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xamindar
One little thing that bugs me about quazar is this:

If the zaurus takes a little too long to read the mp3 file (has to spin up the disk or I was doing other resource hogging things with my Z) then quazar stops completely and displays an error message saying it couldn't play the track and prompting me to modify the mplayer commands to fix it. What I think it should do, and please enlighten me if there is an option for this, is just skip the track and go on to the next one if it can't play it for some reason.

If I was listening to my music on the go and have my zaurus closed then I find myself every once and a while when the music stops having to open it up, close that error message and press play again to continue listening to music. It also seems to happen if I skip to the next track and then the next track too fast.
eviLjazz
QUOTE(xamindar @ Mar 28 2008, 12:26 AM) *
One little thing that bugs me about quazar is this:

If the zaurus takes a little too long to read the mp3 file (has to spin up the disk or I was doing other resource hogging things with my Z) then quazar stops completely and displays an error message saying it couldn't play the track and prompting me to modify the mplayer commands to fix it. What I think it should do, and please enlighten me if there is an option for this, is just skip the track and go on to the next one if it can't play it for some reason.

If I was listening to my music on the go and have my zaurus closed then I find myself every once and a while when the music stops having to open it up, close that error message and press play again to continue listening to music. It also seems to happen if I skip to the next track and then the next track too fast.


Please file a bug report here: http://trac.katastrophos.net/quasar/newticket
speculatrix
having played with angstrom and android, and gotten fed up of not actually *doing* anything, and the honeymoon with the n800 is losing its bloom, I'm going to be dual-booting cacko and debian... the first non-cacko-feed app I wanted to install was Quasar! It definitely lives up to expectations, and is a welcome shot in the arm for cacko. great app!
xamindar
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 9 2008, 02:58 PM) *
is a welcome shot in the arm for cacko. great app!


But it also runs on cacko. How is it a shot in the arm? unsure.gif
speculatrix
QUOTE(xamindar @ Apr 10 2008, 07:19 AM) *
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 9 2008, 02:58 PM) *
is a welcome shot in the arm for cacko. great app!


But it also runs on cacko. How is it a shot in the arm? unsure.gif


ah, you misunderstood, a "shot in the arm" means invigorated: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/318925.html
xamindar
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 10 2008, 04:08 AM) *
QUOTE(xamindar @ Apr 10 2008, 07:19 AM) *
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 9 2008, 02:58 PM) *
is a welcome shot in the arm for cacko. great app!


But it also runs on cacko. How is it a shot in the arm? unsure.gif


ah, you misunderstood, a "shot in the arm" means invigorated: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/318925.html


Oh lol, I did misunderstand.
Jon_J
I just installed quasar media player to Angstrom. It is in the official feed and it pulled all the dependencies.
Is there a way to make the window fit on the Zaurus screen (C3100)
I'm running Angstrom X11 version.
Below is a pic of the screen.
ofels
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Dec 11 2008, 02:03 AM) *
I just installed quasar media player to Angstrom. It is in the official feed and it pulled all the dependencies.
Is there a way to make the window fit on the Zaurus screen (C3100)
I'm running Angstrom X11 version.
Below is a pic of the screen.


I made the bitbake recipe files for quasar which are now integrated in the Angstrom build.

You have to go to the skins directory and change the font sizes of the default skin in one of the xml files (can't remember which).

That will make it a lot more readable.

Oliver

Jon_J
Thank you,
I didn't find any *.xml files.
There are a number of *.png files
And five files as following:
playlisttool_panal_buttons.xcf
playlisttool_panal_dynplaylisteditortab.xcf
playlisttool_panal_modebuttons.xcf
playlisttool_panal_otgplaylisttab.xcf
playlisttool_panal_playlisttab.xcf

And "skin.ini"
I think this looks like the file that needs edited.
There are three sections for font sizes in "skin.ini".
[bigmode]
[normalmode]
[smallmode]

Is there a way to just initiate [smallmode] ?

