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The problem is I don't want to copy all of the music files. I thought I could get away from doing this with an app designed to add it to the iTunes.

The junction link worked, but unfortunately iTunes completely mutilated my carefully arranged collection that winamp relies on. ugh

@dcsev - I use Link Shell Extension for this - http://schinagl.priv...kshellextension.html
I keep my music on an external drive and just create a hardlink to the music folder on C:. Works great for me.

It doesn't give the tray alerts but is easy and simple.

i actually tried a junction link and it works, but now I'm running into another problem!  iTunes doesn't my m3u files  and has removed them from each in a new folder called D:\Music\ Not Added.
This has obviously ruined my Winamp setup that uses Album List to pull m3u files and present the CDs in their original playlist orders.

Without question, iTunes is the worst piece of softwar eApple has ever released.

Any chance of getting a lightweight app to do this?

The powershell seems like an inelegant solution. Might have to do the junction links, but I have no idea how iTunes will handle it. I don't keep itunes running 24/7 - only when I want to sync music to my phone.

@dcsev - I use Link Shell Extension for this - http://schinagl.priv...kshellextension.html
I keep my music on an external drive and just create a hardlink to the music folder on C:. Works great for me.

It doesn't give the tray alerts but is easy and simple.

I didn't think of that. I suppose I could use a hard junction link to sync the directories without running the app.  I'll try this and see if it works.

Hi all,
I am sure if this is within the scope of DC, but it's worth a shot and it seems people all over the Internet want something like this. I can't believe no one has coded anything that currently works on the Internet for this.   The closest thing I've found is called "iTunesFolderWatch" located here:, but it's not maintained, costs $, doesn't work, requires .NET 2.0 which i'm finding is difficult to find on the Internet, and most importantly NOT portable.

Basically, a lot of people like me keep their music in D:\ directory instead of the standard C drive just in case they need to reinstall. Unfortunately, iTunes does NOT allow you to "automatically" add music to its library, unless you use a very specific folder deep in the C drive.

1. Program must watch a specific folder(s) and automatically adds the music to the iTunes library (like this pic:
2. Must be lightweight
3. Must be able to minimize in tray
4. MUST be portable (pretty please!). All settings should be contained within the folder.

Is this a proper ask?

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Release: SCURLed
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:50 AM »
This looks like a cool program.  I am absolutely in love with skwire's apps and I wish development would continue for Splat (although admittedly it does everything I want!).

NANY is such a  cool event.

Looks great! can't wait to hear the response from the person who requested this.

That would be me :)
I am going to test this out at work.  I have a feeling Citrix windows are going to be a royal PITA, but this will be very useful. Expect feedback in hopefully less than a week.

PS: mouser-- so I ripped every video from alejandra's youtube channel (  and watched all of them at 2x speed.  I find myself to represent the pinnacle of humankind when it comes to organization so I am a critic.  She definitely is organized and I learned a few minor things here and there, but overall I don't like her system as much.  She organized for sure, but definitely cluttered.  She organizes just to be organized.  I think her system wouldn't work as well in a small apt.  Roughly 70% of the stuff she did I have digitalized in my computer.  Anyways thanks again for the recommendation. Was fun watching her. She seems a little neurotic, but at 2x she sounds batshit insane . haha!

omg skwire, please do! I love your apps! I am still using sPlaylistmaker and splat daily!

I will give FULL feedback anytime!

There have been requests from all over web, but I could not find one decent tool to do this. (Closest was MLHotKey but dev stopped in 2008 and it reverts @ startup).  We need a small, lightweight and portable tool to do this!
Here's a description from reddit: https://www.reddit.c...ool_to_hotkey_mouse/

The requirements:
1. User should be able to assign a hotkey to a specific window.
2. Give us at least 10 entries (windows) to assign hotkeys to.
3. 100% Portable

Let me know if you guys know of any software that does this.  Otherwise, someone has to make this and fulfill netizen's requests :D

Donation-mod-gods, please forgive me. This is a duplicate from an OLD thread here: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=36870.0

I felt it was worth starting a new thread as I am hoping for a new app.

Here is my part of my decision tree I use:

I have used FARR for a long time, but have replaced it with Listary as of last year. I still use FARR though for some uses.

I want a program that does this:

Allows me to enter all of the links with specialized %s or {query} or whatever and lets me create "group " those individual search entries. That way if I want to search for tools, all I hav e to do is type "tools" and it will launch chrome (default) for tools. 

Ideally, be able to integrate logo images in some way.

I have wanted something like this for a long time and the only one that does it perfectly is Alfred for Mac, but nothing for PC.  FARR can do it, but it's a bit messy. Listary Pro author promises in 6.0, but it's unverified and will take years more.

This can't be that hard can it?  skrommer? skwire? mouser?

You guys got any ideas for me?

Confirmed it works now. TY!!

Hi guys,

I've downloaded the latest Chime and had some issues.  Here's a picture with my settings:
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 :(

:) 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

Damn, you're so awesome. Thank you very much!

It's surprising that I couldn't find a portable lightweight utility that does this (and OSX does have it).

I'll re-download it and test it out asap!  My living room has an hourly chime again.  Now to find a decent sounding grandfather clock chime.

Confirmed it works now. No idea what the problem was.   It just went off on the hour at midnight.  THANK YOU Skrommel!! <3 <3 <3

I'm going to use this to run on the HTPC in living room to replicate grandfather clock :)

I am hoping to skwire's solution working too.

In this case, I assume you mean Skrommel, right?

lol! yes... man.. I was using sPlayistmaker you made for me for the past 24 hours keep thinking your name :D

If you're a Chrome user, there is also the Cool Clock extension in the Chrome Web Store that can do this.

It would have to be on a windows computer without Chrome, but also the problem with Chrome is that its extensions are notoriously non-portable (by google design).  Thanks for the suggestion.  I am hoping to Skrommel's solution working too.

After a quick peek in the code, the sound is played on the hour (the interval for that function starts from 00:00)
Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. next:=A_YYYY A_MM A_DD A_Hour 00 00
  2. ...
  3. nexthour:=next
  4. nexthour+=1,Hour
The above should make that clear.

Is Winamp configured as the default player? Or not? Do you have different audio-devices installed in your computer? I ask, because there can be some (unintended) configuration confusion going on, when this is the case. And could explain the silence.

1. Yes Winamp is default player.
2. Yes I have audio-devices but only one actually processes sound. Volumouse screeny:     I use only USB DAC.   Shouldn't it, uh, use the default player like most apps?

Just to confirm: I've tested it here on Win10, and it worked just fine, right out of the box.

Thank you! That means it's probably my system. I will do some more testing  + in VM and report back. Thanks for the help guys. <3 <3 <3

skrommer to the rescue as usual. Was this coded for me or was it done before? Never seen this app from you before.

Some comments/questions
1) Play button doesn't seem to do anything with "C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.14.1181.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Arkadium.Win10.DailyChallenges\Assets\Audio\badgeEarned.wav"
It says "playing soundfile" but nothing happens.  I've confirmed the directory has that sound file as winamp plays it just fine.

EDIT: I tried this file too but nothing happens when I hit play:

2) Browse button does nothing

3) You mentioned that Chime can play a sound "on the hour" - is this really true? I  see options for Chime every 60 minutes, but that's not the same as on the hour right?

I searched Google for 60 min + /r/software + Donation coder but couldn't find anything useful.
I want something like Cuckoo for Mac.
1) Simple.
2) MUST be portable (this is the reason I don't want to use Windows Task Scheduler as the settings are tied to Windows).
3) Must be able to choose mp3, wav, or m4a file for sound.
4) Decent interfaceknow if such an app exists?

Understood.  It's a matter of finding time to get to these requests.

Of course skwire.  I didn't mean it in a negative tone. It's a wonderfully useful app already. I (and  you!) see so much potential for its future.

We appreciate everything you've done. You and mouser are coding gods in my book :)

Just a follow-up, I wish this app's dev would be continued. It's one of the Top 3 on skwire's codings (along with sPlayerlistmaker.. a godsend!)

Thank you! I am world-class for organization and I DO have OCD.  I am using 3d YouTube Downloader to download all 167 videos for viewing in PotPlayer


Heh, it's ok skwire.   I also posted to your Splat post linked from your app. I fell in love with this app!

I really need to find time to update Splat a bit.  Lot of potential in that app.

You're not kidding. I left you a few suggestions too. Didn't know if this was the right place to put it, but...

I managed to crash it :D

In all seriousness, this app will save me some serious time for managing my startup folder.


Heh, it's ok skwire.   I also posted to your Splat post linked from your app. I fell in love with this app!

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