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ths61

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Any VFD Support
« on: March 19, 2011, 02:50:41 pm »

Is there any way to access/tie into the MC16 metadata/state information to drive a VFD display? 

I am planning on building out a new Sandy Bridge based system and the HTPC case has a 2x10 character VFD display option.

Thanks,
Tim

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 12:05:11 am »

Would be cool to know, since I have an iMon VFD.
IIRC correctly there was a thread in the MC15 forum, but instead of "VFD" or "HTPC case 2-line LCD" the OP used "LCD Display" instead. This caused me great confusion since it was some thing like 2010 and here was someone asking if MC14 works with an LCD display. Anyway, I think that thread had some useful info - I think I'll try to find it.

Found it - more recent than I thought:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=59879.0

Seems like LCD smartie is the way to go.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 12:10:43 am »

Also, again, IIRC:

The latest iMon software has a plug-in / can be configured for MC. I'm not sure whether that is just for the remote control or whether it's for the display too.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 12:37:57 pm »

Would be cool to know, since I have an iMon VFD.
IIRC correctly there was a thread in the MC15 forum, but instead of "VFD" or "HTPC case 2-line LCD" the OP used "LCD Display" instead. This caused me great confusion since it was some thing like 2010 and here was someone asking if MC14 works with an LCD display. Anyway, I think that thread had some useful info - I think I'll try to find it.

Found it - more recent than I thought:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=59879.0

Seems like LCD smartie is the way to go.

Thanks for the pointers.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 04:16:07 pm »

Hi fitbrit,
since I have an IMON VFD as well, I just finished developing a first version of a MC Plugin which just shows artist and track title on the display. It works fine for me, but could do with lots of more work (eg choose which fields to display, randomly change fields, scroll long content etc).

Anyway, anyone interested at all?

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 04:45:13 pm »

Yes, please!
I may be a few weeks from being able to test it, but I'd love to try.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 06:36:09 pm »

Hi fitbrit,
since I have an IMON VFD as well, I just finished developing a first version of a MC Plugin which just shows artist and track title on the display. It works fine for me, but could do with lots of more work (eg choose which fields to display, randomly change fields, scroll long content etc).

Anyway, anyone interested at all?

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 04:39:42 am »

There's also this...

http://www.origenae.com/en/htpc_m10.htm (drool)

Would the plugin be able to capture Now Playing data from a Zone, as well as what the MC machine is itself playing?
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 12:46:40 am »

Hi Mib4755

Yes I am interested  :)
I have an origenae Htcp case equipped with VFD.

So It would be cool to see arist and track title.

But my major problem is the use of remote control.
I want to use an MCE Remote (not the ImonPAd) , but some touch (not every) are not "recognised" or mapped by the Imon manager (I have the following message on VFD : "Command not Defined" . For example the Red, Blue Green and Yellow touch.

Do you know how can I get these commands decoded by JRiver ?
For example I would like togo into Theaterview , Audio directly by presssing the red button ?

Help is needed .. thanks
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 11:37:10 am »

Hi Facel,
I do not use any remote, so I can't help out there.
I only did a bit of work getting the Imon VFD up and running through a Mediacenter Plugin.
The plugin in MC:

The VFD:


The plugin:
www.saupurzel.eu/imonvfd.zip

Viele Gre
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 12:07:00 pm »

small and nasty addition:
I just realized that you have IMON.exe set up and running in order to make the plugin work. Otherwise it will crash.
I must admit, I don't like this very much :'(

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 01:35:23 pm »

I have a Moneual MonCaso 320 case with a V L Systems MMX display on it. LCDWriter by babgvant is said to work on this, but does anyone know whether this works with MC?

I don't think it's the same driver as iMon. The software loads as M.Play MX or MMX.exe.

Any help would be grateful.

SBR
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 03:20:47 pm »

Hi Michael

Your plug in is very interesting .. but youy link does not works

do you have any other link ? or could you send it to me by email ?
thanks
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 03:32:15 pm »

Uups, forgot about Linux being very sensitive regarding case sensitivity  :o
It will work now.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 03:51:15 pm »

Thank you, I have got it ;)

Do I simply have to unpackt it ito the JRiver plug in folder and run the set up exe file ?

