DVD-Tracks (FLAC Support will come)
CD/DVD Rip: Possible to choose device to rip (Only LINUX)
OPUS BASS Lib support. Fixed freeze bug when OPUS files were found.
Post CD Cover to facebook (Needs FBCMD)
Probably a lot of small bug fixes that I forgot

version 0.34:

Lyrics not found once will not be searched again, until the application is reloaded, or the lyrics are manually reloaded or 100 lyrics have not been found
Add a folder to the searchpath from within the filemanager tab
GTK version: Fullscreen should be more responsive. Graphic glitch on resoluion greater than 1920×1080 (Will be fixed in one of next release)
Fixed a problem when the lyrics thread was not yet finished and a new one got started. Even cached lyrics would be loaded online again.

version 0.33e/f:

Basic .CUE support in filemanager. If a .cue file is found with the same name as the music file, the cue file is used to display the different tracks in the music files. (Not yet supported in playlists and playing queue)
Support for radiostations posted on listenlive.eu
icon in MacOS app
Move a selected song in the playing queue to the position after the playing song
Planning a recording now includes own added stations
Images used in online radiostations are saved in png. Solves an error about wrong image type.
New Full-screen media look

version 0.33d:

When downloading a podcast when closing the app, the YES and NO for saving or closing were the otherway around.
When listening to RADIO or PODCAST the displayed info got mangled (LINUX: 0.33c)

version 0.33c:

Search for CD-Covers and/or Artist Picture on xixmusicplayer.org
Removed coding error in searching files. This could halt the application in searching new songs
Removed coding error: when a file gets deleted and song active is further in playlist, the next/previous song was not right
Removed coding error: when changing song information and track=0 -> no track nr shown (was 00)
Save Mono option for songs (Mono itself not yet active)
Save Trim at begin and end of song (Trim itself not yet used)
Post CD-Cover or Artist Picture of song playing to Facebook (Needs FBCMD)
When no changes in songs or songinformation, the database is not updated when the application quits. Saves time.
Updated Random routine (Does not start with the first song in the playlist anymore)
Filter out special MacOS files starting with ‘._’. These are files created on not HFS partitions to store extra file information for MacOS

version 0.32i:

Files with foreign characters in the filename should work on MacOS X (eg. Plc.4 Mie Hæd.opus)

version 0.32h:

Updated all songtext sources to work again
Adding a Radiostream does not stop the stream from playing (Thanks to Chris Clemson)
Cancelling Adding a radiostation does not stop the stream from playing (Thanks to Chris Clemson)

version 0.32g:

! in artist name is saved (eg. Id!Ots does not become Idots) in searching songtext, biography, discography

version 0.32f:

Fullscreen Mediamode (ctrl-M or double click on CD Cover / icon)
Configure Update Timer (on ARM the update timer was set at lower speed, but with faster boards showing up each day, you can set the value yourself). Used for VU and time progress updates.
Cosmectic updates
Click on progressbar jumps to that place in the song
Click on ARTIST shows all songs found by that artist (Underline/green hoover)

version 0.32c:

Better Songtext search. ‘(demo)’ and ‘(live)’ are discarded.
Lyricsmedia works again
Changed certain font sizes to fixed sizes. Easier for different platforms and Linux Distro’s. Will also make it easier to implement user font size.
Changes in Dialogs and Listboxes to make them less OS dependent
ARM: Fixed a bug on ODROID when reading the database
ARM: Fixed installbass.sh for libbassopus.so
Theming can hide image backgrounds on all OS’s
External DB only gets loaded when it is specified in the config.
TO DO: Read and Save DB on all external Devices, not only the first in list
Lame Config show values for all platforms

version 0.32a:

Gui theme support
Added a third VU
Changes in rename or detailed info is reflected in grids
Save DB on external drive (optional) Saved time when a drive got disconnected.
Better Radio Information updates
ARM: Updated BASS library, better PulseAudio support
ARM: Odroid platform also supported
WINDOWS: Drive was not always included in filenames. (FIXED)

version 0.31m:

Removed a coding error. Adding Radiostation works again.

version 0.31l:

Removed a coding error. The file created for artistinfo was opened twice and never closed. (Error creating thread)

version 0.31k:

Spanish translation (Thanks to José Maschiovechio)
Read OPUS Tags (contains still errors due to hardcoded posistions, works on most files)
Correctly adjust some international chars (MP3)

version 0.31j:

Read M4A Tags
Notification showed previous album (FIXED)
MacOS X – 0.31j2: Removed a coding error. The file created for artistinfo was opened twice and never closed. (Error creating thread)

version 0.31i:

Edit/Save APE tags

version 0.31h:

Edit/Save OGG and FLAC tags
Added Original Artist, Composer and Copyright to OGG/FLAC id3-tags

version 0.31g:

