This page lists the additions, improvements, and fixes in recent versions of Resonic Player and Resonic Pro. Version numbers of the two editions are always synchronized.
An updated list of keyboard shortcuts in Resonic is available here.
Resonic Beta 0.8.5
Released March 16, 2017
This release is a milestone on the way to advanced features: the file list filter lets you visually filter what's displayed in the file list by filename (artist, title, album, or any other available metadata in the Pro version.)
Resonic now has a an often-requested double-click mode for the file list, improved drag & drop handling (does not restart files), and a fully reworked configuration system.
We've also let go of Windows XP support in favor of faster progress and features.
Visual file list filtering.
Press CTRL+F, or F3, or use the filter button on the status bar, to toggle the filter panel, then click the settings button on the right to change which columns (metadata) you wish to use for filtering.
Note that the Player version only filters by filename while the Pro version supports all available meta columns (both visible and invisible), e.g. description, or album.
While the filter panel is active use the 'aa'/'Aa' button (or ALT+C) to toggle between caseless and case-sensitive matching, use the menu button (or ALT+S) to open the filter settings menu.
Resonic now supports file list double-click behavior, an often-requested feature. To enable it go to Menu | Playback.
Single-click behavior will instantly play a file once you click it, and will restart the file when double-clicked (by default).
Double-click behavior will only play a file when you double-click it, and will restart the file when double-clicked.
Resonic no longer restarts the active file on subsequent clicks, which is very useful for frequent drag and drop users. To change this behavior mode go to Menu | Playback.
This feature can be combined with double-click or single-click behavior.
Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files.
Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)
File list header popup (right click any column header to see it) now stays open when you click certain items, which allows you to check/uncheck multiple items easily.
The same applies to the filter popup menu.
Page switching in preferences dialog with CTRL+TAB and SHIFT+CTRL+TAB.
AddedBrowse to containing folderto file list popup menu which points the browser to the file's parent folder.
This item is only visible when the current list contains files from more than one source, e.g. when you scan folders recursively (ALT+click on a folder in browser.)
Made file list columns accessible viaColumnssubmenu in file list popup menu.
AddedSafely remove this devicefunction to browser context menu popup when a removable USB disk is right-clicked (tested with USB sticks so far.)
Added eject and close CD/DVD drive tray functions to browser context menu popup when an optical drive is right-clicked.
Holding down SHIFT+CTRL+ALT while Resonic is starting up now allows you to reset Resonic's preferences if neccessary (a warning will be shown.)
Pro:Select allfor waveform (CTRL+ALT+A) that toggles between all/selection (preserves the current selection.)
Resonic now always defaults to WASAPI as standard output device as it is the most stable.
ASIO is still experimental (you might get buffer repeats on slow systems.)
DirectSound is no longer recommended, as it is the lowest quality output system, and might be dropped in a future version now that XP is no longer supported.
MOD/MIDI renderers now use the output device's native sample rate to achieve the expected quality, and to avoid unnecessary resampling.
Reworked the application-wide configuration system to support complex setting structures, which is an essential requirement for many upcoming features.
Settings are no longer stored in the 'config-*.db' database files, but stored in a text file called Preferences.json.
A backup is automatically saved to Preferences.bak on exit.
Slightly higher file list rows, easier to look at. Font size options are in the works.
Several micro optimizations, e.g. for file list and browser drawing, and for theme loading.
File list items disappear faster when deleted (using the DEL key.)
Please note that we use the operating system's delete functions.
Files are always recycled, never permanently deleted, i.e. they are moved to Windows' ownRecycle Binfrom where they can be restored.
Improved fast-restore of last-played folder in browser, improving overall start-up speed again because not all parent folders have to be scanned.
Only the last active folder is initially shown.
Folders that are not fully expanded on startup will use italic fonts.
You can click them to fully expand them.
Playback now stops instantly when you delete a file.
Press ENTER to continue playback with the next file in list.
TheKeep playback positionfeature (formerly known as 'Maintain position') now also works when a playing file is deleted.
Some items in the file list popup menu are now hidden when not applicable, e.g. no "Clear selection" when there is no actual selection. which keeps the menu more compact and dynamic, and tailored to the actual context.
