I've decided to test MM4 now that RC3 has been released, and I've come across a few issues:SETUP (yes, an old system, but all I have):
- Echo AudioFire 4 external firewire audio card
- M-Audio Delta66 external PCI audio card
- 3 GB ram, P4 2.8 ghz cpu
-------------1. I can't get Monkey's Audio tracks (APE) to play when using ASIO output.
I can play these tracks just fine in MM3, using the ASIO output plugin v0.67.
I tried copying the old "in_APE.dll" file from mm3 to the mm4 plugins directory, to no avail. I also tried installing the newest APE codec from http://www.monkeysaudio.com
(v4.1) (using the winamp exe to produce the dll file), which also had no effect. All that happens, is that when I press play, the file track sits at position 0 and doesn't move (ie. doesn't actually play), but it does not grey out the track.
Changing back to the MM DirectSound or the wavOut output plugins makes these tracks all playable again.
PS: I've just discovered that this also seems to happen for me with other codecs:
- .mpc (Musepack)
FLAC, m4a, mp3, mp4 and wma encoded files work just fine.
-------------2. Track scrolling in the main window with lots of tracks can be very slow
I'm only using details view, and with just one tab. Whereas MM3 would scroll freely and quickly (even with 90k tracks listed), MM4 is at times visibly slow at redrawing each individual page as you scroll down. Smaller lists will sometimes scroll better more regularly, but sometimes even they have issues. This could be memory issues, and I'll have to do more testing to determine the triggers for it, but it seems strange that I've never seen such a problem with MM3.
-------------3. Max MM4 window height reduced by taskbar size
When using two monitors, the maximum height of the MM window (either by "maximise" button, or by simply expanding with mouse) seems to stop at where the taskbar is, even though MM is on the other monitor. Using "over-ride Skin theme with Windows System Theme" will solve this issue, but that means I can't use any custom skins.
Has anyone else seen similar issues?
Other than these problems, I quite like the new version. I'm still discovering new features, and changes to old ones (a post somewhere upon final release with the difference between MM3 and MM4 would be useful).