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medwardl
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mx414 functions

Post by medwardl » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:00 pm

i know these displays can interface with winamp but can they be use to browse a hard drive and select a file to be played in winamp. does it also have the functionality to play pause and stop using the buttons on the display. also will lcdc interface with any of the graphical lcd displays.

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Re: mx414 functions

Post by Jon » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:33 pm

medwardl wrote:i know these displays can interface with winamp but can they be use to browse a hard drive and select a file to be played in winamp. does it also have the functionality to play pause and stop using the buttons on the display. also will lcdc interface with any of the graphical lcd displays.

thanks for any help *^_^*
medwardl
hey medwardl,

currently there isn't a winamp plugin that allows you to browse your hard drive to find the song. Although it'd be a great idea for somebody to make one. The plugin does allow you to play pause, or go to the next song just by pressing the buttons on the front of the display. Thanks for the idea though. The MX414 is capable of displaying just about anything, if you made some custom characters you could easily replicate a simple file system.

Anybody that feels like making this plugin would get some mad props. Maybe if I get some free time on my hands I'll do it. But who knows when that'll happen. 8)

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Re: mx414 functions

Post by medwardl » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:39 pm

ah ok thanks for the reply i hope someone could come up with something by the time i buy one of these I'm still trying to decide what one i want.

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more questions

Post by medwardl » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:00 pm

alright some more questions are any of the graphical models in color or are any of them for that matter. With the graphical models can you upload your own fonts? can the color of the back-lighting be changed? how easy is it to write code for these things? thats all i can think of at the moment.

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Post by Jon » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:17 am

All of our displays are monochrome, with your choice of color, however the color cannot be changed. Our graphical displays allow you to upload your own fonts and writing code for the displays is as easy as writing a consol program, if you are familiar with coding it should not be very difficult for you. You must simply include a library that allows you to communicate via the serial port, and send the messages to the display, instead of your monitor. The displays have many built in functions to aid in your development, which are all in the manual. There are functions that allow large or medium numbers, as well as bar graphs, which allow the making of things like equilizers to be a snap.

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Post by Jan Kerssen » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:53 pm

Try the PLS Plugin by Techie007 to download at PR.net.
Allows you to pick and play or add media files s.a. mp3.
Using the visual output on the display of the MX for selecting.
Quite spectacular! Regards, Jan

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Post by Jan Kerssen » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:10 pm

One can also use Plugin Hotkeys to control Winamp and PLS (and a lot of other things) directly from your keyboard. Regards, Jan

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Post by medwardl » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:26 pm

thankyou
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