What's New in Resonic
The version history shows you what's been added, improved, or fixed in recent versions of Resonic.
A list of shortcut keys in Resonic is available here.
Released February 8, 2016
This Resonic Player Limited Edition update shows off the dark user interface theme, switchable in Resonic Pro, for the very first time,
and is being promoted by our friends at MethLab Recordings in celebration of their first EP release.
It will be the only dark-themed free version for the time being.
Please read the remarks before installing.
Important: This release will replace your existing Resonic Player installation.
You can alternatively use the portable version.
Important: All relevant user data is now stored in a folder called Resonic in your personal documents folder.
You will have to set up your bookmarks and hotkeys again.
If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (Roaming\Liqube\Resonic Beta) to the new location (Documents\Resonic\Player Beta\Database).
You can alternatively use the portable version.
Some dialogs, e.g. preferences, are not fully themed yet.
New window frame and caption, for all Windows versions.
Added cut/copy/paste features to browser context menu.
Introducing fullscreen mode: press F11 to toggle fullscreen, mouse-drag the header bar to exit fullscreen.
Added accent to highlight the active main element (browser, file list).
Clipboard now cleared after successful move operations, e.g. when pasting files.
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.1
Offline or broken bookmarks were not displayed in the correct color.
Fixed and improved Paste here in file list context menu.
Squashed numerous smaller bugs.
Released December 20, 2015
This long-awaited update introduces Resonic to the Windows 10 platform, comes with much faster startup, improved file and folder monitoring, much improved Explorer integration, folder drag & drop from Resonic to other applications, and many more additions as well as bug fixes.
Windows 10 is now officially supported.
Browser handles deleted or moved folders more elegantly by focusing the next available sibling folder.
If that's not possible it will fall back to the parent folder.
Restore last played folder on startup option (see Menu | Playback).
Turn off this option if you prefer Resonic not restoring the previously played folder on startup, which may speed up plays from Explorer/command-line,
depending on the way you're working.
Improved background file monitoring (file list).
Files are no longer locked can be deleted while they are open in Resonic, some even when they are playing.
This not only works when files are deleted inside of Resonic, but also when files are deleted outside of Resonic, e.g. using Windows Explorer.
Improved background folder monitoring (browser).
Sub-folders can now be deleted without receiving Access denied errors from Windows.
If the playing folder needs to be deleted the currently playing file needs to be closed first, which can be done manually by pressing CTRL+W.
However, playing folders can now also easily be recycled while staying inside of Resonic by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+DEL (see below).
You can now recycle the folder that contains the currently playing file by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+DEL.
Playback is stopped automatically, playng files are closed.
The setup version (.msi) of Resonic, which is highly recommended because of its neat Explorer integration, now supports opening multiple files at once.
These files will be put into a From Explorer playlist tab, which will disappear when Resonic closes down.
You can now drag & drop copy single folders from Resonic's browser to Explorer and to other applications.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the folder instead.
Custom themed scrollbars.
Custom themed menus replace slow standard Windows menus, intelligent submenu behavior improves overall usability.
You can use NUMPAD+3 to jump to the A-B region's left locator.
File list column context menu now shows more descriptive column names image.
You can now paste (CTRL+V) folder paths (text, e.g. from Explorer address bar) when the browser has the focus (TAB) to change the location.
You can now toggle hidden folders with CTRL+H, when the browser has the focus.
New button (target symbol next to menu button) and global hotkey (e.g. WIN+ALT+L) to locate the active file in browser and playlist, and to show the main window, in one go.
New buttons to play next/previous folder (small arrows next to menu button), which are the same as the CTRL+DOWN/UP shortcuts.
Time display is now updated immediately on position changes.
File list is now always focused on startup, i.e. arrow keys, etc. can be used right from the start.
Improved internal recycle/delete features to be more reliable.
Disabled screen snap (to screen edges) on Windows 10 to work around broken screen coordinate system APIs.
Thank you, Microsoft.
Non-drives hidden from browser's drives section on Windows 10.
Several error messages when trying to open up multiple files with Resonic from Windows Explorer.
This fix applies to the setup version.
Playback no longer stops after the first file when opening files via Windows Explorer, or command-line.
Stopping playback with NUMPAD+0 broke playback.
Playback is now stopped as intended with a short fade out, just like the stop button does.
Drag & drop of multiple files into Resonic's browser sometimes failed.
Additional files showed up in file list when files were renamed externally, or overwritten in some cases (e.g. by Ableton Live)
(reported: A. Fodor)
Some DSD audio files (.dff) not showing up properly in Windows Explorer.
Several smaller fixes related to the integrated browser.
Preferences window focus glitch.
Improved Explorer integration, especially when Player and Pro, and/or Beta versions are installed side-by-side.
Released July 8, 2015
This release adds much improved drag & drop functionality, a rename bookmark feature, and fixes several bugs and issues.
You can now drag & drop copy and move single and multiple files onto Resonic's browser from within Resonic, from Windows Explorer, and from other applications.
You can also drag & drop directly to Skype or iTunes.
