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velox 2016-01-02 00:44

[WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Happy New Year, folks!
I ripped some code out of an old project and made it run sufficiently well to make it useful for me. So it may even be to some of you.

this is an early test build! there are and will be bugs. please tell me about them ;)

Talefish is a really simple directory based audio book player.
This means:
  • You can open a directory of mp3 files (or a single file)
  • It remembers where you were the last time
  • It remembers where you were when you've opened another directory since

​Why simple?
  • almost everything is QML. opening big directories may take a while.
  • there are no file infos available (artist, cover etc). instead, directory and file names are displayed. image files like cover.jpg are displayed.

Please try it and tell me if you like it (or why you don't)!

You can install it from Openrepos: https://openrepos.net/content/velox/talefish


Feel free to send pull requests on https://github.com/jgibbon/Talefish.

A Transifex page to help our great translation community is available at https://www.transifex.com/velocode/talefish
(but sending translations via pull request is awesome as well!)

http://i.imgur.com/3zT7bMm.png

pichlo 2016-01-02 15:27

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Yeeeey! Finally! Thank man! The only thing missing is a donation link ;)

velox 2016-01-03 00:43

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pichlo (Post 1493319)
Yeeeey! Finally! Thank man! The only thing missing is a donation link ;)

A thank you like this goes a long way, no donation link necessary. ;) You could hunt down the flattr link on the jolla store page for my sleep timer 'slumber', but that's way too much work.

People on Openrepos showed interest in more file formats, so
Release 2 is out:
  • now lets you open *.mp3, *.m4a, *.m4b, *.flac, *.ogg, *.wav files (ability to play should equal system media player)

Let me know if there should be more file extensions allowed (and which ones).

pichlo 2016-01-03 01:06

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Sorry, you were right. I always blame other people for failing to confront their assumptions with a reality check and now I fell into the same trap. I found no donation link for one of your apps and assumed there was none for the others too. I checked it out now and you were right again. a Flattr donation requires creating an account. I will have to think about it when it's not 1am and I have not had a couple of drinks. I will probably end up creating one since that seems to be the "official" way of supporting Saifish app developers.

velox 2016-01-03 01:38

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pichlo (Post 1493383)
[]I checked it out now[]

Even I was too lazy to dig that out.
Well, now that you've done it I have to, haven't I? It seems to be https://flattr.com/thing/4974623.
But Feedback (or a "thank you" note like yours) is really the best "donation" I can get. I like it when stuff I build for myself turns out to be useful to someone else.

romu 2016-01-03 11:22

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!

At least I can see the cover images for my AAC files. THANK YOU.

Now, some improvement ideas:
1. Being able to open a high level folder, let say "Music", and so being able to browse not by folder, but by Artists and Albums
2. I didn't use too much from now, but I think gesture could be better used..more on this later, as soon as I've been able to run it for few hours.

velox 2016-01-03 11:43

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by romu (Post 1493417)
YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!

At least I can see the cover images for my AAC files. THANK YOU.

Glad you like it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by romu (Post 1493417)
Now, some improvement ideas:
1. Being able to open a high level folder, let say "Music", and so being able to browse not by folder, but by Artists and Albums

That would be nice to have, but I've got two problems implementing this: I don't use the system-wide media tracker, just list files and don't have access to metadata like artist/album. Also it would require recursive scanning for which I don't know a good user experience (a lot of waiting without much feedback isn't nice). At least the first part should be solveable eventually but it'd take a while, so I'd have to say "maybe I'll have a look at some other time".

Quote:

Originally Posted by romu (Post 1493417)
2. I didn't use too much from now, but I think gesture could be better used..more on this later, as soon as I've been able to run it for few hours.

Yes please, gestures really could be better looking forward to your ideas.

pichlo 2016-01-03 11:51

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Please, please, please no tracker. That is the main advantage of your app over anything else: purely directory based. Whoever wants to sort their albums by metadata can choose one of the myriad alternatives. Please KISS.

velox 2016-01-03 15:21

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pichlo (Post 1493423)
Please, please, please no tracker. That is the main advantage of your app over anything else: purely directory based. Whoever wants to sort their albums by metadata can choose one of the myriad alternatives. Please KISS.

Exactly my thoughts. Also, I just want my Audio books separate from my Music.
What I meant earlier was that I might be able to use some lib to (optionally) read meta data while "scanning" for durations in the (to be honest, far) future.

romu 2016-01-03 17:57

Re: [WIP] Talefish, directory based audiobook player
 
I totally agree to NOT use Tracker too. Didn't think about the consequences of being able to browse by Albums and Artists. Thanks.


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