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Display problems
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:12:16 pm »
I have a widescreen monitor and was trying out some of the other skins. But they are all cut off from the top and bottom. The default skin works fine. I tried changing the MonitorAspectRatio to 1.7 and 1.6 but nothing works.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 04:22:58 pm »
The default skin is specifically designed with excess background for these situations.  The CD skins, on the other hand, don't fare as well on widescreen.

There is a widescreen-specific CD skin (cd6-1-ws.skn) that may work better for you.  You may also want to try setting the FixedDimensio n setting in jukebox.ini; if your top and bottom are cut off, setting FixedDimension=Height will letterbox the skin.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 04:31:07 pm »
Thank you for your quick response. I just tried the ws screen but the text is very small. I tried the Heigth suggestion and that worked great with the cdbox2a skin.

I have a couple of more questions. What are the minimum system requirements for DWJ? I'm using XP.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 04:38:52 pm »
Thank you for your quick response. I just tried the ws screen but the text is very small. I tried the Heigth suggestion and that worked great with the cdbox2a skin.

I have a couple of more questions. What are the minimum system requirements for DWJ? I'm using XP.
Hard to say, really.  My low-end test box for XP is a K62-400, but it may be able to go lower than that.  If you can get XP running well you should be able to get the juke running well.  I have heard of WinCab running on a Pentium 166, but that was probably on Windows 98.  DOSCab is reported to work on a Pentium 90, and I've tested it on a Pentium 133.

Classic skins are easier to run than CD skins, as CD skins are constantly hitting the hard drive for art, which could make the music stutter on a low end system with a slow hard drive.  Usually when I see a performance issue it's because large cover art files are used; cover art images should be kept under 100kb in size to avoid performance issues.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 04:45:36 pm »
Thank you for the performance tips. Have any more? I plan on using something like a 400mhz celeron. I'll reduce the size of my album jpg's to start. I can live without the animations but not without the album art. I wanted to use it with a touch screen monitor that is 7 or 8 inches. I'll take a look at some of the other cd skins to see if one of them has bigger buttons.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 04:48:51 pm »
I can modify a skin for you if the buttons aren't what you need.  Certainly few of the out of the box skins are going to be usable on such a small screen.  Going in your car, I take it?
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Re: Display problems
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 05:30:11 pm »
Actually no. I just want to build a small jukebox. I live in a very small apartment and wan't to keep the size as small as possible (when time permits.. ;D). The cdbox2a looks like it would work with bigger font and number pad. I'm not to sure about the 4cd view though. Maybe 2 would work better?

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 01:54:20 am »
Did you try cddrd.skn?
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Re: Display problems
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 03:19:03 pm »
I'ts almost perfect. The only problem I see is that the font is too small. Wouldn't it be better if the albums were to the side instead of on top? That way you could increase the font.

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Re: Display problems
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008, 03:48:51 pm »
I'ts almost perfect. The only problem I see is that the font is too small. Wouldn't it be better if the albums were to the side instead of on top? That way you could increase the font.
What is the actual aspect ratio of your screen?  I think I can whip up something useful here.

Here's a quick horizontal version with larger fonts.. but if I know your aspect ratio I can stretch it to use all the space.

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EDIT: Added the skin file as a .ZIP
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Re: Display problems
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 04:19:16 pm »
Those small lcd screens are 16:9 but it would be nice to have both aspect ratios just in case.  ;D
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