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richardgatarski  
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:45:00 AM(UTC)
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Currently (v 14.0.0.102) vMix's API support two methods to specify which Input to use. First is by Input number (which varies depending on its position on the screen) and GUID, which requires extra programming to poll the key with a "blank" API call. In some instances, eg using X-key Macro keypads, the latter is impossible.

Therefore it would be useful to also be able to specify the Input's name, for example
http://127.0.0.1:8088/API/?Function=SetText&InputTitle=NewsHD10.xaml&SelectedName=Headline&Value=Hello

Maybe "SelectedTitle" is more consistent with "SelectedName". Or perhaps vMix could assume a name if it can't find either an Input with the number that matches the parameter or an input with a key that matches the parameter.

In the case there are two Inputs with identical names, the first should be used (and it is up to the user to be aware of this limitation).

In the case that special characters are part of the name they should be URL encoded.

Anyone dis/agree?
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madness on 11/30/2014(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:19:58 PM(UTC)
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agree, would make building remote controls a few clicks easier
(custom build remote control programs)

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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:22:43 PM(UTC)
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I agree also!
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:56:07 AM(UTC)
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+1 - totally agree :)

richardgatarski wrote:
Currently (v 14.0.0.102) vMix's API support two methods to specify which Input to use. First is by Input number (which varies depending on its position on the screen) and GUID, which requires extra programming to poll the key with a "blank" API call. In some instances, eg using X-key Macro keypads, the latter is impossible.

Therefore it would be useful to also be able to specify the Input's name, for example
http://127.0.0.1:8088/API/?Function=SetText&InputTitle=NewsHD10.xaml&SelectedName=Headline&Value=Hello

Maybe "SelectedTitle" is more consistent with "SelectedName". Or perhaps vMix could assume a name if it can't find either an Input with the number that matches the parameter or an input with a key that matches the parameter.

In the case there are two Inputs with identical names, the first should be used (and it is up to the user to be aware of this limitation).

In the case that special characters are part of the name they should be URL encoded.

Anyone dis/agree?

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#5 Posted : Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:33:57 AM(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:20:57 AM(UTC)
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I can only join this request, would be so easier to handle the API without taking care on the input posiiton !
zenon  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:37:34 AM(UTC)
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Hello Martin,

as now this feature is in the Vmix16.. it's really nice, just a point that I saw in an other post.
When we use AddInput, you can use the &Input to give a GUID to an input,

could it be possile to authorizes also a input name on creation.

http://127.0.0.1:8088/api/?Function=AddInput&Value=Video|C:\TEMP\video.mp4&Input=MyVideoname

So that on the creation we can define the Input name.

so far I saw in post: http://forums.vmix.com/d....aspx?g=posts&t=1396 , api?function=AddInput&Value=video|test.avi&Input=bdd98cd8-c867-45cc-85be-f80bb34ce3c7 must work but now by using the Input name it would be nice to authorize the Name of an input and not only the GUID.

Thx for your effort

Dominique
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#8 Posted : Thursday, February 25, 2016 4:37:09 PM(UTC)
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Hi all

If I use InputTitle together with SetText function, the command is working.

http://127.0.0.1:8088/API/?Function=SetText&InputTitle=NewsHD10.xaml&SelectedName=Headline&Value=Hello

If I use InputTitle with OverlayInput1In function, always the preview input is activated as overlay.

http://127.0.0.1:8088/API/?Function=OverlayInput1In&InputTitle=NewsHD10.xaml


Is there someone who did something similar with success? Or is there a mistake from myside? Or could this be a bug?

Thanks for your help!

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Patrick
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#9 Posted : Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:30:21 PM(UTC)
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OK, my mistake or my ignorance... :-)

With OverlayInput functions you have to specify the input name with "Input", not with "InputTitle".

http://127.0.0.1:8088/API/?Function=OverlayInput1In&Input=NewsHD10.xaml

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