MPBlue - (Control MP with your PocketPC)

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  1. scrappy.doo

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    Well here's something I've created. It's a plugin that allows you to connect to MediaPortal using your Pocket PC.

    Put MPBlue.dll inside your 'plugins\process' dir and enable the plugin through the configuration utility.
    http://www.meukro.com/MPBlue.rar

    Extract all the files from MPBlueClientPocket.rar and put them all on your pocket pc. Create a network connection using either bluetooth or wlan and you should be ready to go.
    http://www.meukro.com/MPBluePocket.rar

    There's A LOT to do, so consider this a 'proof-of-concept' rather then a usefull plugin for now.
    What is working:



    - Grab TV Channel list
    - Grab TV Programs
    - Menu Navigation

    feel free to post some comments/suggestions/anything.
     
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    Scrappy - this could well become the most useful plugin - certainly what I have been waiting for. I would think that the best use for this type of plugin would be for browsing and selecting music / arranging playlists without having to be at the HTPC.

    Is this something you have in mind (please say yes)?
     
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    This sounds like it could be the answer to my prayers - I have been looking for some way that I could navigate, select and play my music, without having to fire up my display (a DLP projector).

    Now all I need is a Pocket PC.... :)
     
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    I'm going to pay close attention as this plugin is being developed. Hopefully it will allow skinning also. It will then be the ultimate remote control!

    Mike Zemina
     
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    nicely done. As a proof of concept it certainly works. What techniques did you use to make the interface?
     
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    The download uses the standard windows GUI components for the interface and a custom made ImageButton. At the moment I'm using some stuff from the OpenNETCF library since I'm focusing on getting the basic stuff to work first before I start creating a fancy GUI that doesn't work :wink:

    I've just finished the part that fetches the list of movies and I'll soon upload a new version that should allow you to play any of the media from the MediaPortal database.
     
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    Updated Version

    Plugin:
    http://www.meukro.com/MPBlue.rar

    Pocket PC Client:
    http://www.meukro.com/MPBluePocket.rar

    The client will show the TV guide a bit better now and some internal stuffed changed. You can also view your movie database and play a file, now the file does get played fullscreen, but the client and mediaportal won't respond to any of your commands afterwards, heh. I guess I need to fix that. Any tips are welcome since I can find very little documentation on how to do stuff in your plugins. This is the current code I'm using to play a file:
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    2. GUIWindowManager.ActivateWindow((int) GUIWindow.Window.WINDOW_FULLSCREEN_VIDEO,true);
    3. MediaPortal.Player.g_Player.Play(file);
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    If anyone also knows some library to create some wicked GUI's for pocket pcs, please let me now as the default window components are working , but they do look ugly :wink:
     
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    Hi,

    Does this script require Pocket PC version 2003 ?...and the last RAR file is missing the OpenNETCF.Windows.Forms lib
     
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    it requires the .NET Compact Framework to be installed on your pocket PC, which is the case for all 2003 models I think, but you can install it on 2002 models aswell. The rar file is updated now with all dll files you need.
     
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    Are the links down? I would like to test this out but can't get the files.

    Also you could edit the topic to be a little more clear what this is... I think you would get a better response.
     
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