version 20.12 :mask:
:tada: Celebrating audioMotion’s 2nd Anniversary! :confetti_ball:
- :fire: Revamped user interface with a cool new look! :sunglasses:
- Stereo (dual channel) analyzer option :headphones: :notes: :musical_note:
- :mega: Built-in volume control
Changed / improved:
- Song info may now be displayed continuously (no fade-out), and also at the end of the song; display times are now customizable in the Config panel;
- The display of album covers in song info is now optional;
- Options to upload a local file and to load a song from an URL are now always available, not only in local file mode;
- Hold the previous/next player buttons (or left/right arrow keys) to rewind/fast-foward the current song;
- Frequency and level scales are now toggled via independent SCALE X and SCALE Y switches;
- The size of scale labels on both axes is now scaled relatively to the canvas height;
- Added timestamp to console messages and a button to clear the console;
- Added a keyboard shortcut (C) for toggling Radial visualization;
- Shortcut changes:
- Up and down arrow keys are now used to control the volume - for gradient selection use G or Shift+G;
- J and K keys still work as alternate shortcuts to previous/next song, but are no longer documented and may be reassigned in the future;
- Clicks on canvas now display song information (same behavior as the D key);
- Updated documentation website.
- Clicks on switches not being properly detected sometimes;
- Random mode not working when audio source was set to microphone;
- An unexpected error message when deleting the last song from the queue.
version 20.9 :mask:
This is a minor update to address two bugs:
- A day-one design flaw which connected the microphone output to the speakers, generating feedback loops;
- An unexpected error message when trying to load a playlist with an empty value in the playlist selection.
version 20.8 :mask:
- 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).
- Audio files with uppercase extensions not recognized when audioMotion was running on a standard web server.
version 20.6 :mask:
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.
- Slightly increased the opacity of the image reflection when Reflex is On.
- The NO BG switch has been replaced by the new Background setting.
- 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:
- New Line graph visualization mode, with customizable line width and fill opacity;
- New Reflex effect;
- New Config panel where you can:
- Enable/disable visualization modes and gradients;
- Select options affected by random mode;
- Customize sensitivity presets (low, normal and high);
- Customizable spacing between bars in octave bands modes;
- Visualization mode can now be randomized on a time interval.
- 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.
- Track change sometimes not triggering random mode / auto gradient;
- Case-insensitive sorting of directory listing when using a standard web server.
:tada: Celebrating audioMotion’s first anniversary! :confetti_ball:
- 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!
- 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.
- Addressed an error on server startup when running the executable file on Linux systems (related to an issue with pkg).
- 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);
- 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.
- :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;
- :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;
- SENS switch (toggle high sensitivity);
- Demo playlists and music files.
- :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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- :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.
- 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.
- 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.
- You can now load a song from your PC;
- Clicking on canvas now toggles scale on/off.
- Improved selection of audio source;
- Improved layout on smaller screens;
- General improvements in the UI;
- New icons;
- Some code clean-up and optimizations.
- Should really work on Safari now (including macOS).
First official release.