The GUI version is not here, and I won’t be the one to write it. Yeah, it sucks you have to actually learn how to use a computer to work this script, but that’s the best I can do I don’t know how to create GUI apps quickly enough to justify the endeavor. I too am looking forward to a GUI version, but for now…
What zip and exe are you guys talking about? You mean zip & unzip? Basically, for Windows users, the goal is to get the open source zip.exe and unzip.exe extracted from Info-Zip. (How to Unhide File Extensions for Known File Types in Windows) What version of Windows are you running? Is it 64 bit or something? In any case, try to find the correct version of the file for your OS. I’m pretty sure these will work for you but if they don’t, see previous link to Info-Zip,
As explained by Bantai, the first is self-extracting, the second is a regular zip file. Extract these files and pull out zip.exe and unzip.exe in your path (example C:\Windows\System32) You only need zip.exe and unzip.exe. All the other files aren’t necessary. If you don’t want them, don’t keep them.
Next it’s a matter of installing PHP5 on your system. You could download it directly from PHP.NET or you can download a webserver package like XAMPP which comes with Apache, Mysql, a bunch of other necessary stuff if you are interested in web development. This “other stuff” is not needed for the xrns_merge script. But, you might want to consider it if you want to explore making web apps in the future. Maybe also write your own scripts?
Next, get a text editor that doesn’t suck. I use Jedit but should probably use something like Context as Jedit comes with another set of dependencies you’ll need to work at in order to get it running. There are other choices, I just gave you two free ones, but feel free to use whatever.
Is all that shit installed now? Good.
Next, find the command prompt. On my XP box at work it’s Start -> Accessories -> Command Prompt. Double click it. Type zip -v If that doesn’t work you messed up. Type unzip -v If that doesn’t work, see previous comment about messing up. Go back to square one.
Type php -v If that doesn’t work or returns something lower than PHP 5.2.X, you need to set the path to PHP. Exit the command prompt and read this. Add the PHP dir to the path. In my case it’s C:\Program Files\xampp\php. Optionally, instead of setting up the path type “C:\Program Files\xampp\php\php” instead of php every time you want to run a script.
Next, download the script (i.e. cut and paste it into your text editor and save it as xrns_merge.php somewhere).
Next, go back to the command prompt, go to the directory you saved your script. (CD - Change Directory Command)
Finally, php xrns_merge.php “C:\Some Path\To\Song1.xrns” “C:\Some Path\To\Song2.xrns” newname.xrns
If a bunch of shit appears on the screen, read it, that’s an error message that will help you solve the problem. If everything worked, then newname.xrns will have been created in your current working directory.
My guess is most of the above was worthless as most probably know how to do it. I don’t mean to sound condescending, but i’m just trying to include as much info as possible.
Hope it works out!