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1  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: [2014-09-17] GoogleTranslator+ | Translate Anything, from Anywhere on: October 28, 2014, 09:30:31 AM
I would like to give this a try, but the download link gives me a "404 Error File Not Found" message...  huh
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: August 07, 2014, 02:20:35 AM
I love Cathy's speed as well but, unless I'm mistaken, it does not handle Unicode.  At least, in my tests, it doesn't.
You're probably right. But that's no problem for me.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: August 07, 2014, 02:18:30 AM
I am impressed how well and blazingly fast Cathy is working on my 64-bits Win 7
That's exactly why I'm  Kiss it sooo much.

question:
What is "Hit limit [512] < 10000"?
It means that Cathy will stop its searching for matching items after 512 matches. I use 5000 for that setting.
PS. Sorry for the very late answer  embarassed
I just stumbled upon this thread again.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Enables/disable internet access based on a time schedule on: July 05, 2013, 06:02:14 AM
Thanks 4wd for this information. It's definitely worth a try.

One remark:
It's not tamper proof (you change the clock and you have internet access again or you run those commands yourself - given you know what is "wrong" with the internet connection)

Another:
Would it be possible to alter that task remotely?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Enables/disable internet access based on a time schedule on: July 04, 2013, 04:18:27 PM
Hi,

I'm looking for a simple and lightweight freeware windows application that controls internet access based on a time schedule I can specify.
Eg. Every evening from 23:00 cut off the internet access till 07:00. But on Saturday and Sunday keep it up until midnight.
No fancy and/or heavy parental control application. Just enabling/disabling internet access.
Of course the program should be secured against
- switching it off by eg. killing it in the task manager
- tampering with the time settings
- ...

Currently I am able to log in to the website of my ISP and enable/disable WIFI access based on MAC-addresses. (I have to use the modem/router my ISP provides me)
But, if I want to switch off the internet access for my son at midnight, I have to do it...well at midnight.
I'd like to go to sleep and be assured that at midnight it will be switched off. (for that MAC address)
So, I miss scheduling. That's why I asked for an application - installed on the pc - that could take care of this.

Being able to control the time schedule remotely (via the internet or via LAN) would be the icing on the cake.

Kind regards
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: auto move folders isnt working; request on: May 28, 2013, 03:30:01 AM
I experience the same problem. My old screenshots are not auto moved anymore. Although the check box is selected.

So, reading this topic, I manually performed the action "Move *old* screenshots to "OLDER\%FILEDATE%".
That worked.
Although... ALL screenshots were moved; also the ones I created a minute ago...
Since there's also a menu item "Move *all* screenshots to "OLDER\%FILEDATE%" I don't think that was the intention.
Just mentioning.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 16, 2012, 07:10:16 AM
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It would be interesting to know what was sitting there that blocked your friend Cathy from working as expected
Indeed.

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but I guess we'll never know
I'm afraid not.

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And the key name also isn't very intuitive...
I searched the registry for "cathy". Robert Vasicek is the name of Cathy's programmer, hence "rOva".
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 16, 2012, 05:44:38 AM
Hooooooraaaaaaaay!!!! Cathy works again on my x64 Win7 machine!!!!  Thmbsup  onfire dance

The solution: removing the registry entries created by Cathy (I deleted this HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\rOva and everything beneath)

That's why it did work when I logged in with another account. (HKEY_CURRENT_USER)

Many thanks to everyone here @ DC trying to help me.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 16, 2012, 05:32:57 AM
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Have you tried running Cathy.exe without any other files in the same folder?
Yes. Same problem.

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If you hook up some external drive (or have some other partition) and place a folder there with Cathy.exe in it, do you still get the same results?
Yes I do. (I ran it from my USB-stick)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 16, 2012, 02:17:11 AM
@tomos
Sorry, but I don't know what you're trying to say in your latest post.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 16, 2012, 02:16:14 AM
@wraith808
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Portable only means that it doesn't need a specific location present at run time, not that it doesn't use another location temporarily.
 
