amaroKer

Karamba & Superkaramba

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5.0
Description:

superkaramba theme for displaying info and control of amarok player.

Pixmaps based on:

-Golden Player Icons from striker
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=23129

-amarokControl from myak : http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=11498

-roKy the amaroK wolf from theobroma : http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=18774

-Super AmaroK Desktop
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=20340
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Last changelog:

12 years ago

(2005-06-15)
- Modified the script, now with new options: change progress bars, backgrounds, fonts, colors, (...), and effects. No more having to load multiple themes
- Case theme is now resizable.
- Cleaned up changelog.
(2005-08-22)
- Added "animations".
- Added more artwork.
- Removed some bugs.
(2005-09-07)
- Case theme can now show information on mouse over, or hide it.
- Added more artwork
- Long titles now scroll
- Removed bug that made text shadows display wrong on superkaramba 0.37
- Removed more bugs
(2005-09-18)
- Added skz version for superKaramba 0.37
- Added more backgrounds and buttonsets
- Added volume control display to amaroKerCase (optional)
- Added amaroK song rating display to amaroKerCase script (optional)
- Modifications on script, now it is faster and can detect if amarok is not playing or paused.

(2007-12-21)

- Re-written of great part of the code;
- Added configuration window (available with PyQT);
- Merged both scripts (no need to rename script in order to use another interface no more);
- Added 10 band Equalizer;
- Uses allot less system resources now (done by using dcopext);
- Support for displaying stream infos is now available;
- Added support for multiple languages and different encodings;
- Added star rating to amaroKer;
- Added bitrate display to amaroKer;
- Added option to show minimal buttons to amaroKer;
- Added option of hiding cover to amaroKer (small controller is shown when no cover is present);
- Added popinfo menus with complete song information to amaroKer (accessible by clicking on the cover);
- amaroKer is now resizable too;
- Vinyl is back (amaroKerCase);
- Configurable drop-shadows (amaroKer);
- Every information displayed can now be toggled;
- Modified text effects;
- Added "star effects";
- Added and modified some artwork;
- Fixed some bugs, created new ones in the process;

(2008-01-08)
- Added volume control to amaroKer (activates on scroll over the applet);
- Fixed packaging issue;
- Fixed some unicode issues;
- Fixed config window not loading issue;
- Fixed other minor bugs;

(2008-04-10)
- Multiple bug corrections;
- Star rating can now show score or rating;
- SDK scripts fixed.

(2008-07-11)
- Multiple bugfixes.

(2008-09-17)
- Mutiple bugfixes.

(2008-09-18)
- Fixed bug that was making superkaramba crash on 64bit systems (scrolling of text will not be available on these systems).

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Lechio

13 years ago

Sorry. Link now up.

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infinity

14 years ago

I find it to be a nice theme to run, and it works pretty smoothly for me. I do have one small issue though, that seems to be connected to your theme. I'm using amaroKer simple, black theme, and using this theme, as opposed to others (supermonitor, liquid-weather, etc), superkaramba seems to leak memory (somewhat slowly). After several days or so, superkaramba's memory usage goes from maybe 50mb, to 300+mb used. Any ideas surrounding the issue? I'm using - Qt:3.3.6, KDE: 3.5.2, SuperKaramba: 0.39

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Lechio

13 years ago

Now it uses less system resources.

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tphman

15 years ago

dcop won't access amarok when using dcop amaroker

How can I get this fixed. I really like amaroker, it looks great!

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Lechio

13 years ago

Try this new version.

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burkina

15 years ago

Ciao,

I noticed that all the information on current tracks are not updated in amaroker whan you listen to a Radio Stream.
This seems strange, because in Amarok such information is given (author, name of the track...). Only the elapsed time is shown.
Moreover, it would be nice to include a 'cover' for each station, but this is probably something which would be better done in Amarok itself.

Thanks!

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Lechio

13 years ago

Should be fixed now.

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Lechio

15 years ago

Yap it has that problem with stream media.
Will try and correct it.

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Kormac

15 years ago

I really like this applet, but I'm not sure if I'm pleased with the new blinking text saying that "amaroK is not playing". This is slightly distracting, and it is similar to important notifications for events in the taskbar. I think blinking text to say in effect that nothing is happening is sort of a bad idea (unless perhaps for pause-mode rather than full stop).

Other than that, I love it, and it has lived on my desktop for several versions now.

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Lechio

15 years ago

That will be corrected on next release. Animations on text will be optional.

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fixxxer

15 years ago

Change the .skz file to a zip, extract it, and open up amaroKer.py. Then search for and comment out the following two lines:

if (pausing != "1"):
karamba.moveText(widget, pausedText,artistTextpos1X - 1000, artistTextpos1Y - 1000)

Then either re-compress and rename to a .skz file or just leave in a folder and open the amaroKer.theme file with SuperKaramba.

