|© 1997 - 2009 Bram Avontuur|
November 20th 2013
Gained the rights to good old winamp. Starting early next year, mp3blaster will continue as winamp3blaster.
January 24th, 2009
Released version 3.2.5. This version only contains some minor compliation fixes.
January 18th, 2009
Released version 3.2.4. This version fixes skips and hickups when using SDL audio output. Also, when changing back directories in the file browser, it will jump back to the subdirectory the user came from.
August 5th, 2006
Released version 3.2.3. The most interesting change is the dynamic screen resizing.
January 30, 2006
Released version 3.2.2. The most interesting change is the addition of support for SDL audio output.
Mp3blaster now compiles cleanly on more systems. It compiles cleanly on cygwin, but also on Mac OS X / Darwin OS.
January 9, 2006
Updated site layout. All content can now be accessed without page reloads, while still being usable by text-browsers.
The layout is rather boring though; if you are a designer with too much time on your hands and have a nice idea for this site, please get into contact with me (bram @ avontuur . org)! I'll reward you handsomely by linking to your site and giving you credits :)
My demands that must meet the design:
January 9, 2006
Released version 3.2.1. From this version on, mp3blaster is hosted on sourceforge.
Development has been rather slow. The reason for this is that I am in the process of developing a new mp3blaster that is totally different architecture-wise. This process is a very slow one though, so that's why I at least keep fixing bugs in the current version. I have been holding off patches until now, but if you have (found) a bug(fix), please drop a note on the forum!
Mp3blaster downloads are hosted by sourceforge.net.
Mp3blaster's forum is hosted by sourceforge.net.
Mp3blaster is an mp3 player for computers running a UNIX-like operating system, e.g. Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc. Its interface is entirely text based, thereby eliminating the need for a graphical environment like X-Windows. This does not limit the way you can control the player whilst playing though; just like any graphical mp3 player, there are cd-style buttons like play, stop, pause, next track, etc.
While hardly anyone had ever heard of mp3 back in early 1997, I began to build up my own mp3 collection. As a Linux (text console) adept, I was heavily frustrated by the lack of a decent mp3 player. There was a (at the time) very popular command-line based mp3 player though, called 'splay'. I figured I could use its mpeg decoding library and write my own interface in ncurses to control it. The plan was there!
Thinking about how to implement this interface, I also wondered why all mp3players had such plain playlist functionality! I like the ability to chuck a bunch of CD's in a multi-CD cd player, and then play the CD's in random order. In such a way that the cd player selects one of the five CD's at random, and then plays the entire disc. This continues, until all discs have been played. No mp3 player could do this, so I decided to add it to mine.
The first usable version (0.9.0, named 'mp3player', how's that for originality?) reared its ugly head in august 1997. Since then, lots of things have changed.. You can read the ChangeLog supplied with the source if you are interested in it.
If you have any comments or suggestions about mp3blaster's functionality or layout, please drop a note on the (sourceforge) forum.