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[Release] vuMeter for AveDesk / ObjectDock

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it's here. (637k)

it's also available at dockex

and at wincustomize.

A fast, skinnable vuMeter for your dock or desk.

Seeing is believing:

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(above, the iTunes46 docklet - see my sig)

also looks nicely on the dock:

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Special thanks go to ta2027 *) and dash1, who allowed me to use their graphics in the default skin.

See their excellent SystemMeter at http://ta2027.plala.jp/

Additional thanks to Unbeliever and Pe8er for beta testing and their excellent jumpstart skins.

Read the included readme and have fun.

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*) becauthe ta2027 ith thaid to thpeak japanethe only, I thold my freedom to Ji Eun for a tranthlation. I now have a hunthchback, limp, and zis goththick acthent - and am hith Igor forever. Yeth, Mathter...

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Wow, already released! I love this docklet sooooo much ^_^

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Mmm can someone explain me what this docklet do ? I don't really understand :confused: thanks.

/aviel

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The scales move according to your soundcards output.

Remember cassette decks from the 80es/90es?

My uncle used to have an AKAI 7 inch 4 track consumer hifi tape when I was a kid - that had way HUGE volume meters. (like in the attachement, but of course brushed metal coverings)

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ya know, i've been waiting patiently for almost 7 hours now...where's the y'z dock version!?!?

:)

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ya know, i've been waiting patiently for almost 7 hours now...where's the y'z dock version!?!?

:)

:D How about ... this year?

Can't tell yet today. Ask again in 7 days...

I have no XP machine until then (YZ is XP only) and I'm a die hard 2000er.

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wow loving it ^^ thx

is there a way to have this load only when iTunes is loaded?

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Ooh, after a little tweaking, I got it working nicely.

Thanks very much (it's great!!!)

-NC

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Good work, but one thing: I can't seem to get the skins working. It disappears whenever I try to do anything with it. Can you please help?

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is there a way to have this load only when iTunes is loaded?

Its not aimed at iTunes but to sound output in general. I can make it monitor an editable list of applications and disappear then. (AveDesk only) This would also imply an autostart feature. You'll likely see two new chackboxes anytime soon. (@Shmengie: this year)

Good work, but one thing: I can't seem to get the skins working. It disappears whenever I try to do anything with it. Can you please help?

Can you see a list of the skins?

Does the settings dialog display a preview image when you select a skin?

Do you get a question mark or an empty icon when you do this in ObjectDock?

Is your folder structure like the one laid out in the readme?

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Yes...working nice but a lot of 'stutter' with other proggies...ie...Dreamweaver and photoshop. But I like the option to stop/start the app...very good work guys...avedesk really rules on my desk! ...I've really got to buy some more ram I think!

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Eh, good idea and great docklet. I tested it yesterday and I nearly adopted it.

It's only "nearly" cause it crashed my PC twice...

I added vuMeter to my desktop, I took a little time to make it work but after 5 mn, all was fine. Then , I launched a game, played 30 mn. After some time, iTunes crashed. Was not the first time so I still played. After the end of the game, I launched again iTunes and saw vuMeter didn't work anymore. I choosed the "Start/Stop", nothing changed. I "start/stop"ed again. But after this, AveDesk didn't work anymore. And I couldn't stop 3 process with the Task Manager : AveDesk, Explorer, iTunes. Need to reboot.

I experimented this a little time later. But this time I didn't play and iTunes didn't crash at first. I only saw vuMeter didn't work. I "start/stop" twice and again the 3 process crashed.

So, I will wait for the next version before trying it again.

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I have experienced the same kind of problem heinzoliger has. The interesting thing is that the docklet works like a charm when I have it in OD - runs for hours. But on the Desktop as an AveDesklet it crashes/hangs AveDesk and there is no other way than to power off the machine. No "kill process" will work.

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@herd: you know what? YOU'RE DA MAN ;) ;)

Thank you very much for this awesome widget, you've brought something new for Avedesk, AVEDESK RULES

where are all the emoticons, they should bring them back :D :D

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@heinzolinger & topshotta:

Does the problem continue if you change the desklets window style from "desktop icon" to "normal window"? - just a guess really, because I had it running for days - unaffected by iTunes crashes...

If a kill process won't work, try a logoff- it'll kill the process somewhat better than task manager (if that one shows up at all) and you don't have to reboot all the way.

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Can you see a list of the skins?

Does the settings dialog display a preview image when you select a skin?

Do you get a question mark or an empty icon when you do this in ObjectDock?

Is your folder structure like the one laid out in the readme?

1. No.

2. No.

3. I don't have ObjectDock.

4. I think so...

Sorry for the late reply... I forgot to check in here.

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@heinzolinger & topshotta:

Does the problem continue if you change the desklets window style from "desktop icon" to "normal window"? - just a guess really, because I had it running for days - unaffected by iTunes crashes...

It was already "normal window".

And the second time, iTunes didn't crashed before...

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