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Will Pronto Script allow me to browse and initiate music files on W7 hard drive
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Post 1 made on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 16:28
tjpearson
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Hello everyone,

Been a Pronto user for over 15 years and the last 6 using and developing my TSU9600 but feel I am still not making the most of this great device.
I have become very creative and intuitive using Pronto Edit as far as design and processes but always shyed away from the complex script.
I have just spent over £1200 building my own HTPC that has a 3tb drive storing film and high quality music files, playback is easy using Mediaportal for the video side but if my wife is glued to her soaps music playback means having to sit at the PC to find the album to start play.
What I'm asking is this before I immerse myself in learning script;

Is it possible to connect with Pronto to display my albums stored on the PC and send commands.

If this is a stupid question then I apologise.

tj

Last edited by tjpearson on October 12, 2017 05:04.
Post 2 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 12:46
buzz
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While not exactly what you want, Lowpro's Jukebox is an example of a complex user interface.

Yes, what you want is possible, but in my opinion the processor in the Pronto is a little slow. There is an out of date Sonos controller that is a good example of how to create a two way system, unfortunately, response is so slow that the program is not usable.

An intermediate approach that you can play with (at low cost) would be to use FLIRC. FLIRC emulates a USB keyboard and you can train FLIRC to accept an arbitrary IR code and emit a paired keystroke.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 13:21
tjpearson
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OK Buzz.
Thanks for the advice and yes I also thought speed would be an issue.
Cheers, you have saved me a lot of studying.
tj
Post 4 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 22:05
buzz
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tj,

Study and wading into unfamiliar territory is good for you. If I know five sure fire ways of programming something, the next time out Iíll try number six. One learns more recovering from errors than from accidental success.
OP | Post 5 made on Friday October 13, 2017 at 02:22
tjpearson
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😂 my wife says I'm at my happiest when having IT problems or trying to achieve something.

Sorted my issue, gonna try Android app called Ampdroid, it connects to Mediaportal displaying all content and allows selection and playback.

Hate using any alternative to Pronto but hey ho whatever works eh.

Thanks for the feedback buzz, great forum this for help.

tj


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