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Best Answer nxenos83 , 11 February 2017 - 05:20 PM

Did you get the lights + brigde? What do you think? :)

 

Not sure if you are still interested, but I have something working:

 

https://emby.media/c...ling-hue-light/

 

When video items start or un-pause, lights turn off. When video pauses or stops, lights are returned to their original state. Only options that are currently configurable is the transition time on the lights.

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#1 julianb OFFLINE  

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

Hi guys! Just bought some philips hue lights (still waiting for them to arrive), and then I got this thing in my head: 
 
What if MB3 could controll these lights and make them change color based on the backdrops (picks 2-4 points in the picture to reproduce that color, like the philips app does)
 
Automatically dims the lights off when a movie start, and turn them back on when the movie is finished. (when externalplayer closes / when MBT stops playing). 
 
This would be super cool, and would fit MB3 very good! There is also alot more we could do with this, with pre defined scenes etc..
 
What do you guys think? :)

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

This would be a great idea, like an ambilight type thing. Change colors based on the screen. XBMC has an add-on just for this. https://github.com/c...c.hue.ambilight



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

Sounds cool shame I haven't got any to work with :/

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

Snazy likes building these kinds of things. if someone can donate the hardware to him, you might get lucky.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:59 AM

I can't donate a full set, what if Snazy set up a paypal account with a donate button for this?
People interested could fill this up to get what they want (me included :)

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:01 AM

Wow just looked at cost there not cheap !

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

It may be possible to do the dim and brighten but don't think will be possible to get RGB colours from.the video like xbm c does :/

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:55 AM

Am I going crazy, I now notice the donate button in your sig, has it always been there and did I miss it or did you add it just now?

 

Anyway, beeing able to dim/brighten lights will be cool to start with. Did you find this: http://developers.meethue.com/ ?

 

I might be able to help you out with communicating to the hue bridge, I've programmed an Arduino to do some things with my hue, it detects, connects automaticly and reads the lights all by itself (the only user intervention is to press the button on the bridge to give out an API key) all other functions would be specific to this use case but not really rocket science.

 

Edit: just donated £ 9,- couldn't add a remark, you'll recognize my name :) if 19 more donate Snazy can buy a hue!


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:22 AM

Yea thank you danee really appreciate the support! I have been looking at there api yes :)

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

I just donated you a fiver. Don't have a Philips Hue system, but it intrigues me and I may get one at some point...


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

Thanks :)

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

same here... i've been on the fence to add Hue lighting to my Smartthings Home system.... 

 

and from my persepctive you are a huge part of the mb3 dev team already... so donation is inbound! (hopefully thats enough for a pint or two, cheers!)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:47 AM

I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more response, maybe it's because of the holidays... bump^ :)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

Hi,

 

While you are looking at home automation. I will throw in a vote for Vera. They support all manner of devices (Hue lighting included) and have a plugin architecture. They have a bunch of media plugins, av receivers, XMBC and the like. http://apps.mios.com/

 

Sadly no MB3 plugin :(



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

Here is another that ties all your home automation stuff together also. http://www.smartthings.com/


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

LOVE my smartthings stuff so far..I have great flexibility and they have active devs always adding new features or connecting to my other components

And no its not a commercial just love the stuff ive gotten so far and always look to expand it all...for our house hue lights and dropcams are next up

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:08 AM

Wish all this tech was in.UK :/

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:06 AM

Thank you for the respond! I'm not sure how much you looked in to it, but it should atleast be possible to dim the lights from 0 to 100% depending of what you are doing. 
 
If we could get an simple Philips Hue app in Emby it would be great. 
 
What I have in mind is that you can set some pre definition scenes to different tasks. 
 
Definition:
IF internalplayer starts -> dim light to 20%
IF externalplayer "mpc-hc.exe" starts -> dim light to 0%
when internalplayer stops -> set light to 80%
when externalplayer "name.exe" -> set light to 40%
 
Philips hue have now some cheaper bulbs (LUX) (one color, only dimmable). So this could make the Home Theater experience alot more complete and cheap. 
 
BTW, this post is old, and is now in the wrong catagory, if this could be moved to "Plug-ins and Themes" it would be great :)

Edited by julianb, 07 April 2015 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 09:21 PM

Anything come of this? I would definitely be willing to donate if development was being worked on.

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:53 AM

Anything come of this? I would definitely be willing to donate if development was being worked on.

I don't know, but there is a Vera plugin now, and Vera is compatible with Hue, but I don't own Vera so I can't comment on how it works. 







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