| SpaceHobo wrote
Thank you for looking into this. I really like your product and it would be great to have it working on my Windows 7 machine.
As I mentioned, the "dumbed down" screen resolution on netbooks is a problem for a few applications. Occasionally, windows and dialogue boxes are too big for the screen and sometimes it is not even possible to click an "OK" button if it is hidden below the bottom of the screen. Is there any chance that you might update GDT4 so that it will display properly on a netbook (having regard to the lower screen resolution)?
I'm still not there yet. I will get to this though.
For netbooks, I really doubt that GDT will run on them for resource reasons. Netbooks or netboxes are not designed to run applications like a regular laptop or desktop computer. They are really chopped down versions of computers designed to be very cheap and purposed for surfing and email, and not much more. I bought a netbox, and I never actually tested GDT on it, I seriously doubt that it has the power to run GDT.
GDT makes heavy use of a lot of DSP, but the main resource hog in GDT are the visuals. The visuals are all real-time, with the EQ visuals being the most expensive. I don't think a netbook would be able to handle the load.
That being said, there are options in GDT to turn off the EQ visuals and to cut the refresh rate down for the waveform visuals. e.g. Turn the refresh rates from 35 up to about 150~200 or so (higher is a slower refresh rate, and lower numbers are very fast -- the refresh rate is the number of ms between each refresh, so "33" is about the same as a regular 30fps movie, and 40 is about the same as a 25fps TV show, and 67 is about the same as the old silent movies at 15fps [remember that silent movies that appear fast are that way because they were filmed at 15fps but played at 24fps]). That *should* be ok for a netbook to run. However, the visuals will be a bit "choppy" then.
I believe that the best option there is for me to go back and create a 100% dumbed down version of GDT with just the bare bones and none of the many bells-and-whistles that are in it right now. That would make it much friendlier to resource-constrained computers like netbooks.
If the size is the issue, you can reduce the size of GDT but hovering over the top titlebar edge and looking for the resize arrows. GDT has a minimum size, but it should fit easily on a smaller screen with that. (I need to check that though.)
I hope that helps out.