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Short:Music player front-end and info screen
Author:jPV^RNO
Uploader:jpv amigascne org (jPV^RNO)
Type:mus/play
Version:1.3
Architecture:ppc-morphos; ppc-amigaos; m68k-amigaos; ppc-warpup
Date:2016-10-23
Download:http://aminet.net/mus/play/RNOInfoScreen.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/mus/play/RNOInfoScreen.readme
Downloads:649
WHAT, WHY?
----------

 RNOInfoScreen works as a front-end to various music and media players by
 displaying the "now playing" information with cover art images, and by
 providing basic media control options for the user.

 Why? Because I listen music on my MorphOS computers a lot and I wanted to
 have a fullscreen application to display the "now playing" information when
 I'm not using the computer otherwise.

 I find myself quite often wondering what's playing currently when I'm
 listening big random playlists, and with this application I can see it easily
 even from a longer distance without having to drag my ass to the computer.

 Why not make it as a full-blown player too? Because I'm not trying to
 reinvent the wheel. Everyone has his own favourite music players and their
 characteristics for different needs, this program just gives an alternative
 way to use them.

 Why it has so generic name? Because I'll leave the door open if I expand it
 to display more than just music related information in the future ;)


FEATURES
--------

 - Detects the running player and gets the information from it automatically
 - Supported players: Jukebox, SongPlayer, AmiNetRadio, TuneNet 2.4 or later,
   AmigaAMP 2.22 or later, MPlayer (MUI)
 - Displays information about the previous and currently playing songs
 - Displays album art images if found from song's directory or from Internet
   (Cover Art Archive)
 - Configurable cache for downloaded images
 - A clock display
 - Fullscreen and windowed (sizeable) modes
 - Mouse and keyboard controls for prev/pause/play/next and volume
 - Can disable screen blankers
 - Last.fm scrobbling support on MorphOS with the UniScrobbler script
 - Can be used as a MorphOS blanker with the included binary file


REQUIREMENTS
------------

 - MorphOS 3.x, OS4, or AmigaOS 3.x
 - A working ARexx environment (rexxsyslib.library installed on MorphOS)
 - On a classic Amiga: high or true color RTG, KS3.0+ and plenty of mem, but
   no guarantee how well it works on real machines, probably not too well.


INSTALLATION
------------

 - Copy an executable or the whole directory anywhere you want, no further
   installation required
 - To use as a blanker in MorphOS, copy the RNOInfoScreen.btd file to the
   SYS:Classes/Blankers directory or use the provided install script.


USAGE
-----

 - Start the music playback on any of the supported players and then just
   launch this program
 - Doubleclick or rcommand-f to switch between fullscreen and windowed modes
 - Displayed elements can be enabled and disabled from the pulldown menu
 - Move the mouse to get control buttons displayed. Mouse wheel for volume.
 - Keyboard controls:
     Right - Next
     Left  - Previous
     Up    - Volume up
     Down  - Volume down
     Space - Pause
     Enter - Play
     Esc   - Quit


SETTINGS
--------

 Settings can be altered from the pulldown menu. You can select if doubleclick
 switches the fullscreen mode, if blanker is disabled (needs a restart), if
 the previously played song is sent to Last.fm, where to search the album art,
 the cache directory location, and default graphics and colors.

 Window size and position can be saved with the "Snapshot window" option and
 other settings are saved to ENVARC: with the "Save settings" option.

 The "Scrobble to Last.fm?" option requires installation of the UniScrobbler
 script (http://aminet.net/package/mus/play/UniScrobbler) and it only works on
 MorphOS. The previous song is scrobbled if it was listened more than 30 secs.
 Remember to avoid double scrobbles if you are using the script already with
 the music player!


MORPHOS BLANKER SETTINGS
------------------------

 There are three options in the blanker settings in the MorphOS preferences:

 "Exit on user input" - The blanker quits if you move the mouse or press any
 key if there isn't any playback. If there is playback, the previously
 mentioned controlling keys can be used without quitting the blanker. If the
 option isn't enabled, you can use menus and mouse controls, but you have to
 quit manually.

 "Turn off the monitor if no player found" - The blanker turns the monitor off
 immediately instad of showing the clock display if no supported player is
 running.

 "Don't let the system turn off the monitor" - The blanker screen stays
 visible and the monitor isn't turned off even if the timeout is set in the
 MorphOS preferences for turning off the monitor.


HISTORY
-------

 1.1 - Stream handling (only URL with MPlayer, but stream titles with others),
       better parsing with MPlayer.
 1.2 - TuneNet support fixed, paths with square brackets fixed, small changes
       to blanker execution.
 1.3 - Added background image and shadowing options, configurable colors, and
       alpha transparency to the default images.


WEB
---

 - Screenshots http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/RNOInfoScreen/
 - Please visit http://jpv.wmhost.com/morphos/ for more software and support
 - This program is made with Hollywood: http://www.hollywood-mal.com/


Contents of mus/play/RNOInfoScreen.lha
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