Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:43 am

tomorrow will try
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by Carkhass on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:50 am

demmax2004 wrote:tomorrow will try

Thanks a lot !
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:55 am

I will not make the Import settings from Boblight, Lightpack (Prismatik) or other programs. use AmbiBox wizard.

Features of wizard capture zones.
http://youtu.be/WpYCO3VY5HY
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:08 am

Carkhass wrote:
demmax2004 wrote:
AmbiBox works on automatic profiles, but in some situations it fails

I fixed a bug autoprofiles.

The Zune Window is detected as "UIX Render Window" and the application path stay blank.

Windows 7 x64 ???
Zune x64 application ????


Win 8 x64, yay.
Yay, Zune seems to be in 64b since he don't appear with the "(32 bits)" ont the task manager. :!:


Write me to e-mail, I will send version for test.
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by Carkhass on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:22 pm

demmax2004 wrote:Write me to e-mail, I will send version for test.

Sent ! ;)
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by r4d0n on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:57 am

Hi Everyone!

I was wondering if it is possible to drive more than 150 LEDs with AmbiBox. I have a 110" Screen with about 200 LEDs. Will there be any update in this regard?

Cheers Michael
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:07 am

200 Leds is not very good, very slow will respond.

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Will there be any update in this regard?

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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:34 am

Theoretical calculations:
Baud rate with a device 115200 bit/s
RS232 packet (need to to send one byte): 1 start bit + 8 bit data + 1 stop bit = 10 bit

Adalight packet (200 (RGB Led) zones = 200 * 3 (one led) = 600 leds (bytes)):
(4 bytes header + 600 bytes zones data) = 604 bytes ----> 604 RS232 packets = 604 * 10 = 6040 bit.


Theoretical maximum FPS = 115200/6040 = 19

19 FPS - Are theoretical calculations (do not include sending data to SPI LED-Strip).
Really: 14-15 FPS (very slowly, all programs display capture screen FPS = 29 -35)

If the film at 30 frames per second, while Adalight device must show a minimum of 30 FPS.

Maximum comfort LED = 120 (Really FPS = 25-27)
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by Bavilo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Here is another Video of my setup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyNKwX-tYA
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by croman on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:41 pm

demmax2004 wrote:Theoretical calculations:
Baud rate with a device 115200 bit/s
RS232 packet (need to to send one byte): 1 start bit + 8 bit data + 1 stop bit = 10 bit

Adalight packet (200 (RGB Led) zones = 200 * 3 (one led) = 600 leds (bytes)):
(4 bytes header + 600 bytes zones data) = 604 bytes ----> 604 RS232 packets = 604 * 10 = 6040 bit.


Theoretical maximum FPS = 115200/6040 = 19

19 FPS - Are theoretical calculations (do not include sending data to SPI LED-Strip).
Really: 14-15 FPS (very slowly, all programs display capture screen FPS = 29 -35)

If the film at 30 frames per second, while Adalight device must show a minimum of 30 FPS.

Maximum comfort LED = 120 (Really FPS = 25-27)



So I am about to try and tackle doing this with a 133" screen. So lets say that I had 250 lights.. would it be possible to treat them in pairs? So instead of having every single light change to have it so pairs change. Thus reducing it to 125 "controlled" lights. Can you do something like that to increase the amount of lights you can control?

Or.. with as big of a screen as I have, am I pretty much just stuck with doing 1 light all the way around the screen that varies due to the avg calculation instead of each individual light?
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:12 pm

croman wrote:So I am about to try and tackle doing this with a 133" screen. So lets say that I had 250 lights.. would it be possible to treat them in pairs? So instead of having every single light change to have it so pairs change. Thus reducing it to 125 "controlled" lights. Can you do something like that to increase the amount of lights you can control?

Or.. with as big of a screen as I have, am I pretty much just stuck with doing 1 light all the way around the screen that varies due to the avg calculation instead of each individual light?


Pairs must support Adalight device.
250 lights = 15 maximum theoretical FPS, really 11 FPS
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by kmd1970 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Chunkers wrote:OK, I re-installed AmbiBox and Playclaw and it is all now working correctly, excellent!

CPU load seems much lower than with Processing and MCE and XBMC run in full screen with no fudges under Windows 7 so I am happy.

I am now going to fabricate a simple frame to attach to the back of my TV and finish things off.

Chunkers


Chunkers, I have a simiar HTPC setup and would like to do this. Are you saying that Ambibox works with Windows Media Center Live TV in fullscreen mode? If so, this is great! :D

For years I have been waiting for an "ambilight" solution that could function with Windows Media Center (At fullscreen). :lol:

*CAN ANYONE CONFIRM that Ambibox works with Windows Media Center Live TV in fullscreen mode PLEASE*
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:08 pm

*CAN ANYONE CONFIRM that Ambibox works with Windows Media Center Live TV in fullscreen mode PLEASE*

See information on the link in the first post
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by demmax2004 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:09 pm

Pairs must support Adalight device.


Need modified source code.

Now:
for(int iLed = 0; iLed < TOTAL_LEDS; iLed++)
{
    Send_to_SPI_LED_RGB_color(rgb[iLed]);
}

Need to do:
for(int iLed = 0; iLed < TOTAL_LEDS/2; iLed++)
{
    for(int pairs = 0; pairs < 2; pairs++)
    {
      // Send two identical data of RGB
      Send_to_SPI_LED_RGB_color(rgb[iLed]);
      iLed++
    }
}

Remark:
total leds = 240
total zones = 240/2 = 120
Pairs leds:[1-2]_[3-4]_[5-6]_[7-8]_[9-10]_[11-12]_[13-14]_[15-16]_[17-18].......[237-238]_[239-240]
Zones:____[1]__[2]___[3]___[4]____[5]____[6]_____[7]_____[8]_____[9]...........[119]_____[120]
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Re: Program AmbiBox for Adalight (for Windows users only). Updated 27.01.2013

by erlukillas on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm

Thanks for the app demmax2004, I had Adalight for approximately a year and in this time I used Proccesing at first (really bad), later I change to Lightpack (I had problems with flickering mouse and slow pc*), I tried your old version of the program (ambilight?) but it doesn't work fine and now, finally, I install AmbiBox and works perfect, thanks again!

*P.S. Mi computer is a Intel i5-2500K, 16GB RAM, and Windows8 x64
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