I really like the existing theme Rockflow but I always felt a kind of disappointed because it was only fake with the sliding albums.
But now something has happened: one of the busy guys of the rockbox crew made it possible to switch between the pictureflow plugin and the WPS screen. Therefor a new hotkey feature is activated which couldn't be used for the D2 in the past.
So if you like to change rockbox's browsing feature from the old list view to the visual sliding of pictureflow, you have to do some configuration and use my theme or any other adapted theme.
Step 1 - Configure the Hotkey:
Go into the settings of rockbox and set the following parameter:
Settings-General Settings-Hotkey-WPS Hotkey -> PictureFlow
Step 2 - Configure the PictureFlow Plugin:
2.1) Start the Plugin: Plugins-Demos-pictureflow
2.2) Maybe you're getting the following warning: "No Albums found. Please enable database. Press any botton to continue." Then press any button and you get the message "Plugin returned error". Go back to the rockbox menu and go to database. Then it's said "Database is not ready - initialize now" then you press the upper (hardware) menu button and the database will be generated and you have to reboot your D2 and repeat step 2.1.
2.3) Now you'll see your albums. Please tap into the upper left corner. Now you're in the menu of the plugin. (Attention: while you are in the plugin you are using the 3x3 grid mode) Please change the following parameter: settings-WPS Integration -> Via Tracklist
If you don't want to do this manually you'll be able to try my config files in the attachments. No warranty if something will break.
Now you are done.
If you now chose my AF_Flow Theme you are able to tap on the middle album art (in absolute point mode. In 3x3 grid mode use the lower right corner) and get directly into the pictureflow plugin where you can browse through your albums, select a title and jump back to WPS automatically.
Please remember that the pictureflow plugin currently only supports 3x3 grid mode. I use absolute point mode in my WPS and I am familiar now with the 3x3 grid mode in the plugin - no problem for me but it's your choice if you want to use the absolute point mode or the 3x3 grid mode in the WPS. Maybe in the near future there will be a skilled developer giving us the absolute point feature in the plugin as well.
I designed my theme for the following pictureflow settings:
number of slides=3 (but I can't see any differences in the plugin when changing this to e.g. 5
zoom= 100 (this could be important. zoom = 100 means album art will be 128x128 pixel. If you change this the WPS might look crazy.)
Version V1.0: Initial Version
- new screen related buttons
- FM Screen
- changed faked albums in WPS
- some minor optical corrections
You have to use a current build
Download is here
Please post your experiences with the new feature. Is it comfortable for you?
And what do you need additionally in this theme: FM Screen, More information on Pause or Hold, any other features?
Thanks in advance.