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RavEdit or alternative for Yamaha RAV2000
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Post 1 made on Monday February 4, 2008 at 13:36
astra194
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I've recently bought a RAV2000 remote on eBay, knowing that it is a very old model, but then, so is all my Yamaha hifi, and it all works really well. I downloaded RavEdit from the Yamaha site but, when I try to run the installer, I get an error saying it isn't compatible with my version of Windows (Vista x64). It looks like it is a 16-bit application. Is it really that old?

Do I need to use RavEdit or would it be safe to use some other editors that I can install? Suggestions as to suitable editors are most welcome.

Alternatively, does anybody have RavEdit running and, if so, how?
Post 2 made on Monday February 4, 2008 at 14:30
Stoobie
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You may be able to use Tonto [Link: giantlaser.com]

Stoobie
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Post 3 made on Monday February 4, 2008 at 15:21
Peter Dewildt
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You just need to set the RAVEdit install kit to Windows XP SP2 Compatibility mode, then install it.
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OP | Post 4 made on Tuesday February 5, 2008 at 08:16
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Nope. Tried that, and everything back to Windows98. I think these will only install 32-bit apps and I think RavEdit is a 16-bit app. I could, I suppose, install VirtualPC, then Windows98, then RavEdit but, frankly, I can't be bothered. So a current alternative is sought.
Post 5 made on Tuesday February 5, 2008 at 17:07
Peter Dewildt
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All Pronto software is 32 bit.


ProntoEdit runs on Vista, so RAVEdit should also run.
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OP | Post 6 made on Wednesday February 6, 2008 at 13:36
astra194
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Interesting. I downloaded RAVedit1_0.exe from this site, and it's not the same as RAVeditSetup1_0.exe as on Yamaha's site. The one on this site is far more helpful in that it actually displays an error message that says "Unsupported 16-bit Application. The program ...setup.exe cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available." It may be that the editor itself id 32-bit but the installer is 16-bit.

But as you said, ProntoEdit runs fine. Is there any reason I can't use ProntoEdit?
Post 7 made on Friday February 8, 2008 at 23:43
Daniel Tonks
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The problem is ProntoEdit won't download files to the Yamaha's firmware version.

There are many applications that are "mostly" 32-bit, but still have 16-bit components... which continues to cause trouble with Vista.
Post 8 made on Saturday February 9, 2008 at 17:46
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I just noticed that you were trying to run it on 64 bit Windows. That's the problem. It runs fine on 32 bit.
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Post 9 made on Thursday June 24, 2010 at 18:48
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I got the RAV2000 to work with ProntoEdit 4.0.5 software on Windows 7 64 bit. Some of the outer remote button are labeled differently in the software, but just config those buttons in the software by same location on the remote.

Yamaha won't update the software - I opened a ticket and their response was that the product was out of support.
Post 10 made on Thursday June 24, 2010 at 21:32
Lyndel McGee
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I would expect as much. The software and remote is almost 10 years old.
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Post 11 made on Friday June 25, 2010 at 10:50
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As Stoobie said earlier, Tonto will work: [Link: giantlaser.com]. Download the Windows.exe version. I'm currently running Tonto on a Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's fine. It does complain about a different "colorspace" than windows - but it works anyway.

Oh yeah, it does support the RAV2000 or RAV2000z file types.
Jim L
Post 12 made on Saturday November 13, 2010 at 19:28
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I did get ProntoEdit to work with the RAV2000. I also installed Microsofts Windows XP Virtual PC mode on my Win 7 Pro 64 bit PC. Allows you to run XP in virtual mode and allows RAVEdit to install.

Too bad Pronto is moving away from programmable remotes. I really like the customization possible with these Pronto's.


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