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- whitedwarf88 - 2008-07-28 23:02
Hey guys, just wanted to say I'm absolutely in love with Aeon, I was running Front Row 2 with Sapphire previously but with Aeon, there's no going back!
I do have a problem that's popped up, in that whenever I switch to Showcase mode in TV Shows, all my individual episodes don't have a thumbnail but is instead replaced by "Your Icon Here The Aeon Icon Project" this is also the case in menus such as 'Title' 'Genre' 'Year', etc. This seems to be a new problem that's popped up for me in the latest version.
Thanks for any help.
- whitedwarf88 - 2008-07-28 23:03
Just wanted to add that I have the option to generate a thumbnail for videos without posters checked in the options, of course.
Adding new items to home menu - ltmon - 2008-07-29 03:48
Pretty new to all this, so sorry if this is the wrong forum.
I want to be able to access the Apple Movie Trailers plugin directly from the Aeon home menu, via a "Trailers" menu item.
I've had a scan through some of the skin files (Home.xml, homescroller.xml) but it's not obvious to me where to start.
Is this easy to do, or at least possible?
Using .iso for TV DVD and Aeon Library mode - Bahndit - 2008-07-29 11:11
I have been ripping all of my TV series DVD's as .iso and naming them something like series name - s01e01 - s01e02-...- s01e10.iso. I found this to be easier to do than to rip each individual episode with the added bonus of preserving video quality and extras. Using the naming above works for getting the scraper to download all of the episode information however now that I am using the Aeon skin I am disappointed to find that the individual thumbs for each episode aren't used. Aeon appears to be only able to apply one thumb to the file. So I have all of the different episodes (i.e. name and description for each) when viewing a TV season in showcase mode but I have identical thumbs for every episode. If I try and manually change the thumb for one episode it changes them all. Is there any way I can get Aeon to show different thumbs for each episode even though I only have one file (.iso) for multiple episodes or am I stuck?
- djh_ - 2008-07-29 13:35
johnny utah Wrote:I noticed that in the default xbmc skin, when you click "tab" to minimize video, it minimizes into a small video playing on the bottom left side of the screen, like in Windows Media Center.
I dabbled with this once but the overhead, what with the backgrounds changing at the same time, was too much. Worked reasonably well on HTPC, but not on Xbox. I'll have another look at it one day.
- xb2iris - 2008-07-29 20:23
Duncan... I just started using MOVIE FANART... they work too an extent... it's more the transition behavior in the MOVIE section of AEON... (the new Showcase does look amazing, and it's my inspiration for using FANART again)...
- Firstly, once I enter the Movie Library, I have to wait (20s) for a random backdrop to dissapear before any FANART will display...
- Secondly, after this, the screen goes Black until I select a new Movie, after which that movies Fanart displays (which looks amazing)...
- Thirdly, when I select another movie, the screen turns to Black again until the "Info" displays, after which that Movie's Fanart loads (i did notice the new selection's Fanart showing for a split second before the screen turned Black)...
- Fourthly (hmmm), after a few selection changes in the movie list, a random backdrop is loaded, after which I need to wait 20s before the screen returns to Black once again...
So, oh great leaders of AEON knowledge... is this an Aeon Build issue? an XBOX issue? or is something else at fault you can point out
Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks for the great build Duncan!
- djh_ - 2008-07-29 20:32
It's an Xbox issue, I guess. Certainly isn't a problem encountered on HTPC platforms. Seven year old hardware, remember, for an app that isn't even called Xbox Media Center anymore. Many will pay lip service to it still, but we must be looking at its last days.
- xb2iris - 2008-07-29 20:50
Can't seem to turn MOVIE FANART off after that mission... still turns to Black after the first random backdrop... why is that Dunc? (guess it's list view for me for now)
nyways... do have plenty of memory available after the backdrop changes to a black screen... done the memory upgrade a while back...
HAS ANYONE MANAGED TO GET MOVIE FANART TO WORK SMOOTHLY ON AN XBOX?
- chrisdaniels - 2008-07-29 21:12
No need to shout!
Have you done the obvious? namely:
Cleared the cache?
Reset AEON settings?
Resized images? & converted to .bmp?
Turned on XBOX Compatible mode?
Checked debug log for messages/errors?
- Hitcher - 2008-07-29 21:15
Bahndit Wrote:I have been ripping all of my TV series DVD's as .iso and naming them something like series name - s01e01 - s01e02-...- s01e10.iso. I found this to be easier to do than to rip each individual episode with the added bonus of preserving video quality and extras.
If you mean there is more than one episode per ISO image then you're stuck.
I can't understand why you'd want to convert a DVD series to ISO images though - it's a waste of space and they're in the exact same format as the DVD's.
A better solution would be to rip and convert them to xvid with little loss of quality.
Here's a great guide for just that - http://forum.videohelp.com/topic301015.html
xb2iris Wrote:Can't seem to turn MOVIE FANART off after that mission... still turns to Black after the first random backdrop... why is that Dunc? (guess it's list view for me for now)
See the first post.