xekon

how do I format values using text overlay from file, directly from the file.

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for example, I have the text overlay plugin set to load a file using the ticker... The file is updated every second by another application.

 

here is an example of the file:

<html><font color=orange>- spO2:94 pr:68 a:204</font></html>

 

it does not use the html formatting, instead it justs displays the raw html code, I cannot use the built in formatting of the plugin because the text formatting changes dynamically every time the file is refreshed. I can however change the way the file is created if this plugin accepts another form of formatting from text?

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I received an email that the text plugin does not support dynamic formatting of any kind, and that I should use the web browser overlay.

I feel that the text overlay would probably perform better, but I did manage to get the web browser overlay to do what i needed.

 

I modified my file to be output like so  myfile.php:

 

<html><head><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1" ></head><body style="overflow:hidden;font-size:2em;"><font color=orange>+ spO2:--- pr:--- a:2363</font></body></html>

 

and then I set the web browser overlay url to point to that file, set the frame rate to 1, check mute audio, and then just preview overlays to set the positioning.

 

EDIT: another issue, is if you get bad gateway for whatever reason, then you need to resize the overlay in the preview to get it to reload.

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