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Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - james_stewart - 2012-05-03 22:29
First of all let me start off by saying I love this skin. But I'm having an issue with adding submenus to the movies main menu. Here's what I'm doing.
I organize my movies into separate categorized folders like boxsets, comedy, war, kids, etc. In MediaBrowser I was able to add categories to the main menu which made accessing a certain genre very easy. Everyone's favorite folder being "New Releases".
Well I saw that your skin had submenus so I got excited. I went into videos and right-clicked the folder containing all Comedies and selected "add to favorites".
I went into the skin settings, menu, movies, favourites 1, and added the comedy folder from my favorites. But when I go to the submenu there is no content. It's a blank window with no thumbnails or text.
Am I doing this wrong? If so, what should I do? Do I need to pick every movie individually? If so this will take ages with the amount of movies I have. Also, why do you only have the option for 3 favorites? Having 5+ submenus would make this skin perfect for me.
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - ronie - 2012-05-03 23:04
known bug, it will be fixed in the next release.
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - james_stewart - 2012-05-03 23:10
Thanks pal. I read your FAQ and so I won't ask you when that release is due
P.S. Can we get the option to add more than 3 favorites to the submenu please.
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - kevenz - 2012-06-06 23:13
I'm having the exact same problem at least I'm not alone.
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - sampras - 2012-06-18 13:59
I have a similar wish I'd like to add files to the movie submenu so I can loose the video menu item but i can't see files in the list to select, can anyone offer any insight?
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - EZ1976 - 2012-06-18 21:31
tried to go back to an overlie version and still have it
any idea when it will be fixed?
does this happen only under windows?
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - ronie - 2012-06-18 22:48
yes, it's a windows only issue.
it's fixed in the svn version of T!
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - JohnWPB - 2012-06-20 06:47
Ronie... Ok, having some problems getting this feature to work here....
Tortoise SVN returns "At revision: 1323" which is the latest as if this post. I did go into the "guisettings.xml" in the userdata folder, and clear out the leftover incorrect settings before putting the new SVN files in place.
When I go into settings and try to add a favorite, as you can see here is now added:
All goes well up to this point. When however I go to the main menu, and pull the submenu from video, and select "Documentaries" it takes me to a VideoList screen with all blank inofrmation. When I click favorites directly from the main menu, and select "Documentaries" the list of shows populates correctly.
After closing XBMC, and looking at the guisettings.xml file again, I see it is still interrupting the text incorrectly, and putting it in the settings. This is the line that is initially places in the settings:
<setting type="string" name="skin.transparency.Menu_Videos_Sub_Custom6.Path">ActivateWindow(10025,"D:\Dvd\'s For Media Center\\TV Test\\",return)</setting>
If I edit this line manually, it is "corrected" back to the original every time XBMC opens AND closes, so I would minimize XBMC, remove the double\\'s and save, close XBMC and reload, the \\'s would stay gone, and the code for an apostrophe was re-saved, but this time, the documentaries loaded from the sub menu!
I am not sure what is going on, but "helping to fix the code manually" and relaunching XBMC, seems to trigger some filters for the text, and corrects it so it then works. Just setting the line back to default, opening the skin, and trying to set up a favorite does not work no matter how many times I tried. But. again. "helping" to clean the code, does work for some odd reason.
This is the line that is ended up with finally, and works correctly in the skin to open the favorites from the sub-menu:
I know the directories I have used are a bit strange, This is my desktop test PC
The correct path to the media I am using to test is: D:\!!!!!!!!!!Dvd's For Media Center\TV Test\
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - ronie - 2012-06-20 23:02
thanx for the detailed report JohnWPB.
the issue you're having seems to be a different one than what was reported before.
i managed to reproduce it, so i'll look into it.
RE: Trying to add submenu in Movies from favorites - ronie - 2012-06-20 23:30
JohnWPB, could you test it with this version of script.favourites?
after installing it, remove the favourite from the submenu, then re-add it.
please let me know if it fixes your issue