Sample rate conversion quality can now be changed for drag & drop and slice extractions, see marker button menu 'Extraction format'.
The lowest quality interpolation setting can be useful for sound design, for example when you pitch audio down and you want to capture that certain crisp unsmoothed low-fidelity in the output.
Please note that this does not apply to the crop buttons.
More reliable folder delete (waveform and meta scans are stopped.)
More visible markings on files that have been cut to clipboard (CTRL+X).
Light and Dark (Pro) theme color changes.
WavPack decoder updated to 5.0.0
Flac decoder updated to libFlac 1.3.2
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.4
Optical drives could disappear from browser when media was ejected.
Fixed issue with CTRL+UP and CTRL+DOWN in browser (always plays sequentially now.)
A handful of browser crash issues.
Faster and more reliable application shutdown.
Please note that you'll have to re-configure some of your settings (e.g. hotkeys) because of heavy internal configuration system changes.
Windows XP is no longer supported by Resonic.
There are several reasons for this move, one being that writing compatibility code for XP has been holding back development.
Resonic Beta 0.8.1
Released November 6, 2016
This is an important bugfix release for both Player & Pro that deals with several visual glitches, soundcard selection, and occasional startup crashes of the 0.8 major release.
Resonic now supports native playback of OptimFROG Lossless (.ofr) and OptimFROG DualStream (.ofs) compressed audio files, and comes bundled with the latest library (5.100); see http://losslessaudio.org/ for more information.
File information and metadata is currently not read, but will be added in a future version.
Double-click the empty area in the middle tab bar to maximize the middle section, i.e. the file list (currently the same as pressing F4).
Volume is now faded in for two seconds when Resonic starts with track resume.
And here's a reminder that you can disable track resume by holding down the CTRL key while Resonic is starting up.
Command line optionstart-ramp-durationthat lets you override the fade in duration in milliseconds (e.g. 2000 for two seconds); see resonic.at/docs/command-line
New launch mode 'Prepare, but don't play' that puts Resonic in a cue ready state where files are loaded, prepared, and paused, but not actually played. Playback will start on a subsequent click, on ENTER, on SPACE, or on seek.
The default behavior is 'Play immediately', i.e. the first click loads and plays files.
Pro:Select alladded to cue/marker button menu.
Mouse wheel support for large popup menus to quickly scroll around.
AddedPlayback speedto pitch button popup menu to change playback frequency, with the most common frequency values available.
The file's original frequency is highlighted in bold text and the currently selected playback frequency has a check mark next to it.
Several color tweaks and better sort column visibility.
Refreshed Explorer icons for lossy and video types (setup version only, and not included in portable versions which have no Windows Explorer integration).
Improved crash handling for better error reports. Please keep sending us the mini dumps Resonic generates when it crashes! They help us fix bugs.
Fixed sound driver selection not always being saved.
Fixed startup crashes with certain stubborn graphics cards.
Fixed visual glitches with custom header/info/status bars when toggled.
Some multimedia keys were not handled correctly when the main window was active.
This did not affect the use of multimedia keys as global hotkeys.
Fixed status bar button cosmetic issues.
Fixed fullscreen window restore behavior (F11).
Unofficial builds, and official Player builds, will now show a one-time reminder for each update.
Resonic Beta 0.8
Released October 16, 2016
This major update brings several fixes and improvements, e.g. an issue that might have reduced mouse wheel functionality for multi-monitor users, as well as updated support for user-provided Soundfonts for MIDI playback.
WASAPI support is now stable enough to be the recommended output system, i.e. when you pick your soundcard in the preferences dialog make sure you try WASAPI first.
Use DirectSound (DS) as a last resort only, or when your soundcards requires it.
For the Pro version this release introduces experimental ASIO support.
More features and options are planned. Please report any bugs you may find!
Full support for ID3v2 tags embedded in AIFF (.aif .aiff) and Wave files (.wav).
Reduced CPU use and power consumption when the monitor or display is switched off (e.g. through Windows' power management) with the Resonic window open.
Graphics rendering (waveform, analyzer, and other heavy elements) is partially stopped until the monitor or display is switched on again.
Remembering last selected page in configuration dialog.
