Audio Faucet?

Discussion in 'Developers Corner' started by briguymaine, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Dec 7, 2008 #101 of 118
    sgibbs33

    sgibbs33 New Member

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    I just installed Audio Faucet 1.5 20060326 on Vista Home Premium SP1 with iTunes 7.2.0.35 and I'm not having any problems. When I ran the AF installer (using a Windows ID with Administrator priveliges), Vista *did* prompt me to open up the built-in Windows Firewall. So you should be sure you didn't skip that step.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2008 #102 of 118
    sgibbs33

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    1. :up: Kudos to KC for continuing to check this forum thread. If he didn't pop in here every couple months, I would have given up on AudioFaucet years ago
    2. :up: I'm impressed that, since AF 1.5 came out in March 2006, there have been 23 new versions of iTunes, 7 new versions of Tivo software for my Series2 and 3 new versions for my TivoHD. AudioFaucet has worked with all of them
    3. :up: Audio Faucet looks better and is more full featured than Tivo's own HME applications (I've had problems with Tivo's Photos 2.0 for Series3 HD). Albeit, the AF UI is a bit sluggish on Series2.
    4. I wonder if KC and John couldn't make use of a third set of hands to move the code along? It's obvious they have a vested interest in the application and the code (nearly re-writing it from scratch since Mar 2006), but both have "day jobs", books to write, family, etc. They probably don't want to open-source it. But maybe a volunteer who could contribute without expectations of ownership and who wouldn't release code on their own? They've had private beta releases, maybe they could privately release (with non-disclosure agreement) to a private beta tester along with source code?

    It's been (another) 3 months since we've heard from the authors. KC, whaddya say? Is the next version still coming "soon"?
     
  3. f0gax

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    Please let me go on record again to request support for UNencrypted AAC support.

    Thank you.
     
  4. hunts

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  5. jlb

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    +1. No good for me without it.
     
  6. gadgets

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    First of all, I'd like to say how impressed I am with Audio Faucet. It's leaps and bounds better than the TiVo media server software. I don't know if bug reports are still being collected, but since I haven't seen this posted anywhere, I thought I'd bring it up:

    On some albums, I hear a loud pop or burst of static at the beginning of a song. I've burned cds to mp3 with EAC and the LAME encoder and the problem only shows up on certain albums. It's particularly bad with the Rent Original Cast Recording, and I'm wondering if it has anything to do with gapless playback. Audio Faucet is the only player that plays the static -- I don't hear it when playing directly from iTunes or on my iPhone.

    Also, I've noticed that Audio Faucet doesn't seem to display the tracks for multi-disc albums correctly. It just orders the songs based on track number, ignoring disc number.
     
  7. pagehite

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    Happy Anniversary!! It's been THREE FRICKING YEARS since the last update to Audio Faucet.
     
  8. SafariKC

    SafariKC Weeeeeeeeeeee

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    Yeah.. it's been quite a while.. We're so happy that many folks are still happily using AF, and care enough about it continuing to move forward to keep this thread alive.

    We've got some cool stuff built for AF 2.0 .. and we've got so very little left to do to get it out the door... but unfortunately time hasn't been that freely available to finish it up. Finishing touches and attention to detail mean everything to John and I.

    We look forward to getting the next version out as much as you guys do.

    Thanks
    KC
     
  9. May 7, 2009 #109 of 118
    briguymaine

    briguymaine Visual Assault Cmdr.

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    no kidding. I started this thread and just checked back in the dev forum and shocked to see it's still here, amazing! it's a testament to good software keeping people's interest.

    Here's a request, I just got a ReadyNas duo and I'd love to see audiofaucet as an addon. No hurry on this ;-)
     
  10. May 8, 2009 #110 of 118
    SafariKC

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    Hey Bri,

    Good to hear from ya!

    We don't have a ReadyNAS around.. but earlier this year we grabbed a Drobo for all our data needs I'm curious about that platform as well. I've also got a PogoPlug here as well that i've been playing with.... The challenge for all of these i think is to get AF ported over to a headless Linux implementation.. Maybe someday :) First i wanna finish off the final bitz for AF 2.0 for Win/Mac.
     
  11. CuriousMark

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    There are many NASes that this would be good on. I have a Linkstation Live that already has a DLNA server on it. AF would fit there like a glove. The ARM processor even has hardware acceleration of Jave built-in, but unfortunately only for an old version of Java.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2009 #112 of 118
    DrLivingstone

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    Hi KC, I just ran across this app - love it! - and am encouraged to see that you're still trying to get 2.0 out. I wanted to bring a Vista system tray issue to your attention, if you're not already aware of it. (I just posted this on another thread too, so apologies for posting it both places - but wasn't sure which one you'd see first.)

    I just installed v1.5PR on my Vista laptop (Vista Home Premium SP1) and the only obvious problem is that the system tray menu is skewed way right, so that only one letter of each system tray command is showing - S in bold (which opens the Preferences dialog), H (which takes you to the DigitalDroplet.net web site), A (which opens the About dialog), and E (which exits).

    The amount of right skew appears to be almost exactly the width of the AudioFaucet logo that's part of the pop-up when you right-click the system tray icon. So if the system tray pop-up menu part of this can't be fixed, I'm guessing an easy workaround would be to remove that logo (or make it very small, say 1x1 pixels). I looked at the icon resources in audiofaucet.exe and tray.dll, but neither one has this logo in it - so perhaps it's in one of the JAR files...?
     
  13. DrLivingstone

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    I did a bit more poking around and found the offending graphic that causes the system tray menu command to skew way right. It is winlabel.png, in the af.jar file. As a test, I cropped winlabel.png to 1x1 pixels and updated it in af.jar (it shows up 2 places), then started AudioFaucet. The system tray menu now displays properly - alas, without the AudioFaucet logo, but I'd rather see the commands in full! :)

    See attached screen shots for before and after.
     

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  14. pagehite

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    It's Been Over Four Freakin' Years With No Updates For Audio Faucet. They Keep Typing Cute Messages, But They Don't Do Anything. Please Give It To Someone Willing To Work On It.
     
  15. f0gax

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    I have to agree with Pagehite...

    Guys, you made a great little app. But for those of us that loved it and wanted so very bad for it to flourish the 100% lack of progress has been disappointing to say the least.

    I know that life and work become busy. And I am surely no developer. But, at some point the community needs to be told "we're done, app dead" or "we don't have the time, source available for download".

    I appreciate that you brought this app to the community. I just wish it had been able to become the pre-eminent audio streamer for TiVo instead of abandonware.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2010 #116 of 118
    jeepguy_1980

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  17. f0gax

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    18 months ago we heard "We've got some cool stuff built for AF 2.0 .. and we've got so very little left to do to get it out the door".

    Can you guys just release it to the community already? There are probably plenty of people on this forum with enough bandwidth to get that "very little left" done.

    At this point I'm not sure what I'll see first; Audio Faucet 2 or Duke Nukem Forever :)
     
  18. rrr22777

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