MCE-spy; looking inside MCE from Girder

In my mediacenter setup (WinXP MCE 2005) I use 2 amplifiers, a 5.1 surround set and a second stereo set. Depending on what is being played by MCE the amplifiers are switched on or off. The issue I faced however is that there were no tools or plugins to drop whatever was happening inside MCE into Girder which is controlling the amplifiers.

Hence my undertaking to create MCE-spy (named after the popular DVD-spy tool). MCE spy runs as a console application and through the MSAS services gets the ins- and outs of MCE. It then raises events in girder.

The screenshot shows both the MCE-spy log and the Girder logger showing the incoming MSAS events.

You can download it (including sources) from the Girder page.

Be Sociable, Share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Subscribe without commenting