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RINGO

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Hi mediaportal Fan and developers !

(Sorry for my bad English, this language is not native to me).

We are the developers of the free project Ambilight illumination on any PC
(Published scheme and firmware for DIY ).


Twinkling Plug ( Paintpaсk name assembled device) .


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Rear view monitor with installed gadgets:

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project page
http://www.mindrunway.ru/HWUsb2.html


Now we have our own software captures the images and colors of the film who plays a video player.

Such a method has drawbacks.

Most the best way to work: Do not miss party software video frames, and obtain information on their color directly from the video player.

Make this opportunity to wish mediaportal

After all, so far, none of this function do not!!

Can you help with this?
From us will be consultation on the introduction of the code of our library.
mediaportal should calculate the average color of the area in the frame and transmit information about the color of our biblioteu. Then she lights a color library on the device.

We also send you a free device to work with him!

The current SDK is attached.
PluginSDK.rar


I am writing on behalf of QuickWitted It's not yet registered.

Quote: I am the developer of iron free to repeat the project Twinkling Plug.


There are two branches.
The first works with the plugin. But due to strong loading plugin creator integrate with it will be a little problematic.
Two DMX has a standard interface to the outside world, written for our iron me.

Device behaves like a standard USB => DMX converter having on board 30 dimmer channels (10 channels RGB LED).
Soup can be cascaded (5 devices give 150 dimmer channels, which corresponds to 50 RGB LED channels).
DMX output at devaysa standard and it can connect any DMX compatible equipment.

Disadvantage of this approach - all the processing on the control program (your player), as well as configuration of Fixtures.
player, after initializing the library, takes off to the library data on the luminosity of each channel.

example
/ / SetData (1,127); / / Sets channel # 1 data to 127 (50% of the max. Value)
/ / SetData (Channel, Data) Sets the data value for the DMX channel

in the current library (obviously not the last) of its version is in the first post ...
At the moment, we have created a new library with the interface like the original, that is, altered
wretched initial decision to work with multiple DMX universes at the same time from different
management programs.

Ie you do not get a single device, and docking with professional DMX lighting fixtures
and the ability to use your player at concerts (both now soft VenueMagic DMXAV).

By the way, our execution in the current dimmer not just LED ...
is being tested for three phase 150 channels and 300 kW under VenueMagic DMXAV
(Compared to 50 condominium comes 200 kW)

Fixtures is a table with the lights, the channel mapping (see attachment).
If you do not use third-party hardware, we have the RGB channels

SetData (1,15); which corresponds to R01 = 15
SetData (2,127); corresponding G01 = 127
SetData (3,17); corresponding B01 = 17
SetData (4,18); which corresponds to R02 = 18
SetData (5,19); which corresponds to G02 = 19
SetData (6,170); corresponding B02 = 170

and so on = depends on the number of RGB channels

Members area (actually RGB LEDs) are glued not standardized ...
(The program creates a rectangle that user drags on the screen)

settingspp3.jpg


more on video
http://paintpack.ru/review/

Why not use the same?

in the film 24 frames
player of 24 frames ponadelal intermediate frames that would fit in the frequency of the monitor.
current plugin to capture what appears on the monitor ...
as a result on the device may show inconsistencies with what is shown on the screen.
(Not the fact that the taking flash shots of the film can capture frames where flash is quenched
lubricated or flash ...)

only option bypass the current situation - getting data straight from the movie ...

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Best wishes http://paintpack.ru team
 

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    wow!! Very awesome..

    But only the website is Russian so I don't know how much it costs! ;)

    How expencive is it in Euro's?

    I hope it will easely work with different software..
     

    RINGO

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    Assembled device:
    49 Euro's version 30 LED , 58 Euro's 60 LED
    excluding delivery, shipping price will specify
    about 13 Euro's

    if the price is high for you, you can build your own.
    Our development of a free for DIY!

    From Europe, while no one ordered. You can pay Western Union or credit card
     
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    tourettes

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    A plugin itself is not enough from performance wise, so a changes to MP core itself would be required to get god performance out of the video frame analysis. Transfering 1080p images up to 60 times per second from GPU RAM to RAM is causing too much trafic (in worst case there is already similar kind of trafic happening when some CUDA etc. based video decoder is used).

    MP core would need some texture scaling or pixel shader based video frame analysis to reduce down the required bandwidth.
     

    CypherMK

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    Assembled device:
    49 Euro's version 30 LED , 58 Euro's 60 LED
    excluding delivery, shipping price will specify
    about 13 Euro's

    if the price is high for you, you can build your own.
    Our development of a free for DIY!

    From Europe, while no one ordered. You can pay Western Union or credit card

    Price looks alright to me. But is there a chance this will work with MediaPortal? Is there somebody looking for a way to do this?

    And will the russian site be updated to english?
     

    Nick [D]vB

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    Our development of a free for DIY!

    I suggest you take at look at www.svp-team.com

    They have added software Ambilight features that turn video "black bars" in ambilight areas!

    So they already most of the analysis code working, the developers are Russians to btw

    I use it with my projector to "over-scan" the physical screen area like this:


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    Maedhros

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    I just stumbled across this thread in my research on DIY Ambilight :)

    I think it is sick to pay for a premium for a high-end Philips TV, when I already have a great Panasonic 50" Plasma, which is better than what Philips can come up with.... soooo....
    So far I have found THIS, The LiveLight Project:
    http://livelightproject.com/

    All schemas and software is free and open-source.

    However, for the ones of us that do not want to mess around with that, you can BUY the stuff :-D .... http://livelightproject.com/shop.php
    199€ for LiveLight USB Interface
    16-22€ / meter of LED strips

    It looks like some extra cables and a bit of soldering is necessary to wire up the strips via USB to the LiveLight box.
    However, it looks like you may create a custom ambilight system for your existing TV for less than 300€!!! :-D

    Just my 5 cents ;-)
     

    RINGO

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    Our scheme is also open and available firmware, you too can build yourself.Our system is cheaper. It also scaled by a long ribbon and number of zones.
     

    purp88

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    I just stumbled across this thread in my research on DIY Ambilight :)

    I think it is sick to pay for a premium for a high-end Philips TV, when I already have a great Panasonic 50" Plasma, which is better than what Philips can come up with.... soooo....
    So far I have found THIS, The LiveLight Project:
    http://livelightproject.com/

    All schemas and software is free and open-source.

    However, for the ones of us that do not want to mess around with that, you can BUY the stuff :-D .... http://livelightproject.com/shop.php
    199€ for LiveLight USB Interface
    16-22€ / meter of LED strips

    It looks like some extra cables and a bit of soldering is necessary to wire up the strips via USB to the LiveLight box.
    However, it looks like you may create a custom ambilight system for your existing TV for less than 300€!!! :-D

    Just my 5 cents ;-)

    This dont sound good:

    "LiveLight uses program called BobLight to calculate colors from PC screen (.......) It should be noted that Aero has to be disabled in Windows 7 and Vista for BobLight to function correctly. BobLight is also available for Linux!"
     

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