[WINDOWS] XBMC on iMON Display (LCD / VFD) for Windows - Printable Version
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- Leander2403 - 2010-10-29 18:01
Hi, new here...
Just thought i should join here, you are awesome for making this app!
I'm using windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. XBMC nightly r35016. And iMon LCD with iMON manager 7.91.0929.
The 64 bit versions v0.1.0.1-x64 and v0.1.0.3-x64 you posted above start correctly but crash on connecting with XBMC. Version v0.1.0.2-x64 wont start at all and crashes immediately. The x86 versions work fine.
Let me know if you need any more testing done
- Montellese - 2010-10-29 18:27
Leander2403 Wrote:The 64 bit versions v0.1.0.1-x64 and v0.1.0.3-x64 you posted above start correctly but crash on connecting with XBMC. Version v0.1.0.2-x64 wont start at all and crashes immediately. The x86 versions work fine.
Hey thanks for your feedback. This is exactly what I observed as well in the Windows 7 x64 virtual machine I just set up. The problem is that I can't get XBMC to work in there.
I'll leave the test releases online for others to test but it looks like I won't have to release an extra x64 version. But I would appreciate further feedback on whether the x86 versions run "smoothly" on x64. If I get multiple confirms I will remove the x64 versions.
- s1mp3 - 2010-10-29 21:45
I am using Win 7 64 bit and the only version that don't give exceptions is v0.1.0.2-x86 but I also have "Unknow error in Imon" error. Using iMon LCD with iMON manager 7.91.0929.
- Montellese - 2010-10-29 23:49
s1mp3 Wrote:I am using Win 7 64 bit and the only version that don't give exceptions is v0.1.0.2-x86 but I also have "Unknow error in Imon" error. Using iMon LCD with iMON manager 7.91.0929.
Thanks for your feedback. Wow I haven't been able to produce an imon error so far so I couldn't test them yet. I will try to introduce a thorough debug logging to get more details about such problems in the future.
- tomer953 - 2010-10-31 00:52
I have win7 dharme beta4,
when I change the volume, the volume bar stays on the lcd untill I stop\pause the movie.
another problem is the time bars, its not working only when I pause the movie. when its playing, the bar is always full.
- Montellese - 2010-10-31 11:19
tomer953 Wrote:I have win7 dharme beta4,
Unfortunately there is no volume bar yet as the API from Soundgraph does not allow to control the top and bottom bars separately. It only allows to provide a current position and a total length.
What it does then is to display the current progress at the top bar and the remaining progress at the bottom bar.
tomer953 Wrote:another problem is the time bars, its not working only when I pause the movie. when its playing, the bar is always full.
I'll have to look into that. Currently it should update the progress every 5 seconds and when you pause/resume/seek. The problem when playing movies is that there are only 32 pieces to show the progress and when a movie has a runtime of 2 hours that means the progress will only change every 4 minutes. With music songs it should change around every 5 - 10 seconds (which is why I went for a 5 second update interval).
- Montellese - 2010-10-31 16:11
Okay I just released the new beta version 0.1.1. This is the change log:
Changelog (v0.1.1 Beta):
Primarily I released this version because I have added a log feature which will allow me to hunt down errors/bugs/problems more easily. There are two types of logging:
Error logging: Error logging is on by default and writes every error that occurs into the file "error.log".
Debug logging: Debug logging can be enabled/disabled in the general settings. Don't keep it enabled all the time because it produces a lot of output. The log messages (and error messages) are written into the file "debug.log".
How to use the different logging mechanisms:
As long as everything works fine DO NOT enable debug logging. If you run into any trouble or think you found a bug, enable debug logging and restart the application (to clear the debug log). Then try to reproduce the problem in as few steps as possible and post the content of the "debug.log" on pastebin and link it here along with a description of the problem.
x86 or x64
I only released an x86 version now. I had a quick play with it in my Windows 7 x64 virtual machine and did not run into any obvious problems which could be related to x64.
iMon Manager configuration
raptylos (thanks man) noticed that there may be a problem when the option to display media information from XBMC is enabled in iMon Manager. As this application is inteded to replace that functionality completely you can just disable that option in iMon Manager. If you don't trust my application yet (well it's an early beta so that's highly understandable ) then if you have problem running my application try to disable the option temporarily and see if it fixes the problem (you might need to restart iMon Manager to really disable it).
- Raptylos - 2010-10-31 18:33
Thanks for the credits
I tracked down another problem on x64. When you play Shoutcast, the length and endtime of a song is unknown. That causes your program to stop working.
When playing "normal" audio files, nothing is displayed in the display exept the progress bar and the last state (defined display string "XBMC" in my case or "Pause"). I even restartet the computer before each test to avoid any problems with old buffers etc.
Hold on to your good work, you'll fix that, I am sure of that
- frater - 2010-10-31 18:50
I haven't seen this addon work, but I would love to see it working.
I installed it this week and it gave me an error about not connecting to iMon. Today I installed the 31-10-2010 version and now it doesn't connect either...
It says it can't connect with the iMon manager which is running.
I'm running 7.89.0622
restarting iMon and then this iMon app doesn't make a diference
A minor issue: I have a 5.0 system (4 satellites & centre speaker) and it isn't in my list of choice. I don't even know yet what this App can do with it, but thought I would just mention.
I also had some problems connecting with XBMC, but it seems the App needs a restart after changing the credentials/IP:port settings.
- Raptylos - 2010-10-31 19:15
frater Wrote:I haven't seen this addon work, but I would love to see it working.
Did you disable the "Mediainformation" under Frontview for XBMC in iMON ? Otherwise you'll get no connect without error !