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rlo62
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News or Weather for Dummies

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:30 pm

Is there any simple way for a NON-PROGRAMMER to get the Soundbridge M1000 to scroll news or weather? All I can find so far are references to PERL and other such programs I know nothing about.

Thanks,

Rob
 
obvioustroll

Short answer?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:04 pm

Wait for someone to write a program that does it. :wink:

The Roku doesn't have any kind of ability to do collect and display data like that. What would have to happen is that someone would have to write a program for a computer that would connect to the Roku and send pictures to its display.
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:38 am

My application does all this....
M2000, M1000 & R1000 on iTunes and XP SP2
Integrate your Soundbridge with Windows
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:36 pm

(hint: see his sig...)
Then as it was, then again it will be
An' though the course may change sometimes,
rivers always reach the sea

M1000x2,M2000,Twonky 4.3.3 RC1 beta on LinkStation HGLAN400gig,Buffalo whr-g54s on DD-WRTfirmware-luv'in it!
 
RokuNashville

Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:03 am

mcfh wrote:
My application does all this....


Went to your site. Not much info. on what your program can do.
Brit
 
mpoly
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Re: News or Weather for Dummies

Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:50 am

rlo62 wrote:
Is there any simple way for a NON-PROGRAMMER to get the Soundbridge M1000 to scroll news or weather? All I can find so far are references to PERL and other such programs I know nothing about.


It is simple to run a perl script, you don't need to be a programmer. For windows there are three simple steps (as I posted on another topic in this forum)

1) Install perl from Activestate:

http://www.activestate.com/store/produc ... d58c2648ca

(Click on "Free download")

2) Install any modules needed using the ppm utility that comes with perl (the program you are trying to run will tell you what modules you need, either in the documentation, or in the error messages when it crashes :-) )

3) run the program using "perl programname".

There might be some additional setup, depending on the program, but really no programming skills are required....

Cheers,

Michael
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:03 am

I tried downloading from http://www.tagsoft.co.uk but the app needs an XML parser from microsoft. The installer specified a link to download from microsoft but the link is invalid.
Could you please post the latest link?
 
smrtcar
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remote becomes disabled

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:24 pm

When I run the application, the RSS and Weather feeds come across nicely but my remote can no longer start the SB. It's like the feeds are not allowing the remote to get a signal to the "ON" switch. Is there anything I have done wrong or can do to change that behaviour. I am using the Yahoo weather feed.

As a suggestion to the program, I'd like to be able to have the feed scroll through at a timed interval of my choosing whilst the SB is idle. I like the clock to show but the weather coming through every once is while would be nice.

Thanks!
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:38 pm

I use t4roku.pl from Tools4Roku this works nicely for me.

The author also provides excellent install instructions.
SB M1000, M2000 x 2
NSLU2 Unslung 6.8, Firefly 1696, FirePlay 0.85, FF-Stats 1.28
 
zarzash
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Fri May 09, 2008 8:17 am

Does the Tools4Roku installation ran on the Soundbridge itself or the
PC. I do not see this clearly from the instructions.

Cheers,
A.
 
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Fri May 09, 2008 11:43 am

zarzash wrote:
Does the Tools4Roku installation ran on the Soundbridge itself or the
PC. I do not see this clearly from the instructions.

Cheers,
A.
It runs on any Unix/PC/mac/NAS that supports perl
SB M1000, M2000 x 2
NSLU2 Unslung 6.8, Firefly 1696, FirePlay 0.85, FF-Stats 1.28

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