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version 20.8 :mask:

Added:

Changed:

  • Improved the background image Pulse effect to look more synced regardless of music style;
  • Any image located in the song’s folder can now be used as album cover when a picture is not found in the song metadata (see the documentation for filename precedence).

Fixed:

  • Audio files with uppercase extensions not recognized when audioMotion was running on a standard web server.

version 20.6 :mask:

Added:

  • Album cover image retrieved from the song metadata or from a file named cover or folder (.jpg|png|gif|bmp) inside each folder is now shown in the file explorer background, the on-screen song information and, optionally, in the analyzer background;

  • New Background, Image Fit and Image Dim settings.

Changed:

  • Slightly increased the opacity of the image reflection when Reflex is On.

Removed:

  • The NO BG switch has been replaced by the new Background setting.

Fixed:

  • Linux binary built with latest pkg version can now open the browser automatically;
  • A typo that could cause “Unexpected null” errors on some browsers.

version 20.4 :mask:

Added:

  • New Line graph visualization mode, with customizable line width and fill opacity;
  • Customizable spacing between bars in octave bands modes;
  • Visualization mode can now be randomized on a time interval;
  • New Config panel where you can:
    • Enable/disable visualization modes and gradients;
    • Select options affected by random mode;
    • Customize low, normal and high sensitivity presets.

Changed:

  • The Area fill mode has been renamed to Area graph;
  • The default spacing between bars in octave bands modes has been increased a bit - set the Bar spacing option to Legacy for the old look;
  • Slightly improved vertical usage of canvas when the LED effect is active (removed the black line at the bottom of the screen);
  • UI improvements.

Fixed:

  • Track change sometimes not triggering random mode / auto gradient;
  • Case-insensitive sorting of directory listing when using a standard web server.

version 19.12

:tada: Celebrating audioMotion’s first anniversary! :confetti_ball:

Added:

  • New Area fill visualization mode, which uses the same full-frequency data of the discrete frequencies mode, but displays a bright, colorful filled shape;
  • New luminance bars effect (LUMI switch) for octave bands modes, which always display full-height bars and vary their luminance instead, according to each band amplitude;
  • New option to select a random visualization mode on every track change (RAND switch); it will also select a random gradient, if the AUTO switch is active - great for parties!

Changed:

  • Improved the look of bars at lower frequencies, especially for 1/12th and 1/24th octave bands modes;
  • Minor tweak to the Rainbow gradient to make cyan and blue shades a little more balanced;
  • Auto gradient and the new random mode now trigger on initial playback and previous track skip as well, not only on next track skip;
  • Shortcut keys changes:
    • Shuffle shortcut changed to “E” key;
    • “U” key reassigned to toggle the new luminance bars effect;
    • “A” key now also toggles random visualization mode in combination with auto gradient (three stages);
  • Added shortcut key hints to the player controls;
  • Improved display of feedback messages for keyboard controls;
  • Updated npm packages.

Fixed:

  • Addressed an error on server startup when running the executable file on Linux systems (related to an issue with pkg).

version 19.10

:sunglasses: audioMotion’s graphic spectrum analyzer is now available as a standalone project and a zero-dependency npm package you can use in your own JavaScript projects! :tada:

Added:

  • 1/4th and 1/8th octave bands visualization modes;
  • Load files from remote URLs and manage playlists when running audioMotion in file mode (no server);

Changed:

  • Double-clicking a playlist in the file explorer now correctly starts playing it, if player is idle;
  • Player automatically skips to next track on playback errors, e.g. file not found or format not supported;
  • Number of songs added to the playlist is now shown in a notification, instead of logged to the console;
  • Improved metadata fetching for streams and time display for longer audio files;
  • Improved error handling on file server;
  • Slightly improved gapless playback;
  • Updated npm packages.

version 19.7

Added:

  • :fire: File explorer for easy navigation through your music files and folders;
  • Custom file server written in node.js with portable binaries available for Windows, Linux and macOS - no setup required; :tada:
  • Add, reorder and remove songs from the play queue, with drag-and-drop support;
  • Song info now shows actual metadata read from music files;
  • Save custom playlists to your browser’s local storage;
  • Option to show the current frame rate;
  • New gradient: Cool;

