xTV Wrap View Mod using FanArt Backdrops - Printable Version
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- Kris_Toff - 2008-09-08 15:48
rtwight Wrote:I've been trying to get this working, but can't seem to have any luck. Do you need a certain rev of XBMC for this to work? And what exact paths do the files need to be in?
The CommonViewTypes.xml file I put out was for the 16x9 TVs. If you are using a 4x3, then overwrite the CommonViewTypes.xml file into xbmc/skin/xTV/PAL (not PAL16x9) with this one. (make a backup !)
CommonViewFile.xml for 4x3 TVs
- deezee69 - 2008-10-17 11:26
would it be possable to do this for a folder ect having james bond folder in movies with a james bond movies collection and one fanart pic for the folder and seperate dvd poster for each movie. also would this be possable for tv show once again a fanart for the folder and maybe instead of dvd poster like movies it load the pre grabed thumbs for each tv ep.
i ask this because from what i understand is that what you did is put fanart in file mode which i thought was only available in library mode.
- Kris_Toff - 2008-10-17 15:27
It is unlikely without some source change. The fanart.image tag is referring to a file ListItem, not a folder. I have tried several combination quickly but had no success so far.
Maybe a suggestion to the developement team/forum ?
If you have each episode as a file in this folder, it would work like any other movie file, that is using the same format in the folder:
- gferrazzano - 2008-10-24 15:51
Hi all. I am having trouble getting this to work. I know I'm missing something easy. I've replaced the two xml files and have the jpg in the correct format (-fanart appended to video name + .jpg) but the backdrops dont show up. The view is indeed altered, just no backdrop. I have enabled fanart in the Xtv settings so I'm stumped.
Thanks for working on this, you guys amaze me.
- Kris_Toff - 2008-10-24 17:01
gferrazzano Wrote:Hi all. I am having trouble getting this to work. I know I'm missing something easy. I've replaced the two xml files and have the jpg in the correct format (-fanart appended to video name + .jpg) but the backdrops dont show up. The view is indeed altered, just no backdrop. I have enabled fanart in the Xtv settings so I'm stumped.
I have "patched" 3 of my friends xbmc boxes (and the 2 I got) and it worked right away... It also works like a charm using xbmc_pc...
Can you check in debug mode if you see clues about why it wouldn't work ?
I recommend the backdrop files to be like around 200k.
Does anyone have problems making this work ?
Check the log file in debug mode and report back.
- teesane - 2008-10-30 08:43
Kris_Toff Wrote:Like that ?
I've tried changing pretty much most of the numbers in the commonview and myvideo but I still can't seem to change the size of the focused or any of the pictures along that x cordinates. What am I not doing ?
- Kris_Toff - 2008-10-30 16:36
teesane Wrote:Hi Kris
Search for the Major XML section that says "VideoWrapView" in CommonViewTypes.xml...
In it, there are 2 xml sections to consider:
-One section that starts with itemlayout
-One with focusedlayout.
Each of these has 4 XML elements; (2 for normal and 2 for inversed/reflection)
Those 2 XML elements are :the DVD box and the thumbnail image (cover)
You need to change the reference point and the width/height according so that they align with precision...
I see in your snapshot that you fanart backdrop image is not aligned with the reflection line (which makes it look odd)... Make its height a little bigger... (that's in myVideo.xml).
Play with it and report back. It is not that hard with try and error... I found it easier to start with the DVD boxes only (comment the 2 sections for the thumbnail image; normal and inverted) and once it is aligned, then plug back and align the cover images pixel by pixel.
ALSO, remember that you have to do it for the CommonViewTypes.xml file in the PAL folder as well so that it works for people with 4/3 TVs.
- teesane - 2008-10-30 19:11
Hey Kris, thanks for the quick reply. I'm gonna test it out tonight, and post back
- batrad - 2008-11-03 22:19
Love the view with the Fanart..I use Titled Icons for the DVD covers and your mod puts a black background around the DVD Icons.
Is it possible to make the background around the DVD icons transparent ? So the fanart bleeds through ?
- Kris_Toff - 2008-11-03 22:35
batrad Wrote:Hi Kris,
I think what you are talking about is the DVD jacket (box) image, not a black background...
You can always edit that part out following the information edited 2 posts below..