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Preview Build Discussion / Re: High Processor Load
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:40:48 PM »
Finally here's the desired Wacup Info Report.

Btw. it doesn't make a difference in processor load if I'm running WACUP minimized or in foreground. It's some good 20% with Big Bento Modern.

Preview Build Discussion / Re: High Processor Load
« on: June 17, 2020, 03:05:56 PM »
Will do. Just didn't find the time to push the button yet.

Btw these reported percentages are observed while Winamp/WACUP was displayed in the foreground. Figures seem to be slightly lower, if the player is minimized (as I noticed just now with a Winamp 5.666 installation on my office machine). I will also check those on my music machine at home later today (and push the button...).

I just learned about different ML Plugins in the "Rescan Library" thread and found out, that the initial ML plugin does also deliver this capability. Thanks again, DrO.

But there is another question in the context of this capability:
I just recently discovered WACUP's "Play Random Album" feature, which I like very much. How would a double-album be enqueued, if "Play Random Album" hits one? Just sorted by title in alphabetical order or do you get the correct song order given by the album's title- and disk number tags? You might have guessed it, I would strongly prefer the latter...

Preview Build Discussion / Re: Rescan Library
« on: June 15, 2020, 07:03:39 PM »
Thanks DrO, that did the trick. I thought a new ML plugin must be better, no matter what...

Preview Build Discussion / Re: High Processor Load
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:34:51 PM »
DrO, I forgot to ask:
What information about the WACUP setup would you need to investigate this a bit (in case you're intersted to do so)? Is there some button to get any kind of a setup log or something similar?

Preview Build Discussion / Re: High Processor Load
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:25:23 PM »
@Gordon Freeman:
It's a Intel Core i3-6100U with 8GB RAM (also see my first post) having a Win10 on an SSD. My library contains around 22k Songs. Btw. the figures mentioned in my first post are all observed with Big Bento's beat visualisation and spectrum analyzer off.

I would assume, that the three points you mentioned rather produce peaks than a constant load (correct me if I'm wrong). I was talking about the latter and not about getting high load while doing "something". Even though I didn't care about deactivating any of the out-of-the-box plugins so far, my expectation was, that there is nothing too fancy going on in the background as long as I just play some songs from the (22k songs) playlist and nothing else.

Interestingly when I was discussing and investigating the processor load with Victhor using his Komodo X skin for the first time (on the described machine), taking away the spectrum analyzer items from the skin (there where initially two implemented) improved the situation (using Winamp). From my perspective there are two players in the story: the skins do have impact on it, but Winamp/Wacup as well - even without doing some "special" things.

To sum this up (and maybe repeating myself), this is rather a reminder to have an eye on performance. Nothing serious so far, but there are things going on with different skins and comparing Winamp and Wacup.

Preview Build Discussion / Re: High Processor Load
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:24:26 AM »
Aminifu, you're generally right. It's nothing to drop dead about, as long as the system is still responsive. But on the other hand the differences in processor load can be considered quite huge, if it ranges from close to zero up to one quarter or even one third of the whole system's capacity. So this post could be seen as a reminder to straighten these things out a bit during further development.

Preview Build Discussion / High Processor Load
« on: June 14, 2020, 02:08:36 PM »
My music machine, which usually only runs Wacup (or Winamp), is equipped with an Intel Core i3-6100U and 8GB RAM. Wacup produces a significantly high processor load (~26%) running with the Big Bento or the Big Bento Modern skin. In comparison to that, the old Winamp 5.666 with Big Bento just goes up to ~1-2% on the same machine and up to ~11% with Big Bento Modern.

Generally Wacup shouldn't use the processor that excessive, as I see it on my machine - even though it might not be the strongest hardware setup around. Maybe there are some performance tweaks that could be implemented.

My additional conclusion is, that also skins themselves can be responsible for some higher or lower processor load. I was discussing this with Victhor before, having similar performance issues on my machine with his Komodo X Touchscreen skin.

I just recently came accross the issue that in the library it's impossible to sort one fully tagged double-album in its correct song AND disk order at once. Currently it's just an either or, which is not ideal. Wacup should become smart enough to handle this as a music player and music library manager.

What I would expect is the option to sort like the following:
Song 1 - Disc 1
Song 2 - Disc 1
Song 3 - Disc 1
[all Songs] - Disc 1
Song 1 - Disc 2
Song 2 - Disc 2
Song 3 - Disc 2
[all Songs] - Disc 2

Preview Build Discussion / Rescan Library
« on: June 14, 2020, 01:26:10 PM »
There's a good chance, that I missed something, but I can't find the option to rescan the library in the WACUP preferences (v1.0.12.5586). Is this removed for some reason or is it still there somewhere?

Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Album Shuffle
« on: May 13, 2020, 03:03:28 PM »
Hope you didn't get me wrong, I do appreciate your suggestion. I just wanted to express my patience, that I'm willing to wait for something "more integrated". Besides that (and without trying) the separator-stuff sounded a bit too hand-crafted for my taste to achieve the goal. That's why and because I managed to listen to music without album shuffle for some ten years now, I'd prefer a decent built-in solution. Imploringly hoping that it will land in WACUP some day... ;)

Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Album Shuffle
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:33:16 PM »
It think I rather tried Album List 2 (

As I looked them up, I couldn't recall anything with seperators. So for me there's no need to visually mimic the same aproach as the Album Shuffle plug-in (

Wishlist / Feature Requests / Album Shuffle
« on: May 08, 2020, 10:30:26 AM »
My feature request is to have the ability to play all albums in the collection in their original track order (assuming the required tags are available), but in random order on album level. Regarding my personal way of listening to music, I would prefer an additional option to "randomize playlist", because I don't want to have double plays before all items are played once (in terms of the feature request, item equals "album"). There might be another way by just adding another "Shuffle" mode (which I would not favour, because it would allow "double-plays").

(Just for the record: This is just my personal taste and expectation on random/shuffle in general. I don't claim this being the correct "scientific definition" and thus please do not challenge the term random/shuffle and its "correct" behavior in here.)

Behavior for missing tags could be the following:
- No track number, but album tag available: Sort tracks randomly or by title (if available) or filename instead within the album scope.
- Album tag is missing: Just throw them in randomly between albums.

There is an old Album Shuffle Plug-in out in the wild, which I tried a while ago. Unfortunately this made Winamp crash quite often and the handling with aditional playlist-like windows wasn't quite comfortable to me.

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