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Author Topic: IDEA: Record Source Selector  (Read 6325 times)

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IDEA: Record Source Selector
« on: August 16, 2006, 04:56:00 PM »
A simple tray app with a popup menu for choosing between the different recording sources for the Windows mixer would be _just_ what I need now. (Also a volume control for the selected source, with 10% or 5% increments.. then it'd be perfect) :)

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 09:42:00 PM »
there's STADS for you... ;)

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here's some more screen-shots...

Audio devices, as shown in the tray menu.
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Also, to show Recording devices.
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« Last Edit: August 16, 2006, 09:44:39 PM by lanux128 »

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 03:26:06 AM »
nice find!  damn lanux is good at finding software, we need to give him a prize of some sort..

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 03:39:10 AM »
If your soundcard is a Creative (compatible) one you should also know about http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/intro.php - I saved the profiles for my input/output needs and use AutoHotkey to switch between the two I use most with a simple hotkey.

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 08:21:51 AM »
That is for sound card selection, not the recording inputs of one sound card... so not what I want. A good find anyway :)

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 08:23:58 AM »
oh you are right it is!
ok so we still need to find a tool to switch inputs from the tray..

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 08:06:46 PM »
nice find!  damn lanux is good at finding software, we need to give him a prize of some sort..
oh, mouser. you are too kind...  :-[

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 08:23:33 PM »
That is for sound card selection, not the recording inputs of one sound card... so not what I want.
hmm..maybe it's time for Autohotkey... ;)

anyway, here are some command-line options for the volume control applet. maybe brotherS can modify his AHK script to work on this one. just a thought...
Code: [Select]
SndVol32.exe [-R | -D n | -T]

-R
    Starts the application in record mode.
-D n
    Specifies a device identifier.
-T
    Single volume, as double-clicked on tray

Source: MSDN Library



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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 04:37:54 PM »
i once wrote one of those myself.
one can set hotkeys for the different recording sources. I did never release it, because it was never _really_ finished with all the features that i wanted it to have, but it worked :)

edit: the above selects recording devices, not recording source lines (of one soundcard), or does it?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2006, 04:40:48 PM by johi »

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2006, 06:53:38 PM »
release of soundzwörg
i adjusted (read: rewrote) my program to fit the needs here: feel free to use it + test it, but please don't change the "2006 by johi for donationcoder.com"-text :)
The settings you take in the settings-dialog are
a) only useful if you have more than one soundcard
b) not yet saved (but you can use them until next restart)
(and there aren't ticks next to the currently active items in the menu.)
but it works and has a beautiful icon :)

EDIT: Added it to the Post as an Attachment, thanks for giving me the ability to do so, mouser :)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2006, 07:14:13 AM by johi »

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2006, 07:29:16 PM »
great johi!

rather than post it on yousend it, may i suggest you attach it (upload it) to your post.  you should see an attach button at the bottom of your post when you edit it or post a new reply.

if you need a web page to host freeware/donationware you develop just ask.

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2006, 02:46:29 PM »
Soundzwörg failed for me: "No input lines found", then it started leaking memory; it was at 49 megs when I ended the process...

Can you release the source? Please? Pretty please?

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2006, 03:00:31 PM »
whoops.
at least it should quit after that message? how can it leak memory then? :D i'll have to look into this.
i can't imagine how you could be happy with untidy assembler code (that doesn't even work for all) from someone who just started doing this. let me at least try to fix this first. :) i'll write whether i had succes or not.

EDIT: I see: it first gave you that message and in the second go leaked memory? did it work then?
what soundcard and operating system do you have?
« Last Edit: September 12, 2006, 03:48:04 PM by johi »

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2006, 06:31:38 AM »
It gave me the message, then started to leak memory, didn't quit. With a non-contested CPU usage (was playing World of Warcraft while I first tested it ;) ) it jumps to around _400_ megs in less than 5 seconds.

I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2, and a nForce2 integrated chipset with audio.

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Re: IDEA: Record Source Selector
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2007, 09:22:18 AM »
i was and will be away from computer until mid of this year.
i will try to post a more working version with more features, shortly after im back.