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  • Problem with Autoskin

    Since switching back to UK Standard Time for the winter months my autoskin switchover is exactly one hour later than sunrise/sunset. Is there a way to compensate for this ?

    I see there is an offset in the gamma settings but I understand from the "readme.txt" this is to allow for a timed gradual change and not, as hoped, an immediate offset switch.
    Can anyone help ??
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

  • #2
    Run the new RR.config and change your times for what you want.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/1135536-post3.html

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MGD View Post
      Run the new RR.config and change your times for what you want.

      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/1135536-post3.html
      You miss-understand, I am not, and do not wish, to use set times.....I am using GPS autoswitch.
      This allows for an auto skin change in sync with the changing sunrise/sunset times. The problem arises when UK Summer Time changes to UK Standard Time and our clocks are adjusted forward by an hour. I need some way to compensate for this.

      For Example; Sunset today here in the UK was 3:56PM. My skin changed at 4:56PM. If I had still been on UK Summer Time....the skin change would have occured at the correct time.
      Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
      Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
      Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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      • #4
        Does you GPS receiver displays the right time?
        GPS should auto adjust to summer and winter time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MGD View Post
          Does you GPS receiver displays the right time?
          GPS should auto adjust to summer and winter time.
          No idea.....I use MapMonkey for SatNav.....where do I find the GPS time ??

          PS: Come to think of it......I seem to remember I had this trouble last winter
          Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
          Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
          Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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          • #6
            Yes, the same prob exits in the us while in standard time, it took me awhile to figure it out b/c for a while it was working (daylight savings time period) and when it switched I started to notice that my gamma started to be way off...

            The code that is in RR does have the compensator, but if I recall correctly, its hard coded as one or the other, which should be a setting to allow for correct usage. And from my research on the feature, I couldn't find a easy way to check if win is using std or dst.

            Needs to be fixed though...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
              Yes, the same prob exits in the us while in standard time, it took me awhile to figure it out b/c for a while it was working (daylight savings time period) and when it switched I started to notice that my gamma started to be way off...

              The code that is in RR does have the compensator, but if I recall correctly, its hard coded as one or the other, which should be a setting to allow for correct usage. And from my research on the feature, I couldn't find a easy way to check if win is using std or dst.

              Needs to be fixed though...
              That's going to be hard. You are probably aware that the original code was written by Skippy76, who I think no longer frequents the forums. When I last approached him ( probably this time last year ! ) he said it was such a long time ago he doubts he could find the code again.

              BlueZX3 What effect would the Gamma offset have on the skin switch if this was designed to phase the gamma over the offset time ?? You couldn't have a skin switch over a 60min offset time could you. LOL
              Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
              Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
              Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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              • #8
                I am not a programmer but it should not be to hard to do.
                We have he weather channel's sunset and sunrise times.From there it should not be to hard with the EVAL function in RR.

                If windowsTime=SunsetTime Then
                Switch skin else
                end if

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MGD View Post
                  I am not a programmer but it should not be to hard to do.
                  We have he weather channel's sunset and sunrise times.From there it should not be to hard with the EVAL function in RR.

                  If windowsTime=SunsetTime Then
                  Switch skin else
                  end if
                  I've noticed that my weather skin functions differently now to how it used to do. I do not have a permanent internet connection in my car, but the page retains the weather data for the five days until it is updated. Before, when the weather skin was selected without an internet connection the data was lost. This could be a plus factor in collecting sunrise/sunset data, as you suggest, because it must now be stored somewhere on the HDD.

                  Could anyone crack this thing ? ...............looks like it's not just a UK problem as I first thought, but a US one too.
                  Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                  Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                  Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                  • #10
                    All the code is already in rr, it just needs to be tweeked a little...Y re-invent the wheel?
                    RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

                    Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
                    Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

                    DFX 5.1.1 Skin
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                    RRMedia
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                    "There are no bugs - only undocumented features."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
                      All the code is already in rr, it just needs to be tweeked a little...Y re-invent the wheel?
                      Point taken, but each time this feature is discussed it appears that very little is known about the piece of code that makes it work, and even where it resides in RR. There are also no comprehensive notes to fall back on when re-visiting this.
                      Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                      Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                      Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                      • #12
                        Unfortunitly, I know where the code exists at, as that is how I know that it needs to be fixed...just dont have the time, not that it would take a long time...

                        Trying to finish up on my plugin....
                        RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

                        Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
                        Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

                        DFX 5.1.1 Skin
                        Appstore Link

                        My RideRunner Plugins
                        RRMedia
                        RRExtended
                        DFXVoice

                        "There are no bugs - only undocumented features."

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                        • #13
                          please do!!!!.
                          BASSRR ==> [Audio Player/MusicDB/Cd Player/Ripper/Rate/Internet Radio/Audio Capture/Youtube Video]
                          RRTube ==> [View/Download Youtube Videos]
                          WifiMan ==> [Wifi Manager]
                          RRec ==> [Audio Capture]

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
                            Unfortunitly, I know where the code exists at, as that is how I know that it needs to be fixed...just dont have the time, not that it would take a long time...

                            Trying to finish up on my plugin....
                            How about if I ask you real nicely ?? It's been so long since this has needed fixing.
                            Or are you open to bribery :-)
                            What plugin ?? ( forget I said that......I just checked the plugins section :foot in mouth: )
                            Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                            Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                            Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                            • #15
                              "what plugin??"

                              Just 4 that you will be disabled to using it....LOL
                              RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

                              Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
                              Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

                              DFX 5.1.1 Skin
                              Appstore Link

                              My RideRunner Plugins
                              RRMedia
                              RRExtended
                              DFXVoice

                              "There are no bugs - only undocumented features."

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