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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:33 pm 

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VirtualBox supports seamless integration natively now (since version 1.5.2).
(meaning you can have Albumplayer playing in its own window on the Linux desktop)
Setup is easy and quick, this is a big step forward!
Still a bug with compiz (the eye-candy stuff), so turn it off for this feature.
(I'm sure we see coming releases with a fix)

Kind regards,

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Well running AP in a virtual machine on linux doesn't really make it a linux application.
I tried to run AP through Wine wich is a runtime environment for linux that makes it possible to run windows programs on linux.

however Wine has a big problem with the access-connections within AP.
Is there any chance of AP swithching to different database program.. maybe sqlite or other sql program?


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No, not at this moment. Also nothing planned. I see the advantage to connect any database, but too many other things planned currently.


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mcp_dk wrote:
Well running AP in a virtual machine on linux doesn't really make it a linux application.
I tried to run AP through Wine wich is a runtime environment for linux that makes it possible to run windows programs on linux.

however Wine has a big problem with the access-connections within AP.
Is there any chance of AP swithching to different database program.. maybe sqlite or other sql program?


You can play Albumplayer in Crossover for Wine,
There's a download trial here:
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/download_trial/
Follow the steps in the database
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=3220;tips=1
It will run, but with issues.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:57 am 

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Adri wrote:
mcp_dk wrote:
Well running AP in a virtual machine on linux doesn't really make it a linux application.
I tried to run AP through Wine wich is a runtime environment for linux that makes it possible to run windows programs on linux.

however Wine has a big problem with the access-connections within AP.
Is there any chance of AP swithching to different database program.. maybe sqlite or other sql program?


You can play Albumplayer in Crossover for Wine,
There's a download trial here:
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/download_trial/
Follow the steps in the database
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=3220;tips=1
It will run, but with issues.


Nice. I will try some of the recommend settings in Wine. Since Wine and Crossover is heavyli interacted it may work.


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Nice. I will try some of the recommend settings in Wine. Since Wine and Crossover is heavyli interacted it may work.


Let me know if you get it working. I tried but don't get jet40 installed properly in the latest wine version, resulting in ole errors.
Perhaps an older wine version does work..
Good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:37 pm 

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Howdee!

Latest news on the Linux and Mac WINE front!
Albumplayer play's on WINE!!!

Albumplayer is running on wine stable since version 1.1.25
We still have a bug concerning opening the internet browser, but this is a good start.
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=9949

Also the Crossover for Linux version 8.0, is a big step forward.
There's only one issue left concerning minimizing/maximizing the window, for the rest it's perfect!
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=3220

Overall the Crossover experience is the better one, but if you want to try Albumplayer on Wine go ahead it's free. Just keep in mind the browser calls from whitin Albumplayer don't respond yet.

I don't have a Mac, but it would be nice to hear any Mac experience with Wine or Crossover, please post your experiences.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:23 pm 

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Hi!
A little update for version 5.1

The bad news is AP 5.1 is making AP run slower compared to 5.0, due to the new graphical engine.
The good news is, AP is running well on WINE
I believe it's faster then crossover, it's still slower then 5.0, but not too bad
Anyway it's well playable.

We will hopefully see a working DIB engine in WINE soon,
this will improve speed, just like it does on Windows
Keep fingers crossed :wink:

The browser issue is solved, it does open a wine browser now.
no reason not to try WINE
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=9949



Try a bottle
Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Adri wrote:
The bad news is AP 5.1 is making AP run slower compared to 5.0, due to the new graphical engine.


I want to make clear for other users that this is only the case for linux. For windows users the opposite is true.


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Adri wrote:
Hi, again

I tried a new setup for Albumplayer in "Crossover for Linux" and have it working this time!
It installs & plays just like it's on Windows.

There is however one disturbing bug spoiling all the fun.
The main albumplayer window stays on top of every other window.
It doesn't want to go into the background.
This is also with other albumplayer windows like collection-editor.
So if you start collection editor, it stays behind the main albumplayer-window.
With other programs the same thing is happening. The main Albumplayer-window stays in front.

