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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 18, 2011, 01:11:02 PM
Wow, thanks for all your feedback!

@tomos: long time no type! :-) I read that thread, but what exactly do you mean regarding the CPU? That's it's a reasonable choice?

@JavaJones: thanks, but the Lenovo Ideapad Y560 series seems to only come with a "glare" display, not "matte". (Btw, I agree, I find a touch pad that's not centered irritating too.)

Based on your feedback I'll might decide against SSD for now and get loads of RAM instead... not sure about this yet though.
127  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 17, 2011, 09:34:30 AM
When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I have no idea what would be causing this.  I routinely leave Trout paused for long periods of time (overnight) and have no problems resuming playback.

I just had an idea regarding the cause of it: my weird external USB soundcard sometimes acts up, for example when some application that consumes a lot of energy is turned on somewhere in the house. I then need to manually unplug USB and plug it back in (annoying - I'll try a different way to connect it/other cables soon). Some programs 'recover' (they become able again to output sound), but others need a restart to work again. I have no idea of the code relating to this, but this might be the reason for this problem showing up here.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 17, 2011, 08:00:27 AM
Interesting... thanks for the info and link.

Should I decide to give up the optical drive to install a SSD there (I don't watch so many DVDs, an external optical drive might be an option), is it still possible to use that as the system drive, and the original HD as backup? Will I still be able to get the full SSD speed this way?
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 17, 2011, 06:26:16 AM
Hi,

I'm looking for a new 15" TFT laptop and with roughly 105282443 different models on the market, I need your help!

- what I need it for: web, office, DVD watching (no gaming, no video editing)
- ~15" TFT (I think I have 15.6" now)
- not sure if I need a LED display, I mostly use an external TFT anyway
- I really dislike those reflecting displays (I forgot what it's called)
- no idea what CPU I should aim for (my current laptop has a Pentium Dual T2330 @ 1.60 GHz, and with Vista it sometimes feels a bit sluggish)
- I'd like Windows 7, I'm not open to Linux, Apple or whatever
- lots of RAM would be good since I love to run TONS of programs at the same time (got 4 GB now)
- I'm considering one with a ~120 GB SSD drive (because of speed, energy, noise, and heat)
- I like cool and quiet computers, and while my ex gf's laptop was both of that, mine is heating up a lot more, and is thus (thanks to the fan) not as quiet.
- the fan should run continuously if needed, not "on/off/on/off/..." like in some newer models (I think it was the cheaper DELL models and some other makes)
- battery life is not so important, as I found I rarely use it where there's no plug, but I like to be able to take it along when I travel or visit someone
- weight is not important
- a price tag of up to $1000 would be ok, less than that perfect (you might be able to convince me to spend more, but I'd really prefer not to)

None of the laptops I saw being advertised over the last months came with a SSD drive, would I need to have this one custom-built? Or is there something out there that's a fit?

Any pointers or feedback welcome!
130  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 16, 2011, 03:36:31 PM
I request a way to *not* have the track # displayed in the title bar automatically. Even though the Titlebar is just set to show "$file_n", it displays the track # *and* the file name.
131  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 02:17:00 PM
Well, it doesn't here.  Wink

Ah, I see where I broke it (funny enough, adding your request: http://www.donationcoder....16157.msg228354#msg228354).  I'll endeavour to fix.

Hehe... that IS funny!  cheesy


Did the image help to make clear what I meant?

Yes...but I don't see this behaviour under XP, only Win7.  I've been trying to fix it but I have no idea what is causing it since the two bars are set up with exactly the same properties.  Frustrating...

No idea... but: one of the guys in the AHK forums might be able to give you the answer quickly.

By the way, Vista here.
132  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 11:45:14 AM
Oh, I forgot: is it possible for you to make the "Random" play mode a tiny little bit less random? So that it would not play the same file twice in a row?
Cool

It should already do this check.
Well, it doesn't here.  Wink

Did the image help to make clear what I meant?
133  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 10:24:56 AM
Oh, I forgot: is it possible for you to make the "Random" play mode a tiny little bit less random? So that it would not play the same file twice in a row?
Cool
134  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 09:07:06 AM
The volume bar does not have a border to contain it (unlike the seekbar). Bug or feature?  smiley

I don't know what you're referring to in this case.

Hard to describe... let me try with an image:

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Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

I went back several versions but I don't see this feature you're describing.  At any rate, I can populate the seekbar text on startup but the titlebar doesn't get activated until a song is playing (it's always been this way, I believe).

Just populating the seekbar with that text would be great!