Please note that you'll have to re-configure some of your settings (e.g. hotkeys) because of heavy internal changes. Your bookmarks won't be touched.
Much improved drag & drop support for both browser and file list.
Supports play, copy, and move operations. The copy operation is the default, but copy/move can be toggled by holding down the CTRL or SHIFT key while dragging.
You can now drag & drop copy one or more files from Resonics file list onto folders in Resonics browser.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files instead.
You can now drag & drop copy one or more files from Windows Explorer onto folders in Resonics browser.
Hold down SHIFT while dragging to move the files instead.
Bookmarks can now be renamed. Right-click any bookmark in browser and select Rename bookmark.
To restore its default name enter an empty name.
You can create new folders in Resonics browser. Right-click on a parent folder, select New folder.
or use the CTRL+SHIFT+N shortcut. which is the same
as in Windows Explorer.
Improved startup folder restore speed by only restoring the last active folder in the folder tree.
Resonic now comes with custom tiles for Windows 8/8.1/10 users.
Files can now be dragged and dropped directly into applications that previously didn't accept the drop, e.g. Skype, Miranda IM, etc.
This works for both the file list and the header filename.
This includes explicit support for Skype.
Window can now be moved by dragging the header bar.
Turn off monitor option for sleep timer. Click the zZz button in the lower right of the application window, then go to the sleep type menu and select Turn off monitor.
This option works for all sleep types that don't turn off the computer, for example Exit (and turn off monitor).
A-B loops are now taken over to the next file when the Maintain position feature is enabled.
This is useful for listening to/comparing the same region in different files or to quickly listen through a whole album.
Optimized visualizations (waveform, level meter, etc.) for slightly less CPU use.
Improved file drag and drop, e.g. a file type icon is shown now where available.
Updated all Explorer icons
Volume bar sometimes did not repaint properly (reported: S. Panin)
Splash screen sometimes caused crashes when clicked rapidly (reported: A. Ginhoux)
Browser did not behave as expected during incremental search, i.e. during quick-search via letters,
also ENTER starts folder playback as intended.
Browser did not behave as expected when the header filename is clicked, i.e. it did not scroll to the active file's folder.
Both browser and file list are now synced to the active file.
Folders that use custom icons no longer appear hidden (transparent icons). (reported: ExtremRaym, user of Rainbow Folders)
Wave files with garbage fact chunks could not be played back correctly (reported: MrMichaelz)
Files tab occasionally not showing up on first start.
Mouse wheel not working in preferences dialog (hotkeys).
Volume bar didn't repaint properly when compact mode is toggled (reported: Andreasvb)
Released April 12, 2015
Basic sound card selection in preferences dialog. DirectSound will eventually be replaced with WASAPI and ASIO (Pro).
Changes take effect on track change.
Resonic now creates mini dumps when it crashes. You are presented the option to open up your email application and send us a bug report to help us fix the bug that caused the crash.
Sound driver is now re-opened when needed, e.g. when it was blocked by another application before.
Advance mode button is highlighted when not playing sequentially
Fixed occasional line jitter when moving mouse over waveform
Released April 2, 2015
This is a maintenence release, it does not introduce new features.
Update only if any of the fixes apply to you.
You can install on top of your existing installation.
More visible status bar notices
Application crashes during startup with certain system locales (reported: wira)
Application does not start on latest Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (reported: S. Mogilevtsev)
Files in deep folder structures (long paths) will show, but won't play (reported: A. Fodor)
Released March 28, 2015
This huge release officially marks the start of Resonic's Beta phase.
All parts of the application have been rethought, reworked, or rewritten from scratch.
Besides countless performance improvements this release introduces an improved user interface, including all new waveform code, a new file list, and a new browser with folder monitoring.
Meta/waveform data is currently only partially cached, i.e. after Resonic starts scans will always restart from the beginning.
Full disk caching is coming in one of the next Beta releases.
The Sleep Timer was moved from main menu to a "zZz" button in the status bar (lower right).
The timer's options can be changed any time, even while it's running.
The timer can be aborted with a click on the countdown time.
The Events visualization mode for module music is currently not implemented.
Major visual and functional user interface rework (buttons, tabs, colors, etc.)
New powerful meta core with extensive support for a vast range of meta data stored in several important file formats.
This core paves the way for many upcoming meta-related features.
Browser rewritten for overall improved performance, no longer blocks interface while folders are being expanded, which is especially noticeable on portable or slow devices (e.g. cell phones)
Browser now supports folder monitoring, i.e. external changes made to folders (create, rename, delete, etc.) are reflected in Resonic's browser.
Playback starts much faster now
Window restore much faster and less jumpy, especially when maximized
Folder changes much faster, less jumpy file list columns
About dialog (see Menu | Help) with full list of credits
Improved audio drop-out stability by reading/decoding files in parallel
Number and size of selected files now shown in footer image
Tray icon and context menu (minimize to tray with ALT+M)
In addition to Always minimize to tray you can now also Always close to tray, i.e. Resonic goes into system tray when you close it,
or when you press the windows X' button (see Menu | Interface).
Playback advance now delays for a second after a file fails to play
New percentage mode for time display, in addition to the classic timecode.
