3 Mar 10
QWave is designed to simplify the previewing of audio files; most players will take up to 10 seconds to load just the program. QWave gets to
the point faster by having only an icon in the System Tray and does nothing during start-up other than play the file. In addition, QWave itself
is extremely small (6 KB - the ReadMe is larger than the program itself) and uses the in-built Media Control Interface to play files. Thus, QWave
supports almost all Multi-Media files, including Wave, MIDI, MP3, MPEG and AVI. (Audio only.) QWave is able to configure itself to appear in the context
menu of all files for easy previewing, but QWave can also be used as the default player or just as a link.
System Impact Statement
Licence and Registration
Run "Setup.exe" and follow the instructions. After installation, run QWave if you want to set up QWave associations. (See below for
instructions.) To remove QWave, use the "Add/Remove Programs" option in the Control Panel. (Or simply delete the QWave folder. No
ACAPsoft programs store data in the Windows directory.)
For QWave to work conveniently, that is appearing in the context (or the "right click") menu for every file as "QPlay", you
must associate QWave in the registry. To do this, simply run QWave (with administrator privleges) and then confirm the setting. (To reverse this simply run QWave again.)
However, if you don't wish to change your associations, you can also make it work by "dropping" any Wave file on the
"QWave.exe" icon, or any shortcut pointing to it.
Once set, simply select "QPlay" and the sound will play. When the sound is over, QWave will quit. To stop QWave playing before the
sound has ended, if for example it is a long sound, move the pointer to the QWave icon in the system tray and the sound will stop instantly, and
QWave will exit.
System Impact Statement
We go to great lengths to reduce system impact, but we feel that it is still important to explain here what our programs do to your
system. If you feel we are missing something, or you need further clarification, please contact us.
|Registry||QWave uses the registry if you set it to QPlay. The installer that comes with QWave
uses the registry only for the required un-installation data, and not at all if you use the "Extract Only" mode.
|System Settings||Stims does not change any system settings.
|Files||All of its program files are stored in the installation directory. QWave has no data files.
|Network||QWave does not need to access the network. The installer does not access the internet in any way,
but the ReadMe does have three graphic files that are stored on the internet. (They are not used as web-beacons, merely spacers and
images for the payment processors.)
|CPU||QWave does not have any CPU demanding functions.
|Memory||QWave has no major memory requirement.
Who'd of thought I'd do another version? However, I do think (with tear in my eye) that this could (and should) be the end of the line for QWave.
I am extremely interested in doing a multi viewer program, and while I could continue QWave down that road, it would be way off base from the original
intention. (This will not change the support status of the program however.) Even so, I am open, as always, to suggestions and requests.
This program is designed for a minimum footprint. It uses around 50Kb of hard drive space, doesn't slow the computer down in any way
and the registry is used only to allow association with QWave.
|1.1||Added registry support
|1.2||Solved some Win9x compatibility problems
|1.3||Added the ability to quit the program before a sound has finished playing and reworked the whole program
|1.4||Use of installer and configuration utility
|1.41||Improved "Option". Now adds "QPlay" to current Wave file handler.
|1.5||Plays most audio media tracks (MCI support)
|1.6||10 year overhaul
Licence and Registration
This program is released as
Guiltware. If you find it useful and
wish to show appreciation then either simply tell us, donate, or consider registering another program. There is no requirement to do
anything; the program will not nag, expire, nor is it missing any features. Permission is given for all forms of distribution, including
CD compilations and Websites, providing the ZIP file is unaltered and it is made clear that QWave is a Guiltware program and that any
costs are for the distribution, not the program itself.
QWave is a copyrighted work and thus permission is not given for you to decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, enhance or create
derivative works from this program. If you feel that you need to do any of those actions, and that those rules do not apply to you,
contact us first.
ACAPsoft accepts no liability for this software to the maximum extent allowable by law. Installing this software is the decision
of the installer, and signifies that you agree with this liability statement. Thus, any damage/loss caused by the use of this software is
not in any way the responsibility of ACAPsoft. This includes, but is not limited to, physical damage and loss of income/time. In no
event shall the maximum liability of ACAPsoft exceed the registration fee paid by the user, if any. Because some jurisdictions do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions the liability of
ACAPsoft shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. If at any time you do not find these conditions agreeable you are required to
remove this software.
Advice/insults (on the subject of the program, not the programmer) are always welcome. To help users keep up to date we send out
newsletters whenever there is a major new version of QWave. To join this list simply send an
EMail with "QWaveADD" in the subject. To be removed from this list, write an EMail
with "QWaveREMOVE" in the subject. (ACAPsoft does not sell your EMail address or any other personal information to anyone.)
In addition, we have a RSS feed that is updated whenever there is a new version of any program.