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  1. Hi guys, I know a lot of you already utilise my Kodi Full driver for Control4 but there are a lot of new members on here now looking for media player solutions. Our Kodi Full driver for Control4 is one of our most popular drivers which integrates the Kodi media player with almost every feature. It does so much but today i wanted to focus on the TV show integration as that is one thing that Control4 has been lacking for a long time. Our Kodi Full driver will allow you to browse all the TV shows in your Kodi library. Upon selection of the TV Show it will then bring up all seasons. You can then find out more information about the show by selecting the View Info button or you can select a Season by clicking on the Season. It will then bring up all episodes in that season. If you have watched the episode it will have a tick next to the episode. When you select an episode you can play the episode, view information about the episode or if you are half way through watching you can resume the episode. On top of browsing all tv shows you can also browse by genre, recently added episodes or recently played episodes (my favourite option). Lastly you can search by TV Show Title, Actor, Studio or Genre. For more information about our Kodi Full driver check out the link below. http://www.chowmain.co.nz/kodi-xbmc-full-driver-for-control4
  2. Hello, I am trying to design and setup at home a C4 system with the following 2 requirements: From the navigator, possibility to search and play any media (Music, Videos, Photos) stored on a NAS and on a dropbox account Having my dropbox synchronized with the NAS, and the Control4 navigator. The objective is to be able to easily take some videos for instance from my iPhone, upload them on my dropbox, and be able to watch them straight on my TV using control4. I also want to be able to edit the titles (and ideally some metadata) easily, in order to facilitate the search from the C4 navigator. I have setup my NAS (Synology) and use a package to synchronized with Dropbox, which works great. I have used Plex in different ways (Package on my NAS, Plex on Roku, Plex on a PC) but always experienced issues with transcoding, which sometimes stopped the videos in the middle, or just totally prevent them from starting. I have also used Kodi, and found it much better in reading my medias: so far, it has always started playing my medias right away without any delay. The problem with Kodi I have is that the driver made by Chowmain does not allow to make a search from the Navigator (only search for the Movies, but not for the Files). I have also purchased a Dune D1 media player but have been quiet disapointed with the GUI and also the driver. However, I have not spent so much time on it yet... If anyone could comment on what I am trying to achieve: is it a common requirements, is it something nobody has ever done, etc...? Best!
  3. Hi guys, A few of you have been talking about using Amazon Fire TV with Kodi. After the success of Plex on the Amazon Fire TV we talked with Houselogix about modifications to their Amazon Fire TV driver to allow for Kodi launching. Well i am proud to announce that today HouseLogix has released their updated Fire TV driver that supports Kodi launching. https://www.houselogix.com/shop/amazon-firetv-control4-driver-license This should help you guys who have been held back by the difficulties of building your own HTPC's. Amazon Fire TV works extremely well with Kodi and is a nice off the shelf solution. Note that Kodi needs to be side loaded onto the FIre TV (includes the new 4K fire TV). Now you can easily browse TV shows, Movies, Photos, Music, YouTube, VEVO, TV/Radio PVR and other audio/video addon services straight from your Control4 user interface. Please follow the steps below on how to do install Kodi on the Fire TV. http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-kodi-on-amazon-fire-tv/ Please see link below for our Kodi Full product page on Houselogix https://www.houselogix.com/shop/kodi-entertainment-center-full-xbmc FAQ Why can't i use the official Control4 driver? Unfortunately as of Fire TV OS 5.0 onwards only a single ADB connection can be made to the Fire TV. What this means is that if you use the official Control4 driver we cannot send a command from another driver to the Fire TV. HouseLogix has kindly made this possible for us through changes to their driver. Can i still use the Fire TV for other applications like Netflix or Hulu? Yes you can! Launching of other applications is still fully supported.
  4. I'm updated my legacy Control4 system to the sexy OS 2.8. My old media streamer is the Netgear EVA9150. It functions... for the most part. But control is broken and it has problems with certain .mkv files, etc. I'm not super impressed with it. I'm researching how best to replace it, and came across Kodi Media Center with the Chowmain Control4 driver. It sounds awesome and like something that can keep up with technology changes. My question comes from how to best set up Kodi and make everything run smoothly and seamlessly as I've never used it before. My current setup is an HC-250 Director with an HC-500 secondary. Netgear EVA for Media, Denon receiver to push A/V to my primary theater zone. My hope is that I can install Kodi v15.2 Isengard on my RAID Server and have my dealer install the Chowmain Kodi driver for integration. My RAID server is pretty old, so let me know if you think it will work: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit), 2x Intel Xeon 3.2 Ghz Quad Core Processors, 8gb RAM, Onboard video only (ATI RageXL 8MB Graphics ), Gigabit Ethernet Should I run Kodi off of this server? Or get some other device/computer to run it and only use the server for storage?
