Expanded Now Playing Info

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Expanded Now Playing Info

Post by Cyarron » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:20 am

I'm pretty new to media monkey but I'm already a true believer. I used to use Foobar2000 but after they killed panels UI I started looking for something new. I am a complete dork when it comes to tagging and as such, my files have much more info than just the standard artist/title/album etc. What I want to know is if it is possible to have the "Now Playing" section (where the rating, scrolling title/artist and seek bar is on the Gilded skin) display much more information?

Do I have to create my own skin to do this and if so, where would the information about coding this particular part be? I saw the guides on the wiki but there wasn't much info on this particular subject.


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Re: Expanded Now Playing Info

Post by Vyper » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:35 am

Do you mean in the playlist or in the player itself?
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Re: Expanded Now Playing Info

Post by Cyarron » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:44 pm

In the player itself. I essentially want to be able to see most of the metadata for the currently playing track in the same area that has the tiny spectrum analyzer, the shuffle buttons, the seek bar, etc. It only has the very basic information of "title" "artist" and the like, currently.

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Re: Expanded Now Playing Info

Post by Eyal » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:46 pm

It's pretty easy to modify the info you want the player to display.

Each skin has it set of configuration files. In \Mediamonkey\Skins\ open with Winzip the corresponding SkinName.msz, and edit its Player.ini with following parameters:

%A – Artist
%R – Album artist
%L – Album
%S – Song
%P – Playlist position
%I – Song position
%H – Song length
%J – Time to play
%G – Genre
%C – Author
%U – Custom1
%V – Custom2
%W – Custom3
%E – Songs file extension
%F – Filename
%Y – Year
%T – Song order
%B – Bitrate
%M – Songs BPM
%D – Temporary order

Available in Alpha 5 and newer builds;
%Cn - custom field (n must be between 1 and 5)
%PC - current track in playlist
%PT - total tracks in playlist

For more information on skinning see http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Skinning
Skins for MediaMonkey: Cafe, Carbon, Helium, Spotify, Zekton. [ Wiki Zone ].

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Re: Expanded Now Playing Info

Post by Benn » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:56 pm

Also, DreadM's Eclipse small-player can be expanded vertically to show much more metadata; depending on how much space you need.

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