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Last post Author Topic: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips  (Read 59970 times)

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #150 on: February 01, 2012, 09:36:46 AM »
It's terrific!  Many thanks for adding the additional features.

BTW, are the column widths supposed to be settable and sticky?  I see the width info in the ini file, but the columns seem to open as something different.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #151 on: February 01, 2012, 01:49:47 PM »
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v1.2.8 - 2012-02-01
    + Added column sort indicators.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    ! Filename column width wasn't being saved properly.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #152 on: February 06, 2012, 06:22:50 PM »
I've been using 1.2.1 without any problem on Windows 7 32 bit. Seems like any version after that if I try to Add To PlayTime using the context menu or even drag and drop onto an open PlayTime Window, the entry never appears and I get the spinning circle mouse cursor. Only way to get rid of busy cursor is to kill PlayTime from the task manager.

1.2.1 does what I need fine. Just thought I'd let you know since I just tried the new Feb release. I even tried last Ansi only version 1.2.2 and got the same thing. Seems like it likes 1.2.1 and nothing later.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #153 on: February 08, 2012, 03:23:24 PM »
Thanks, MilesAhead.  This is due to compiling it with the AHK_L build for Unicode.  I'll take out the shell extension portion in the next build.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #154 on: February 08, 2012, 04:51:32 PM »
-I didn't think to test the context menu before reading the two previous posts. Mine is not working either! The reason I didn't test it before was, that I always use Send To > PlayTime, and it works.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #155 on: May 01, 2012, 05:39:08 PM »
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v1.3.1 - 2012-05-01
    * Updated to v0.7.56.0 of MediaInfo.dll.
    ! CSV export didn't include the "Date Modified" column.  (Thanks, J. Shao)

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #156 on: July 13, 2012, 03:33:22 AM »
should it make any difference on a 64-bits Win 7 if PlayTime is placed in Program Files or in Program Files (x86) ?

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #157 on: July 13, 2012, 04:07:24 AM »
should it make any difference on a 64-bits Win 7 if PlayTime is placed in Program Files or in Program Files (x86) ?
Nope, it's just a location, PF/PFx86 has no extra special meaning, other than being more protected from modification by access rights, so you can't (shouldn't) store user-stuff there.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #158 on: July 13, 2012, 09:24:02 AM »
should it make any difference on a 64-bits Win 7 if PlayTime is placed in Program Files or in Program Files (x86) ?
Nope, it's just a location, PF/PFx86 has no extra special meaning, other than being more protected from modification by access rights, so you can't (shouldn't) store user-stuff there.

Ath is correct.  So, if you run the default UAC settings on your computer, PlayTime is not going to be able to save any settings to its local config.ini file.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #159 on: July 13, 2012, 12:14:39 PM »
I always move such stand-alone program's folder from Downloads to PF(x86), and it will automatically be marked with the "ownership"-symbol. Anyway, I don't have UAC related problems.


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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #160 on: July 13, 2012, 02:45:32 PM »
Small portable apps I stick under a folder I made directly under the OS drive. That way if I do a Custom Install they don't get wrapped up into Windows.old.  They are still there to use with the new OS. I only have to make shortcuts. Works very well with apps that don't make registry changes.

But I disable UAC anyway.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #161 on: July 23, 2012, 04:20:16 PM »
@skwire .. congrats on PlayTime being posted on SnapFiles. I just wrote a review with all categories maxed. Hopefully it will pass moderation to be posted in a couple of days. :) Even though Windows Seven has some of the features in Explorer for total times and sizes, I still use PlayTime.  Right clicking on a folder full of media files really makes it. :)


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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #162 on: July 23, 2012, 07:35:38 PM »
Thanks, MilesAhead.  I appreciate your kind words.   :)

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #163 on: November 04, 2012, 08:07:42 PM »
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v1.3.4 - 2012-11-04
    + Added "Always on Top" option to the toolbar.
    * Updated to v0.7.61.0 of MediaInfo.dll.
    * Minor GUI changes.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #164 on: May 04, 2013, 10:00:05 AM »
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v1.3.5 - 2013-05-03
    + Added channels column.  (Thanks, P. Loshuk)

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #165 on: May 06, 2013, 12:24:59 PM »
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v1.3.6 - 2013-05-06
    * Changed it so that all timestamps in the list are in hh:mm:ss format.
      This is to get around some silly Excel auto-formatting issues when
      importing an exported CSV file into Excel and having Excel think that
      mm:ss timestamps are hh:mm:00 format.  (Thanks, P. Loshuk)
    ! The selected time field wasn't cleared when clearing the list.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #166 on: June 17, 2013, 02:58:50 PM »
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v1.3.7 - 2013-06-17
    * Non-contiguous listview selections are now movable with the Ctrl+Up and
      Ctrl+Down hotkeys.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #167 on: December 03, 2013, 04:31:40 PM »
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v1.3.9 - 2013-12-03
    ! Small cosmetic fix.

v1.3.8 - 2013-12-01
    + Drag & drop reordering of the listview is now possible.
    * Updated to v0.7.65.0 of MediaInfo.dll.

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2014, 12:59:38 AM »
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v1.4.0 - 2014-02-23
    + Added ability to allow only audio files, only video files, or, like
      before, both types of files.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    + Added option to set listview font.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    + Added "Include subfolders" toolbar button.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    * Updated to v0.7.67.0 of MediaInfo.dll.
    ! Playlist export was broken.  (Thanks, Wayne)
    ! DPI was borked on the Choose Columns dialog.
    ! Not all columns were displayed in the Column Chooser.
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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2014, 12:40:06 PM »
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v1.4.3 - 2014-02-27
    * Tooltips are now shown for partially visible items in the listview.
      On some OSs, this may not work properly if the window is set to
      always on top.
      (Thanks, Wayne)
    * Changed "Parse playlist files" to "Include playlist files when
      scanning" to avoid confusion.

v1.4.2 - 2014-02-26
    + Added Parse Playlist toggle button to the toolbar.  (Thanks,
      Wayne)
    + Added a new time format: Seconds  (Thanks, noda)
    * Time format setting now affects the Length column in the list.
      (Thanks, Wayne)

v1.4.1 - 2014-02-25
    ! Time format setting wasn't saved.  (Thanks, Wayne)

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Re: IDEA: Shell extension to show total play time of media clips
« Reply #170 on: February 28, 2014, 09:25:02 PM »
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v1.4.4 - 2014-02-28
    ! Double-clicking a row stopped working if there were too many items
      in the list.  (Thanks, Wayne)