New MPOD and MPAD

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New MPOD and MPAD
« on: 15 Apr 2018, 11:20 am »
Hi Folks,

We have been working with Berrie Kremers the designer behind the original MPAD and MPOD and he will be releasing a new version of MPOD - new name 'RIGELIAN' this month on the Apple store. The plan is to have a new version for the IPAD as well moving forward.

It 'see's' the Bryston BDP's as a recognized PLAYER so it will automatically detected and preconfigured the Bryston BDP's in Rigelian.

I got this email from him this morning.

james


I published a build 94 for you to beta test yesterday which contains the final functional changes before release. I have also prepared the website (http://www.rigelian.net) and if nothing strange happens I will submit for AppStore approval later this week.

Best regards
Berrie



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« Reply #1 on: 15 Apr 2018, 11:57 am »
JT, Sounds promising.

Does BDP need to run the latest Moose version for Rigelian to work? Mine has S2.37.

I wait for MPad version.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 Apr 2018, 11:58 am »
JT, Sounds promising.

Does BDP need to run the latest Moose version for Rigelian to work? Mine has S2.37.

I wait for MPad version.
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I have only tried it with the latest MM version so far but I assume it does not matter as it is its own program.

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #3 on: 15 Apr 2018, 03:01 pm »
This is fantastic news, if the subscription price is not too high. There are some pretty expensive cups of coffee out there! ;-)

The more interfaces that exist, from which we can choose, the better. I liked the old MPAD/MPOD. I have found SoundiRok to be pretty usable for nearly everything but it is missing some things I liked about MPAD. It has other things that are better than MPAD.

I am happy that this is going forward.

Cheers

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #4 on: 15 Apr 2018, 05:30 pm »
This is great news James thanks so much for sharing

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« Reply #5 on: 15 Apr 2018, 08:20 pm »

...good news :thumb:

never thought this would happen. cool!

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #6 on: 15 Apr 2018, 08:27 pm »
Excellent news! It's hard to believe what a gulf there is between Roon and the free controllers. Hopefully, this will be the "something in between" that the market needs.

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #7 on: 16 Apr 2018, 12:12 pm »
Great , i also liked a lot the good old Mpod, keep us posted! :D

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #8 on: 16 Apr 2018, 02:08 pm »
The website is interesting. The screen shots appear to show an app that is a carbon-copy of iTunes for iOS.

I am all over this...

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #9 on: 19 Apr 2018, 04:47 am »
That's great news. I finally got an iPad quite literally about five minutes before MPad and MPod were pulled from the store so now it functions as an occasional stopwatch and paperweight. I hope this new app will be compatible with iOS 9 since this use case doesn't need the performance of the latest hardware.

I like Manic Moose but an alternative would be nice to have sometimes. You know, different solutions for different moods.  :wink:

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #10 on: 29 Apr 2018, 07:13 pm »
HI Folks,

The new version of (IPOD) Rigelian is now available on the Apple Store

http://www.rigelian.net/

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« Reply #11 on: 30 Apr 2018, 11:33 am »
James, Will it work on Ipad as well

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« Reply #12 on: 30 Apr 2018, 11:36 am »
From what I see it should

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« Reply #13 on: 30 Apr 2018, 11:36 am »
James, Will it work on Ipad as well

Robert

Yes it will ... just use the x2 option.

There will be an MPAD version as well this summer.

james

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #14 on: 30 Apr 2018, 11:38 am »
Thank you Sir

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #15 on: 30 Apr 2018, 12:27 pm »
Doesn’t work on my iPad.  And on my iPhone I find it doesn’t pull up the full library.  Example Metallica on a album it will display 6 songs when there is actually 10.  it’s on almost every album it’s short on tracks. 

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« Reply #16 on: 30 Apr 2018, 09:26 pm »
Doesn’t work on my iPad.  And on my iPhone I find it doesn’t pull up the full library.  Example Metallica on a album it will display 6 songs when there is actually 10.  it’s on almost every album it’s short on tracks.

Hi Mike

I will pass along to Berrie - so far works fine in my setup.

james

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Re: New MPOD and MPAD
« Reply #17 on: 30 Apr 2018, 09:56 pm »
Thanks James.  It appears for the iPad there will be a release to purchase in the fall. 

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« Reply #18 on: 30 Apr 2018, 10:38 pm »
I think within a month or so.

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« Reply #19 on: 2 May 2018, 02:39 am »
I tried Rigelian this evening.

1. No cover art ... at all. No idea why. I left things at their defaults, other than to change the default cover art name from "Folder.jpg" to "folder.jpg". There is a field called coverart prefix, but I am not sure what it does. Anyway... nothing I tried produced album art anywhere in the app.

2. Rigelian does an incremental pull from MPD as you swipe into a collection. This differs from Soundirok that downloads the entire MPD database and album art cache, all at once. With my 17K track collection and an iPhone X, this takes maybe a minute - one time.

Conversely, with Rigelian, you are treated to a spinning cursor everytime you swipe down into an album collection. I presume that eventually it caches the entire library.

Yes, I know that Soundirok's approach has been a problem for some in earlier releases - unable to fully process large libraries - but the perpetual wait cursor while swiping down into a collection is like Chinese water torture.

3. In-app Purchases. To browse by genre, I have to buy the app. I can't try it out to see how it works, first?

To the author of Rigelian: it's a different world than when you developed MPoD. The audience for this app is s-m-a-l-l. So, offer the best initial experience and then offer a purchase option after a trial period, if you must. Frankly, you should just make the app full featured and charge right away. It's a better experience and it will encourage folks to figure out the settings and persevere.

Just my $0.02.