  5. Hi guys, Just released an update to the Kodi Full driver which will allow support PVR Features: Ability to pull channels and artwork from Kodi Ability to playback channel on Navigator selection or programatically Ability to view Guide data for channel Ability to record currently playing channel Ability to start playback of recorded content Ability to view scheduled/current recordings NOTE: Due to limitations of Kodi's API we cannot do the following yet (i have submitted requests to get this functionality implemented already). We will implement these features once Kodi has implemented control over them via its JSON-RPC. Delete recordings (need to do this via Kodi's own onscreen controls). Schedule recordings from Guide data (need to do this via Kodi's own onscreen controls). Delete scheduled recordings (need to do this via Kodi's own onscreen controls).
  6. 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
  7. Hi guys, A lot of you have asked for advanced browsing of media through Control4 of various sources such as TV shows, Movies, streaming services such as YouTube, VEVO and more. We have been hinting about this all year but we are now finally at a stage where we can preview it to you guys. We are proud of what we have accomplished and hope that you are as excited as we are over this new solution. Please click on the link below for a full description of the product along with YouTube videos of the driver in action. We will be demoing this at the Integrate Expo this month on the Advance Audio Australia stand. Come and have a play if you're attending. http://www.c4forums.com/topic/17630-chowmain-kodi-full-xbmc-driver-for-control4/
  8. Chowmain - Kodi Full (XBMC) Driver for Control4 This driver is developed for the Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly known as XBMC). Kodi Entertainment Center is a software based media player that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Android based platforms. Kodi offers a beautiful simple interface that enriches your playback experience. The Chowmain Kodi Lite driver enables us to integrate the Kodi Entertainment Center into the Control4 home automation system with seamless control and feedback. This is the most feature packed media player on Control4 to date providing the user with an enriched movie playback experience. See below for more details Features IP based communications Library browsing and searching from any Control4 user interface including touchscreens, android application, ios application, PC and remote controls for Movies, TV shows, Music, Video FIles, Audio Files, Video Add-Ons, Audio Add-Ons, Pictures, Youtube and VEVOProgramatic playback of Movies, TV Episode or Video File.Transport controls Numerical buttons act as jump to percentage during video playback or SMS style quick navigation when in navigational modes. Number 0 in navigation mode will jump to the end of the list. Number 1 in navigation mode will jump to the start of the list.Support for PVR (Guide, Record, DVR, Channel Up, Channel Down buttons) Automatic Room On (like the music bridge) on playback detection and automatic Room Off on screen saver activate. If the driver detects music it will only turn on your receiver (audio endpoint). If it detects video it will also turn on your projector/tv (video endpoint).2 way feedback via the JSON API for play, pause, stop, screen saver active/deactive, Detected File Type, Video Aspect Ratio, Video Resolution, Video/Music/TV/Radio currently playing, Memory usage, CPU usage, CPU Frequency, System Total Space, System Uptime, System Temperature, Client Platform, Client Version & Client NameAssignable buttons for non intuitive buttons Wake-on Lan functionality and Shutdown functionality can keep your Kodi setup power efficient. Can still select a movie from navigator and have it turn on the machine and play the movie upon start up. Power off options Ability to send custom messages to Kodi Entertainment Center via Kodi Notifications (similar to Control4 Announcements via Navigator). Audio End-Point assignment for line level volume up/down/mute functionality Video End-Point assignment Support for Android boxes (if XBMC app is closed it will launch upon ON command, also if XBMC exited by user you can navigate and control Android applications).Ability to play any URL via Control4 programming. This is useful for commercial systems.Frequently Asked Questions Why is this driver called KODI Full? Initially we wanted to make the best KODI driver around however as we kept working on it our aspirations just kept getting higher and higher. As such the development efforts and timeframe has expanded exponentially. To get the driver to market quickly we decided to make two drivers. KODI Lite and KODI Full. Kodi Lite is still one of the best media player drivers on the market with exceptional features. Kodi Full however is THE best media player driver on the market with full library navigation, live meta data, cover art and more. They are both priced accordingly. Some people won't want all the features available in KODI Full so we've made KODI Lite which is priced to suit. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? This driver is the only driver in Control4 which will allow you to browse TV shows, video files, photos, youtube, VEVO and more. No other driver has this functionality.Now with Android support you can purchase Android Set Top Boxes for under $200 that will provide you with the full XBMC experience and Android experience. Play games, surf the web and use XBMC.Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Also automatically set the cinema to different modes based upon the movie aspect ratio.Setup logic to change your LED lightings colour dependant on the movie name. If you're watching something set in the ocean set it to blue. If you're watching something set in the jungle set it to green or if you're watching something set in the desert set it to orange. It can be very disruptive while watching a movie to have navigator pop up and tell me that someone is at my front door or perhaps i have a new email or something. This driver provides the ability to send Kodi announcements. Like a Control4 Announcement this will pop up a custom message however in this case it will not interrupt the current Kodi activity. It will just pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a few seconds and then hide away.This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a movie, episode, song or unknown media type. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. The driver has the ability to automatically turn rooms on and off. Using this functionality you can essentially turn on your tv and receiver upon airplay or UPnP photos, video or music playback. If you leave the room for too long or fall asleep at the tv the driver will automatically turn the room off (all av devices off) upon detection of screensaver activation. Some projectors have the option of clearing out the black bars (masking) in movies. This driver reports back the aspect ratio of the video it is currently playing as a variable. Using this information we can automate these projection masking modes and as such make the user experience nicer. This driver has feedback on CPU usage, Memory usage and CPU temperature. This information is extremely important for maintaining the health of the hardware platform it is on. Using this information we can automate shutdowns so that no damage can occur on the device.Browse and search your music and video librarys directly from a Control4 user interface.What hardware will this work on?? This will work on any hardware that KODI supports (Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android) running XBMC version 12 (Frodo) & 13 (Gotham) and KODI version 14 (Helix), KODI version 15 (Isengard). Currently we prefer some of the higher end Android boxes and Intel NUC's as it is a more cleaner solution than the others. Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? This driver utilizes SDK functionality only available in Control4 OS 2.7 and above. Do you offer showroom discounts? We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes. See link below for T&C's and signup procedure. Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. http://www.chowmain.co.nz/kodi-xbmc-full-driver-for-control4 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvR_ZY2N5LtWdLO5C9lMM8Pe-xM5wzl9- 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.
  9. Welcoming the newest edition to our Helix product line, the Helix Ion Media Extender is unlike anything on the market and is revolutionizing the Media landscape. The Ion is a Fully functional Media Extender which can output 1080p video and can access the content stored on your server as well as stream FREE Movies and TV Shows from one of almost a dozen video streaming apps we've installed and configured already for you. The Helix Ion is available in two forms. The Helix Ion and Helix Ion Stick Helix Ion & Ion Stick Features: Access your media server and streaming services from up to 7 different TV'sStream Netflix, Kodi, Plex, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Pandora, and Spotify, and Airplay!1080p video outputAuto launches into the Helix Media interfaceInstantly stream thousands of movies & TV shows in HDAmazon app store also available through the device1 HDMI, 4 USB, 1 LAN portsRead more about our new Helix Ion Media extenders here: Helix Ion Media Extenders Comments reserved for Q&A
  10. This driver is developed by HouseLogix partner Chowmain for the Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly known as XBMC) and is available on the HouseLogix website. Kodi Entertainment Center is a software based media player that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Android based platforms. Kodi offers a beautiful simple interface that enriches your playback experience. The Chowmain Kodi Lite driver enables us to integrate the Kodi Entertainment Center into the Control4 home automation system with seamless control and feedback. This driver will allow you to create the most seamless movie experience whether it be in a home theater or in your living room. It is the most feature packed media player driver available for Control4 to date. Features IP based communicationsTransport controlsNumerical buttons act as jump to percentage during video playback or SMS style quick navigation when in navigational modes.Support for PVR (Guide, Record, DVR, Channel Up, Channel Down buttons)Movie selection from Control4’s NavigatorImport Movies from the Kodi library into Control4's library with meta data and cover art & much more.Driver use examples: Now with Android support you can purchase Android Set Top Boxes for under $200 that will provide you with the full XBMC experience and Android experience. Play games, surf the web and use XBMC.Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Also automatically set the cinema to different masking modes based upon the movie aspect ratio.Setup logic to change your LED lightings color dependent on the movie name. If you're watching something set in the ocean set it to blue. If you're watching something set in the jungle set it to green or if you're watching something set in the desert set it to orange.It can be very disruptive while watching a movie to have navigator pop up and tell me that someone is at my front door or perhaps i have a new email or something. This driver provides the ability to send Kodi announcements. Like a Control4 Announcement this will pop up a custom message however in this case it will not interrupt the current Kodi activity. It will just pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a few seconds and then hide away.Read more about the Kodi Entertainment Center Driver on our website: www.HouseLogix.com Please feel free to ask any questions or inquire about this driver in the comments below.
