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foo_alarm, Simple alarm plugin
andrew_smolko
post Jul 28 2006, 13:42
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Superseded by foo_scheduler (topic)

Simple plugin that starts playback at the specified period of time. Just set up the period on Preferences/Playback/Alarm page.

I'd like to use my computer as alarm clock but I am tired of waiting scheduler plugin. And I don't want to use any external schedulers. Now I select playlist that should be played early in the morning and switch computer to sleep mode. When computer wakes up, playback is started. Of course, it's possible to start playback and then switch to sleep mode, but usually I power off the computer late at night and I don't want to disturb anybody with loud music.

Version 1.61 (download)

Changelog:
  • 1.61
    Fixed: playback queue isn't cleared before starting playback
  • 1.6
    Added: computer wake up from stand-by/hibernate mode
  • 1.55
    Fixed: playback isn't started from paused state
    Added: playback of the specified playlist
  • 1.5
    Added: alarm startup type
    Added: it's possible to disable fade in
    Added: fade in range configuration
    Added: buttons to pick current player volume
    Code is rewritten from scratch.
  • 1.05
    Added: fade in
  • 1.03
    Added: checkbox to enable/disable alarm
  • 1.02
    Changed the appearance of the preferences page
  • 1.01
    Fixed: preferences page isn't displayed under win 2k
  • 1.0
    Initial release


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sandb0y
post Jul 28 2006, 14:36
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Just intalled it and got


foobar2000 0.9.3 beta 3, win 2k sp 4


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andrew_smolko
post Jul 28 2006, 16:23
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QUOTE (sandb0y @ Jul 28 2006, 16:36) *
Just intalled it and got
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foobar2000 0.9.3 beta 3, win 2k sp 4


Fixed. Thanks for information about your windows version. Under WinXP this bug doesn't appear.
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sandb0y
post Jul 28 2006, 16:40
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now it's working, btw if i set it to start time 2mins ago for instance, and then chage end time to after an hour foobar starts playing.

btw would be nice also to change days, and shutdown at end time options


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andrew_smolko
post Jul 28 2006, 17:05
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QUOTE (sandb0y @ Jul 28 2006, 18:40) *
now it's working, btw if i set it to start time 2mins ago for instance, and then chage end time to after an hour foobar starts playing.


It happens because alarm is restarted when you change "start time" or "end time".

QUOTE (sandb0y @ Jul 28 2006, 18:40) *
btw would be nice also to change days, and shutdown at end time options


I'll think about it. If scheduler plugin doesn't appear in nearly future, I'll begin developing my own foo_scheduler smile.gif
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xliu5
post Jul 28 2006, 17:41
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Thanks for the plugin.
Bug report: Start (e.g. 12:20PM) works fine. End (e.g. 12:23PM) doesn't stop playing. Also, if foobar2000 is stopped and closed, and reopened, the songs start playing. Is this intended behavior?

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andrew_smolko
post Jul 28 2006, 22:53
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QUOTE (xliu5 @ Jul 28 2006, 19:41) *
Thanks for the plugin.
Bug report: Start (e.g. 12:20PM) works fine. End (e.g. 12:23PM) doesn't stop playing.

Perhaps I should change descriptions for edit-boxes. "End time" doesn't mean "stop playing at this time". "Start" and "end time" describe time interval. If the current time is between "start" and "end" then playback is started.

I've done that way because sometimes I change wake up time in BIOS and I don't want to change it every time in foobar. In alarm preferences I set my usual wake up time, e.g 6:00-9:00, and then I change BIOS alarm, e.g 7:30. When computer wakes up from sleep mode, foo_alarm starts playback, because current time 7:30 is between 6:00 and 9:00. The next day I want to set alarm at 6:30, so I just change it in BIOS, not in foobar. But when computer is powered on manually at 13:00 there is no need to start playback, because most likely that I'm not sleeping smile.gif

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Also, if foobar2000 is stopped and closed, and reopened, the songs start playing. Is this intended behavior?

Yes.

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zver
post Jul 29 2006, 12:24
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Bud,thanks so much,couse i was still using the 0.8.3 couse i was waiting for scheduler,now i can switch to new one as simply wake up alarm is all what i need smile.gif
Thanks once again!! smile.gif
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iOsiris
post Jul 29 2006, 13:19
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Good job on the plugin, been looking for a foo_scheduler replacement ! biggrin.gif THANK YOU
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Don Reba
post Aug 6 2006, 07:01
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Thanks for the initiative. Just a request: for me, it is most important to have the alarm activate after a given delay, rather than at a specific time. I have now moved up from 8.3, however. smile.gif
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huythuy
post Aug 11 2006, 14:01
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FInally this day has come. I'm, too, the one who has been waiting for an updated of scheduler only before upgrade to 0.9 . I use it every day.