Edit
I tried later to open the *.xcf files in leafpad and got a message that this is a Gimp file. So apparently these are graphics files and not settings files.
So that only leaves me with the "skin.ini" file to change settings with.
I changed the font sizes in both the [bigmode] and [normalmode] to match the font sizes in the [smallmode]
This didn't change anything in the GUI. I restarted X after doing this.
I pasted the contents of skin.ini below.
CODE
[global]
resolution = VGA

[landscape]
background = 0,0,bg_h.png,0,0,640,56,200:t325:115

stop = 4,6,buttons.png,0,0,42,43,#0
previous = 46,6,buttons.png,0,43,42,43,#0
next = 130,6,buttons.png,0,86,42,43,#0
play = 88,6,buttons.png,0,129,42,43,#0
pause = 88,6,buttons.png,0,172,42,43,#0

knob = -13,9,seekknob.png,0,0,14,13,354,#1
volknob = 39,3,volknob.png,0,0,12,50,49,#2

current_playtime = 195,35,font.png,0,0,9,10,#0
total_playtime = -64,35,font.png,0,0,9,10,#2

tool_background = 0,0,bg_toolpanel_h.png,0,0,640,29,t526:114
tool_info = 160,4,320,20

tool_randomoff = 10,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,0,42,20
tool_randomon = 10,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,20,42,20
tool_repeatoff = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,40,42,20
tool_repeatall = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,60,42,20
tool_repeatone = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,80,42,20

tool_overviewon = 0,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,100,42,20,#1
tool_overviewoff = 0,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,120,42,20,#1

tool_viewplaylist = 53,5,toolpanel_viewbuttons.png,0,0,27,20,#1
tool_viewplayinfo = 78,5,toolpanel_viewbuttons.png,0,20,27,20,#1

playlist_background = 0,0,bg_playlisttoolpanel_h.png,0,0,640,30,150:t100:390

playlist_viewplaylistoff = 10,6,playlisttoolpanel_playlisttab.png,0,0,62,23,#0
playlist_viewplayliston = 10,6,playlisttoolpanel_playlisttab.png,0,23,62,23,#0
playlist_viewdynplaylisteditoroff = 70,6,playlisttoolpanel_dynplaylisteditortab.png,0,0,30,23,#0
playlist_viewdynplaylisteditoron = 70,6,playlisttoolpanel_dynplaylisteditortab.png,0,23,30,23,#0
playlist_viewonthegoplaylistoff = 103,6,playlisttoolpanel_otgplaylisttab.png,0,0,75,23,#0
playlist_viewonthegoplayliston = 103,6,playlisttoolpanel_otgplaylisttab.png,0,23,75,23,#0

playlist_open = 0,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,120,36,20,#2
playlist_save = 35,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,140,36,20,#2
playlist_copytoonthegoplaylist = 73,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,100,36,20,#2

playlist_cut = 111,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,20,36,20,#2
playlist_copy = 146,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,0,36,20,#2
playlist_paste = 181,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,40,36,20,#2
playlist_delete = 216,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,60,36,20,#2

playlist_resetfilterandsorting = 255,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,80,36,20,#2

playlist_modesingle = 294,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,0,27,20,#2
playlist_modemultiselect = 319,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,20,27,20,#2
playlist_modemoveitem = 344,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,40,27,20,#2


[portrait]
background = 0,0,bg_v.png,0,0,480,56,200:t165:115

stop = 4,6,buttons.png,0,0,42,43,#0
previous = 46,6,buttons.png,0,43,42,43,#0
next = 130,6,buttons.png,0,86,42,43,#0
play = 88,6,buttons.png,0,129,42,43,#0
pause = 88,6,buttons.png,0,172,42,43,#0

knob = -13,9,seekknob.png,0,0,14,13,192,#1
volknob = 39,3,volknob.png,0,0,12,50,49,#2

current_playtime = 195,35,font.png,0,0,9,10,#0
total_playtime = -64,35,font.png,0,0,9,10,#2

tool_background = 0,0,bg_toolpanel_v.png,0,0,480,29,t366:114
tool_info = 110,4,250,20

tool_randomoff = 10,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,0,42,20
tool_randomon = 10,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,20,42,20
tool_repeatoff = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,40,42,20
tool_repeatall = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,60,42,20
tool_repeatone = 51,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,80,42,20

tool_overviewon = 0,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,100,42,20,#1
tool_overviewoff = 0,5,toolpanel_buttons.png,0,120,42,20,#1

tool_viewplaylist = 53,5,toolpanel_viewbuttons.png,0,0,27,20,#1
tool_viewplayinfo = 78,5,toolpanel_viewbuttons.png,0,20,27,20,#1

