EDIT: LCD Master had been updated to version 0.93. Please see this post.
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LCD Master is an LCD/VFD Screen Manager and Menu system. It is a project I have been working on and off again for the last couple of years. I started working on it for my DIGN 3e case and really added to it when I built my ATech case. It runs under Girder V3.3.1B or >. I am distributing it for free for personal use. It is a rather complex Girder program and will require at least a little Girder savvy to get it running the way you want it. A fairly detailed manual is included (the beginning of which is posted below).
The download link is here http://www.girder.nl/downloadn.php?Link=552
NOTE: RTM after installing (its in the Girder directory) BEFORE asking any questions. You must have the most recent version of Girder installed. The installation includes the basic plugins you will need.
Have fun and post any comments or suggestion in this thread or on the forum at www.girder.nl.
LCD Master is a Girder program for use on a Home Theater PC (HTPC). It displays information from a wide variety of programs and sources. It also provides a menu system to allow control of the HTPC from the LCD Display.
LCD Master is an advanced screen management system to integrate display of media player data, system monitor data, weather, Caller ID etc. A highly configurable screen based interface gives the user extensive control over the limited real estate of the LCD. Any number of screens can be created and are displayed by setting screen priority levels and cycling times. For example, weather data and system status screens are assigned a low priority. These screens are cycled with each other using user specified cycling times. If Zoom Player is started, its screens take over because they have a higher priority level. Suppose Caller ID data arrives ? this screen has a priority and overwrites the Zoom Player screen. The Caller ID screen expires after a short period and the Zoom Player screen again is displayed. This is all controlled by LCD Master. Existing screens are automatically updated in the background even when they are not being displayed. Display of system and program data is entirely event driven and very configurable. LCD Master includes screens for several common multimedia applications. Users can add any number of new programs.
LCD Master also includes a menu system to control the HTPC using any input device (similar in concept the Audiotron). This allows using the HTPC for audio playback without turning on the computer monitor. The included menus provide powerful control over the HTPC. Volume levels for any audio device can be changed on the LCD screen. The system power state can be changed. Player controls for Media Center 9, Zoom Player, and Theater Tek allow for LCD control of these applications. A list of DVD ISO?s is displayed on the LCD and the user can select a single ISO which is automatically mounted and played with the default DVD player.
LCD Master consists of 2 components ? the core routines which provide a rich set of functions to create screens and menus, and a set of pre-designed screens to interface with Zoom Player, Theater Tek, Media Center 9, Weather, CallerID, Windows Instrumentation, RSS (news) feeds, WinAmp and CoolMon. Adding other programs requires a moderate understanding of Girder and LUA.