External VFD doesn't output program title/time correctly.

Discussion in 'pre 1.0 RC1' started by scythelt, June 21, 2007.

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    scythelt Portal Pro

    December 19, 2006
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    Watching live streamed tv doesn't display the correct time and show name on my external display. I am currently outputting data to my Antec VFD using the bundled "External Display" plugin. It outputs a random alpha string - presumably the id of the rtsp stream.

    Watching a recording correctly displays the time and program name in the VFD.

    It's be nice if the VFD outputted the name of the current program (gleaned from the EPG) and some time data if possible. Obviously with a livestream, the "time remaining" isn't going to be valid... so perhaps some other time data of use would be good - say time-remaining for this program.


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