Displaying current output driver (DS/WASAPI/ASIO) in lower right corner, which can be clicked to open soundcard settings.
Option to automatically run sleep timer on startup with the last-set duration. ClickzZzicon in status bar to access this feature.
Options to automatically start the sleep timer when the lid (e.g. on laptops) is closed and to abort the sleep timer when the lid is opened.
Please note that the lid close option only works if theLid close actionin your current Windows power profile is set toDo nothing(seeControl Panel->Power Options->Edit Plan Settings->Change advanced power settings->Power buttons and lid-> 'Lid close action'), otherwise your system will sleep the moment you close the lid. image
Resonic now periodically reports its activity to the Windows power management and makes sure that the system does not go to sleep unexpectedly while playback is still running.
Note that this feature intentionally does not affect monitor/display power saving.
New file list columnRecording Year(Year) which maps to standard year and recording year meta tags.
New file list column 'Parent folder', i.e. the name of the folder that contains the current item.
New file list colum 'Path', i.e. the full path of the folder that contains the current item.
New file list columns 'Subtitle', 'Original title', 'Original album', 'Lyricist', 'Original lyricist', and 'Set/disc subtitle'.
These columns are associated with various types of meta data in files, e.g. ID3v2, WMA, APE, MP4, iTunes, etc.
File list columns are now grouped into categories in the file list header popup for immproved usability (right click any column header to see it.)
A check mark next to the menu item indicates that a column is currently visible, or a category contains a column that is currently visible.
Please note that many categories and columns of the Pro version are not available in the Player version and appear grayed out.
Added support for common sound banks.
If you want Soundfont files to be available to both Resonic Player and Pro and Beta put them in the 'Documents\Resonic\Common\Sound Banks' folder.
Rescan your Soundfont files and update the sound banks list without having to restart the program, and open the sound bank folders (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Active (used-selected) Soundfont is remembered and restored on startup.
While the Soundfont file is absent Resonic will default to its factory sound bank, but when it is available again it will be reloaded on the next startup, which is useful when Soundfonts are stored on an external drive (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Menu item for active Soundfont is now checked (see Menu | Sound Banks).
Tall popup menus that don't fit on the screen can now be scrolled via mouse wheel, or with the help of up and down buttons.
You can now middle-click the visualization button (right of volume bar) to go back to the waveform view.
AddedRefresh this folderto browser context menu, which rescans a single folder in order to reflect potential file system changes that do not show up automatically.
Improved rename and background monitoring in folder browser.
Hiding portable devices (MTP/WPD) from browser view for the time being because their data cannot be accessed properly at the moment.
Changed window restore/minimize/maximize behavior/speed, and added multi-monitor handling. Please report any issues!
Right-click on header filename now toggles popup menu.
File list row height is now affected by Windows UI scale, e.g. on Windows 10 tablets.
Improved startup restore of last play state (playing/paused/stopped) for both DirectSound (DS) and WASAPI drivers.
Refresh file list (F5) now works for recursively scanned folders.
Faster restoration of last-played folder in browser, improving overall start-up speed because not all parent folders have to be scanned.
Only the last active folder is initially shown.
Improved usability in custom message boxes (arrow keys, shortcuts).
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.3
Improved sleep timer menu ('zZz' button).
Reduced troll-like annoyance level ofAuto-fit columnsmessage.
MovedSound Banksmenu from Menu | Playback to its own item inMenufor quick access.
Reworked file list column system and default widths for each column.
If for whatever reason your existing column layout looks weird right click the column header, select 'Restore defaults', and set up your columns again.
Improved comment column display for tracker music files.
Improved taskbar control buttons (next to thumbnail) to be more visible image.
You can use your mouse wheel on the buttons, you can click & drag them up and down and even pick up existing values when doing so.
Reset now triggers when you click it and release the mouse button.
An alternate way to reset the pitch is to CTRL+click them.
Splash screen now always opens on the last-used display on multi-monitor systems, and also fades out faster.
Resonic now showsPortablein the titlebar if it's running in portable mode.
Light and Dark (Pro) theme color tweaks.
Portable version can now be run from network shares.
Fixed mouse wheel failing most of its functionality on multi-monitor systems when Resonic was being run on a screen left to the main screen.
