What I am trying to do is synchronize a "real world" machine with a video playing in realPlayer. I currently am using a Ardunio Uno to call - (start)- a video in realPlayer. I do this by using the USB interface Gobetwino. I also use Gobetwino to call Enounce MySpeed and then speed up or slow down the video which is playing in realPlayer with digital inputs that I enter into the Uno. I now am trying to get feed back as to where the video is at during the playback. I want to use this to synchronize the position of the machine based on where - in time - the video is playing. On realPlayer there is a timer which shows where the video is at. This timer speeds up and slows down depending on how fast I have the video running based on my control of the video through Enounce MySpeed. If I could find a way to read this time into Excel every few seconds, I could then read it into the UNO using Gobetwino.
I may be in way over my head but does anyone have any ideas or could you point me in a direction? I am not a programmer but if I can what questions to ask would be a great help in finding someone who I could hire to do this for me.