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Synergizer

Synergizer

Submitted By Dindgeri

Description

Only for Synergy users.

Scans Synergy artwork folder for the album cover of the music iTunes is playing, and puts it as the picture of every Adium account.

Do not know how to use Synergizer? Just type %_synergizer in any chat window to change or restore the picture of every account. You may also insert %_synergizer on your display name or alias so Adium will do that automatically.

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# by sdh on 02/27/05 at 19:17:02

dont really know how to use "activate" and "deactivate" it?

# by Dindgeri on 02/28/05 at 10:44:22

When the script is called, like when you type ?%_synergizer? on a chat window, your account image is changed. As said in the X(tra)'s discription, you can put ?%_synergizer? anywhere in your nickname, so the script will be called frequently, and your image keeps changing as you listen to different music.

Remember, you must have Synergy installed, with the show cover feature activated.

Any further problem, please comment.

Thank you for the feedback.

-Dind

# by Dindgeri on 03/01/05 at 19:14:38

New version released!

Now Synergizer supports better filename handling, finding artwork whose artist or album name contains certain invalid characters.

Image refreshing was also improved, now Synergizer only refreshes the image if it, in fact, is not the artwork of the current music you are playing.

Enjoy.

-Dind

# by Anonymous on 03/02/05 at 07:04:46

is it possible to add (%_synergizer) in the nickname without actually showing it in the name of the chatwindow? its kind of ugly to have (%_synergizer) in the nick. i mean, the command should only be shown in the nick-textfield in preferences. otherwise its great.

# by sdh on 03/02/05 at 07:05:22

forgot to add name, the post above is from me.

# by Ifmy on 03/02/05 at 11:53:04

don't work with 08b :(

# by Dindgeri on 03/02/05 at 13:36:47

Dear sdh.

In generality, and as far as I know, Adium's message window theme prints the nickname without evaluating script triggers. For example, if you put %_artist on your nickname, it will show ?%_artist? instead of, for example, ?Blink-182?. As for Synergizer, it shows ?%_synergizer? instead of not showing anything.

Thank you.

Dear Ifmy.

Synergizer was made using Adium's current version 0.77. You can download it now or mail me version 0.8b in a compressed file, so I will see what I can do.

Thank you.

-Dind

# by on 03/02/05 at 17:30:23

hey, two problems:
1) the %_synergizer script doesn't search the Temporary folder for album covers, which makes it a pain to move them from your Temp. folder (which is where album covers from songs you dl'ed off iTMS go)

2) the nick name thing with the %_synegizer doesn't work.

# by Dindgeri on 03/02/05 at 18:10:05

Dear jared.

In fact, I kinda forgot to make Synergizer scan also the temporary artwork. I will include this feature on its next version. Thank you.

To solve your problem with the script trigger on your nickname you realy should contact me by MSN chat, please.

Regards.

-Dind

# by Dindgeri on 03/02/05 at 18:28:49

New version released! Now Synergizer also scans Synergy's temporary artwork folder.

Enjoy!

-Dind

# by siMac on 03/05/05 at 06:28:48

How about being able to specify a 'fallback' image for when iTunes is not currently playing? It seems that as it is this script leaves the last used artwork as the buddy icons until you next play a track in iTunes.

Otherwise great script since it picks up artwork from Amazon that isn't necessarily in my iTunes library, but until I can specify default artwork I'll stick with '%_Artwork'.

# by siMac on 03/05/05 at 06:34:52

Also, how feasible would it be to add to this script the ability to call the artist and track name from iTunes? That way you could call a single script that would update your buddy icon and display name/status at the same time.

I currently use '%_Artwork' plus a modified version of '/music' to update my buddy icon and status respectively, but there is often a delay between one changing and the other. Could the combining of two similar scripts into one get around this glitch?

Alternatively, is this something the latest (1.7) version of Synergy could achieve with its new ability to run scripts on track changes?

# by Dindgeri on 03/05/05 at 09:03:15

Dear siMac. Version 1.3 will support default image definition. Thanks for suggesting.

I do not think song information is a necessary improvment. I use Synergizer and Adium's default scripts at the same time on my nickname (like ?%_synergizer%_artist - Dindgeri?) and it works great. If you want a script command to update your picture and your nickname, please instant message me on iChat.

-Dind

# by Dindgeri on 03/06/05 at 17:02:29

New version released! Now if Synergizer can't find the album cover, it restores you're previsouly manually selected image. Also, improved image filename handling.

-Dind

# by Dindgeri on 03/07/05 at 17:09:07

Dear Ifmy.

Synergizer worked well when I tested it using Adium's beta version. If you are still having problems, please instant message my AIM address.

Thanks.

# by on 03/08/05 at 10:44:48

would be great to list a few example ways of how to call this script...

# by Dindgeri on 03/08/05 at 11:36:06

Thanks for suggesting, JamesWF. Synergizer's description was updated with that kind of information.

-Dind

# by on 03/27/05 at 03:41:22

Wish there was a way to display the album art to who I am talking to. In my icon or in my profile, maybe far off but would be cool!!
Cool stuff though. .

# by Dindgeri on 03/27/05 at 12:13:40

Thanks.

The only way to show the artwork to the guy you're talking to is to send him the artwork file.

I do not considere that a necessary feature, however, if you want to implement that feature on your Synergizer script, please instant message me, preferencialy my AIM screen name.

Still, if I receive feedback agreeing with you, I will include the feature on a future version of Synergizer.

My best regards.

-Dind

# by saiajin on 02/02/06 at 21:40:01

Hi when U say "nickname" U mean alias? and is I eneter " %_synergizer " that will let it change in semi real time? it appears to be showing the artowrk as Icon i am talking to when I enter the command not sure what u mean by the last 2 comments?

# by Dindgeri on 02/03/06 at 09:40:17

You should enter %_synergizer trigger in any part of your display name, saiajin, so your display pic may be refreshed periodicaly.

Hope this helps.

# by pijames76 on 02/12/06 at 23:15:59

Gracias a ti siento como si estuviera con el ichat, gracias Dindgeri.

# by bungalowboz on 06/03/06 at 10:54:16

synergizer works for some albums but not others. it will show up in the personal info preference pane, but won't actually update the icon, others it works just fine. doeas anyone else have this problem?

# by Dindgeri on 06/03/06 at 19:25:28

bungalowboz, if it is shown in the personal info, then your picture has been changed. If not, the problem comes not from Synergizer. Sorry for not helping too much.

# by znalbone on 06/27/06 at 14:56:59

Well, I'm getting exactly the same problem as bungalowboz is. Does anybody have any ideas how to fix this?

# by Dindgeri on 06/27/06 at 17:11:12

znalbone, that problem relies on Adium itself, not on Synergizer. Sorry.

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