This issue resulted in the malfunctioning of important usability features like no-click scrolling on both browser and file list, application-wide volume changing (e.g. on waveform), using the wheel on pitch buttons (Pro), etc.
Fixed several visual glitches.
Fixed scroll issue on USB device connect/disconnect in browser view.
Fixed Twitter link (reported: Sarah)
Header filename disappeared when trying to play an unplayable file.
Fixed no sound being heard when playing MIDI files after audio device has been changed (reported: Andreasvb)
Fixed user-provided Soundfonts not being found.
Please put Soundfont files (.sf2, .sf2pack) in the appropriateSound Banksfolder in your version's 'Documents\Resonic' folder.
Popup menus no longer crossing over screen boundaries.
Resonic might crash trying to scan certain folders or files that are not scannable (reported: F. Wald)
Fixed occasional problems related to saving/restoring columns.
Fixed double-click on column splitter not automatically resizing the remaining columns when 'Auto-fit to width, if possible' is active.
Waveform shape selection was a bit weird.
Please note that thePlay countandRatingcolumns currently reflect the metadata that is currently stored in the files that you play.
Neither information can be changed, or is updated, for the time being.
Meta editing will be introduced in a later version.
Tools likeStrokeItmight cause problems with Resonic popup menu or control behavior, e.g. require two clicks to open a menu, or focus loss with certain elements.
This is most likely caused by the way these tools hook into Windows' mouse handling.
In this case make sure you add Resonic to the tool's exception list. (reported: Andreasvb)
Meta/waveform data is currently still only partially cached, i.e. after Resonic starts scans will always restart from the beginning. Full disk caching is coming in the next release.
Update check has been improved and is reenabled in this release.
You will have to set up your file list columns from scratch in this build.
Resonic Beta 0.7.6
Released August 2, 2016
This release accumulates all the Player and Pro changes and fixes since the last official 0.7b Player release in December.
It also introduces experimental WASAPI support.
Experimental WASAPI support. Currently limited to shared mode (i.e. multiple applications can use the same soundcard, like with DirectSound) and stereo output. More features and options are planned. Please report any bugs you may find!
New shortcut: ALT+MENU (or ALT+APPS key) opens the main menu.
Bit depth column now shows a prefix for floating-point audio files (e.g. '32f').
A new type of icon (four lines) is displayed in the file list now for lossless and lossy Native Instruments STEMS music files.
Read more about file list icons here: resonic.at/docs/file-list
Files copied (CTRL+C) or cut (CTRL+X) in Resonic can now be pasted in Windows Explorer on MTP USB devices like mobile phones, portable players (iPod), etc.
Now showing user'sDownloadsfolder as direct-access item in Resonic browser.
Resonic's built-in BS2B-based headphone crossfeed (headphones button) for the reduction of super-stereo listening fatigue is now available as a VST2 plugin for use in your favorite DAW or audio editor: resonic.at/tools/bs2br
Changed internal and external folder structure to be more straight-forward.
New folder structure for the setup version: All user data is stored in a folder called 'Resonic', located in your personal documents folder. Each flavor of Resonic uses its own dedicated folder (i.e., 'Player', 'Player Beta', 'Pro', 'Pro Beta'), so you can safely try Beta versions without messing up existing configurations.
If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (.db) to theDatabasefolder of the new storage location.
New folder structure for portable version: All user data in stored in a folder called 'portable', located in the application folder. Storage behavior is controlled by the ResonicBoot.ini file.
Improved startup user interface behavior in both fullscreen and windowed modes.
Faster startup speed.
Improved startup handling, especially when launching files from Explorer.
Improved file list icons to be more visible.
Improved status bar and behavior (click to hide messages).
Improved header and info bar performance
MacOSX resource fork files are now hidden from the file list.
File format detection improved.
Ogg files with different encodings are now properly detected, e.g. Opus or Speex content with an .ogg extension, as created by some apps.
Improved custom message boxes (keyboard and shortcut handling, button selection).
More consistent copy/move behavior based on Windows Explorer: holding CTRL during drag & drop will always copy, holding SHIFT during drag & drop will always move.
Fixed and improved version of startup restore (restoring the last-played folder).
