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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by AMIGASYSTEM on December 01, 2021, 01:17:43 AM »

Wow! Playing Midi Files sounds great. I'd like to try it.  :)


I enclose a video that shows first how Multiview plays a Midi File via Hardware (Emulated), the second Player instead DaPlayer plays the Midi File via Software (Timidity).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bVbITs1XHwTZ9oeheaTLiGVVBJgk1q5Y/view
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by miker1264 on December 01, 2021, 01:04:50 AM »
Yes I tried the conversion, what seemed strange to me was that MysticView, LowView and PicShow had no problem showing the image, of course these viewers do not use the Datatypes, they have an internal coder.

Today I downloaded from aminet the midi.datatypes and with your Multiview I played a midi file, I will explain how I did it in the News that I will make tomorrow on AROS One 68k.

Of course with Multiview to play Midi files it is necessary to have a Hardware support, on AROS One 68k it works also via software with Timidity, instead Players that use GMPlay do not work.

Wow! Playing Midi Files sounds great. I'd like to try it.  :)

With a MIDI Datatype for 68k maybe DTConvertGUI can convert Midi Files to Wave Files?

I'm writing code for a MultiView Settings File to contain information about viewmodes for pictures and for ToolTypes. You can write them in the text file rather than in the MVIcon.
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by AMIGASYSTEM on December 01, 2021, 12:59:24 AM »
Yes I tried the conversion, what seemed strange to me was that MysticView, LowView and PicShow had no problem showing the image, of course these viewers do not use the Datatypes, they have an internal coder.

Today I downloaded from aminet the midi.datatypes and with your Multiview I played a midi file, I will explain how I did it in the News that I will make tomorrow on AROS One 68k.

Of course with Multiview to play Midi files it is necessary to have a Hardware support, on AROS One 68k it works also via software with Timidity, instead Players that use GMPlay do not work.
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by miker1264 on November 30, 2021, 11:56:19 PM »
I think it's a more qualitative IFF, strange though that all the other AROS and OS3 viewers don't have problems to show it  :o

I opened it in MultiView 1.8 on Icaros x86_64. It seems valid but there was no pixel data. So I did Save As IFF so MultiView recreated the file.

In the BMHD the value for Masking was set to 2 which is invalid for diplay purposes. Open it in MultiView and choose Save As IFF. When MultiView recreates the ILBM it sets Masking to 0. Then it is a valid ILBM file.  ;)

Our ILBM Datatype doesn't do error checking for Masking or Transparency. It expects the values to be correct.
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by AMIGASYSTEM on November 30, 2021, 11:37:55 PM »
I think it's a more qualitative IFF, strange though that all the other AROS and OS3 viewers don't have problems to show it  :o
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by miker1264 on November 30, 2021, 11:32:59 PM »
Great Miker, have you tried to open with Multiview the IFF image posted above !

I'm working on that now. I will use a Hex Editor.
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by AMIGASYSTEM on November 30, 2021, 11:28:09 PM »
Great Miker, have you tried to open with Multiview the IFF image posted above !
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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by miker1264 on November 30, 2021, 11:13:44 PM »
Now that I added WinResize to MultiView I'm pleased to say Picture > Reset Size works to reset to original size.

In addition Window > Maximize & Normal also work. Minimize will be the same as Iconify.

The MultiView 1.8 updates are almost done.  :)

At this point MultiView needs a Settings File. There is a Settings Menu with an option to save definitions. I'll use that and write a function on startup to look for the "mvsettings" text file in the app directory. If it is found the settings file overrides some settings in MultiView such as Viewmode=TopLeft or Centered. You can also add more ToolTypes than are stored in MVIcon.

The settings file may eventually become a more permanent MultiView Prefs where the user can change the values there.

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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by AMIGASYSTEM on November 30, 2021, 08:58:42 PM »
Oops! I try to denote 68k, x86 or x86_64. I'll make it clear what it is in the zip title rather than simply posting the binary. Sorry.
Thank you Miker! That's good too

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Icaros Desktop / Re: Newest MultiView
« Last post by miker1264 on November 30, 2021, 07:57:49 PM »
There seem to be more MultiView Resize Issues that have never been fixed. MultiView is so central to everything related to AROS so I'm not sure why these things have been ignored for so long.

Datatypes are another area of AROS that hasn't received attention over the years. But they are central to AROS operation.

So the new problem is like this. After resizing a window with the Resize Gadget then choosing Picture > Reset Size the image resets to original size but the window remains the same size! So we need a new function "WinResize" that accepts one of two values "min" or "max". If "min" the window resets to original size. But "max" is reserved for the Window > Maximize Menu Option.

There is another Resize Issue such that again using the Resize Gadget then thereafter using Project > Open then MultiView tries to maximize the window and it's contents when it should be set to its original size instead before opening. But it can be fixed.