Wednesday, August 8, 2018

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 3

Alpha 3 finally addresses one of the big missing features by adding a new search ui.  It is not 100% complete, but the majority of the functionality is there.  You now can search for artists, albumartists, albums, genres, and songs.  Alpha 4 will contain a few additions like searching folders, files, playlists, and bookmarks.  Similar to the 2.x, a live search (limited results) is executed as you type and clicking the search button will return the full result list.  As of right now the live search is limited to 5 results per category but there will probably be an option for that later on.  From the result list you can jump into any specific result to bring up their detailed ui, or play a song from the song list.


Search is also now accessibly via the search button in now playing and the library view (it is no longer in the side navigation like in 2.x).  I plan to also add it to the browser, playlist, and bookmark views once those searches are added.



In this update I also made some changes to the detail views.  They all now contain the mini player at the bottom.  The genre view also has an additional tab for album artists.




GMMP 3.0 Alpha 3 (08/08/2018):

Added initial search ui
Added jump to folder to jump to dialog
Long pressing shuffle in now playing will play a random album
Long pressing next/prev in now playing will play the next/prev album
Genre details view now has an Album Artists tab
Added mini player to album details view
Added mini player to artist details view
Added mini player to genre details view
Added mini player to playlist details view
Album name is now correctly set when scrobbling
Fixed some fast scrolling accuracy and queue auto positioning issues
File Browser will now correctly save and restore your position when changing folders


edit: Alpha 3a

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 3a (08-13-2018):

Fixed file browser crashes
Fixed other various crashes
Settings UI will reset on screen rotation to prevent some preference related crashes

Download links:
mega
mediafire

Feedback thread

Monday, July 16, 2018

3.0 Alpha 2b

I ended up just working on bugfixes the last 2 weeks and was able to hammer out some of the more annoying bugs

3.0 Alpha 2b (2018-07-16):

Updated libraries
Fixed scrobbler
Fixed queue from getting reset to the top after reordering
Fixed crash after changing base theme
Fixed issue with the dark theme having dark text. (Switch to light theme and back to dark to apply fix)
Fixed equalizer / effects view displaying wrong information when returning to the view
Fixed other various crashes

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3tzws6xw0wsogxm/gmmp-3.0_Alpha_2b-amazon.apk/file
https://mega.nz/#!7zxVWLTD!BPiJf4ThL_NSP9iTdmYwhWq0V2HcBsvPiqmT6mGlB1U

Forum Post: http://gonemadmusicplayer.proboards.com/thread/941/gonemad-music-player-alpha-feedback?page=6&scrollTo=5301

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2.2.10

I was able to finally track down one of the reasons why GMMP would not appear as a default music player in a lot of file managers, so that should no longer be an issue.

There wont be any development done this week because of the holidays but i will start back up on Alpha 3 next monday. The crash logs for 2a have been pretty good so i dont see the need to rush out any quick fixes

2.2.10 (07/02/2018):
-Return to playing will no longer reset the library view back to the first tab
-Bypass keyguard for custom lockscreen will now work on Oreo (only when PIN/pattern/password is disabled)
-Fixed playing audio files from file explorer apps on newer version of android
-Fixed issue saving changes after modifying and existing playlist

Thursday, June 28, 2018

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 2 - More Preferences and Song Info Dialog

I spent a good amount of time adding a bunch of custom preference views / items in order to add in some of the more advanced customizations.  The scanner edit path UI has been completely redone so it is no longer confusing as to which folders you have selected.  Now the UI will present a list of all the folders you have added.  You can add new folders or remove existing ones.


There is a toggle to switch between advanced and simple settings



I was also able to add another long requested feature which was to be able to view an individual song's metadata in a popup.  So here is that.  Its accessible in now playing and the song lists.



I will continue to add more preferences as they become available in future alphas.

Download link:
Mediafire
Mega.nz

Post feedback on the forum thread: http://gonemadmusicplayer.proboards.com/thread/941/gonemad-music-player-alpha-feedback

Changelog:
3.0 Alpha 2 (06/28/18):

Added advanced settings toggle in settings view
Added a bunch of audio, scanner, and general settings to advanced settings
Added some additional settings to the simple settings
Added fast scroll to queue
Added Submit Error Report option to settings
Added song info pop up accessible from now playing and in a songs context menu
Added new folder selection ui for scan/ignore paths
Added Shuffle All menu option on the library toolbar
Refactored/cleaned up settings ui code
Added custom preference elements to allow a single preference to adjust multiple settings (for the simple settings view)
Improved performance for getting the queue details
Back arrow will in the settings view will now go to the previous settings page
Fixed crash when loading dsp effects
Fixed crash when database query returns no results
Fixed fast scroll crash
Fixed crash destroying album list view
Seek bar position in android auto should now be accurate after a manual track change

Edit 2a

Links in post have been updated to 2a

Fixed crash in song info popup when some tags are not set
Fixed crash in preferenes
Fixed crash when changing number of eq bands

Edit 2: Links should work now.  Previous apks were corrupted somehow

Sunday, June 10, 2018

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 1d

Lots of fixes this update.  There are still some remaining but I think i address the majority of the major ones.  Whatever remains is either low priority, or bugs i cannot reproduce / unsure of the cause.  I will most likely start working on alpha 2 this upcoming week and circle back to the remaining bugs at a later time.


