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Introduction



Introduction

Hyperion is an opensource Ambilight implementation which runs on many platforms.

The main features of Hyperion are:

  • Low CPU load. For a led string of 50 leds the CPU usage will typically be below 2% on a non-overclocked Pi.
  • Json interface which allows easy integration into scripts.
  • A command line utility allows easy testing and configuration of the color transforms (Transformation settings are not preserved over a restart at the moment...).
  • Priority channels are not coupled to a specific led data provider which means that a provider can post led data and leave without the need to maintain a connection to Hyperion. This is ideal for a remote application (like our Android app).
  • HyperCon. A tool which helps generate a Hyperion configuration file. The tool will also remember your settings from the previous run.
  • Android remote control to set a static color.
  • Kodi-checker which checks the playing and screensaver status of Kodi and decides whether or not to capture the screen. The checker also detects whether Kodi is playing 3D video content.
  • Black border detector
  • Json/Proto forwarder to send the current image to a second hyperion instance
  • A scriptable effect engine.
  • Boblight server interface to enable the use of clients written for Boblight.
  • Generic software architecture to support new devices and new algorithms easily.
  • Plenty of hardware is compatible with Hyperion, like PhilipsHue, AtmoOrb and other nice devices!

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