-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
First of all, if I can put in my "Me Too!" for the Vonage
sniffer. That sounds like a useful little bit of code. I'd be happy
to host the script on my site if it doesn't have anywhere else to live.
On Jan 29, 2005, at 1:47 PM, James Armstrong wrote: > I have the same problem with Mythnotify, it does not display while not
> watching tv. I have been thinking about trying to write something in
> the frontend that will just display a popup qt box that will do the
> same while in the menus.
I've had good luck using xYac (which uses XOsd) to handle caller-id
pop-ups. It displays over anything in X including videos in MPlayer,
DVDs in Ogle, and all the various Myth plugins.
In my Myth startup script, I have the following line right before the
call to Mythfrontend:
xyac -c yellow -f -adobe-utopia-bold-r-normal--*-400-*-*-*-*-* -s 5 &
That gives me a fairly large yellow pop-up that stays for 5 seconds
then disappears when I get an incoming call.
If you're not familiar with Yac, you can find info here: http://www.sunflowerhead.com/software/yac/
Yac is a really simple TCP protocol for caller-id announcements. Just
open a connection, send a string like @CALLJohn Doe~(123)555-1234\0,
then close the port.
You can find xYac here: http://bah.org/tivo
You can find the xosd package here: http://www.ignavus.net/software.html
I've been using xYac for a long time now (longer than Myth even), and
it's worked flawlessly. I use Asterisk to provide the caller-id info
from another server where I have a very simple program that sends info
in the Yac protocol.
My YacSend program is based on elseed (the TiVo caller-id server). You
can get YacSend here: http://www.thebedells.org/software/yacsend-0.6.0.tar.gz
Zac Bedell ======================================================
Brought to you by MacOS, running on host Ringo
Running for: 4 days, 4 hours, 32 minutes
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (Darwin)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----