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Plugin: ColorExtract

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icesoldier
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Plugin: ColorExtract

icesoldier » July 22nd, 2015, 2:54 am

ColorExtract is a plugin I wrote to get an approximation of the iTunes album view coloring algorithm into Rainmeter. It's definitely an "initial release" at this point, and I haven't built any real skins with it, but I've got it working on my machine, so I'd like to release it to the community to see where it leads.

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I've got the source set up on GitHub, including some plugin documentation and some pre-built DLLs and a sample skin (which I'm attaching here for convenience).

(Also, hi. I've hung around in /r/Rainmeter in the past, but I've never posted on the main forum before, so here's my introduction, I guess.)
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

.raptor » July 30th, 2015, 10:50 pm

Just wanted to bump this, great plugin! :thumbup:
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Active Colors
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

Active Colors » August 1st, 2015, 6:28 pm

Indeed great plugin. Well done. Keep up good job. :thumbup:
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

cfixd » August 4th, 2015, 9:35 am

It's interesting. Love it.
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

Exophonics » August 21st, 2015, 4:35 pm

This might be the biggest fail I've made in a while, but I can't seem to get the Color Extract plugin to work with the Album Covers from NowPlaying. Can anybody help please?
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

balala » August 21st, 2015, 6:02 pm

The plugin is indeed great, I just downloaded and I like it. Some time ago I needed something like this, then I gave up the skin I worked with then, but now I think I'll restart that work.
Exophonics wrote:This might be the biggest fail I've made in a while, but I can't seem to get the Color Extract plugin to work with the Album Covers from NowPlaying. Can anybody help please?
Exophonics, I think you should use a PlayerType=Cover option, something like:

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[MeasureCover]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=NowPlaying.dll
PlayerName=[MeasurePlayer]
PlayerType=COVER
This will return the path of the cover art. Add the sections of the demo skin (above) and modify on that code the ImagePath option of the [MeasureParent] measure:

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[MeasureParent]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ColorExtract
ImagePath=[MeasureCover]
DynamicVariables=1
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

Exophonics » August 24th, 2015, 4:16 pm

balala wrote:The plugin is indeed great, I just downloaded and I like it. Some time ago I needed something like this, then I gave up the skin I worked with then, but now I think I'll restart that work. Exophonics, I think you should use a PlayerType=Cover option, something like:

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[MeasureCover]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=NowPlaying.dll
PlayerName=[MeasurePlayer]
PlayerType=COVER
This will return the path of the cover art. Add the sections of the demo skin (above) and modify on that code the ImagePath option of the [MeasureParent] measure:

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[MeasureParent]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ColorExtract
ImagePath=[MeasureCover]
DynamicVariables=1
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, that's what I did but I found out my problem was as simple as not implementing an Update option on the Rainmeter section. :?
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balala
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

balala » August 24th, 2015, 4:45 pm

Exophonics wrote:Thanks for the reply! Yeah, that's what I did but I found out my problem was as simple as not implementing an Update option on the Rainmeter section. :?
Are you sure that was the problem? Because if you don't add an Update option, anyway the default Update=1000 is used, so this usualy don't gives you headache.
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

exper1mental » September 6th, 2015, 9:56 pm

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Re: Plugin: ColorExtract

eclectic-tech » September 10th, 2015, 5:02 am

:welcome: icesoldier
You arrived with a great little plugin idea... I'm really liking it! :yahoo:
Thanks for sharing! :great:

Can't wait to see what you might think of next!
:Watching: