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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 01:27 PM
Michael Trigoboff
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Earlier I released a Python script that printed out the contents of a Motif file. It worked well, but I think the setup and operation of it were somewhat too complicated for non-programmers.

Here’s a new version of it (called motif2text) which has a nice graphical user interface and does not require installing a Python interpreter first.

All you need to do is download the .zip file, expand it, and run the .exe file. I hope that this version will be more useful to the musicians around here.

Make sure to read readme.pdf.

This version is for Windows. I don’t have a Mac, but if there’s someone around here who has one and the skills required, I’ll be happy to let them have the code so they can build a Mac version.

UPDATE: A Mac version is now available:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/471563

I hope you all enjoy it.


Version History

Version 1.0: Original release.
Version 1.01: Bug fix.
Version 1.02: Bug fix.
Version 1.03: Can now read X0A files (produced by XS model synths).
Version 1.04: Categorizes and numbers waveforms correctly. GUI now has keyboard shortcuts for all controls, indicates those shortcuts by underlining a character in the control’s name.
Version 1.1: Remembers window position, last folder used, check boxes. Multiple bugs fixed.

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motif2text_v1.1.zip  (File Size: 4997KB - Downloads: 370)
readme.pdf  (File Size: 330KB - Downloads: 508)
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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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In case you’re curious, here’s what the GUI looks like.

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Thanks for this. I seem to be having a bit of a problem.
Double-clicking motif2text.exe results in an error message:
“\motif2text_v1.0\motif2text.exe is not a valid Win 32 application”

Is there a minimum system or OS requirement? The computer I tried it on is running Windows 2000 Pro with SP4.

EDIT: It appears that XP SP3 or a more recent Windows OS is necessary.
See my next post for additional information.

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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Hmmm, tried on a Windows XP Pro SP3 machine, but got:
“This application has failed to start because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

EDIT: I downloaded and installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555
and installed it on my XP Pro SP3 computer. That resolved the problem. I’ve now successfully run motif2text - it works well.

Thanks, Michael Trigoboff!

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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Thank you very much, Michael Trigoboff, for this gift to the forum!

motif2text works well on Win7 Pro SP1 (my office ;-) computer) as well as on WinXP Pro SP3 (which I’ve installed on my MacBook Pro in a VirtualBox VM).

Nice name, btw!

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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5pinDIN - 09 February 2014 02:40 PM

Hmmm, tried on a Windows XP Pro SP3 machine, but got:
“This application has failed to start because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

EDIT: I downloaded and installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555
and installed it on my XP Pro SP3 computer. That resolved the problem. I’ve now successfully run motif2text - it works well.

Thanks, Michael Trigoboff!

That’s great! I’m glad you were able to get it to work.

I had heard about that MSVCR100.dll problem in general, but never needed it for anything of my own until now. That link you posted is valuable information.

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 07:26 PM
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The text display should line up in regular columns.from line to line. If it doesn’t and looks sloppy, it’s because the default app for displaying .txt files on your machine is using a variable-pitch font (letters have different widths) instead of a fixed-pitch font (all letters have the same width) like Consolas or Courier New.

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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Michael Trigoboff - 09 February 2014 06:11 PM

That’s great! I’m glad you were able to get it to work.

I had heard about that MSVCR100.dll problem in general, but never needed it for anything of my own until now. That link you posted is valuable information.

The link I previously posted is for 32-bit systems. Although I didn’t need it myself, the 64-bit compatible download seems to be at:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14632

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Posted on: February 09, 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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5pinDIN - 09 February 2014 02:24 PM

EDIT: It appears that XP SP3 or a more recent Windows OS is necessary.

I will upload the Python source code soon. This will allow an alternate way to run the app: install the Python 3.3 interpreter on your machine and run directly from the source code. This method has a better chance of running on older machines, and will work on Mac and Linux as well.

I have a colleague in the CS dept at PCC who has a Mac. He may be willing to build the standalone Mac version on his machine. I’ll upload it if that works out.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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In case anyone wants to put a shortcut to motif2text on their desktop, I created an icon for it, attached in a zip file.

EDIT: I’ve improved the icon (IMHO!) - the second attachment (MOTIF2TEXT_32icon.zip) is the later version.

Since newer versions of motif2text are compatible with XS files, the icon in MOTIF2TEXT_32-XSicon.zip is partly colored to include the XS “look”.

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MOTIF2TEXTicon.zip  (File Size: 1KB - Downloads: 282)
MOTIF2TEXT_32icon.zip  (File Size: 1KB - Downloads: 261)
MOTIF2TEXT_32-XSicon.zip  (File Size: 1KB - Downloads: 255)
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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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5pinDIN - 10 February 2014 08:48 AM

In case anyone wants to put a shortcut to motif2text on their desktop, I created an icon for it, attached in a zip file.

Excellent! I might find a place to use it in the app, if that’s OK with you.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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Michael Trigoboff - 10 February 2014 08:53 AM
5pinDIN - 10 February 2014 08:48 AM

In case anyone wants to put a shortcut to motif2text on their desktop, I created an icon for it, attached in a zip file.

Excellent! I might find a place to use it in the app, if that’s OK with you.

Of course, feel welcome to do with it as you please.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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Thank you very much, I’ll try it on my windows 8 system a bit later

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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Please post any bugs you experience using the app to this thread.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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i’m not familiar with associating an icon with an executable file. i googled and saw a number of hacking programs but i shyed away.  I can live without it but if there is a simple method, i’m all eyes.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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richie1027 - 10 February 2014 11:13 AM

i’m not familiar with associating an icon with an executable file. i googled and saw a number of hacking programs but i shyed away.  I can live without it but if there is a simple method, i’m all eyes.

All you need to be able to do is download a .zip file and expand it. The instructions in the readme.pdf file I posted in the first message in this thread should take you from there.

If there’s anything confusing about those instructions, please let me know, and I will do what I can to answer whatever questions you may have.

The icon is just something nice that 5pinDIN did. It’s not something you have to deal with in any way.

EDIT:

I just realized that I actually didn’t understand your question.

To use 5pinDIN’s icon, do this:

* Create a shortcut to motif2text.exe (right-click on it and select Create shortcut).

* Right-click on the shortcut and then click on the Change Icon button.

* Select 5pinDIN’s icon file. Click OK.

Your shortcut should now be displaying the new icon.

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