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    Scroll Custom Text?

    Hello,

    I've had my SB3 for a few days now, and I love it!

    I was wondering if there was a plug-in that allows you to scroll user-customized text and use that as a screensaver?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Scroll Custom Text?

    > I was wondering if there was a plug-in that allows you to scroll
    > user-customized text and use that as a screensaver?


    You can use the CLI or special web requests (see the docs in the
    slimserver's help section) to display text. Or you you want the same text
    to be displayed all the time? I published a simple file viewer plugin over
    in the German forum. It will display a text file in one line (screensaver)
    or line by line (interactively).

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/attach...0&d=1138896714

    Well... "Dateibetrachter" means "file viewer". Just replace path and file
    name in the $datei variable to your likings.

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    Thank you for your reply, but I'm not too sure what to do with that link you sent me?

    I alter the text, then save it as a .pl file in the plugin folder? Also could you give me a little more detail on how and where to alter the text?

    And I checked the docs for what you said, but I cant find what you told me to look for. I'm a newbie at this, and not to keen on all the lingo.

    Thanks again for your help.

    I was assuming there had to be an easy way to scroll customizable text.
    Last edited by NJSal; 2006-02-02 at 19:51.

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    Re: Scroll Custom Text?

    > Thank you for your reply, but I'm not too sure what to do with that link
    > you sent me?


    I knew I should not have sent it :-).

    - Save the file as Dateibetrachter.pm in your plugins folder.
    - set the $datei value to a text file that contains your text
    - enable the plugin in the server settings
    - go to the player's plugin menu and choose Fileviewer or enable it as
    your screensaver in the player settings

    > I alter the text, then save it as a .pl file in the plugin folder? Also


    No, it's a simple file viewer. You'd have to store the text in a file.
    There might be simpler solutions for what you want to do.

    > could you give me a little more detail on how and where to alter the
    > text?


    In the file you define in $datei.

    > I was assuming there had to be an easy way to scroll customizable text.


    There is an easy way to display some text for a short period of time:

    http://yourserver:9000/status.txt?p0=display&p1=hello

    Please see the documentation in the slimserver web interface
    (Help/Technical/Web Interface)

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    Thank you for your response. I've been searching all night for a way to do this. I'm simply trying to suprise my wife with a nice message when the player goes into screensaver mode.

    I'm having problems with the directions you stated. I saved the script as a .pl file, and placed it in my plugins folder. I stopped then re-started my slimserver service in windows. The plugin does not show in slimerver plugin settings.

    Even if I could get it to show, I have no idea what you mean by linking it to a text file to display my message. Where would the .txt file go?

    I'm sorry, but I'm just trying to get this right. I appreciate all your help.

    I wish there was simple easier way to scroll custom text when the player is in screensaver mode.

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    Re: Scroll Custom Text?

    > I'm having problems with the directions you stated. I saved the script
    > as a .pl file,


    it must be .pm, not .pl

    > Even if I could get it to show, I have no idea what you mean by linking
    > it to a text file to display my message. Where would the .txt file go?


    That's what you define in the $datei variable: $datei="c:/boot.ini" will
    display c:\boot.ini. $datei="c:/letter/to/my/dear.txt" will show
    "c:\letter\to\my\dear.txt".

    > I wish there was simple easier way to scroll custom text when the
    > player is in screensaver mode.


    There is, I'm sure. But I don't know of anybody who's created a plugin for
    that purpose.

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    Re: Scroll Custom Text?

    > I wish there was simple easier way to scroll custom text when the
    > player is in screensaver mode.


    Oh, I almost forgot about another of my plugins ;-) - MusicInfoSCR
    (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cg...rverUtilities).

    Install this on your machine. Go to Server Settings/Formatting and add the
    text you want as a format. Use that format in MusicInfoSCR (Player
    settings) -> if there are no known tags in your text, it will be displayed
    as is.

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    I've followed your directions for both solutions, and I cannot get either to show in the plugin section of slimserver.

    I know its frustrating for me, so I can only imagine how it is for you.

    I opened your links, saved them as .pm in my plugins folder, stopped, then re-started the slimserver service, but cannot view them in the web interface??

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    Ok, I copied your code, and edited it in wordpad. Then I changed the file extension to .pm

    I've changed the code to point towards the text document that conatins the text I want to scoll.

    I've saved Dateibetrachter.pm in the c:\program files\slimserver\server\plugins folder.

    I've stopped and re-started the slimserver service, but I cannot view the plugin in the server plugin settings.

    Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks again for your patience, and your help!
    Last edited by NJSal; 2006-02-03 at 15:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger
    > I wish there was simple easier way to scroll custom text when the
    > player is in screensaver mode.


    Oh, I almost forgot about another of my plugins ;-) - MusicInfoSCR
    (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cg...rverUtilities).

    Install this on your machine. Go to Server Settings/Formatting and add the
    text you want as a format. Use that format in MusicInfoSCR (Player
    settings) -> if there are no known tags in your text, it will be displayed
    as is.
    Likewise, you can edit SuperDateTime's text formating option for your own text...

    -Greg

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