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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Microsoft skips Windows 9 due to Win 95-98 legacy code. on: October 06, 2014, 09:13:36 AM
I have seen this around the net and wonder if anyone here has come across this issue.

From an article on PCWorld;

"To save time, some third-party Windows desktop developers used a shorthand to check the version name (not number) of Windows they were installing their app to. Instead of coding apps to check for Windows 95 or Windows 98, developers coded instructions to check for "Windows 9."

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...ndows-95-legacy-code.html
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: October 01, 2014, 11:36:18 PM
How are you people installing it? The 64-bit USA ISO just has errors in VirtualBox when I try to install it.

I had problems too so ended up using VMware.

So far it seems to be the same as Win8 without the hassle of bypassing the Metro screen.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Select, Create Folder, Move Content program on: October 01, 2014, 07:53:29 PM
maybe Skwire's Files 2 Folder will help you?

http://skwire.dcmembers.c...m/fp/?page=files-2-folder

That is it! I knew I had seen it here somewhere but could not find it. I did try a search but of course did not use the magic words!

Thanks!
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Looking for Select, Create Folder, Move Content program on: September 30, 2014, 02:05:34 PM
Before I post in Coding Snacks, I thought I would ask here if there is a program that I can;

Select multiple files
Right click to pop up a dialogue box or menu item
Stay in the current directory and create a new folder
Move selected files

So here is the scenario,

I have multiple files in my download directory that I would like to move to a new folder. I would like to select the files, right click, have the option to create a folder that they would be moved to (maybe option to copy) in the same directory. Done!

This would be easier than having two explorer windows open and creating folders in one and moving the contents from the other.

I seem to remember a coding snack that was similar but have not been able to locate it. Thanks!
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New BitTorrent client needed, suggestions please? on: September 25, 2014, 06:28:41 PM
I switched to qbittorrent from uTorrent and have not looked back. Simple, small footprint, no nonsense.  

Here are some good reviews of some clients on gizmo's freeware site

http://www.techsupportale...ree-bittorrent-client.htm

Their review of qbittorrent

Pros:
Low and stable RAM and CPU with all the necessary features. Fastest performance on torrents. Development still seems to be very active and responsive to users. Clean install, no addons etc. Cross platform client.
Cons:
Support has improved, but could be better. Not that well known and not accepted at many private torrent sites (though the situation is improving).
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 7 Best Tools To Print To PDF (From The Web) on: August 20, 2014, 04:10:15 PM
Chrome browser has a print to PDF function that I use to capture web sites.  Open Office/Libra Office has the function built in. CutePDF writer works great too for everything else.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Simple Podcast Player with 30 second skip feature. on: July 17, 2014, 08:03:34 AM
Either run Trout with administrator rights or run it from a folder that is not UAC protected.  Once you do that, try the resume playback feature again.

Yep that did the trick. Ran as Admin and did not receive any error messages. Paused playback, closed, opened and voila, back to the spot I paused at.

I guess I need to explore some of the features to programs that I already use. Trout was always my go to program for just listening to music stored on my computer. Since the advent of smart phones, I use that feature much less.

Thanks for all your help as always.
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Simple Podcast Player with 30 second skip feature. on: July 17, 2014, 12:41:29 AM
Trout has a Resume playback on startup option which remembers the last position.  Maybe that is enough for your needs?

If I click the stop button, it does not remember where I was. The progress bar clears back to zero. If I hit the pause button and close, it does not remember where I was. Now I am getting an error when closing "Error saving list contents". (Windows 7). I received the error both with and without the resume box being checked.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Simple Podcast Player with 30 second skip feature. on: July 16, 2014, 11:33:13 PM
Well, now you have me thinking.  Currrently, in Trout, you can set a custom seek jump interval and then use the corresponding skip forward and skip backward buttons.  Is that good enough?

I just downloaded the current version and found the programmable skip feature. Works like a charm!

One other feature that I did not think about but just thought of as I was trying out Trout again, is a bookmark feature to resume where the podcast left off. One of the podcasts is three hours long (hence the fast forward need!) if I hit stop instead of pause, I would need to find the spot that I stopped at.
This of course is more of a question of possibility than a request. I get to fall in love with Trout all over again!

Thanks!
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Simple Podcast Player with 30 second skip feature. on: July 16, 2014, 09:43:48 PM
I can do this one.

