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Bruce Hartley
2005-10-09, 12:16
I have a vague recollection of a utility to display artwork on the squeezebox display. The artwork scrolled up on the display.
Did I imagine this?

With the grayscale display on the squeezebox2, could this be done?

kdf
2005-10-09, 12:36
On 9-Oct-05, at 12:16 PM, Bruce Hartley wrote:

>
> I have a vague recollection of a utility to display artwork on the
> squeezebox display. The artwork scrolled up on the display.
> Did I imagine this?

i was a utility to scroll a hard coded graphic.

>
> With the grayscale display on the squeezebox2, could this be done?
>
it certainly could be done, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for
it. Bringing this kind of thing into SB2 is non-trivial and would
likely mean a concentrated full-time effort taken away from any other
slimserver work. Images need resizing, reducing to grayscale, and then
animation routines to handle the scrolling, then a UI with the usual
infinite number of prefs to have it displayed in every way possible
with discrete options for all modes :)

-kdf

stinkingpig
2005-10-09, 14:44
kdf wrote:

>
> On 9-Oct-05, at 12:16 PM, Bruce Hartley wrote:
>
>>
>> I have a vague recollection of a utility to display artwork on the
>> squeezebox display. The artwork scrolled up on the display.
>> Did I imagine this?
>
>
> i was a utility to scroll a hard coded graphic.
>
>>
>> With the grayscale display on the squeezebox2, could this be done?
>>
> it certainly could be done, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting
> for it. Bringing this kind of thing into SB2 is non-trivial and would
> likely mean a concentrated full-time effort taken away from any other
> slimserver work. Images need resizing, reducing to grayscale, and
> then animation routines to handle the scrolling, then a UI with the
> usual infinite number of prefs to have it displayed in every way
> possible with discrete options for all modes :)
>
> -kdf


never minding the fact that when all the work was done, the result would
suck :) This little screen is great for the things it was designed for
-- that ain't one of them. Some grey scale visualizations would be
interesting, but trying to convert and display album cover is going to
require a square color screen.

--
Jack At Monkeynoodle Dot Org: It's A Scientific Venture!
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin
so across the Western ocean I must wander" -- trad.

kdf
2005-10-09, 14:53
On 9-Oct-05, at 2:44 PM, Jack Coates wrote:
>
>
> never minding the fact that when all the work was done, the result
> would suck :)

Glad that I didn't have to say it :)