View Full Version : OSD in MCE

May 3rd, 2008, 07:23 AM
I would like to display OSD messages during TV viewing or DVD Playback, using MCE. For example whilst viewing a TV channel a girder event is displayed on screen. Any help would be appreciated

May 6th, 2008, 12:21 PM
i also would like to know if this can be done ! i can't seem to get the
osd to take focus and be displayed forground.

any ideas.....

May 6th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Have you looked into YAC MCE?

You can send text messages from Girder to the YAC listener. I use YACTextSend.exe from Girder to send to my PC's running the YAC listener to pop up the caller ID info as it comes into Girder via Netcaller ID. You could easily send it to the YAC MCE client as well.

local s_yac_msg = string.format("Incoming call from %s at %s", (pld1 or 'Unknown'),(pld2 or 'Unknown'))
win.ShellExecuteEx("c:\\mount\\YACTextSend.exe", s_yac_msg, nil, win.SW_SHOWNORMAL)


May 8th, 2008, 10:22 AM
John, thanks for the reply
i have now loaded yac on my systems works good although the balloon
popup is in the bottom right corner is there a way to move this popup
or just display a text line middle screen ?


May 13th, 2008, 10:23 AM
I've been looking for something like this for a while as well. This MCE-YAK is pretty good. My only question - is there any way to change the heading of the message in MCE? When using YACTextSend.exe, it always displays the title as "TEXT MESSAGE" - it would be nice to change this to something else.