jetAudio - The Future
This section is for showing possible concepts of future versions of jetAudio and discuss different features.
This is not the official jetAudio development state, its just lets sy, an whish list of the customers.
We will see, what of our ideas, cowon will integrate in the future.
You can talk about this topic right here in the Forum
Ok.... here is all the suggestions from all users for jetAudio 7 in complete and
This could be the new Style of jetAudio 7:
More modern in crystal Style and with a lot of new and changed features
All extern functions are stored in an easy to use menue.
control about the Visuals:
The old Dot-Spectrum is replaced with an Bitmap
Spectrum for a lot of new, cool EQ Visualisations. A 2nd EQ Spectrum is for cool
shows of the Musicbeat !(Maybe an pulsing Dancefloor )
The normal visuals
can be showed in the normal Display anstead of the Spectrum as Backgroundvisual
!!! ( User can toggle between the Modes )
The New Skinbrowser gives the
users more control:
In the Skin script & Skin graphic directory are
stored more than one Background images.So, the User can choose from one of some
Skincolors the skinbuilder gives to the Skin :
And here are an detailed view of the new player window:
( click the image to enlarge ):
All sliding windows can be selected ( left, right, upper, lower )
clock is for much users not important. So i have put it to the upper Window.
Maybe cowon could ad an RSS Function for recieving weather datas of your area ?
That could be displayed in the Clockwindow too as an new feature ;-)
The Old Pitch/Speed function of jetAudio is replaced with an more DJ like Pitch
adjust window ! An real Slider can change the value of the Speed, Pitch Pitch
with format correction or BPM Speed. The Beats per minute can be count
automaticly or by tapping the spacebar. The BPM info can be written to the ID3
Tag. The new Pitch Slider can be used for the X-Fade function too.
better DJing the player can add cue points and save it to the Tag or the New
C) The Mixerwindow gets an "Gain Slider" for amplife or lower
the input Signal.(Very usefull for too loudy or quietly Videos !)
All the Effects in jetaudio are placed to the left window for an better
overwiew. All functions can be selected seperately !
An global Bypass kill
all effects at one time.
And here is an detailed view of the
Mainwindow: ( click the image to enlarge ):
1) The new Bitmap Spectrum Window allows cool EQ visuals without
The user can select/unselect witch EQ spectrum graphics the
player will show (For slower machines)
The old Dot-based Spectrum is for
compatibility of older Skins selectable. (Or choosed by the Skin)
old info Viewer is an unusuable thing for all users ! But the new form is an
very cool function:
For example, somebody build an Britney Spears - Skin.
Then he can add an small interface in the Infoviewer with an backgrund image and
some links to the Britney Spears Website or links to audio and video mediafiles
(directly play in jetaudio by clicking) or some contained pictures of Britney
Spears... just as he want... The size of the infoviewer window is changable by
Or he can use this as an ad-website too ;-) (like we all
now it from the old info viewer - but the link can be changed by the
3) The new Skinbrowser contains an new funktion: You can
choose one of more Backgroundimages, if the skinbuilder has put more than one to
the skinfile. Than you can select maybe another colorsheme ;-)
SKinbrowser can add new skins easyer, than we know it from the old skinfiles !
If you download an skinfile, the skinbrowser automaticly open and install all
the contained things of the skinfile in the right way.
All playmodes are direct to select from the mainwindow ! Some old
Modes are included , like the mini mode and some new modes are addet ! Like the
DJ Playmode (With two jetAudioplayers and some more DJ functions) and the
Playlistmode ( Only the playlist with some more functions than the old one is
displayed anstead of the mainwindow+albumwindow) This is for Playlistfreaks !!!
You can see it here on the graphic i made with the old skins:( click the image to enlarge )
5) The trancarency of the playerwindow can be adjusted directly from the
mainwindow now !
6) The Webradio Button has an submenue with an direct
startlink to jetcast (!!!) and the normal jetcast homepage link.
