[access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability

Hi David,

And you're right of course.  My only excuse is that I wrote that message at 6 
this morning <Smile>.

All the best

Steve 

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David W Wood
Sent: 28 October 2007 16:07
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability

Hi Steve:

Agree, I was just making a point that the file should be saved with the .bat 
extension rather than the default of .txt.

David


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Steve Nutt
Sent: 28 October 2007 13:15
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability

Hi David,

Yes, agreed.  But if you type .bat in the file name edit field, it will be 
saved with the .bat extension.  So when you save the file, type vrstream.bat, 
and you'll be good to go.  A batch file is only a text file with a new 
extension after all.

All the best

Steve 

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David W Wood
Sent: 28 October 2007 10:56
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability

Steve:

Notepad, by default, saves files with .txt extension.
Surely the newly created batch file needs to be renamed from:
*.txt

To

*.bat

David
 

-----Original Message-----
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Steve Nutt
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:14 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability

Hi Ray,

I haven't heard that it is released yet, but I would have thought you could 
make a batch file to ease the process.  I haven't made such a batch file yet, 
but I'll try to do it off the top of my head and present it here.  Bear in 
mind, this is not guaranteed to work yet, but I'll give it to you for 
experiment.  At your own risk of course.

Firstly, one piece of requisite knowledge is needed, and that is the drive 
letter, to which the Stream is assigned when it is connected.  Once we know 
that, we can incorporate the letter in the run command.  So let's call our 
batch file vrstream.bat, and let's assume that the drive letter is E:.  If not 
substitute it for the correct one.  The way you will run the batch file is to 
do the following:-

1.  Press Windows+R to get to the Run menu.

2.  Type "c:\utils\vrstream e:" without the quotes, assuming that we save the 
batch file into a folder called utils, see below..

This will create all the subsequent folders on drive E:, if it works correctly 
on your system.  If you type for example "c:\utils\vrstream f:", then the 
folders will be created on the F: drive.  If you want to try it first without 
the stream, then put c: in the drive part, and the folders will be created on 
your hard disk.  Note, this will also work with a memory card connected, so you 
could run this batch file on your memory card, then pop the card into the 
stream, and all the folders will be on the card and ready to go.

The only problem you have now Ray, is to teach the person to copy the files 
into the correct folders.

Now to create the batch file itself.

1.  Open Notepad, by going to Windows+r again, and typing "notepad€ without the 
quotes.

2.  Now paste the following few lines, from the line that reads @echo off, to 
the line that reads echo "Finished processing" inclusive into Notepad:-

@echo off
echo "Victor Stream Folder Creator"
echo "By Steve Nutt"
echo "Version 1.0"
echo "Please make sure that your Victor Stream or memory card reader is 
connected"
echo "creating folders, please wait!"
md %1\$vrdtb
md %1\$vrmusic
md %1\$vrnotes
md %1\$vrotherbooks
md %1\$vrtext
echo "finished processing"

*End Of Batch File*

There is no error trapping in this batch file yet, in other words, if one of 
those folders exists, then I think you will get an Access Denied message, and 
the batch file should carry on to create the other folders.  Also, I don't 
think I have missed any folders but anyone can easily revise this batch file, 
by adding "md" lines.  All the lines that begin "md" mean "Make Directory".  
The %1 variable must be included, so that when someone types vrstream e:, %1 is 
translated to the drive letter that they type.


So, having copied this info to Notepad, just save it into a folder that is easy 
to reach.  I use c:\utils.  Create the folder if it doesn't exist.

I just tried this on my machine, and it worked, so here's hoping.  If it does 
work, then you are welcome to pass it on.  If not, then I am sorry <Smile>.  If 
it doesn't though, do let me know.

Thanks.

All the best

Steve



>From:  access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]  On Behalf Of 
>Ray's Home
>Sent:  27 October 2007 12:59
>To:    Access-Uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject:       [access-uk] Victor Reader Stream Companion software availability
>
>I've been prompted to ask if anyone here knows if the Companion 
>software mentioned briefly in the Victor Reader Stream tutorial is in 
>fact available yet.  (This due to the fact that someone's emailed me 
>trying to figure out how to arrange folders and transfer music and book 
>material to the Stream, but they are coming unstuck - in spite of, or 
>maybe because of my attempts to help!  (LOL)
>
>I imagine this software might be a sort of wizzard that breakes the process 
>down into easy steps.  I've found the transfer process pretty painless, but if 
>you aren't used to managing folder structures and getting to grips with the 
>conventions the Stream has to use to make navigation so convenient, then you 
>are going to be thrown by the process.
>
>Cheers,
>
>From Ray
>I can be contacted off-list at:
>mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>

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