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If you finished AmbiLED HD Setup , now you are ready for software settings.
After the first run of AmbiLED Driver software, the software will run on start-up automatically and you can find it on your tray bar.
The driver software will not appear on your task bar.
So, If you click on anywhere when the settings window is open, The driver software will disappear automatically.
1. Light Level
You can change the LED brightness between %10-50 with these options. The ideal value is %15-20 for most of high brightness displays.
Remember, this is an ambient light system, the wall brightness must be less than your display brightness. The most common mistake is increasing the LED brightness, but it only draws your attention to out of the screen. So, choose the lowest possible value and find the balance between display and ambient light.
Auto mode is not active in this version. We have a light sensor on the controller, So, we can write dynamic light level system in future.
C# developers are welcome.
2. Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is important when you are watching different movie formats or windowed games.
For example: If you have a 16×9 HD monitor but you are watching 21×9 cinematic movie.
Our software offers 2 different methods for ratio selection.
- Play your movie,
- Move your mouse on the left-top edge of the movie
- Press CTRL+ALT+F12 keys at the same time and release
- The software will detect this key combination and read the movie ratio from your mouse position.
Aspect Ratio Menu Options
If you have any problem with the Shortcut Method, you can choose the ratio from the main menu. We have simple options in this version but they are enough for most of the movie formats.
AmbiLED driver software has 3 different working modes for your comfort.
Default: Capturing the screen and driving the LEDs.
Sleep: Stop capturing and disabling the LEDs. (minimum cpu usage)
Color Select: Choose any static color for your backlight.
Audio: This is an idea for future updates and it’s disabled now.
4. Pseudo Full Screen
This is one of the most innovative features of AmbiLED HD.
The software can force any windows software to expand to full screen. We call this method as “Pseudo Full Screen”.
You can find the list of expandable programs in this window. If you select any program from this menu, the driver software will detect your display size, delete all menu and border options of the selected window and stretch it to full screen.
This method works with most of windowed games. But, some games cannot detect the size changes and cannot work properly.
So, you should test it with your game. If it’s not working well, you can still use our aspect ratio option (CTRL+ALT+F12 on the left-top of the game window)
World Of Tanks: Working
Kerbal Space Program: Not Working
Robocraft: No need this method, working as windowless
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Press the “Settings” option on the main settings window.
You can select the correct com port from here if you received any Com Port error when AmbiLED HD running.
And enable/disable “run on start-up” option.
Capture time and Transmit time values are for debugging and finding the bottleneck if any performance problem occurs.
If you cannot open the software you can edit config.ini file manually under the driver folder. Open the ini file with notepad and change the PortName =COM0 value with right one.
LED Strip Settings
Default LED counts are perfect for 290cm LED strips.
So, you should set the right values before using your AmbiLED HD.
Count your LEDs and enter the values.
The Gap value must be zero if you don’t have any gap at the bottom-center. Else, enter 1 for every 16mm space. For example, enter 3 for ~45-50mm Gap at the bottom.
Press the SAVE button to update the values. You can see the results in a second.
If you are not happy with these settings, you may change the values when you like to.
Current software is not using floating point algorithms to calculate LED positions for less CPU usage and code simplicity.
Small position errors are normal.
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