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Putting ATV2 to sleep
#1
Hi,

is it somehow possible to put ATV2 in sleep mode directly from XBMC instead of going to frontrow first? I really miss that feature!

Cheers,
Jens
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#2
I've looked into this and didn't find any possibility to do that. The official API doesn't give us any powermanagement functions. I also looked into private APIs and searched for something like "sleep","hibernate","suspend","power" ... nothing.

For now nobody has figured out how to do it and i think it has low priority for the devs.

ciao

Memphiz
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#3
Not in the cards until some design issues are resolved.
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#4
Ok, that's a shame.. I'd like to ask you to put it on the official future feature list if you have one, since I think it'd be very useful! I sort of get annoyed every time I'm going to bed! Wink

Otherwise, thanks guys, great work all in all!! Big Grin
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#5
Believe me this is a pain in the a** ... but i also asked some official iOS developers around me and nobody had a hint - so official it is not ment to be done. I also would like this feature and maybe will dig into it again if i get some mood. But better don't be optimistic.

ciao

Memphiz
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#6
gezz, less than 6 watts power consumption when running. A light bulb takes more power.
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#7
In a world of darkness who needs a light bulb ... muhahaha *cloaks within deep fog* Wink
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#8
A simple way could be a delay of inactivity after XBMC automatically exits. Then the ATV2 Will go to sleep after the delay in configuration.
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#9
For me it's not an issue about power comsuption it's the damn bulb. As others Memphiz has said a bulb is not a welcome addition to a dark room, and I'm sure many have the ATV set up in bedrooms as it's so suited (Cost and noise).

Wouldn't suprise me though if Apple hadn't provided a way to control power state for third party's. Ah well, I live in hope!
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#10
Stiffler Wrote:For me it's not an issue about power comsuption it's the damn bulb. As others Memphiz has said a bulb is not a welcome addition to a dark room, and I'm sure many have the ATV set up in bedrooms as it's so suited (Cost and noise).

Wouldn't suprise me though if Apple hadn't provided a way to control power state for third party's. Ah well, I live in hope!

Nothing a little piece of black tape cant fix! I agree...that little light is bright, be nice if you turn it off somehow or even dim it.
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#11
nethervue Wrote:Nothing a little piece of black tape cant fix!

I've had a little internal war over whether to cover it or not but I like knowing when it's come on as I'm a keen AirPlay user and it's good to know when the ATV has sprung into life and I can expect music to burst through the speakers... Stupid I know, but it's my perogative Big Grin
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#12
I was also hoping to see the ability to turn off the aTV from xbmc. I didnt even know I could put the aTV to sleep until a couple days ago because I never leave xbmc.
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#13
Easy one...power managment of xbmc, quit after 15 min and then on the atv software, put to sleep after 2 min...

That's working for me

Ebt
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#14
Is there any way to shutdown XBMC to the atv-frontrow from whereever i am in XBMC?
Im using a multi remote, so maybe there is a way...
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#15
Glorion Wrote:Is there any way to shutdown XBMC to the atv-frontrow from whereever i am in XBMC?
Im using a multi remote, so maybe there is a way...

Not sure how to find what the buttons are referred to as on your multiremote but on the Apple remote you'd configure a button to run the XBMC.Shutdown() action. All actions: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keymap.xml#Actions

So first pick a button you want use on the remote and then define that button in: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/keymaps/joystick.AppleRemote.xml (it'd likely be something different in your case, same dir though, I'd guess it should be called joystick.MultiRemote.xml, then define it in the file, i.e. <joystick name="MultiRemote">).

Here's a good thread for more info but it's going to be tricky without using an Apple remote since you don't really know what the buttons are. I think you'll need to use the xbmc.log file to figure out what the buttons are (read through the wiki above for keymap.xml for more detail).
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=94577 Off I go to test.
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