Fixed browser not updating nodes correctly in certain cases when an external drive is connected.
Fixed waveform display issues with clipped 32/64-bit audio files (reported: L. Ulrich)
Fixed mouse cursor not being shown on waveform after the A-B button is clicked once.
Besides, you can set the selection end with a mouse click, and you can alternatively press and hold the A-B button to create a selection.
Some UI elements were not properly updated after moving the mouse off them.
Fixed switch colors in global hotkeys configuration.
Shut upAuto-fit width not possiblemessage on startup (annoying when maximized) (reported: S. Repp)
Fixed F5 refresh bug when folders have been scanned recursively via 'Scan subfolders'.
Fixed a bug where certain settings were not remembered.
Recent updates ofWindows DefenderandMicrosoft Security Essentialscause Resonic to start up very slowly, introducing lag and sluggish application performance (e.g. when switching files) prior to engine version 1.1.12805.0.
If you are affected please open your AV scanner's settings and add a folder exclusion (exception) for the folder that you installed Resonic in (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Liqube).
Adding an exclusion will in any case improve overall performance in Resonic.
Read more here: resonic.at/faq#slowstartup
Resonic Beta 0.7.5
Released May 19, 2016
Several minor corrections.
Resonic Beta 0.7.4
Released May 18, 2016
Fixed crash on startup when opening multiple files from Windows Explorer.
Fixed main window going under taskbar on Windows 10 when maximized (workaround for a Windows issue).
Resonic Beta 0.7.3
Released May 15, 2016
Keyboard layout selection for instant mapping feature (Qwerty, Qwertz, Azerty), to be used in combination with the 'Map slices/files to letter keys' function which lets you quickly audition temporary slices (set with ALT+click), or files.
Click the marker/cue button and see 'Keyboard layout'.
Window placement is now remembered by default, which can be changed using the option in Menu | Interface.
Reduced the chance of accidentally creating folder copies in browser via drag and drop.
Corrected meta data displayed in comment column, ignoring junk comments written by third-party applications (reported: F. Jolin)
Fixed crash related to restoring the last-used folder on startup.
Resonic Beta 0.7.2
Released February 27, 2016
Support for user-provided Soundfont files (.sf2 or .sf2pack).
Open your personal documents folder, 'Resonic', the subfolder for the Resonic flavor you are currently using, and place Soundfont files in theSound Banksfolder.
Once you restart Resonic detected files will appear in Menu | Playback | Sound Banks.
New ALAC decoder (Apple Lossless) adds support for 20-bit, 32-bit, and multi-channel ALAC files.
Thin custom border style.
Improved stability of meta parser for common file formats and when handling corrupted APE/OGG/MP3/MP4/WV files.
Short fade-out when stopping/pausing playback.
Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.1.2
Length column for certain file formats now uses millisecond accuracy.
Fixed window repaint issues on Windows XP, and on Vista or higher with desktop composition (DWM) disabled, e.g. classic XP theme on Windows 7. (reported: P. Matias)
Fixed window positioning issue, sometimes leading to empty-looking main windows on multi-monitor systems. (reported: T. Le Doux)
Fixed fullscreen issue on low-res screens (reported: K. Ward)
New folder structure for setup version: All user data is stored in a folder called 'Resonic', located in your personal documents folder. Each flavor of Resonic uses its own dedicated folder (i.e., 'Player', 'Player Beta', 'Pro', 'Pro Beta'), so you can safely try Beta versions without messing up existing configurations.
If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (.db) to theDatabasefolder of the new storage location.
New folder structure for portable version:
All user data in stored in a folder called 'portable', located in the application folder.
Storage behavior is controlled by the ResonicBoot.ini file.
Resonic Beta 0.7.1
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.
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 improvedPaste herein file list context menu.
Squashed numerous smaller bugs.
Occasional browser crash when creating new folders.
Important: This release will replace your existing Resonic Player installation.
You can alternatively use the portable version.
Some dialogs, e.g. preferences, are not fully themed yet.
Resonic Beta 0.7
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 receivingAccess deniederrors 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, playing 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 aFrom Explorerplaylist 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.
By default the Resonic window is shown and activated when a file or folder is played via Windows Explorer or command line parameters.