  11. Hi guys, Just released our Kodi Lite (XBMC) Driver for Control4. This is the ultimate media player driver in Control4 to date with movie library import (full cover art and meta data) and playback, automatic room on airplay/upnp streaming from your mobile device, automatic room off when screensaver activates (when you're fallen asleep or walked away), automatic screen masking based upon video aspect ratio, Android OS control & navigation (for if you want to exit XBMC and control other android apps) and much more. See link below for details. If you have any questions please post them in this thread. http://www.c4forums.com/topic/16085-chowmain-kodi-lite-xbmc-driver-for-control4/
  12. Chowmain - Kodi Lite (XBMC) Driver for Control4 This driver is developed for the Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly known as XBMC). Kodi Entertainment Center is a software based media player that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Android based platforms. Kodi offers a beautiful simple interface that enriches your playback experience. The Chowmain Kodi Lite driver enables us to integrate the Kodi Entertainment Center into the Control4 home automation system with seamless control and feedback. This is the most feature packed media player on Control4 to date providing the user with an enriched movie playback experience. See below for more details Features IP based communications Transport controls Numerical buttons act as jump to percentage during video playback or SMS style quick navigation when in navigational modes. Number 0 in navigation mode will jump to the end of the list. Number 1 in navigation mode will jump to the start of the list.Support for PVR (Guide, Record, DVR, Channel Up, Channel Down buttons) Movie selection from Control4’s Navigator Import Movies from the Kodi library into Control4's library with meta data and cover art. Automatic update upon movie Kodi * library update notification. Automatic Room On (like the music bridge) on playback detection and automatic Room Off on screen saver activate. If the driver detects music it will only turn on your receiver (audio endpoint). If it detects video it will also turn on your projector/tv (video endpoint).2 way feedback via the JSON API for play, pause, stop, screen saver active/deactive, Detected File Type, Video Aspect Ratio, Video Resolution, Video/Music/TV/Radio currently playing, Memory usage, CPU usage, CPU Frequency, System Total Space, System Uptime, System Temperature, Client Platform, Client Version & Client NameAssignable buttons for non intuitive buttons Wake-on Lan functionality and Shutdown functionality can keep your Kodi setup power efficient. Can still select a movie from navigator and have it turn on the machine and play the movie upon start up. Power off options Ability to send custom messages to Kodi Entertainment Center via Kodi Notifications (similar to Control4 Announcements via Navigator). Audio End-Point assignment for line level volume up/down/mute functionality Video End-Point assignment Support for Android boxes (if XBMC app is closed it will launch upon ON command, also if XBMC exited by user you can navigate and control Android applications).Ability to play any URL via Control4 programming. This is useful for commercial systems.Frequently Asked Questions Why is this driver called KODI Lite? Initially we wanted to make the best KODI driver around however as we kept working on it our aspirations just kept getting higher and higher. As such the development efforts and timeframe has expanded exponentially. To get the driver to market quickly we decided to make two drivers. KODI Lite and KODI Full. Kodi Lite is the (as of date) best media player driver on the market with exceptional features. Kodi Full however will be THE best media player driver ever on the market with full library navigation, live meta data, cover art and more. They will be both priced accordingly. Some people won't want all the features available in KODI Full so we've made KODI Lite which is priced to suit. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Now with Android support you can purchase Android Set Top Boxes for under $200 that will provide you with the full XBMC experience and Android experience. Play games, surf the web and use XBMC.Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Also automatically set the cinema to different modes based upon the movie aspect ratio.Setup logic to change your LED lightings colour dependant on the movie name. If you're watching something set in the ocean set it to blue. If you're watching something set in the jungle set it to green or if you're watching something set in the desert set it to orange. It can be very disruptive while watching a movie to have navigator pop up and tell me that someone is at my front door or perhaps i have a new email or something. This driver provides the ability to send Kodi announcements. Like a Control4 Announcement this will pop up a custom message however in this case it will not interrupt the current Kodi activity. It will just pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a few seconds and then hide away.This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a movie, episode, song or unknown media type. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. The driver has the ability to automatically turn rooms on and off. Using this functionality you can essentially turn on your tv and receiver upon airplay or UPnP photos, video or music playback. If you leave the room for too long or fall asleep at the tv the driver will automatically turn the room off (all av devices off) upon detection of screensaver activation. Some projectors have the option of clearing out the black bars (masking) in movies. This driver reports back the aspect ratio of the video it is currently playing as a variable. Using this information we can automate these projection masking modes and as such make the user experience nicer. This driver has feedback on CPU usage, Memory usage and CPU temperature. This information is extremely important for maintaining the health of the hardware platform it is on. Using this information we can automate shutdowns so that no damage can occur on the device. What hardware will this work on?? This will work on any hardware that KODI supports (Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android) running XBMC version 12 (Frodo) & 13 (Gotham) and KODI version 14 (Helix). Currently we prefer some of the higher end Android boxes as it is a more cleaner solution than the others. 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. Do you offer showroom discounts? We offer a 10% discount to dealers who want to use this driver in their showroom. Please contact our distributor Houselogix to arrange for this. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download 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.
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