? for all DX users

DX media player

Saturday, June 28, 2008 by WeatherBound | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I love making DX themes but I never add a Dx media player. My Question to all DX users is. Do you use DX media player? or do you think its just a wast in a DX theme? Just debating if i should add it or not since i don't use it.
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superman
Reply #1 Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:37 PM
U should add remote for popular media players.
Can u create a dx .mp4 player?
Vad_M
Reply #2 Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:20 PM
You may use it to create a good mp3 player for Windows XP. But if you are on Vista you will see something like this:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: ObjectMedia.exe
Application Version: 1.0.7.152
Application Timestamp: 3fb5afb6
Fault Module Name: StackHash_c74e
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000b015d
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1049
Additional Information 1: c74e
Additional Information 2: 15792bf0afa2bb5f8a7e21f66e98282a
Additional Information 3: db54
Additional Information 4: 163fdd76b7778496f654cc998bad929c

Stardock ObjectMedia doesn't work on Vista...  (As well Windows Media Player control doesn't work with DX too) ( 
Wizard1956
Reply #3 Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:11 PM
I use one all the time,(as in daily) for streaming radio,.PuterDudeJim usually puts one is his themes,I've used all of them.I run Vista and never had any trouble with the players.There are a lot of stand alone players,though,so it's not 100% necessary. Adding one is up to you,but not having one won't detract from your work.
But if you are on Vista you will see something like this:


I have never gotten that error,or any other for that matter.
WeatherBound
Reply #4 Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:41 PM
I use one all the time,(as in daily) for streaming radio,.PuterDudeJim usually puts one is his themes,I've used all of them.I run Vista and never had any trouble with the players.There are a lot of stand alone players,though,so it's not 100% necessary. Adding one is up to you,but not having one won't detract from your work.


Wizard1956

I will look into PuterDudsJim's themes to see what he is using. I am pretty sure its the scripts from _Martin_.

Also I will be sending you a theme to test if you would like to test it when I'm done.

You may use it to create a good mp3 player for Windows XP. But if you are on Vista you will see something like this:


Vad_M

I know what you mean. I am encountering many things that do not work on some vista computers. I can not even get a digital or analog clock past the modes because they can not see the time or time hands.

I still would like to here from more of you out there. I never would of thought of the vista problems so if its happening to you, I would like to here that too.



HAPTORK
Reply #5 Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:42 PM
I use dx media player all the time. I think you should keep it on your dxtheme with a toggle.
Wizard1956
Reply #6 Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:52 PM
Also I will be sending you a theme to test if you would like to test it when I'm done.


I'd be more than happy to help out.My contribution to the community,small as it may be. Just send it when ready.
PuterDudeJim
Reply #7 Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:47 PM
I will look into PuterDudsJim's themes to see what he is using. I am pretty sure its the scripts from _Martin_.


All my media players are just basic players, made purely with DesktopX plugins. 1 recent player used Martins scripts. I think it was Haven DX. All the rest were non scripted.
PuterDudeJim
Reply #8 Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:49 PM
I am pretty sure its the scripts from _Martin_.


Mostly just weather and calendars.
kaazz1337
Reply #9 Sunday, June 29, 2008 12:39 AM
Usually I like having a seperate Xion skin that fits the skin, rather than widget, like gef did.
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #10 Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:10 AM
I would love to use DX player but I cant get drag and drop to work or a playlist to come up.
PuterDudeJim
Reply #11 Sunday, June 29, 2008 12:19 PM
I don't make the drag and drop variety, but if you click playlist on mine, a playlist browser comes up. Try one of my stand alones. Onyx, October, etc.
superman
Reply #12 Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:04 PM
Any dx media player which plays .mp4 (.aac)....is there any? Can u make one?
cplair
Reply #13 Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:06 PM
I've watched this thread for several days now and I'm gonna answer your question honestly PuterDudeJ!

Now, I'm a heavy DX theme user / customizer and an equally serious audiophile.

Do I use the built-in media players that comes with the DX themes?

To be blunt with you, no. And here's why.

First of all, you have very little or no control over your over-all audio quality as opposed to a more formidable and dedicated multimedia player.

The other key here is it's being just a media player instead of multimedia. You look at WMP, WinAmp, Media Center, Sonique and even Xion and you see full complements of controls and abilities to handle all media, visualizations, album art and so on.

People are spoiled, people want to see this stuff, and we're talking about a player that does less than a iPod!

As fond as I am with the seamless integrations of a great DX theme, including my theme collection from you, I'm a quality first guy when it comes to my sounds.

I also understand program abilities, software limitations, embedded coding and know that DX designers such as you, takes great pain with these designs. The attentions to details are magnificent. So do I think the players that you guys build into your themes are a waste of time, effort and space?

With all my heart, no!

But, do you think that the DX theme users are wishing that their integrated DX players were on par with the other high quality multimedia players that are out there?

Yes we do!

Time, patience and inevitable evolution is all this takes.

In the mean time, Desktop X themes are totally off the hook as it is. And it's guys like you PuterDude, who sees to it that it remains world class.

For the folks that love to agree and disagree, this is not a debate, just opinion!

Cp

  

superman
Reply #14 Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:07 PM
Thanx if u could.
superman
Reply #15 Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:30 PM
Cplair says a bitter truth.
cplair
Reply #16 Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:53 PM
I've watched this thread for several days now


I meant several hours!

  
WeatherBound
Reply #17 Sunday, June 29, 2008 8:31 PM
cplair 

  It is good to see your point of view on this. I fill the same way and this is exactly why I made this post. To hear good opinions on this. Thanks

Any dx media player which plays .mp4 (.aac)....is there any? Can u make one?


Boy do I wish I could, since I use them.



Usually I like having a seperate Xion skin that fits the skin, rather than widget, like gef did.


Never use Xion. I will look in to it though.   

Thanks everyone who has made a comment on this so far.

More opinions on this would be appreciated.
PuterDudeJim
Reply #18 Sunday, June 29, 2008 8:48 PM
As fond as I am with the seamless integrations of a great DX theme, including my theme collection from you, I'm a quality first guy when it comes to my sounds.



And it's guys like you PuterDude, who sees to it that it remains world class.



You are too good to me. I wish I could, and someday will, make a more sophisticated MULTIMEDIA player. I need to learn script and such. For now, I can only offer basic media players. Thanx for your compliments...
cplair
Reply #19 Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:44 PM
You are too good to me. I wish I could, and someday will, make a more sophisticated MULTIMEDIA player.


WeatherBound + PuderDudeJim = DX multimedia heaven

You guys are WC's Desktop X Theme Gods! And one day the Holy DX commandments will finally allow such an integration. You guys just keep pushing that edge! If it can be done, I know you'll do it!

We all love multimedia and the experience players bring. But as it is right now, DX Theme players has the personality of a flash stick. It needs an attitude adjustment!

  
WeatherBound
Reply #20 Monday, June 30, 2008 1:02 PM
WeatherBound + PuderDudeJim = DX multimedia heaven

You guys are WC's Desktop X Theme Gods! And one day the Holy DX commandments will finally allow such an integration. You guys just keep pushing that edge! If it can be done, I know you'll do it!


Thanks for the kind words cplair  


PuterDudeJim

Do you by chance have any of the old meter plug ins. not sure were all mine went. All I got is performance meter 2. which I can not stand.




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