Old 28th January 2001, 11:15   #1
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I just wanted to say the "Thinger" annoyes me. It's ugly and It just sits on yer desktop doing nothing.

There, I said it.
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Old 28th January 2001, 11:19   #2
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I think the thinger is a good Idea,
Presumabely any addons/plugins icons will go in there?
If it annoys you click the liitle X button and It will go away and never bother you again
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Old 28th January 2001, 11:24   #3
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yeah, but still...( )
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Old 28th January 2001, 11:33   #4
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The only thing Im dissapoined about with Winamp 3 is that little thing in the bottom right corner of the main window.
It looks like you can rezise it but oh no!
that would be toooo simple
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Old 28th January 2001, 11:34   #5
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The thinger is cool
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Old 28th January 2001, 12:07   #6
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that thing in the bottom corner for resizing, how do you know they havent put the feature in yet. that may be something they'll add later

and i love the thinger!

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Old 28th January 2001, 16:02   #7
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I'm assuming they'll make it resizable soon.

The Thinger looks like it'll turn into another minibrowser for Ampburner. They should keep the name.
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Old 28th January 2001, 17:39   #8
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There should be a vote on the homepage about who loves the thinger,
Although some people (Without WA3) will get worried or confised or sick
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Old 28th January 2001, 18:46   #9
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you know.. with the media library... and the thinger it looks like WA is taking over our system like Real Jukebox or some shit. I liked winamp as it was.. small inobtrusive and in the corner of my desktop. I guess I'll have to get used to it sooner or later.
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Old 28th January 2001, 19:40   #10
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you know.. with the media library... and the thinger it looks like WA is taking over our system like Real Jukebox or some shit. I liked winamp as it was.. small inobtrusive and in the corner of my desktop. I guess I'll have to get used to it sooner or later.
Heheh Jukebox's "media library" was the only reason I still clung to it before moving back to WA. So I moved back... and now WA3 has it. But I don't miss it. The final WA3 had better be a lot more welcoming .
I can see the thinger being very useful when you have a lot of plugins like Disk Writer, General Purpose, or equalizer and AVS settings. Until then, close the thinger. Everything you need is on the main window.
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Old 28th January 2001, 19:54   #11
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As I've said, I despise "media libraries" and shit like that. I think that the "media library" is the worst mistake that a company could every make. Fortunately, it seems that winamp will allow you to open files and add them to the playlist directly as opposed to having to wade through a cluttered media library. I will always like winamp as long as the playlist editing is kept as simple as 2.x, and as long it will still function perfectly at a size as long as my quick launch bar. I'll like it even more if somebody ports the Geiss vis to 3.x, cuz that fucking owns.
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Old 28th January 2001, 20:54   #12
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I will always like winamp as long as the playlist editing is kept as simple as 2.x, and as long it will still function perfectly at a size as long as my quick launch bar.
EXACTLY! I was getting worried that it would be a lot more like RJB, which i like, but its way too bloated and unnessicary. I guess they have it to have.

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Old 28th January 2001, 21:03   #13
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i believe that the media library is a seprate file from winamp.exe, so taking out the media library (or any component) should be relativly easy.

I'd like to meet a mad man who makes it all seem sane
To work out all these troubles and what there is to gain
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Old 28th January 2001, 21:29   #14
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in the final version, right ice?

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Old 28th January 2001, 21:45   #15
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i thought that all those parts of winamp are already seprate files.. but i could be wrong.

I'd like to meet a mad man who makes it all seem sane
To work out all these troubles and what there is to gain
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I like the idea of the thinger on one condition - that it be CUSTOMISABLE. I think that it would be cool to be able to drag your favourite plugins or skins there, an be able to select them without having to go through the menus each time. The only thing I don't like about it is that that the font at the bottom that describes the icon is too small

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Old 29th January 2001, 00:48   #17
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i think the thinger would be cool if all your plugins and stuff went there and it was customiseable
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Old 29th January 2001, 01:28   #18
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Most likely, the Thinger will be customizable by the plugins not the users. But I could be wrong.
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Old 29th January 2001, 04:03   #19
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Thinger serves a huge purpose. There are no longer a differecniation for plugins anymore. Any plugin that's got an interface of some sort can have an icon in the thinger. The thinger allows you to have a centralized place to access any part of Winamp through one little window. It'll be very powerful when it's fully implemented.

By the way, Winamp's Main Window will be resizable, when the feature is finally added.

Oh, one more thing, you will be able to remove that which you don't care about. For example, if you do not like Winamp's Media Library, you may remove it. Once you remove it, it'll behave just like Winamp2. It's actually quite brilliant that you can remove each plugin and not have it destroy anything.

We recommend you do not remove the media library, once you use it and fill in your id3 tags, it definately makes life easier. If you're worried about your id3 tags, i'm totally into them and I'll bug them until it's powerful and easy to set up many tags at once, if you'd like.

