02-19-2012 10:13 AM
Unfortunately they're built-in to the Commander executable, so I don't think they're directly editable.
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02-20-2012 10:11 PM - edited 02-20-2012 10:14 PM
So, the built in sounds are part of the EXE. However, there are a couple of features that are not currently exposed in the UI (or "supported"). If you're feeling adventerous, here's how you can do a couple of customizations.
1. Exit Commander
2. Go to the Logitech Alert Commander settings directory. On Windows 7, that's under ProgramData\Logitech\Logitech Alert Commander. On Windows XP, that's under (Documents and Settings)\All Users\Application Data\Logitech\Logitech Alert Commander.
3. Copy the Commander.ini file to a backup location/name (name it something like Commander.ini.bak).
4. Open Commander.ini in Notepad, or some other text editor.
5. Find the line that says:
6. Change the 0 to a "1" (or more if you add more than 1 customized sound)
7. After that line, add lines like the following:
CustomAlertSound:0:DisplayName:My Custom Sound
(only .wav files are supported)
8. For a 2nd custom sound, you'd make the count "2", and also have another set of lines like:
CustomAlertSound:1:Id:SomeOtherId CustomAlertSound:1:DisplayName:Some Other Custom Sound CustomAlertSound:1:SoundLocation:C:\Full\Path\To\a
9. Search for "CameraAlertSettingsMac". Find the Mac address of the camera where you want to use a custom sound.
10. Under that CameraAlertSettingsMac, the first line should be
a few lines later should se something like
replace that last part after Sound: with the custom ID you used early, such as:
11. Save the file.
12. Run Commander again.
13. Your new custom sound will be used, and be available from the drop down list for other cameras. (Instead of 9-10, you could just use the UI to select the custom sound).
14. If something funny happens with the settings file, exit Commander, restore the backup of the file, and run again.
15. You can also use this same approach to customize some of the other built in alerts that normally have their own sounds (like NewCameraDiscovered, ExistingCameraNotDetect
Customized "App Alert" when motion detected
1. Use steps 1-4 from above, then 9.
2. Find the line:
and change the last part from "False" to "True"
3. Fill out the lines
with the full path to the app or script you'd like to run, along with the arguments to pass. Here's a few of the "variables" you can use when specifying the arguments:
Note that any of these details are subject to change, or might not be around in some future version, or may be completely different in some future version, so use at your own risk.
12-15-2012 11:29 AM - edited 12-15-2012 11:30 AM
I applied this solution, then my custom alert name appeared in the list of Logitech sound alerts, but when I play it from the UI, no sound is played although the others sound alarms play fine. Any idea why ?
Here is the configuration file I used:
... / AlertSounds:1:CustomAlertSoundCount:1 CustomAlertSound:0:Id:MYCUSTOMALARM CustomAlertSound:0:DisplayName:MYCUSTOMALARM CustomAlertSound:0:SoundLocation:C:\MYCUSTOMALARM.
WAV / ... / AlertsManager:1:CameraAlertSettingsCount:2 AlertsManager:0:CameraAlertSettingsMac:00-12-AB-17 -ED-9F AlertsManager:0:CameraAlertSettingForMacCount:1 CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:AlertType:MotionDetecte d CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableNotificationAlert :True CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableSoundAlert:True CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableRunAppAlert:False CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:Sound:MYCUSTOMALARM CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ApplicationPath: CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ApplicationArguments: CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ExtendedParameterCount: 2 CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:MinimumMotion:PT1S CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:MaximumFrequency:PT2M AlertsManager:1:CameraAlertSettingsMac:00-12-AB-17 -71-FD AlertsManager:1:CameraAlertSettingForMacCount:1 CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:AlertType:MotionDetecte d CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableNotificationAlert :True CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableSoundAlert:True CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:EnableRunAppAlert:False CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:Sound:MYCUSTOMALARM CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ApplicationPath: CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ApplicationArguments: CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:ExtendedParameterCount: 2 CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:MinimumMotion:PT1S CameraAlertSettingForMac:0:MaximumFrequency:PT2M