New Now Playing LayoutI added the ability to choose between 2 different now playing layouts. The original layout has been tweaked so the album art no longer gets cropped.
As you can see from the above screen shot, there is a lot more empty space on some phones. I have plans for a future beta to add more optional "quick action" buttons to take advantage of the extra real estate. You can also customize the metadata displayed to show more lines (see next section).
The new layout is a bit more dynamic in the sense that it will resize things to fit. The album art does not stretch to the edges of the UI and sits underneath the top toolbar. Right now layout 2 is not customizable, but in beta 3 I plan on adding the ability to change the background (solid color, album art background, or blurred album art background), change how the main art is rendered (off, square, rounded corners, circle), change album art backgrounds darkness/opacity, and finally change the blur factor of the background art.
Customize Displayed Metadata
In beta 2 you can now choose from a couple hundred different metadata presets. A future beta will expose more metadata options and the ability to create completely custom lines, but for now you get to choose from a list of presets.
Presets are broken down in to multiple categories. The 3 main categories are: Minimalistic, Default, Detailed and each has 4 different size variations.
So now you can easily fill in some of the extra empty space in now playing with a more detailed metadata display.
You can now customize gesture actions via the customize menu in now playing. The overall feel of the customize UI should be about the same as 2.x
Here are the landscape versions of both layouts
3.0 Beta 2 (2020-02-01):
Note: Large playlists may take awhile to load. Performance will be improved in future beta updates
-Deleting playing track will now auto advance to the next in queue
-Tweaked padding on some of the now playing ui elements
-Song info dialog entries are now top aligned instead of center
-Added new second now playing layout (Menu -> Customize -> Layout -> Layout 2)
-Added ability to customize displayed metadata in now playing (Menu -> Customize -> Displayed Metadata)
-Views with tabs will now save/restore the most recently selected tab
-Added accessiblity content descriptions to now playing / mini player buttons
-Default eq bands set to 10
-Added 'Play Next Album By Artist' to On Queue Completion
-Tablets will now default to the new now playing layout (layout 2)
-Playing an artist or album artist will now sort tracks by album (will be configurable later)
-Added setting to enable/disable now playing gestures (Settings - UI - Now Playing - Enable Gestures)
-Added ability to customize now playing gestures (Menu -> Customize -> Gestures)
-Added 'Clear Queue' option to queue menu
-Added basic display profile system to allow for better defaults depending on the device
-Improved time to play large playlist files
-Fixed crash in the folder view when no scan paths are present
-Fixed other various crashes
-Fixed bug where Save Queue To UI kept popping up
-Reordering queue after track deletion should now work correctly
-Fixed issues when deleting multiple tracks that are in the queue
-Now playing album art should now maintain a 1:1 aspect ratio in art has the same height and width
-Removed radio buttons from jump to playing dialog
-Fixed long press in album details view when context menu is hidden
-Swipe to delete fixed in view order ui
-Fixed bug causing On Queue Completion -> Play Next Folder to fail
-Fixed scanner notifications not showing
-Fixed crash when changing tracks rapidly
-Fixed queue positions when upgrading from 2.x