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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2009, 07:50:48 PM »

At the moment no!
But I'll add the option in a future release!
Originaly I had it pop up but I disabled it as most users only have one video capture source.
Some times I fail to see the bigger picture ::) :'  :-[
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2009, 08:46:35 PM »

Originaly I had it pop up but I disabled it as most users only have one video capture source.

Well I hope it's not the VA11A!

"Resume View" will make Select Video Source pop up, Tuicemen, at least it does for me.

Oh how I wish I could get my TVtuner to work with this... :'(  ...the picture and recording is sooooo much better than with the VA11A.

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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2009, 01:32:14 PM »

Oh how I wish I could get my TVtuner to work with this... :'(  ...the picture and recording is sooooo much better than with the VA11A.
I always try to accommodate ;) :D ;D  ::) :'
How ever Microsoft seems to add USB video devices at random (usually first come first added but not always ::)  or so I'm told)
So if your tvtuner is the first device added, it should be picked up automatically and that is the view you should see! (again not always, many reasons)
Now as a first step I've added a button to switch USB capture devices (pops up the Select Video Source, turns off the display until device is selected then turns on the display using video source selected )
This works in my tests with other USB video sources ::) :'
Of coarse this only will work if the selected device isn't in use by some other program  ::) :'
I hope this will solve your issue If not I'll have to look at adding some other code to find and load your tuner :-[ and since I don't have your turner card it may prove to be a major undertaking! :'(
I hope to have a update with the Button add posted on the server later today!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2009, 04:17:14 PM »

Ok, Version 3.0.0.5 is now on the server!
First thing you'll notice is the Icon changes in the floorPlan view the light graphic will only show if the device name ends with light or lamp!
If not a default graphic loads these can be changes but not renamed or deleted (found in the FloorPlan folder)
I plan to have Companion load images based on the last part of the device name eg cam or camera will display a cam ON/OFF, light or light displays the lightbulb ON/OFF.... un recognized will display the default images! I'm open to suggestions here and if you have a graphic you'd like in the program e-mail the image/s to me
Added a button to switch USB video capture devices (some have more then one they wish to use)
Fixed so the info text appears when you click on a device
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2009, 10:13:16 PM »

Ok, Version 3.0.0.5 is now on the server!Added a button to switch USB video capture devices (some have more then one they wish to use)

Tuicemen, I tried it but no go with changing the video source. I can change the Video Device, but under "Select a Video Source" it keeps reverting back to S-Video after I have changed it to either Composite or Video Tuner>Apply>OK. I think this may be the problem.
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2009, 08:30:12 AM »

S-Video, Composite and Video Tuner are controls of your tuner card! the select video source screen that pops up is  a Windows video adaptor screen Companion has no control over it! :(
Since I don't have your card  :' I'm guessing here! Try starting up your ATI software first and set it's setting to composite or turner then start Companion!
Since it is defalting to S-Video I'm wondering if that is the defalt setting of the card? ??? Is there a way to set its default start up input?
The old ATI AIW card I had you had to change the input from the ATI software once you shut it down it stayed in that mode!
Sorry I'm tapped for suggestions right now! :-[
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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2009, 05:48:48 PM »

*****Update: ver 3.0.0.8 Just Released!*****
Unfortunately big adds are now going to require a donation to activate! :(  >*<
I'd like to incorporated new hardware but I don't need this to become a money pit! :'(
New features:
  • The big add for this is Temperature Triggered X10 ON/Off events 4 in total!
  • Added all units off and all lights on for floorplan
  • Add so plural lights and lamps display the light graphic
  • Add  double clicking on face it will show PC Companion option page
  • Able to check for temperature at 2,4,6, or 8 hour intervals (user must set location)
    Displays this in floor plan viewer (weather button) and weather trigger page
  • Fixed asking to save in status(floorplan mode)when using lock buttons if nothing was changed
  • Fixed count error in floorplan mode
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2009, 04:32:52 PM »

Just installed Windows 7 to give Companion a go on it!
Other then some small hickups like resetting permissions to edit the XML setting file, it runs fine!
I should have another small update out today then I'll play a little more with it on win 7! should make it even more compatible with Vista! >!
OH heres  7 in Companion on Win 7 (perfect match)  rofl
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2009, 04:34:16 PM »

Just A quick note for those updating to 3.0.1.1
I've added the option to size your device icons in preperation for thouse that wish to test run on a small touch screen!
If you start the FloorPlan and it appears you have lost all settings (you haven't) go into options and set your device graphic size!
New Features:
  • Added option for FloorPlan view to load at startup
  • Added CD drive selection to startup options
  • Added option to change Device Graphic size displayed in FloorPlan
  • Added option to Hide Cam Viewer and Phone Log buttons in FloorPlan (not every one can use these)
  • Added all Units Off Button to FloorPlan
  • Added all Lights on Button to FloorPlan
  • Added ability to hide FloorPlan view from Companion interface
  • FloorPlan now doesn't show in task bar when minimized
  • Fixed some minnor display issues 

The new all lights on and all Devices Off buttons location may change based on user input
I thought they were best off on their own! ::) :'
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2009, 05:30:04 PM »

I've just released another update which fixes many Windows 7 issues!
Not sure if these were noticeable in Vista or not (no feed Back)! ::) :'
The Voice recognition is great in 7 so I added text to some Buttons as that's how 7 sees and activates them!
About the only fix noticeable to every one else is the display text when you click the save button.
The only add noticeable is the "FPlanBnClick.wav" I added to the sound folder windows 7 renamed a lot of the system sounds so I suspect Vista did too! ::) :'
This will allow you to change that sound by renaming another one for now. (I'll add a File Selection option for it latter)
The Down load location is still the same !
PC Companion

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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2009, 08:16:07 PM »

I think you've got it! I really think BVC and PC Companion (and maybe also AlertDialer)... are going to turn Home Automation on it head! You and Bill have created the MUST HAVE combo of Home Automation software. Everything that everyone has wanted to do with a Home Automation setup... you two have included in your combined software(s).

I am excited about all the new stuff I am going to be able to do/HAVE. But at the same time I also wonder.. if this will also mean.. a new fan Site.. and more Videos to my YouTube Channel

Oh well. Thanks Tuice!.... its all good!



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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2009, 12:01:19 PM »

Thanks for the Complements Dave!   >!
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Everything that everyone has wanted to do with a Home Automation setup... you two have included in your combined software(s).
Well not quit but we are working on it as we improve what we've already done! ;)
As I play with Windows 7 I've found some issues with BVC and PC Companion (of which I've e-mailed Bill about) all of which are very minor! ;)
I've been working hard at making Companion work smooth with BVC!
The FloorPlan View mode seems to mesh the two nicely!  ;)
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2009, 09:57:31 PM »

I've been working hard at making Companion work smooth with BVC!

So where is the download link for the PC Companion manual?
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2009, 10:10:05 PM »

So where is the download link for the PC Companion manual?
I'm about as quick as Bill at getting a manual put together!  :-[
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2009, 10:27:56 PM »

I agree ... a manual is much needed for both PC Companion and BVC.  A lot of the functions and setups are just not intuitive.  I seem to spend a lot of time through trial and error until I'm frustrated and then I finally give up.  I would like to contribute a donation ... but I'm just not able to use a lot of the functions because of the lack of a user manual.  My bad!!!!! :-[
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