Hi, I’ve finished the media player I was developing using the fmod library. It’s called mixplayer and it plays user selectable streams and CD’s from the default tray.
I’d be interested to know what people think of it, you can get it from my website at [url=http://www.mixsoft.co.uk:1j7qjd6i]mixsoft[/url:1j7qjd6i]. It’s in the ‘stuff’ section.
The player is basic but functional, I stopped development on it as I’ve moved onto other stuff, there was functionality that I left out due to time constraints such as randomising tracks and load/save playlists but I like it. 😀
Thanks for reading.
I think it’s the installshield installer that I’m using. The breakdown of the files installed only adds up to around 900k.
The binary is 632k, help files 48k, fmod dll 145k, there are a couple of ocx files required but they’re not very big. It must be the fancy installshield installer stuff. 😕
It’s a nice installer though, makes it nice and simple for the user to add and remove the software. Even 632k is probably bloaty for what it does but that may be due to the flashy LCD display I’ve put in it!
I did think it was a bit strange that the download was 4.5 meg but the installed program was only about 850k. I guess InstallShield is adding a lot of bloat to the equation. Like, over 3 megabytes of bloat. Hmmm… That’s a very big waste of space. Maybe there’s another install program that you could use that’s not so bloated? I mean, FMOD’s under 200k and it’s doing a lot more than a simple install script.
You gotta wonder when your install program is bigger than the program you’re installing…
You can use [url=http://www.gentee.com/setupgen:nbnm37fm]setupgen[/url:nbnm37fm], a excellent free setup generator. And it is very to use
[url=http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php:nbnm37fm]Inno Setup[/url:nbnm37fm] is another good alternative too 😆
I couldn’t even install it (stupid university installshield settings) so a zip or just a self extracting exe would be better. Did you need to do anything registry wise that would require having a setup program like that (aside from the benefit of easy removal)?
- identitycrisisuk answered 14 years ago
I found the problem, my new install program doesn’t appear to register two of the files included in the install.
If you open a command prompt and type
They register and the program works. I’ll have to write a batch file to do it and stick it on my website.
Thanks for the bug report.
[quote="KarLKoX":ekhak90f]You can use [url=http://www.gentee.com/setupgen:ekhak90f]setupgen[/url:ekhak90f], a excellent free setup generator. And it is very to use
[url=http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php:ekhak90f]Inno Setup[/url:ekhak90f] is another good alternative too :lol:[/quote:ekhak90f]
It looks like setupgen is now no longer free.
However, Inno Setup is and it’s fantastic. I’ve just reduced all my programs download sizes from a total of 11MB down to 2.8MB. 8)
Many thanks to all for the advice, I would never have thought about it.
Or use the Self-extracting cab-tool from Microsoft (Included in Internet Explorer Administration tools). Makes a self-extracting file starting a inf-file or setup programm and adds only 25-100 kb exe-header.
When using with INF-Files, the user cannot choose the installation folder.
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