ALL: Added Original Artist, Composer and Copyright to MP3 id3-tags
ALL: Show Original Artist and Composer when playing
ALL: Show bitrate for OGG files
ALL: Start of Danish translation (Thanks to Karl Vaeversted)

version 0.31f:

ALL: Very Basic OPUS and APE support
LINUX: Libraries are now found when copied to /usr/lib (For codec support)

version 0.31e:

ALL: Loading CD-Cover is threaded. (Can be more optimized by using streams instead of files) (NOT YET FOR WINDOWS)

Version 0.31d:

LINUX: sound distortion on some LINUX Distros is solved
ALL: New Splashscreen

Version 0.31a:

ALL: Better ID3-TAG APIC support
ALL: Progressbar while loading files
ALL: Option to ReRead ID3-Tags

Version 0.30nt: (LINUX (i386), MacOS X – TEST RELEASE 7)

New Source code, so new bugs and previous fixes can be available
NEW: More than 40000 songs can be loaded
NEW: Fade between manual selection is working
NEW: Info about artist using info found on xixmusicplayer and/or Last.fm
NEW: Discography found on xixmusicplayer
NEW: Better thread support (Songtext, artist info, M3U playlists)
NEW: Add to begin of PLAYING QUEUE
NEW: Play Same Genre or Year
NEW: Better CD Ripping support
NEW: LAME Configuration is being used and saved
NEW: Test Radiostation before adding
NEW: New songs always get scanned for id3-tags (Slower, but more accurate)
NEW: Added COMPOSER and COPYRIGHT tafs for MP3 files
NEW: Rip DVD Tracks only needs MPLAYER
REMOVED: Theme support (Temp)
NEEDS WORK: When new files are added/deleted, sometimes all files get scanned for id3-tags (slow and not needed)
Test 2: FX are back
Test 2: Language change on the fly. Bug in Language choice removed.
Test 2: NO DEBUGGING INFO: Smaller Size
Test 3: Playing a file from File Manager is back
Test 3: Changing folders in configuration loads these new selected folders (needs some more work)
Test 4: MacOS compilation
Test 4: MacOS: Made the Internet Archive Logo better blend in
Test 4: ALL: Removed a small LAME CONFIG error
Test 4: ALL: Listen to a radio recording
Test 4: ALL: Adding/changing PLAYLISTS updates the PLAYING QUEUE PopUp Menu too
Test 4: ALL: You are reminded that a shedule is planned when Quiting the application
Test 4: ALL: Removed a small PODCAST error
Test 5: ARM Release. Loading times are slower, but once loaded, the application should be faster (TESTING NEEDED)
Test 5: ALL: Added PODCAST are saved
Test 5: ALL: Deleting a file did not yet delete the file
Test 5: Some EQ errors removed.
Test 5: When EQ is active, changing the file setting of the EQ show be directly active too.
Test 6: ALL: When no CD Artwork is found, the file get scanned for the APIC ID3-Tag
Test 7: ALL: Removed folder RADIO & ARCHIVE. Needed files get downloaded at first start.

NEEDS TESTING: Ripping DVD in MacOS X with mplayer

NEEDS WORK: Getting ALBUM ARTWORK is not yet threaded
NEEDS WORK: When new files are added/deleted, sometimes all files get scanned for id3-tags (slow and not needed)

WANTED IN NEAR FUTURE VERSION: Musicbrainz support (fundamentals already implemented)
WANTED IN NEAR FUTURE VERSION: LastFM Scrobble support
WANTED IN NEAR FUTURE VERSION: Better Filemanager and play options in Filemanager
WANTED IN NEAR FUTURE VERSION: Support for http://freemusicarchive.org/

Version 0.23c:

Download Queue for podcasts
Removed an error in adding all songs to the playing queue
Facebook works with MacOS

Version 0.23b:

Fixed a bug when an empty year was entered in ripping a CD.

Version 0.23a:

Updated Wizard GUI to follow OS Theme more strictly.
Keep track of the number of times a song has been played
M3U File list should not create an error when changing and saving order of the songs
Next & Previous, EQ & FXs work for podcasts
Added “Internet Archive” as a source of music. 78RPM, Cylinder & Tape recordings. (SCREENSHOT)
Mute works for Podcasts too
ARM: New BASS Libraries: Support for FX (Thanks to JOBnik!) and support for .M4A

Version 0.22b:

MacOS updates
Download Podcasts
CD Cover lock-up removed
Started basic keyboard control

Version 0.22a:

Set EQ for individual song
Show bitrate in info dialog (id3-dialog)
ARM: Also added bass_aac.so
Added baspis Podcast Support (Add, Delete and Listen to Podcasts)

Version 0.21a:

Bringing MacOS version up-to-date
Some GUI updates to follow the OS theme
Added bass_aac.so & bass_alac.so to the libs. Possible to play M4A files (iTunes) in Linux.

