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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:12 AM »
I could NOT post the previous post with an attachment in Firefox.
I had to switch to Opera. Anyone know why that might have been the case?

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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:11 AM »
Another item I submit for your consideration (maybe you might consider it an enhancement) is what if Trout users could hide or fold in/out the buttons? to increase the width of the tag & etc display.
Here's a screenshot of Trout with SpecLab on my PII ...
The tag display for many of my mp3s is bursting at the seams, so I thought it would be great if Trout users could hide the buttoms (which I now no longer need) to increase the width of the tag display

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I took a look (for the first time) at the BASS website/forum.
I could not tell at first glance which thread is relevant to this thread.
Wouldn't mind if someone could/would post the hyperlink ...
Thank you.
Regards,
AEN
Æ

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Skwire Empire / Re: Problem with Trout Tag Editing Function?
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:42 AM »
It occurred to me today that I should mention that sometimes instead of hitting x (for play) after hitting update (to refresh the display) I was hitting b (for next). A related note is that hitting next when Trout has been stopped causes Trout to start playing the current track instead of the next track ... I then would hit b again once Trout was playing to move on to the next track ... Same goes for hitting previous when Trout has been stopped - Trout starts playing the current track instead of the previous track ... in case that is of interest to anyone ...

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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:57 AM »
Einstein never said anything that one might consider obtuse?
According to Tesla, Thomas Alva Edison was almost totally obtuse ...

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22Feb2011
Greetings.
I've just discovered dc.com.
I also do lots of AHK scripting ... love AHK...
I have LOTS of AHK scripts - a few are memory-resident/permanent.
I also do some CPU usage monitoring and (attempted) control.
One of my permanent scripts uses the following
Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. SBWErr := 0
  2. If WinExist("Windows Task ahk_class #32770") and (SlWS2w = 0)
  3.  {
  4.   If (RuWTMin = 1)
  5.    {
  6.     RuWTMin := 0
  7.     RunWait, aWTMrepo.exe, %IU%
  8.    }
  9.   SlWS2w := SlWS2/1000
  10.   ErrorLevel := 0
  11.   StatusBarWait, 100, %SlWS2w%, 2, Windows Task ahk_class #32770
  12.   If (ErrorLevel = 0)
  13.    If (ExEx = 1)
  14.     SBWErr := 1
  15.  }
  16. else If (SlWS2w = 0)
  17.  SLEEP, %SlWS2%
which checks if CPU usage at the given moment is 100%.
I have three XP laptops - one auf Deutsch,
so I have to accomodate differing window titles sometimes.

Anyway, I have no idea how to determine the CPU usage of any given process
but would REALLY like to know ...

AHK/NP++ users might want to check out the following»
NP++AHK

Any helpful replies/insights appreciated.
Thank you.
Regards,
AEN
Æ

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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:20 AM »
Another item I submit for your consideration (maybe you might consider it an enhancement) is what if Trout users could hide or fold in/out the buttons? to increase the width of the tag & etc display.

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Skrommel's Software / Re: Problem with Accents
« on: February 22, 2011, 04:27 AM »
22February2011
Greetings.
I just discovered dc.com freeware.
I have been using AllChars freeware for years.
I have been trying out Accents.
My first impressions are
1) I would add an on/off hotkey, so Accents is idle unless I hotkey it on;
2) Accents seem incompatible with another piece of freeware I use called NuMouse.
When I toggle/scroll through Accents,
Accents begins resetting all of my NuMouse preset on-screen mouse locations!
I have no idea how/why Accents & NuMouse don't get along ...
3) It seems I could tweak the Accents ini for all kinds of characters.
4) I do AHK as well and maybe could/should do my own characters script.
Maybe at sometime I will, but now it is not a priority ...
Any helpful replies/insights appreciated.
Thank you.
Regards,
AEN
Æ

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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:28 AM »
In my posting at your website last summer I also asked about being able to open the options with a global hotkey - would like to ask again now!

What about setting the default path where Trout should look for playlist files? I don't see/know how to do that now. Is/Would that be possible?

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Skwire Empire / Re: Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:54 AM »
...FYI ... Your website still says,
Version:  1.0.5 build 36 (2011-02-19)
but the portable download is indeed 10539 ...
THANKS.

I don't feel any need to explain/justify anything.
It also seems to me that the question is obtuse ...
If you built in the option to add local & global hotkeys,
why do you now ask why I have set local & global hotkeys?
Some MM apps have their own local hotkeys and allow setting only global hotkeys, so I thought that is what you were saying a previous post. I thought maybe Trout would respond to its own hotkeys when sent by an AHK script, but Trout has no hotkeys of its own.

