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HyperionScreenCapture ambilight plugin - madVR capture alternative to AtmoLight

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    For amblight / Hyperion users made something new that works a bit better with madVR image capture and doesn't use AtmoLight, this not as near as configureable as AtmoLight is but can be a replacement for basic capture.
    First release so please let me know of any issues :)





    How it works

    - On playback start / stop even it sends API call to HyperionScreenCapture (separate windows application) which in turn enables / disables its Windows live capture and forwards that to Hyperion (like we do in AtmoLight).
    All image capture is done externally.

    Benefits over AtmoLight

    - It will work in DX 9/11 modes (even exclusive) so just about everything madVR has to offer.
    - Same as with Atmolight the desktop / media performance is not affected, low cpu usage as well but can tweak capture delay if needed and It's ~5% cpu usage on Ryzen 1800X @ 60FPS without any capture delay.
    - Smooth capture without delays, right now the hooks we use with AtmoLight are not ideal as they depend heavily on madvR settings (frame buffers)
    - AtmoLight isn't needed as capture is external.
    - Can assign remote key to toggle capture (optional)

    Installation

    - Unpack HyperionScreenCap_withAPI.zip somewhere and start it.
    - Go to the system tray and right click its icon, select setup.
    - Change Hyperion IP / Hostname and port to match your setup and make sure API is enabled.
    - Click save and make sure capture works, can toggle it on / off manually by double clicking the system tray icon.
    - Now for the Mediaportal part install the plugin (HyperionScreenCapture_1.0.0.1.mpe1).
    - Optionally can open Mediaportal configuration -> Plugins and check to see if settings are ok or assign a manual toggle key, it should match the API port from your HyperionScreenCapture setup (default is 29445).

    - Disable AtmoLight plugin as it may conflict with capture / led control, unless you want AtmoLight for EVR and in that case make sure to tick the Only use when madVR is active option in plugin.

    - Now start Mediaportal and enjoy :)

    HyperionScreenCap.exe can be manually added to Windows startup for now but next official release will have it either in installer or plugin will handle that for you.
    Plugin also has a Kodi dsplayer counterpart:

    GitHub - RickDB/script.hyperionscreencapture: Controls HyperionScreenCapture during playback events

    Known imitations

    - Multi-monitor support is limited, in HyperionScreenCapture you can select a monitor index but if Mediaportal isn't on primary most likely not gonna work.

    Source code

    GitHub - ambilight-4-mediaportal/MP1-HyperionScreenCapture: Mediaportal plugin which controls HyperionScreenCapture capture via its API

    Credits

    hanselb - GitHub - hanselb/HyperionScreenCap: Screen capture program for Hyperion ambilight
     

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    Thanks :) , new version posted which has a madVR check to only use it with that and to let AtmoLight still handle EVR.
     
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