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Messages - Satoshi

Suggestions / Re: Wrap around text fields
December 30, 2011, 02:43:28
This does not wrap text, but it allows you to use shorter collumns by displaying information in two lines. I think this is what squentin talked about:
Well, using mplayer maybe makes this easier.

However, if you don't want the video I think a better alternative would be to just extract the audio. I'm not sure if metadata from video files could be used for that purpose.
There used to be an online music service (akin to that would classify tons of music and show similarities with other music. It was really good.

EDIT: Oh, here it is:

Seems it still exists, but only for the US.
Suggestions / Re: Edit tags in playlist/queue view
November 05, 2011, 18:28:44
I'm with ahaw on this one, it would greatly help me, specially when you just want to fix a typo or something, having to right click and open another window is a bit too expensive, imo.

You could implement other songtree customization options that have been discussed before and add a new "Songtree" category in the settings dialog.
Your best bet is either using the "Reorganize files and folders" in the settings dialog or simply replacing text in gmbrc with your favorite editor or scripting language.

There should be a better way to do this, though. Do you have any suggestions how it should be done?
Suggestions / Re: data tools plugin ?
October 25, 2011, 00:11:30
About 1, I can make a standalone script for that. Would you want that functionality inside gmb?

About 2, that's probably not all that hard either, but may I ask why you'd want that?
Hello, guys.

I already ran this through Quentin, and he said he'd think about it, but I guess there's no harm in asking everyone else's opinion. Besides, there are lots of great layout designers here, so I'd like to know their opinion as well.

So, this is the original window:

This is my proposed mock-up:

Obviously my Gimp skills aren't all that great, but I think you get what I meant.


  • The vertical tabs say "Playlist" and "Queue". That's because I'm not great with Gimp. The vertical tabs should say: Player, Browser, Traytip, Fullscreen, Search (all of those are layout-able).
  • The Preview checkbox would apply the currently selected theme to the main window
  • Layout makers will be able to add Author and Comment/Description "metadata" and users will easily see it.
  • The thumbnails would be larger (this is a crude mockup). Squentin does not want to make thumbnails a requirement for layout authors, so the alternative would be dinamically creating them, but that could possibly have its problems as well.
  • I suggest renaming the tab from "Layouts" to "Appearance".
  • The position of the items to the side is just what I came up with. Suggestions wanted.

The settings window in general bugs me. So feel free to suggest other improvements to all tabs there (just for the sake of talking, really. This is my idea, not Quentin's).
That's great! Let's hope squentin adds this to gmb by default
Suggestions / Re: mplayer2 support
May 09, 2011, 21:29:35
Quote from: ochosi on May 09, 2011, 06:49:20
kinda offtopic, but why don't these changes go upstream - meaning: why does it take a fork to implement the improvements of mplayer2 over mplayer?

since mplayer is such a widely distributed player i really hope these things get implemented there as well... (at least if there aren't strong reasons against them)

Mostly because devs are humans and have egos, sometimes very big egos.
Ohh, that's cool!

My two cents: possibility decrease volume as time passes. I myself have a problem sleeping to music because the sleepier I get, the more sensitive I am to loud noises, and what was fine at the start begins to actually wake me back up.
Customization / Re: beginner layout help
March 25, 2011, 04:21:36
Yeah, it's doable. I'd do it for you but I have absolutely no time to do it :(
I'm really glad my layout was useful to you.
Customization / Re: iPod nano 4g
February 15, 2011, 17:05:27
Great one, aboettger!

Customization / "Add layout" program
February 13, 2011, 19:27:20
This is my mostly-done layout importer program for gmb.

All you do is run it and select the desired .layout file and it will copy it to the right directory for gmb to see it (~/.config/gmusicbrowser/layouts).

Right now, gmb must be restarted for it to see the new layout file.

The future plan is to integrate it into gmusicbrowser and make use of a "refresh layout list" that squentin is planning.

If you are into testing, you can use an argument to it so that the destination folder is ~/.config/$argument/layouts. $argument defaults to gmusicbrowser if no argument is given.

The code can be seen here:

Some screenshots so that you guys know what I mean:
Customization / Re: Layout - Exaile
February 10, 2011, 12:03:48
Quote from: VastOne on February 06, 2011, 21:00:06
I loaded your latest and all I got was what looked to be a progress bar across the top while everything else was a total blank.

This progress bar was doing what appeared to be a scan and when finished, it appeared then to be the volume bar.

Confirmed. GMB's output:

layout error: (VBTimeBar NBSidebar1 VBMain VBVolume HBCover) have no parent -> can't find toplevel box