Version 0.20b:

Changing id3-tags also possible in id3-tag info dialog
Internal order of song now keeps track of manual drag&drop of songs. Order should now always be OK.

Version 0.20a:

Changing and saving id3-tags (Rename dialog)

Version 0.19d:

Fixed an error in reloading folders

Version 0.19c:

Rip song have the FADE flag
First start wizard does not run the detailed info twice after start (FIXED a possible crash)
Removed thread from Lyrics part

Version 0.19b:

Schedule: plan radiostream recording
Updated Italian language (Thanks to Giacomo Margarito)
Added Italian Radiostreams
Updated Lyricsources

Version 0.19a:

Removed small error in GETCDCOVER: When no album was found and no ‘(‘ or ‘[‘ in name the first .JPG file would get loaded, while none should be loaded
Record the Radiostation you listen to
Play recorded Radiostreams
Fixed some small errors in save presets, when no presets are available

Version 0.18e:

CD Cover adjusts itself when height is smaller

Version 0.18d:

Removed an error in renaming file
Change Song information in database (In Rename Dialog)
Made shuffle a lot quicker (thanks to JuhaManninen – Lazarus forum)
Cover for Song without Album information. If a JPG File is found with the same name as the song, it gets loaded as album art
Beter local Cover Search
Loading of songs should be a little faster

Version 0.18c:

No need to check for CD Cover when scanning for Id3 tags
FIXED: Changing the M3U order does not trigger the SAVE button
Added www.xixmusicplayer.org as Lyric Source
Added www.lyricsmania.com as Lyric Source
FIXED: LINUX/MAC: Changing CD Cover did not change filename to lowercase

Version 0.18b:

Hide CD-Cover above Lyric when playing RadioStream
Resized some dialogs to fit new languages
Italian Language
RIP: Changes characters that can not be used by filesystem to ‘_’
ARM: EQ & Pre-Volume useable on Raspberry Pi (Other FXs not yet working)
ARM: Binary has grown – FX & part of CD-Ripping is already compiled in this binary.

Version 0.18a:

Added an option to exclude songs from fading (eg. Live CD)
ARM: Reverse playback is possible (needs BASS_FX, included)
ARM: EQ & FXs (Not yet useable on slow ARM devices)
WINDOWS: Rip Audio from DVD to MP3 or FLAC. Needs mplayer
Add languages on the fly. Put your language in the LOCAL folder and you can try out your new language.
Show CD-Cover above Lyrics (Sizeable)
Do not reload CD-Cover when CD-Cover has not changed
Clean up EQ code so it uses less FX layers (Should be less CPU consuming)
FIXED: Shuffle does not always start with the first song in the database
FIXED: Queue would not continue to play when a song reported a longer time than it really was
FIXED: WINDOWS: Forget to close the M3U playlist, so opening a second M3U was not possible
FIXED: WINDOWS: Forgot to close songtexts, could lead to errors

Version 0.17c:

More code cleanup
Show filesize for OGG & FLAC
Ripping Audio from DVD to MP3 or FLAC. Needs lsdvd & mplayer (only LINUX).
Ripping progress for AUDIO CD or DVD Track is now shown in the RIP Dialog (Encoding progress not yet shown)

Version 0.17b:

Removed one instance (Can start more XiX Players when needed)
Workaround for ‘Samba NAS bug’. Some NAS do not report all files using Lazarus/Freepascal code. I have added an option to an alternative scan that finds all files (Only tested on Linux). Infected devices are Synology & Netgear.
Some code clean-up
Added some aliasses to retrieve songtexts
Remove dirs from scanning (seems it got lost somewhere)

Version 0.17a:

Save EQ status (ON/OFF)
Playlist: Remove song(s) from a playlist
Add playlists in Runtime in PopUpMenu. This way it is possible to add songs to a playlist without selecting the playlist first. Thanks to Mike.Cornflake & Blaazen (Lazarus Forum)
Only one instance of XiX Music Player can get loaded
Lyrics are always shown from top
Repeat OFF, Repeat 1, Repeat ALL now works as it should, regardless of crossfading
Stop playing music sets Artist & Album to ‘–‘
Next & Previous now work with radiostations too
Show ‘&’ in Radio Information
Changing Ripping String Format in Rip Dialog is used instead of the String Format in Configuration.
CD Covers are saved in lowercase
Show broadcasted Station name & Programme name
FIXED: Unable to reopen the Rip window after being closed when minimized
FIXED (Windows): Finding new songs halted the application.

