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Fix for DVD Profiler 2.4 and 2.5 beta under Windows Vista (Locked)
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kulju
Registered: October 16, 2004
Posts: 1,628
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Quoting The Slice:
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It's 100% functionally equivalent and what I change it to is what XP and previous had. 


It's not even 1% equivalent if your %systemroot% is not C:\WINDOWS. Great programming...

If you publish these "fixes" at least export that "correct" key to .reg file and put it downloadable for users, so they can import that key to their registry easily.
The Slice
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Registered: February 2, 2000
Posts: 643
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Quoting kulju:
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Quoting The Slice:
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It's 100% functionally equivalent and what I change it to is what XP and previous had. 


It's not even 1% equivalent if your %systemroot% is not C:\WINDOWS. Great programming...

If you publish these "fixes" at least export that "correct" key to .reg file and put it downloadable for users, so they can import that key to their registry easily.


Did you not read my very first post where I said:

"Note that this is hexadecimal code for the following strings: "%SystemRoot%\System32\hhctrl.ocx" in the original and "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hhctrl.ocx" in the new.  Make sure the new matches where you installed Vista on your system."

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Jesse C. Slicer
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kulju
Registered: October 16, 2004
Posts: 1,628
Posted:
Quoting The Slice:
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"Note that this is hexadecimal code for the following strings: "%SystemRoot%\System32\hhctrl.ocx" in the original and "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hhctrl.ocx" in the new.  Make sure the new matches where you installed Vista on your system."


..and how should end user know what is the correct hexadecimal code if %systemroot% is not C:\WINDOWS?
The Slice
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How is the end user supposed to know what the Registry is?  How is the end user supposed to know they're running Vista versus anything else?  Yes, there are a ton of people who think their operating system is "Dell".  Scary, but true.

The intent of the post is that there's a fix for anyone who wants to employ it.  If there are folks who have trouble with it, I can attempt to help out.  But if they don't, fly right over it and nobody will laugh.
Jesse C. Slicer
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goodguy
Take a toke of tea stick
Registered: September 19, 2003
Posts: 652
Posted:
Quoting The Slice:
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The issue is the Delphi function which tries to load it can't parse the environment variable %SystemRoot% (or any other) properly, so expanding it to its fully-qualified pathname solves the problem.

You do know that the kernel function ExpandEnvironmentStrings() has been around since Win95? So I would fix my code instead of the user's system. Of course, I'm only programming for fun...
Matthias
My DVD Profiler Tools:
Automation Object, Name Variants Plugin, Navigation History Plugin
FredLooks
phpDVDProfiler dude
Registered: July 5, 2002
Posts: 738
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You do know that the kernel function ExpandEnvironmentStrings() has been around since Win95? So I would fix my code instead of the user's system. Of course, I'm only programming for fun...

Of course, that would require a patch to the program, which would require building a patch, and testing it and distributing it and ...

A simple change to the user's registry, and the user can potentially be happy without getting into any details of how the making of a patch at the current time might bear on the legal issues.

A fairly common way for software companies to handle situations like this is to try to offer a simple work-around which doesn't require any code changes (like this) while fixing the code as well.

I say, thank-you Jesse for the attempt to assist.
-fred
kulju
Registered: October 16, 2004
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Of course, that would require a patch to the program, which would require building a patch, and testing it and distributing it and ...


And that's the way that REAL software companies does things.
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A simple change to the user's registry,


It's not simple if Windows isn't installed in default directory
FredLooks
phpDVDProfiler dude
Registered: July 5, 2002
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Quoting kulju:
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And that's the way that REAL software companies does things.

Perhaps you missed my third paragraph:
A fairly common way for software companies to handle situations like this is to try to offer a simple work-around which doesn't require any code changes (like this) while fixing the code as well.

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A simple change to the user's registry,

It's not simple if Windows isn't installed in default directory

Yes, yes it is. It isn't _trivial_ if Windows isn't installed in the default directory.
-fred
goodguy
Take a toke of tea stick
Registered: September 19, 2003
Posts: 652
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...offer a simple work-around which doesn't require any code changes (like this) while fixing the code as well.

So - you mean, we can expect an update? Maybe they go crazy, add some new features as well, and call it 3.0?
Matthias
My DVD Profiler Tools:
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FredLooks
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Registered: July 5, 2002
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Quoting goodguy:
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Quoting FredLooks:
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...offer a simple work-around which doesn't require any code changes (like this) while fixing the code as well.

So - you mean, we can expect an update? Maybe they go crazy, add some new features as well, and call it 3.0?

I rather think that there will be no releasing of software until the legal situation is sorted out. How fortunate that a fix that doesn't require a software release has been provided. Which was mostly my point.

BTW, who is that in your avatar? He looks familiar somehow and it's been driving me crazy ...
-fred
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goodguy
Take a toke of tea stick
Registered: September 19, 2003
Posts: 652
Posted:
Quoting FredLooks:
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Quoting goodguy:
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So - you mean, we can expect an update? Maybe they go crazy, add some new features as well, and call it 3.0?

I rather think that there will be no releasing of software until the legal situation is sorted out.

Oops. There was a shortage of        as I typed my previous message.

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How fortunate that a fix that doesn't require a software release has been provided. Which was mostly my point.

Agreed. And I usually don't participate in the IVS bashing, but sometimes I'm just so fed up with the current situation...

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BTW, who is that in your avatar? He looks familiar somehow and it's been driving me crazy ...

Hint: The avatar and the tagline are from the same movie.
Matthias
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Axo
Registered: January 18, 2005
Posts: 106
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tim roth?
PastorErin
Registered: October 25, 2004
Posts: 38
Posted:
Peter Weller ?
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goodguy
Take a toke of tea stick
Registered: September 19, 2003
Posts: 652
Posted:
No hits so far.
More hints:
The movie is sort of a remake and there was singing involved.
And 10 years ago he starred in another remake and didn't use an axe.
 
Matthias
My DVD Profiler Tools:
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rp_63
Registered: October 25, 2000
Posts: 55
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Reefer Madness the Movie Musical. Is that Steven Weber?
Was the other remake the Shining?


Rob
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garmonbozia
Registered: March 2, 2003
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Quoting rp_63:
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Reefer Madness the Movie Musical. Is that Steven Weber?


yup.  I love that movie.
"Little moments like that prove to me that there is some kind of all-powerful, all-knowing force that controls everything in the universe. And it's so f*cking bored, it'll actually take time out to orchestrate a petty letdown like that."  -- Georgia Lass
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