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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: MP3 player with copy/move feature
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:56 AM »
When I am making compilation disks of my music to listen to in the car, sometimes I will play the songs before I copy them to make sure I like them or I am not tired of listening to it.

What I would like is a MP3 player with a button that would allow the user to move or copy the music being played to another directory.

The player just needs to play/skip/stop/copy/move MP3s. No other features needed.

Thanks!

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That leaves me with DriveGLEAM that has way too much overhead involved just to intercept the
hard drive activity.

Hi, I'm the author of DriveGLEAM. How can you justify this? exactly what are the overhead? are you experiencing slowdowns? if so please enter a bugreport here: http://forum.dirtcellar.net
DriveGLEAM is one of the fastest free (and non-free for that matter) software HD LED indicators available. If you are still running on a 100mhz pentium you can set the pollrate if neccesary.
Just compare DriveGLEAM with other simmilar tools and check the resource usage by your self.
...as you can understand this post really provoked me and I just had to blow off some steam ;)

Hi Waxhead,

I apologize if I offended you or your program!

Maybe the term "overhead" was used in the wrong context.

I am looking for a simple program to just blink the scroll lock LED without any other features.

I appreciate programmers like you who work hard to put out quality programs for free. I have tried your program and found it to work as you have stated without any issues on my computer.

Again I sincerely apologize if you took offense to my statements.

WSD

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By the way wetsmellydog, make sure you did what I said above before running the AHK script, otherwise you will get random readings.

(Just ONCE though! :up:)

According to the help file on diskperf.exe, it is not necessary to run the script in XP.

See below

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Mr Comp>diskperf.exe -y

Both Logical and Physical Disk Performance counters on this system
        are automatically enabled on demand.
Raw counters are also enabled for IOCTL_DISK_PERFORMANCE.

C:\Documents and Settings\Mr Comp>diskperf.exe /?


DISKPERF [-Y[D|V] | -N[D|V]] [\\computername]

  -Y  Sets the system to start all disk performance counters
      when the system is restarted.

  -YD Enables the disk performance counters for physical drives.
      when the system is restarted.
  -YV Enables the disk performance counters for logical drives
      or storage volumes when the system is restarted.
  -N  Sets the system to disable all disk performance counters
      when the system is restarted.

  -ND Disables the disk performance counters for physical drives.
  -NV Disables the disk performance counters for logical drives.
  \\computername        Is the name of the computer you want to
                        see or set disk performance counter use.
                        The computer must be a Windows 2000 system.
  NOTE: Disk performance counters are permanently enabled on
        systems beyond Windows 2000.

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SoftLeds can also use the ScrollLock led on your keyboard to display the disk access on all the monitored drives. See http://xfx.net/utili...s/softleds/index.htm.

I am looking for a small program without extras. The AHK script would have been great if it had worked.

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What do you mean when you say "did not work reliably"? I am running it right now (gotta love the blinking lights :-*) and it seems to work fine (wired keyboard, didn't touch a line of code within the script so it is as-is from the net). Very handy for me, I didn't even have a mobo LCD to show HDD usage. :)

I compared the HD light on my computer and the Scroll Lock LED. They rarely matched. In fact, the scroll lock LED would blink even when there wasn't any indicated activity from the computer.

I am using a wired Logitec keyboard.

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OK, I tried the AHK script and it did not work reliably.

That leaves me with DriveGLEAM that has way too much overhead involved just to intercept the
hard drive activity.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

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What I would really like is just a stand alone program that would do job without all the bells and whistles.
Doesn't that ahk script do just that?

It depends on aht to run.

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I tried to find something like that a few years ago and discovered that there's something about my USB keyboard that doesn't like having its LED toggled numerous times a second.  Either the LED would get stuck in a particular state, or the keyboard itself would go nuts requiring a reboot.

I gave up and ended up using FloatLED: http://www.stone-oak...m/index_software.php

I had spent long hours searching for a solution and after I post this message, I find a couple of software solutions.

FloatLED is based on this software DriveGLEAM found at http://www.dirtcellar.net/
What is cool about this program is that you can hook up and control LEDs from the
parallel port.

I also found an autohotkey script at http://www.autohotke...orum/topic17954.html

What I would really like is just a stand alone program that would do job without all the bells and whistles.


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Years ago I found a program that allowed you to use the scroll lock LED as a hard drive light indicator.
I have not been able to find it again after numurous pcs and HD crashes. I tried searching the net and
have not found a replacement either.

This was WAY before motherboards had integrated hard drive controllers. I think they were intercepting
hardware int15.

There is a software version that sits in the task tray but I find that one annoying.

Thanks!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 13, 2007, 11:03 AM »
^^
That was disheartening ! :( but thanks for the appreciation.

I might not be able to use it but it looks like you have a lot of other fans that will.
Thanks again.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 13, 2007, 10:42 AM »
Here is a new build.

+ Status Indicator on Title (Waiting, Activated and DeActivated)
- Activation Nag Popup
. Many other enhancements and optimizations

Please report bugs if any.

Hi destiny_ruler,

Thanks for jumping in and supplying another option.

Unfortunately I am unable to run your program at work since they do not have .net installed on the computers.

Thanks for the hard work.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 13, 2007, 10:37 AM »
Sorry I haven't uploaded yet but real life got in the way today, I'll work on it some more this evening.
BTW my version requires no framework to operate.

Hi Cpilot,

Been using your program for the past few days and it is working great. No need to rush the changes.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 11, 2007, 10:47 PM »
OK, you just want a short message then really.
I can add that without much trouble at all, I'll do that first thing in the morning and upload it for you and you can see if it's what you need. I can also have the message display in the tooltip if you'd like.
BTW closing the window just hides it, to exit the application use the menu on the tray icon.
If you want it prettied up or anything let me know.

I like that it does not exit when closed. It would be too easy to exit the program by accident.

I could ask for a lot of "while your at it" addons but you have really saved me a lot of headaches and adding the text feature will be good enough for me.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 11, 2007, 09:25 PM »
Cpilot,

I ran your program and it worked as advertised. I was even able to change the wave file used.

What I am seeking with the user defined message is that the popup box have a user defined message i.e. I could put in "Time to check temp" or "time to chart" and the box displays the text when the alarm sounds.

Thanks again, this is a great time saver for me just the way it is!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 11, 2007, 11:26 AM »
Thanks for the welcome urlwolf.

I would be happy to help alpha/beta test your program. Just let me know if I can help out.

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Timer based on real time
« on: October 10, 2007, 11:25 PM »
Yes another timer problem.

I work at a hospital and have to chart the patient's vitals every 15 minutes after surgery. This has to be done at 15 past the hour, 30 minutes past the hour 45 minutes past the hour and on the hour.

I need a timer that will sound a user chosen wav file (some sounds can be irritating to recouping patients so one that is tolerable has to be used) on the 15's, display a user defined message that will only go away after acknowledgment and continue counting happily away without user intervention. That is it will alarm at the next 15 even if the message is not acknowledged.

Most timers will not auto continue after sounding an alarm and if the timer is started at 10 after the hour, will not alarm at 15 past but at the preset countdown time.

The only way this can truly be done is to be tied to the computer real time clock.

Any takers?

Thanks!

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