o1konobi wrote:Being able to see the Roku display on the widget would compliment the keyboard control (especially when you can't see the soundbridge from the computer).
Great widget nonetheless!
mashjones wrote:Paul, the widget looks outstanding. I like the art...but because I am dialup i have to be on to look at the art. Is it possible to have it download to a folder and use the one in the folder if present.
PaulH wrote:I developed this widget on Windows, but it â€œshouldâ€ work with Mac OS X. If a Mac user or two would like to give it a try and let me know if it works as expected, Iâ€™d really appreciate it!
lemketron wrote:The Soundbridge widget wasn't even recognized until I changed the extension to ".wdgt". After that, I double-clicked on it, and got an error dialog saying "The file 'SoundBridge Remote.wdgt' is not a valid widget and you cannot install it."
PaulH wrote:It sounds like you are trying to use this widget with Dashboard, as Dashboard uses the .wdgt extension. Note that this is a Yahoo! Widget Engine widget. Dashboard and Yahoo! widgets are not interchangeable.
Having said that, there are some differences in the packaging between Mac and Windows that I have not yet personally tested. There is a new Yahoo! Widgets developer's tool to help with the packaging process that I will be using with the next release of my widget. (Release date TBD.)
lemketron wrote:OK, even after installing the Mac version of Yahoo Widgets, there still seems to be something wrong. The Soundbridge widget asked me for the IP address of the Soundbridge, and I entered the IP address but it keeps popping up the dialog asking me for it again. I confirmed the address is correct, by copy/pasting it into a browser which worked just fine.
I've seen this problem reported by some other users. Make sure that you have the latest SoundBridge software, currently version 2.5.171. This was released just a few weeks ago. Of course you'll need to find that Roku remote control to do the update. Software and upgrade info is available at the Roku home page http://www.rokulabs.com/BTW, I don't know if you have access to Rendezvous (ZeroConf) service discovery from inside the widget code, but if you did, you would be able to simply display a popup of available Soundbridge units on my network.
PaulH wrote:Thanks for the tip. Windows has something similar called Universal Plug 'n' Play (UPnP). Working with it is like having a barrel of bricks fall on your head. But conceptually, a device discovery service would help make setup a little more user-friendly.BTW, I don't know if you have access to Rendezvous (ZeroConf) service discovery from inside the widget code, but if you did, you would be able to simply display a popup of available Soundbridge units on my network.