maemo.org Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Ugly "now playing" animation|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Applications] Media player||Reporter:||luarvique|
|Status:||VERIFIED FIXED||QA Contact:||media-player-bugs|
|Priority:||Low||CC:||andre_klapper, bugzilla, dominikowski, wolf.pld|
SOFTWARE VERSION: 1.2009.41-10 STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM: 1. Place Media Player widget to the desktop. 2. Open Media Player and initiate the playback. EXPECTED OUTCOME: There is a small unobtrusive icon in Media Player windows that lets you skip directly to the playback screen. The Media Player widget shows the current song name and contains no extra decorations. ACTUAL OUTCOME: There is an ugly animated "equalizer" at the bottom right of all Media Player screens, that blends with the default theme black background. Also, the same icon is present in the Media Player desktop widget, where it obscures the song name and unnecessarily eats the battery. REPRODUCIBILITY: always
the animation could be seen as an additional feedback, that the music is running. In the media-player interface itself it seems to be the only way to get back to the current playing playlist. But the animation could be revisited and designed more smooth. It's also might be not clear for the user, that you must click on the animation to got back to the current playlist.
(In reply to comment #1) > the animation could be seen as an additional feedback, that the music is > running. In the media-player interface itself it seems to be the only way to > get back to the current playing playlist. Correct. Still, it is so incredibly ugly that I would suggest the following: 1. In the player applet, remove the animated icon, as the PLAY/PAUSE icon is a sufficient indicator of ongoing playback. 2. In the media player itself, replace the animated icon with well looking non-animated icon inside a semi-transparent tab, the same way it is done with the edit-desktop tab with the "gear" icon.
I think the worst thing is that I've seen more than one person mistake this simple ugly animation as visualisation, which they describe as jerky and lagging. The fact that it almost blends with the background when music is not playing and looks like some sort of an image artifact is also terrible.
This has been fixed in the internal build version 2010.06-3 (Note: 2009/2010 is the year, and the number after is the week.) It now looks like a round, white play button with grey faded background. A future public update released with the year/week later than this internal build version will include the fix. (This is not always already the next public update.) Please verify that this new version fixes the bug by marking this bug report as VERIFIED after the public update has been released and if you have some time. To answer popular followup questions: * Nokia does not announce release dates of public updates in advance. * There is currently no access to these internal, non-public build versions. A Brainstorm proposal to change this exists at http://maemo.org/community/brainstorm/view/undelayed_bugfix_releases_for_nokia_open_source_packages-002/
Setting explicit PR1.2 milestone (so it's clearer in which public release the fix will be available to users). Sorry for the bugmail noise (you can filter on this message).