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Hi toppyists,

according to wide-spread opinion, our favourite toy box is not too sophisticated
for MP3 replay, but AcadeRC could change this now. Actually, the problem was
more the handling than the sound quality, which is quite good (for MP3 replay).

These are AcadeRC's MP3 functions:

* Music player (integrated in file browser)
* Play complete .mp3 directories (with navigation)
* Play .m3u/.pls playlists (with relative .mp3 paths)
* Generate symlinks for playlist files in /PlayList

* Download & view MP3 lyrics (independent of player)

You can find very easy installation instructions further below in this posting.

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Here is a handling description of AcadeRC's MP3 functions
(excerpt from http://acade.au7.de/acaderc/acaderc_en.txt):

Within [AcadeRC's] file browser, you can press "Play" on a .mp3 file to play this and
all subsequent (or with navigation also the preceeding) files in the same directory.

An "Ok" in this directory also continues playback there, but pressed in another
directory, only its selected file will be played and then playing of the previous
directory will be resumed.

If a playlist (.pls or .m3u) is selected, "Ok" displays its content in the text
viewer (as this happens to all text files). "Play", however, starts the replay
of the contained MP3 files. These files (possibly distributed through all
directories of the file system) are symbolically linked to a new directory
/PlayList (not copied physically!), so that you can navigate in the playlist
and skip or repeat songs etc. The /PlayList directory is managed by AcadeRC
and is not allowed to be changed or even deleted by other TAPs etc. (data loss
is guaranteed, if other TAPs are following the symlinks during deletion).

The paths of the MP3s in the playlist must be relative to the location of the
playlist itself, so you must not have a '/' or '\' at the beginning of a line.
Comment lines are indicated by a '#' at the beginning of a line.

After starting a replay (no matter whether .mp3, .rec or .mpg etc.), pressing
the "Recall" key within the file browser leads always to the current playback
directory, i.e. to /PlayList in the case of replaying a playlist.

Even outside of the file browser (when the CD logo and the ID3 infos of the MP3
file being played is visible) navigation in the playlist / playback directory
is possible: Pressing >| resp. |< jumps to the next resp. previous MP3 file.
"Stop" finishes the playback.

Regardless of whether a selected MP3 file is currently being replayed, pressing
the "Info" key within the filebrowser will download, permanently store (in
/WebCache) and finally display the lyrics of a song from a lyrics server via
internet. Once saved, there is no internet access needed anymore for re-viewing.

Song title and artist name are retrieved from an MP3's ID3 tag (only v1 currently)
and modified appropriately to pass them on to the lyrics server. Sometimes a title
or artist is unknown (if it is e.g. incorrect), but possibly another link to the
wanted text may be available in the then displayed HTML file for manual lookup.

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 Easy installation instructions to start from the very beginning:

1. Install TAPtoDate (http://ttd.tms-taps.net/?lng=en) and within TAPtoDate,
download AcadeRC v4.00.

2. Start AcadeRC and call its menu (key sequence Sat-Menu). The "Update"
function there downloads AcadeRC's newest version to /ProgramFiles.

3. Start this newest AcadeRC, enter the menu again and change the File Browser's
direct key to "Ok" or "Filelist" (so you don't need an annoying 2-key sequence
 Sat-Filelist for the browser). Close the menu with "Save & Exit"!

4. Press this direct key to call the file browser, change into an MP3 directory or
 to a playlist file and start the music, done! Lyrics as described above.

If you have any questions (after some trying), don't hesitate to ask them in
this thread, I will give you an answer!

Have fun with AcadeRC,
Acade



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New version 4.42 brings some new features:

* Create playlist from all subdirectories (recursively)
* Go to /PlayList, if a new playlist was created
* Shuffle and repeat modes

See description for details (chapter "Music Player").

On how to update, see posting #1.

Have fun with AcadeRC,
Acade

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New version 4.43 with some new features / changes for MP3 matters:

* Show MP3 info again with Info, lyrics now with Teletext
* Show symlink path in file info box, if available
* Max. files/dir. and lines/text configurable in menu
* Sortimg and MP3 mode configurable in menu
* Menu improved (2 columns, help text and key icons)

On how to update, see posting #1.

Have fun with AcadeRC,
Acade

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