iMON VFD/LCD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3/1.2.1 | Page 8

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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Thanks. I'm hoping to have some time this weekend to add support for the icons and bars.

     
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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Tried it last night and it's running very well!Thanks!That is, what I've been looking for for nearly two years! Looking forward for further improvements!
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Also concluding it works perfectly!

    However one small issue. Doesn't display "æ","ø","å", instead it shows #.. Could you come up with an solution?
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Tried it and works. As said before, its only missing the symbol support (elapsed time, recording etc). Also, currently it shows the menu section in which you are. The previous driver version for minidisplay with imon 7.64 and under showed 2 lines with the menu section at the top, and the currently highlighted item at the bottom. I understand that the new api only allows for 1 line. Would it be possible for it to show the current menu for 1 second, and then switch to the currently highlited item every time you change menu, or show the highlighted item followed by the current menu with scrolling if necessary ?

    Thanks again ! excellent work !!
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Yes. I've updated my original post with a fix. Let me know if that works for you.

    The original VFD code had to make special exceptions for multi-byte characters, but the LCD api actually natively supports multi-byte characters, so I just had to stop using the non-ASCII character replacement code for LCDs.

    Somehow displaying the 2nd line information is on my to-do list. But first I'm going to try to tackle the icons and such because it's probably easier :p
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I've added support for displaying the media type (such as music, video, CD, etc...) and progress indicator (the little rows of icons just above and below the main text display). You can find the files in my original post.
     
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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    create =) But it doesn't show the current progress of a Tv Show right? Is it a problem of MiniDisplay or is it a driver problem? :) I hadn't used minidisplay before so I don't know it's behavior^^
     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I haven't used MiniDisplay before either. :oops: I never had a system that worked with the various old drivers / iMON versions floating around.

    The current behavior of the driver is that it queries the native player when it's playing video or music for the progress of the song/video. Live (and recorded?) TV may not work in this scenario. Also, external players probably won't work with the icons/progress bar.

    Last update before I go to sleep:

    The LCD driver now displays line 2 text when line 1 is empty. This works out quite well on screens where you have to scroll through different items (at least it does on the MyAnime2 and Trailers plugins).

    My original post has been updated with the latest binaries.
     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Just tested it and it works great.
    What the progress bar shows you for live tv is the current position within the timeshift video I think. From what i remember, that's how it was shown in the previous plugin as well.

    The second line funciton is great, although it only works in trailers (i don't have myanime2). I suppose these are the plugins which don't have any first line information. It would be awesome if this function could be implemented in every menu, ie show the second line continuously 1 second after the first line has been shown.

    Great work !! Thanks again
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    thanks dude! it works great
     
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