playlist_background = 0,0,bg_playlisttoolpanel_h.png,0,0,640,54,150:t100:390

playlist_viewplaylistoff = 5,30,playlisttoolpanel_playlisttab.png,0,0,62,23,#0
playlist_viewplayliston = 5,30,playlisttoolpanel_playlisttab.png,0,23,62,23,#0
playlist_viewdynplaylisteditoroff = 65,30,playlisttoolpanel_dynplaylisteditortab.png,0,0,30,23,#0
playlist_viewdynplaylisteditoron = 65,30,playlisttoolpanel_dynplaylisteditortab.png,0,23,30,23,#0
playlist_viewonthegoplaylistoff = 98,30,playlisttoolpanel_otgplaylisttab.png,0,0,75,23,#0
playlist_viewonthegoplayliston = 98,30,playlisttoolpanel_otgplaylisttab.png,0,23,75,23,#0

playlist_open = 5,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,120,36,20,#0
playlist_save = 40,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,140,36,20,#0
playlist_copytoonthegoplaylist = 78,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,100,36,20,#0

playlist_cut = 116,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,20,36,20,#0
playlist_copy = 151,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,0,36,20,#0
playlist_paste = 186,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,40,36,20,#0
playlist_delete = 221,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,60,36,20,#0

playlist_resetfilterandsorting = 260,5,playlisttoolpanel_buttons.png,0,80,36,20,#0

playlist_modesingle = 299,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,0,27,20,#0
playlist_modemultiselect = 324,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,20,27,20,#0
playlist_modemoveitem = 349,5,playlisttoolpanel_modebuttons.png,0,40,27,20,#0


[bigmode]
playlist_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
playlist_background = #131313,#000000
playlist_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlist_selected_background = #FF0000
playlist_header_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
playlist_header_background = #696969
playlist_scrollbar_background = #999999

playlist_playindicator = play_indicator_b.png
playlist_pauseindicator = pause_indicator_b.png

playlistoverview_separatorcolor = #696969

playlistoverview_font = helvetica,20,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_background = #333333
playlistoverview_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlistoverview_selected_background = #FF0000
playlistoverview_header_font = helvetica,20,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_header_background = #696969
playlistoverview_scrollbar_background = #999999

playinfo_font = helvetica,30,#FFFFFF
playinfo_background = #000000

toolbar_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
toolbar_background = #565656

filterbox_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
filterbox_background = #000000
filterbox_focused_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
filterbox_focused_background = #FF0000

[normalmode]
playlist_font = helvetica,18,#FFFFFF
playlist_background = #131313,#000000
playlist_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlist_selected_background = #FF0000
playlist_header_font = helvetica,18,#FFFFFF
playlist_header_background = #696969
playlist_scrollbar_background = #999999

playlist_playindicator = play_indicator.png
playlist_pauseindicator = pause_indicator.png

playlistoverview_separatorcolor = #696969

playlistoverview_font = helvetica,15,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_background = #333333
playlistoverview_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlistoverview_selected_background = #FF0000
playlistoverview_header_font = helvetica,15,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_header_background = #696969
playlistoverview_scrollbar_background = #999999

playinfo_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
playinfo_background = #000000

toolbar_font = helvetica,22,#FFFFFF
toolbar_background = #565656

filterbox_font = helvetica,22,#FFFFFF
filterbox_background = #000000
filterbox_focused_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
filterbox_focused_background = #FF0000

[smallmode]
playlist_font = helvetica,12,#FFFFFF
playlist_background = #131313,#000000
playlist_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlist_selected_background = #FF0000
playlist_header_font = helvetica,14,#FFFFFF
playlist_header_background = #696969
playlist_scrollbar_background = #999999

playlist_playindicator = play_indicator.png
playlist_pauseindicator = pause_indicator.png

playlistoverview_separatorcolor = #696969

playlistoverview_font = helvetica,10,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_background = #333333
playlistoverview_selected_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
playlistoverview_selected_background = #FF0000
playlistoverview_header_font = helvetica,10,#FFFFFF
playlistoverview_header_background = #696969
playlistoverview_scrollbar_background = #999999

playinfo_font = helvetica,20,#FFFFFF
playinfo_background = #000000

toolbar_font = helvetica,20,#FFFFFF
toolbar_background = #565656

filterbox_font = helvetica,20,#FFFFFF
filterbox_background = #000000
filterbox_focused_fontcolor = #FFFFFF
filterbox_focused_background = #FF0000
ofels
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Dec 11 2008, 09:16 PM) *
And "skin.ini"
I think this looks like the file that needs edited.
There are three sections for font sizes in "skin.ini".
[bigmode]
[normalmode]
[smallmode]

Is there a way to just initiate [smallmode] ?


