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    GPS automatic volume lowering for directions

    Hey,

    Wasn't sure where exactly to put this thread or what to title it but hopefully the right people find it. I am trying to find software (or the proper way to code something myself) so that when the GPS software on my carPC gives an audible direction, every other volume source (music, video, etc) is either muted or lowered. I would just like to know if there is already a solution that exists for this and if not, how I might go about creating one. Let me know if that makes sense as it would be really cool to implement this. I know I have seen it in OEM nav units so imagine it is theoretically possible.

    BTW I am using Windows XP and two specific programs I want to control are iGo8 (navigation) and Windows Media Player (music) but I figure a solution should work for any software really.
    "It's not worth having if you can't customize it"

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    Oh and I imagine that the logic would work as follows:
    - volume of GPS software reaches a certain level (would indicate that a direction is being given)
    - software detects the volume level of GPS and sends the mute signal to all other software
    - all other software mutes (lowering volume would be preferred but I would imagine is more complicated)
    - GPS stops giving directions and the volume level falls below the specified level (perhaps a timer funtion used instead?)
    - software detects the volume level of GPS and sends the unmute signal to all other software
    - all other software continues from previous volume level
    - repeat
    "It's not worth having if you can't customize it"

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    Hi Duncanator,

    It is definitely possible if you are using Ride Runner. Try searching in those forums. It works by embedding a DLL into your nav program, so you may be able to take control of Windows Media that way.

    Cheers,
    James

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    If you use RideRunner, try this patch on your igo8.exe file
    and edit your exectbl.ini file:

    /************************************************** **
    "NAVPAUSE","SETVOL;Winamp;50"
    "NAVRESUME","SETVOL;WINAMP;255"

    /Used only with RRextended plugin
    /"NAVPAUSE","RRVolRamper_Dn;75;30;Wave"
    /"NAVRESUME","RRVolRamper_Up;100;30
    /,************************************************* *
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    pierrotm777,

    forgive my ignorance but where do I place the files to have this work?
    In RR or Igo8?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by RAWPWR; 11-02-2012 at 10:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR View Post
    pierrotm777,

    forgive my ignorance but where do I place the files to have this work?
    In RR or Igo8?

    Cheers.
    Into the same igo8.exe folder!

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    No joy.

    I followed your directions.

    Adding this in Ride Runner's ExecTBL.ini
    just the way you have it.

    /************************************************** **
    "NAVPAUSE","SETVOL;Winamp;50"
    "NAVRESUME","SETVOL;WINAMP;255"

    /Used only with RRextended plugin
    /"NAVPAUSE","RRVolRamper_Dn;75;30;Wave"
    /"NAVRESUME","RRVolRamper_Up;100;30
    /,************************************************* *

    I put your zip files (unzipped) and left in its folder placing it in the iGO8 folder! Start RR, using iGO8 while playback of music. Still hear music, doesn't mute when getting directions from iGO.

    So then I put all the files from your zip, and placed them directly in the iGO folder!, no sub folder. Still doesn't work.

    Then I looked in your "mute.cmd" file with notepad and this is what you have listed.....

    setdll.exe -d:NavMute.dll iGo_pc.exe

    So I changed iGo_pc.exe to iGO831_PC_110206.exe

    Because this is what my exe is labeled as, hoping that this is all I had to change. Still no joy.

    So I'm throwing in my hat on this one. I give up.

    Thanks for your mute patch anyway. And I appreciate all your help too.

    Now it's time to get outdoors and rake all these damm leaves.

    Peace.

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