Updated 01/31/13: Fix an issue with how recording sessions are tracked in WMC
Updated 08/05/12: Add volume knob support for Moneual 312/320 cases
(thanks Johann Schlamp!). Add support for triple-tap (currently enabled
for WMC keymap) from IRemoteControl implementations.
Updated 02/05/12: Better support for JRiver MediaCenter (stil client only) and improvements to the native writer for nMEDIAPC PRO-LCD displays.
Updated 10/14/11: Add support for Jriver Media Center (client only).
Updated 06/13/11: Add support for Intel Media Series HTPC_HEADER and fix a bug where recording sessions were counted 2x in some situations
Updated 08/03/2010: Fix issue when triggering Standby/Hibernate
Updated 07/27/2010: Added profiles for WinDVD/PowerDVD 10, mouse clicks, and hibernate option
Updated 06/27/2010: Added COM port detection and X64 fixes
Thanks to Myst for helping out with this.
installing this for HD44780 displays, you must disable driver signing. To do this open an
elevated command prompt and type “bcdedit /set loadoptions
DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS”, then reboot.
I don't have an x64
system to test this on, so it's untested. If you have trouble making it
work take a look at this thread.
all the usual things that a lcd writer should do; displaying the
current media file, and it's play state (play, stop, pause, etc).
Media Center it also implements other state information that no other
(at least to
my knowledge) state display writer does; the currently recording show
and disc writing status.
LcdWriter supports the following displays:
- Hitachi HD44780 - most
parallel port displays are this type (you must use the service for this
- VLSystem L.I.S MCE (nMEDIAPC PRO-LCD)
- Displays supported by LCD Smartie via a LCD Smartie wrapper driver
- X64 OS users should not install this version, use the X86 rev and
follow these instructions
to get the LCD Smartie wrapper working.
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Remote Solution Model MMX
1.1.1 from VL Systems used in the Moneual 320 - Remote is supported as
also works with SageTV. To receive playback information neilm's GetStatus pluggin is required, recording information
uses neilm's SageTV webserver.
Besides the usual writing duties in the SageTV implemenation LcdWriter
can also reset the display timer (for those who use agressive power
management setttings), monitors the SageTV service via the webserver
on resume from standby to ensure that it comes back up properly, and can
set "Away" mode during recordings. For
those who want these features, this version also includes a
"NullWriter" which doesn't require an actual VFD.
.Net 2.0 is required. It is intended for Vista, but should work on XP
as well. If you have a previous version installed, you must manually
uninstall it before installing this version.
priority (e.g. playing music while watching a slide show creates two
sessions, priority indicates which will be displayed on the lcd) is
managed through the config tool. Select the session and "Raise" or
"Lower" its priority using the buttons. Some sessions (like Global and
Home) support custom text. Select the session, and change the "Display
Value" to the desired text.
The icons that are displayed for the play states are configurable.
If no writer device
is present, select the NullWriter to keep the display active.
Click save when you're done.
For displays with remotes, edit key maps by right clicking on the
LcdWriterHost icon in the system tray (you must use this application for
remote based displays, the service will not work).
version can be made to work with other display types (this is the part
you would write), implement ILcdWriter in your writer class, put it in
the install directory the select it from the Writers Tab (not shown
public interface ILcdWriter : IDisposable
void RenderString(byte row, string buffer);
void ReviseString(int index, string buffer);
void SetString(int index, string buffer, bool scroll, string
sep, long rate, int repeat);
void SetIcons(LcdIconCollection icons);