I have not tested yet, but may I raise a stupid question. I think your mainboard is a new one so that it support wake up time in BIOS, but mine doesn't . Can the plugin wakes up the PC itself if I turn my PC to sleep mode ?

GRAET GREAT GREAT , You have made my day !
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andrew_smolko
post Aug 11 2006, 17:58
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QUOTE (huythuy @ Aug 11 2006, 16:01) *
I think your mainboard is a new one so that it support wake up time in BIOS, but mine doesn't .

Well, Epox 8RDA3I on nForce2 chipset. It's not a new mainboard, I've bought it 2 years ago.

QUOTE (huythuy @ Aug 11 2006, 16:01) *
Can the plugin wakes up the PC itself if I turn my PC to sleep mode?

No, it's impossible. Only BIOS controls this functionality.
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post Aug 11 2006, 19:19
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biggrin.gif LOL mine is ... my brain erased the chipset name already ... ESC mobo for my 6years old PIII 1.2G . So there is no hope, but it's ok for me anyway, I have my PC on for 24/7 and it's been like this long ago.

I hope you would add more functions to the component or your scheduler clone. As I said, my PC runs all day long and with ssheduler, I set a rule set :

- turn down volume at 11pm
- turn down a little bit more at 3am (about this time I go to sleep) . and keep playing during my sleep time.
- prepare all steps like: choose playlist, tracks, [the tracks after that], ... and RELEASE the volume to 0 , loud enough for me to wake up, then after 10mins reduce the volume to -10 (or someone would kill me biggrin.gif)

smile.gif I'm looking forward for any development of this must have component

thanks again
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Borisz
post Aug 12 2006, 08:11
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Wait, so does this only work with sleep modes, or can I just specify a time at which it starts playing x song?


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andrew_smolko
post Aug 12 2006, 09:23
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QUOTE (Borisz @ Aug 12 2006, 10:11) *
Wait, so does this only work with sleep modes, or can I just specify a time at which it starts playing x song?

Plugin doesn't work with sleep modes, it only starts playback at specified period of time.
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jarsonic
post Aug 13 2006, 05:50
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Could you add a feature in the preferences, like a checkbox or something, to activate and deactivate the plugin? Don't want it going off on the weekends, and I tend to leave fb2k open most of the time. smile.gif
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andrew_smolko
post Aug 13 2006, 13:48
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QUOTE (jarsonic @ Aug 13 2006, 07:50) *
Could you add a feature in the preferences, like a checkbox or something, to activate and deactivate the plugin? Don't want it going off on the weekends, and I tend to leave fb2k open most of the time. smile.gif


I need such checkbox too, so download version 1.03, I've added this feature smile.gif
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Matyas
post Aug 16 2006, 17:45
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Now only fade in-out, and auto shutdown is missing. Having the skeleton, this can't be too difficult to implement. Please smile.gif
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andrew_smolko
post Aug 22 2006, 16:10
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Fade in has been added in 1.05.
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Matyas
post Aug 23 2006, 09:21
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Superb, thanks!
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jon.schaffer
post Aug 23 2006, 10:13
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Is there a way not to reach the 0.0 dB volume? I don't want to wake up my neighboors at the same time as me wink.gif
(the only way I found is to enter 3600 seconds of delay before reaching 0dB). Maybe a slider for the target volume could be perfect.

Anyway: very nice plugin. Thanks!

Edit: another request: could the second time be de-activated?

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jon.schaffer
post Aug 24 2006, 10:14
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I allow myself to make another suggestion. Few words, a pic:


And thanks again for your useful plugin, Andrew.
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andrew_smolko
post Aug 25 2006, 12:14
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QUOTE (jon.schaffer @ Aug 24 2006, 12:14) *
I allow myself to make another suggestion. Few words, a pic:
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I wish everybody describe their requests the way you've done! Thanks!
Wait for a few days, version 1.5 is on the way.
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post Aug 29 2006, 23:36
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QUOTE (andrew_smolko @ Aug 25 2006, 05:14) *
QUOTE (jon.schaffer @ Aug 24 2006, 12:14) *

I allow myself to make another suggestion. Few words, a pic:
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I wish everybody describe their requests the way you've done! Thanks!
Wait for a few days, version 1.5 is on the way.



*thumbsup*

this would be the perfect options menu for this plugin!

i cant already wait for this update smile.gif)) *pushpush* wink.gif
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andrew_smolko
post Aug 31 2006, 16:21
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1.5 is ready!
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