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Thread: FM/DAB digital radio - THAT WORKS!!

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    nigel, one thing is for sure DONT use that monitor setting of your drivers(control panel suff)

    for this, if he isnt doing a wav capture, its just a simple mute / unmute of the mixer input (playback side)
    oh man, i just looked at the code... it is doing capture!!!
    prob unessassary, and it looks like its own vs CFs BASS engine
    prob not a good idea too
    lots of unsafe(unmanaged) code in the .net dll
    and lots of icky mixer code
    again CF should be managing the audio
    unless im missing something, but i see a lot of code with wavein capture
    and mixer stuff
    now... i did look at the plugin for the 1st time today
    i am at a complete loss, why this plugin isnt using what CF has already has...

    (a quick look at andy's code for v5, he is using CFs audio engine, good job)


    and i have a major issue with it storing data in HKLM!!!
    this a GENERAL VIOLATION of windows programming (UAC will virtualize and prob cause issues on restoring data)
    not to mention, that CF establishes that USER data is to be stored in .xml files
    which i like...
    the only registry access to save USER data that should be allowed
    is in HKCU
    course with this i see NO reason to store ANY data in the registry
    now of course someone will say turn off UAC, and thats prob fine for carpc
    but in general if the program is written after vistas release, the programmer should know
    that its wrong to store USER data in HKLM (hense the name LOCAL MACHINE)
    this isnt the only program in the would to have this violation, it just annoys me

    rant over...
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    now doing actuall tests

    my FM presets do stick (UAC OFF win7)
    (no idea how to delete one, other than registry edit)

    now my audio, doesnt work... i assume one tested this on win7
    i have the correct record and correct playback device set up
    (or so it says)
    when i set it in the advanced settings it works, but exit of CF
    and restart CF, no audio...

    i did see the tuner do some off/on/off/on stuff
    cant get that to happen again
    i know this, the tuner should be on when i start CF and never turn off till im done with CF! and there should be no button for power! at least not exposed
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    Hi Mitch

    Currently the only way that I have to get it working is to use control panel. Setting an audio input to 'monitor' mode is not something that will survive a reboot either. I wish I could have gotten hold of the code or a spec sheet for the v7. I could have re-written it by now... I guess the same goes for you!

    It makes no sense what so ever to roll your own audio mixer code when cf already has what you need.

    Sounds like Andy maybe has something coming for the v7 maybe that will be better.

    In my video you'll note that cf gets very unresponsive the first time I press the voice command button (when all the audio noise occurs) maybe this is a pointer to the causer.

    I still have high CPU usage when the plugin is running normally. Maybe this is due to the use of 'audio capture' in the code rather than simply controlling the mixer directly?

    I still have some confidence that Craig's man will sort it in the end.

    Update: Quick video showing the radio switching on/off forever:- [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkhgPTC1ALY[/media] (with latest plugin). Looks like missmatch between radio state and CF plugin. Is the power thing just a toggle, ie is there not a descrete 'on' and 'off' command.

    Nigel

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    Hi

    Couple of more videos, one showing the tripplexer i'm using for DAB/FM aerials at the same time:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN-K0q97r5o[/media]

    And another demonstrating the plugin failing to store DAB presets (they're gone if I restart CF)

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y16lThEDuNQ[/media]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    "SCAN BUTTON"??? whats that...

    using CARWINGS:

    to SCAN press and hold the >> button or << button
    mine doesnt stop till it finds something...
    That will not work for me. I am using DFX4 and also have tried Carwings. When I press << or >> and hold these buttons the radio just jumps few steps, mostly it jumps just one step and stops even if there is nothing there.

    any ideas?
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    no idea.... dfx4 doesnt have a venice7 skin as far as i know
    the carwings_dynamic_lite does
    and holding of the >> or << buttons, puts the unit into SCAN
    maybe u got some wierd touch screen drivers that are breaking HOLD

    when in doubt use my dab_master.exe program....
    thats the reference

    here is latest version for all to play with
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    no idea.... dfx4 doesnt have a venice7 skin as far as i know
    the carwings_dynamic_lite does
    and holding of the >> or << buttons, puts the unit into SCAN
    maybe u got some wierd touch screen drivers that are breaking HOLD

    when in doubt use my dab_master.exe program....
    thats the reference

    here is latest version for all to play with
    Well the dfx4 doesnt have venice7 skin so I made one my self.
    This morning on my way to work i tried dab_master and there was the same problem. But then on my way from home the problem seams to have disapeard. Scan option is back to normal. I have no idea what was the problem but unless it comes back I am happy
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    hehe, well its not the commands going out.... it should say "scanning...." and stop when it finds a signal...
    actually its a SEEK by my definition
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    I've come across a slight problem.
    In Centrafuse when I manually type in a radio station (eg: 96.1), as soon as I click the number 6 my GMPC Rebellium launches and Garmin keyboard pops up.
    Anyone seen this issue before, or know what might be causing it?

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    I'm still getting my ear-blasting when the PC starts up even with the new plugin ... its got beyond annoying and the radio is unplugged now. I'll try andy's software and see what happens.

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