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Morton, Christopher L
2004-09-16, 10:58
Hi,

Not being at all familiar with the SlimDevices software, I'm wondering
if there might be some way to output the Artist - Track Title tag info
of the song now playing to an external, scrolling marquee sign such as
one of these: (http://www.adaptivedisplays.com/Pages/a_one.htm). The
signs themselves can now be configured with their own unique IP address,
and can accept an input signal via both cabled Ethernet and wireless.
The question then becomes, is it possible to separate and route the
desired tag info to the sign via the SlimDevices software?

P.S. This is the *only* thing stopping me from making my purchase today.

> Chris Morton

Moore's Law: The more transistors, the more Gates.

Jason Holtzapple
2004-09-16, 11:22
The slimserver command line interface supports getting those tags and
more from the currently playing song. This is a simple TCP socket
interface.

I took a quick look at the software documentation for those signs and
it's not obvious how you would interface the two. Someone with more
Windows coding knowledge may be able to help out here.

Morton, Christopher L wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Not being at all familiar with the SlimDevices software, I'm wondering
> if there might be some way to output the Artist - Track Title tag info
> of the song now playing to an external, scrolling marquee sign such as
> one of these: (http://www.adaptivedisplays.com/Pages/a_one.htm). The
> signs themselves can now be configured with their own unique IP address,
> and can accept an input signal via both cabled Ethernet and wireless.
> The question then becomes, is it possible to separate and route the
> desired tag info to the sign via the SlimDevices software?
>
> P.S. This is the *only* thing stopping me from making my purchase today.

Michael Brouwer
2004-09-17, 09:30
You could probably come up with a slimserver plugin of some kind to
drive the display...

Michael

On Sep 16, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:

> The slimserver command line interface supports getting those tags and
> more from the currently playing song. This is a simple TCP socket
> interface.
>
> I took a quick look at the software documentation for those signs and
> it's not obvious how you would interface the two. Someone with more
> Windows coding knowledge may be able to help out here.
>
> Morton, Christopher L wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Not being at all familiar with the SlimDevices software, I'm
>> wondering if there might be some way to output the Artist - Track
>> Title tag info of the song now playing to an external, scrolling
>> marquee sign such as one of these:
>> (http://www.adaptivedisplays.com/Pages/a_one.htm). The signs
>> themselves can now be configured with their own unique IP address,
>> and can accept an input signal via both cabled Ethernet and wireless.
>> The question then becomes, is it possible to separate and route the
>> desired tag info to the sign via the SlimDevices software?
>> P.S. This is the *only* thing stopping me from making my purchase
>> today.
>

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-09-17, 10:18
Michael Brouwer wrote:

> You could probably come up with a slimserver plugin of some kind to
> drive the display...

Might need to do some snooping first. I didn't see any programming docs
on that website. There are references to some Windows software that
drives the signs, but nothing about protocols. Ethereal, anyone?

>
> Michael
>
> On Sep 16, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>
>> The slimserver command line interface supports getting those tags and
>> more from the currently playing song. This is a simple TCP socket
>> interface.
>>
>> I took a quick look at the software documentation for those signs and
>> it's not obvious how you would interface the two. Someone with more
>> Windows coding knowledge may be able to help out here.
>>
>> Morton, Christopher L wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> Not being at all familiar with the SlimDevices software, I'm
>>> wondering if there might be some way to output the Artist - Track
>>> Title tag info of the song now playing to an external, scrolling
>>> marquee sign such as one of these:
>>> (http://www.adaptivedisplays.com/Pages/a_one.htm). The signs
>>> themselves can now be configured with their own unique IP address,
>>> and can accept an input signal via both cabled Ethernet and
>>> wireless. The question then becomes, is it possible to separate and
>>> route the desired tag info to the sign via the SlimDevices software?
>>> P.S. This is the *only* thing stopping me from making my purchase
>>> today.
>>
>>

Carsten Bormann
2004-09-17, 13:07
On Sep 16 2004, at 20:22 Uhr, Jason Holtzapple wrote:

> I took a quick look at the software documentation for those signs and
> it's not obvious how you would interface the two. Someone with more
> Windows coding knowledge may be able to help out here.

Look at http://www.ams-i.com/Media/97088061.pdf
(You might want to keep a well-sealed two-liter plastic bag or other
disposable container handy, but it's not too egregious.)

Gruesse, Carsten