[Release] Lifx Ambilight Addon for Kodi

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bamzero Offline
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Post: #31
Thought I'd revisit lifx control from kodi after toying with natelifx a while ago. Nice to come across this, much easier to work with and even better that it uses the LAN API rather than rely on the cloud.

Just thought I'd share something I came across.

Tried on one Windows machine, discovered my lights no problem.
Went to set it up on my media center (also Win) but for some reason wouldn't find my lights.
Turns out that although my PCs and lights are on a 10.x.x.x network, I had at some point added a secondary 192.x.x.x IP and it seems the addon was using that IP to scan for my lights. After removing all worked fine.

Hope this helps anyone in the same situation as me..

Might just add one thing I liked in natelifx was that it differentiated between a movie and tv show being played and allowed different settings for each. At the moment I have the minimum time set to 3600 seconds to disable dimming on tv shows, though it might be nice to be able to have a different dimming level set for tv shows rather than disabling.

Thanks for the addon nonetheless!
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bamzero Offline
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Post: #32
FYI, seems the latest firmware update 1.22 for Gen 2 bulbs breaks the discovery function of this addon. From the changelog guessing it's because "It also resolves a bug where some legacy messages were causing the light to reset." Still detects my original bulbs (haven't got any Gen 3 bulbs to test)

What are the chances of the addon being updated to work with the current lifxlan library I wonder. Will have to have a look through and see if it's easy enough to do.
(This post was last modified: 2017-08-20 15:39 by bamzero.)
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Sacob Offline
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Post: #33
Same problem here! Can you take a look at that please?

Thanls
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bamzero Offline
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Post: #34
Easy fix actually, just replace the lifxlan folder in addons\script.kodi.lifx.ambilight\resources\lib with the updated one from here.

If you're using Windows, you may run in to the same problem as I had though, where the new library can't discover anything, even old bulbs.
Is an issue with the broadcast address it uses, works for some, not for others.

Just needed to revert the change. If you have the same issue, in device.py change the line:

Code:
UDP_BROADCAST_IP = get_broadcast_addr()

to

Code:
UDP_BROADCAST_IP =  "255.255.255.255"
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leugenea Offline
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Post: #35
Hello. I'm thinking about buying LifX bulbs. I like to watch movies on my TV using Plex Media Player/Plex plugin for Kodi. So… My main question is: does this plugin work with Plex plugin?
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