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Old 02-02-2008, 06:06 AM
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I like Rockbox and I think that Rockbox need some program which can convert images and video to Rockbox format, find out which player with rockbox is conected and change settings in agreement with that player, control rockbox and It´s files and folders, automatic updating and much more functions.

I was looking for this program, but I didn´t find it. There are many programs working with rockbox, but no one which have most of the functions and it is easy to use. So I started working on my own program. I called it PlayerManager, but if you have better name you can write me and maybe I´ll change it. PlayerManager (below PM) is created in Microsoft Visual C# (exactly 2008 Express Edition) so you need .Net Frameworkd 3.5 for run (more information below). If there is someone who wants help me just write.

PM is primary for Sansa e200 player because I don´t have any else player but there is function for recognise other players. So if you have other player which have Rockbox please say me if it works good, if I have settings file right, thanks.

Graphic of the program is poor because It´s alpha version and I think functions are important than graphic so I change graphic in future versions. If you have any idea how PM would be look like just write.

Features in actual version:
  • Converting images to .jpg for view in rockbox (image size is load from settings file in agreement with connect player). Default converting to PHOTO folder to New folder with name as original file, but you can change settings for folder and name of files. Add progress bar function for checking progress.
  • Check if there is player connect with rockbox and which type of player it is. Check automatic when PM run or when user click on Check. I added settings for both sandisk player and all ipods which can have rockbox.
  • Find out rockbox build (Original, Chrisjs, Cpchan) and version.
  • Find out size of player (free and total).
  • Read settings for player from the file. Only height and width for now.
  • Converting Album Arts from .jpg format (original firmware) to .bmp format (rockbox firmware). You can choose name of .jpg and .bmp file.
  • Change language. It load language from .txt file. Because I only tried it there isn´t all text converted to .txt file. It would be in next version.
  • Work with backdrops: Converting and saving to player. Loading from player and deleting (deleting has some problems so I´ll try fix it).
    Splash Screen - All settings are loaded when PM starts and there is Splash Screen where is writing progress and when It is all loaded you can cancel Splash Screen.

Planned features (first things are planed for next version, last things will add later):
  • Automatic updates
  • File manager (mainly for rockbox folder)
  • load/edit/save config file (.cfg)
  • Update last.fm file to website
  • Converting video
  • Better graphics
If you have any idea for some features you want you can write it here.

Known Bugs:
Problem with deleting some backdrops.
Splash Screen and writing progress.
If you find any bugs please inform me. Thanks

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Current version: 0.1.1.0
For new version there is only zip file (not instalation) so you need .Net Framework 3.5.

All files can be download: http://www.box.net/shared/05rca5twgo

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I am looking for anyone who can make some graphic. I need logo for PlayerManager so if there is someone who can make it please try it. I want something with PlayerManager and mayber Rockbox somewhere. Maybe some simple player somewhere too. Thanks! (btw: There isn´t any remuneration)
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:39 AM
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:10 AM
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NIce work! I will definitely use this!
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:11 PM
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Once you've got some more features built into this I'll definitely use. Definitely. Good on ye', mate!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:28 AM
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controllerboy, ganny, Manicx: Thanks for respond.

I make new version. So I updated first post. I didn´t change image yet but I´ll do it in moment.
In new version I change look a little. Add some information to Main page. Change preview. Upgrade conversion of Album arts and some other things.

Now I want to know if there are some bugs which I could fix. Thanks
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:48 AM
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Good idea with this program, I will try this in home (right now I'm working very hard )
PS .I translate text I found in Files Needed.zip into Polish so you can add new language maybe. I've saved file in UTF-8 format. If you want I can translate the rest of the program texts.
I can see you are VERY activ on the Czech forum
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:50 AM
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Very nice little app
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:32 PM
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I translate text I found in Files Needed.zip into Polish so you can add new language maybe. I've saved file in UTF-8 format. If you want I can translate the rest of the program texts.
Good work but now it´s only some messages in language file but in next version of PM I want all texts in language file. So wait for next version and than translate it please. Thanks
Btw: I added function for checking folder /language for languages but It´ll in next version.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:29 PM
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I would love to try this as it looks promising. But i can't start the app. I get an "Send Error" "Don't Send Error" Dialog when i try to start the program.

I have the 3.5 .net framework installed.

Edit:
Here's what the error contains :

EventType : clr20r3 P1 : playermanager.exe P2 : 1.0.0.0
P3 : 47a85d93 P4 : playermanager P5 : 1.0.0.0 P6 : 47a85d93
P7 : b P8 : 12c P9 : system.nullreferenceexception
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:56 AM
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Anyone else with this problem?
Maybe try install pack.
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The same problem with me, even with the Instalation-Pack
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Yep, i tried both packs, and both versions. No luck.
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Any plans for a linux port?
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:08 AM
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^ I second that, I'd be very interested in a Linux port.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:38 AM
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Linux? WTF? What is it?

No, just a joke. This program is making in Microsoft Visual C# so it needs .Net Framework 3.5. Try google, I think there is way how to install .Net Framework on Linux so you can run PM.

Btw: I am working on solution of problem with that error.
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The Mono project is an ongoing effort to port .Net to other platforms.

Update: I just ran the latest version (1.2.6) if the Mono Migration Analyzer on your code and it came back with no errors, so if anyone's interested in a Linux version they could try compiling on Mono and see if it works.

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Haven't tried this yet but has anybody tried to run this in wine?
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:26 AM
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Ok, I Hope I have solution of that problem. I uploaded new files to box.net. Try both version and if you can say me which version is working (I hope both ). Name of files are Playermanager_debug.exe and Playermanager_release.exe

Oh and in this .exe is new function for looking for languages so you must create language folder (all letters small) in folder with playermanager and add English.txt to language folder (or if you have your own, you can use it, but when program starts it loads automatic English.txt).
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Now the program don't crash, but now it says: "error with looking for player".I'm using cpchan's build, maybe that's part of the problem?
Is the letter of the device important? (My Sansa is mounded as G: and H: )
I tried both versions.
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Letter isn´t important. Important is file rockbox-info.txt in .rockbox folder. In next version I update find function for every build. Thanks for respond.
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