Version 0.16f:

Added Hungarian Language (Magyar), thanks to Gyönki Bendegúz
Better UTF support (International characters)
Updated some translation strings
Updated homepage link to http://www.xixmusicplayer.org

Version 0.16e:

Added Copy, Rename & Delete file to playing Queue

Version 0.16d:

Removed an error in folder saving presets

Version 0.16c:

RADIO: Added presets to online Radio
Added an option to use as portable app (run from usb). Still needs to install BASS Libraries

Version 0.16b:

RADIO: Show basic buffer message
RADIO: Don’t show title time string
RADIO: Didn’t always show the radio tab correctly (FIXED)

Version 0.16a:

RADIO: Added Internet Radio
RADIO: Online Updates for recent list of available radios
RADIO: Add Radiostations
RADIO: Lyric support for online radio when title info is available

Version 0.15f:

Added www.lyricstime.com to lyrics search
Better parsing to find lyrics
Songtexts are saved in lowercase
ARM: Raspberry Pi Support
ARM: Only supports armhf (Hard Float) distro
ARM: No reverse playback
ARM: No CD, No EQ, No FX

Version 0.15d:

Dock Songtext Dialog uses internal icon
In artist mode: Play or navigate to Album
Better click handling of Listboxes
RIP CD: Added ‘%1’ in filename parsing (First character of artist)
RIP CD: Change parsing string in ripping window
RIP CD: Added ‘Album’ to all songs that you want to rip and fill in Album, Year & Genre when available

Version 0.15c:

Makes your own themes
Made the window colors matching the system colors
Themes are now saved in 1 file
Executable File is bigger. This is because that the images are saved in the executable itself.
If you choose the Default theme, no theme file needs to be opened at start.
Disabled Color themes (temp)
Delete M3U Playlist
Added FX: Echo, Reverb, Flanger

Version 0.15a:

Added an Equalizer & Pre-Amp
Better songtext parsing
Added www.lyricsmode.com to lyrics search
Rename file
Show source and link to lyrics source
Balance control

Version 0.14f:

This release adds French and updated the Dutch language translation.
Mute button
Another error removed in CDDB parsing
Automatically recognizes compilation CDs in CD-ripping mode
Mac OS X support again (with fullscreen option)
Create and post your own personal Facebook posts.
An error in parsing CDDB introduced with the new CDText support has been fixed.
A popup menu to add YEAR and GENRE to all songs that you want to rip has been added
Facebook support (via FBCMD).
CDText support works again.
A check has been added in First Time Wizard for Lame, FLAC, and FBCMD.

Version 0.14a:

When a folder is added or removed in the settings, the songs are updated without the need of a restart

Version 0.13f:

Possible to scan ID3 tags on its first start
When new files are found, the option is given to scan ID3 tags.
Fullscreen mode
Better resizing on VU Changes
Discovery of M3Us in all added folders
Language and theme choice used in configuration
Color Themes
Better “drag start” from the playing queue

Version 0.13a:

Added Analog VU Meters, choice is written in config file
Added a visual to the main window that shows the progress of the songs being checked
Seperated CD-Text extraction. CDDB is used instead. If CD-Text is found you can choose to use CD-Text.
Removed an error in deleting a song in Browser
Basic M3U Support
Sorting in filebrowser works
Play a song without adding it to the Playing Queue
Show the songs of ‘same artist’ or ‘same album’

Version 0.12:

Added OGG support
Read OGG & FLAC tags
Basic Filebrowser support
Hides playlist when in Filebrowser or CD mode

Version 0.11b:

Possible to add songs after the current track playing
Removed some more errors on an empty Playing Queue 🙂
Reverse playback of MP3 & FLAC (NEEDS BASSFX LIBRARY)
Replacing songs after updates should work better
Double click on the browser, brings you to the Playing Queue
Simple Search: Search in artist, album, title, genre and year

Version 0.10c:

Pressing Play button in CD section loads CD when not already loaded.
Removed some more errors on an empty Playing Queue 🙂
Emptying the Playing Queue removes all song when no song is playing, otherwise the playing song stays in the playing Queue
CD: Next, Previous & Play work again (was playing the MP3 Playing Queue)
Dropping a song in the playlist produced an error under MacOS X and Windows
Clicking Header in Playing Queue sorts the row selected
Drag and drop Header doesn’t drop the first song anymore
Save & use Notification settings
Ripped & encoded songs are put in the library
Loaded CD artwork gets also copied to front.jpg if not already exists
Changed some icons and dialogs
MacOS: Removed an error in CD Ripping/Encoding that prevented lame to run

Version 0.09c:

Remove CD images from cache
Remove Lyrics from cache
Remove CD artwork
Load CD artwork from file
Remove Lyric
Reload Lyric from site
Load Lyric from file
Save changes in Lyric
Added Genre in CD Ripping/Encoding
Added Year in CD Ripping/Encoding
Added Tray Icon & notification
Removed some errors in case of empty Playing Queue