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  1. I have a core2duo with win7 x64 ultimate, no issues such as this (I recently inherited the xt live). So likely x64 is not a culprit although there have been plenty of issues with x64. How about in your boards BIOS, usb settings? I am specifically thinking of legacy USB type settings. I've had issue with that in the past, where things don't work at all unless legacy is turned on. Another thing to remember is that USB ports can be quite flaky. Been that way since they were introduced back in win9x days. Once in awhile you plug a device in, and it stops working or works strangely. You plug it into another port and the same thing happens. That really sucked when there were only 2 ports lol. A good tool to use is usbdeview by nirsoft. It will show you what is plugged in (or what has been) and allow you to "uninstall" it, or in simpler terms make the USB port forget you ever plugged it in in the first place. Sometimes thats all it takes to get strange USB issues to work. If it works in another i7 based machine, it should work in yours. BIOS, followed by services, followed by conflicting software would be my route to take if it were me trouble shooting the issue. Of course its been a few weeks, so maybe you solved the issue already :)
  2. Thanks for the replies. @Anse I have experienced the issue you speak of many times, concerning many different product categories. We all have I should think. It is such a sad thing to see. The saying that always comes to mind to me is "cutting your nose off to spite your face". I haven't been dealing with Line6 long enough to know, but I would certainly hope they have not followed suit of so many other businesses. @Triryche I agree, more of a niche tool, likely for those who are similarily as anal as I am about this sort of thing. The majority probably just download, listen and use if they like. lol, not me though. I like things orderly ;) And as someone with a pretty healthy amount of time spent coding many different things, part of it is an "itch" as you suggest :) The other part though is the sheer amount of duplicate or near duplicated tones that can be downloaded. Finding a faster way to view and categorize what I just downloaded, as well as being able to modify certain TAG parameters for better categorizing is paramount to me if I am going to try and understand what I just downloaded. Personally I don't like the idea of having something like this: whole lotta love.l6t whole lotta love 22.l6t whole lotta love 22 (2).l6t That would literally make my eyeballs implode... or explode... well, something would hurt regardless ;) I revised my idea a bit and settled on these functions: 1. parse a given directory for all .l6t files 2. find duplicates based on crc32 checksum 3. move all duplicates to a subdirectory named "dupes" 4. parse the remaining .l6t files, gathering TAG info (but ignoring some, like date) 5. display the results currently working on methods to: 6. allow modification of the TAGs - setting correct spelling etc, changing file name or display name to put things in order 7. commit the TAG changes (requires complex-ish method of rewriting the .l6t file but ONLY the TAG portions - the rest of the file cannot be changed or it will lose the information needed by the device to set the parameters of the tone) Its not overly ambitious, but anytime you work with listviews to create an 'excel like' table with rows/columns/cells, things get exciting. Unless you port it into something like excel. But thats where the 'itch' comes in lol... one can learn more by doing it themselves.
  3. Hello. I inherited a pod xt live as a fathers day gift. Prior I had an old Korg effect board. I am only a beginner to the world of guitars (about 1.5 years new) but I am a hardcore computer geek. As I have been downloading custom tones (or patches or whatever you call them) I have noticed that many are duplicates and many are labeled haphazardly at best. Since I am a geek I of course proceeded to download a few hundred. I come across the problem of sorting through all these tones. Gearbox is ok to use, as it does display the tone and especially the TAGs that each tone (that is, .l6t file) has. And the editor allows you to modify the TAGs, but its a slow process. So, I have a program in the works already that can be run on a given directory full of .l6t files, and it reads them, finds any duplicates (based on a crc32 checksum) and displays what files were found to be duplicates and in the end shows a grid of every song and all its TAGs. The end results is simply a way to rename the song (which could be both the TAG name and the physical .l6t file name), modify any TAGs (ie. to correct the spelling of song title or just to make them all the same spelling) and eventually sort them into subdirectories, all compositely from a grid rather than one by one. The sorting part is one reason why I make this post. My initial thoughts were to take a directory with say 300 downloaded .l6t files, and once duplicates are pruned, to make subdirectories like - Amp, Guitarist, Song, Style (etc etc) and because the .l6t files are so small, copy the file to the given subdirectory. The end result is that a vanhalen tone might be put in an amp subdirectory as well as a guitarist and a style, because it fits all three. This would at least let one choose which tone to load to the pod with some form of organization. So, is there any interest in this tool first off, And secondly, as I am currently constructing the GUI for it, what ways (more correctly, what subdirectories) would be likely used to sort out a gob of new tones so that one can try them out knowing before hand what to expect (based on the TAG information). BTW, the TAG information is just a bit of text appended to each .l6t file, such as comments, guitarists, etc etc.
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