Now you can
add your own radiostationlinks to the menue :-)
7) The "Get Music" Button
is renamed to "Get More" and contains all, what for jetaudio users is
Like the jetaudio Website, the Forum, The shopping links, links from
the Skinbuilder for you, and your own liks you may need :-)
The visuals from the extern Visual window can no be showed at
the mainwindow display as displaybackground. If you select this, the EQ Spectrum
graphics are setted off automaticly (For an better view to the visuals ;-) *LOL*
9) Now, jetaudio can use and manage all plug ins you could need !!!
10 ) The Beat visualisation is for maybe special Skins. For example:
The beat of the music sould be showed as the light effects, you know it from the
Madonnas - Hung Up Video - Ghetto blaster ! Or an dancing light or what ever the
skinbuilder could have for ideas :-)
11) Now, all value sliders can
display an direct feedback. That means you see the value as diggits or graphic
For the future i would suggest an 6th Mode. i would name it: extended
This mode is special for RIP / Convert and Burn. An Fullsize Window,
with all of the Rip/Conv/Burn funcions at one screen.
Thats more easyer to
handle and have an great potencial !!!
The idea is, depending on the thing,
you would do, you just toggle to the special mode.
With that system, its
possible to add more modes in the Future (Audio Editor Mode, Sequenzer MOde or
what ever the future brings up ;-)
Ok... and here is, what i mean with "D.J. Playmode": Its an seperate
mode, with two "instances" of jetaudio runnig as one window
( click the image to enlarge )
and here is my strogly to change for the next update suggestion:
( click the image to enlarge )
Thats only a few things you can implant and change easy, i think and so please
do it for the next update.
instead of a lot own buttons
for Toolbarmode, minimize and go to tray, i think the better option is, to make
an pulldownmenu. The reason is:
Then you can apply some more modes in the
Its very stupid to have 2 seperate complete skins for normal and
Its better, to implant an minimode to the Skin.
For example: i have
produced an complete Skin suite. That means:
I have build an mainplayer, an
mini player and an Tollbar with all windows.
Now, i have to build 2 seperate
Skins. One for normal and one for mini.
All the other skinnigs are dubblet in
The Better way is, to apply an minimode directory to the SDK and
to the Script. Then all is together in one Skin and the consumer can change from
normal to mini like the toolbarmode.
What i mean with "Playlistmode" is,
that the user is able to kill the normal or toolbarwindow, by using the
playlist. he can hide it left or right or top or buttom and would have no other
playerwindows open. The playlist have all functions for playing and i think in
the next version it gets much more... So i think its better to have the option
to see just the playlist with all the funktions, but without a 2nd playerwindow
! And the user can choose it from the Pulldown menu.
The DJ Mode is for
Future versions, but maybe you can make it easy.
I will build an screenshot,
for you to know what i mean in the next posting.
JetCast could be
Started from this pulldown too - that would be easyer, than searching in the
windows startmenue !!!
2. Replace the stupid EQ Spectrum Dots with
bitmaps the skinbuilder can change. Then i can build an Spectrum just as i want
(For example an lighning Dancefloor) Itīs VERY important to change
the sytem from DOT to Bitmap ! Cause this makes a lot of the complete design of
an Skin!!!(For older Skins the dots can be stay in the script, but the both
spectrum systems should be to set on/off)
3. Bring more functions to the
player. The most important is an Plugin selector button and some IDīs for going
directly to Tagedit/Lyric Edit/Audiotrimmer or what ever.
transparency Button for diretly choose the value or on/off status.
allways on top button goes from left side of the skin to the right.
The Link Button !!!
(Important !) You have created an linkbutton, you call
"Get Music" . This pulldownmenu you should make more usable for the skinbuilder
and the user. You could implant all your cowonsites, the mp3 sites, and 2
special menues. The first for the skinbuilder, he can change and add links in
the script, and the second for the user. There he could add some links, he think
what for jetadio is helpfull.
