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WISH Music Time 2011.1
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pa_mcclamrock


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2011, 07:15    Post subject:  WISH Music Time 2011.1
Subject description: Countdown timer & music player
 

WISH Music Time 2011.1 (http://www.pa-mcclamrock.com/papenguinspacks.html#musictime) is a simple countdown timer and music player with a Tcl/GTK+ interface. It requires Tcl (http://www.pa-mcclamrock.com/tcl-8.5.6-v1.pet) and Gnocl (http://www.pa-mcclamrock.com/gnocl-0.9.95.pet), as well as two programs built into recent versions of Puppy: mplayer (to play .mp3, .wav, and .ogg files) and ffmpeg (to find out how long the playing time for those files will be). If you want to play MIDI files, you also need TiMidity++ (http://www.pa-mcclamrock.com/TiMidity++-2.13.2-tk.pet). (Since it uses mplayer for playing, it probably wouldn't be too hard to modify it to play video as well as audio--but it would have to be done by someone who has more interest in video than I do!)

I came up with WISH Music Time to please my wife, who objected to the loud, monotonous, insistent beeping of the little timer I used to time household events with. After my "alpha-minus" pre-pre-release version succeeded in pleasing her, I decided to try to give the program enough features to please some other people, too (though not those who demand huge numbers of fancy features). Here are some of them:

* Single-click playing of individual music files or playlists, with or without counting down some time first

* Quick, easy setting of countdown times with spinbuttons or custom-designed, easy-to-create "time lines"

* Countdown to fixed time of day or specified number of hours, minutes, and/or seconds

* Easy-to-create playlists with selectable, movable items

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2011, 18:04    Post subject:  

It doesn't seem to pick up directories with spaces in the names. It picks up everything up to "Documents and Settings" in my /mnt/home.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2011, 21:09    Post subject:  

trapster wrote:
It [i.e., WISH Music Time 2011] doesn't seem to pick up directories with spaces in the names. It picks up everything up to "Documents and Settings" in my /mnt/home.


OK, I wouldn't have tested it for that bug because I never put spaces in directory or file names, but I'll see if anything can be done about that in the next version. What I would do, meanwhile, is (1) Use the "Dir" button in the upper left row to pick a top-level music directory that doesn't have any spaces in its name, and then (2) get rid of any spaces in the names of its subdirectories. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2011, 07:08    Post subject:  

Update: for those who insist on using spaces in filenames, the bug in listing files with spaces in their names has been fixed in WISH Music Time 2011.1 (released 2011 Apr 19).
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