You can now control Lightberry from remote Kodi/XBMC installation over network! No need for usual HDMI kits that grabbed signal. Everything you need is a XBMC plugin. Read on for detailed (yet simple) tutorial.
First of, what does it mean: HTPC with Kodi/XBMC (doesn’t matter what based on: windows, linux) with help of addon will send data over network to Rasberry PI hyperion app therefore controlling it. No need to grab HDMI signal through one of Lightberry Kits.
Make sure that your hyperion allows for remote connections and note port number that hyperion listen on. Find below
hyperion.config.json part that defines it. (See http://lightberry.eu/support/how-to-upload-hyperion-conf-json-to-openelec/ if you have troubles uploading
/// The configuration of the Proto server which enables the protobuffer remote interface
/// * port : Port at which the protobuffer server is started
"port" : 19445
Download addon from: https://github.com/poljvd/script.service.hyperion (Click Download ZIP on the right) and copy it on your HTPC (or download directly to it)
Now, in Kodi/XBMC – go to
System -> Add-ons -> Install from Zip file and choose zip that you downloaded from file system.
Enabled Add-ons -> Services -> Hyperion ambilight and select
Replace IP address to right one of your Raspberry Pi with hyperion installed. In case you had to change port on which hyperion listen change it here too.
Play any movie on your HTPC, Lightberry should react to movie playing on your HTPC. If it doesn’t check if both devices are connected to same local network and hyperion is running on Raspberry Pi.