Atmospheres Music Player Update for AIR Beta 3

I have (finally) ported the Atmospheres AIR Music Player to Flex 3 Beta 3. You can get the complete code as a Flex Builder 3 Beta 3 project at the following link:

Download Atmospheres Beta 3 Project Here

You will need the Flex 3 Beta 3 software from Adobe Labs. This will also install the newest version of AIR. You may find however, that older AIR applications will no longer run.

There are a couple of changes from the previous version of this application:

The music player uses a component I wrote called ScrollingText. This displays a moving banner at the top of the application showing the artist, track, and composer of the current song.

Drag and drop has changed. You can still drag both Albums and Tracks into the Playlist area, but the feedback is different. That’s because in Beta 3, AIR applications use the native drag and drop. This means your AIR applications can exchange data with desktop applications. Very nice, but I liked the image proxies. Hopefully that will become an option by the final release.

Friday, March 7 2008: I’ve updated the link associated with this article.