GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

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GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by deciccoa » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:39 am

I have installed a Matrix orbital GX Typhoon display. I would like to use LCD Studio to develop my personal Layout for KODI. In the LCD Studio software there is no plugin for listening KODI running. Is there any solution? I know there is the possibility to add custom scripts, but I do not know how to do it.
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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by Daniel Divino » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:43 pm

Hello deciccoa,

As of now, there are no LCDstudio plugins that can be used with KODI/XMBC. It does seem like KODI provides information to be listened to, which means a plugin may be possible. All the components seem available to create a plugin, someone just has to take the time to write it.

I suggest you take a look around the LcdStudio forums. There you can find information on writing your own plugins. I also suggest that you take a look at the Kodi/XBMC forums for more information on what information can be listened to.

As well, it should be noted that there are plugins for KODI/XMBC using both LCD4smartie and LCDProc. The LCD4smartie source code is available which may be of assistance for you.

Lcdstudio forums: http://www.lcdstudio.com/forum/

Kodi forums: http://forum.kodi.tv/

Lcdsmartie plugin: https://kodi4smartie.codeplex.com/

Lcdproc: https://superrepo.org/kodi/addon/script.xbmc.lcdproc/

Thanks,

Best of luck,

Daniel
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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by andmc » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:32 am

Media portal has a plug in called mini display maybe you can utilise the code for kodi

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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by deciccoa » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:12 pm

andmc wrote:Media portal has a plug in called mini display maybe you can utilise the code for kodi
Thanks!!!
Unfortunately i'm not a developer so i really don't know where i can download the code and how to use/modify it.

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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by deciccoa » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:44 pm

Can anyone help me???

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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by Clark » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:42 pm

Hello deciccoa,

As I understand things, your GX is operational, but there is no LCDStutio plug-in for your specific software and your software doesn't support the GX natively. There are a few things you can do:
  1. Use another media program. Media Center and iTunes have plug-ins for LCDStudio, and Media Portal supports the GX natively, and quite nicely (Thanks andmc).
  2. Submit a plug-in request to the LCDStudio community.
  3. Create your own plug-in for LCDStudio using the SDK guide.
If you explore option 2 or 3, you may want some examples of the Kodi API; I found a good resource here. Additionally, Daniel wrote up a quick how-to on creating and using custom variables in LCDStudio here (Thanks Daniel).

There are a number of good options here that will allow you to display media information on your GX, if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the display, please don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,
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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by andmc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:09 am

Did anyone ever get this to work in Kodi
Many thanks
Andmc

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Re: GX Typhoon dosn't work on KODI

Post by Daniel Divino » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi Andmc,

It looks like no one has developed any Kodi plugins for LCDStudio just yet.

We have released the GX Typhoon DataPlugin and WidgetPlugin creation guides (taken from LCDStudios Forums). Hopefully it will inspire an enthusiastic members of the Kodi community to write up a few plugins and post them on the forums!

You'll be able to find the DataPlugin SDK guide here.
and the WidgetPlugin SDK guide here.
Cheers,
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