What I would like to do:
Have a CD jewel case (on a stand) with a cd-front-cover sized thin screen in it, connected to my network via WiFi (or, I suppose, preferably Ethernet) which when a track plays in Roon it displays the front cover, thus looking like the CD.
Is this possible, and any ideas on how to do this? Thanks!
Raspberry Pi with a display module running RoPieee would be my starting point.
Thanks for the idea. What about just a monitor with connected chromecast? Also - can Roon Displays show just the front cover full screen?
Something about how-to customize Roon Displays:
So I’ve been hacking on the HTML/CSS/JS that provides the web-based Displays feature, to customize it for my 4K screen and my personal, minimalist preferences. I’ve been running it at 4K/60fps (using a $99 Jetson Nano for the beefy GPU), and it’s exactly what I want. Screenshot below.
My question for @danny et al. is: would it be OK to post derivatives or even just diffs on Github from the HTML/CSS/JS distributed with Roon? I recognize this code is similar to but distinct …
If this is not enough:
If you are a programmer, then the Roon API
https://github.com/RoonLabs/node-roon-api and specifically the Roon Transport API https://github.com/RoonLabs/node-roon-api-transport provide access to displayable now playing information as well as transport control (play/pause, fwd, rev, seek etc). There are other APIs for library browsing as well.
This Transport API is not a metadata API as such as the resulting text is provided in three display formats - one line, two lines and three lines (all of …