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Kryton update

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Jeff, May 6, 2001.

  1. Jeff

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    With the help of some top freeware/shareware I have been able to create a very easy to use front end for Kryton. I now have a Pronto which I use to control all the functions. Control of Kryton goes something like this;

    Press Power on button (powers up Denon amp, TV and Kryton)

    This takes you to a screen displaying what you can do, DVD player, Music, Internet, Games, TV, Aquarium. The same options are available on the Pronto main screen.

    Pressing the DVD option takes the pronto to the DVD player functions. Power on runs WinDVD, sets the amp to the correct input and sets it to THX as default. The DVD starts up showing the usual DVDs menu and I can now use the pronto to control as a regular DVD player. Power off ends WinDVD and returns me to the main screen.

    Pressing Music takes the pronto to the music player functions. Power on starts WinAMP, from here I can play any of my CDs which have been digitally copied to HD. As I start to play the name of the band/singer & song title are displayed on krytons VFD display.

    By pressing another button on the pronto I can start a full screen visualization plug-in which displays graphics and lines which move in sync with the music. Or for a more serene atmosphere I can start up a photo realistic aquarium.

    When I'm finished pressing the Power off button from the main screen powers everything off.

    So there you go complete automation on a PC, no windows, no mouse (not even the pointer), no keyboard. Just a Pronto to control it.
     
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    erm, care to share the wealth? what software did you use?

    Mike
     
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    OK since you asked nicely. :)

    The front end is done with a desktop replacement program called Talisman. http://www.lighttek.com

    The program running and command automation is done by Girder. www.stack.nl/~stilgar

    The DVD player is standard WinDVD. www.intervedio.com

    Aspect control is performed by YXY. http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/htpc/yxy_windvd.html

    The Mouse cursor is hidden using. http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461983-100-3379307.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-2.3379307

    The Aquarium is this one. http://www.fish-byte.com/

    The music is performed with WinAmp and various plugins for the VFD display and visualisation. www.winamp.com

    Have fun!
     
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    Nice one jeff
     
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    cheers for the links. you get on with yxy ok? i tried testing output to my projector from my laptop but it all went horribly wrong on the t2 disc

    Mike
     

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