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Track Name Coordinates

 

As you may already have gathered, because there is no Key Command in Cubase or Nuendo to select the track name, MEAP has to perform some clever tricks to enable you to put your track names in to the exported file name.

 

This involves scanning a shot of your screen and looking for an active c4solo button.

 

The next step is for MEAP to move the mouse pointer by a certain amount of pixels (x,y) to locate the actual track name. MEAP will then perform a double click on the track name and copy it to the clipboard. This data is then stored, and later used as part of the exported file name.

 

Most users will find that MEAP works perfectly well with the default settings.

 

However, some users may not have their track list set to display the default settings. Adjustments can now be made to compensate for this, in the meapdefs.ini file.

 

 

In the image below, you can see the default track listing settings.

 

MEAP needs to find the c4solo button and move the mouse cursor across (x) by 40 pixels. This will take the mouse cursor to the approximate centre of the track name.

There is no need for any movement on the y axis as the name is next to the button.

 

Default Track Listing 40 x 0 pixels

Default Track Listing 40 x 0 pixels

 

 

In the image below, you can see an alternative track listing setting.

 

MEAP needs to find the c4solo button and move the mouse cursor across (x) by 40 pixels AND down (y) by 20 pixels. This will take the mouse cursor to the approximate centre of the track name.

 

Alternative Track Listing 40 x 20 pixels

Alternative Track Listing 40 x 20 pixels

 

 

How to change the default settings

 

Open the meapdefs.ini file.

 

Vista: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Phil Pendlebury\MEAP\ini\meapdefs.ini

 

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Application Data\Phil Pendlebury\MEAP\ini\meapdefs.ini

 

Look for:

[track_name_move]

 

Look for the lines:

def_x_move=40

def_y_move=0

 

Adjust these values to bring the mouse cursor to the correct position. If you are not sure of the distance required, use the screen shots above as a rough guide. Or alternatively get a pixel ruler and check the measurements exactly.

 

 

If you do adjust these settings, both MIDI  and AUDIO tracks must be set to display in the same way.

 

Note: There is a backup with all the default settings: C:\Program Files\Phil Pendlebury\MEAP\backups\meapdefs.ini