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 04:45:01 pm »

Just unpack anywere and run setup.exe
Only setup.exe is needed, other directories/files contain the source code.

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 07:46:03 am »

Thanks for a potentially great plugin!

Sadly, after installing, MC cashes as soon as I try to play a song with:

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************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at ImonVFD.MainInterface.wrapperApi_StateChanged(Object sender, iMonStateChangedEventArgs e)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.onStateChanged(Boolean isInitialized)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.onMessage(iMonDisplayNotifyCode code, IntPtr data)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.WndProc(Message& msg)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.225 (RTMGDR.030319-2200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
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ImonVFD
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/ImonVFD.DLL
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System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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iMonDisplayApiWrapperSharp
    Assembly Version: 0.1.0.7
    Win32 Version: 0.1.0.7
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/iMonDisplayApiWrapperSharp.DLL
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 10.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 10.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
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iMonDisplayApiSharp
    Assembly Version: 0.1.0.1
    Win32 Version: 0.1.0.1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/iMonDisplayApiSharp.DLL

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I am using the latest imon.exe:  iMON_8_00_0408


Let  know if you would like me to do any testing - Keen to get this to work!

Mike
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 09:09:47 am »

Hello Mike,
I could reproduce your problem by disabling Plug-in Mode in IMON Manager.
Open IMON Manager, select tree item Option / Plug-in Mode. Please enable "Use Display Plug-in Mode".

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 09:45:18 am »

Thanks for your work on this.
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 10:13:06 am »

Don't mention it!
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 11:44:21 am »

Thanks for a potentially great plugin!

Sadly, after installing, MC cashes as soon as I try to play a song with:

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************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at ImonVFD.MainInterface.wrapperApi_StateChanged(Object sender, iMonStateChangedEventArgs e)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.onStateChanged(Boolean isInitialized)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.onMessage(iMonDisplayNotifyCode code, IntPtr data)
   at iMon.DisplayApi.iMonWrapperApi.WndProc(Message& msg)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.225 (RTMGDR.030319-2200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
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ImonVFD
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/ImonVFD.DLL
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System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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iMonDisplayApiWrapperSharp
    Assembly Version: 0.1.0.7
    Win32 Version: 0.1.0.7
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/iMonDisplayApiWrapperSharp.DLL
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 10.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 10.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
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iMonDisplayApiSharp
    Assembly Version: 0.1.0.1
    Win32 Version: 0.1.0.1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/J%20River/Media%20Center%2016/Plugins/IMON%20VFD/iMonDisplayApiSharp.DLL

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I am using the latest imon.exe:  iMON_8_00_0408


Let  know if you would like me to do any testing - Keen to get this to work!

Mike


Do you have the .NET framework 4 runtime installed?

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2011, 12:59:27 pm »

I've been looking for something like this for nearly a year Michael. I have no skill in writing the code for something like this and so my IMon VFD has essentially been useless until now. Thanks!!

Now I hope scrolling can be added so more information can be seen.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2011, 07:19:20 pm »

Thanks for the advice,guys.

Unfortunately, no joy.
   My iMon "use plugin mode" was already set
   I re-downloaded & installed  .net v4 framework

More suggestions gratefully received...


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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2011, 02:55:23 am »

There's a new version http://www.saupurzel.eu/Setup.exe
- Basic Scrolling functionality built in, enable it on the plug-in screen
- a bit better error handling, errors are reported on the plug-in screen

Hi Mike,
please try out displaytest.exe in your \soundgraph\imon directory. Does it work?