The point is that Trout does not respond to any hotkeys sent by an AHK script. I have MANY AHK scripts (like many people @dc.com also do). Some scripts (are launched by one timer or another and) need to determine if Trout is playing - which is easy because Trout has the TT/TE/TI sections in the status bar and then PAUSE Trout while the script does whatever and then UNPAUSE Trout ... It was more difficult than usual to have the AHK scripts PAUSE Trout because Trout does not respond to any hotkeys sent by an AHK script; but I guess NOW I can use a PAUSE commandline? THANKS ... for eveything ...

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Skwire Empire / Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 21, 2011, 04:19 PM »
... because I gave Trout those hotkeys as local/global hotkeys.
They work fine from the keyboard ... unless Trout has gone completely non-responsive
to ALL input of any kind ... which happens occasionally...

The only Trout hotkeys I see on that tab are the local & global hotkeys that I created.
That tab was/is totally blank in the virgin Trout 10490 ...
but I guess you weren't saying Trout has its own hotkeys like WinAmp or JA do ...

Seeing as how c or ^#c work fine from the keyboard, it seems they could/should work when an AHK script sends them. That's how ALL other MM players I use work...

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Skwire Empire / Re: Problem with Trout Tag Editing Function?
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Thanks! local F5 it will be!

What I thought I implied in my first  post was that the only way I can see to try to reproduce the error is to load up an m3u playlist of 30 or 40 mp3s and follow the key sequences I listed ...
if anyone wants to try that out ...

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Skwire Empire / Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:23 PM »
No ... I've never seen (and still not found) anything listing built-in Trout hotkeys! What/where are they?

I already have 10536. I see nothing in the changelog about pause commandline ...
Does Trout now have pause commandline?
WinActivate, Trout ahk_class Winamp v1.x
Run, Trout.exe /play, %PF%\Trout
SLEEP, %Sls%
Run, Trout.exe /pause, %PF%\Trout
doesn't work.
I have always wondered why Trout was made with the WinAmp ahk_class?
Certainly complicated my AHK scripts ...

It doesn't matter how I send the local or global hotkeys.
WinActivate, Trout ahk_class Winamp v1.x
Send c
does not pause Trout.
Send ^#c
does not pause Trout.
It doesn't matter whether I do ^#x or ^#v or ... Trout never responds.

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but does anyone know what was wrong with the intermediate bass.dlls?

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Skwire Empire / Problem with Trout Tag Editing Function?
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:16 AM »
21February2011

Greetings.
Three times in the last week I have had a SERIOUS problem with Trout's tagger.
After I hit Update, Trout's tagger has OVERWRITTEN the next track in the playlist with a copy of the mp3 being edited! I don't know how to suggest easily replicating this.

I previously had always used TagScanner (portable) to do batch tag editing.
(AudioShell 1.35 - no longer supported? - allows easily editing some tag fields
 of single files through any file explorer/manger ...) Anyway, I started using the Trout tag editor because I could see the display in Trout immediately.

I load an m3u playlist.
Goto to the first line. Hit play to bring up the display.
Hit stop and then the context menu button to bring up the lineitem menu.
Choose edit tag. Edit the tag. Hit Update.
Hit play to bring up the edited display.
Choose the hotkey for "next" to display the next item.
Hit stop and then the context menu button to bring up the lineitem menu ...

Three times after I hit Update and then play, playback failed & Trout moved to the next lineitem - and apparently OVERWROTE the next track in the playlist with a copy of the mp3 being edited - not just the tags - the entire mp3!
I have added the following step to the above routine to see if it keeps the Trout tagger from failing & overwriting. After I open the Edit dialogue the first time, I close it and then repopen it ...

I don't know how to suggest easily replicating this fail/overwrite problem but wanted to mention it ...

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Skwire Empire / Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:03 AM »
If you could easily add a PAUSE command line option that would be GREAT!
Trout, with a GUI written in AHK, does not respond to custom Trout hotkeys when an AHK script sends the hotkeys (at least not for me ...)!

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So, issue solved?
It seems to be solved ... for now anyway.
Does anyone know what the problem/fix was?
I hope this problem doesn't resurface later!

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20Feb2011
Greetings.
My "multimedia machine" (MM) is now my PII 233mHz 160mb RAM laptop from 1998 (now with XPP and a 250gb HDD). I have been working for the last few years to squeeze every bit of functionality out of it - and can't believe how much progress I have made! I play MM files on it while I work on my more modern/powerful XP laptops.