To enable it check the right-click context menu. image
New option allows you to toggle filename in main window title.
To access it right-click the filename in the header and use Show name in window title.
Fast clicks on file list items are now registered properly (reported: M. Lapierre)
You can now use the mouse wheel on certain buttons (!) like visualization type (next to volume bar) or advance mode (sequential/random).
You can now prevent notification messages in status bar from going away automatically by keeping the mouse on them
New default waveform style: Solid, a simple but elegant single-color waveform, as seen in many classic wave editors (see Menu | Visualization | Waveform style).
Waveform peaks are no longer scanned when the waveform is invisible or when the visualization area is hidden (CTRL+F12).
This results in a significant performance boost in situations where waveforms are simply not required, for example:
You just want to browse or manage files without visualization.
You just want to use the analyzer.
New shortcut: BACKSPACE goes up one level in folder tree, when browser has input focus
New shortcut: ALT+NUM* inverts the current file selection
New column: 'Track #', track number read from file tags, e.g. ID3 (suggested: trucmuch) image
New column: Extension, just the file's extension.
When the Extension column is visible file extensions in the File name column are hidden.
Bookmarks are now sorted by display name
Most file format plugins are now loaded dynamically and when needed, thus reducing the overall memory footprint
Native PCM preview support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD) formats, supporting .dsd and .dsf files and the following rates:
DSD64, DSD128 (double-rate), DSD256 (quad-rate), and DSD512 (octuple-rate).
Seeking across files is now possible.
Near the end of a file a forward seek now moves on to the next file instead of playing out the current file, which makes it easy to quickly jump across multiple files (right arrow, mouse wheel on time display, etc.)
ENTER or double-click on a folder now activated the file list, i.e. sub-sequent use of the UP and DOWN keys will affect the file list.
To go back to the browser you can always press TAB.
FLAC core decoder updated to 1.3.1
Use ALT+WHEEL to seek in the track when mouse is inside visualization area (on waveform, analyzers, etc.).
Note that ALT+WHEEL on the file list jumps between tracks.
Use CTRL+ALT+WHEEL to randomly seek in the track when mouse is inside the visualization area (on waveform, analyzers, etc.).
You can now click and hold the A-B button, then release it after a while to set a loop.
Update check, looks for new versions on the internet (can be disabled).
Dim button next to mute button (and volume bar) lets you temporarily lower the playback volume. Note that you can also hold the SPACE key pressed to temporarily dim volume, then release it to undim volume.
Option to combine play and pause buttons into one (see Menu | Interface), which changes behavior from play/pause/restart to just play/pause.
However, you can now middle-click the play button to always restart the playing track, regardless of the play/pause buttons being combined or not.
By default Resonic Player now starts up with the buttons combined.
New shortcuts: PAUSE/BREAK key toggles volume mute, ALT+PAUSE/BREAK toggles volume dim.
New default waveform style is now Solid
Much improved and correct representation of short audio files
Improved overall application performance
Improved file list code, supports playlists in future builds
Improved overall playback stability and file list handling
Browser icon support improved (libraries, etc.)
Partial support for interface scaling on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
Improved text rendering in visualizations image
Taskbar progress no longer updated for short files
Website: Online changelog (what's new) improved, and several other changes
Play position no longer drawn in analyzer visualization for very short files
Improved frequency value display for logarithmic and linear analyzers
Focus is now set to file list on double-click or ENTER on a folder.
Hint: You can use TAB to switch focus between browser and file list at any time.
Improved localization system (multi-language support) for faster loading
Improved overall file list handling and selections
Improved database performance and greatly reduced disk accesses when option Allow multiple instances is disabled, which is the default setting.
Last-playing waveform is restored with less delay on application startup
Improved event rendering in event visualization (for module music)
Icon column in file list (lossy/lossless/etc.) can now be moved
Renamed Avoid horizontal scrollbar option to Auto-fit to width (columns)
Fixed jumpy frequency display in analyzer when playback starts (and after stop)
No more runaway track advances with very short sound files.
When you press stop, it stops.
Use CTRL+WHEEL on file list to play the previous/next file (previously: ALT+WHEEL)
Use ALT+WHEEL on file list to play a random file (previously: CTRL+ALT+WHEEL)
Fixed splash screen painting on top of startup error messages (reported: ExtremRaym)
Fixed hints sometimes interfering with popup menus
Fixed playlist advance with unplayable files
Fixed occasional endless loop in folders that contain only unplayable files
Fixed playlist position not being updated properly after deleting files with CTRL+DEL (reported. P. Greiss)
Fixed bug where standard Windows delete/copy/cut dialogs might disappear and cause weird GUI behavior
Fixed playback auto-starting in certain cases when ALT+TAB or TAB is pressed
Fixed Hz column (sample rate) showing incorrect information (reported: S. Quinn)
Fixed next/previous folder shortcuts (CTRL+UP / DOWN) not working in certain situations
Countless other fixes and corrections, not mentioned here
Support for additional ID3v1 genres
Removed classic Resonic Alpha waveform styles in favor of performance
Removed experimental feature Focus indicators