New SDR# Plugin: File Player

A new plugin for SDR# has been released by Vasilli over on rtl-sdr.ru. The new plugin is called File Player and replaces the default SDR# IQ file source player (page is in Russian, use Google translate if necessary). The new features include:

  • The ability to play 32-bit WAV files up to 4GB.
  • The ability to play very large 64-bit WAV files.
  • Adds a new display that shows a compressed image of the entire waterfall and shows where in time the playback is up to.
  • Allows you to modify the waterfall play time position with the mouse.
  • Adds a stop and pause button.

Note that to install this plugin you do not add the magicline to the plugins.xml file. Instead you need to add it to the <frontendPlugins> section of the SDRSharp.exe.Config text file.

File Player plugin for SDR#.
File Player plugin for SDR#.

6 comments

  1. Simplex

    Stupid limited comment text format…
    To get this plugin working I added in the line to Frontends.xml as noted in MagicLine.txt in plugin .zip

    I then renamed a .wav file to test.wav in SDR sharp directory.
    And then edited “SDRSharp.exe.Config”

    Line:
    add key=”FilePlayerLastFileName” value=””
    changed to:
    add key=”FilePlayerLastFileName” value=”test.wav”

    This fixed the error when first switching to this plugin.

  2. Simplex

    To get this plugin working I added in this line to Frontends.xml.

    I then renamed a .wav file to test.wav in SDR sharp directory.
    And then edited “SDRSharp.exe.Config”

    Line:

    changed to:

    This fixed the error when changing to this plugin.

  3. Simplex

    To get this plugin working I added in this line to Frontends.xml.

    I then renamed a .wav file to test.wav in SDR sharp directory.
    And then edited “SDRSharp.exe.Config”

    Line:

    changed to:

  4. Joshua

    I copy and pasted the magicline into the file and then copy and pasted the .dll file into the same folder as the SDRSharp.exe file. When I open SDRSharp and select “File Player” from the Source drop down menu I get an error that says, “Empty Path name is not legal” and then “The source ‘SDRSharp.WAVPlayer.WAVFileIO’ is not ready”.

    Did I not install this correctly? Is there a workaround? What should happen when I select File Player from the Source drop down menu? I assumed an explorer window would open and I would choose the file I would like to open.

    • Tal

      I am having a similar issue. I copied the Magic Line to FrontEnds.xml and the rest of the files to the SDR# folder. When I select “File Player” as the source it states “Empty path name is not legal.” I do not get the second error that you are seeing though. I am running SDR# v1.0.0.1700

  5. Maurizio

    Hello

    i’m trying to get File Player working with my SDR# v1.0.0.1444, but there’s no way to succeed. I both used Pluginator and manual install but the plugin is not seen in any way. This happens to me only with this plugin.
    Can you help me out ?
    thanks

    Maurizio

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