3.0 Alpha 1d (2018-06-10):
More 18:9 album art size tweaks
Sped up loading of the first song on startup (only an issue with very large libraries)
Browser root paths should now be sorted by whatever sort order is selected
Queue details should now load faster for large queues
Queue should now load data around the current position instead of the start when the queue view is opened
Auto pause / play on power plug is now disabled by default
Adjusted album details view when no album art is present
On Queue Completion is now applied when manually hitting next track at the end of the queue
Playing artist or genre shuffled will now enable shuffle mode
Fixed issue where album art in now playing would not update on track change
Notification album art will now be cleared when the playing track has no art
Fixed issue changing view mode after the screen has turned off and on again
Fixed issue where grid size menu option does not appear when switching to grid mode until reloading view
Album details should factor in disc no when sorting by track number
Fixed multiple of the same artist or genre being displayed in android auto
Album art should now always show up on startup in the mini player (hopefully)
Fixed incorrect color being used when scrolling the artist/genre details view
Fixed fast scroll letters for albumartist list view
Fixed where having the same track in the queue multiple times would mess the ordering
Album details view items not highlighting during multi select
Album details should now highlight the correct track after track change
Fixed issue with the scanner where songs and albums were added twice

http://gonemadmusicplayer.proboards.com/thread/941/gonemad-music-player-alpha-feedback

Thursday, May 31, 2018

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 1c

I made a bunch of fixes and did some UI tweaks to make the album art not get cut off nearly as much on a lot of devices.

Download link is in the forums: http://gonemadmusicplayer.proboards.com/thread/941/gonemad-music-player-alpha-feedback

3.0 Alpha 1c (2018-05-31):
Album art size tweaks should now be applied to all 18:9 devices
Adjusted metadata and media button heights in now playing for 18:9 devices
Fixed issue with multiple genres and artists where a empty space was placed before the artist or genre name
Fixed crash trying to share files on sdcard
Caught exceptions thrown by AudioEffect instead of crashing
Fixed crash trying to update metadata of a null track
Fixed issue with multiple artist tags not be separated
Fixed crash on some devices when changing orientation immediately after starting playback
Music Service should not get auto shutdown as easily anymore (drawer -> menu will always shut it down however)
Track sorting should now factor in Disc Number
Fixed a few of the album list sort options
Fixed crash related to the changelog
Fixed crash when failing to load album art
Fixed disappearing media button icons

New screen shots on 18:9 devices

18:9
16:9





Thursday, May 24, 2018

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 1 Released

After around a years worth of development, I finally have gmmp in a good enough state that I can release an alpha.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, this is a very early alpha and it is not feature complete.  Its missing a bunch of major features like search, smart playlists, tag editor, customizations, etc.  The UI has also not really be optimized for different devices and there are no transitions yet.  All these will come later.  I also have only been doing legit testing for the last week and a half.  During that time i have found a lot of bugs that still have not been fixed, however gmmp's current state should be good enough to use.  Probably not as your daily driver yet, but it still works as intended.  Most of the bugs are minor and can be addressed by just reloading the UI.

There have been a few changes since the last WIP update.  One being the complete split between artists and album artists.  They now have their own views.  The album artist views might be a little buggy since I just coded that all up last night, but from my testing today I have not seen any real issue.  I also added a few additional preferences: manual scan and keeping the screen on during playback.  The majority of the other changes in the last 2 weeks were bug fixes.


With this alpha, I do encourage feedback from everyone, however I do want to limit what type of feedback I am receiving.  Please restrain from giving feedback about missing features / capabilities.  I've already said a lot is missing.  If 3.0 gets to the beta stage and a feature you were waiting for is still not present, then feel free to ask me.  What I am looking for is: bugs/crashes and general feedback on how it feels to use the player.  As I said transitions are not there so going from screen to screen wont be to smooth depending on your device, but comments on the navigation in general would be appreciated.  I didnt spend too much time on that yet since I wanted to hear from the users.

If you are going to report a bug, first check out trello to see if its already been reported.  https://trello.com/b/JCyp2kas/gonemad-music-player-development   unders 3.0 - bugs.  As you can see there are already plenty reported by myself.

Moving forward I should be able to maintain a regular release schedule similar to how often I would post WIP updates.  So expect updates every 1-3 weeks.  Some may just be minor fixes, others include major additions.  Trello shows everything i am working on and what has been accomplished.  Right now things are split between alpha releases but that will most likely change (things listed for alpha 2 might end up in a few releases from now.. but they will be added before things listed for alpha 3).  Once 3.0 is stable enough I will move over to the play store.  For now the alpha will be a separate package and will be installable along side GMMP 2.x

Download link and feedback post is here:
http://gonemadmusicplayer.proboards.com/thread/941/gonemad-music-player-alpha-feedback

Edit: note if you have a very large library and are using 8.0 you will probably run into issues with having duplicate of each songs and the scan restarting a bunch of times.  Oreo will kill the scan when it goes into doze or takes longer than 10 minutes.  I have not seen any issues with large libraries on pre 8.0.  If some music appears to be missing you can run a manual scan in the settings

Edit 2: it also appears that changing the primary dark theme color does nothing.. despite working fine earlier today.  I guess just leave the default theme for now.

Edit 3: themeing in general does not work.  When I create a release version of the app it ends up obfuscating a lot of the code and that appears to break a lot of the custom UI elements i wrote for the themeing.  For now keep the default theme and i'll work on getting a fix out this weekend