Yes, the skin.ini file is the one to edit, sorry.
You can enable small mode from the menu, but on the 3100 it will not bring much of a benefit as the fonts are still too large.

Edit all sections with fonts and reduce the font sizes to about 50% or less depending on your likeage.
Eg. change
CODE
playlist_font = helvetica,25,#FFFFFF
to
CODE
playlist_font = helvetica,12,#FFFFFF


Oliver
Jon_J
I changed then all to "10"
It looks like it fits the screen now, I'll do some further tweaking.
Jon_J
screenshot
ofels
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Dec 11 2008, 09:56 PM) *
screenshot


Great, looks like you made it.

Oliver
eviLjazz
Just wanted to let you know, that I have made nightly builds of Quasar available for Sharp-Qtopia and pdaXrom and various other platforms:
http://katastrophos.net/andre/blog/2009/07...ayer-available/
I am looking for some testers. The current pdaXrom version is totally untested.

Andre
xamindar
I just noticed there is a newer version of this program with the qscrobbler integrated now. Thank you so much eviLjazz! This is truely the best media player on my Zaurus!
http://katastrophos.net/andre/blog/softwar...r-media-player/
eviLjazz
Yes, I released a new version of Quasar a few days ago. I wanted to post here but the forum was down at that time. Luckily it is back now.

I would like to keep releasing for the Zaurus but I have this strange feeling that the actual count of active users has gone down quite a bit. Keeping the code base Qt 2.x compatible is really getting harder each day. And to be honest, I do not use my Zaurus anymore. It has been lying here on the table gathering dust. That is quite a shame considering how much money and time I put into this little machine...

Anyway, please let me know if Quasar is working on your Zaurii and on which OS! Thanks.
xamindar
QUOTE(eviLjazz @ Apr 24 2010, 08:29 AM) *
I would like to keep releasing for the Zaurus but I have this strange feeling that the actual count of active users has gone down quite a bit. Keeping the code base Qt 2.x compatible is really getting harder each day. And to be honest, I do not use my Zaurus anymore. It has been lying here on the table gathering dust. That is quite a shame considering how much money and time I put into this little machine...

Anyway, please let me know if Quasar is working on your Zaurii and on which OS! Thanks.

No worries man, Quasar is complete on the Zaurus as far as I'm concerned. The reason I still use my Zaurus despite how slow it is these days is because I have not found anything that has the same features to replace it. Looking for a phone to replace it but so far none out there have all of the following: a good keyboard, usb on-the-go(client and host), wifi and bluetooth, lots of good applications, and runs linux. If anyone knows of such a device I would be all ears.

I will let you know if I have any serious issues with this version, so far so good and again thanks for the update.
speculatrix
it does seem that eviljazz has made quasar a damn good program and it doesn't need much if anything doing to it!
duo
@ xamindar I too would like to find a linux based phone that did all of that, so far my Pre is close, but not close enough.
koan
I encountered some problems:

The ipk for the Sharp ROM has to be renamed "quasar_arm.ipk", the installer tells you it will not let you install until you've done that.

The Edit menu has too much stuff on it, it takes up the whole screen!

The onscreen graphics shown with mplayer are rotated

duo
QUOTE(koan @ May 31 2010, 07:23 AM) *
The Edit menu has too much stuff on it, it takes up the whole screen!

The onscreen graphics shown with mplayer are rotated


Pic as example?

I know that one of the 1st things that i do i decrease the size of the font, to make things fit better.
koan
QUOTE(duo @ Jun 2 2010, 01:56 AM) *
Pic as example?

I know that one of the 1st things that i do i decrease the size of the font, to make things fit better.


Pics attached.
duo
go to view=>decrease size

this will change the skin between modes (big, normal, small)

you can change the font sizes for these modes in the skin.ini file.

located @

/home/QtPalmtop/share/quasar/skins/default/skin.ini


-Duo
koan
Thanks, but that menu pulldown is generated using the system font. Changing the skin won't affect it. There are too many things on it!
canguy247
Any chance of a release for the Pandora?
duo
QUOTE(koan @ Jun 4 2010, 02:23 PM) *
Thanks, but that menu pulldown is generated using the system font. Changing the skin won't affect it. There are too many things on it!


