iMON VFD/LCD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3/1.2.1 | Page 7

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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    So is this the only thread covering the iMon LCD and veris remote. I own the MicroFusion Remote 350 with LCD version for like 8 months now, and have only been able to use it as a clock. Would be great if I could use it for what it was made for.:mad::D


     
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    Hehe, I'm waiting for the LCD version of this patch, too and have a daily check on it :p
    But I think it will still take some time...
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    It's all gone quiet :(
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3


    In fairness to stefanuhrig, there are another 28 days left in June for him to finish it :p

    Keep up the good work stefanuhrig! :D
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Hi all,

    I took stefanuhrig's code and added some preliminary support for LCD screens. Try it out if you dare :D

    First off though, here's a known limitation:
    The IMON LCD API only allows for setting a single line of text at a time, while the VFD API allows for setting 2 lines of text. As a workaround, I have added an advanced settings screen where you can pick which line you prefer (line 1 or line 2). If the preferred line is not available, then the other line will be used instead.

    EDIT 2011-06-25: fixed display problem with multi-byte characters
    EDIT 2011-06-25 #2: cleaned up and attached code. Unfortunately I can't find the setting to adjust indentation spacing in Visual C# Express 2010 so the tabs do not follow the 2-space convention.
    EDIT 2011-06-26: added support for displaying media type icon (music, video, etc...) and progress via progress bar icons
    EDIT 2011-06-26 #2: display text line 2 info when line 1 is empty
    EDIT 2011-07-03: added support for speakers, video codec, audio codec, and aspect ratio icons
    EDIT 2011-07-04: added WebCasting icon for OnlineVideos plugin and Weather icon for weather plugin
    EDIT 2011-07-05: added advanced configuration to pick line display preference
    EDIT 2011-07-10: fixed issue where resume from sleep causes icons to stop displaying. Added logging for troubleshooting purposes.
    EDIT 2011-07-24: fixed bug where error logging could crash MiniDisplayHelper

    Instructions (mostly copy/paste from 1st post)
    1. Back up the binaries contained in the download that you'll be copying over :p
    2. Update to the latest version of iMON Manager (currently 8.01.0419)
    3. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 with UAC enabled, close iMON Manager and restart it in Adminstrator mode
    4. Ensure that plug-in mode is enabled (iMON Manager --> Option --> Plug-in Mode --> Use Display Plug-in Mode)
    5. Make sure iMON FrontView is set to "Automatic", not "Never" (iMon Manager --> Utilities --> FrontView --> Run FrontView when IMON starts --> Automatic)
    6. Unpack the attached Binaries.zip file to your MediaPortal 1.1.3 installation folder overwriting the existing MiniDisplayLibrary.dll
    7. Start MediaPortal Configuration (automatically started in Administrator mode)
    8. Go to the MiniDisplay Plug-in configuration dialog
    9. Select type "iMON LCD for iMON Manager >= 8.01.0419"
    10. Click "Test Display" and hope that it works
    11. Before starting Media Portal, close iMON Manager and restart it in normal (non-Adminsitrator) mode
    12. Start Media Portal in normal (non-Administator) mode

    *If the above did not work, try this workaround from Rob Hexenmeister:
    I turned off UAC in control panel, applied the settings and restarted the HTPC. Loaded up Media Portal. Display now working. Exit Media Portal, reinstated UAC and restarted my system. I have no idea how or what this resolved, but it did, and my display is still operational. Very happy.


    You only need BinariesLCD.zip if you want to get the display working on your system. The other 2 zip files are the source code for the changes I've made.

    Many thanks to stefanuhrig for setting up the original framework.
     

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    works perfect ;) Thanks for your effort :)
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Yep, Tested and It works so you are on the right track.

    One cool thing: It displays the font format and size I set on IMON.

    Now go for the icons, upper and lower bars etc.

    Good work in any case!

    :D
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Thanks! im going to try it ;)
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Do you have files for MP 1.2 beta as well?

    Nvm. Seems to work fine :)
     
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    I'm using it with MP 1.2 Beta.... works fine ;)
     
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