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  • HD radio - skinning Q's

    In my shock skin for RR, I have implemented a static bottom bar for controlling media. Basically it allows you to + - volume, change track, etc from any screen. This is nice because if I want say full screen GPS I still have the bar to advance to the next mp3 or change to the next radio station.

    My problem so far is that only radio_player.skin has control of my visteon HD unit. Prior to running the HD unit I was using a HQCT radio and if I went to the radio player skin, then navigated away from it to another non-media skin, buttons like NEXT & PREV would still advance to the next station.

    As of now, I can fire up the HD with the radio menu but I go to any other menu (for example GPS or skin_browser) my bottom bar buttons do nothing to control the HD unit (which is playing) If I return to the radio_player.skin the bottom bar works again.

    In any event I believe this to be in the RR code since my HQCT was able to be controlled from any menu with a NEXT or PREV button.

    Any other skinners out experience this or come up with a work around?
    Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

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  • #2
    I used variables to dictate the functionality of the buttons that is common to all the skins using the "AUDIO" and "RADIO" buttons to assign the appropriate variable.

    A small excerpt from my skin, but you'll get the idea.
    Code:
    "MMIAUDIO","SETVAR;medstat;0||AUDIO"
    "MMIRADIO","SETVAR;medstat;1||RADIO"
    
    B02,178,550,89,50,"BYVAR;medstat;PREV2<<PREVPRESET",
    B04,356,550,88,50,"BYVAR;medstat;NEXT<<NEXTPRESET",
    B07,622,550,89,50,"BYVAR;medstat;SHUFFLE<<TUNE",""
    B08,711,550,89,50,"BYVAR;medstat;REPEAT<<SCAN",""
    Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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    • #3
      the next/prev are supposed to work the same for HD as for any other radio... maybe you want to try a different skin for testing... but the code looks right...
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      • #4
        Maybe it is my skin because back when I had the HQCT shock skin was at version 3, lot of DEVEL since then.

        I am going to download/install your skin Sal and see how it interacts with the carPC and visteon.

        Thanks for the help guys, I'll let you know how it goes.
        Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

        AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

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        • #5
          I did a test skin today using the "PREV" and "NEXT" command and it selected my radio stations.

          Granted, the commands only worked on skins that were already loaded (the whole lost comms thing), but I was able to control my HD radio from skins other than radio_player.skin.
          Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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          • #6
            Figured it out, I got my presets working now and the NEXT and PREV cycle the presets from any menu.

            Thanks for the tips as always Sal.
            Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

            AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

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