[RELEASE] Artist Slideshow addon (for skin integration) - Printable Version
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- ronie - 2011-07-30 10:46
kiboy6 Wrote:Ahh yes... I can see the difficulty with the single thread...is there any way the single thread could have a timeout peiod of, say, three minutes, after which it would stop downloading images and refresh the slideshow, before re-commencing downloads?
heh, that would nee two threads, one downloading and the other keeping track of time.
kiboy6 Wrote:Also, what are the current provisions for offline use? From what I can gather it will work fine for the first artist (if cached images are present), but then won't update to the next artist because it never finishes a download?
good point, never thought of it.
will have to check to see how it'll behave in that case.
kiboy6 Wrote:Thanks - sounds great - will we be able to seamlessly move the existing cache to the new location?
if you move the 'ArtistSlideshow' folder from userdata/Thumbnails to
userdata/addon_data/script.artistslideshow, all will be fine.
- PantsOnFire - 2011-08-02 22:40
I cant work out where to configure this such that I get only high'ish quality artwork? It says to config the addon in the 1st post but I dont see these options after pressing C.
- ronie - 2011-08-02 23:29
PantsOnFire Wrote:I cant work out where to configure this such that I get only high'ish quality artwork? It says to config the addon in the 1st post but I dont see these options after pressing C.
settings > add-ons > enabled add-ons > program add-ons
press c on the artist slideshow add-on and there should be an option configure.
if it's missing, make sure you're using the latest available version of the addon:
v0.1.0 for xbmc dharma
v1.0.0 for xbmc pre-eden
- paul elder - 2011-08-03 09:46
Dumb question I have just come across this would like to try it running latest version of t on new mac mini but how do I download this add on I can't see anything in add on's
- PantsOnFire - 2011-08-03 15:54
ronie Wrote:settings > add-ons > enabled add-ons > program add-ons
Thanks for the pointer, followed your advice, sorted it. cheers
just an observation: Say you are listening to Muse, and it finds an artwork good enough and displays it. Then the song ends and next it plays Outkast (but now the script does not find a good enough artwork), xbmc continues to show the Muse artowrk, which just seems a bit odd I think (if you look up at the tv and see Muse artwork while Outkast are playing).
Maybe it's what you intended for the script I don't want to criticise. I just wonder if it would be better simply showing nothing if nothing good enough is found?
- MarcosQui - 2011-08-04 14:07
ronie, once again, congratulations, you have done a great job.
One question: Is there any chance to adapt the script to the startup, in order to use Home Menu ?
- ronie - 2011-08-04 17:29
MarcosQui Wrote:ronie, once again, congratulations, you have done a great job.
not sure what you want to do?
but yes, you can start the script in startup.xml
- ronie - 2011-08-04 17:34
PantsOnFire Wrote:Thanks for the pointer, followed your advice, sorted it. cheers
that shouldn't happen, the script should clear the slideshow if nothing's downloaded and no previously downloaded images are found.
if you can reproduce this, please post a debug log.
- MarcosQui - 2011-08-04 19:30
I want to be able to run a music directly on the home menu and show the pictures, but the script will only search the data if has running a song, if you call it before (startup) it shows nothing.
- ronie - 2011-08-05 00:33
made a few changes to the script and you should now be able to run it at startup.
- allow the script to start even when there is no music playing
- store images in the addon_data/script.artistslideshow folder instead of the thumbnails directory
- use xbmcvfs.mkdir to create folders (NEEDS RECENT NIGHTLY BUILD!)