[WIP] Artist Slideshow Script (looking for testers!) - Printable Version
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- kiboy6 - 2011-07-18 10:01
Thanks so much for the detailed reply - everything is much clearer now and at least I understand my issues perfectly without wondering at what strange gremlins were in my system!
ronie Wrote:afraid not, it depends on if you're using dharma or eden and if your media is stored locally or on a smb share.
No worries - It will be laborious but possible to do it manually.
Quote:when the script is downloading images, it checks if a new song has started after every downloaded image. what happed is it took over 7 minutes to download some Beres Hammond image. during this time you started (and finished) Etana. so when the Beres Hammond image was finally downloaded, the third song (Voicemail) was already playing and the script starts to download images for that artist.Ahhh, it all makes sense now. So my funky performance is directly down to the internet connection being crap +/ congested. Would it be impossible to make xbmc force refresh the slideshow every, say, 30 seconds to stop this ever happening to anyone with internet woes? Some artists have 100s of pictures, so an auto refresh (if possible) would ensure that there is always a slideshow going.
Quote:i wouldn't worry about xbmc converting your images to dds.
Cool - although that conversion seems like a waste of CPU time and disk space as the slideshow is perfectly fast with the .jpgs from last.fm. I wonder if the ArtistSlideshow folder could be somehow exluded from the "useddsfanart" setting. I'll check into that elsewhere...
Quote:i'll check if i can add an option for that. ;-)
That would be awesome. If it's possible to even have a few different generic images, so that there is a slideshow of generic images anytime you're waiting for last.fm +/ during playback of an artist with no last.fm images, that would be even more amazing. Here's a link to some generic pics I've been using locally: http://imageshack.us/g/803/colorofmusic.jpg/ - don't know if you might be able to / want to incorporate them
Thanks so much again for this beautiful addon
- ronie - 2011-07-18 18:40
kiboy6 Wrote:Would it be impossible to make xbmc force refresh the slideshow every, say, 30 seconds to stop this ever happening to anyone with internet woes? Some artists have 100s of pictures, so an auto refresh (if possible) would ensure that there is always a slideshow going.
i don't know if that's possible, i'm just a novice python coder :-)
if python scripts can use multiple threads it might be possible, i guess.
- kiboy6 - 2011-07-19 12:16
ronie Wrote:i don't know if that's possible, i'm just a novice python coder :-)
Well, given how great this addon already is, it's scary to think you're just a python novice
If there were any way this change, along with the other generic placeholder pic(s) request, could be implemented, then this addon would be truly bulletproof for poor internet connections
(Not to mention that it would then run much more smoothly offline too....)
Don't know if it will prove too complicated, but IMO it would be extremely worthwhile if possible Thanks!
- solidsatras - 2011-07-23 20:37
after the last track of an album is played this screen is shown:
I think it should go back to the album view.
I didn´t test it futher, could be a xbmc issue. If needed i´m happy to provide a debug log.
- ronie - 2011-07-23 21:06
solidsatras Wrote:after the last track of an album is played this screen is shown:
it's an xbmc thing.
not sure if it is an intended change or a side-effect of some new code though.
- ronie - 2011-07-24 14:09
to keep everything centralized, i'm gonna close this thread...
if you have any questions, please ask them in the ArtistSlideshow support thread:
thanx to everyone for testing this addon during the development phase :-)