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[release] CD Art Display 2.0 Beta 4

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The CD Art Display 2.0 developement started right after CD Art Display 1.0 release back in 24Aug2007.

And now CD Art Display 2.0 Beta 4 is ready for testing and it reflects what can be the final version.

What is CD Art Display? It is a skinnable application that shows the now playing song cover on your desktop. It fully supports AlbumPlayer, Helium Music Manager, iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player 11, foobar2000 and partially supports MediaMonkey, MP3Toys, qmp and musikCube. See Readme.txt inside the zip for requirements.


It's a major, major upgrade with several new and improved features including:

  • 100% real time preview Skin Editor
  • drag and drop a zip or rar to install a skin
  • smooth horizontal and vertical text scrolling
  • full screen skin (download a full screen skin here)
  • screensaver module
  • custom picture slideshow when player is stopped or not running
  • cover search timeout (CAD will not freeze while searching)
  • lyrics search timeout (CAD will not freeze while searching)
  • Windows Vista Aero blur support
  • new skin elements
  • new elements transitions
  • translation support (German and Portuguese-Brazil included)
  • see complete list here

Download CD Art Display 2.0 beta 4 here

Make sure to see Reame.txt inside the zip!!

There are a lot to explore and the best way is trying the new skins. So visit CD Art Display Skin Gallery for latest and 100% 2.0 skins!

Read my blog article about CD Art Display 2.0 beta 4 for more details.

Here's a full screen skin by OtisBee screenshot (working in progress):


Click the image for a 1680x1050 preview

Have fun! :)

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hi Carlospr, long time buddy :)

Congrats on the near final release. I look forward to trying this out. One quick question though, can CD art Display insert lyrics into mp3s by any chance?

Right now CD Art Display won't touch any ID3 tag. :)

Not that I'm not considering such option. ;)

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Startet your programm but can't see any CD Cover on desktop. How do I display it??

What's your player? foobar2000 e.g. requires a plugin that you can also download at CAD home page.

Did you follow all the Readme.txt steps?

If so make sure to show CAD how you organize your music in "Options>Front cover".

See Help file (it's from 1.0 but you can find some tips there).

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Did you install CAD 1.0 first (from fileforum.com)?

Then did you copy the all new files following the Readme.txt directions?

CAD won't run properly if you just unzip 2.0 in a folder and run...

If you're already using ActiveWinamp plugin make sure to also download and install ActiveWinamp from CAD web site because some latest release are incompatible with each other.

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