Well after reading the last poster's comments about the 'because you can' features, which I hadn't actually noticed (aside from the screen grab) on the first version, I realized I hadn't right-clicked and discovered a few things that I should have. (
With that in mind, here are my thoughts on.. this version.. and things I didn't notice before.
First off, I apologize for requesting a power on/off control when I now see that it clearly existed in the first version. So I'm happy that's there.
Mebby said that the time display goes to the right size if the volume gets flipped below 100 (under XP). I also was able to get both bars to pop to the right side (under Mac OS) when I was fiddling around with 'player size' but that only happened once, they both popped back to the tiny size, and I haven't yet been able to reproduce the pop-to-correct-size again. Additionally, this was the first I saw the time progress or even knew that's what it was supposed to be. I just thought it was kind of there to let you know if it was buffering or not. But it looked nice when it was the right size!
As for player size, I see no difference in 'medium' and 'small.' Also, I just noticed that the window is resizable, but the boxes don't really change size.
As for the queue management, it does
sort of work. I played around with the first release and this one and the management does work, just not very reliably. Not sure how to reproduce success or failure yet. But I'm sure this is something complicated with RCP..
When I go for a screen cap now, it looks the size of an M2000, but nothing appears.
I like the blue color scheme a lot better. I myself would prefer both boxes to be the light blue, separated by the borders as they are now. However, if you're using the strong contrasting backgrounds for better visibility on the 770 or something, that's completely understandable.. Maybe a user setting somehow?
Along these lines, I would like to see a more unified set of icons.. a set that all match, and match the color scheme somehow, or something like that.. but a unified looking set of buttons would be great. Of course these would all have to be made to be visible on a broad range of displays.
I greatly appreciate the numerical volume indicator.. maybe if this was an editable text box (like the web page) it would be nice, and a temporary workaround for the slider issue.
I also greatly (greatly
) appreciate the artist/song in the title. Makes it very elegant to see what's on the radio with a mouseover, instead of calling open the whole window.
So, hope that was gentle enough. Program is making great progress!