Changed:

  • :sunglasses: Major user interface overhaul - added tabbed panels for settings, file explorer / playlists, and console;
  • The analyzer canvas now properly adjusts to window size, without looking stretched;
  • Improved analyzer sensitivity customization - user can now set minimum and maximum dB values, or choose from three presets via [N] key;
  • The previous player button now skips to the beginning of the current song, press again within 2 seconds to skip to the previous track;
  • Shuffle button now immediatelly starts playing the shuffled playlist;
  • Frequency scale bar is now semi-transparent;
  • Increased frequency scale font size while in fullscreen;
  • playlists.cfg file is no longer required, but still supported as a legacy feature;

Removed:

  • SENS switch (toggle high sensitivity);
  • Demo playlists and music files.

version 19.5

Added:

  • :sunglasses: New optional vintage LED effect for the octave bands modes;
  • New gradients: Apple ][ and Orient;
  • Two configuration options to improve performance:
    • FLAT replaces shadow for outline on text displayed on canvas;
    • LO-RES reduces canvas resolution to improve rendering speed (especially useful for 4K+ displays);
  • Current visualization mode, auto gradient status and repeat status added to the on-screen information;
  • Switch status is now shown on screen when changed via keyboard shortcode;
  • New preset to restore all configuration defaults;
  • More keyboard shortcuts.

Changed:

  • Changed some keyboard shortcuts:
    • [I] now toggles the display of song information on track change;
    • [M] now selects the next visualization mode ([V] still works as a convenience to early users, but it may be assigned a new function in the future);
    • alternate keys for gradient selection changed to [G] and [Shift + G];
  • On-screen information is now displayed in two stages - press [D] once for song info, press it again for settings info;
  • Increased font size of on-screen information;
  • Restored option of shadowed text for on-screen information (turn off the FLAT switch);
  • CYCLE switch renamed to AUTO;
  • DARK switch renamed to NO BG.

Fixed:

  • Preloaded songs not being correctly updated when modifying the playlist during playback;
  • Incorrect song information displayed when playlist was cleared or when playing local file.

version 19.3

Added:

  • New octave bands visualization modes (from full-octave up to 1/24th-octave) based on the equal tempered scale;
  • Improved playback of gapless tracks by using dual audio elements.

Changed:

  • Removed the linear frequency scale option, in favor of the octave bands modes;
  • Improved visualization accuracy for higher frequencies on discrete mode (the old “logarithmic” mode);
  • The DISPLAY switch has been renamed to INFO and grouped with the other visualization switches;
  • Changed the X-axis labels for the standard octave bands center frequencies;
  • Replaced shadow for outline on text displayed on canvas, to improve performance on some graphic cards;
  • Updated the JS spec to ES6 in the readme, since I use promises, which are not natively available in ES5.

version 19.1

Added:

  • :sunglasses: New gradients;
  • Configuration presets;
  • Keyboard shortcuts (especially useful while on fullscreen mode);
  • Option to cycle through gradients on each track change;
  • On-screen display of song information via keyboard shortcut and, optionally, on each track change;
  • Support for the #EXTINF directive in playlists.

Changed:

  • User preferences are now stored in local storage for browsers that implement it, instead of cookies;
  • Refactored some ES6-specific code to increase browser compatibility (especially on smart TVs);
  • Minor redesign of the UI and improved layout on smaller screens;
  • Renamed some of the gradients and ordered them alphabetically in the list.

Fixed:

  • A bug where shuffling the playlist wouldn’t properly load the first song;
  • Error when trying to load a song with a # character in its filename.

version 18.12

Added:

  • You can now load a song from your PC;
  • Clicking on canvas now toggles scale on/off.

Changed:

  • Improved selection of audio source;
  • Improved layout on smaller screens;
  • General improvements in the UI;
  • New icons;
  • Some code clean-up and optimizations.

Fixed:

  • Should really work on Safari now (including macOS).

version 18.11

First official release.


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