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RainiTunes v1.0

Media controls, music players, video and animated visualizers
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JpsCrazy
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RainiTunes v1.0

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Previously known as iTunes Album Artwork Player
There are two main skins here: With and without icon.
With icon: There's a iTunes icon which on mouse over pops up the artwork and controls.
Without icon: The artwork is visible and on mouse over the controls pop up.
There is also Activator.ini which is an invisible square (or the iTunes icon if you wish) which can completely show/hide the whole skin, again, on mouseover.

Features:
-Displays Album Art
-Open/Close iTunes
-Shows Track Title and Artist
-Shows Track Time Progress and Total Time
-Play/Pause, Rewind/Fast Forward, Next/Last song
-Change iTunes Volume
-Resize the whole skin with one variable change
Any suggestions are welcome.

Bugs:
-Opening iTunes from skin may freeze all of Rainmeter until iTunes is completely loaded, along with closing iTunes.

Changelog:
v1.00 - Changed title, changed code for new version of Rainmeter, added iTunes icon
v0.96b - Added Activator skin
v0.94b - Cleaned and organized code and optimized PNGs
v0.90b - Initial release


Thanks Smurfier for informing me about the ability to use !RainmeterPlugin Bang "" and helping me with the images acting as bars.
Last edited by JpsCrazy on January 17th, 2011, 10:26 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.9b

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Looks awesome! :thumbup:
How about RainyTunes for a name?
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.9b

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taneth111 wrote:Looks awesome! :thumbup:
How about RainyTunes for a name?
Thanks!
And I'll definitely think about it - I do actually really like it - but it's more or less a clone of the iTune's Album Art Player and I don't want it to seem as if I thought of it all by myself or anything.
Still considering it though... ;)
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.9b

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iRainTunes?
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.9b

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I was actually thinking RainiTunes while in the shower of course.
So unless I think of/something better is suggested, that'll be it officially for the next release.
(There's at least going to be one when the next beta of Rainmeter comes out with the fixed iTunes bangs.)
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.94b

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I have a request, if even possible :P

Is it possible to have a little single pixel overlay for this that I could place in a corner?
The function of which would be to make the element visible in full so I could access it and then it would disappear when I moved off of the widget after a few seconds?

I find this widget really great but I just won't use it if it sits on my desktop alone (and it is FAR too big to always be visible).


If this is possible would you consider it? I'm not familiar with the extent of what can and can't be done, sorry :(
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.94b

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So you want a little block that you mouse over and then the skin shows/hides?

Well, yes and no.
Yes - it is possible.
No - not within the skin. (At least it would be highly impractical to do it this way.)
I'm actually liking the idea, I'll include it right now.

All you need to do is make a new skin (not in the same directory as this skin. I make a new folder in it and named it Activator.) and paste this in it. Refresh all of Rainmeter, and tada, a skin that shows/hides the player.

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[Rainmeter]
Author=JpsCrazy

[Variables]
Color=AAAAAA
;Add '01' to the end of #Color# when the skin is where you wish it to be
Size=25

[mtShowiTunesPlayer]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=#Color#
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!RainmeterToggle "iTunes Album Artwork Player"]
W=#Size#
H=#Size#
You can do this yourself, or download the new skin in about 10 minutes.

And no need to be sorry! I said suggestions are welcome!
Actually, thank you for the idea!



P.S. - You may want to look into Hotspots for Rainmeter.
It's this, but has an invisible block at many edges of the screen which can trigger events.
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.94b

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That's awesome, thanks :)

This is a fairly specific implement for me, I'll give Hotspots a thought if I even find another widget I'll use as much as this one ;)
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.94b

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G8D wrote:That's awesome, thanks :)

This is a fairly specific implement for me, I'll give Hotspots a thought if I even find another widget I'll use as much as this one ;)
You're welcome!

Just thought I'd through it out there in case you liked the idea.
Personally, I find myself randomly hitting walls and corners with my mouse way too often for it to be practical.
You never really notice it until you're ready to throw your computer against the wall by accidently setting off too many events.
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork Player v0.94b

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JpsCrazy wrote: You're welcome!

Just thought I'd through it out there in case you liked the idea.
Personally, I find myself randomly hitting walls and corners with my mouse way too often for it to be practical.
You never really notice it until you're ready to throw your computer against the wall by accidently setting off too many events.
I'm the same.

Moving my startbar to the right hand side (it's on Auto-Hide) solved most of my issues but I still find myself revealing it far too often! :oops:

I think a little 10x10 button in the corner will do nicely for me without too many accidental launches ;)