When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I have no idea what would be causing this.  I routinely leave Trout paused for long periods of time (overnight) and have no problems resuming playback.  Are your music files on a network drive that disconnects or a USB drive that has gone into standby, perhaps?

Hmm... I have external drives that go into standby, but the files in Trout are on a local TrueCrypt volume that's always 'connected'.
135  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 03:29:24 AM
The volume bar does not have a border to contain it (unlike the seekbar). Bug or feature?  smiley

And these two bugs are still in the last version. Anyone else experiencing this?

Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
And another new bug, maybe related to this one (no idea):

When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I then quit and restart Trout... and everything works fine again. Happened to me twice already.
136  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 08, 2011, 11:32:31 AM
Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
And another new bug, maybe related to this one (no idea):

When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I then quit and restart Trout... and everything works fine again. Happened to me twice already.
137  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 07, 2011, 08:16:07 AM
Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
138  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 06, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
Thanks for the quick fix!  Thmbsup
139  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 06, 2011, 02:54:57 AM
Another small bug:

I have Trout installed in two folders (with two different playlists). Today I
- started Trout A and played something
- started Trout B and played something
- quit Trout B
- a bit later I saw that Trout A (which was still running) had taken over the window title from Trout B (displaying a title from the other playlist at the top of its window, even though still having loaded a title from its own playlist)
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: most weird Ctrl key issue *ever*? on: January 06, 2011, 02:15:06 AM
what about hotkeys?

could another app be stealing using that key assignment?
Daaaaamn, that's it! Problem solved, thanks! :-) I didn't think of it as a possible cause.

Thanks to Shades, too.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: most weird Ctrl key issue *ever*? on: January 05, 2011, 04:26:15 PM
The issue has returned.  Sad
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: most weird Ctrl key issue *ever*? on: January 05, 2011, 02:05:53 PM
Interesting, there was another one installed. I removed it... let's see! :-) Thanks for the pointer!
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / most weird Ctrl key issue *ever*? on: January 05, 2011, 10:30:00 AM
Hi,

since a week or two ago I have this really strange Ctrl key issue... it *sometimes* stops working as a qualifier key (in combination with the up/down cursor keys). I noticed it in two different programs. First I thought my keyboard was failing, but it's the same thing with a different keyboard.

The really weird thing is that I can't reproduce it at will. Right now it's not working for example, but it might work again in 5 minutes. Or in two hours. I didn't spot a pattern. (Sometimes I seem to be able to get it to work again by restarting the program I want to use it in, but not always.)

Any ideas?
144  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 05, 2011, 08:14:39 AM
Small bug:

At the beginning of a file, when you pause it at a "TE:" amount of time smaller than the set "Rewind track x seconds when resuming from pause" time, Trout won't do any rewinding once you resume it. It would be very helpful if Trout would just rewind it to the beginning of the file in cases like that.

Request:

An option to add x seconds of silence between files (so in a way to pause it for x seconds) would come in handy in some situations.
145  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 04, 2011, 03:51:28 PM
I noticed a few times now that Trout, after ending it and restarting it later, sets its volume to 0 at program start (I never set it to 0 manually). Strange.

1.0.5 build 2
146  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: December 25, 2010, 11:01:43 AM
An interesting bug showed up today... I can't reproduce it at will, but it happened twice within a few hours.

I created an "Alt-Space" hotkey for "Next" Action yesterday and use the space bar to pause/play files (the pause/play button being highlighted). While I jumped to the next file with this hotkey today and then paused the file with the space bar, it happened twice that Trout paused the file while playing it at the same time! Unpausing it would cause Trout to play the file simultaneously. It was not possible to stop the other one from playing other than quitting Trout. Maybe you can prevent that by making sure that just one play process is being launched at the same time.
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: December 24, 2010, 07:59:49 AM
@ app103: yeah, I thought about that too, but I'd rather have a fixed version. :-D

Try v1.0.5 build 2, please.
That fixed it, thank you! Thmbsup
148  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: December 23, 2010, 02:16:31 PM
...and here's a request cheesy

Please make the random option even more random: when I close and restart Trout, it plays the first file in the list - every time I restart Trout. Only when I click the "next file" button, the random mode really kicks in.
149  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: December 23, 2010, 02:02:13 PM
Ah, that's helpful. Thanks and merry xmas!
150  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: December 23, 2010, 12:55:19 PM
Ok guys, quick questions since I haven't played around with Trout in quite some time: is it possible to use Trout as a 'random directory player' for more than one directory*? Would I just have to install it more than once for that purpose? (Trout A for directory X, and Trout B for directory Y)

*in a way that it would just randomly play the files in a given directory, and would update its list if I add files to the directory after Trout had been closed before
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