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2011, 07:18:14 am »

Michael,

I installed the new version:
   Sorry, I don't have a 'displaytest.exe' anywhere...  Was the new setup.exe supposed to create it?
   I no longer get a crash box, but instead the plugin screen reports: 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'

Thanks for your continuing help  :)

Mike
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2011, 11:45:44 am »

Hi Mike,
I was pretty sure that DISPLAYTEST.EXE comes with the IMON software and should be found in ...\SOUNDGRAPH\IMON

Anyway, it comes with the Soundgraph Software API http://www.soundgraph.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7375

Download ZIP file. In there, in directory \API, you will find displaytest.exe. Extract to  ...J River\Media Center 16\Plugins\IMON VFD and run it from there by double clicking it.

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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2011, 06:53:50 pm »

Thanks Michael.

I downloaded API zip and Displaytest.exe works fine - no errors, displays test message on vfd as expected

MC still gets the same error - have rebooted, re-installed imon, etc, no luck.

Are you using v8.x of Mon (which came out recently) or v7.xxx ?

iMon itself seems to work fine - displays the time/date mostly.

My pc:
   i5/2500
   Asus p67-M m/b
   Windows 7x64sp1
   JR MC 16.0.72

Thanks for your help!


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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2011, 12:28:29 am »

Hello Mike,
next try :-(
It may well be that I need to register one more DLL file.
I put this into a new setup.exe. Just download again.

I will be away for the week on a business trip.

Michael
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2011, 02:38:53 pm »

Hello Michael,
thank you for this great plug-in, I've been looking for such a plug-in for months! It works great.

Do you think it is possible to display the selected directory so one can navigate among folders just with the LCD? I want to try to include it in your plug-in but I'm not sure it's possible to get this info from MC.

Thank you,

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2011, 03:06:44 am »

Hello Blaze,
what I could add, though I don't know wether it's what you want/need, is the possibilty to display any library field .
There's a function string Get(string strField, boolean bFormatted) which should do this.
But keep in mind the plug-in reacts on track changes only! And that's not what you want, I guess.
I don't see any other event, which would track menu changes.

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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2011, 03:17:18 pm »

Hi Michael,
thank you for your reply. That would be a good start to can display any library fields. As the filename contains the path of the file as well, it would help to navigate with the LCD display. I have no better idea as MC doesn't seem to send any info while just navigating among folders.

If you can add the possibility to display the filename easily it would be great. Otherwise I will try to do it by myself but I guess I will need lots of time to understand your sourcecode well...

Regards, Blaze
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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2011, 12:11:10 pm »

Hello,
no problem. Will be done. Depending on my spare time, it'll take a few days...
Michael
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 11:18:59 am »

Thanks a lot, take your time :D
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2011, 02:41:13 am »

Hi,

First sorry for my poor english !

J'm looking for a plugin for a communication between Imon and JRiver.
I tried this one , but i have the same problem of Mikethin

this is my config
Zalman HD 503
asus p7p55d
intel i5
Last version of imon , jriver and framework 4.

For information the displaytest, inside API of imon ,works.
And for clearing the fault , i need to remove the plugin and repair the framework.

thank you for you help
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2011, 09:18:45 am »

Michael,

First, thank you for the effort!
Second, when I go to the plugin manager of the JMC ver. 16, I don't see any configuration options for the plugin, merely plugin information. how do I get the nice first-line/second-line setup (and scrolling?)

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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2011, 12:07:58 am »

Hi Shmulik,
you must go to the "Services & Plug-ins" list and click on "IMON VFD". Then you can see all options.

Good luck!

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2011, 02:25:43 pm »

found it, thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2011, 09:30:34 pm »

I have a Moneual MonCaso 320 case with a V L Systems MMX display on it. LCDWriter by babgvant is said to work on this, but does anyone know whether this works with MC?

It does now.

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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2011, 07:01:36 am »

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2011, 03:54:40 am »

Hello Michael,

First of all, thank you for your great plugin!

