X10 support?

Xlobby plugin development

Postby galtigor on Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:39 pm

the whole reinvent the wheel thing?


Well it would be nice to use the Event manager to dim the lights to preset levels when a movie is launched...

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Postby hjackson on Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:16 am

Well, after using the regular batch files, I was noticing that I would sometimes get a quick flash of the big and ugly DOS window as it performed the command. I therefore changed my batch files to vbscript and used a hide command. There are a few key things to note about doing this.
1. You have to put the ENTIRE original batch file command within quotes
2. You have to use the 8.3 directory names (windows shorthand directory names)

Therefore, the file LightsDim.bat:
"C:\Progra~1\Home Control\x10comm.EXE" A1 Dim 010%

changes to file LightsDim.vbs:
Set SH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
SH.Run "C:\Progra~1\Homeco~1\x10comm.EXE A1 Dim 010%", 1, False
Set SH = Nothing

To find the 8.3 directory name of a folder open a dos window then type "dir /X" (without the quotes) to see all the 8.3 directory names of the top level folders in that directory/folder (in this case, the C directory). If you want to find the 8.3 dir names within a particular folder, change to that folder's directory with the chdir command (ie. chdir Progra~1), then run "dir /X" again.
Good luck guys!

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Postby hjackson on Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:20 am

...and galtigor...
"Well it would be nice to use the Event manager to dim the lights to preset levels when a movie is launched..."

You can enter all these x10 vbs files into the event manager, and then you're of to the races!

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Postby MR on Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:41 pm

Aside from dimming the lights when a movie is launched, it would be nice if the plugin would dim the lights when a movie is played and bring them back up if the video is paused or stopped. I have this working with Girder and the DVDspy plugin (see last post in
http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1502) but if people start making skins for the Xlobby pluggin, it would be nice to have all the functionality there to make a clean switch.

Thanks,
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Postby galtigor on Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:59 pm

Ok I finally got a moment to upload my code. I hope Steven can help.

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X10 Plugin

Postby arkania on Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:45 pm

Hey guys, any update on this?

An X10 plugin for Xlobby would be a truly wonderful thing, I could finally get rid of girder all together as this is the only reason I still need it. :)

Thx.

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Media + smarthome solution for XPL users

Postby laura.c on Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:11 pm

Pluto is a new, open source smart home solution that seamlessly integrates: 1) media with a server for music, movies and tv shows, plus a PVR and DVD Player, 2) a home automation system with touch-screen tablet and Bluetooth mobile phone controllers, 3) a phone system with video conferencing, 4) a security system that feeds you live video on your mobile phone when there are interruptions, and lets you speak to visitors through your stereos, and 5) a home PC solution. Check it out at http://www.plutohome.com.

We also posted a page at http://www.plutohome.com/dce.php explaining how we can help promote the established standards, like XPL, while we focus on delivering a consumer-friendly experience. If you’re working on XPL devices and would like a freely distributable whole house solution to showcase your device, we have forums, or you can send an email to aaron.b [at] plutohome.com.

The support site sums up Pluto for techies and open source developers: http://www.plutohome.com/support
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Postby Aaron on Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:17 pm

Please ban these people spamming the Pluto stuff... wholly crap!
my setup info... http://livinone.googlepages.com
XBMC, Homeseer Home Automation, Multi-Zone Audio, Paradigm-Parasound-Onkyo-Velodyne Home Theater, Mitsubishi 65" HDTV ... soon XLobby!
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