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SOLVED Lights only work in Kodi menu, not movies

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by jarrah, 22 October 2016.

  1. jarrah

    jarrah New Member

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    +PhilipsHue
    Hello,

    I'm using OSMC/Kodi on a Vero 2 and hope to use Hyperion with 4 Philips Hue bulbs in my lounge.

    I seem to have successfully installed everything, and I think the configuration is mostly ok because when I start the service, the bulbs cycle through the rainbow colours. Also when navigating the menu in Kodi, the bulbs change colour to match what is displayed on screen.

    However, as soon as I start playing a movie, the lights go off and stop working... Given my config below, can anyone see why please?



     
  2. jarrah

    jarrah New Member

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    +PhilipsHue
    I saw a suggestion in another kodi thread to delete the frame grabber lines, but for me that made things worse in that the lights no longer work in kodi menu (and still not in the movies).
     
  3. jarrah

    jarrah New Member

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    +PhilipsHue
    I saw another suggestion to try the following:

    "device" :
    {
    "colorOrder" : "rgb",
    "name" : "MyHyperionConfig",
    "output" : "/tmp/file.txt",
    "rate" : 1000000,
    "type" : "file"
    }

    I added this before my Philips Hue "device" config (should I have removed that as well?), but after playing a movie there was nothing in /tmp/file.txt
     
  4. penfold42

    penfold42 Active Member

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    From memory the vero 2 has an s805 soc in it.
    I seem to recall that this has 2 ways to grab the screen which has implications for Hyperion setup.

    I can't remember the details tho
     
  5. penfold42

    penfold42 Active Member

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
  6. jarrah

    jarrah New Member

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    +PhilipsHue
    Hi Penfold42, thanks for your help. I can confirm that adding amlgrabber above my existing framegrabber config, the lights now work during a movie. :)

    "amlgrabber" :
    {
    "width" : 64,
    "height" : 64,
    "frequency_Hz" : 2.5
    "priority" : 889
    },

    "framegrabber" :
    {
    "width" : 64,
    "height" : 64,
    "frequency_Hz" : 2.5,
    "priority" : 890
    },
     
  7. penfold42

    penfold42 Active Member

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    Excellent !
     
  8. fdavidgespinosa

    fdavidgespinosa New Member

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    RPi3



    hi, i am trying to do it using also a video grabber usb, but i can't