[WINDOWS] Add native LCD and VFD display support to XBMC for Windows source code? - Printable Version
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[WINDOWS] Add native LCD and VFD display support to XBMC for Windows source code? - sanssome - 2008-11-18 00:37
Can someone point me to where in the source tree the VFD LCDproc code exists? I know this is working on Linux and I'm interesting in building a patch to support my Hiper's Futaba VFD and possibly build something rather generic that relies on PD code already out there to interface to other VFDs as well.
- WiSo - 2008-11-21 11:30
I really have no experience with the LCD code but you might wanna have a look at LCD.cpp and LCDfactory.cpp in XBMC\xbmc\utils.
Infos about the Futaba dm-140gink Programing - zyxel13 - 2008-12-04 04:31
following the links to 2 files containg functional code and demo for the Futaba Display.
Here more Infos for the Display and the Buttons:
It would be great if xbmc windows would be able to drive a vfd display and
use the control buttons (play,stop, ffw, fbw, etc) located on the front of many cases.
- DragonFly - 2009-01-02 17:18
Whoa! It would be great if you can develop a plugin for this VFD. I currently own a SCALEO E with the same VFD display.
Have a chat with Mrz (see http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=32797) who has written a plugin for the iMon VFD
- andye26 - 2009-01-07 20:30
Does your display work with LCD smartie?
If so I can give you a modified version of xbmc which will allow you to get film title and duration, music title and duration ,picture filename and resolution.
Works well but has issues with videos with no video info but best I can manage with my very limited knowledge.
Test app - Nindae - 2009-01-09 22:09
I'm also an owner of a SCALEO E and have ivestigated the possabilities to output text on the front display.
I found an interface written i c# by a german guy ( can't remeber his name ).
To create a quick test application I used the multicast messages which xbmc sends out. Messages are sent when play back are started, stoped and track is changed.
My test app is listening for the multicast messages and outputs the Artist - Track title on the display.
So basicaly this is a stand alone application which consumes output from XBMC.
I don't have any time to follow up this first test shot, but if you are interested in my exaple let me know.
- DragonFly - 2009-01-10 18:33
I'm really interested in your app and progress, Nindae!
It would be nice to have the VFD display something diffrent than just "SCALEO E"
A (fully) working VFD can be very usefull to browse your music collection and play something without powering on your (large power consuming) TV. This works in Mediaportal and it would be great if this could eventualy work on XBMC.
- zyxel13 - 2009-01-15 20:29
sorry for the Delayed anwer.
Never tryed LCD Smartie, but i just downloaded it and will try it.
What did y changed in the XBMC code to make it working ?
- zyxel13 - 2009-01-15 20:37
yes I would like to try you application if Possible.
- andye26 - 2009-01-15 21:43
All I did was create a new http command called getlcd (modified version of getcurrentlyplaying) which outputs a small web page with information more suitable for a lcd.
The plugin for lcdsmartie just reads the text from some lines on this web page.