Feature request: External LCD support (Crystalfontz, etc?) #334

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ip2k opened this Issue Dec 29, 2012 · 1 comment

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ip2k commented Dec 29, 2012

I was thinking of writing a shell script to tie eventcmd in with my Crystalfontz USB LCD display and I was wondering if this would be useful for anyone else. I don't yet have a working prototype, but it shouldn't be too hard.

An open question is whether it'd be worth it to try to integrate the buttons on some of the Crystalfontz LCDs with Pianobar; it's possible for sure, but it'd be quite a bit more work and I don't have a unit with buttons to test with (though, IIRC lcdproc comes with an emulator that can do button presses.)

I'd probably be using lcdproc to help with the integration (and so I could just make it one lcdproc screen which it could rotate among other screens) unless there is a lot of pushback. lcdproc isn't trivial to get working right, but if you have a Crystalfontz LCD or other similar external display, you've probably already set it up.

I'm willing & able to implement this, and I'll try to get a working pull together soon!

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PromyLOPh Dec 30, 2012

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I guess there are scripts already, see http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
section “standalone devices”.

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PromyLOPh commented Dec 30, 2012

I guess there are scripts already, see http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
section “standalone devices”.

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