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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for reading.

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Yeah I’ve got a feeling I’ve left a file out of my new install, I’ll check it out.

Thanks for the bug rep… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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Nothing special at all really, thanks for the advice guys I’ll check out the other setups or possibly just create a self-extracting zip.

I guess when you get broadband you just get blazรฉ about download sizes. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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

regsvr32 html.ocx
regsvr32 nmocod.dll

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.

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[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.

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[quote="ciphermonkey":2hi4fn2p]I’ll have to write a batch file to do it and stick it on my website.[/quote:2hi4fn2p]

A installer can run regsvr on it’s own try NSIS or Inno

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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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What page is the download on. Can’t find it anywhere!

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Hm. 4 MB Downloadsize for a simple media player?
To large for a download
(My player has uncompressed 850 kb, and full package with all dlls is 1.2 MB (player, fmod.dll, msvbvm60.dll) and properly has more functions, I hope.

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[quote="ciphermonkey":3lji670y][quote="KarLKoX":3lji670y]You can use [url=http://www.gentee.com/setupgen:3lji670y]setupgen[/url:3lji670y], a excellent free setup generator. And it is very to use :)
[url=http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php:3lji670y]Inno Setup[/url:3lji670y] is another good alternative too :lol:[/quote:3lji670y]

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.[/quote:3lji670y]

“Version: 2001.1.0
Last modified: January, 23
Platform: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
Price: FREEWARE

Taken from SetupGen site, there is another installer, CreateInstall2000, wich is not free but it is a detail now :)

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I used Inno, I’ll read up on it thanks.

If you click on the Stuff link on the left it’s on that page.

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Yeah, it’s a bit weighty for what it does. The FMOD media player is only a 166k download.

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put on the naughty shoes and try the one from NullSoft (NSIS) it reduces big time.
It’s not a fancy installer it just does where it’s suited for:
– install files
– edit registry
– write uninstaller

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I use Qsetup. It’s one of the most powerful GUI based setup installers
I found. [url:2unzv9yz]http://www.pantaray.com[/url:2unzv9yz]

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Good advice guys, I’ll look to see what’s bloating it. Thanks.

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you can also try ghost installer, ginstall.com, i use it for many projects, its pretty easy to setup, the free version uses xml scripts to generate installs.

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I managed to get my installer to work properly now, the new install file is on the site.

Thanks for all the feedback. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜•

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! :)

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Or, there is my personal favourite… ZIP/RAR it and let the user sort it out!

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Qsetup’s New Version works perfectly.
Installation file is almost the same as what you add to it. Very little overhead.

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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…

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