Originally Posted by snickers1
Well i finally had some time to play with irule some more
first let just say this i have been exploring home automation software for some time proabably ever since i started my theater build over two years ago.
1 a triel version of homeseer = was not for me to much of learning curve i think
2. considered having a dealer install control 4 in the basement / theater and just call it day and be done with it. Being a true diy'er this could have been a hard pill to swallow.
3. cinermar, This i actually like very much and was/is the solution i was going to use (more on that part later) this one also has pretty big learning curve (at least for me anyway )
4. Irule , i play around with the trial version and it was more my speeed with programing and figuring it out. My biggest issue was getting movie cover art into irule
after searching and looking for a way to do it with xvmc and yes i know it can be done and yes i know it can be done with jriver.... just stick with me here for second and you will see both these options would not work for me.
my current equipment .... onkyo reciever, outlaw 7125 amp , blu-ray player and a ***DUNE player*** there is the show stoper for xbmc and jriver ....both of which do not support external players like a Dune player. so now what !!!
and trust me i searched and searched and yes another member chimed in and said i could use my mymovies and create a dynamic webpage ...again more programing that is beyond me.
so what did i do ..... well if you have stuck with me thus far you realize i own to autmation programs irule and cinemar .... instead i excepting the fact i can only use one, why not use both and why not solve my cover art issue.
so here we go cinermar has a dune driver so with dvd lobby i can browse my moves and tv shows , i can lunch them from cinermar and they play through my dune.
i also use the plex driver in cinemar to looks at movies stored on my qnap nas and will updates the library every night so everything stays up to date.
next cinemar has neat app called mainlobby designer which basically creates webpages that uses web browser on your ipad or even web browser on your pc or mac ....
irule will let you diplay a webpage !!!!!
so i created a custom page through cinermar and then pulled it into irule and it works perfectly !!!!
did i go to the extreme to get what i wanted yes do i recommmed this approach i dunno if your as picky as me and cover art is important to you like it is to me then maybe it is not such a bad route to take
here is some screen shots of what i got so far
my irule welcome page for the theater/bar and entertainment area
this the movie page which intern has has entrance's the turn everything on
at the bottom there is drawer page so all i do swipe at the bottom of the page and it take me to the dvd cover art
i can also filter my movies and tv shows and at the top the page i just hit play and bam the movie starts
with tv series i can even choose which episode