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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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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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NSIS is ye friend.

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My player is fairly big 2.2 Megs but it does contain quite a bit of extra code and besides it was compiled with builder.

Has anyone used UPX? It has reduced my exe to 800k and it still work without any problems.

Mike

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Or an alternate download with the player only (ZIP or RAR), plus links to fmod.dll / fmod homepage and other required dlls

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hi.
being a curious person, i have downloaded your mixplayer and installed it on windows xp. but all i get is a message: “class not registered”.

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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 ๐Ÿ˜†

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[quote="Prem":3cyse5ky]hi.
being a curious person, i have downloaded your mixplayer and installed it on windows xp. but all i get is a message: “class not registered”.[/quote:3cyse5ky]
I get that same error also.

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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)?

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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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