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  1. Our drivers work on all kodi versions 12 upwards
  2. Our kodi full video addons mini app 'may' work with exodus. As an unofficial addon which endorses privacy we can not legally test this nor 'confirm' that it 'may' or may not work.
  3. Chowmain (Owned in partnership by myself and a few others) outsources it's sales support and technical support to Houselogix (who is owned by SnapAV). This means we can spend more of our time doing what we do best which is developing cool new drivers that everyone can enjoy. Houselogix operates an online webstore which requires registration from authorised Control4 dealers. Once a dealer has an account they can make driver purchases 24x7 and licencing is processed automatically via their licencing server once payment has been made. Licencing can be managed by dealers themselves as well (eg if you upgrade or RMA your controller they can remove the licence from your old controller so you can reuse it on your new one). As @Cyknight mentioned it is quick (as its automated).
  4. As Mitch mentions manufacturers need to add on a Control4 specific cluster to make their Zigbee stack work with Control4. In regards to Z-Wave i just received word that Control4 currently has no plans to open Z-wave integration to 3rd party developers such as ourselves. As such we're a bit out of luck on this one guys unless we go through a 3rd party zigbee or zwave gateway (that or get the manufacturer to implement the C4 cluster on their Zigbee stack)
  5. Yep sorry you'll need to stick with infra-red control. Here is their product support page with all downloads.
  6. That is correct our driver is one way only. It does not provide any feedback. Usually when you're upto this stage you just write the driver for whatever you want to integrate.
  7. The BDP-83 does not have IP control. Some variants of the BDP-83 do have RS232 control though.
  8. Control4's zigbee stack has additional clusters which are non standard. You cannot just utilise any normal zigbee products with Control4 without modifying the device's zigbee firmware.
  9. Our Shabbat driver inputs your latitude, longitude and country code into the hebcal webservice. this returns when candle lighting and havdalah occurs exactly for that period (it shifts at different times of the year eg over here it's after 8). it does the same for Jewish holidays that have similar requirements.
  10. It doesn't connect to our Plex Full driver. It is independant and offered free of charge by Control4. It can be used with pretty much any UPnP Music server on your network. I use it myself as i don't see the point in adding in additional hardware for music when Control4 can do music just fine.
  11. Hi guys, Due to demand we have updated our FREE Telstra TV mini drivers for all you Aussie Control4 users. Full supported list of mini drivers. 7Tennis 9Now ABC iView AFL Bigpond Movies FOX SPORTS NOW Foxtel Play NBL TV Netball Live NRL PLUS7 SBS On Demand Stan Tenplay Note as free drivers these come as is and without any support.
  12. Hi guys, Heres a freebie from us for the Aussie Control4 users. Telstra TV is a simple way to watch your TV on demand by utilising all the biggest Australian streaming services including all 5 catch up TV services. Telstra TV is powered by Roku and as such can be utilised with the official Control4 Roku driver. We have created some FREE mini drivers that are used in conjunction with the OS 2.8.1 Control4 Roku driver. It provides an icon and direct selection of the service/channel from the Watch page on any Control4 user interface. We have provided mini drivers for tenplay Stan SBS On Demand Presto Plus7 ABC iView 9Jumpin Bigpond Movies Read more...
  13. Here is the EA5 CPU model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU CE5335 @ 1.60GHz Also for reference here is an EA1 (which you didn't ask for but hey why not) model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU CE5310 @ 1.20GHz
  14. Please submit a ticket to our helpdesk for support. Note though that our Plex full driver does not have WOL as there is no method to shutdown using the official plex api (PHT driver uses the JSON-RPC Kodi API which is not official). As an alternative Control4 can also handle Plex's music library directly through its UPnP driver (this is how i do it at my place). This means that you don't need to addyour HTPC to your rack.
  15. You can utilise the new tv's using the old drivers but note that SDDP will not work.
  16. Hi guys, Our sister company is a Sony distributor. They asked me to see if i could get the new FY15 TV's to run Kodi and our Lite and Full drivers. The TV's run Kodi exceptionally well to my surprise. After a bit of tinkering i managed to modify the drivers to add a Kodi input to the connections tab which in turn you can bind our Kodi Lite or Kodi Full driver to. I have made the modifications to all 79 of the Sony FY15 drivers in the online database and have uploaded it to our website for free. The Sony drivers will now launch Kodi upon input selection. This is quite exciting as we now have a built in solution for media playback. Kodi Lite Download Kodi Full Download
  17. If you need help utilise your TFM. Their job is to hold your hand for the first few jobs until you get the hang of things.
  18. We set that variable to true when we see candle lighting and set it to false when we see havdalah.
  19. Chowmain - Hebcal Jewish Calendar driver for Control4 Many Jewish people who strictly observe Shabbat refrain from what turning electricity on or off during this period. They may also refrain from making adjustments to the intensity of electrical appliances. The Chowmain Hebcal driver for Control4 imports data from This driver helps by automating detection of Jewish holidays and your standard Shabbat (observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night). By firing these events it assists with notification of Candle lighting (18 minutes before sundown) and Havdalah (after the appearance of three stars in the sky) along with the automation of electronic devices during this period. Features Automatic detection the Control4 projects latitude, longitude and timezone information for automatic information gathering. Automatic daily update of information from Automatic update of information from when the system boots up. Variables for IS_HOLIDAY – Is there a holiday today (checks once at midnight every night) HOLIDAY_NAME – The title of the holiday today HOLIDAY_MEMO – The description of the holiday today IS_SHABBAT – Will fire when candle lighting starts and finish when Havdalah starts (including holidays not just Friday/Saturday). Events for Candle Lighting (property to execute event x minutes prior) Havdalah (property to execute event x minutes prior) Holiday Start – Fires at midnight of the day when there is a holiday Holiday Finish – Fires at midnight the day after the holiday finishes. FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?? Automate the electronics in the home so that no touch is required during special Jewish holidays and Shabbat. Combine with our Advanced Announcments driver for Control4 to announce what holiday it is through the speakers. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  20. There is a variable for the holiday name. Having said that from my research the Yom Tov's will execute the Candle Lighting and Havdalah events as well will in turn will change the IS_SHABBAT variable to true.
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  22. Yeah Plex is one of our more popular drivers and rightly so. Not only does it do movies really well but can also do TV shows, photos, music, etc. We have a sale on our Plex driver on at the moment which goes for another day (25% off).
  23. If you want the best then nothing will beat a HTPC. Install plex's latest and greatest Plex Media Player software on a i3/i5/i7 HPTC and you won't need to transcode. My recommendation is an Intel NUC.