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    Dual Instance, one winamp, cross-control

    I have been working on a dual screen interface. So far I have been using one instance of RR with a skin that is 800x1200 (600x2). The problem with this is that I would have to create a ton of .skin files to do every combination of top half and bottom half.

    What I want to do is have all control and most skins on the bottom touch-screen only. The top S-Vid screen will always show one of the following skins and have no touch-input: Album Art & Song info, Full screen vis, Full screen video, Full screen Nav map, or Full screen Google Earth.

    QUESTION:
    Is it possible to run 2 instances of RR and have them communicate with eachother?

    I would one run instance on the top with the 5 screens, and one instance on the bottom with the normal UI. The bottom would have buttons that would switch between the 5 skins possible top skins. The top would have to show song-info for the song the bottom one is playing. The top would have to embed the Vis and Video windows that the bottom one is playing. Is this possible?

    The only other option for me is to make 5x as many .skin files as normal. Then if I ever want to add a 6th screen to the top, I have to add it for every possible bottom screen. Not ideal.

    Has anyone ever played with running multiple RR instances before?
    -InfinitiPC

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    No, but I really think that what your are looking for could easly be done with two ext plugins, one for each RR that would in short, talk to each other and help control their host RR App..

    From my work with the plugin interface, would be fairly easly. Would just need create cmds that would load which ever scrn(s) for the top depending on what the bottom rr was doing...

    This actually would be something that I really think I'd like to attempt to tackle...like I don't have enough project now...
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    Haha. Well put it on a to-do list Blue, but make sure RRMedia is 100% first!

    Thanks for your interest. It would be a nice plugin. It could allow other progs (like AutoIt) to change screens as well. I'm kinda surprised this can't be done already with RR sending/receiving windows messages though, but maybe I'm just spoiled by Meedio.
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    1...2...3...heave...theres another helping on the overflowing project plate now...
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    Any interest in this still...???

    I tinkered around with how do this and actually got it working between two RR's running. Its just not as solid as i'd like it to be at the moment...
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    I think it's a cool idea.
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    Yes, I am still interested for my dual-monitor setup. Keep me posted Blue.
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    I am as well. I would love if the digitalfx skin could handle dual displays.
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    FYI... I will be posting a new thread for the simple PI tonight...

    Look for "DualRRServ"
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    See this thread DualRRServ Here
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