Other ProjectsOn this page are some other AREXX scripts I've written, I originally intended most of them for my own use but I hope they are also useful to others.
In the WorksBelow are some scripts I am working on, they all currently exist and work but are not ready for release. If they sound useful to you please contact me at the e-mail address on the left), if you are interested I will probably send you a copy to beta test. Hearing from someone (even one person) who would actually use a script will probably encourage me enough to release it!
FlayerVersion: 1.0 Beta 3 (flayer1.0B3.lha)
History1.0 Beta 3 (2nd February 2008)
Flayer is an ARexx script that allows you to download and play Flash Video files from YouTube and Daily Motion using AWeb and MPlayer.
The reason a script is needed is that sites using Flash Video don't present you with a nice link to download the FLV file, rather they want you to use the flash player embedded in their page which, of course, won't work with Amiga browsers. Flayer currently supports the following sites:
The script is called Flayer becuase it brings FLVs and Mplayer together. Once you have set it up (which is explained in ReadMe.txt in the archive), simply navigate to a video page on one of those sites then click a button or menu item. The script works out the video URL and tells AWeb to download it. Once the file has downloaded it will play back in MPlayer or optionally be saved to disk for later viewing.
The script currently requires AWeb and MPlayer. There's no MPlayer port of 68K Amigas that I know of so this will only be useful one OS 4 or MorphOS. I've only tested it on OS 4, so I'd be interested to know if it works on MOS and if any configuration changes are needed.
A similar script for IBrowse (written by someone else) is available from OS 4 Depot.
PopSearchVersion: 1.0 (popsearch.lha)
History1.0 (11th January 2006)
IntroductionMany web browsers on other platforms are sprouting dedicated "search" gadgets. PopSearch brings similar functionality to IBrowse, AWeb and Voyager in the form of a small pop-up window that can be assigned to a fast menu item, link button or toolbar icon. PopSearch allows you to type search terms, paste them in from the clipboard or recall earlier terms for editing. It can be configured to use a variety of search engines (a number of useful examples are supplied).
DLSeriesVersion: 0.8 ALPHA (Coming soon, e-mail me if you would like to beta test this script.)
IntroductionDLSeries is a script to integrate Charon with a web browser, it can also automatically download multiple items in a numbered series automatically.
SectionCutter and AutoCutVersion: 1.0 Beta 1 (sectioncutter.lha)
Also required: PerfectPaint 2.8, freeware from http://gothic.fr.free.fr/amiga/
History1.0 Beta 1 (2rd April 2002)
IntroductionAfter spending a couple of frustrating evenings trying to crop a button bar into sections for the Total Amiga webpage only to find that I'd miss aligned one of my crops or miscalculated a pixel position I thought a tool to help this task would be useful. I was surprised when I couldn't find something to do the job on Aminet so I decided to knock some scripts up myself. Custom GUIs are a bit beyond my programming skills and I'd been itching to have a go with Perfect Paint's AREXX interface so this seemed like an ideal oportunity.
The archive consists of two scripts. SectionCutter.rexx is assigned to PerfectPaint's box tool which you use to define the sections you wish to cut. As you cut out each section of the image it is saved and the position marked on the image, enabling you to accurately place further sections (take a look at the top screen shot to see what I mean. Optionally you can save all the sections you cut into a "script" file, this can then be used with the second macro, AutoCut.rexx, to cut the same sections from subsequent image. This makes it much easier to create accurate alternative images for selected buttons or roll-overs.
DigiCamGUIVersion: 1.0 Beta 9 (digicamgui.lha)
Also required: DigiCam version 1.6
History1.0 Beta 9 (2nd October 2001)
IntroductionNote: All the cameras supported by DigicamGUI connect via the serial port so it is rapidly becoming redundant as the world moves to USB.
DigiCamGUI is a Reaction user interface for Volker Remuß's command line digital camera driver, DigiCam. DigiCam supports a range of cameras from Olympus, Sanyo, AGFA, Nikon and others including my Olympus Camedia 920Z. I decided to write a GUI for Digicam because none of the share/freeware or commercial alternatives had the features I wanted (that's not to say DCG has more features than the others, but it does have the ones I want:) ).
Related LinksDigiCam Home Page
Independent JPEG Group
jpegtranGUIVersion: 1.0 Beta 1 (jpegtrangui.lha)
Introductionjpegtran is an open source utility for manipulating JPEG files, it is special because it performs these manipulations without decompressing and then re-compressing the JPEG image and therefore does not loose any quality. jpegtranGUI is my Reaction user interface for jpegtran, it supports most of the available functions but hopefully is a bit easier to use (for those who like GUIs anyway).
Related LinksIndependent JPEG Group
PARenameVersion: 1.2 (parename.lha)
History1.2 (25th October 2003)
IntroductionPhotoAlbum is an excellent shareware image cataloguer/browser by Helmut Hoffmann, however one feature it lacks is the option to rename a selected image. This little script can be assigned as PhotoAlbum's External AREXX Command and will then pops up a requester allowing you to rename an image at the press of a hot key (Right Amiga + X). One minor limitation is that the PhotoAlbum display is not updated with the new filename, as far as I know it is not possible to force PhotoAlbum to refresh its display as it doesn't have an AREXX port.
Related LinksPhotoAlbum Home Page - Seems to be down as I type this but you can always download it from Aminet (Search Aminet for PhotoAlbum)
MultiSide for DrawStudioVersion: 1.1 (multiside.lha)
DrawSTUDIO includes some AREXX scripts which draw shapes with different numbers of sides, stars etc. these are hard coded to produce a particular number of sides. I thought it would be nice to have a multi-purpose script that would draw a shape with any number of sides. A little AREXX and a lot of trig later MultiSide version was ready.