NRcontrol – software to control ONKYO AVR's via network

NRcontrol v.0.16d

This is not the latest version of NRcontrol
– See the latest version by clicking on the blog title…
or here NRcontrol v.0.17e

New features:
-Volume display can be switched from absolute to relative (-xx db) via Options dialog
Artist text and album cover are hyperlinked to Lastfm wiki page (using the default browser)
added Stop button to Lastfm toolbar
small album cover images are upscaled to make full use of the available space

Bug fixes:
– main Window disappeared when network input was disabled
– NRcontrol works now with different screen dpi’s
– the personal LastFM library can be started by double-clicking on the large green “iRadio” text. For that to work the list of Radio stations must be read once into NRcontrol via the options menu, so NRcontrol knows where it can find the LastFM station in the Onkyo menu structure. There might be problems with the command timings for that, if so please let me know.
– mute for main volume did not blink
– little improvement in handling some IP conflicts
– Delay times for sending multiple commands were not considered in v0.15
– Click on Zone2 text and Zone2 logo works now reliable to switch Zone2 on/off.
– Zone 2 volume control via main dial on AVR itself has been fixed (was able to run away by itself) Hint: NRcontrol must be in middle size window mode with volume control set to Zone2 to be able to control the volume of Zone1 with the Zone1 one dial on the Onkyo AVR itself, and not only via NRcontrol.

– new code for downloading album covers to avoid blocking the main window
– some additions to the “Umlauttabelle” to deal with the Onkyo stupidity

Known issues:
– no support yet for USB input selection
– The change of the volume display type is not transferred to the Onkyo and vice versa “cosmetics”
– NRcontrol does not recognize when Onkyo AVR is switced off manually
– When Zone1 is switched off, the main display is being switched off regardless whether Zone2 is active or not.

NRcontrol v.0.16d


8 responses

  1. Jkk1989

    it is possible to get the program to show dB volume, because when I turn up the sound in the program, the volume is not correct

    October 25, 2010 at 08:39

    • addressed with new “b” version.

      October 27, 2010 at 19:03

  2. Henk

    Nice program, but unfortunately the NET button skips the USB part(front and rear).

    Another problem is that the program isn’t properly displayed on medium (125%) display setting in Windows 7. Only smaller (100%) shows the full UI.

    Hope you can solve these in a future update.

    October 25, 2010 at 21:49

    • So far I’ve just spent time on programming support for the TX-NR807 model which I own. It does not have USB support.
      What is it that you like to have in NRcontrol in respect to USB? If its just simply a selection of another input source, that’s probably very easy to add.
      What resolution does your monitor have? Changing the UI will take quite a bit of work. But I can put it on the “nice to have list” right now. Maybe some time during the winter I can work on it.

      October 27, 2010 at 19:01

      • Henk

        With respect to USB: selection of input source should be sufficient. On my receiver (TX-NR5007) the NET button toggles between USB(front), USB(rear), internet radio and server.

        My monitor has a resolution of 1920×1080. It shouldn’t be necessary to really change the UI, just increasing the window sizes should do the trick. Could you make a selection option which sets the width and height of the window to 125% of the current values?

        October 28, 2010 at 07:18

  3. v0.16 -> v0.16b
    relative volume display (- xx db) has been added as optional setting
    and NRcontrol window size is now controlled in accordance with the Windows screen dpi setting.
    Support for selecting USB inputs will come later.

    October 28, 2010 at 21:27

  4. DK

    Fantastic improvements. I downloaded the new version and tested it. Here are some issues…
    1) When I click the setup button, nothing happens.
    2) The wrong IP address for the receiver was saved (for some reason, my receiver changes IP addresses randomly). The software got into an endless loop popping the dialog box up but I could never change the address

    My configuration:
    Vista 64bit with all patches
    Onkyo TX-NR3007

    Thanks again for all of your effort.

    November 13, 2010 at 01:22

    • Gruehar

      Hi, did you test v0.16d or v. 0.17 which I send you via email two days ago?

      The bugs you’re mentioning should be gone in v.17. Are they not?

      November 13, 2010 at 17:21

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