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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2017, 11:52 AM »
Sorry to be a bother, skrommel, but the volume control (on the .exe.file, which is what I'm using) only seems to work on sound, not voice, nor sound+voice.

Would you mind having a look?

Many thanks!

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 04:28 PM »
:) Added a master volume control, orbis, I'll see if I can add a more targeted volume solution. Also, I found the error in the hourly files code, nogojoe, and I added a checkbox to choose between the play options.

Hi Skommel,
Can you post the new update as a ahk script my antivirus keeps on neutralizing the chime exe. Scans the exe file ok but when I try to run to install the exe the antivirus neutralises it. glad to see that you have found the error in the code but it frustrating not being able to check it out.

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« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 04:21 PM by nogojoe, Reason: spelling »

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2017, 02:39 AM »
my antivirus keeps on neutalizing the chime exe. Scans the exe file ok but when I try to run to install the exe the antivirus neutralises it.
what is your anti-virus?
Can you report this to them as a false positive?
Tom

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2017, 03:18 AM »
my antivirus keeps on neutalizing the chime exe. Scans the exe file ok but when I try to run to install the exe the antivirus neutralises it.
what is your anti-virus?
Can you report this to them as a false positive?

It's Panda antivirus.   
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2017, 03:34 AM »
Can you report this to them as a false positive?
:)
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2017, 04:20 PM »
Can you report this to them as a false positive?
:)
Hi Tomos
Have sent them an incident report with the offending exe
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2017, 06:31 AM »
Uploaded the script, orbis.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2017, 10:09 AM »
Thanks. I've discovered the EarTrumpet app/program, which allows individual programs to run different volume levels, and it seems to work well here: https://github.com/F.../EarTrumpet/releases.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2017, 07:26 AM »
:) Added a master volume control, orbis, I'll see if I can add a more targeted volume solution. Also, I found the error in the hourly files code, nogojoe, and I added a checkbox to choose between the play options.

LOL guys.

I just came back to this thread to ask for independent volume control...someone already requested it and skrommel already implemented it.

This site is so awesome

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2017, 11:11 AM »
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2017, 02:25 PM »
@Skrommel: Thanks!
@stisev: If you're satisfied with Skrommel's app, do you mind if I move this to the Finished section?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2017, 03:17 AM »
@Skrommel, great piece of software. Thanks!

Any ideas why (Win 10, system time kept regularly up to date via http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/) Chime should invariably notify me up to 60 seconds after system time indicates the time specified? It announces actual system time correctly, but is not off its marks as soon as that time arrives.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2017, 02:46 AM »
Uploaded the script, orbis.
Hi Skommel
I am having trouble getting this to work properly .
I get the sound files to work ok on the ui interface however won't chime on the hour through my speakers.
Going on the interface if I activate play say at 3.30 actual time it chimes 3 gongs .If I activate play at 11.30 it chimes 11 gongs .(that is even with another wav. file showing on the interface ).However if I let it work through the normal hours it doesnt chime at all . I am running Win XP 3.  Hope you or anybody can help.
Regards nogojoe .
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2017, 12:09 PM »
@orbis: I use a timer set to 60 seconds, so it can be off by almost a minute. It's just to be as easy on the CPU as possible, but I can easily change it.

@nogojoe: So the test works, but when you click Run, there's no sound?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2017, 03:29 PM »
@orbis: I use a timer set to 60 seconds, so it can be off by almost a minute. It's just to be as easy on the CPU as possible, but I can easily change it.

@nogojoe: So the test works, but when you click Run, there's no sound?

Yes that's correct.
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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2017, 04:01 AM »
@orbis: I use a timer set to 60 seconds, so it can be off by almost a minute. It's just to be as easy on the CPU as possible, but I can easily change it.

Thanks. I'd certainly sacrifice some CPU for a bit more accuracy here.

Or is there a setting which users can change, perhaps?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2017, 06:10 AM »
Thanks. I'd certainly sacrifice some CPU for a bit more accuracy here.

Or is there a setting which users can change, perhaps?
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Or perhaps two versions - higher and lower CPU?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2017, 08:52 AM »
Thanks. I'd certainly sacrifice some CPU for a bit more accuracy here.
Or is there a setting which users can change, perhaps?

The source code doesn't have this as a user-definable setting but, if you have AutoHotkey installed, and are using the .ahk file instead of the .exe, you can easily modify the source on line 189 to do what you want.

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. SetTimer,RUNNING,60000

The 60000 is 60000 milliseconds, or, 60 seconds.  If you want it checking every second, close the script, change the 60000 to 1000, and relaunch the script.  Make sense?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2017, 09:37 AM »
Thanks. I'd certainly sacrifice some CPU for a bit more accuracy here.
Or is there a setting which users can change, perhaps?

The source code doesn't have this as a user-definable setting but, if you have AutoHotkey installed, and are using the .ahk file instead of the .exe, you can easily modify the source on line 189 to do what you want.

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. SetTimer,RUNNING,60000

The 60000 is 60000 milliseconds, or, 60 seconds.  If you want it checking every second, close the script, change the 60000 to 1000, and relaunch the script.  Make sense?

Thanks. Moved over to AHK to try that out. It's certainly more accurate with line 189 at 1000, but it has the unfortunate side-effect of making the chime and voice sound every second for the minute it's set to run.

I have it set up to ring on the hour, and every 15 minutes thereafter. At those times, it constantly chimes/speaks for every second for a minute on the hour, at 15, etc.

Might there be a way round this?

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2017, 10:01 AM »
but it has the unfortunate side-effect of making the chime and voice sound every second for the minute it's set to run.

Ah, apologies for that.  I didn't look too closely at the source.   :-[

Might there be a way round this?

To answer your question, yes, it'll take further code modifications to do what you want.  Unfortunately, I do not have time today to look at the source more closely (regular job getting in the way  :P).  If Skrommel doesn't get to it first, I'll try to find time later this week.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2017, 10:21 AM »
but it has the unfortunate side-effect of making the chime and voice sound every second for the minute it's set to run.

Ah, apologies for that.  I didn't look too closely at the source.   :-[

Might there be a way round this?

To answer your question, yes, it'll take further code modifications to do what you want.  Unfortunately, I do not have time today to look at the source more closely (regular job getting in the way  :P).  If Skrommel doesn't get to it first, I'll try to find time later this week.

That is very good of you. Appreciated!

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2017, 12:55 PM »
@orbis: Uploaded a new version with corrected timing.

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

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2017, 01:01 PM »
@orbis: Uploaded a new version with corrected timing.

I am extremely grateful.

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Re: IDEA: Hourly chime software (like Cuckoo for Mac)
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