ve just started to work with vvvv. I urgently need a working patch, so I ask here while Im seeking for an answer in FAQ`s.
I have a working patch (got from somebody). It captures pictures from my pc-webcam and saves the JPG-files every second.
My problem is: if I close a patch and start it again, it creates new JPEG-files in the same output directory and OVERWRITE the old files. The default filenames are test_1.jpg, test_2.jpg ect.
I would like to have the filenames consisting of the date and the time (when they were created: yyyy.mm.dd_hh.mm.ss.jpg). Example: 2008.06.05_15.19.27.jpg. So the Files do not overwrite each other. Does anybody have an idea?
The second question is: is it possible that the default patch starts with the system start automatically? (windows XP). How can i do this?
Thank you for your help.
Kalles Time2Filename(Astronomy) should sort your first problem, and i’m not too sure of your second problem - but i’m someone will come along and help you…
“Kalles Time2Filename(Astronomy) should sort your first problem”.
Thank you rand526. I`ll try it out.
ve solved the second problem already. Its easy:
You put a shortcut to vvvv.exe at startup. Than properities of the shortcut : target: filename of the patch. It works (even in background).
If you just drag your main patch in there, it works even easier ;)
“If you just drag your main patch in there, it works even easier ;)”
ve tryed it, thats true somewhow, BUT: in this case you see the programm window on the startup. Otherwise (if you use the exe-shortcut and target-options) you can start the process hidden.
But anyway, I can`t start 2 patches on the startup at the same time (automatically, with windows start). Any idea how I can do it?
If you just need to launch your patch for an installation and get rid of windows defaut shell i’d recommand to have a look here and here.
Opening several patch at startup (or do you mean launch two instance of vvvv ?).
You can do it with:
- a batch (see example) file starting two patches using vvvv commandline arguments.
- a main patch containing the two other patches.
startup.bat (130 Bytes)