Scott, > I am trying to develop a music scheduling system on Windows using the > command line to fire off WinAMP. The first exec works fine, then it > stops > and says that program execution time has been exceeded. > > An example would be: > > exec ("winamp.exe M000001.mp3"); > > a while loop kicks off the second. I tried to send the output to null > winamp.exe >null or nul and no luck. Anyone else try this on Windows?
Sounds interesting. I take it that it is the PHP script that stops (not the winamp player)!? Looks like you are running into problems with the script execution time limit. Herewith a couple of theories: 1 what happens if you specify that the winamp is to run in its own cmd shell - will control return to PHP 'immediately'? 2 if the problem is time-out, and you can only play one .mp3 at a time, so looping to 'the next' must be dependent upon the preceding track finishing first, what happens if you adjust the set_time_limit to 0/no limit? (RTFM: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.set-time-limit.php) Regards, =dn -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php