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Thread: *** DVDSpy 1.62 fails with WinDVD 6.0 ***

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    Default *** DVDSpy 1.62 fails with WinDVD 6.0 ***

    Hello MMcM!

    This is to report that DVDSpy 1.62 can't get any information from WinDVD 6.0 with the default skin. As you suggested, I have modified the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\girder3\HardPlugins\DV DSpy\WinDVD key with the exact values contained in the skin file, but still no luck. The values are:

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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\girder3\HardPlugins\DVDSpy\WinDVD]
    "Chapter_100_Display_Location"="376,11"
    "Chapter_10_Display_Location"="386,11"
    "Chapter_0_Display_Location"="396,11"
    "Hour_10_Display_Location"="282,11"
    "Hour_0_Display_Location"="292,11"
    "Minute_10_Display_Location"="313,11"
    "Minute_0_Display_Location"="323,11"
    "Second_10_Display_Location"="342,11"
    "Second_0_Display_Location"="352,11"
    The only activity in the logger window occurs when WinDVD is started. At that moment DVDSpy correctly generates the WinDVD.Elapsed (Pld1: 00:00:00) and WinDVD.Chapter (Pld1: 0) events, but it then stops generating events.

    Could you look into it and let me know?

    Audiophile

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    Did you try with full screen off? Do the digits update on the skinned display, even though there are no new Girder events? If this works, does it stop when you enter full screen mode?

    I do not have WinDVD6 yet myself.

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    Since there was no followup, I purchased the WinDVD 6 upgrade myself and tested it.

    The registry settings above work fine for me, in and out of full screen mode. I will include them in the distribution.

    I will need more information on the setup where they do not work.

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    Default *** WinDVD 6 ***

    Hello Mike!

    I reinstalled XP, Girder and WinDVD just to be sure, but still no events from DVDSpy, only at start when the Chapter and Time counters are reset to zero (with the registry settings above).

    I am using your DVDSpy 1.65 plugin, and the Spanish Version of WinDVD 6. I have investigated further with Winspector (a windows spy utility) and noticed that several of the windows belonging to the AfxOleControl42 class have spanish titles, instead of english. For example, the LANGUAGE subpanel window is named IDIOMA in my setup. I am wondering if the locale has anything to do with DVDSpy only sending events at opening/closing of WinDVD.

    This is a dump of the Logger window (filtered for DVDSpy events):

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    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 0 :  :  
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 00:  :  
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 00:0 :  
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 00:00:  
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 00:00:0 
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Elapsed	Pld1: 00:00:00
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Chapter	Pld1:    
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Chapter	Pld1:   0
    
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Close	Pld1: 
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Close	Pld1: 
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Close	Pld1: 
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Close	Pld1: 
    EVENT:	Dev: 215	WinDVD.Close	Pld1:
    This happens with fullscreen either on or off. What tests would you like me to perform?

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    audiophile

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    Default *** DVDSpy 1.65 ***

    MMcM please read my former post!!

    I am actually using DVDSpy 1.65, which is virtually perfect in my setup (except for this little hiccup).

    audiophile

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    Default Try tracing

    You can try the attached tracing version of the hook with dbgview. Log to a file and post that after running WinDVD and playing a few seconds. Save the currently installed one so that you can put it back when done.

    I am not too optimistic that anything additional will show up. Since you are in fact seeing the initial idle display of 00:00:00 0, I conclude that the skin information is right and the drawing intercept is minimally working. Later display should work the same way.

    Did you change anything in the WinDVD Setup... dialog after installing? I am testing with the default and as I said it works fine.
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    I have both WinDVD5 and WinDVD6 installed. These are 2 log files generated by DebugView. As you can see, DVDSpy is able to capture WinDVD5 events, but NOT WinDVD6 events :-? .

    Both WinDVDs were installed by default.

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    Which operating system do you run?

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    It's XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2

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    Default WinDVD 7

    I went to setup WinDVD 6 on an XP test machine only to discover that there is now a WInDVD 7. I may have the older setup program in a backup someplace, but I didn't find it right away.

    Has anyone else had problems with WinDVD 6 on XP?

    WinDVD 7 uses a different skin drawing technique. DVDSpy has been updated for it. Unfortunately, it does now appear that the control panel only gets updated when it is visible. So, no events in full screen mode.

    I am researching alternative spy methods, but haven't come up with anything yet.

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