The pilosophy behind GryPhon
I liked Grip (actually GCD, but I always launched Grip ;) ),
but Grip had a couple of bugs in it, and missed some featuress I would have
liked, so after emailing the author (Mike Oliphant) a couple of times and
getting no reply, I started writing my own CD player - as a Grip clone.
GryPhon has by now got all the CD-playing functions that Grip has,
but they work better than Grip's.
The main things that Grip has that Gryphon hasn't are:
On the other hand the main things that GryPhon has that Grip hasn't are:
- C++ code
- A ripper
- CDDB-fetching over the internet
The reason that I haven't included CDDB-fetching from the internet is that:
- Python code
- More responsive CD playback
- Adjustable Multi-speed skipping
- Change of CD-device on the fly (Grip 2.98 can't do it either ;) )
- EXTREME configurability
- XML-like colour/style-formatting of tracknames
- Shadowed/Dimmed Tracklist display
- Robust Playlist / Random playing system
- More 'nice' touches
So why am I against it?
- I never use it.
- I'm against it.
That's why I'm against it. ;)
- Because there are too many people making spelling errors,
that are then puplished on the net.
- WAY too many people not using the correct CAPS when typing in the tracks.
- And almost no-one seems to pay any attention to things like
indentation and special characters.