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    Launch video/dvd/cd/audio via any drive letter

    MediaLaunch for RoadRunner
    Looks at defined drive letters trying to find playable media(VIDEO/AUDIO) from USB/CD/DVD/and any other drive letter. Autoplay/reload previous playlist/load media skin options. Returns to exact playlist position after playing audio (thanks John and LS) is optional. This started as a modification of JohnWPB's script (thanks again John). It's meant to have a single media type on a given drive (just like a audio CD is Audio and a DVD is Video). The default is set to ignore mixed media drives(optional). A DVD full of audio, CD with video files, USB with audio or video, etc... Oh and a normal DVD and CD work too. This is an exact fit for my needs, hopefully someone else may find it useful. I'm new to autoit scripts so beware

    Extract the ZIP, look at the Readme.txt to install.
    This is communicated to RR from the script about the media it detects (the number 1 is the first drive it's scanning, handles up to 7)




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    i dont see my name but you welcome, enjoy. .i'm glad you got it working.

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    How could I forget El Camino!!! Thanks El Camino. I didn't describe some of the stuff you helped with, like the folder searching. Working on a new version with a couple more options in the ini.
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    Updated version. Cleaned up the code a bit, more efficient searching, optional media labeling. Media labeling works like this:
    Put audio.txt in the root of your usb drive.
    The script finds this and assumes the drive is audio without searching. Useful if you have lots of folders without media files in the root...it identifies the drive without the recursive folder search--might be good for slower computers. My thinking, if you know it's audio/video, why should the script search the same drive every time you put it in. Also video.txt, unknown.txt, and blank.txt function the same way. This is optional as the searching works just fine.
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    New version .70
    Ability to change button size....create your own bitmap buttons for the prompt
    Code cleanup
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    chevy, why not just make a regular RR skin dedicated for the promt? thats how i do it, the script call's the skin and then use the buttons to select what the script should do, dont go in to the complicated route.a friendly advice. .

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    Do you have some examples you can post (like the skin)? I can make it call a skin for the prompt, but I don't know how the skin tells the script what to do. While I don't think the prompt I have is complicated to use/set-up, I think a skin based prompt would look much better. Post that skin you have and I'll work on it next week and add it to the next version....I'll be camping this weekend (I don't bring any of my computers along).
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    just so i have got this right

    the play/exit prompt, dose this appear when media has been found in a drive, and it will ask you to play or exit. if so , if i load a media disc in the drive which is in the boot of the car,and i don't want to listen to it straight away the play / exit buttons will appear and i can exit. but how do i return to the disc when i wnat to play it.

    having a media skin sounds like the way to go. you can have a window that shows what is in the drive, and buttons down the side of it to choose from. ie.

    play media / stop media/ eject media/

    this way you can return to the media in the drive's as many times as you wish.

    you can set a button in your skin to launch media script and open the media skin.



    just a very quick skin making here to give you an idea,the play buttons can be obtained via the script i think, i know the media copy skin i use dose, it loads the drives it see's in the my computer and refreashies everytime i enter that skin, same with the window ,


    Just hit the drive letter to play the media, use the scroll buttons at the side to selct drive to stop or eject.

    the skin image you see is a copy ver. of johns digitalfx skin ,i'm using his .psd's from blue devil skin that are easy to obtain.

    not 1 to change things but i hope its and idea for you.

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    Right now, to play that disk you told it to ignore, you would either have to browse to it via rr(if you have that set-up with BROWSE.RRL) or remove it and put it back in. If I can communicate from RR back to the running script that it should 'not ignore' and 'set type to none' for that media it would prompt again. While this is really a Launching script, looking for media to launch, you are giving me some good ideas...As the current script knows which drive letters have media, the type, and sets the ignore flag to yes if you click exit on the prompt. It looks like I could easily change the current script so that if the drive had media and the ignore flag was switched to no it would play/prompt the media. The communication between the script and RR is what I need to learn more about. Hopefully the script/skin El Camino has will help. I'll probably start by using a skin for play/exit and work from there. I do like your idea: A skin that lists the currently known media by the script, a play/stop button to emulate the inserting and removing of the actual media. Time to hook up the camper....
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    well is so easy, to acomplish, just set a directory list, in that skin and just browse normally with roadrunner. thats it, in my skin i have a dedicated cdplayer button, next to it an eject button, also for a usb stick button same function.something like this.so my version is to autolaunch when inserted, and if a cd is already loaded i use the buttons to play, like a normal car stereo.
    @chevy to see how i do the,from skin to the script comunication, get my tags editor and decompile it you'll see how i do it.
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