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I have a SmartThings Hub at home and would like to send it commands to dim my lights during specific parts of my CinemaVision sequence.  I followed a tutorial here to create URLs necessary to dim to the appropriate levels.  Now what do I do? Do I need to create some sort of batch/script with the URLs inside or can I access the URLs from directly within CinemaVision?

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All you have to do is create a text file using any simple text editor (preferably Notepad++) and put one line in it, then save it as a .CVACTION file in your %CVROOT%\Actions directory. Once you do that, open Kodi and launch CinemaVision to get to the Sequence Editor. Add an Action Module, and select the action file you created. You can also set actions in the add-on configuration for events like Pause/Resume/Abort. Let me know if you have trouble!

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5 minutes ago, Ragnarok said:

All you have to do is create a text file using any simple text editor (preferably Notepad++) and put one line in it, then save it as a .CVACTION file in your %CVROOT%\Actions directory. Once you do that, open Kodi and launch CinemaVision to get to the Sequence Editor. Add an Action Module, and select the action file you created. You can also set actions in the add-on configuration for events like Pause/Resume/Abort. Let me know if you have trouble!

Hot Damn it worked perfectly!  Thank you so much!

One thing I had to do was go into my File Manager in Kodi and add the path to my CInemaVision content directory as a source.  After that I was able to browse to and select the action file. Is this the intended behavior, or should I just be able to select the action file similarly to how I select a video file when adding a video bumper?

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50 minutes ago, kenelbow said:

Hot Damn it worked perfectly!  Thank you so much!

One thing I had to do was go into my File Manager in Kodi and add the path to my CInemaVision content directory as a source.  After that I was able to browse to and select the action file. Is this the intended behavior, or should I just be able to select the action file similarly to how I select a video file when adding a video bumper?

That's intended behavior. It makes it much less of a pain to browse to the path when it just assumes your content directory is where you want to be. :D Takes the guesswork and repetitiveness out of configuring CinemaVision. We actually do the same thing with Video Bumpers when they're of a set type. If you were to choose Intermission as your Video Bumper type, for example, it would automatically open %CVROOT%\Video Bumpers\Intermission as your root directory so you don't have to browse all the way there. You only ever have to browse all the way there if you don't specify type.

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42 minutes ago, stevedawg85 said:

How did you make the URL's?  I followed back to the post and it says they used  kevintierney  app, but it doesn't say the name of the app?!

 

Check out this handy guide written by @Synthesis. Looks like the name of the app you're looking for is Kodi/XBMC Callback Endpoint for Light Control. Hopefully, that helps you get set up.

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