This behavior can now be changed globally through an option calledActivate window on shell play(see Menu | Advanced).
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.
Command line handling in portable version extended and improved; see resonic.at/docs/command-line
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.
Relative paths passed via command line were not resolved properly.
Resonic Beta 0.6.3
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 Resonic's file list onto folders in Resonic's 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 Resonic's 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 Resonic's 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 thezZzbutton 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 exampleExit(and turn off monitor).
A-B loops are now taken over to the next file when theMaintain positionfeature is enabled.
This is useful for listening to/comparing the same region in different files or to quickly listen through a whole album.
Experimental support for Audio CD files (.cda), although without waveform. Please report any weird behavior or findings.
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. (reported: Shyman)
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 garbagefactchunks 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)
Resonic Beta 0.6.2
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
Fixed bug in update check
Resonic Beta 0.6.1
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
Improved the way long paths are handled
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)
Resonic Beta 0.6
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.
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 toAlways minimize to trayyou can now also 'Always close to tray', i.e. Resonic goes into system tray when you close it, or when you press the window'sXbutton (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 theExtensioncolumn is visible file extensions in theFile namecolumn 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 optionAllow multiple instancesis 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
RenamedAvoid horizontal scrollbaroption toAuto-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
FixedHzcolumn (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'
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.
TheEventsvisualization mode for module music is currently not implemented.
Sound output options are coming in one of the next two Beta updates, which will be smaller and more frequent.
Resonic Alpha 0.5.8
Released January 22, 2014
This is the last and final Alpha release (999) of Resonic.
Fixed and improved a large number of usability and performance features
Drag & Drop directly from the file list to other applications like Windows Explorer, digital audio workstations (DAWs), audio and video editors, other players, etc.
Drag & Drop of multi-selections is supported.
This feature is still experimental.
Overall interface performance improved, e.g. file switching
Overall disk performance improved and optimized
Several visual improvements and fixes for
themed and non-themed Windows XP,
themed and non-themed Windows 7 (Aero, Aero Basic, and especially Classic).
Faster application start-up, especially for users with (many) browser bookmarks and multiple hard disks.
Much faster application exit, which also improves the occasional seconds-long exit delay experienced by some users.
When Resonic takes a little longer to start up it is probably attempting to access a slow location on an external, sleeping, or network drive, e.g. your last played folder/file.
If this happens a lot to you, you might want to disable the start-up resume feature.
Files can now be pasted directly into the active folder with CTRL+V, or via the file list context menu.
When files are successfully cut or copied (CTRL+X or CTRL+C) to the clipboard a message is now shown for a brief moment
Deselect Group of Files' feature, lets you select (ALT+NUMPAD+PLUS) and deselect (ALT+NUMPAD+MINUS) multiple files at once.
Press the shortcuts twice to quickly apply the mask and close the dialog, e.g. press ALT+NUMPAD+MINUS twice to quickly deselect all files.
Multiple selects or deselects are possible, which enhance the current selection.
Wildcards (* and ?, e.g. *.mp3) are supported, but are optional: without wildcards any filename that contains the entered text matches.
'Reveal in Explorer' now also works for file list multi-selections
Introducing frequency analyzer styles, starting with a minimalisticOutlinestyle (see Menu | Visualization).
Menu button usability improved: menu button now toggles when clicked (thx Martin)
A-B repeat area now stays intact when theMaintain positionfeature (">|>" button) is enabled and you switch from one playing file to another, restarting the loop from the beginning.
This opens up new possibilities, e.g. for comparing parts of mixes.
A-B repeat region can now be set while playback is paused.
The A position can also be set while playback is stopped, i.e. the region will start at the beginning of the file (suggested: LopDog)
Fixed and improved right-click behavior with file list selections.
Also, right-click will no longer accidentally start playback.
Ogg-Opus output gain now defaults to 0dB, ignoring any Replaygain tags, and reproducing the audio as-is (reported: Andreasvb)
Visualization area (e.g. waveform) can now be toggled via Menu | Interface or with CTRL+F12.
When hidden the F12 key will first turn it back on, then cycle as usual.
Note that this also hides the level meter.
