not idle task

Sometimes it happens that you need to run a special program when you are near computer and shut it down when you leave. A typical example is winamp: you want winamp to play internet radio when you are working on machine, but when you leave it is better to shut it down – it saves a lot of your internet traffic.

So I did small tool for myself: Not Idle Task. It is pretty simple, you just need to set application to launch and when to shut it down. For example, I am listeting etn.fm, so my “application” is actually winamp with path to etn.fm play list file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winamp.exe “C:\Documents and Settings\volodymyr\Desktop\etn1beta.m3u”

Now, when I am idle for 120 seconds on machine I want NotIdleTask.exe to shut down winamp, so I set Idle Interval to 120. Voila:

Update:

I have written the tool for Linux as well:

It basically have the same functionality as described above. For example, in Linux I am using vlc to play internet radio, and as you can see in screenshot, I launch application /usr/bin/vlc with the path to radio play list file: “/home/v/Online/pot.pls”

You can download the old version of the tool (Windows only) here: x32. The Linux version is here.

P.S. Source code of not idle task is licensed under GPL v3 license and can be downloaded here.

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