Monday, February 20, 2012

StealthAudioPlayer: Work In Progress

EDIT: deleted the plus files with standalone executables and added a new version.
This is a new version of StealthAudioPlayer. It addresses 2 requests I received from you: ASIO channels remapping and high resolution files (192/24) playback
EDIT: sharing again the plus version
New [ASIO channels] mapping section in the ini file to allow ASIO channels customization.
Default setting:
[ASIO Channels]
For example if you need to use your 3 and 4 ASIO channels instead of the default 1 and 2 you may want to setup this section as follows:
[ASIO Channels]
Let me know if it works for you.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

StealthAudioPlayer: The Stage Is Set

Continuation of Minimalist Audio Player, ASIO Support (and WinXP), Cue Sheet Support And StealthAudioPlayer, StealthAudioPlayer: Next Step and StealthAudioPlayer: Now Playing
  • WASAPI: Buffer size aligning for all audio devices, not only for built-in HD audio. SQ!?
  • WASAPI: microseconds in buffer size if needed. (0 is the same as before - SAP <=0.1.9)
  • Add to current playlist. To add tracks to the current playlist: Locate the file/folder you want to add, right click and select "StealthAudioPlayer Add" menu item from the context menu. The tracks will be appended to the end of the StealthAudioPlayer.m3u file (SAP's current playlist).
  • Codecs are now included in the zip bundle along with StealthAudioPlayer files (See this post's title). If you are installing to a new/empty/clean folder the new ini file will be created and the paths to the codecs will be setup automatically. If you are unsipping to an existing installation, then in order to use the codecs from "Codecs" subfolder you need to delete entire [Converters] section from the ini file. It will be recreated next time you run SAP.
  • Renamed context menu item for files and folders to "StealthAudioPlayer Play" and "StealthAudioPlayer Add". For them to be close to each other on the menu and the "Play" to appear first. You should run uninstall first to remove the old menu item "Play with StealthAudioPlayer".
  • Virtual Memory Lock bug has been fixed (See this post's title again). Only the first file in the playlist was locked in memory (from unloading from RAM to pagefile on a disk). If you play entire CD as one file it is no problem: the memory is locked. Now that it's fixed every track is locked. If you wish to have things as before (want to revert to 0.1.9 behaviour), then set AllowVirtualLock=0
Only in case you really feel like it, here is a chance to thank/support/encourage me...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

StealthAudioPlayer: Now Playing

Continuation of Minimalist Audio Player, ASIO Support (and WinXP), Cue Sheet Support And StealthAudioPlayer and StealthAudioPlayer: Next Step

Version 0.1.9
  • Buffer size aligning in WASAPI bug fixed. .... SQ!?
  • When opening a folder with SAP changed to not processing m3u playlists inside that folder.
  • After fast forwarding (un-pausing), not exiting right away when the last track ends. Fixed.

    Version 0.1.8
    • Playback has been slightly modified which allows for a new setting - N_Setting=1 in the StealthAudioPlayer.ini:
          By default N_Setting=1 and it does not change anything (no change in SQ for example). On the other hand Setting=0 is more "optimized" but may change SQ.
            • When playing folder with right click files are played in alphabetical order now.
            • Add Autohotkey script for media keys. See Autohotkey website for details.
            • Add the current m3u playlist "StealthAudioPlayer.m3u". Preserves current playlist after exit. It also shows currently played track. You can open it in notepad and use it as "Now Playing" functionality. So now when StealthAudioPlayer.exe starts without parameters it will resume the StealthAudioPlayer.m3u from the saved track.
            • Pause does not show a dialog anymore. It exits preserving StealthAudioPlayer.m3u and also remembers current track position in the current m3u playlist StealthAudioPlayer.m3u. When you start pause.bat again it resumes at the saved position of the current track.
            • *.wv files added to the converters list. You need to add the following line to the [Converters] in StealthAudioPlayer.ini
                    wv=sox\sox.exe %1 temp.wav
                    • InstallStealthAudioPlayer.bat should be run for some of the above changes to take effect.
                    Only in case you really feel like it, here is a chance to thank/support/encourage me by donating a few bucks.

