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Building BobLight ....
 
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 Hans
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Config Builder examples (rear TV view)

Start lower left corner, going up: set bottom left LEDs to zero, check "Clockwise".

Start lower left corner, going right and then up: set bottom left LEDs to zero, check "Counter Clockwise".

Start lower right corner, going up: set bottom right LEDs to zero, "Counter Clockwise".

Start lower right corner, going left and the up: set bottom right LEDs to zero, "Clockwise".

Hope this helps ... let me know if I'm not getting your config.


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 dba2
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I didn't even think to set any of those values to zero.  That seems to do the trick. I'll give that a try later today. It seems strange that the interval would have much of an effect on the blacks, but I guess I will give that a shot as well.  I think I will just keep my baud the same, at least for now, because it seems to be working fine and I don't want to be changing too much at once.


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 Hans
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Maybe the higher interval, the time between refreshing the strand, give the LEDs the chance to actually completely dim? Just a guess.

I have to agree with the baudrate haha ... I have had it already a few times that tampering with the wrong parameters would prevent it from working.


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hi Hans, it's me Matthias but somehow on making the acc here it doesn't want me to use the name lol.
so i uploded the 2 conf files
this one i'm using all the time and it's not the best one working.conf , but working .
this i want to use but i don't know what is wrong not working.conf
I tried to change the prefix , also deleted the values after comma at hscan and vscan but still nothing. 
I really stuck on this 
thank you for your help here 

edit: i saw u wrote about a test video - can i also get it please ?

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 Hans
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Hi Matthias 

I noticed that the prefix used in the working one (don't worry - I have made this mistake many times as well):

prefix		41 64 61 00 31 64

is different from the one that is not working:

prefix          41 64 61 00 18 4D

Modify the prefix in the not working one and I suspect things will work (41 64 61 00 31 64).

I'm also not quite sure if it's of any importance to set the IP address, maybe Boblightd by default uses 127.0.0.1. 


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For others that are interested: you can upload files to the forum, so I've attached your (Matthias) files to this post.


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 Hans
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Almost forgot: The demo video can be downloaded from the Downloads Page under the Arduino section and is called "T4A AmbiLightTest".
It's an updated version, in which I've added vertical and horizontal striping in different sizes.
Let me know what you think of the video. 


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Hi Hans, thank you for the answer. You probably didn't read on the conf maker my last comment - i wrote there that i tried to change the prefix and it did not help to me. I never used the IP cause it's somehow not needed (even with it's not working). 

Thank you for the link to the video. I will try it out later - cus now my bob is in use 


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 Hans
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Sorry about missing that last comment ... 

Interesting challenge with your conf file ...  so the other things I noticed:

- Color corrections for the 3 base colors (my conf file does not include them, yours does)

gamma		1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 1.0

- I noticed that your config file has comma's as the decimal points .... maybe that what breaks it?
Could you do a search and replace and replace each comma with a period?

- I also noticed that you config file only uses integer numbers where as mine does one decimal behind the decimal point.

Would be interesting to see if any of those make a difference.
What version of Boblight Config Maker are you using? (I just release v1.2)
Since you're working under Windows: what regional settings do you have.

Also: I have added the video to the Boblight Config Maker page, mentioned it in the XBMC forum, and posted it to YouTube. 
OK, a little shameless plug of my own website 


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wow ok will try to answer all 

color correction - i tried with and whitout them.

commas are my regional settings - but i removed then from ur conf (i thought maybe thats the problem) leaving only full numbers 

i just donwloaded the new version from today - i made the conf with the version from yesterday (first one without this 1.0 error) 

 ok i think it was all   

will try the new one , and starting from tomorrow will add each line to the working one and see what will happen 

need to find where the problem is. 


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Haha - take your time, I know how time flies when you're having fun ...

I'd really love to find the problem as well ... this way I can improve the application.
Let me know if you find anything or need any help.  


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Hi Hans, i found it 

incredible but there was 2 problems - dunno why 

1. at your conf the name of lights was AmbiLight - the ffirst problem when i changed to ambilight it started (checked on the first lines)

2. then i copied one line with the lights and i need to have integer number - not working with decimal, don't know why.

But i made boblightd didn't got off so the connection stay alive.

When i make changes in the whole conf from you and test it with boblight and a movie i will give you here a info 

I feel good allready that i found the problem 

have a nice day


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i tried it the new conf with the lights,  but it seems that the adressing is still not good - maybe the lights are not good, who know.  Look at the picture please. i made them with your test movie - maybe you can help me out with this.

Thank you and of course sending the working conf.

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Could attache only 4 files - here is the conf 


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 Hans
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Thanks for the info baseofdrum!

So let me get this right:

  1. Your boblight doesn't like capitals in it's name ... (works with "ambilight" but not with "AmbiLight")
  2. Your boblight doesn't like non-integer numbers ...
For the numbers: I assume you tried replacing the comma with a period and that didn't work either?
When looking at your pictures it seems that the configuration is shifted - look at the rear of your TV during the demo video, and you'll see that the colors don't line up with what you see on the screen. I had this happen in my first attempts as well, caused by entering the wrong LED counts (I by accident swapped left and right at the bottom - that's why I created the Config Maker).
Can you give me your configuration? Maybe even take a picture of the back of your TV with the LEDs on it?
Seen from the rear of the TV, what are you values for:
- Top
- Left
- Right
- Bottom left
- Bottom middle
- Bottom Right
- Direction


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