I am not sure if this would be a simple addition to the Trout player.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / SOLVED: Simple Podcast Player with 30 second skip feature. on: July 14, 2014, 10:46:35 PM
I know there are a few small simple audio players for windows but what I find lacking is the ability to skip 30 seconds ahead or back. It would be great if the skip time could be defined i.e. 5, 10, 20 seconds ect.

I listen to a lot of audio podcasts on my Android phone. My player of choice allows skipping in defined increments. I record and download podcasts onto my desktop computer and would like to be able to skip past the boring parts and continue to the parts that interest me. A slider control is not very accurate.

Some windows players have this feature but you have to push a combo of keys to get a simple skip. I would like to push a button on the player or simply define a single key for the action. The keyboard is not very important as having the feature part of the onscreen player.

Thanks!
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software to use the desktop mic/speakers to talk on Android phone? on: December 27, 2013, 11:00:20 AM
I remembered this topic and then read about this program pplconnect.

It does everything you asked for, and more! I have not tried it yet myself. No real need but looks like an interesting product.

It can be found here: http://pplconnect.mobi/ (yes it is a .mobi but actually displays as a normal web page on a computer)
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Podcast Downloader on: October 03, 2013, 05:44:03 PM
I use an app on my Android phone called Beyond Podcast. I am able to find podcasts and download older podcasts that I have not heard yet. Sometimes I want to download all the podcasts in the series but of course it downloads them one at a time and even on wifi can take hours. If I go to the site of the podcast, sometimes I will have to go to seperate pages for each podcast or only able to download a few per page. The reason I mentioned the Android app is that the way it accesses the podcasts, they are all downloadable in one shot.

Is there a program or can a program be written to work like the app, download all podcasts at once instead of having to hunt them down on the website?

After download, I can transfer them to my phone.

Thanks!
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: CD jewel case insert file list on: August 29, 2012, 08:53:45 PM
Success!

I found the program I have been looking for. It is called MP3 Printer and can be found here; http://www.bynasoft.com/mp3print.php

It is a bargain for me @ $12.00

15  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: CD jewel case insert file list on: August 19, 2012, 11:45:57 PM
WOW! Love the input!  Grin

Yes I agree that the investment in a HD instead of DVD "could" be better, my luck with HD is flaky at best. I have cashed in on my HD warranties.

Now the type of encoding is also an interesting factor...but my reason for DVD and MP3 is.....all current and most past DVD/BlueRay players will play MP3 format music. So if I archive on something that can be played on something a few years from now it is better than trying to match an eide, sata, or ? (future HD format) down the road. I hope to hang onto the orignal CD's as long as the wife allows due to the storage issue.

Yes it could work in Word but I need to import a text file into a multi column word doc that could span multiple pages formatted to the size of a jewel case insert.
I have not had luck with that. I am open though.

I will see if I can find the CD I have that has the fanfold output from the REAL player and post that for reference.

Thanks again for the advice.  smiley
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: CD jewel case insert file list on: August 18, 2012, 10:02:58 PM
I almost responded to your first post...

You will have a hard time there.

First, there are no "inserts" that you can print on. (Correct me if I am wrong -- I've never seen one.) So you can't just print one out.

You will then end up printing on something that you need to cut out. So, count on that. 400+ times. Yuck.

I'd say just look for some kind of printing template.

This is not the kind of thing that most software developers will want to program because the lack of media for inserts makes it more of a niche market. That makes it unprofitable. So...

Now, I could be wrong entirely. I've just never seen anything like that. Seen lots of CD label software, and even know some of the developers that make it. But not for inserts.

Let's hope that someone here can trump my ignorance there.

Renegade, thanks for the reply and sorry for the confusion.

I am not looking to print on pre-cut / formatted jewel inserts but on plain paper that can be cut / folded into the proper size.
The 400+ number is the amount of CD's but they will be converted to mp3 format and archived onto DVD's. ( hopefully reduced to a manageable amount of Discs and physical space. )

Once upon a time I did have a program that did this but after a few system crashes and new computers, I have been unable to find it or a suitable replacement.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: CD jewel case insert file list on: August 18, 2012, 10:51:34 AM
I originally posted this in the main software forum but did not get any responses for known programs that do just this. An excel or word macro can be considered.

I am finally having time to start to put my CD collection into the digital age. ( have close to 400+ albums! Most are from overseas when I traveled.)

