View Full Version : Bug or design feature? Zones
April 29th, 2003, 05:55 AM
Sometimes (but not always) I have seen that when jumping between different instances of MC9 NetRemote will try to find the current zone on the next computer. That is if I have "Bedroom" as the active zone on one mediaserver, if I change to one of the other two servers (either the car or the HTPC) MC9 will flick through the zones and try to find the zone "Bedroom" there. Is this necessary?
Ben, I remember you warned me about not having two particular things on the same page, but that E-mail is lost. Was that a zone feedback frame and changing between different instances?
Keep up your great work!
May 1st, 2003, 06:58 AM
I haven't seen this. I will take a look and figure out what it's trying to do. It is not neccessary. It should update the zone display with the zone on the new host.
I warned you against having any buttons which have a "value change callback" registered and changing instances.
IE: The mute button does tell MC to "Mute" directly. It is set up to watch the value of the MP.Mute value. When MP.Mute changes, it sends the value of MP.Mute to the server. Volume, EQ, Mute, Shuffle, and Continuous are the main ones. If you are on one host when you enter a panel that has those buttons, and you change hosts, there will be memory leaks because it will try to release the callbacks using the incorrect driver.
I've overcome this in my demo ccf by having a special "hosts" button, which "pops up" the host selection. In RC3 (released tonight, hopefully) the hosts popup correctly shows you the host name of the current driver, too.
May 1st, 2003, 10:44 AM
Yes, I saw your new pop up buttons, pretty cool. Then I can have all functions of MC on one (make that three with EQ and Panel) CCF pages. Which mean that I have to redesign it again... These days I'm spending more time with Tonto than with my wife. What does that make me? :wink:
May 1st, 2003, 10:49 AM
Of course popups aren't yet really supported, so this is the old way, where the panels are copies of the main panel, with a frame on top. I'd like to have Stewart implement popups soon, as this is really a cool effect, and it would be even cooler not having to copy the "background" around.
Maybe you can teach your wife how to use Tonto. Then you two could spend some time together.
Your, your wife, and NetRemote. Three's company!
May 1st, 2003, 11:05 AM
I'd prefer me, my wife and Halle Berry, but then again maybe I should aim for what I can hit... :wink:
OK, I didn't know that they were copies, I haven't opened the new setup in Tonto yet, but it's a sneaky way to do it!
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