                    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

                    StealthAudioPlayer: Next Step

                    Continuation of Minimalist Audio Player, ASIO Support (and WinXP) and Cue Sheet Support And StealthAudioPlayer

                    Please check for the latest version (>0.1.7) in the latest post of this blog:

                    Version 0.1.7
                    • M3u bug fix: last track is never played.

                    Version 0.1.6
                    • WAV format read bug fixed
                    • Fixed: detected as a virus by some AV software.
                    • M3u (M3u8) Playlist support.

                    Version 0.1.5
                    • You can select other than default WASAPI audio device by modifying the ini file
                    • Message Box texts revised. Added more Messages.
                    • Playback sometimes stops in the middle of the track. Another fix.
                    • Next may be used many times in a row.
                    • Monkey's audio format: jmac converter suggested for instant playback. Needs java. See readme.txt for details.

                    Version 0.1.4
                    • When the track's sample size is not supported by device in exclusive WASAPI, SAP tries the next mode of the device with bigger sample size. Still bit perfect.

                    Version 0.1.3
                    • The issue with playback interrupts at some point in the middle of a track. Sometimes does not start at all. Supposed to be fixed now.

                    Version 0.1.2
                    • Fixed Windows 7 WASAPI exclusive support. Win7 WASAPI is a little different from Vista.
                    • 32 bit sample format support
                    • The following formats: wav, ape, flac, mp3, mp4, m4a, aiff, aif, aac, can be played if the corresponding converters are setup. Other formats may also be configured. The StealthAudioPlayer now can play different audio file fromats by specifying a converter and the command line for each of the format in the StealthAudioPlayer.ini For details please see "Converters setup" section in Readme.txt
                    • Playback starts immediately. Minimal delay before playback start even for large files.
                    • Be careful with "Next" feature. Don't use it many times in a row quickly. However should be fine for cue sheets. Will be fixed.
                    • Additional dialogs are displayed for initial setup and errors.
                    For details on installation please refer to Readme.txt included in the zip.

                    Only in case you really feel like it, here is a chance to thank/support/encourage me by donating a few bucks.

                    Tuesday, November 24, 2009

                    Cue Sheet Support And StealthAudioPlayer

                    Continuation of Minimalist Audio Player and ASIO Support (and WinXP)

                    I gave it a new name. Please welcome...


                    Version 0.1.1
                    • ..._Start.bat did not play folders with "." in the name. fixed.
                    • Revised playing thread logic. May have changed SQ. Well, I'm fine with it for now.
                    • I'd recommended to set BufferSizeInMilliseconds=40 (on the other hand 16000 also gives good results) in StealthAudioPlayer.ini for WASAPI mode

                    Version 0.1.0
                    • Fix for broken SQ of StealthAudioPlayer_0.0.7 (More on this Later)
                    • Fix ASIO - auto next track: the right channel could trip a number of samples

                    Version 0.0.7

                    • Cue sheet support (Next track only for now)
                    • Context menu text is changed to "Play with StealthAudioPlayer"

                    StealthAudioPlayer looks for the cue file in the same folder as the big .wav(flac,mp3) file. The cue file should have the same file name and a ".cue" extension.

                    If it does not find the cue file with the same name, it looks only one more time for any cue file in that folder and use that cue file if it finds it.

                    So, in general, if you have one cue file with any name beside the wav file in the folder StealthAudioPlayer will use it.


                    ARandomName.cue (i.e. MyFavouriteAlbum.cue)

                    Monday, April 6, 2009

                    ASIO support (and WinXP)

                    Please check for the latest version in the latest post of this blog. Thanks!

                    Tuesday, December 23, 2008

                    Minimalist wasapi memory player


                    Please check for the latest version in the latest post of this blog. Thanks!