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AfterHours Plugin status from API or MQTT?

Started by jcfkrnueypoa, September 16, 2023, 11:46:44 AM

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jcfkrnueypoa

I've hunted through the FPP docs, fpp-after-hours docs and code, tried guessing... and am still not getting there.

Anyone aware of a way, either an API call or MQTT topic, to pull any status info from the fpp-after-hours plugin?

I use HomeAssistant to manage everything show-related. Rather than just tracking a variable in HA based on when I run the start/stop script, I'd like to pull the actual status from FPP if possible.

Thanks!

nmiller0113

I would just reach out on Github and ask that question. The plugin developer is pretty responsive.

https://github.com/jcrossbdn/fpp-after-hours

jcross

For the sake of closing this thread all the details can be found here:
https://github.com/jcrossbdn/fpp-after-hours/issues/23

Further to this, the new version of fpp-after-hours will expose an API endpoint that breaks down the title a little nicer that can be called by other plugins or scripts.  The API will also report if fpp-after-hours is currently playing music or not.  I'm just modernizing the UI a little bit and then will release it.

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