LiquoricePlayer is made in 2 parts:
- The Core - Player, database, server for the WebUI (Written in C++)
The core is closed source at the moment. I haven't decided if it should be open source yet. Maybe later :)
I strive to keep the core small, efficient, portable, with no dependency to other libraries.
FMOD is currently used for playback. I choosed FMOD because it's ported to a lot of platforms and does a lot of things with little work.
The WebUI is where the most work will be done in the future.
It currently is the webpage (where you browse library/queue etc.), the browser panel, and the opera widget.
I hope that i'll sometime get time to add extension support.
C++ extensions might become reality too but has less priority.
Windows is the main development platform, but i regularly compile and test on Linux (and sometimes on MacOS). Writing installers & system integration on Linux isn't really my cup of tea, so help is welcome to get the first release ready.
To do - Highest priority (in no particular order)
- Filter improvements (limits and sort, cross referencing filters, combining several filters...)
- Drag'n'drop in the queue. Selecting multiple songs to add/remove from queue at the same time.
- Schedule actions. Makes it possible to f.ex. schedule scan during night, or start playing as a morning wakeup alarm!
- Rip CDs (and fetch track info)
- New view to browse albums by artwork.
- Possibility to do searches and see the result without changing the current filter
- Remote listening (will stream to browser, so any client can also be a listener end!)
- Possibility to add custom radio channels to the list
- List & search shoutcast radio channels
- More integration with the OS (associate file types, growl etc.)
- Save/manage custom playlists
- Custom tags
- Portable mode (startup flag so it can be installed on a movable drive, like a USB stick)
- Several Themes/skins
There are even more things on the to-do list, but LiquoricePlayer is developed on my spare time so i'll try to focus on the high priority list whenever i get time :)
This is not set in stone. Comments and suggestions are welcome! Any ideas of how to make LiquoricePlayer better? Contact me >>