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CD Art Display

author alang

CD Art Display

CD Art Display is a skinnable application that shows the now playing song cover on your desktop. It’s an addon that fully works with AlbumPlayer, Helium Music Manager, iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, MediaMonkey and partially supports qmp, MP3Toys, musikCube and foobar2000 (Winamp API Emulator plugin).

History note
The first CD Art Display alpha was released in 25Feb2005. It was just for Winamp and that’s why it was named Winamp CD Case (WCC) back then. The case was just a bmp file and folder.jpg was the only option for a local cover.

After more than 2 years CD Art Display 1.0 is a bit better, stable and supports more players.

That’s all. Today, 24Aug2007, is the official CD Art Display 1.0 release!!

What’s new?
- New engine: mirror, rotation, shear, round corners, blend and cover transition
- New toolbar with repeat and shuffle support
- New player volume
- New Panel and extended panel feature
- New text soft shadow and scrolling features
- New seek/progress bar feature
- New mixed progress bar
- New lyrics viewer
- New rating and custom text rating
- New skin appearance settings
- New skin Styles
- New context menu
- New Options and Skin Editor instead Control Panel
- Added Helium player support
- Improved stability
- Fixed bugs

- Windows Vista or Windows XP
- Visual Basic run-time 6 SP6
- Visual Basic run-time 5 (just if you’re using Windows Vista)

Developer : CloseToSoftware
Version : 1.0
Filesize : 1.03MB

Download [1.03MB]


Comment by OtisBee on 2007-08-26 00:50:38

what makes this app really special is the fact that there’s a developer who is always taking care of issues, bugs, requests and suggestions reported in the CD Art Display forum.
he is always quick in reply and in providing new builds to solve almost any problem.
this is very rare these days!
so, if there’s anything you’d like to suggest or to be fixed, don’t hesitate to visit the forum and meet the developer.
you will enjoy this.

thank you Carlos for one of the finest apps in the world!!!


Comment by Stephan Stroh on 2007-08-28 14:15:06

This App works really well. I’m very impressed. Thanks

Comment by Jan on 2007-08-29 09:01:47

this is really really good. does not crash like widgets for avedesk. stable, does the job, and looks very slick. great job!

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Comment by JKL on 2007-10-10 22:12:55

THE BEST THING EVER … Major props to the creator for this thing …. I can’t believe how hood it is …. thanks

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