I allways wanted to ask this question, but never dared
Is it possible to preview MOD and S3M music files in the viewer pane of DO12 ?
I was sure that if something was playable in Windows Media (Windows 8.1), it would be playable in DO viewer pane. I would just have to add the extentions in the Windows Media Player Plugin (from the ActiveX plugins parameters in DO) to allow it.
But it doesn't work. When I click on a Mod or s3m file, Media Player appears but if I click on the "play" button, nothing happens.
I have suggestion to made plugin that run any program with parameters based on extension in viewer pane (something like sandboxed process). This give us, for example, possibility to load XMPlay in viewer pane if mod/s3m/xm will be clicked. I don't know is it possible, but it will be nice. Preferenced for any program should be stored in specific opus subdirectory (instead of AppData) to personalize view independent of standalone version of program.
But I think it will be too difficult to made. Or not?
A big part of the reason the preview pane exists at all is for it not to open other additional windows when you select files, and there is no way to meld another program's window into our own unless the other program provides a suitable object, which could not be launched or controlled via the command line alone.
And about mod/s3m - it will be nice of course, but I think XMplay makes it much better (you can set interpolation, decrease stereo separation etc.). Most of players that using just plugins for mod, have no useful options. And listening mod without decreasing stereo separation is hard (especially on headphones).