Not sure what's next for Manic Moose. Things are working well, though I have a couple of feedback items.
1. Folder browsing is impressive
, which shows 100% of my artist (thumb.jpg) and album (folder.jpg) images. If I had one wish here, it is that the BDP would pre-process the folder images for display
. I am having to browse into a folder, then back out to trigger the "Folder build" and see the images. I suspect this is something you are still working on. It would be fine with me to wait along with the Bryston DB build for all of these to be processed at once.
For the Media Player's Default View and Artist View, there is really on one issues I'd like to highlight: album art.
2. The Artist view shows almost everything, but there are a small number of albums that never show the art work.
I am at a loss to see a pattern and I've verified that the folder.jpg and embedded images are like the others (500x500 - 1400x1400, baseline JPEGs). I've tried re-embedding new ones and they still don't show in Artist View, so I am back to wondering if the folder path naming is the cause.
3. The Default View is missing about 1/6th of album art images when browsing
. In the sample image below, I have browsed by genre into "Psychedelic Rock" and you can see a number of missing album art images. Browsing into other genres has similar results.
Interestingly, if I browse into the Kodaly Quartet (see issue #2 image) via the Default View - Album Artist, none of the album images are shown.
And, when I play back an album or browse by folder all missing art work described above shows up just fine.
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
I am playing around with Manic Moose with my iPad Pro - works pretty well (actually, what's really killer on the iPad Pro is Soundirok, but whatever...)
So, I am reminded of one more item: please remove/make optional the background image on the Media View (the out-of-focus image you are scraping, displayed behind the album art).
With larger audio files, it causes stuttering on playback which stops the moment the background image has loaded/displayed. Not all the time and mostly with high-res files, but it's annoying with 192/24 files on a BDP-1.