Welcome to LoopDropZ, a simple drag and drop seamless background audio looper
LoopDropZ was originally designed to provide 24/7 background audio, primarily
as a noise barrier against the office downstairs, and their darned fire-doors.
It has since proven useful in all sorts of situations, and has been spruced-up
and improved for public release. Lots more info, here..
(c) 2007->tomorrow! cor + corz.org ;o)
[known bugs at the bottom]
+ New stuff
~ Just minor stuff. Enabled MP3 playing for preview (Ctrl+Drag).
You can still use MP3 with the layer switch. You can also use the layer
switch for single files to loop a long MP3 in the background.
C:\path\to\LoopDropZ.exe layer "B:\Audio\long.mp3"
You can send multiple files, of course, but playing multiple MP3 files,
particularly long ones could be shaky. Playing multiple WAVs with the
layer switch is much more solid.
NOTE: I haven't so much enabled MP3 support for these non-seamless
methods as not disallowed it.
~ Edit ini feature now uses ShellExecute mechanism to launch your default
.ini editor. The "editor" preference is now deprecated.
~ LoopDropZ will now immediately loop any file loaded on the command-line.
+ Experimental layering feature for launching with multiple files on the
command-line. Use the switch "layer" (or just "l") and then your file
paths, in quotes, e.g..
C:\path\to\LoopDropZ.exe layer "B:\Audio\chant.wav" "B:\Audio\primal7.wav" "B:\Audio\metadrop.wav"
This feature isn't *quite* seamless, and will be replaced with something
better, rsn. Some audio files it will be more noticeable than others.
It is fun, though. You can load 1-62 files (so long as you have the
memory) and once loaded and looping, you can select yet another file
from your drop-down to loop on top of them, or drag wavs in (each of
which *will* loop seamlessly, as normal). Also, you can still Ctrl+Drop
yet more WAV files on top to preview. Hours of enjoyment!
NOTE: You can play MP3s with this mechanism.
~ I have removed the registry capabilities for now. Windows 10 has more
complexity here and I will need to investigate a better method before
things get messy.
~ LoopDropZ is now free and open source. All my apps will be this now.
I have learned.
The source code still needs some sorting out and comments put in, but
+ Improved licensing code. Less annoying.
+ Online version checking - keeps you up to date with the latest releases.
0.6.0.3 [first official release]
All features implemented.