Very cool. Now, I can see the widget and it's working fine for me on my chumby 8.
Great, turned out better than I expected.
However, it is possible to implement a time bar or a view for elapsed time? This would be fine.
I considered a time bar, but it would either jump a bit, or be somewhat inaccurate (when I occasionally look at the squeezeserver one the song usually finishes before the time bar does). Still would be a nice effect though; I'll have a look.
Another question: I have tagged all my files on squeezserver with coversize 200*200*72dpi.
I don't know if you use picture-resampling, because all pictures are very slow in resolution now (okay, the resol. 200*200 pixel is not great, but on computer it looks better).
Is it possible to use a resampling function for pictures? When not, can you implement a less picture size for covers? At this point, you have more space to implement something others (when you want).
I assume you mean they are very low in resolution? I don't resample deliberately, but Flash does stretch the image to fit the screen. Because the widget is still running at 320x240 resolution, your larger screen should not affect it and you should see the art like I do on my Chumby classic. This might have something to do with pixel density of the Chumby screen?
I don't intend to blow the image up when I make a version for larger screens for this very reason though (although others might have higher quality cover art).
My suggestion for the chumby 8:
- Top left corner: Album, Artist, Title
- In the middle of the screen: Cover (a little bit smaller as before)
- Bottom: Time bar or when not possible time and elapsed time
When it is easy to implement some buttons.
You can use the bottom for three buttons.
Skip back - Play / Pause - Skip fwd
I like the suggestion in general. I haven't had a chance to load the widget in the emulator, so I don't quite know how much space I have to work with, but I'm thinking the cover art should be in the top right corner at a reasonable but not overly large size, and have artist, album, title and time bar in the lower left corner in that order, with the time bar stretching the width of the screen.
I'm not a big fan of having buttons, especially when gestures can do all that already, because I think it clutters up the screen.
This may all change once I get a chance to view it in the emulator though