Another Enhancement Request

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skylab
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Another Enhancement Request

Postby skylab » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:18 pm

I was just noticing the Text Overlay options and noticed there isn't any way to choose a particular txt file as an option for a text overlay. This would be a great option. Personally, I'd use it to import weather based information, like Temperature, into my webcam. It would be a great way to get text that changes over time or that is changed by other applications. It could be included as a switch like you currently use, something like: %FILE C:\Text.txt

Just some thoughts. I don't expect it would take too much work to tweak the code and would be very helpful to me and perhaps others.

Enjoy!

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malun
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Postby malun » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:42 am

This feature already exists in Yawcam. Have a look at this help page:
http://www.yawcam.com/help/help_set_overlay_vars.php

Note that this page is outdated. The location where Yawcam reads the files with own variables is located here:

In windows vista or windows 7 this could typically be:
C:\Users\username\.yawcam\extravars
and in windows 2000 or windows xp:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\.yawcam\extravars

where username is the name of the account you are using.

/malun


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