I've got Adalight working with boblight under Windows 7!
I just thought I would mention it here since there were several people trying to get this working.
When you try to use the latest windows version of boblight from the official site, you come to the conclusion that it doesn't work with the XBMC boblight plugin. Rather annoying. So I had to use an older version of boblight.
Since this week I have a new setup (switched to intel) and I have the following working:
Adalight (WS2801 + Arduino UNO)
XBMC boblight plugin (1.0.3 I believe, the latest at the moment)
It's running very smooth, no impact on video whatsoever, absolutely loving it. Here's what I used:
1. I uploaded this
slightly modified LEDstream.pde, earlier posted here
to my UNO.
2. Then downloaded this
boblight version for windows, no idea who compiled this, but whatever.
3. Here is my boblight.conf file, I created it with this calculator
(GREAT TOOL!), you might need to change your com port number:
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color red ambilight 148
color green ambilight 149
color blue ambilight 150
hscan 38.91 44.46
vscan 90.91 100
4. Since this older version of boblight doesn't seem to be able to reach the com-port by itself, it needs a little help. (in my case) So you either need to start Arduino and do a "Serial Status" check, or you need to run the newer version of boblight first to 'activate' the com port. I really don't know why but here is how I solved it:
5. I wrote a batch file that looks like this:
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start "boblightd" /MIN C:\boblightd\launchfirst_boblight-1.3-beta1\boblightd.exe -c C:\boblightd\launchfirst_boblight-1.3-beta1\boblight.conf -f
TIMEOUT /T 1
taskkill /im boblightd.exe
start "boblightd" /MIN C:\boblightd\boblightd.exe -c c:\boblightd\boblight.conf -f
ps1. This German website
(via Google translate) has some interesting information.
ps. the files from this site
don't really work for me... Seems to be a different version of boblight.