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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby fooney » 08 Sep 2011, 07:56

Thanks for all this useful info!

The link for v8.3.7 is a screenshot, but one can easily edit the URL for v8.3.2 and get to the same place. If you don't have an Oracle account, then you can get to the latest download by following the Download instructions on Oracle's site.

I tried your suggestion to just copy \redist\*.* to QVP's Program folder, and everything seems to be working fine in Dopus.

I recommend making a copy of the QVP Program folder before overwriting all the DLLs, of course. If the stand-alone QVP has been running, then QVP may still be resident in memory, which will prevent some of the DLLs from being overwritten. To resolve this, you can open the Task Manager, and kill the qv... task.

Finally, having overwritten everything as described, I now find that the QVP stand-alone app doesn't want to run, throwing a QVP32.exe application error. This is perhaps due to my having overwritten everything with the 64-bit DLLs. Since I don't use the stand-alone, it's a non-issue, but it might be worth testing with the 32-bit DLL set if the stand-alone QVP is needed.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby leo » 08 Sep 2011, 08:42

Plunder, is there a changelog for the newer DLLs?

Personally, I would stick with the versions that Avantstar have tested together with the rest of QVP unless there is some compelling reason to get the newer versions. (If there is, I wonder why Avantstar don't update their distribution?)

Creating an Oracle account and messing around with DLL versions different to the ones the original QVP code expects might be worth it if it gives you new/improved functionality, but not if it only gives you a higher version number. (This is more so for people using the preview handler than the multiview plugin.)

...Actually...

Never mind all that, what you're suggesting is against the terms of licence that you have to agree to to download the files from Oracle. The downloads are only for developers to test/evaluate against:

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We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable limited license to use the programs only for the purpose of developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your application, and not for any other purpose

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby sfuller » 08 Sep 2011, 09:32

I have QVP version 11 (registered). I have never been able to view rar files--I thought that was normal until I saw plunder's screen shots. Activex is the only viewer I have enabled, and the rar extension is only set under Quickview.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby plunder » 08 Sep 2011, 09:46

leo wrote:
LICENSE RIGHTS
.. only for the purpose of .. , testing

I am wondering too why Avantstar hasnt updated to the latest Oracle distribution yet. It is still some good info and very instructional to know, see, and test the origin of the *.DLL's included in Avantstar's distribution. I will call Oracle on the phone and ask if it's okay if i test their new DLL's this way during the 30-day test period of Quick View Plus 11 Trial Edition, so please stay tuned B)

EDIT: i've called Oracle on the phone (Darren) and they stated that any original OTN software (which falls under the standard license) is good for educational and non-production purposes, i.e. as long as the downloader uses it at home for his own sake of testing, education, developing, etc. He said that any private individual who downloads OTN files and plays with them at home for such non-production purposes may do so and may even call himself/herself a developer in righteous full claim in accordance with the license. In other words, overwriting the old Oracle files with new ones and testing it is fine as long as you dont sell *that* to your friend (e.g. titled as an "updated working QVP11 software product"). hope this helps.

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the Dopus screenshot is taken from a test on a Win7 64-bit system. If you're on a 32-bit system, then you should have downloaded and extracted the 32-bit zip package :roll: lol

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On both 32-bit and 64-bit vanilla win7 the RAR preview works fine here on the test systems (and i am on my way to buy the full version of QVP11). The QVP-Dopus preview handler (in win7) is responsible for the RAR quickview powered by the Oracle file vsrar.dll. Maybe your vsrar.dll needs a test overwrite with a newer version? I would re-install Windows 7 from scratch (takes 15mins. only!) to make sure that ..etc..

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby sfuller » 08 Sep 2011, 14:24

After reseting viewer plugins in Do 10 to the defaults I was able to finally see rar files in QVP 11--even thought no conflifts were evident. I didn't realize there was a 64-bit version on QVP before your post. I purchased version 11 in 4/10--just about the time they released the 64-bit version. I called--sounded like they were going to send me a download link. Will keep everyone posted.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby plunder » 09 Sep 2011, 00:42

plunder wrote:in accordance with the license.

well, I wouldnt wonder if, after following this thread, Avantstar includes a phrase/sentence/subclause in their own (not Oracle's!) License Agreement for their next updated release (e.g. QVP 12.0.0) that overwriting the installed files (and then using QVP12 for production purposes) violates Avantstar's Terms of Use. As stated, Oracle doesnt mind if the private individual tinkers with Oracle files for testing purposes (That's why the files are public and free. Anyone who calls himself/herself a "developer (in a wide, broad sense)" is free to download and use OTN software accordingly and responsibly.) but Avantstar might well do so: mind it. To give this sensitive subject some peace and if everybody agrees, i/we will stop mentioning Oracle from now on until further news.

