quantock Posted June 2, 2019 Share Posted June 2, 2019 Hi there. I have been intrigued by Music Box Alpha since hearing about it as I love Launchbox and what it's done for my emulation experience. I recently decided to begin upgrading my entire music collection to Uncompressed FLAC as I finally have the storage capacity to make that reasonable. I figured what a great opportunity to load everything into Music Box Alpha as I upgrade/tag/organize everything. After using it for a bit now I wanted to share my thoughts.. I understand MBA is still very early in development and many suggestions have already been mentioned and added to the list, but I think there are some fresh new ideas here as well: - Would much rather have albums order chronologically... currently they seem to only display alphabetically . - When in song view, organizing by album should have tracks listed in track # order. Currently I can't even tell what secondary variable they are being ordered by.. Play Count? - Right clicking a file/album and have a "Go to folder" or "Open Folder location in Explorer" etc. option would be nice ! - Hovering over an album to give a floating Play/Pause option on top of the album art (maybe next & previous track as well) - A Total song/album count at bottom/somewhere would be nifty - Selecting a new song seems to be noticeably slow (2-3 full seconds). Not sure if this is due to me using FLAC files which are bigger to load/accessing them over my NAS but I don't seem to notice a delay when using any other media player Bonus Ideas: - Launchbox includes a way to explore tons of artwork & manuals for game releases.. MBA should include a way to view album art, inside & liner notes, the media itself (Vinyl/CD), alternative release artwork etc. - Loading screens have recently been added to Launchbox which include a spinning CD when the image is available. It would be amazing if there was an option to display a little CD player/Record player in the bottom corner (where album art is currently shown) which would spin with the scan of the physical media when available while the disc is playing. Something similar to the Dreamcast's CD player but from a top down view: Anyways, the ideas are generally listed in order of importance/estimated ease of implementing to more aesthetic/non essential but cool. Keep up the good work! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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