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||Compatibility: runs under Windows 95 or Windows NT
- recommended: Windows sound support
(c) 1996-8 Matt Ginzton, MaDdoG Software
Contents of this document:
QueuePlay is a multimedia utility for Windows that lets you
easily create a playlist of media files, and then plays them back
Ever look at a directory full of media files and wish you
could play them all, one at a time, without starting the next one
each time one ends? Enter QueuePlay. Right-click files to send
them to QueuePlay, which will sit on your taskbar and wait until
you click it to start the playback.
Great if you want to relax to a mix of audio files (from CD,
or MIDI or even wave files stored on your hard disk) while you
- Integrates into the Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 shell
- Plays most media types -- WAV, MID, AVI, and CD audio
- Save your playlists for later use
- Full uninstall
QueuePlay runs under Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. It will not
run under Windows 3.x, as it is a 32-bit program, and it requires
the Windows 95 interface, so it will not run under pre-4.0
versions of NT.
To install, right-click the QPlay.inf file (its icon is a
notebook with a gear on it), then choose Install. QueuePlay will
be copied to a new folder in your Program Files folder. You can
uninstall QueuePlay via the Add/Remove Programs control panel.
Associations between QueuePlay and common media file types
will be automatically created. Now, QueuePlay will show up on the
context (right-click) menus for these file types.
To test out QueuePlay, open a folder containing media files.
(Hint: open the Start menu and choose Run..., then type Media and
press OK. This should open the folder full of media samples
included with Windows.) Right-click on any media file, and choose
QueuePlay from the popup menu. Now click the Q icon on your
taskbar, next to the clock, to start playback.
There are three steps to using QueuePlay:
- Find the files you want to play -- in the Windows
Explorer, open the folder(s) containing the media files
you want to play (a good start is C:\Windows\Media).
- Right-click each file you want to play (you can also
select a group of files by dragging or using the Shift
and Ctrl keys, and then right-click any file in the
group). Choose QueuePlay from the context menu that
appears. Notice that a Q icon appears on your taskbar
next to the clock, if it wasn't already there.
Repeat step 2 for any other media clips you want to play.
- Once all your files are queued, click on the Q on the
taskbar to start playback.
Advanced usage notes:
- Once you have queued up a list of files you commonly like
to play, you can save these as a playlist. Open
QueuePlay's advanced dialog by right-clicking the Q on
the taskbar and choosing Properties. Now, select Save
Playlist from the File menu. You can access this playlist
later by double-clicking it wherever you saved it, or by
running QueuePlay (from the C:\Program Files\MaDdoG\QPlay
folder) and choosing Load Playlist.
- Note that if you hold your mouse cursor over the Q on the
taskbar, a ToolTip will appear with the name and time
information for the current clip.
- You can rearrange the order of playback using the Up and
Down buttons in the advanced dialog (right-click the Q on
the taskbar and choose Properties).
- You can change the default playlist behavior (play each
media clip once, in listed order) with the commands in
the Options menu:
- Cue mode -- pause playback after each track,
forcing you to click for the next one
- Repeat mode -- cycle through playing the playlist
repeatedly, instead of stopping after the last
- Shuffle mode -- play tracks in a random order
(with no repeats) instead of playlist order
- version 1.1: released 7/17/98
Added playback options Cue mode, Repeat, Shuffle play
Fixed bug causing multiple Q's to appear on taskbar
General minor interface enhancements
Added fix for redraw problems under some versions of
Added Previous/Next commands to popup menu for taskbar
- version 1.0: released 12/13/96
Terms and Conditions
QueuePlay is freeware, but if you like it (or if you don't!)
please send feedback to one of the email addresses listed in the
About... box. QueuePlay is supplied without any warranties,
expressed or implied.