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when you get your new 64-bit copy of QVP11, please revise the (updated?) Avantstar Terms of Use carefully and let us know how things work out for you, on your 64-bit system, thanks.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby michaelkenward » 09 Sep 2011, 01:02

sfuller wrote:After reseting viewer plugins in Do 10 to the defaults I was able to finally see rar files in QVP 11--even thought no conflifts were evident. I didn't realize there was a 64-bit version on QVP before your post. I purchased version 11 in 4/10--just about the time they released the 64-bit version. I called--sounded like they were going to send me a download link. Will keep everyone posted.

I'm in the same boat. I bought the 32-bit version of QVP 11 before the 64-bit version became available, and before I installed a 64-bit version of Windows 7.

Over many years of owning QVP, I have found their regime for updates and "patches" to be poor. There are rarely updates between versions. Maybe they get them right first time.

However, in the rare cases when they do have an update, I have received an email with a password protected link to the software.
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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby leo » 09 Sep 2011, 01:58

FWIW, the 32 bit QVP seemed to work fine for viewing files, in and out of Opus, on a 64 bit Win7 system when I tried it before the 64 bit version was made.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby michaelkenward » 09 Sep 2011, 03:08

And as with other software, it seems, installing a 64-bit version of QVP may mean that it breaks the ability to view other stuff that is 32-bit.

For example, I have just started beta testing software that comes in 32-bit and 64-bit flavours. On installation it detected that I have the 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 – Microsoft suggests using this version unless you have a pressing need for the few benefits that come in 64-bit Office, such as the ability to use mind bogglingly large Excel spreadsheets. The beta software then warned that it would not work with 32-bit Outlook and installed the 32-bit version on my 64-bit machine.

The beta software also uses the Stellent (QuickView) viewers, but I have no idea if this is why it opted to install the 32-bit version on my PC.
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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby sfuller » 13 Sep 2011, 12:16

Avantstar sent me the download link for the 64-bit version, but I can't get it to work in Opus 10.0.2.4269x64. The viewers work through the QVP interface. I've tried everything I can think of in Opus. It see QV, because "Quick View Plus" is listed under ActiveX + Preview instead of Quick View Plus (32-bit)".

--unchecking all other viewers
--directing Multiview to QVP.
--trying Multiview instead of ActiveX and vice versa

Any ideas?

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby sfuller » 13 Sep 2011, 12:26

Never mind--idiot at the keyboard. I didn't realize how many extension I use with QVP that aren't the defaults--.exe etc.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby aussieboykie » 29 Jan 2013, 19:01

leo wrote:The trial version of Quick View Plus was updated since I last tried it and I can confirm that it now installs a preview handler on Vista and Win7. (Previously, only the full, non-trial installer included a working preview handler. Now people can try QVP in Opus using the free 30-day trial version.)

I installed QVP Standard v12 in a clean Windows 7 x86 virtual machine with Opus 10.2.0.9. Prefs --> Viewer Plugins --> ActiveX + Preview confirms that QVP is present in the Preview Handlers list and its list of file extensions includes .doc(x), .xls(x), etc.. When I click on a sample MS Word document in Opus (vanilla configuration) all I see is Hex. Am I missing a step in the process?

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby leo » 29 Jan 2013, 19:18

Does it work in Windows Explorer's preview panel?

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby aussieboykie » 29 Jan 2013, 19:32

leo wrote:Does it work in Windows Explorer's preview panel?

Apologies. I had not tried Explorer. Says... "This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Quick View Plus - Preview Handler." I'll do the necessary research and feed back as and when.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby aussieboykie » 01 Feb 2013, 12:57

I contacted QVP support and here is their response...

The Windows Explorer file preview within the preview pane feature is not included in the trial version of Quick View Plus.
You are seeing the Preview Handler error message as the feature is not available for the trial version. In the full Standard and Professional versions of Quick View Plus, the file preview feature is available.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby leo » 01 Feb 2013, 13:04

Looks like they changed that again then. Strange, as you'd think it was something they would want to let people test during the trial period.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby jon » 01 Feb 2013, 13:11

I guess during the trial you can test the actual viewing capabilities without testing the preview handler specifically.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby aussieboykie » 01 Feb 2013, 14:46

jon wrote:I guess during the trial you can test the actual viewing capabilities without testing the preview handler specifically.

For rusted on Opus users like me, the whole point of the trial is to make sure that it works seamlessly with Opus. I'll make that point to their Sales folks.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby sfuller » 17 Sep 2013, 19:17

I'm confirmed that QVP 13 works in Opus. My config is Windows 8.1x64, DO 10.5.2.5, QVP 13x64. I installed QVPx64, Opus didn't see the QVP in Activex. Installed the 32-bit version, saw entry under Activex and confirmed it works. Reinstalled x64 version and the 32-bit viewers still work. If you buy QVP, either the upgrade or full version, you can download both 32 and 64-bit versions. The upgrade is only $23. The upgrade install didn't need see the prior version, which was good since you can't install version 12 on Windows 8.1.

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Re: Quick View Plus

Postby leo » 18 Sep 2013, 00:21

The 64-bit version of QVP should also work in Opus, at least in theory, if it includes a preview handler and that preview handler works in Explorer's viewer pane.

(Other 64-bit preview handlers work fine in Opus, at least.)


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