Right.

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It's just that if it works for a different user, it seems that permissions is the right path to go down.
It looks like that, yeah.
It's just that I don't know where to start.

I downloaded ProcessMonitor and traced the operations of Cathy.exe. But at first sight I don't see anything that indicates it hasn't enough rights to write or read.
Moreover, when starting up, it should just read the .caf files that are in the same directory as the cathy.exe.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 15, 2012, 10:04:06 AM
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Does Cathy only write to the local folder?
I would think so, since it is portable.

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I'd suggest checking the security for the folder Cathy is running in, and set specific permissions for your user on that folder rather than depending on the default user permissions.

My account belongs to the Administrators group.
Nevertheless, I added my specific account and give it "Full Control" rights on my directory C:\tools\catalog\cathy.

The problem persists...
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 15, 2012, 02:19:21 AM
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Make sure the Users group has Read/Write/Modify permissions for the folder Cathy runs in and it should work.
I know it should, but it doesn't. With all correct permissions.
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Also make sure the shortcut you launch it from has the correct path in the "Start in" target
That's all OK.

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Have you tried making a new user account and testing from there?
I have tried that and guess what: Cathy works as expected for that new user account. (location= C:\tools\catalog\cathy)
Of course that is no workable solution...

It proves - once again - that Cathy can work under Win7 x64 without problems.

Now, what does that mean?
And how could I make Cathy work under my own account?
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 13, 2012, 04:07:09 PM
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Maybe you should delete both the folder and the shortcut,
and begin all over from a different location?
Done that. No success.

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Hi.  I have installed Cathy on a data disk, D:, in D:\Tools\, then I right-clicked on Cathy.exe and chose send to DEsktop (create a shortcut to the desktop).
Tried that. No success.
I also tried, right-click and "Run as Administrator". No success.

Cathy always starts up without any tabs.
This drives me crazy...
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 13, 2012, 01:15:55 PM
@DerekHal
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Are you using the latest version (ver 2.28.3)?
Yes, I am.
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Under the top menu, you should have three tabs: Search | Directory | Catalog.
I know I should have that. But that's exactly my problem. And why I can't use Cathy.

@MerleOne
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Hey, do you launch Cathy from Windows 7 from the icon on the Desktop or using a launcher like RecentX ?
I launch Cathy with a launcher (Executor). But double-clicking it in Windows Explorer or starting it via a link on the desktop doesn't help.
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It only runs fine on my Win7x64 when I launch it from the Desktop icon.
That is strange. How did you create that desktop icon then? I did via drag and drop and holding the Ctrl-Shft keys.
If you don't start it via your desktop icon what do you see then?
Does it start or not? If it does, does it look like my screenshot?

Thanks to everyone so far trying to help me!
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 13, 2012, 07:46:22 AM
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Got any specific AV or anti-spam software running?
Nothing that I previously hadn't running on my x32 Win7 machine. On which I could run Cathy smoothly.  Sad
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 02:50:42 PM
Well guys, you make me jealous  Wink in being able to run Cathy on x64 Win 7.
I can't. Even with compatibility mode on.
I'm running win7 professional edition.

@wraith808
I know techsupportalert and saw their list. As I said, none of those apply.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 09:46:58 AM
Really?  I wish I could say the same. tellme

- I don't get any UAC notification when I run Cathy. (So turning off the warnings won't make any difference I suppose)
- On my machine Cathy is located in this directory: c:\gd\Dropbox\Tools\Cathy\ (and I also tried other directories)
- This is what I get when running Cathy:

19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 09:26:06 AM
Cathy starts up but it shows an "empty document" interface.
And you can't do anything with it; like creating new catalogs.
It also doesn't show my already created catalogs.
So pretty useless. Sad
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 07:43:10 AM
Right. I forgot to mention that one (VVV)  embarassed
I recently tried VVV, but imo it definitely fails on point 2) (in comparison with the speed I was used to using Cathy)

Moreover, updating a catalog also isn't that user friendly, since you always have to respecify the path.
I contacted the developer about that, but he answered that the main goal of VVV was cataloging disks (CD, DVD) which always are in your CD drive and hence remembering the path per catalog is not needed;
Only the last path.
So, I continued my search for a Cathy alternative.

