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bulek

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How to handle multizone speaker selector devices ?
« on: June 29, 2008, 07:16:57 am »
Hi,

I'm writting template for interesting device - expandable multizone speaker selector with volume control,A/B and On/Off switching for each zone (or all at once) controllable over rs232...

The problem is how to handle such device in "LMCE" manner. Since each zone can switch to A or B amplified source and same source can be played in several/all zones, I'm curious if it's possible to have for instance media controls for some certain Xine player present in more EAs and then control that zone, from which command comes (Orbiter is set to that EA)...

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ESS_Expandable_Speaker_Selector_Switch - keep in mind that I'm still working on it (Ruby codes are yet wrong)...


Is this possible? If not, any other idea ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Re: How to handle multizone speaker selector devices ?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 01:34:11 pm »
This is just me thinking out loud...

what if each zone were a child device template to a master device template for the device? Then you can add zones one by one, assigning each new zone to a room. Then create scenarios for each room with a zone (vol up, vol down, A/B Toggle?) I sthink some approach like this (or similar) shouldbe be doable, though not necessarily easy.

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Re: How to handle multizone speaker selector devices ?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 05:15:16 pm »
This is just me thinking out loud...

what if each zone were a child device template to a master device template for the device? Then you can add zones one by one, assigning each new zone to a room. Then create scenarios for each room with a zone (vol up, vol down, A/B Toggle?) I sthink some approach like this (or similar) shouldbe be doable, though not necessarily easy.

Exactly what I was also thinking about. Although it would be much easier if :
- I create zones as EAs in some room, where Xine player resides (this can be done)
- assign each zone to each EA and put Xine player to all EAs (not sure, will try)
- so I could control same player (cause I have only one source) from all zones, but I need some way to determine, from which EA commands are coming, so I can switch tha particular Zone on/off....

Anyone has idea how to do this properly ? Is it possible ? Any other idea how to tackle this ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
 
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.