LCD support

Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by Schrauber, April 23, 2004.

  1. Schrauber

    Schrauber Portal Pro

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Hi,

    I think you have already planned to support the output to an LCD or VFD.
    I have a suggestion, how to do this:
    Put all the data for LCD-output to an shared memory segment. Or send it out as window messages.
    So people can implement plugins for existing LCD-Software. Such as LCDHype or jaLCDs.
    So you dont have to do all the interface stuff and everyone can put to the LCD, what he want. I think, this is the easiest way.

    Maybe the better way is to use shared memory.
    If have written an plugin for LCDHype to get data from ZoomPlayer. ZoomPlayer sends out window messages. Was not so easy to create this plugin. Shared Memory is much easier.



    It would also be nice, to get some menu data out of mediaportal. Actual screen, where we are; Actual selected menu point; something like that. So one could do some kind of navigation through the LCD without having the TV-Set on.

    I hope You know what I mean.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Frodo
    • Premium Supporter

    Frodo Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Professional .NET developer
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    yep, i know what you mean.
    dont worry. LCD will be supported
    think we should use a plugin system here
    so ppl can choose what method they use
    (windows messages, shared mem or...)
    frodo
     
  4. Schrauber

    Schrauber Portal Pro

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Cool. THX.
    Tell me, if you put data out of mediaportal.
    So I can write a plugin for LCDHype.
     
  5. Frodo
    • Premium Supporter

    Frodo Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Professional .NET developer
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Maybe you can share some info on LCD's & PC's ?
    I think more ppl will be interested in this topic
    so it would be nice if we knew
    - what kind of LCD's are available
    - what software do you need for it
    - where to buy / or build your own
    ...
    Frodo
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
  7. Schrauber

    Schrauber Portal Pro

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    OK,

    I'll put a new topic to the general-board. There I write some info about that. Espezially links and something like that.
     
  8. tomtom21000
    • Premium Supporter

    tomtom21000 Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +64 / 0
    Still interested in this.

    Since there are quite a few msi mega users in this forum, it would be perfect if you could bring up information on the LCD.

    O.K. The original LCD cannot be used because it seems to be especially designed, but maybe it can be replaced with another one to show really helpful information.

    Just wanted to bring the thread up once again.

    tomtom21000

    P.S.: There is the information thread from Schrauber: http://nolanparty.com/mediaportal.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=50&highlight=lcd
     
  9. lugiber

    lugiber Portal Pro

    Joined:
    August 3, 2004
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Replying just to let you know there are more of us out there who is interested in this feature 8)

    Is this feature still considered, or is it on a very low priority. For people with a HTPC connected to a projector, this feature is very valuable, since the startup time is much longer than for a TV. But I guess it would be very nice otherwise as well if you now have the LCD.
     
  11. SiLenTYL
    • Premium Supporter

    SiLenTYL Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Ratings:
    +153 / 0
    Home Country:
    Australia Australia
    tomtom21000 I agree with you about there being a lot of MSI MEGA users out there with in-built LCD screens.....and i know that the PC ALERT 4 application for MSI MEGA users sends out CPU temp, SYS temp, CPU fan speed, SYS fan speed messages to the LCD screen.....

    im wondering if this can be done to display messages on the LCD screen during MediaPortal.....like MP3 song titles, video time/time left, system time, mute, volume level...etc the list of possibilites just goes on and on.....


    can this be done easily?
     
Loading...

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!