Microfi Nitrogen 0.3.2 (Feb 22, 2009)
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Writing, designing and testing Nitrogen takes me time and efforts.
So, if you use it and like it, please donate and support future versions development!
~~ Nitrogen for Windows Mobile 5 ~~
~~ Nitrogen for Windows Mobile 6 ~~
Notice: if you use a device with different resolution (e.g. 320x320), update the skin with a compatible one from the skins page.
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~~ Skin toolbox for Nitrogen 0.3 (Win32) 1.0.0 ~~
~~ Source code (Visual Studio 2005 solution) ~~
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Microfi Nitrogen is a native Windows Mobile application (unmanaged code) that allows you to play MP3/OGG songs stored on your Pocket PC device.
It features a file browser, full skin support, "Shuffle" and "Repeat" modes, a 10-band equalizer with preset support, a built-in sleep mode and a command to blank screen to prevent energy waste while playing music. Nitrogen uses the MAD decoder, which is opensource. As the official releases of MAD for Pocket PC seem to be discontinued, Nitrogen uses the libraries from an opensource player (GSPlayer).
Nitrogen was build due to the lack of finger-friendly players for Pocket PC (you have to use stylus even for simple tasks). It features large buttons and you can browse among your playlist by drawing circles on the screen (tapping in the appropriate space). In future releases the program will be expected to have other extensions support and more features, but such things are still being tested to ensure stability and efficiency.
Notice: Nitrogen is still a beta release! This means that you might find bugs and a few glitches. Please feel free to post your feedback. Also, expect to see several updates shortly, so watch this post!
:: High-quality MP3 playback with MAD decoder;
:: High-quality OGG playback with OVD decoder;
:: Intuitive and customizable user interface with full skin support;
:: 10-band equalizer with preset support;
:: Large buttons that makes it easy to perform common tasks without stylus;
:: File browser that scans directories to make playlists;
:: "Shuffle" and "Repeat" modes;
:: Adjustable sleep timer;
:: Amazingly fast to load and to play;
:: Command to blank screen while playing to save energy;
:: Native C++ code: no need for .NET frameworks;
:: Extremely lightweight: less than 2mb of storage, around 1.5mb of RAM;
:: Saves the settings in a separate file - does not fill the registry with useless data;
:: Ability to create custom playlists from different directories;
...and much more!
Thanks to the developers of
- MAD library for Pocket PC (Underbit Technologies), that provided a rich and easy to use API for MP3 playback.
- GSPlayer (GreenSoftware), that showed me how to use the MAD library.
... and thanks to the beta testers that kindly post their feedback to help the improvement of the program!
:: (DONE!) File association (MP3, OGG);
:: (DONE!) Kinetic scrolling (haptic feedback, or something like this);
:: (IN PROGRESS) Track fast-forward and rewind;
:: (For developers) Control Nitrogen with Windows messages;
:: Improve playlists;
:: In-call bugfixes;
:: Resume playback after you restart the program;
:: Block ALL keys while display is off;
:: Multilanguage support;
:: Customize hardware keys;
:: Auto display off;
Artistic minds: Download the skin toolbox, design your skins and post them in the skins page!