I use SpectrumLab http://www.qsl.net/dl4yhf/spectra1.html
as my spectrum analyzer - now with Trout as my mp3 player.
Trout's features with low CPU usage are great; however, I only use Trout on my PII because the PII's CPU usage limits require low CPU usage software.

I played the mp3 sample on my P4 1.8gHz 1gb RAM laptop with XPP (and two internal HDDs ...). When I played the mp3 in Trout with bass.dll 2.4.6.0, I heard the "skip" at 1:40 & 1:55 & 2:10 & 2:28; HOWEVER, when I played the mp3 in Trout with bass.dll 2.4.7.1, I did NOT hear the "skip"! so ... that seems to be GOOD NEWS. I played the mp3 again in Trout with bass.dll 2.4.6.0 and heard the "skip" again at the same times ... in case you are curious to try that ...

I have another question here»
http://www.hydrogena...wtopic=83558&hl=

One of the MM players I use is JetAudio.
I really like the (OLD) 122C custom GUI/skin someone made.
It has a nice spectrum analyzer. (I have always had to have spectrum analyzers when I play audio - in my old HiFi, in my cars & now on my PCs...). Anyway, every mp3 player (except JA) has less CPU usage with mp3 at lower bitrates. (That is not, however, why I made - years ago - many mp3s at lower bitrates. I have found that keeping the sample rate at a minimum of 24khz is important. 22050 is noticeably worse than 24kHz ... Lower bitrate mp3s at 24kHz ofter require low-pass filtering when encoding. I use Lame Front-End http://www.pazera-so...ucts/lame-front-end/)
Anyway, on my PII JA plays 128/44.1 mp3s at about 50% CPU usage but plays 96/32 or 48/24 or 32/24 mp3s at 100% CPU usage - which causes playback lockup.

I'm not sure why JA does that? I can only guess that JA resamples the 32/24 kHz mp3s to 44.1 which causes the much higher CPU usage?  I would like to "solve" this problem somehow/sometime ...
Any ideas?

Many thanks & kudos in any case ...
Regards,
AEN
Æ

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SORRY ... I had to uncheck the "Do not allow downloads" in my user settings at that account ... the link should allow downloading now!

70
Here is a download link to one 51 minute mp3»
http://www.divshare....ownload/14107073-ff2
(Right now I have a lousy internet connection where I am staying, so I can't do better right now than posting this one mp3) Like I mentioned (in my post at your website I guess) this skip problem is NOT on every(all) mp3(s) ... only a some/many ... For example, the posted mp3 is part of a playlist with 30 mp3s and nearly all of them "skip" with the new bass.dll.  It is not easy to describe the "skip" sound, but it is unmistakable. It is not skipping to the next track... Trout with bass.dll 2.4.2.3 does NOT skip during this mp3 but with bass.dll 2.4.6.0 does (always) "skip" during this track ...
I do not think the mp3 files are the problem because no other mp3 player (whether software or a "pocket" mp3 player) "skips" when playing those mp3 files ...

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It seems the new bass.dll (even with 1.0.5.30) is indeed guilty. I only play mp3s in Trout, so I don't/wouldn't know if any of the other dlls are flawed ... Is there some way you could contact the bass.dll people to bring this to their collective attention?
I could provide some mp3 files that generate the problem.
I do not think the mp3 files are the problem because no other mp3 player (whether software or a "pocket" mp3 player) "skips" when playing those mp3 files ...
In any case I hope that somehow this problem with Trout will become a thing of the past ... so I can stay fully current with Trout releases ...

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Skwire Empire / Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 18, 2011, 04:36 PM »
If Trout is paused, sending another /play will unpause it.  Is that doable?
I stand by my request ...
Like I mentioned in my posting to you at your website last summer,
Trout does not respond when any of my AHK scripts send custom hotkey combos I have set to un/pause (or to do anythng ...).
It would be great if my AHK scripts could un/pause Trout via the command line instead of actually/(virtually?) "clicking" on the play/pause button ...

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17February2011
Today I updated my (portable) 1.0.4.9 to 1.0.5.29 by only copying in the new Trout.exe - which has "solved" this problem that I have had with Trout in all releases since 1.0.4.9. What could be wrong with any of the other files in the release?

1.0.4.9 never skips on any of my mp3s whether at 32-24 or 128-48 ... but every Trout release after 1.0.4.9 has had an unacceptable playback "skip" problem. By only copying in the new Trout.exe, I seem to have "solved" the problem; but what could be wrong with any of the other files in the release?

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Skwire Empire / Request: /pause & /unpause switches
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:22 AM »
17February2011
How about a command line un/pause option to go with the start/stop options?

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