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PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« on: August 10, 2010, 11:39:37 am »
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 03:57:54 pm by justinguitar »
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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 04:58:52 am »
is the timer supposed to let out a sound when the time is up? because for me the timer makes the sound only when i first opened it. but after i set the time and start practising, there's no sound to alert me when the time is up.. i think it's a good idea to alert the user when the time is up by putting in the sound so that we don't always have to look up when practising ;)

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 01:31:13 pm »
It works for me. At the end of the time it lets out a noise.

BTW this is fantastic - ive been using for the last 2 days and im finding it really useful.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 02:20:00 pm »
no sound for  me  curemat. the display turns red thou when it reatches zero

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 07:45:21 am »
Still working for me. Its got a cuckoo bird and chimes to it. First time i used it scared the crap out of me (volume was too loud).

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 01:08:41 pm »
It depends on your browser.  Firefox won't play the sound.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 01:16:30 pm »
so which browser will? opera plays the sound the moment i start the timer, google chrome and IE won't play the sound at all.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 01:36:51 pm »
If you have windows 7 there's an alarm clock gadget you can download for it. Works pretty well as a timer.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 02:12:49 pm »
I am using Vista on a PC and no sound with either firefox or internet explorer.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 03:01:59 pm »
sound of silence or sound of something eiether way its  still cool tool

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 08:33:53 am »
works fine on vista and firefox for me

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 06:28:59 pm »
I have windows 7 and use firefox.  The timer works and plays the cookoo sound at the end.

I actually use a home made sound file I made a while back that is silent for 5 minutes and plays a wicked loud E chord at the end.

I can see how this could be wicked useful for some though.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 06:39:23 pm »
What's wrong with a stopwatch?

Or an egg timer?

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 08:28:03 pm »
It works on vista and firefox for me too.  If your looking for another option I bought a couple of these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-LCD-Digital-Cooking-Kitchen-Countdown-Timer-Alarm-/190426681453?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0 .  It's REAL easy to change the length of time and it automatically resets to the length of time previously used - and they are CHEAP and come with the battery and all.  They have a clip on the back and also a magnet so if your using a metal music stand you can just stick it to your stand.  I bought a couple of them so my daughter had one to practice with too.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2010, 01:06:23 am »
It works for me in FF. It did pop up a notice that a new version of QuickTime was available though so maybe it's QT oriented ( or the way I have this PC configured ).
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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2010, 12:06:58 pm »
On my computer it's a javascript error.  Firefox doesn't recognize the Play() function.

I have XP.  And made a few tests:

Firefox 3.6.8/4.0b3: silence
Chrome 6.0.490.1 dev: WORKS
Opera 10.61: plays the sound only when the window opens
Internet Explorer 6/7/8: WORKS
Safari 4/5: WORKS

Others in this thread reported:

Firefox ??? @Vista: sometimes works
Firefox ??? @ Windows 7: WORKS
IE ??? @Vista: silence

If it doesn't work just go buy a real stopwatch that you can take everywhere ;)

If I have time I'll try to suggest code modifications when I find a solution.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2010, 09:21:22 am »
Another alternative:

http://www.gymboss.com/

Lots of possibilities.

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2010, 12:57:48 pm »
FF on XP works
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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2011, 09:15:41 am »
For those of you with iphones/ipods check this free app out:  Just Practice!

Works a treat!

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2011, 05:09:20 pm »
For those of you with iphones/ipods check this free app out:  Just Practice!

Works a treat!

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Works almost as well if you have an android phone

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Re: PC-102 • Using A Practice Timer
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2011, 07:13:10 am »
I bought a digital timer last year and it's been one of the best $10 purchases of my life. I have a very hard time focusing without it. I just set it to 15 minutes and then do whatever it is that I'm supposed to do during that time (I've created a daily practice schedule I try to keep to.) This works great for me for guitar practice and also for other things.

 

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