Just a suggestion: it would be very great to add the possibility to combine more than one data field in the same line  :)

Ex.: Line 1:  Title + " - " + Artist + " - " + Album
      Line 2:  Bitrate + " - " + Bitdepth + " - " + Samplerate


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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2011, 04:59:18 pm »

Hello
I had a bit of spare time tonight, so a new version is available at http://www.saupurzel.eu/Setup.exe or  http://www.saupurzel.eu/ImonVFD.zip including source code.
- several fields can be combined now. (only in the order as they appear in the listbox :-(
- on line two you can display a progressbar. Unfortunatley the character set does not allow a better layout

Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2011, 05:06:13 pm »

and what I will definitely have to change is scrolling. It get's on my nerves that it doesn't wrap around properly and instead starts from the beginning once it hits the end. But hey,  Rome wasn't built in a day.

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2011, 11:09:46 am »

Hello Michael,

Thank you for this new version, great work!

Can I suggest some future improvements?  ;)
- Possibility to choose the order of data fields in each line
- Addition of the following data fields: Disc, Elapsed time, Bitdepth, Samplerate
- Possibility to choose the field separator character

The top of the top would be to have the possibility to choose what we want to display in each line by using a string like this (like in J River where you can customize the two lines on the top of the screen...)   ;) ;):

Disc [Disc #] - Track [PN Position] of [PN Tracks]  -  [Elapsed Time] // [Total Time]  (Audio properties: [Bitrate (labeled)] - [Bit Depth] Bit - [Sample Rate] kHz)

But any way, thank you for your effort!!!

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2011, 11:12:38 am »

and what I will definitely have to change is scrolling. It get's on my nerves that it doesn't wrap around properly and instead starts from the beginning once it hits the end. But hey,  Rome wasn't built in a day.

Michal

Hello Michael,

Starting from the plugin you have written, I have made some enhancements (scrolling, display of more info, etc). If you give me an email address where I can send you the source code, I'll send it you. Please, can you try it and feedback? Thank you!

I'm not a VB .Net expert... so it is certainly possible that the code can be enhanced! Also, I don't know how to create a new setup.exe...

Best regards,

Didier
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2011, 12:27:11 pm »

Hi Didier,
that's great. You can send to mib___ATfreenet.de.
But unfortunately my PC caught fire. No joke! The cables to the power supply got destroyed. The new power supply has no possibility to connect the VFD. I'll have to be a bit inventive to get this going again.

But nevertheless I can create a setup.exe and put it on my server for others to download.

regards
Michael
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2011, 12:45:40 pm »

Hi Didier,
that's great. You can send to mib___ATfreenet.de.
But unfortunately my PC caught fire. No joke! The cables to the power supply got destroyed. The new power supply has no possibility to connect the VFD. I'll have to be a bit inventive to get this going again.

But nevertheless I can create a setup.exe and put it on my server for others to download.

regards
Michael

Code source sent to your email address.

Thank you for your help!
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2011, 08:39:43 am »


But nevertheless I can create a setup.exe and put it on my server for others to download.

regards
Michael

Could you PLEASE create a Setup.exe. I would be also very interested.
I don't like scrolling in the old Version. 

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2011, 04:53:35 pm »

Christmas Holidays :-) There will be a minute... Just be patient.

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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2011, 02:47:34 am »

... so here is Didier's version. I just compiled it and generated a setup.exe. I did not do any testing, because my VFD is currently not working.
www.saupurzel.eu/ImonVFD_Didier.zip - Source Code
www.saupurzel.eu/Setup_Didier.exe

My version is still there:
www.saupurzel.eu/ImonVFD.zip - Source Code
www.saupurzel.eu/Setup.exe

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Any VFD Support
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2011, 03:12:13 am »

some more info for those who want to enhance the plug-in AND create a setup.exe, especially Didier  ;D
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=34294.0

and here's my inno setup script http://www.saupurzel.eu/VFD_InstallationScript.iss
These are the files which go into the setup:
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29.09.2010  15:03           208.896 iMONDisplay.dll
04.01.2011  20:39             6.656 iMonDisplayApiSharp.dll
04.01.2011  20:39            24.064 iMonDisplayApiWrapperSharp.dll
22.12.2011  09:32            28.160 ImonVFD.dll
25.04.2011  10:03             4.040 ImonVFD.tlb
28.03.2011  19:52            36.864 mediacenter.dll
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