On this page you will find an overview of all parts and functions of the main window of the EasyMusicPlayer with a description of the respective function. An explanation of the functions of other program parts of the EasyMusicPlayer can be found in the function overview.
In the main program, you can find the current playlist or the current search results in the upper area of the window. All of the loaded songs are displayed with a number, the artist, the title, the length of the song, the corresponding album, the track, the year, the genre and the file path. By clicking on the header of each column, the entire list can be sorted up or down according to this column.
In the lower part of the main window, you can find a status display under the playlist on the left, where either the current song is displayed or it is shown, how many files are loaded currently and how long is the full playing time for these song. You can switch between these two alternatives by clicking on the status display. On the same level on the right beside, there is an indicator of how long the current song is and at which position it is playing at the moment.
You can play a song by double-clicking on it in the playlist or you can click on the button ">". In both cases, the ">" turns to "X" and when you click on this button again, you can stop the song. With "<<", you can go back to the previous song, with ">>" you can go to the next. Within a song, you can click on or move the bar on the right bottom of the main window to navigate the song. This bar is an indication of where you are a in a song.
The main window can be extended by "CTRL-F" or in the menu with "Search > Search" with a search panel, with which it is possible to search in the current playlist.
- Search: With this button you can search your current playlist for the term written in the input field. Alternatively, you can use the enter key, when your cursor is still located in the input field.
- Search > RegEx: If this option is not enabled, you can use the search box for normal conventional searches. For instance, you can search for the word "Artist". Whenever this function is activated, the search function is a search with regular expressions. You can type in your regular expressions directly to the search box. The search for [3-9], for example would list all of your titels containing the digits 3 to 9, searching for (is|fish) would find all titles with the single words is and fish but not titles with something like fishing or alis and the searching for ^[a-z]+$ finds all titles, consisting of only one word. As you can see, the possibilities when searching with regular expressions are nearly boundless. An overview over regular expressions and an introduction to the bases, you can find on the page regular expressions.
- Search > Options: Shows or hides the search options on the search panel, with which you can customize your search.
- Search > Show All: Displays all of the songs from the loaded playlist. This function can be used, if you will have searched for something and you want to go back to your normal playlist.
- Search Panel > Artist, Title, Length, Album, Track, Year, Genre, Path: Here you can choose the columns in which the search term should occure. Only in the selected columns the term is searched in.
- Search Panel > All Columns: Makes it easy to choose all of the columns by only one click.
- Search Panel > No Column: Disables all of the selected columns.
- Search Panel > Standard: The default search will take place in the columns artist, title and album. This function resets your configuration and returns all boxes to the default configuration.
- Search Panel > Lower and Upper: Select this option to search case-sensitive. If you are looking for "Artist" and this option is enabled, "Artist" is a match and "artist" is no match. If this option is not active, both words would hit this query.
- Search Panel > Exact Term: This option ensures that in the appropriate column, only the exact search term occurs with no other characters beyond. If you are searching for "Rock", for example, and this option is active, "Punk Rock" will not be found and only songs with the exact term "Rock" will be displayed. If this option is not active, "Punk Rock", "Hard Rock" and so on are matches of the term "Rock".
- Search Panel > Inverse Search: This option turns round the search result so that only hits will be displayed which do not correspond with the search term. If this option is active and you search for "Rock" as a genre, all other genres will be found but not rock.
- Search Panel > Whole Term: This option handles the search term as a whole word. If, for example, you are searching for "Punk Rock", these two words are not handled as two words but as a single term, so just hits with "Punk Rock" will be displayed and not hits with "Punk" and "Rock".
- Search Panel > AND-Relation: This option combines several words (separated with a blank) in the input field with an AND. This means, that all words must occur, but unlike the search for a whole term, it is not necessary, that the words are standing next to each other. If you are searching for "Punk Rock", also "Rock Punk" would be a hit and even if there would be some other words between "Punk" and "Rock", this items were found.
- Search Panel > OR-Relation: This option combines several words (separated with a blank) in the input field with an OR. This means, that only one of the words in the input field must occur to make a hit. A search for "Punk Rock" would list either all the songs with "Punk" as well as with "Rock" and all variations of "Punk" and "Rock".
- Double Click on Playlist: If you double click on the playlist, the corresponding song in the playlist is played. If there is no song in the playlist or you click on a place without songs, a dialog opens in which you can select one or more songs to add them to your current playlist.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Play Song: Plays the selected title.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Play as Next Song: This song is played after the current song has finished.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Show File Information: Shows some information about the file such as the folder and the file name et cetera.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Properties: Shows the file properties of the selected file (standard from Windows).
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Copy File(s) to Clipboard: Copies the selected file(s) to the clipboard, so that those files could be copied to any other folder with the shortcut "CTRL-V".
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > File Folder (STRG+Q): Opens the folder in which the file is saved in.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Song by this Artist/with the same length/...: This feature allows quick access to the search function, you can search for songs with the same artist, the same title and so on easily.
- Right Click on Song in Playlist > Delete Song from Playlist (DEL): Deletes the selected song from the playlist.
- Right Click on Statuts Bar: Allows the same functionality as when clicking the right mouse button on a song in the playlist, with the functions related to that song, that is currently playing.
- Drag and Drop from Playlist to Folder: You can easily move song files from your playlist to any other folder on your computer.