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Mcool

#1 Post by I am Baas » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Mcool is a minimalist music player, light, transparent and seamless. Powered by Bass and BassVis. Support for light media library, lyrics, and visualization.
http://www.cnblogs.com/diystar/archive/ ... 67238.html

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Dl @ http://files.cnblogs.com/diystar/mcool.zip (light version available too @ http://files.cnblogs.com/diystar/mcoolite.rar)

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Re: Mcool 12.0.0.2960

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:16 pm

Looks interesting...


Here's the English translation of the website. Evidently supports visual effects.

Edit: evidently the link itself angered the BBcode Gods so you have to copy and paste the following thread:

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http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnblogs.com%2Fdiystar%2Farchive%2F2010%2F02%2F10%2F1667238.html&act=url
Also here's the softpedia link:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia ... cool.shtml

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Re: Mcool

#3 Post by I am Baas » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Mcool 13 [Code: flight] is available (Mcool 13.02 2012.12.10):
Fine-tune the progress bar size.
Previous changes:
13.01 -2012.10.15 Important update, the interface is a button: Click - Play/Pause, Hold Down - Next.

13.00 -2012.9.28 Adds Win8 mode option.
Dl at http://files.cnblogs.com/diystar/mcool.zip
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Re: Mcool

#4 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:12 pm

Mcool is still in development- the latest release is 13.0.0.3232.

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Re: Mcool

#5 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:34 am

smaragdus wrote:Mcool is still in development- the latest release is 13.0.0.3232.
Thanks smaragdus. I added Mcool to the database @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2699

I also noticed your (somewhat old) review on Softpedia / the developer Webpage. Feel free to make amendments to the entry.


Everyone else, please vote! :D

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Re: Mcool

#6 Post by smaragdus » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:35 pm

@I am Baas

Thanks for adding Mcool to the database. Mcool is not my favourite audio player but it might be very useful since it supports all common and some not so popular audio formats (the developer has added support even for TAK- Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor files) out of the box, in contrast with foobar2000 for example, which requires to download additional components even for playing a rather common format like APE (Monkey's Audio). In the past there were several skins but they have been removed. Yet the 'GUI' can be changed a bit- I will show how Mcool looks on my system:

http://postimg.org/image/pznykq11l/
http://postimg.org/image/dz2ijztmx/
http://postimg.org/image/gho7kofd5/

In my opinion Mcool is not very intuitive, its 'Options' menu is too small and doesn't look well and overall this player is not easy to handle but it is tiny, light, customizable, it offers some interesting features ('Side hide' for example) and its support for Cue Sheets (CUE) is excellent (which is an essential feature for me).

I guess that the users can add their own wallpapers in 'wallpaper' folder inside 'plugins' folder but I haven't tested that.

And yes, I voted for Mcool, which, in my opinion, deserves to be in the database. No doubt Mcool is not for everyone but it works fine, it's and is regularly updated.

P.S.

I have just discovered that the developer of Mcool has provided a separate download for Mcool wallpapers.

Support for OptimFROG (OFR) files has been added but the required 'dlls' are not included so they should be downloaded separately from Un4seen web-site (BASS_OFR).

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Re: Mcool

#7 Post by I am Baas » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:21 pm

Thanks smaragdus. I have updated the entry accordingly.

There are separate add-ons for Video plug-in, Winamp Milkdrop2 Visual Effects, Winamp Audio plug-ins, Lastfm DLL&SRC, have you tried any of those?
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Re: Mcool

#8 Post by smaragdus » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:50 am

I am Baas wrote:Thanks smaragdus. I have updated the entry accordingly.

There are separate add-ons for Video plug-in, Winamp Milkdrop2 Visual Effects, Winamp Audio plug-ins, Lastfm DLL&SRC, have you tried any of those?
No, I haven't. I will add a note about playing of OptimFROG (OFR) files, one needs to visit http://www.un4seen.com/, go to BASS->add-ons and download 'BASS_OFR 2.4.0.2', extract the archive and put 'OptimFROG.dll' in the same folder where is 'mcool.exe', while 'bass_ofr.dll' should be put in 'plugins' folder.

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Re: Mcool

#9 Post by smaragdus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:08 pm

Mcool version 16.0.0.3306 has been released, changes:
3306 -2015.11.16 Adds radio mode, and multi sound card support (test).

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Re: Mcool 12.0.0.2960

#10 Post by Midas » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:02 am

webfork wrote:Edit: evidently the link itself angered the BBcode Gods so you have to copy and paste the following thread:

http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... ml&act=url

Also here's the softpedia link:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia ... cool.shtml
  • It also works if you explicitly enclose URLs in BBcode [url] tags...

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Re: Mcool

#11 Post by Checker » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:00 am

smaragdus wrote:Mcool version 16.0.0.3306 has been released, changes:
3306 -2015.11.16 Adds radio mode, and multi sound card support (test).
Thanks ... and updated :wink:

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Re: Mcool

#12 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:01 pm

The developer of Mcool keeps to his favourite practice to release new versions with the same version number, quotations from readme.txt:
3308 -2015.11.28 歌词微调。Adds function of lyrics tuning.
3308 -2016.1.1 歌词微调(在选项>常规>鼠标手势里设置)。Adds function of lyrics tuning.

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