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Software News   Software News : AMC v1.2 for AROS and AmigaOS4.x has been released!
   posted by Allanon on 5-Dec-2010 10:33:57 (6949 reads)
Hi All,
I'm proud to announce that AMC v1.2 has been released for AROS and for AmigaOS4.x systems.
AMC is the ultimate Media Center for all Amiga systems, available now for AROS and AmigaOS4.x, and in the coming days for MorphOS too.
It's designed to be remote friendly and simple for the final user, AMC is a commercial software but you can try a demo version (with unlimited trial time) before buying it, you can download the demo from the

AMC site.


Here are the main AMC features:
• Easy navigation model and remote friendly
• AMC uses MPlayer for audio and video playback so you will be able to play any media that MPlayer can handle.
• Unlimited favorites
• Unlimited playlists
• WebTV and WebRadio
• WebTV recording thanks to an integrated job scheduler, while you continue to enjoy your media
• Slideshow and FunnySlider to enjoy your pictures
• High configurability thanks to plain text configuration files
• AMC can be entirely skinned (themes)
• Powerfull PlugIn system to expand or even patch AMC
• Full access to the internal media databases
• TMDb (The Movie Database) integration
• ID3 tag reading of your MP3 files
• Easy organization and browsing through keywords
Please head to the AMC site for further details

At this link there is a dedicated forum where you can discuss about AMC features, suggestions, PlugIn development and Skinning of the interface, you are all invited to join, it's not restricted to registered user but it's open to all.
Suggestions and critics are always welcome, I wish that AMC would become *THE* media center for our beloved Amiga systems!

With this release has finally been completed the User Guide, it's included with the new packages or downloadable separately from the AMC site, this way interested people will be able to have a first impression even before downloading the program.

Since the v1.1 version has been fixed many bugs and here is what has been changed in details:
• KeyBindings was not saved correctly : FIXED
• In rare occasions, during the scan system procedure, AMC exited with a false "Out of Memory" error: FIXED
• Now the installer setup an icon for the AMC drawer
• Fixed a bug in the installer (buttons disabled when the installation window was closed)
• Added a video feedback when AMC is generating long menu items just to let the user know that AMC is still working.
• Fixed a bug in Audio CD section (OS4 version): ESC was not stopping PlayCDDA
• Fixed a bug in Audio CD section (OS4 version): AMC was throwing an error if the CD was not present
• Fixed the double "Audio CD not detected" message when the user is trying to play an audio CD but the CD is not present.
• Fixed a bug in the mounted volumes detection routine
• Fixed a bug in thumbnail drawer for non square thumbnails grid
• Fixed a bug in the Thumbnail generator, sometimes there was generated 1 pixel height thumbnails: FIXED
• Translated a missing string in the TMDb section
• Fixed a bug in the TMDb section caused by the missing translation string
• Fixed items count in category browser (in video section there were always counted two items less)
• Fixed a wrong behavious when in Image section and pressing the Home key to return to the main manu: sometimes the thumbnail frame wasn't removed after exiting the image section.
• Added support for 7ZipDec (OS4 version) to manage .app files (AMC PlugIn Pack)
• Fixed a bug in the Uninstall PlugIn function
• Fixed a couple of bugs in the Theme handler
• Added the command line parameter
-slowcpu 1
This switch is very usefull for computer with slow CPU like the SAM440ep, if you use this switch the following effects will be modified:
• • Menu RefreshFX = #REVEALLEFT instead of #CROSSFADE
• • Menu GoBackFX = #REVEALRIGHT instead of #CROSSFADE
• • Menu FXSpeed increased
• • Menu grouping value = 50 instead of 100
• • PhotoMode Size decreased by 50 pixel width and height
• • Photomode Rotation OFF
• • PhotoMode animation OFF
• • Audio Player FXSpeed increased
• • Progress bar update feedback decreased
• • FX update frequency increased
• • Help windows alpha channel disabled
• • Help windows animations disabled

• • Funny Slider will be launched at 800x600
This switch is available as ToolType too, it is set as (SETCPU=1) by default: disabled by default

• In the Slideshow configuration file (Slider in the theme folder), now you can specify a negative effect code: this way the slideshow will be less responsive but more smooth. Really usefull for light themes for slow CPU.

Seiya deserves a public "thank you" for his help in bug hunting and his feedback!



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Re: AMC v1.2 for AROS and AmigaOS4.x has been released!
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It is such a good feeling! Apple has Frontrow and to be honest the Amiga can now laugh about it : D...... next stop for the AMC Train is MorphOS....
Ian Gledhill has helped us for the first PlugIN.... a CDRipper which can also fetch the Informations via CDDB... coming soon.
Mason has send us also his first beta of a AmigaOS Mason Theme... the ball is rolling.

The AMC contest about translating the catalog is running endless... so if you can translate it to any not yet supported language you will get it for free. You have to be a member of the forum on www.a-mc.biz and the first comes first. It could be wise to post a information their that you are working on a translation. Otherwise people could unnecessary do double work... See for example the spanish and greek catalogs.


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I must admit that I tried to run the AmigaOS4.x version on my Pegasos II (G4, 1GHz, 1 GB RAM). To put it in kind words: It seems to wait for the X1000 (minimum!). Didn't bother to try it on my 667 MHz SAM440ep. BTW: Changing theme to MasonDefault doesn't work.


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Try it on my ua1c..is working,but not very fast..and some crash when play videos (mplayer)...


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Hi guys,
did you use the slow CPU flag?
-slowcpu 1
Description is in the news post.

