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44GuitarBoy 7 years ago
@SLEDGE @Prestotron @.:A-MAN:. I want you guys to try out this Chrome app and tell me what you think. It's my top competitor app: 3pm-player

Here's a list of sins I've compiled from exploring it:

- When first opened, it looks like it's just an audio player. But it plays videos. Misleading. My player opens slightly bigger by default, and the design is general, so it doesn't lean towards either audio or video.

- It lags on my quad core Tegra K1 Chromebook 13 with 4GB of DDR3. Can't multi-task at all with this thing running.

- The playlist and menu open in separate windows. Why not just expand/shrink the window as necessary? I can understand settings opening in a different window, but not things that are supposed to be part of the main UI.

- You need to download an add-on for audio visualization....why not just include it?

- Audio visualizer doesn't even seem to correspond with the audio. Just flashy, insubordinate, non correspondant shiz. Also opens in a separate window from the player...why...just why. I'm basing the structure of my player off of Windows Media Player, cause, yknow, that crap didn't have a gazillion windows for every feature.

- Can't even use the Web UI. It actually crashed my Chrome browser. Had to uninstall between cycles of unresponsiveness.

- WinAmp skin is cool, but it's the ONLY other skin that the player has. My player will have multiple skins upon initial release to appeal to multiple people.

- Doesn't have fast forward/backward to increase/decrease the playback rate. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a unique feature that my player will have. You can skip ahead or backward like 10 seconds

- Same thing for GIF recording/snapshots of videos. My player 1-ups 3pm there. Keep in mind that I'm using things with free licensing. 3pm could implement these unique features but...

- Player just froze as I type this while trying to listen to music with it

- Music now sounds like THIS, but, comes back around to sounding normal: Does not happen AT ALL with my player.

The only things I think 3pm has that my player doesn't/won't have until a later version:

- connectivity to import files from SoundCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, GDrive, etc....But you can just open files from Google Drive anyways via the files app that's built into ChromeOS. You can also add Dropbox to the files app. And since they're the most popular services, this is kinda pointless.

- ability to open from a URL

- ability to open M3U playlists, although I haven't checked if it actually works.

Tell me about your experiences with the app. I seriously think I can beat this app between unique features and good performance on ANY Chromebook/modern PC.

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44GuitarBoy 7 years ago
@SLEDGE You don't need a Chromebook. Just Google Chrome
7 years ago
I don't have a chromebook so I can't test stability, but if you see even one major issue, it's a chance to swoop in and do better.