View Issue Details

IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001791OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2024-06-29 13:35
ReporterDrillimation Assigned ToSaga Musix  
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version11
Product VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.7.8 (current stable) 
Summary0001791: Display timecode in milliseconds

In OpenMPT, the timecode for a module is displayed at the bottom of the screen in hours, minutes, and seconds (hh:mm:ss). I would like it to display in milliseconds (this would look like this:

TagsNo tags attached.
Has the bug occurred in previous versions?
Tested code revision (in case you know it)


related to 0001017 new Tick boundary rendering (was: Provide access to next play position


Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2024-06-15 13:29

administrator   ~0005975

Last edited: 2024-06-15 13:38

For a millisecond display, the update frequency of the UI timer would have to be increased significantly to make any sense (otherwise the last two digits will always just be 00 and that makes about as much sense as the inflated scoring system in pinball machines ;)). I'm not sure if that's a good idea given the load it adds to UI update tasks, and especially with smooth pattern scrolling that might make it even easier to completely lock up the UI. Adding a 1/10th-second display would be more realistic.



2024-06-15 13:49

administrator   ~0005976

This could make more sense (and be way more useful) if the displayed timing would be tick-aligned. However that is currently not possible.

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2024-06-29 13:35

administrator   ~0005990

In r21114 I have increased the precision to showing 1/10th seconds. As mentioned above, it currently doesn't make much sense to increase the precision beyond that. As a side effect, the active channel count is now also updated more frequently, which is more similar to Impulse Tracker (I was always a bit annoyed by the low update frequency so I consider this to be a positive side effect).

You can download an updated test build from (will take a few hours to show up there). Please let us know if this change is satisfying enough for you or if even higher precision is still needed.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2024-06-15 13:16 Drillimation New Issue
2024-06-15 13:29 Saga Musix Note Added: 0005975
2024-06-15 13:38 Saga Musix Note Edited: 0005975
2024-06-15 13:49 manx Note Added: 0005976
2024-06-15 13:49 manx Relationship added related to 0001071
2024-06-15 13:50 manx Relationship deleted related to 0001071
2024-06-15 13:50 manx Relationship added related to 0001017
2024-06-29 13:35 Saga Musix Assigned To => Saga Musix
2024-06-29 13:35 Saga Musix Status new => feedback
2024-06-29 13:35 Saga Musix Note Added: 0005990