Author Topic: Audio Ambient-Light/Visualization with Philips Hue Light System  (Read 7321 times)

KangNi

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Hello All,

actually I just would like to initiate a discussion about such a plug-in because I guess there does not exist something similar like this at the moment what could work with MusicBee.

I'm talking about a way to visualize music in some kind of ambient light in connection with the Philips Hue Light System.

For all who never heard about this before:
Philips offer a numerous set of LED RGB-Lamps which can be controlled over ZigBee wireless communication standard. Therefore they offer an accessory - the Hue-Bridge - to control the lamps via Ethernet from any device.

Philips published the API for that system since they made this to a kind of open standard in cooperation with other vendors of such kind devices.
http://www.developers.meethue.com/

Until now there exist plug-ins for Kodi(XBMC) and several apps for Android, Windows Mobile and IOS.

"Hue Disco" and "HueManiac" are some of these apps which allows to let the lamps blink in various colors and synchronized to the beat of music rhythms.
https://youtu.be/WjXzdmjPMhU
https://youtu.be/OXjqA4LuGdE

To get such kind of ambient light visualization working in connection with the Hue System, currently therefore you always have to use an app or the Kodi media center. In the former case, also the signal path is really wired and give additional latency:
{ Digital > Analog > Digital > WiFi > LAN > ZigBee Wireless (Hue-Bridge) > Hue Lamps } !!!

If there are people outside  who are interested in this topic and who could program such a plug-in for MusicBee - that would be awesome.
Just think about:  Music"BEE" meets Zig"BEE" :-)

Greetings and a nice weekend to everybody.
Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 03:15:59 PM by KangNi

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