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Last post Author Topic: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)  (Read 5046 times)

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2017, 01:47 PM »
I wasn't meaning to pick on you orbis, it was just a general comment.  But thank you so much for your support of the site and the coders who live here.  :-*

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2017, 05:04 PM »
@orbis: Uploaded a new version with corrected timing.

@nogojoe: I'm sorry, but I can't replicate your problem.



Thanks Skommel there must be some issue with my computer.

Nogojoe
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 05:21 PM by skwire, Reason: Fixed the quoting. »

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2017, 08:04 PM »
@orbis: Uploaded a new version with corrected timing.

@nogojoe: I'm sorry, but I can't replicate your problem.



Thanks Skommel there must be some issue with my computer.

Nogojoe



Hi Skommel,
did some fiddling around and got it to go  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

A thing of beauty and a joy forever    :-* :-*

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2017, 03:43 PM »
Hi guys,

I've downloaded the latest Chime and had some issues.  Here's a picture with my settings: https://i.imgur.com/vffl0Tn.png
The big problem has to do with the volume feature on Chime.  I use this program on my HTPC where we watch movies frequently or listen to music on.  I have Chime to play a special clock tone hourly to replicate a grandfather type atmosphere, but what ends up happening is the volume of the movie is affected drastically during the playing of the music.
This can get really disconcerting during the night when the volume increases by 50% or more because of the Chime app for a period of a few seconds in our apartment and the movie or music volume increases with it drastically.

In the old version this wasn't an issue because it was tied to the system volume.  In the new version, there seems to be no way to disable the volume option or prevent this from happening.

Please help! We're so close to achieving grandfather-clock nirvana :(

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2017, 12:06 PM »
Try Chime v1.6, @stisev! :)

I added a checkbox so you can ignore the volume slider.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2017, 12:35 AM »
Confirmed it works now. TY!!

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2017, 12:12 AM »
I have download Chime.exe from page 1 but I can't run it on Windows 10. Error message: This app can't run on your PC

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2017, 03:51 PM »
It works fine for me on Windows 10 v1709 build 16299.19.

I do get a warning from Windows Smart Screen that it may be dangerous to run the program, but since I trust Skrommel and because Jotti said no malware was found, I told it to run anyway and it works just fine.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2017, 09:05 PM »
I also had warning from Smart Screen but I allowed Chime to run and got the error message. Windows 10 Pro 32 bit (version 1703 build 15063.674). No complaint from Avira.

I wil try to run it on my laptop then.