digitalmars.D.announce - boxen media player preview, part 2
- Michael Mittner (31/31) Feb 10 2010 For all who read my last post,...
For all who read my last post, I've fixed the bluescreen bug that was in the last preview (and tested with a couple of audio interfaces from different manufacturers, turns out that my own hardware is just immune to buffer overflows). So I figured I put up another .zip, this time with all needed files and the fixed version (and upgraded to Tango 0.99.9). http://boxen.shebang.at/download/boxen_preview_dev15.zip Maybe I should go into a bit more detail of what this project is all about. To call it a media player right now is a bit wrong - currently it's audio only. Video is definitely planned and bits of the video infrastructure are in place already, but video is no priority for now. Playing audio files is just the first stage of this project. In its current form it is more or less a tech demo. Having a useful purpose (playing audio files) allows me to build all the components (especially the user interface) and test them before going on to build more complicated things with it. When the first stage is finished, which is after some planned refactoring and putting in MIDI (and lots of small features like m3u support for example) the system will be usable as a reference audio player for musicians and audio technicians; I'm trying to make it as correct and accurate as possible. This milestone also incorporates a Windows installer, Linux repository and project website. The next milestone will be a D2 port, the addition of virtual turntables, MIDI controllers, audio effects and various other functionality that is needed for digital DJing. I already have a rather complete VST 2.4 implementation which will be in there as well; the Linux port will support LADSPA of course. And from there on I have planned lots of things, but I don't yet know what is actually doable and what not, so I figure I'll focus on building an audio player first. Anyway, that's it and I'll be back to work then. Regards, Mike
Feb 10 2010