LightMP3 v2.0.0 ALPHA

PSP - Image 1Sony PlayStation Portable homebrew developer Sakya has just rolled out the latest version to LightMP3, the energy-efficient MP3 player for your Sony handheld, and we’re here to give you all the details. Sporting a new look and added languages, this one should be right up your alley if you’re concerned about battery life cutting your music trips short. More news in the full article.

Download: LightMP3 v2.0.0 ALPHA
Visit: QJ.NET’s PSP Development Forums

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For those of us who like to use our Sony PlayStation Portable as a convenient MP3 player, heads up: PSP homebrew developer Sakya has just released a new version of LightMP3, a work-in-progress MP3 player that’s a bit more energy-efficient than the handheld’s own MP3 player function.

What’s new with this version is that users can now customize the way they want LightMP3 to look on their PSPs. Yes, that’s right. it’s now entirely skinnable, and yes, you can pretty much play around with the values of everything you see on screen – from their position, typeface, typeface color, and so on.

But with LightMP3 still in its ALPHA stages, there’s still quite some work to be done. As Sakya admits in the release post, the Media Library function is still missing (although the track data is saved in an SQLite database). When it gets implemented in future versions, users will be able to use the Media Library feature to browse tracks by Artist, Album, Genre, Year, or Rating. Yes, you’ll be able to search, too.

What about the battery life-saving feature? It’s still the same as the previous version, that is, if you activate Economy Mode while listening to a track. This is done by a press of the START button. Easy, right? Rating your music is easy, too – just hold down X and then tap UP or DOWN on the D-Pad to rate your tracks.

Here’s a list of the known bugs in version 2.0.0 of LightMP3:

  1. FLAC playback is broken (the app crash)
  2. Suspend doesn’t work (the app crash)
  3. libMAD playback is almost useless (for now) because isn’t streamed/buffered and the free memory is only 10Mb)
  4. USB connection doesn’t work
  5. Help screens are missing

Download: LightMP3 v2.0.0 ALPHA
Visit: QJ.NET’s PSP Development Forums

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