I am having a hard time finding a stand alone program to print the track info on a jewel case insert. I searched the forums and found only one program that looked promising but did not meet my needs. My Epson printer has a built in disc printer with software so I do not want to invest in disc label software just to print jewel inserts. Once upon a time, REAL had a program that produced nice fanfold inserts but it was part of the REAL PLAYER software. All I want to do it to list the track info in two or more rows on the insert. Because I am archiving to DVD, there are quite a number of tracks and info to print.

Thanks,
Larry
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / CD jewel case insert with file information on: August 17, 2012, 07:56:12 AM
I am finally having time to start to put my CD collection into the digital age. ( have close to 400+ albums! Most are from overseas when I traveled.)

I am having a hard time finding a stand alone program to print the track info on a jewel case insert. I searched the forums and found only one program that looked promising but did not meet my needs. My Epson printer has a built in disc printer with software so I do not want to invest in disc label software just to print jewel inserts. Once upon a time, REAL had a program that produced nice fanfold inserts but it was part of the REAL PLAYER software. All I want to do it to list the track info in two or more rows on the insert. Because I am archiving to DVD, there are quite a number of tracks and info to print.

Any suggestions on available software would be appreciated. I have even thought that it might be able to be done in MS Excel.

Thanks,
Larry
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: IDEA: Copy and Paste from a txt file to a directory on: December 28, 2010, 09:34:41 AM
I have not been able to find the device in DOS so using a batch file does not seem doable.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Backup and open file on: November 25, 2010, 11:52:47 PM
A program that takes the Excel file association, backs up the file when passed to it, then passes the original Excel file on to Excel. Basically, just intercepting the file.

Close.

The Excel file is on a server. So whatever is done, has to be done on the file on the server and not on the users side. That is why I went the batch file route.
I would have to have all users who access the file have a program local on their computer. Some tele commute at times so it would get messy making sure
everyone had a user side program.
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Backup and open file on: November 20, 2010, 06:26:10 PM
I can make a right-click shell extension to do this.  All your users would have to install it, of course.  Acceptable?

Hi skwire. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I had finals (which I passed!) and now doing a preceptorship (nursing) which is 12 hours a day.

I actually figured out how to do it simply but should have thought of it sooner. I wrote a batch file which makes a copy and then opens the file. I compiled it into an executable and named it the same as the file as not to confuse the users. The actual file is in another directory so no one can confuse the two.

Thanks for the quick reply as always and again I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

Larry
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Backup and open file on: November 11, 2010, 11:58:22 AM
An issue at work with an excel spreadsheet that way too many people have access to made me think of this.

Right click a file and be able to copy the file with a time and date stamp to a sub-directory and then open the file.

I believe this would be easier done than to have to put in a macro in the spreadsheet and it could work on all files.

I am sure an AHK script would work but......everyone who accesses this file would have to run AHK which now as I think of it, creates another issue on how to make it work across a network.

Sorry about the monkey wrench at the end  undecided

Thanks,
Larry
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Download multiple links from WEB page on: October 28, 2010, 11:03:14 AM
I had reason to use this tool recently.
The author of the tool now makes it available from here
WSUS Offline Update website

Looks like Office 2000 support has been dropped though.

Yes the newest version has dropped Office 2000 support but you can still run the older version and get updates. I am currently trying to determine what files it does update compared the the files I found ( approx 158 ) searching MS website.

Too much info....too little time!  tongue
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Download multiple links from WEB page on: October 28, 2010, 10:00:27 AM
What did you you use to obtain the direct links?

1) I studied the confirmation and download URLs and determined they were the same with one exception (details.aspx gets changed to confirmation.aspx in the URL)
2) I used Firefox to grab all the details links.
3) Quick find/replace in a text editor then gave me all the links to the 158 actual confirmation pages.
4) I then wrote a quickie AHK script that downloaded each confirmation page's HTML and used a simple regex on each to extract the actual file download URL.

Make sense?

That makes a lot of sense. I was snooping around the page source also but was not able to ascertain the information you did. Need more experience and also why I asked.  cheesy

I really appreciate all the WORK AND TIME  you put in in order to get the links available.  Thmbsup

Thanks again.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Download multiple links from WEB page on: October 27, 2010, 04:40:48 PM
Your easiest bet would be to grab a copy of a free product called CT4 Updater available here

Thanks for the information. I will give it a twirl.
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