If you change the size of the font, then it will shrink the menu items, and then they will not wrap.
xamindar
It seems ok on mine. While it is a little large I only click on it when I want to use the menu so it's not much of a problem.

Regarding the OSD with mplayer. Are you talking about while playing a movie? For me the osd comes up in the top left corner and is oriented correctly. Maybe that depends on the mplayer you have??
koan
@duo

I don't want to change font size if I can help it; I chose that font because it's easy to read the languages I want to use. It seems I am not the only one using a slightly larger font as you can see from xamindar's screenshot. I humbly suggest that some of the items in the menu be grouped in a sub menu to make the menu shorter, e.g. the edit items.

@canguy

Source is available from evilJazz's website so you can compile it yourself.

@xamindar

I believe the OSD is generated by mplayer.
xamindar
Here is the mplayer that I use. I also attached the bvdd video driver as well in case it requires it. I think it did. This is for the c3X00 I believe. Let me know if any more dependencies are missing.
xamindar
Also, anyone who installs this package do not install the nightly autobuilds. They do not work Stick with uasarMediaPlayer_0.96_r193_r31-2010-03-28.ipk. I tried the newer builds from his website and they crash when I press play. Just a heads up.
xamindar
I'm not sure if eviljazz even checks this thread anymore but I'll post this bug anyway.

I tried to import a m3u playlist full of internet radio staions and all I got was a list of empty items. Nothing would play either. Here is a screenshot. If I add a station from the add as url menu it works but still has no title so if I have more than one there is no way to tell them apart. Would be nice to get this fixed so I can start using my internet radio stations in this player. (shoutcast changed their site again and broke the zaurus shoutcast player again. I don't think the auther of that program updates it anymore)

In the first picture there are about 20 streams in the playlist. No idea how to tell which is which.

The second picture just shows another issue where it will not load the complete album art. This happens with most my album art.

Oh well, no biggie though. It is still the best music player and movie player.
eviLjazz
Whoah, this forum is still alive. smile.gif

QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 19 2010, 11:05 PM) *
Also, anyone who installs this package do not install the nightly autobuilds. They do not work Stick with uasarMediaPlayer_0.96_r193_r31-2010-03-28.ipk. I tried the newer builds from his website and they crash when I press play. Just a heads up.


Yep, do not use the latest builds. I am currently rewriting most of the internal stuff. There was a bug introduced with the Qt 4 port which caused that particular crash. That should be gone by now. Anyway, better stick with the latest release and ignore the nightly builds for a while. There won't be any new features for a few more weeks.

QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 26 2010, 02:32 AM) *
I'm not sure if eviljazz even checks this thread anymore but I'll post this bug anyway.

I tried to import a m3u playlist full of internet radio staions and all I got was a list of empty items. Nothing would play either. Here is a screenshot. If I add a station from the add as url menu it works but still has no title so if I have more than one there is no way to tell them apart. Would be nice to get this fixed so I can start using my internet radio stations in this player. (shoutcast changed their site again and broke the zaurus shoutcast player again. I don't think the auther of that program updates it anymore)

In the first picture there are about 20 streams in the playlist. No idea how to tell which is which.


The streaming feature is the neglected stepchild in the software right now. There is a related bug here: http://trac.katastrophos.net/quasar/ticket/14

QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 26 2010, 02:32 AM) *
The second picture just shows another issue where it will not load the complete album art. This happens with most my album art.


That looks like a damaged JPEG or cached album art file. Could you try to delete the ~/.quasar/cache directory and see if that helps. Also, please check whether the downloaded cover art image got damaged somehow. Files downloaded with the integrated cover art downloader are located in the "00DownloadedCoverArt" subdirectory.

Btw, if you find more bugs please consider creating tickets over here. Thanks!
xamindar
QUOTE(eviLjazz @ Jul 14 2010, 02:52 PM) *
That looks like a damaged JPEG or cached album art file. Could you try to delete the ~/.quasar/cache directory and see if that helps. Also, please check whether the downloaded cover art image got damaged somehow. Files downloaded with the integrated cover art downloader are located in the "00DownloadedCoverArt" subdirectory.

Btw, if you find more bugs please consider creating tickets over here. Thanks!


All my album art is in the id3 tags and I didn't have a ~/.quasar/cache directory. My best guess is that quasar can not handle album images over a certain size. I tried deleting the complete .quasar directory and creating a fresh playlist but the same thing happens every time.
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