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TIMING, "Is AutoIt capable of perfect recording and playback timing?"

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I saw the sticky on keyloggers, so I know I'm walking on thin ice with this question, since this question isn't directly about them I hope it gets past the gate.

it really sucks that the darkies mess up this wonderful invention of recorded automation.


I like to make live music and I want something to record all of my HID actions while using my music tracker with perfect timing and low overhead processing, so I can play it back perfectly again and hopefully edit it if i want to.

I have little abilities coding from scratch, I can always however mix, match and modify things to do my bidding. :D

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So far since I set out on doing this I have tried sikuli(way to slow and huge overhead), autohotkey (autoscriptwriter just machineguns through my actions, but does record very nicely) and now AutoIt (no experience yet) linked from wikipedia, in the gui testing list.

I'm not really asking for anything other than "Is AutoIt capable of perfect recording and playback timing?"

So please don't be mad at me for asking this question.

If someone has written something exactly like this I would gladly send them a bitcoin.

since this is such a grey area with actual legislation surrounding it for some countries it's impossible to find this kind of thing.

Cheers wonderful people of Earth. :oops:

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Depends on the needed resolution of your actions.. If its simple macroes, that should just feed the playlist with input in good time, it's probably possible with some tuning. But anything requering actions < 50 ms, i wouldn't bet on it..

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I would say it's possible to achieve near perfect timing. Is a few millisecs going to make a major difference?


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First and foremost I want to say thanks for keeping the thread up I know this is a grey area, and I want to be as respectful as possible

Thanks for the responses! I can certainly get around a few milliseconds.


what does your Scriptomatic & resourcehacker do?

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Take a look inside my signature, there should be a link called "_Mouse UDF".

It records and plays your mouse movement for a certain time.

It could be tweaked, but I never found the motivation to do that.


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Nice one!

Checking it out now, seems the forum code embed box loses formatting for some reason so I formatted it to reflect yours.

-sikuli was crazy about formatting! not sure yet if AutoIt cares about the indentation/formatting (I don't know the exact term yet)

just noticed the example code,

is "_Mouse UDF" a function to include in a script?

Man this is Awesome!

thankyou AlmarM!

I have a lot of studying to do!

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