- Q:Does our media player support both audio and video files?
- Q:What kind of decoding library should be added?
The S3C2410 is too slow to do video. Audio-wise, we should limit support for the most popular formats which is
We don't have an FM-Chip in the device, so I'm afraid we can't do .mid -- at least not in hardware. There are software MIDI players available, but I don't know whether this is interesting for us or not.
[Q]: At present, we will decide what kind of third party software for media player?
(Sean Moss-Pultz) What kind of third party software do you have in mind?
(Alex) What about RealPlayer? It has a linux version, but for mobile phone use, the performance should be taken into consideration.
(Sean Moss-Pultz) Unless we can't find a FOSS version, I would prefer not to use closed-source programs. Have a look at the follow:
We should check what OPIE and GPE use. User:Mickey Can you provide some feedback here?
(Alex) GPE and OPIE both have their own media players.
- GPE's NMF is based on GStreamer. NMF can play ogg and mp3 files.
- OPIE's opie-mediaplayer2 It plays mp3, mpeg, wav, ogg, quicktime, divx and more. Also it is streaming capable.
Q: In "Playback Mode" section it says "15) Panning -- realtime updated when panning wheel been rotated." The panning wheel isn't mentioned anywhere else. Is it another option for objects 5 and 6? A: Looks like it, yeah. However I don't see the point for being able to do panning since the speakers are so close and point in the same direction, meaning that you probably won't be able to tell the differences panning would make. I'll have to check that on real hardware but unless it's noticable I'll leave panning out. Yes, it would also affect the headphones but I can't think of any situation where panning would be necessary with headphones so I don't see the point there either. If anyone does, please do tell :) Abraxa 16:44, 18 April 2007 (CEST)
Q: 12) Repeat -- Repeats the current track.
Is most player, repeat doesn't repeat the current track. It repeats the playlist (it starts playback from the beginning of the playlist after the last song in the list is played). Does this player's repeat do it differently than other players?
A: See question below
Q: On the repeat button as well: I'd like to see a function where it repeats the current track once and then advances in the playlist afterwards. Maybe you could have the repeat button toggle its function with each tap - e.g. repeat all -> repeat current -> repeat current once -> repeat off -> ... Abraxa 01:51, 18 February 2007 (CET)
A: Since I'm writing the Music Player I'll just do it that way ;)
Q: Is this Music Player a MPD-client (MPC)? That would be nice... However - all basic, "preloaded" software, should take speed into consideration...
A: I don't intend it to be as running MPD on the Neo seems like overkill to me and writing a separate application to act as some kind of remote control to a MPD server at home makes more sense in my opinion. Abraxa 16:09, 18 April 2007 (CEST)
Q: What about Cover display ? For example browsing the music folder on the SD-Card by viewing the covers or displaying the cover while playing a song from it ? SrRaven 01:15, 19 April 2007 (CEST)
A: I might add this once the must-have features are working as this is something not everyone will make use of. Abraxa 01:29, 19 April 2007 (CEST)