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1  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)
2  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!
3  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

4  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
5  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.
6  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
7  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
8  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.
9  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.
10  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
11  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
12  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
13  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.
14  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.
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Download multiple links from WEB page on: October 27, 2010, 04:39:21 PM
I sent you a PM with all the direct download links that you should be able to put into any download manager.  They totalled just over 500 megs.

Thanks for both the quick reply and the PM!  Thmbsup

What did you you use to obtain the direct links?
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Download multiple links from WEB page on: October 27, 2010, 01:11:45 PM
Here is my current dilemma;

I use Office 2000 because it works great for me. (yes I know about open office ect.  smiley )
Microsoft has stopped supporting auto updates for the product. The only way to download the updates now is to do it one at a time.
I am constantly reloading my OS and programs due to "geeking" up my computer. (upgrades, crashes ect) The times I do update the hardware, I have to do a full install instead of an image backup.
When I do a full install, I have to apply all the office updates manually.
There are approx 158 updates on the MS site for office 2000. (they can be found here: Office 2000 updates )

The search links will take you to a page with a download link. Is there a way to automatically go from the search link to the download link and then download the update?

I am open for all suggestions. I have used some of the download managers for Firefox but they cannot link to a link in a link.  cheesy

Thanks as always!
Larry
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: IDEA: Copy and Paste from a txt file to a directory on: October 27, 2010, 12:54:26 PM
Have not tried it in the DOS world but will try and give you guys feedback. Thanks!
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: IDEA: Copy and Paste from a txt file to a directory on: August 31, 2010, 10:39:45 AM
A question that potential coders might want answered: Can you copy files to your device in windows explorer?

Yes. That is the only way and only program (windows copy) that I have found that will copy the files (other than third party programs ie WinAmp that treat it as a USB drive and therefore very slow). If I copy and paste the files all together, they are NOT copied in sequential order and that is the problem.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / UNFINISHED: Copy and Paste from a txt file to a directory on: August 23, 2010, 11:06:02 AM
Here is my ongoing dilemma that I have been trying to fix but due to the nuances of windows and it's interaction with hardware it does not seem to stay fixed long.

I have a MP3 player that will work as a USB device or a Portable Media Player in My Computer.
If I make it look like a USB device, it transfer data at a snails pace. I have not been able to find out why or update firmware and see if that will help. The device is no longer supported by the manufacture but works great and keeps a charge forever.

If I make it look like a Portable Media device, the transfer rates are acceptable.

I have tried all kinds of programs to bulk transfer the files without success. Even the wonderful filebucket! None will see the device when it is in Portable Media Mode. I want the files in a particular order because the order they are transferred will dictate the order they are played.

So my newest idea is to copy a list of the files I want copied to a text file and then read them one by one to be copied to the device using windows copy program.

Example:

copy.txt

c:\a\1.mp3
c:\a\2.mp3
c:\a\3.mp3
c:\b\9.mp3
c:\b\10.mp3

Now I would like to copy all the files to "My Computer\Insignia KIX\Fixed storage" This could also be the only other opened window.

The trick here is to have the program recognize the media player. All the programs I have tried will not recognize the media player in this configuration. Some will let me find the directory in the program but do nothing when running the program.

Any input is always welcomed. Thanks!


20  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: I Need, I Pay on: July 19, 2010, 11:41:10 AM
Pandia Powersearch uses Google's results, by default, with lots of ads.  Its a junk website that doesn't do what the OP asked.

I use Firefox with adblock so I do not get any advertising. You can change the default search engine or use it as a metasearch engine which is what the requester was asking about.
There is even a tutorial on the site on how to make best use of search engines.

A tool is only as good as the operator.

BTW, it was the first site that came up while doing a cursory search and looked interesting. I mentioned that further investigation would be prudent to find one that was a good fit.
I was also suggesting that the tools were possibly available to do what was needed without having to pay for it or at least have an educated idea on what you would be paying for.
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: I Need, I Pay on: July 17, 2010, 12:03:23 PM
Actually it is very easy to do yourself without a lot of coding.

A quick search of "metasearch engines" turned up this gem Pandia Powersearch. It states "Pandia Powersearch is our all-in-one list of search engines and directories. Search the Web using the search form above, or select one of the categories below to find the best Internet search tools."

It also has this blurb;

List of search engines and directories

The databases used by search engines are made by "robots" or "spiders" that automatically map the Web by following the links between sites. The directories, on the other hand, contain sites that are hand picked by human beings. Still, most search sites present search engine as well as directory results. Metasearch engines gather results from several search engines and directories. They are not that good at advanced Boolean searching, but may provide you with a broad sweep of the Web.

Traditional search engines list normal web pages and some other file types that are interlinked to from such webpages. The database sites, however, give you access to data that are not part of the Web as such. See also sites focusing on the hidden Web below.

So if you educate yourself on some of the hidden features of search engine commands like Google's commands found here http://www.seowarrior.net/google-search-co/ (just one of many sites with the info), you can find almost anything without the crap!

Lots of luck!  cheesy
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: AHK script to insert date and time to file name on: June 28, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
IainB "As an encouragement, I would suggest that you might pick it up quite quickly if you have no techo background to cloud your thinking with preconceptions."

No truer words were ever spoken!

I am an electronics engineer by trade and now a nurse. My specialty was automation and controls.

It has been tough to wrap my mind around how they want "nurses" to think. What seems simple to the people who do not have a technical background take on a whole new meaning to me.   huh

I am far ahead of what they are expecting and I have to remember to go from a to b to c instead of jumping right into c because I "know" it is right. I have also been working in the medical field for the last 4 years which also hinders that KISS thinking.

Some of us think in binary and some of us think in analog and some of us keep confusing the 10!!
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: AHK script to insert date and time to file name on: June 25, 2010, 01:12:07 PM
I use this - prune it how you like.
Having the date in ISO format at the front of the file name makes for good document filing/sorting.

AutoHotKey script:
Quote
^+d::  ; Ctrl+Shift+d outputs current date+time
   FormatTime, CurrentDateTime,, yyyy-MM-dd HHmm  ; It will look like 2010-12-21 0353hrs
   SendInput %CurrentDateTime%hrs
   return

Sweet!  Thmbsup

Thanks! Hopefully I will have more time to work on learning AHK to be able to know that it takes a whole two lines of code to do this!

BTW works like a charm.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: AHK script to insert date and time to file name on: June 25, 2010, 12:19:34 PM
is this what you're looking for? TimeStamp 2.1 by Skrommel..

http://www.donationcoder....13669.msg116805#msg116805

Thanks for the link. Will have to take a look...one thing I notice is the formatting...certain characters are no no for file naming.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: AHK script to insert date and time to file name on: June 25, 2010, 11:30:46 AM
While backing up some info today, I thought how cumbersome it is to type the date and time into the file name. It would be nice to have a shortcut that could do that.
Yes I know there is a time/date stamp on the file BUT this makes the file name unique too.

EX:

            "inserted text"
foobar 06_25_10 9-30am (does not have to follow this exact format just an idea)

Apologies up front if this has already been done but unfortunately I have not been able to find it.

Thanks!
Larry
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