After much procratinating, I finally got round to installing Audio Overload on to the Linux side of my PC (Kubuntu 5.10). The install was actually rather pleasant, in that the application launched first time without any complaints. However, I have had other difficulties.
Now since I'm not exactly sure how to say any of this, I'm going to list all of the problems I've had so far. The SPC playback is actually rather sweet and I gather this is still a work-in-progress, but I have some questions to ask and things to say before I can possibly get to sleep.
1) PSF playback is very spotty. I'm not sure if it's my files or AO, but many tracks fail to play, play at a ridiculously high tempo, or have other problems. The games I tried are all RPGs and mostly Square (Chrono Cross, FF7/8, Tales of Phantasia) and only CC gave me any tracks that sounded right. Is this normal or are my PSFs borked?
2) I can only select one file to add at once. I'm not sure if this is how things are supposed to work at this point or if I'm missing something, but it really
grates. I tend to open large groups of files or entire folders at once, and selecting one at a time really gets tedious when I'm adding from a folder of 50+ files. Since AO on Linux currently has no playlist capability, anything I add is only there for one session, and I can see myself spending more time adding tracks than listening to them with this method.
3) The list in the left pane displays file names rather than track names. I find this a bit bizarre as the track names are in the tags of the files I have, but I can only see them when I actually play the files, which is a bit late really since I know the titles of most of these songs off by heart. I'd really want to know before
I click play.
4) A question. A certain page
over at Arbee's WIP lists several Square games in red and says they 'may never work in AO'. Now I don't mean to insult, but I've been playing music from some of those game using Highly Experimental for over two years now and they sounded pretty accurate to what I got from the games. Why is this so much harder in AO? Enlightenment would be much appriciated.