[MAC] ViMediaManager - Media Manager for Mac OS X! - Printable Version
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- MariusTh86 - 2011-09-21 10:36
Ogi010 Wrote:I'm assuming holding ALT starts the program in debug mode?
That's indeed Debug Mode, which stops ViMM from loading NFO files at startup, but it will still read the first selected movie's NFO file.
It might help moving the NFO files of any movies that might seem to be giving troubles and start from scratch with ViMediaManager.
Let me know if it helps.
- Ogi010 - 2011-09-21 10:41
sorry for the silly double post... PC crashed on me when I posted the last post...
- Ogi010 - 2011-09-21 10:59
Rebooted my WHS, and now I'm getting some very different behavior.... like it's working type behavior.
I can't figure out what sorting order all my movies are in, as they are not alphabetical ... not sure if that matters or not.
Thanks for being patient with me, glad to know that everything on your end was working and the fault was at my end
- MariusTh86 - 2011-09-21 11:06
Ogi010 Wrote:Rebooted my WHS, and now I'm getting some very different behavior.... like it's working type behavior.
Naturally, glad to hear that it seems to be working.
You can see the sorting order option in the app's General preferences.
If nothing changes when changing this option you might need to manually reload the list by pressing the reload button.
And feel free to let me know if you run into anything else. ^^
- Ogi010 - 2011-09-21 11:21
I've gotten to play w/ this program some now, and I have to say for an early beta, this is amazing. It's not nearly as complex as Media Companion (what I have used for Windows) is. I don't particularly care for other sources to scrap from besides TMDB and TheTVDB, so if those are the easiest to code for, keep on keeping on.
I'm not sure if this is proper behavior:
I'm able to see only a portion of the fanart in the background, and it's very grayed out.
I do have a feature request.
Lots of skins recognize "banner.jpg", independent from poster.jpg. Having the ability to download both posters (posters being poster.jpg) and banners (banners being banner.jpg), and if available landscape images (naturally being landscape.jpg) would be fantastic. As the Aeon MQ 2 skin allows for multiple views of switching back and forth, there is no reason we (users) can't have both sets of thumbnails sitting in the movie folder. I'm not sure how other folders handle this, but I imagine that they do something similar as well.
- MariusTh86 - 2011-09-21 11:33
Ogi010 Wrote:I've gotten to play w/ this program some now, and I have to say for an early beta, this is amazing. It's not nearly as complex as Media Companion (what I have used for Windows) is. I don't particularly care for other sources to scrap from besides TMDB and TheTVDB, so if those are the easiest to code for, keep on keeping on.
Thanks, I've made sure to keep it as simple and Mac like as possible
They gray area is not acceptable behavior, it should be filling out the screen with movie information, something might have gone reading the preferences, so you might have to remove it again to fix it.
Banners and landscape images are supported for TV shows as banner and tv thumbs.
For movies i'm downloading the images from TMDB, which does not have banners or landscape images for movies, so I don't have anything to download for movies.
If you have a source where you get these from, let me know and I'll look into adding it if I can, but until then it's limited to Posters and Fanart.
- demosthien - 2011-09-21 11:38
i814u2 Wrote:This option already exists. Please check the file menu.
Ha! There you go then... I hadn't even seen that option in there. I was expecting a button on the main window so must have just blinded myself to it in the menu.
Thanks for that.
- Ogi010 - 2011-09-21 11:48
MariusTh86 Wrote:Thanks, I've made sure to keep it as simple and Mac like as possible
Quote:They gray area is not acceptable behavior, it should be filling out the screen with movie information, something might have gone reading the preferences, so you might have to remove it again to fix it.
Will attempt this as soon as it's done fetching all data. Which reminds me, feature request number 2. A stop/cancel button when fetching data would be useful
Quote:Banners and landscape images are supported for TV shows as banner and tv thumbs.
I think I might have spoken too vaguely.
Since there are skins that have both banner and poster views, it's easy to go back and forth between the two. What I am trying to avoid is having to download/rename new thumbs each time I want to switch from a banner to a poster view. Currently, as far as I can tell, the behavior of ViMediaManager allows for only posters OR banners to be downloaded (and named "poster.jpg"). What I would like is the ability to download posters AND banners (named "poster.jpg" and "banner.jpg" respectfully). Hope that makes a little more sense.
- MariusTh86 - 2011-09-21 11:58
Ogi010 Wrote:It shows
Unfortunateley, the progress window has been made to just show whatever I put into it, I've failed to make it interact or send message back on weather it's been closed, though I've been bothered enough with this as well, so i'll probably be looking into this sooner or later.
so, poster.jpg and banner.jpg is actually the same image with a different name?
- Ogi010 - 2011-09-21 12:14
MariusTh86 Wrote:so, poster.jpg and banner.jpg is actually the same image with a different name?
Nope, they are different images.
banner.jpg is a banner and poster.jpg is a poster.
Aeon MQ 2 (and I imagine most XBMC skins) can use thumbnails other than poster.jpg.
So let's say I have a poster view I like, and a banner view I like, and I switch between the two regularly. Currently, each time I would want to switch view types, I would have to overwrite the poster.jpg files with either a banner or a poster, depending on the view type within the skin I wanted, which can get annoying, should I say want to switch views regularly.
Now with most skins, it can look for banner files in ..\TV Show\banner.jpg (instead of poster.jpg). So if you're watching a skin through a poster view, you can see posters (and more importantly, poster.jpg), and if you switch to a banner view, you will see banners without having to rename/overwrite files, since the banner view will look for banner files as banner.jpg.
I know this is confusing, if it still doesn't make sense, I can take a video using fraps illustrating what I'm talking about.