Waveforms are still being scanned even when the visualization area is hidden, but the level meter does not use up any processing time.
Compact volume bar option.
To enable it right-click the volume bar and select 'Compact'.
New method to quickly seek in the current audio file:
Use the mouse wheel over the playback time display (next to loop and A-B buttons).
Playback time display can now be hidden via Menu | Interface
Mouse wheel now also controls volume while the mouse cursor is over the header bar, information bar, transport bar, or footer bar.
Explorer context menus:
Hold down the SHIFT key and right-click a file or folder to show the Windows Explorer context menu instead of the Resonic context menu.
Note that this currently only works for single files and folders, not for multi-selections.
NewDismiss and Deselectitem in file list popup menu closes the popup menu and clears the current multi-selection.
New column: 'Rating'.
Resonic now reads and displays ID3v2 ratings as 0 to 5 stars.
When a rating is unavailable-is displayed.
Ratings written by other software like Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Media Monkey, are interpreted intelligently for compatibility.
Ratings written by foobar2000 are also supported.
New and updated file list icons:
Stereo: big square, Mono: small square, Multi-channel: four squares.
Icon colors remain the same:
Blue: lossless files (e.g. wav),
Orange: lossy files (e.g. mp3),
Green: music files (e.g. xm).
Double-click a folder to open that folder and start playback at the first file
Right-click stop button for an experimentalStop with fade-outfeature
NewPropertiesitem in file list popup shows a single file's properties like Explorer does (ALT+ENTER).
New experimental feature: Focus indicators.
They show you which main part of the application currently has the input focus and can be enabled via Menu | Interface.
This feature might be removed in a future update though.
Smoother level meter
Improved ESC key behavior:
When the file list is active ESC clears the current selection.
When the file list is not active ESC sets the input focus to the file list.
Startup resume feature now also restores paused state.
To try this pause a track, then close down Resonic and restart it.
Reworked serveral parts of how the file list reacts to user input
File list selections now stay intact during automatic track changes, and also when you click the next/previous buttons.
Improved file list right-click and multi-selection behavior
Smaller rescan button, text removed in favor of icon
Slightly bigger splitters, which makes it easier to grab and resize both the waveform and the side-bar panel
Scanning performance greatly improved for module music (mod, xm, it, etc.) whenEventsvisualization (F12) is active.
Playback buttons now only respond to right-clicks when there is a menu to show
Loop button now correctly disables both theStop after currentbutton and the visual stop indicator (vertical red line) at the end of the waveform
Several theme color changes
You can now press the UP key at the top of the file list to jump to the last file, and the DOWN key at the bottom to jump to the first file.
Double-click a folder to open it and start playing its first file.
The focus is now set to the file list so you can immediately use the arrow keys (i.e. UP and DOWN) afterwards for navigation.
When active file in list is not selected it will be selected on first click, then restart playback on subsequent clicks.
When active file in list is selected, will always restart playback.
InRandomplayback mode the active file is now automatically centered
Fixed Resonic being unable to play files that reside in hidden folders.
When you play files inside a hidden folder Resonic will now list the folder's contents while keeping it hidden in the browser.
Expect an option to show hidden folders and files in a future version.
This fixes the issue where files received in Skype could not directly be opened with Resonic.
Fixed incomplete waveforms being saved when closing Resonic while a file is still being scanned (reported: M. Tofall)
Fixed clickable area of playback time display in transport bar (reported: mrfox)
Fixed mouse click not always triggering properly on playback time display
Fixed random play mode not working properly with taskbar controls
FixedPlaynot restarting properly whenMaintain positionfeature is enabled
Fixed file list selections affecting playback order.
The next/previous file will now always start at the active/playing file, even if the current selection is somewhere else.
Fixed SHIFT and arrow keys not selecting files
Unsupported drives and external devices are now hidden in browser
Fixed some notification messages being visible for brief moments only
Fixed right-click in both file list and browser not properly selecting items
Fixed white header overlapping waveform on startup whenRemember window positionoption is enabled (reported: Andreasvb)
Fixed several other small issues
Fixed crash with certain large-pattern module music files
Fixed issue with certain module music files where error messages kept popping up
Removed left padding in browser for a little extra space
This is the final Alpha of Resonic Player