Thanks guys, this works, but found the problem to be the fact that Winamp does not shut down, therefore the script sits and waits. If I close Winamp the script will fire off the next event. I might try mpg123 for Win.
-Scott -----Original Message----- From: Stephano Mariani [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 10:49 AM To: 'DL Neil'; 'Scott'; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [PHP] exec on Windows Importance: High Try exec "cmd /c start winamp.exe M000001.mp3" to avoid blocking... Stephano Mariani > -----Original Message----- > From: DL Neil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Sunday, 17 February 2002 2 3 > To: Scott; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: [PHP] exec on Windows > > 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 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php