Fabio has done it for his SAM533... If a G4 1GHZ is too slow i would say that the slowcpu flag should be the standard-option for AmigaOS until the X1000 is out.

To help us to fix problems i suggest to post on www.a-mc.biz as central place.

Last edited by phoenixkonsole on 05-Dec-2010 at 01:04 PM.
Last edited by phoenixkonsole on 05-Dec-2010 at 12:58 PM.


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Just try slowcpu 1 option but I dont see any big change..


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What exactly do you mean with slow? Slow cursor movement? Slow video playback?
I would really like to see if someone could make a Youtube clip showing the speed....
What Screenresolution do you use?


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By the way: I don't like my "startup-sequence" altered by *any* application install script! This is a no-go! If you really have something that should be started during boot please use the "user-startup" and communicate this to the user - and give him the chance to do it himself manually!


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I get an error when attempting to launch the program.

Image "Video.png" does not have an alpha channel!
File: ScuiLib_7(054).hws (current line: 13755 - In function: LoadBrush)


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Quote:

I must admit that I tried to run the AmigaOS4.x version on my Pegasos II (G4, 1GHz, 1 GB RAM). To put it in kind words: It seems to wait for the X1000 (minimum!). Didn't bother to try it on my 667 MHz SAM440ep. BTW: Changing theme to MasonDefault doesn't work.

OMG
I'm so sorry! Mason theme It's not finished and it should never ever be there!!!!

Please try the slowcpu flag from the command line or setting the ToolType to gain more speed.

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We are using the startup to secure that the WB is loaded before the Recorder scheduler, otherwise it won't work. Since AMC shall work on all systems and some startup-sequences differ + some people have tons of Partitions.... it is the way to go. On some systems it was the case that the user-startup was running parallel to the startup sequence which caused that some part where loaded before the needed systemfiles where..... The lines are marked and a backup of the Startup will be made... i see no problem.


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Quote:

I get an error when attempting to launch the program.

Image "Video.png" does not have an alpha channel!
File: ScuiLib_7(054).hws (current line: 13755 - In function: LoadBrush)

I'm investigating on this, another user has the same issue, can you send me the log file produced by AMC in the T: drawer?


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Quote:

By the way: I don't like my "startup-sequence" altered by *any* application install script! This is a no-go! If you really have something that should be started during boot please use the "user-startup" and communicate this to the user - and give him the chance to do it himself manually!

This is clearly explained in the manual but you are right, I should put a warning in the installer and let the user confirm the operation.


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We are using the startup to secure that the WB is loaded before the Recorder scheduler

Then put it into WBStartup. (And ask user first in installer.)

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We are using the startup to secure that the WB is loaded before the Recorder scheduler, otherwise it won't work. Since AMC shall work on all systems and some startup-sequences differ + some people have tons of Partitions.... it is the way to go. On some systems it was the case that the user-startup was running parallel to the startup sequence which caused that some part where loaded before the needed systemfiles where..... The lines are marked and a backup of the Startup will be made... i see no problem


Shouldnt you use WBStartup instead? It ensures the system has loaded completely.

If you alter Startup-Sequence:
a) changes will be lost when OS is updated and user has to reinstall your software
b) in MorphOS you wont find Startup-Sequence from SYS:S in but from SYS:MorphOS/S (or MOSSYS:S) instead, see reason a)


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WBStartup is the second best method if you want to use the same install script on all supported systems - for example my AmigaOS4.1 Update 2 systems don't have any WBStartup drawer! It's obsolete since the introduction of the WBStartup prefs program in SYS:Prefs.


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AMC starts here on AmigaOne G4 800MHz but the slow scrolling between the buttons is anoying, pity there is no mouse control. Also pressing key a bit too long results in ending up on wrong button, a quick press seems best. If the interface could be made faster in general it would be better. Other thing I noticed is volume names seem to have space before colon ie work : you then need to assign work: which is strange. There is nothing in the demo that makes me want to pay to find if other things work, sorry.

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AMC starts here on AmigaOne G4 800MHz but the slow scrolling between the buttons is anoying, pity there is no mouse control. Also pressing key a bit too long results in ending up on wrong button, a quick press seems best. If the interface could be made faster in general it would be better. Other thing I noticed is volume names seem to have space before colon ie work : you then need to assign work: which is strange. There is nothing in the demo that makes me want to pay to find if other things work, sorry.

Please load the theme with the text (LessFX) in it and you will have a better scrolling experience, if you have any other speed issues you can use the -slowcpu flag or the ToolType SLOWCPU=1

About the space problem I'm working on it (already fixed TBH but need to test on computer with problems because on my SAM440ep this things has never come out during my tests)

The main problem is that no-one reads guides, manuals or even the notes about possible slow performances in the docs drawer


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The main problem is that no-one reads guides, manuals or even the notes about possible slow performances in the docs drawer


Imho by default everything should be setuped to show as fast as possible work, and then, user can make it more heavy. Giving by default programm , and say "check readmes, to found why it slow for you" not so friendly for end uses (who of course lazy, and want just run and enjoy :) )


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@kas1e
well this i my thought now too. But only for the AmigaOS Version.


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well this i my thought now too. But only for the AmigaOS Version.

Yep, on x86 it will faster in any case :) Even the same 1ghz celeron with aros will faster than peg2 - 1ghz, just because of faster hw in general (not only cpu make sense, but also all those bus-speeds, ram, etc). Maybe if hollywood will add support of OpenGL , or any other HW accelerated stuff which will handle image drawing, etc, then it will works fast (should be) even on 600-700mhz sams.

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