musikCube is much more than an "mp3 player," it is a music library. It currently supports mp3, ogg, flac, and cd audio file formats. It also features an integrated cd ripper helping you take control of your music from the start. musikCube tries to stay as intuitive and attractive as possible without degrading the performance of your computer. We believe very strongly that your mp3 player should not exist only to be eye candy, but be a functional, cohesive part of your operating system. It is the vanilla audio player for Windows.
- Added: made "Collected" its own library with its own playlists
- Added: improved selection box "type ahead" filtering
- Added: selection boxes during search and viewing modified tags
- Added: ability to set file assocations in the Preferences window
- Added: wma and mpc playback plugins
- Added: added updated Winamp Emulator plugin
- Added: customizable global hotkeys
- Added: tango icons
- Added: better volume control
- Added: Yann Le Moigne's windows media key patch
- Added: view -> selection boxes
- Added: theme editor dialog. File -> Theme Editor
- Added: ability to title a NetRadio when you add it
- Added: light playback icon theme
- Changed: rearranged main menu bar to be more coherent
- Changed: make source devices view hidden by default
- Changed: better theme support when drawing the currently playing song
- Changed: playlist 'drag and drop reorder' color
- Changed: standardized appearance and workflow of all dialogs
- Changed: "musik" in sources panel renamed "browse"
- Changed: root items in the sources panel are now capitalized
- Changed: sources scrollbar draw location
- Changed: sources items now end with an ellipsis if text is not long enough to fit within the draw region (example: long playlist names)
- Changed: moved sources window toggles to the main "View" menu
- Changed: rearranged the file menu
- Changed: disallow 100% transparency
- Fixed: next artist/next album hotkeys
- Fixed: bug where tray icon would not be displayed properly
- Fixed: tag dialog prompts for changes if selected item changes
- Fixed: detaching device while playing from it
- Fixed: browsing playlists as libraries
- Fixed: certain sources drag and drop errors
- Fixed: font loading issues
- Fixed: nasty crash with extremely long comments (or other fields)
- Fixed: BringWindowToTop on file drop
- Fixed: font glitch during drag and drop in playlist
- Fixed: selection boxes now update properly after a playlist is deleted
- Fixed: scrollbar not appearing/disappearing in the sources window
- Fixed: miniPlayer's window is musikCube, not the desktop
- Fixed: miniPlayer window not being initialized completely if no song playing
- Fixed: bugs regarding removing songs from the library via selection boxes
- Fixed: sorting by time added and last played works correctly now
- Fixed: OnDragLeave() not being properly handled & leaving DND artifacts around
- Fixed: NetRadio works once again
- Fixed: NetRadio playlist not refreshing after adding a new station
- Fixed: 'not playing' text shifted slightly on first launch
- Fixed: make sure to 'unhighlight' last played song when playback stops
- Fixed: last of the theming related color issues
- Fixed: no longer have to restart musikCube if you change your system's theme
- Fixed: FLAC bug introduced in 1.0rc2
- Fixed: rare crash on exit when running debug build
- Fixed: minor auto capitalize bug
- Fixed: "Show in Explorer" actually selects the song now
- Fixed: disallow drag and drop from Now Playing to Now Playing
- Fixed: disallow drag and drop from Playlist to Same Playlist
- Fixed: cleaned up more drag and drop code
- Removed: focus follows cursor option
- Removed: unnecessary dialogs from the resource file
- Removed: "Save Playlist" from the File menu. This is now done automatically
- Removed: dead and unused accelerators
- Fixed: core_net: added BASS_STREAM_META to request that servers send metadata
- Added: core_net: added BASS_STREAM_AUTOFREE (can't hurt...)
- Fixed: musikCore: last character of metadata from netradio streams was being dumped due to incorrect string pointer math
- Fixed: musikCore: don't call MetaDataChanged() unless the metadata actually changed in some way, preventing balloon popup and tunage from getting a hit every 2-5 seconds on some netradio streams
Reviewing 1.0 (Aug 24, 2008)
This app is fantastic and probably has one of the best UI in the audio player market these days there are a lot of shortcomings in some expected features and bugs that linger on.
The last stable release is almost two years old now. It is really sad that the project entered a stall state in development because if was shaping up to be the best player out there.
I keep coming back to it once in a while but the lack of updates turns me off the project each and every times. :(
Reviewing 1.0 (Jan 16, 2008)
Nothing fancy here, except the fact that it's the most efficient player I've seen that's actually usable. I've used it on *very* low end PCs running 2000/XP (it works fine under Vista, too) with tens of gigabytes of songs, no problem. The internal database system is fast fast fast for searching songs. It's also music-oriented (hence the name), unlike other players who try to be video players etc. I don't know how it does with streaming, as I don't use it. I also don't know how well it rips CDs, as I use WMP or Audiograbber (another classic) for that purpose.
The downside is that development of Musikcube seems slow - although I'm unsure myself what to do with such a good piece of software.
One annoying bug I've found is that on a few setups (XP with Windowblinds, Vista), sometimes I can't see the scroll bar and volume control. I'm pretty sure this is a compiler problem, though.
Reviewing 1.0 (Oct 4, 2007)
Powerful, unpretentious, relatively small memory footprint, fast scanning of large folders of music.
Only down side is that it comes with no build in urls to net radio/podcasts in the library, but thats not enough to knock it down to 4/5.
Reviewing 1.0 (Sep 20, 2007)
Good MP3 player, but doesn't support the mac version of MP3 like jetaudio, qcd, qmp, winamp, and Itunes, do.
Reviewing 1.0 (Jun 4, 2007)
This is probably the best music program out right now. I've never been a fan of WinAmp, and WMP11 is too much of a resource hog. I liked FooBar, but MusikCube does a better job with playlists. Plus it has the addition of Dynamic Playlists, which are actually quite useful for playing the music in your library that you're in the mood for.
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