If you would build an saveable jetaudio config
file, all the user preferences like the links could be save there. And the user
could save the config file to another place, if he need this in the future (Very
important and easy for you to build !)
its possible to
write anything to the MP3 Tag. In the Comment field of the ID3 Tag could we
write the BPM info (for example in the folowing format: [BPM 128.5]
jetaudio found an format, like this, he could take over the info to the BPM
The BPM function could change the Speed by BPM. For example, the
file has 120 BPM, then 120 BPM is written in the middle of the BPM Speed Slider.
And then it counts upper and lower, so the user could set "144 BPM" and the
music will played in 144BPM faster speed. (Iīll hope you know, what i
In the BPM Dropdownmenu the user could coose a method to meassure the
BPM. "Automatic" (the computer read all low basses in an title and create an BPM
info) or he could open an window to count the BPM by tapping the spacebar for
every beat in maybe 10 seconds and then the info is in jetaudio and the user
could save the BPM info to tag.
Then (or if he have typed the BPM info
manually to the Tag) he could change the speed by BPM.
Thats very important,
for the next version of jetaudio with an DJ Mode.
Cause if the Musicfile has
an BPM Tag, then we could build in an "BPM Match" Button for set the Speed of
player A to the speed of Player B.
7 Gain Control
input Signal is to low (Often if you watch DVD by jetaudio) or to strong. An
gaincontrol , seperate from the windowsmixer copuld be very helpfull !
MAke all funktions for Skinbuilders available and handy ! For
example wth an ID-List. So, every Skinbuilder can put that function on the
interface, he wants to.
DJ Support, like
speedequalizing option (BPM
saveable Cue pionts & and play from cue position
DJ features in
The Speed features in jet 6 are not usable ! Cause it
sounds very bad, if you try to use them. The Format correction working like an
shredder for audiofiles. An simple speed changing option like at turntables
could be help ;-) The Speed features should be used as an slider (Think about
the skinbuilders !!!!)
Jetaudio has an own
midisynthesizer - why you donīt build in an virtual Keyboard and Softsynth (with
edit functions) ?
album is just a toy in jetaudio ! You should build up an high usefull album with
a lot of search and listfunctions.
it must read playlist/album files from
other apps, like BPM studio too...
The tag editor
in jetaudio has some Bugs. If you insert Lyrics, it just working in jetaudio,
but not with other players. I have to use another application for edit lyric to
make it compatible with WMP, Winamp a.s.o.... Pleas fix that.
It could be
helpfull to implant BPM Stings in the Tag. (as i wrote in DJ Support)
want to edit karaoke lyrics, you have to decide between karaoke and normal tag.
The problem is: If you give somone your karaoke MP3 file and he using WMP or
something, he canīt see the lyrics.So i have to create normal layric tags for
make it compatible and the cool karaoke tag feature will be
The File cutter is an cool thing,
but it could be more helpfull, if you implant more functions to the Editor.
96 khz support (For musicans they
want to play the composed tracks with jetaudio)
Asio / VST Support
Compatibility with Alcatech / Steinberg and
related professional Products
Make it usable
Here is a lot of to!!!
Make it more flexible !
Jeataudio canīt show animations,
sounds and intros.
We need an ID list !!!!
Make all features skinnable !
Give us an visual
Skineditor ! Itīs been taking a lot of time to adjust the right position of
buttons and other stuff!!!
implant the makejsk.exe to the skineditor
implant all IDīs (all functions of jetaudio) to the Skineditor !
help for using the correct values and options to the functions !
The spectrum window is an joke !
can only change the colors of the Background dots and the bottom/mid/top Dots.
Whats about the many other Spectrum displaying things like circular displaying,
or whatever ? Why i canīt use more than one Spectrum Instance (the extern
Specrum i cant use in the skin !)
For example, i want to give the skin some
lighteffects. Maybe one basslight left an one right. And in the middle, i want
to display an dancefloor spectrum effect... not possible with