Peter, I have the feeling this is an Albumplayer specific problem because other windows programs do not react like this.
So I have to ask you one more time to have a look.
If you can fix this, then we have Albumplayer available for Linux & Mac!

Albumplayer plays well otherwise with default settings, I haven't seen anything strange yet (but did not test all albumplayer features so far).
This setup takes lesser resources in comparison to the Virtual Machine solutions described before, no need to load the Windows OS anymore.

The setup instructions;
Install Crossover for Linux or Mac (tested in Linux)
Create a "Windows 98 bottle"
*Install windows media player 6.4
*Install ms internet explorer 6 sp1+ internet tools
*Install (core) fonts
Install ms data access components 2.1
( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=nl )
Install Albumplayer (4.9d)
(* automatic download & install in crossover)

For detailed instructions, screens etc. look (later) on; http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibilit ... pp_id=3220

You can try a Wine ( http://www.winehq.org/ ) setup too if you dare or just don't want to pay for Crossover.
Almost there..
cheers! :lol:

Adri


this is interesting!
I want to make a cheap-standalone AP computer, so running it on Linux would be quite interesting.
So if I buy a €37,- licence for Crossover, I can use AP with no licence-issues for as long as I want? :O

a bit off-topic, but does anyone know the minimum hardware requirements for running AP+crossover+linux?


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This is interesting!
I want to make a cheap-standalone AP computer, so running it on Linux would be quite interesting.
So if I buy a €37,- licence for Crossover, I can use AP with no licence-issues for as long as I want? :O

a bit off-topic, but does anyone know the minimum hardware requirements for running AP+crossover+linux?



You don't need a crossover license, it plays well on WINE.
WINE is free to use and there's a good how-to for the installation procedure, see: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=9949

I can play AlbumPlayer with WINE on my Asus EEEpc 900.


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Has anyone had any trouble with the need for the .NET framework 2.0? I can't seem to get it to install - is it strictly required?

Thanks.


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You need it for Amazon cover lookup only at this moment. Might also be necesary in future for other purposes.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:32 pm 

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Hello everybody,
hereby the latest & greatest news for running Albumplayer on Linux & WINE.
A year has passed and this time I have only good news.

Wine currently landed in stable version 1.2.
The benefits are that it now runs the .NET framework 2.0 correctly & stable for AlbumPlayer 5.2, this means Amazon cover lookup is now also working under WINE! (Yeah!)

Other great news is that there is a working (commercial) version of WINE wich uses the speedy advantage for the new graphical engine in Albumplayer (since version 5.1)
In WINE this is called the DIB engine, and it is available in Bordeaux for Linux or MAC.

This will cost you a little bit of money, but if your running Albumplayer on WINE it is the best thing you can buy. It will speed up Albumplayer in a way that it was designed for, very fast & responsive!
You can wait until the DIB engine will be included in WINE but this is not expected to happen very soon.


Now for those of you that want to try this, the following notes:

First of all the DIB engine wil only run in the root of .wine, in other environments I had no success.
So to install this get your copy of Bordeaux here: http://bordeauxgroup.com/ ,then install AlbumPlayer in the root of wine (.wine)
If you look at the how-to instructions here: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... &iId=20829
the only thing you need to change is to leave this part of the command: 'env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap5x'

So you get:
sh winetricks allfonts mdac28 jet40 msxml4 directx9 ie6 wininet dotnet20
wine '/path/to/albumplayer_setup5x.exe' (install AlbumPlayer V5.x)
etc/etc (assuming winetricks & wine1.2 is installed)

Once your installation is finished you start Albumplayer like this in the terminal:

export WINEDIB=ON
/opt/bordeaux/bin/wine "C:\Program Files\AlbumPlayer\AlbumPlayer.exe"

:o :o :o :lol:

Till next time, enjoy the music & enjoy the best music player of all, Albumplayer!

Best wishes,

Adri
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Thank you always for your updates on using AP on the linux platform. :)


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