Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Preview: 0.24

Here is a quick preview of some of the changes in 0.24.  Screenshots were taken on cyanogenmod 7 which is gingerbread.  I should be finished by the end of the week.

Album Artist Tag Support:
Audio tags not only can contain tags for the artist and the album, but also a tag for the "album artist".  The album artist tag is used in compilations or mixed albums from electronic artists.  The artist view in gmmp now lets you toggle between viewing only the artists or only the album artists.  This allows less clutter in the list (take a look at the black sun empire entries and you will see the difference)

File Browser Improvements:
A bunch of various visual improvements were made.  There is also an option for the browser to read in the tags and replace the filename with "Artist - Songname".

Sorting Options for Library Views:
Artist, album, genre, and song views now have sorting options
Sorted by Album Year

Sorted by Album Name
Customizable QuickNavBar:
You can now enable/disable all the views except now playing and the playlist.
Genre and Song Views are hidden.  Note: Scan and About menu options were moved to preferences to reduce clutter