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Re: IDEA: play random wav from a folder at random times
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2020, 06:18 PM »
Hey @Damocles, @app103! Thanks for the interest in the app.

I'm actually getting up to date with a couple ones from last year (i.e. the multilingual word counter) as soon as they're done, I proceed to clear the odd System32 (new) bug.

For the future, I would only suggest, but only if they are not too much work:
1) trying to mute the audio if the windows sound system is already playing audio (from a video etc.) (code in one of the posts above in this thread).
2) a scheduling option of some sort. (this user interface for scheduling looks interesting: https://softorino.com/volumeconcierge2/)

Sure thing. Scheduling is a must and we're going to add it to next Major version.

--Let's clear ALL the bugs first to call this branch complete to feature-freeze as first stable release (version 1.0.0)  :Thmbsup:

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« Last Edit: January 28, 2020, 08:01 AM by publicdomain »

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Re: IDEA: play random wav from a folder at random times
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2020, 10:40 PM »
There seems to be a bug when you have the app set to start with the OS. When you reboot the PC and the app starts, it does indeed start, but it doesn't work. I get an popup error message saying Unhandled Exception has occured, and "Access to the path "C:\Windows\system32\SettingsData.txt" is denied. Even though I don't think it should be putting anything in the windows folder. The app itself is in a folder on the desktop.

Gave some coding love to this; there wasn't any file on "C:\Windows\system32\" involved!

Explanation being Windows simply passed the calling shell's environment to the program so current working directory needed to be corrected on autostart.

Please confirm to move forward with audio-playing check + scheduler options :up:

v0.4.2 download: RandomSoundsApp_v0.4.2_Release.zip

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Re: IDEA: play random wav from a folder at random times
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2020, 10:00 PM »
I can confirm that this does indeed solve the problem with the startup error!
Thank you!