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Files plugin doesnt start in Windows 7
« on: May 20, 2024, 02:41:57 pm »
Hi there, I hope you can help me a little bit
on one of my Computers I still use Windows 7 x64 SP1

I can use latest RDS Spy 1.08 r5 there, it works fine

But for some reason I cannot seam to use Files plugin:
the thing just doesn't open (other plugins work fine)

After opening the dll with Dependency walker:
I discovered that datxchng.dll (this one is on the RDSSpy root dir not inside plugins dir) and SHCore.dll is missing

After putting both dlls datxchng.dll and api-ms-win-shcore-scaling-l1-1-1.dll (renamed to SHCode.dll from here: inside plugins folder

Dependency walker stoped complaining, but the plugin stil did not open

then I discovered that Shcore.dll exposes 2 functions that Files plugin needs:

But even after copying the dll files plugin will still not run so I was wondering is there any log file so I can figure out whats going on

Can files plugin live without GetDpiForMonitor and GetProcessDpiAwarness?

not realy sure yet if these 2 missing functions are a cause why the plugin will not start but would realy like if this plugin would work since everything else from RDSSpy works on Windows 7 just fine

PS: Was wondering why was RPP data format removed from the standard was it worse then the new RFT file transfer protocol which is used to transfer images now?

I realy hope RDS2 takes off because it adds to FM Radio things that modern sociaty things they need without sacrifying robustness of analog audio transfer (which DAB does  :))

Thanks for Anwsering and Best Regards


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Re: Files plugin doesnt start in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2024, 03:06:43 pm »
Trying on the same Windows 7 edition, the plugin normally works. I'll try also on another PC later this week. Or has anybody else such experience?

The people involved in the RDS standards creation decided to remove the RPP format and use the more general RFT file transfer format. The RPP was experimental only and its performance was very poor if there were bad blocks in the reception. Pity it took about 10 years to release the final standard, by end of 2023.