Media Player

IS This Worth Persuing

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  • Would like to see it work.

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  • Total voters
    6

XcOM

New Member
#1
My idea is to create a MP3 player that can play MP3, WMA, WAV and MIDI. I want the least amount of bloat, but keep function, and make it look nice to the eye.


This would be a free project that i will devolep, and any idea's/Help offered by people/Members/Friends will be accepted.

But as a wise word of warning, i am coding in VB6.

Any thoughts? do you think this will work?

Current version is 1.0: http://neosmart.net/downloads/miscellania/XcOM/XcOM_Player_setup.exe

Version 0.9 will have all basic functions:
* Add WMV support
* Save Play list
* Import Playlist

Version 1.0 will have a new GUI:
* New GUI
* Mini Controler
* Transparancy support
* Help FIle
* New Self Contained Installer

Any thoughts?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2

XcOM

New Member
#3
It all started a LONG time ago, when i first got started on VB, I was unaware of Media Player Classic when i started this, i just never got round to finishing it, now my skills have increased i have decided to finish it.

It will be a basic MP3 player that uses next to NO resorces, at the moment in a memory test with a 100 long playlist playing music it only uses about 7.7MB of ram VS winamps 26MB of ram and windows Media Player 10 @ 16MB ram.

It will play all music, allow you to see what song is playing, pause, stop, skip, previous.
And be ontop with the abilty to see whats underneath it. allowng you to play music, and free up your taskbar to theres more space for running programs.

Basicly, its a MP3 player that uses less resorces than the others.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
If it gets plugin support and is lighter than Media Player Classic I think you would have a winner.
 

XcOM

New Member
#5
update,

Version 1.1 will have skin support

EDIT:
At version 0.9, I am acctualy using the app myself to play music while i am coding the app! ROFL
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
That's great news XcOM!

Can't wait to see the final player, I'm sure it will be great!!

keep up the great work.
 

Sarge

Active Member
#7
Yeah, I will join CG in his waiting for the palyer. :grinning:

Hey, is it going to be free or not, if not howmuch? :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#9
Good to hear.
 

XcOM

New Member
#10
Hint, Anyone that want to me in my mail List for when i finish it/Updates, then PM me your MSN/Email address,

P.S, I need a few testers to test my app and find the bugs, i can't run a true test on my machine as i built on this machine.

Cheers.
 

Sarge

Active Member
#11
Hey XcOM, how are we going to call this palyer? Any idea?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#12
Well, it's his player, so we won't be calling it anything... XcOM?

:grinning: :tongueout:
 

Sarge

Active Member
#13
Oh common, It needs a name :wink: , a good name.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#14
I'm just playing with you :joy: :joy:
 

Sarge

Active Member
#15
That's funny Guru :tongueout:, all we can do is wait for XcOM :grinning:
 

XcOM

New Member
#16
Not decided on a name yet, i jst gave it a name to work with,

XcOM Player, or XPlayer, Name will be decided next week, will start a poll,

But for now i need some testers to get rid of the bugs, the only condition is your system is running windows 98, 2000 or XP
 
#17
i think xplayer sounds better.

by the way, it works in 2003 and xp, but the button images don't work (are they supposed to?). it crashed a couple times in xp.
 

Sarge

Active Member
#18
Well slow down toxic chicken, it's not 1.0 yet :wink: , oh yeah, i've seen same things toxic said (win xp pro sp1)
 

XcOM

New Member
#19
Ok, anyone found any bugs, i am ready to release version 1.0, the public release,

the only thing left to do is sort skin support out and it will be finished.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#20
I'm sure I'm not the only one that can't wait!