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Old 29th January 2001, 10:31   #20
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the final version of the thinger sounds cool

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Old 29th January 2001, 12:15   #21
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If you're worried about your id3 tags, i'm totally into them and I'll bug them until it's powerful and easy to set up many tags at once, if you'd like.
Mass tagging! Mass Tagging! MASS TAGGING! Ohboyohboyohboy!
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Old 29th January 2001, 12:55   #22
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The thinger rules....

In the future you will be able to download various modules (like we do now with plugins)... These modules will add extra features to winamp...

Each module will have it's icon in the thinger added automatically I pressume...

Imagine a mp3 to wav converter module... You will just click on the icon from thinger...
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Old 29th January 2001, 13:37   #23
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yes steve! go with the tagging. id3 tags rule

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Old 29th January 2001, 19:31   #24
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with these modules and such, i would just like to say,
if nullsoft can pull this off, and not make it bloaty and resource hogging, then this will be the BEST DAMN MOTHER FUCKING PEICE OF SOFTWARE EVER!!!!!

it sounds so cool, i want the final version

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Old 30th January 2001, 00:06   #25
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Is thinger the final name? I know Nullsoft likes to keep things tongue in cheek and all but THINGER? That sounds like a pet name for that hand in the box from "The Addams Family" ...

I know things like "Media Dock" "Media Launcher" have been overdone for things like that- so i think its cool you guys are using a different name... thinger irks me though... sounds to much like a gay guy saying "singer" ...

what about... "Icon Buffet" ... i dont know...

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thinger! its all thinger! nothing but thinger! oooh the humanity!
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Personally i find media library to be very usefull if you have more than 500 mp3s

and "thinger" looks very cool and promising so far

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Old 30th January 2001, 07:52   #28
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Is thinger the final name? I know Nullsoft likes to keep things tongue in cheek and all but THINGER? That sounds like a pet name for that hand in the box from "The Addams Family" ...

I know things like "Media Dock" "Media Launcher" have been overdone for things like that- so i think its cool you guys are using a different name... thinger irks me though... sounds to much like a gay guy saying "singer" ...

what about... "Icon Buffet" ... i dont know...
X-Man is making a point. I have no problem with the thinger except the name. "Icon Buffet" has a very nice French touch
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Old 30th January 2001, 07:53   #29
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Yep, and what's cool is that the playlist editor and media library are components just like any other add-on component you might download... so you could write your own playlist editor if you really wanted. And those icons are rendered by the component, too, so a network server type component could display a graph in there or something.

It's going to be INSANE once we get the SDK out there. Mark my words. The skin system is awesome, but the real power comes from the components.


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Old 30th January 2001, 08:07   #30
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i believe i speak for the whole winamp community when i say "thank you, nullsoft, for making our future a better one, via the use of computer software and coding."

right guys?

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Thinger's cool - if it will be customizable in some way or another in the final version - but I think it should be a little smaller - maybe a little bar of some kind that sits in the corner of your screen, or maybe even system tray icons...

What do you think?
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Old 30th January 2001, 12:18   #32
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i believe i speak for the whole winamp community when i say "thank you, nullsoft, for making our future a better one, via the use of computer software and coding."

right guys?

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Exactly!
I keep trying to say the same thing, but this drool.......
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Old 30th January 2001, 13:21   #33
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As per steve's post:

ANYTHING? So essentially what you're saying is you can either have a fully-featured winamp 3 with eq, playlist, minibrowser, media lib, etc., or just ditch it all and have only the main window? I like this...

Mass tagging IS gonna be a necessity with the Media Lib. Right now I have NO Id3 tags, so it's useless to me.

Stailin's idea is great, and I actually LIKE the name "Thinger" - for those who don't, you could always make name-changeable windows... But get the main program done before you start getting into little details like that.

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Old 30th January 2001, 16:06   #34
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Mmm, something for everyone, I'm really loving Winamp 3 now! Now, people who complain about media libraries or the minibrowser can just ditch it altogether while those who want all the bells and whistles can keep them.

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Old 30th January 2001, 21:45   #35
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i beg you keep the name thinger!! it is so, nullsoft like, to use a name like that
the final version of Winamp3 sounds so fucking awesome!!!

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Yea, keep the thinger name - thats cool.

Perhaps it could be made small though (with option) like you can with the main Winamp 2.x window.

Just a thought...

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Old 31st January 2001, 03:58   #37
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I think thinger rocks.. I'll have two double thingers to go.
Hey you know if you look at the code and examine the way WA3 is programed and built. You can see that it is designed to be highly versital. Not only came you do real time DJing with it off from a laptop. But it looks like you could put it on a server and run it as a web-based app on a website, like how real player does, integrating it into the actual webpage. Then you would click on a song and it would start streaming. Cool. WA3 rocks...
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it has good features but it reminds me too much of Real Jukebox... or any other Jukebox program that likes to take over your computer.
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Thinger was born out of a lack of a better name... plus it sounds great.

Think of Something Better

WA3 will be the most usable and powerful media player known to man, once it's done. Changing the world, one line of code at a time.

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Thinger was born out of a lack of a better name... plus it sounds great.

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If the preliminary Alpha is any indication, I'd say you're bang on there.(To borrow slang from the Brits)
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