Nevertheless, thanks for trying to help.

PS.
Currently I'm trying/testing "Index Your Files" (http://www.indexyourfiles.com/)
So far, it looks promising.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 05:07:36 AM
Until now, I used the freeware program "Cathy" to catalog my quite huge music library.
It is small (50Kb), portable, lightening fast in cataloging ànd searching the catalogs and produces one file per catalog.
This way I could take my searchable music librabry on a USB stick.

Recently I switched to Windows 7 64-bit and found out Cathy doesn't run on it. Sad

Does anyone has a good alternative cataloging freeware?
It should be:
1) portable (so I can "install" it on a USB stick or in my Dropbox folder)
2) fast (or very fast) when cataloging and searching
3) the catalog should be searchable (of course) easily

It should be something like "Everything" (www.voidtools.com) but then not rescanning the disks every time you start it up,
but remembering the results of its previous scan(s) and work with that until I ask it to rescan the specific drives/folders again.

I'm aware of Gentibus CD, Visual CD and DiscLib. None of them fit the three rules above.
Any other suggestions?
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Idea: detect fake 320kbps mp3's on: September 27, 2011, 07:21:26 AM
Hi,

I own a - what you could call - quite huge MP3 library.
And I'm a freak if it comes to the quality of that library.
The quality of the tags, the covers and of course the sound itself.

To edit the tags I'm addicted to SoftPointer's "Mp3 Tag & Rename"

Not so long ago I detected Skwire's "CovArt Ops" program and was able to detect quite some poor quality cover art and replaced it.

At last (but not least), I'm looking for a program that is able to detect poor audio quality.
These days lots of crappy audio is posted on the internet.
People download a webrip of 128kbps, re-encode it as 320kbps and post it again and hope it will be downloaded a lot.
If, on that kind of stuff, you use all kind of programs that detect and tell you the bitrate, you'll get 320kbps.
But we all know better.

Here's a screenshot of the frequency spectrum of a certain track of 320kbps (CBR) as produced by "Adobe Audition":

[attachimg=1]

And here's another screenshot of the frequency spectrum of exactly the same track in a "220kbps (VBR)" version:

[attachimg=2]

When you compare the two, you are immediately able to unmask the first one as being a fake 320kbps version.
When I would have used a program to deduplicate my library, it would simply look at the bitrate and come back and tell me to keep the first and delete the second.
While the opposite is the right thing to do.

But of course, it's impossible to open each and every song of my library in Adobe Audition and look at it's quality.
Hence, who knows of a program that can (frequency)analyze my complete music library and tell me where the bad quality songs are located (whatever their disguising bitrate is)?
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Scan music collection for missing covers/artwork on: March 25, 2011, 03:18:33 AM
I don't know how easy that is in AHK, but I think it would be handy that if the entries are (ascending/descending) sorted by a certain column, that is indicated by an (up/down) arrow in the column header.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Skwire Empire / Re: Birthdays (simple birthday tracking app) on: March 25, 2011, 03:14:11 AM
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Afraid it's time for a few optional features for those that don't like or need them:

    Age column on or off
    Notes on of off

+1

* Giving the user the choice is most of the time the best option - though not for the one who has to program it  Wink
* That "Notes" pane takes needless screen space - if you don't use it.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Scan music collection for missing covers/artwork on: March 23, 2011, 05:05:58 PM
Hi Jody,

That was an amazing fast reaction.  thumbs up   [ I'll easily get used to it.  Wink ]
Thanks!
My music collection is begging for another CovArt Ops processing...
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