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can someone help me with this CMD line in autoit?

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Hello all,

I created a gui using Koda to port over a very simple batch script.

here's the batch file line

"C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "C:\caps\capd.ts"

this line works perfectly from within a CMD window. I can't get autoit to run it without throwing out a syntax error.

here's my autoit script. i was currently trying the _RunDos function to try and run that line.

aside from this the other thing i need help with is getting the path that i selected into the CAPD.TS part of my CMD line.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Process.au3>
#region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\startstopcap.kxf

$MyDocsFolder = "::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"

$Form1_1 = GUICreate("Form1", 292, 175, 192, 159)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("start cap", 8, 136, 137, 33)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("stop cap", 160, 136, 121, 33)
$Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("select file", 8, 16, 137, 17)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput(" ", 8, 112, 137, 21)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#endregion ### END Koda GUI section ###

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $nMsg = -3 Then Exit


    If $nMsg = $Button1 Then button1()
    If $nMsg = $Button3 Then $capd = FileSaveDialog("Choose a name.", $MyDocsFolder, "Scripts (*.ts)", 2)
    If $nMsg = $Button3 Then button3()
WEnd


Func button1()

    _RunDOS("C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "C:\caps\capd.ts")

EndFunc   ;==>button1



Func button3()
    GUICtrlSetData($Input1, $capd)
EndFunc   ;==>button3

can anyone offer some guidance?

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You need proper enclosure of your command line, which includes some double quotes:

_RunDOS('"C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "C:\caps\capd.ts"')

Also, is 10800 supposed to be the resolution (maybe 1080 instead)?

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Try this:

Func button1()
    _RunDOS("start 'C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe' 'C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF' File Dump 10800 " &  GUICtrlRead($Input1))
;~  ShellExecute("'C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe'",  "'C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF File Dump' '10800' " &  GUICtrlRead($Input1))
EndFunc   ;==>button1

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You need proper enclosure of your command line, which includes some double quotes:

_RunDOS('"C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\KLToolBox2.3\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\stuff\ports\audio video\hd pvr\rcTVCap\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "C:\caps\capd.ts"')

Also, is 10800 supposed to be the resolution (maybe 1080 instead)?

:mellow:

the 10800 part of the line is time in minutes to record. part of the parameters for rctvcap.exe

i got the line to work with the regular RUN

function:

$console = Run('"C:\caps\tools\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\caps\tools\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "' & GUICtrlRead($Input1))

UEZ and PsaltyDS

thanks for all the help so far. it put me on the write track to at least get the program running.

Edited by pixeldotz

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What is this Koda I've heard about??


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Install the full SciTE package, start it and press Alt+m in SciTE... :mellow:

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Hello again everyone.

Using the knowledge I gained here and in a previous thread concerning a simple wrapper for windows 'ping';

I have been able to write my wrapper for rcTVcap (a video capture utility).

Everything works exactly as it should (even though the code might seem raw and written inefficiently)

The problem I'm having is that the $autoname variable is getting passed as a string instead of as a command.

I use this line with rcTVcap in a batch file to autoname files as they get created. date/time stamp in case i'm recording

multiple videos one right after another.

Global $autoname = "C:\caps\capd_%date:~-4,4%_%date:~-7,2%_%date:~-10,2%_%time:~-8,2%_%time:~-5,2%.ts"

since it doesn't get processed the same way through autoit as it would in a batch file, rcTVcap spits out an error that the "save filename is invalid"

but when used within the batch file, this line is perfectly valid.

is there something i'm missing?

the code in it's entirety is as follows.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Process.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
#region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\documents and settings\pxl\my documents\dropbox\startstopcap.kxf
$MyDocsFolder = "::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"
$Form1_1 = GUICreate("pxldtz [rcTVcap.exe frontend]", 720, 428, 295, 164)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("start cap", 440, 56, 113, 33)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("stop cap", 600, 56, 113, 33)
$Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("file", 552, 56, 49, 33)
$Button4 = GUICtrlCreateButton("settings", 440, 92, 273, 33)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 440, 32, 273, 21)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("selected file path", 440, 8, 228, 17)
$hEdit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 425, 377)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "")
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 440, 160, 273, 225)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "")
$chkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("autoname", 440, 136, 97, 17)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#endregion ### END Koda GUI section ###
Global $capd
Global $console
Global $console2
Global $autoname = "C:\caps\capd_%date:~-4,4%_%date:~-7,2%_%date:~-10,2%_%time:~-8,2%_%time:~-5,2%.ts"
;==this entire section shows the output of the console into you're editbox
While 1
$data = StdoutRead($console)
If $data Then
  GUICtrlSetData($hEdit, $data, 1)
EndIf

$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Select
  Case $nMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
   Exit
   ;===start capping
  Case $nMsg = $Button1
   startcap()
   ;===stop the capping process
  Case $nMsg = $Button2
   stopcap()
   ;===filesave browser
  Case $nMsg = $Button3
   filebrowse()
  Case $nMsg = $Button4
   Run(@WorkingDir & '\tools\mines.grf')

   ;===disables the input box and filebrowser button depending on the state of the checkbox
  Case $nMsg = $chkbox1
   If GUICtrlRead($chkbox1) = 1 Then
    GUICtrlSetState($Input1, $gui_disable)
    GUICtrlSetState($Button3, $gui_disable)
   Else
    GUICtrlSetState($Input1, $gui_enable)
    GUICtrlSetState($Button3, $gui_enable)
   EndIf
 
EndSelect
WEnd
 

;==>rctvcap parameters
;=== start cap function
Func startcap()
  If $console Then ProcessClose("rcTVCap.exe")
GUICtrlSetData($hEdit, "===========Resetting=====")
If GUICtrlRead($chkbox1) = 1 Then
  $console = Run('"C:\caps\tools\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\caps\tools\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "' & $autoname, "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
Else
  $console = Run('"C:\caps\tools\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\caps\tools\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "' & GUICtrlRead($Input1), "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
EndIf
Local $line
EndFunc  

;=== stop cap function
Func stopcap()
If $console Then ProcessClose("rcTVCap.exe")
GUICtrlSetData($hEdit, "Cap stopped")
EndFunc  

;===file browse function
Func filebrowse()
$capd = FileSaveDialog("Choose a name.", $MyDocsFolder, "stream file (*.ts)", 2)
GUICtrlSetData($hEdit, "") ;This line erases the editbox
GUICtrlSetData($Input1, $capd) ;this sets the input box contents to whatever the $capd variable is holding
EndFunc

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

You have to convert the %date:~-4,4% format from Batch to AutoIt format! Look for the date functions or date macros.

Br,

UEZ

Edited by UEZ
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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

You have to convert the %date:~-4,4% format from Batch to AutoIt format! Look for the date functions or date macros.

Br,

UEZ

thanks for pointing me in the write direction. it was really simple with macros, way simpler than the huge line in batch file.

the resulting code was.

$console = Run('"C:\caps\tools\rcTVCap.exe" "C:\caps\tools\mines.GRF" "File Dump" 10800 "' & "C:\caps\capd_" & @hour & @MIN & @SEC & ".ts", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)

@HOUR & @MIN & @SEC

was the missing part.

thanks again!, my program is pretty much complete thanks to everyone who helped.

Edited by pixeldotz

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