Killer media
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Killer media

Updated Feb 28, 2004 by Tiggz


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mrbiotech
Comment #1 Saturday, February 28, 2004 5:14 PM
I think this is in the dictionary as one of the definitions of "quality." Look it up you'll see )
digital_trucker
Comment #2 Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:27 PM
How are the 'blended' and 'inset' effects accomplished?
Tiggz
Comment #3 Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:56 PM
With the help of some email correpsondance, pottering about and other general feedback, another possible solution to anyone whose objects scripts aren't functioning as they should is to start a new theme and reload your objects into that. From experience this often clears away any otherwise unexplainable gremlins.
GM - sorry that this object doesn't throb -_o
mrbiotech, hehe, thanks m8
digital_trucker - well...the inset mode is relatively simple, you make the graphic on a transparent background with an outside bevel then save that as a png. The blended mode was considerably harder for me to figure out. It involved making a layer with a hole cutout of it the shape of the blend I was aiming for, applying an outer bevel (with some specific contour settins and such to achieve the dsired shape). I then the "hole" shape and copied merged. Pasted to a new layer, a bit of gaussian blur and other tweaking...took me quite a few attempts and experiments to get the effect I was after.
GoodMorphing
Comment #4 Sunday, February 29, 2004 12:27 AM
LOL
Psikotik
Comment #5 Sunday, February 29, 2004 3:11 AM
The whole Killer suite is AWESOME!!!! Made all 3 DX objects into widgets. They'll be on my desk for a long time GREAT work. All I need know is a matching meter (hint hint)
Tiggz
Comment #6 Sunday, February 29, 2004 3:59 AM
Thanks alot Psikotik - yeah, matching meters are on the todolist for sure I also recommend making the media object into a widget, with a systray icon. That way you can click on the icon and bring the player to the top of other windows for easy access. Before doing so however, I suggest you right-click the play button, properties and set it's "start with" mode to single click. Due to a gremlin I had to redo the play button shortly before I uploaded the object and neglected to change this.
I am considering making a nice custom icon and uploading a widgetified version of this object...more likely if anyone else is interested...
DuoPixart
Comment #7 Sunday, February 29, 2004 8:13 AM
Great DX Objects! All of them!!!
Tiggz
Comment #8 Sunday, February 29, 2004 11:53 AM
Thanks alot DuoPixels, kind of you to comment
ZubaZ
Comment #9 Monday, March 01, 2004 12:28 PM
Holy Cow! The different modes are incredible. It will be my favorite media player. Amazing work
Tiggz
Comment #10 Monday, March 01, 2004 4:02 PM
Cheers aaron, I'm thinking for an update I might add a whole bunch of custom paintjobs as bonus modes
jvenables
Comment #11 Monday, March 01, 2004 6:47 PM
Tiggz, great objects....Was wondering if there is anyway of making this work with Media PLayer 9....That is my default player......All objects greatly received...using all of them...

keep up the good work

John
mwest316
Comment #12 Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:35 AM
awesome desktop x stuff. but for some reason my killer media has the white arrows around it pointing to the different things, is it supposed to be like this?
Tiggz
Comment #13 Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:15 AM
Hi John, thanks for the compliments. Not sure whether the dxmedia plug-in supports WMP, but I suspect not. I think there is a way of using activeX controls to make a WMP controller but that would require a completely different object setup. I use WMP for videos, but for mp3s I changed my default player to objectmedia to use this dx object - it will also control winamp, and maybe coolplayer.
mwest316, thanks. Have you pressed the help glyph inside the object display? (Question mark symbol) That should toggle the visibility of those arrows.
j dott
Comment #14 Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:01 PM
This is a great object. Stunning and Creative. 10.
Vetto
Comment #15 Saturday, March 13, 2004 10:30 PM
Do I have to have Winamp open to use this object? that is the only way I see to get this to work...of course I also have no idea what I am doing either . If I can use this without manually opening and then minimizing winamp then I am all set, otherwise I dont see the point. can someone straighten me out?
Tiggz
Comment #16 Saturday, March 13, 2004 11:30 PM
CoachDoug1 - once I have made the dx meters, and (possibly) a calendar, then I will collect all the objects up into a theme and provide some sort of toggling system. In the meanwhile you can do the same thing for yourself with some dx scripting, it's a bit beyond the scope of this comments section to fully explain how to do that, but there is some good documentation available on the Stardock website to get you started.
Cheers j dott
Vetto - this object was really intended to control objectmedia (an object desktop component made by Stardock). However, it will also control winamp. You can add a button that will open winamp I think. The easiest way to do that is to probably clone an existing button, and then reconfigure the dxmedia plugin settings. Don't be afraid to experiment, the worst thing that can happen is you have to reload the object from a saved archive.
Vetto
Comment #17 Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:15 AM
Tiggz thanks...reading up on it now. BTW great stuff.
BomB2k4
Comment #18 Wednesday, June 02, 2004 6:12 AM
I dont no if its me or not but my media one doesnt seem to stay on my computer at the start up maybe you can help ?? Please because this is some great stuff mate jus i got that ^ prob (
Tiggz
Comment #19 Wednesday, June 02, 2004 8:05 AM
BomB2k4 - what do you mean it doesn't stay on your computer? I will definitely try to help if you can give a detailed description of the problem you're encountering
ODD BALL 8
Comment #20 Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:20 PM
Hi, I would like to start by sayin that u are not possibly but deffinatly the best at wot u do. I have downloaded all ur suites and this is my favorite. I realy like the media player... however I was wondering wether u are anyone can help me with a problem im having. the thing is sometimes, this and the meters also fail to load on startup... and wen i go into desktop x to load them it gives me an error msg saying that there will be problems with the parent child relationships upon loading. I have also noticed that these r the only 2 objects missing from the ThumbsCache folder.... im quite new to all this so if anyone knows how to help me please keep it simple. anyway apart from this great work tiggz... hope to see more soon

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