Ok that's a hack fix, but now you will find the text stays on permanantly! :)

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Lechio

13 years ago

Now corrected

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fryem720

15 years ago

Change the background to "Blank." You won't see amaroKer until you mouse over it. Goodbye flashing text.

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Psifidotos

15 years ago

My friend this applet it's fantastic but I have a small problem, the applet doesn't show greek characters they are like chinese, i think that i have to change the codepage of the font to iso8859-7 but the program doesn't give me a way to do it. Thank you a lot for your time, it's fantastic program.... My linux system is fully functional in Greek characters in all the other programs...

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Lechio

13 years ago

That one should now be fixed with this new release.

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Lechio

15 years ago

Will try to fix that one and other issues with next release.

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ChrisFritz

15 years ago

This was easy to fix for me. (I own many Japanese CDs, so the lack of Unicode support prevented me from enjoying amaroKer). I edited amaroKer.py in two places. In the top area of the updateTitle() and updateArtist() functions, I added:

text = unicode(text,'utf-8')

Now Unicode is supported =D (This is for the "amaroKer.theme" since I don't use the "amaroKerCase.theme".)

If anyone is impatient for Unicode support, now you don't have to wait =)

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ogetbilo

15 years ago

I always admired your artwork buddy. Keep on the good work!

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Mamonetti

15 years ago

hey, i customized another amarok controller for superkaramba, and i added two buttons for setting the volume up and down.. don't you like it? maybe should be also added to amaroker?

hope u like it

regards :D

P.D.: nice theme, congrats :D

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Lechio

15 years ago

Tank you for that.
Just added the volume display to the second script.
Volume control can also be done on both themes with the mouse scroll buttons.

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chareos

15 years ago

As I wrote for many others, I'd prefer just prev, play/pause, next buttons.

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Lechio

15 years ago

Will try and put some option to acompplish that on a next release.
Tank you for yor comment.

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blaine

15 years ago

I wanted to know where to get the beautiful wheat field & trees wallpaper. I really like that.

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Lechio

15 years ago

It's called mixed up World done by westart.
Available at deviantArt for download:
http://www.deviantart.com/view/8990855/

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OneWingedAngel

15 years ago

I really like this theme. However, there seems to be a problem displaying non-latin text (I have quite a huge J-pop section in my music collection, and the titles are coming out as mojibake).
Would you be able to make it Unicode-friendly (or is it a Karamba bug?).

Ps. with the amount of themes present, it might be a good idea to add a config dialog, instead of having them all as separate themes.

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12 years ago

(2005-06-15)
- Modified the script, now with new options: change progress bars, backgrounds, fonts, colors, (...), and effects. No more having to load multiple themes
- Case theme is now resizable.
- Cleaned up changelog.
(2005-08-22)
- Added "animations".
- Added more artwork.
- Removed some bugs.
(2005-09-07)
- Case theme can now show information on mouse over, or hide it.
- Added more artwork
- Long titles now scroll
- Removed bug that made text shadows display wrong on superkaramba 0.37
- Removed more bugs
(2005-09-18)
- Added skz version for superKaramba 0.37
- Added more backgrounds and buttonsets
- Added volume control display to amaroKerCase (optional)
- Added amaroK song rating display to amaroKerCase script (optional)
- Modifications on script, now it is faster and can detect if amarok is not playing or paused.

(2007-12-21)

- Re-written of great part of the code;
- Added configuration window (available with PyQT);
- Merged both scripts (no need to rename script in order to use another interface no more);
- Added 10 band Equalizer;
- Uses allot less system resources now (done by using dcopext);
- Support for displaying stream infos is now available;
- Added support for multiple languages and different encodings;
- Added star rating to amaroKer;
- Added bitrate display to amaroKer;
- Added option to show minimal buttons to amaroKer;
- Added option of hiding cover to amaroKer (small controller is shown when no cover is present);
- Added popinfo menus with complete song information to amaroKer (accessible by clicking on the cover);
- amaroKer is now resizable too;
- Vinyl is back (amaroKerCase);
- Configurable drop-shadows (amaroKer);
- Every information displayed can now be toggled;
- Modified text effects;
- Added "star effects";
- Added and modified some artwork;
- Fixed some bugs, created new ones in the process;

(2008-01-08)
- Added volume control to amaroKer (activates on scroll over the applet);
- Fixed packaging issue;
- Fixed some unicode issues;
- Fixed config window not loading issue;
- Fixed other minor bugs;

(2008-04-10)
- Multiple bug corrections;
- Star rating can now show score or rating;
- SDK scripts fixed.

(2008-07-11)
- Multiple bugfixes.

(2008-09-17)
- Mutiple bugfixes.

(2008-09-18)
- Fixed bug that was making superkaramba crash on 64bit systems (scrolling of text will not be available on these systems).

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