MediaStream Skin Feature Requests - Printable Version
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- skunkm0nkee - 2008-12-12 13:45
logictester Wrote:i'd love to see the main menu in home, slide out when idle revealing the full hi-res images set as backgrounds in TV Movies Weather and such
Yep, this is something we've toyed with in the past but neverf really followed up on. Would be good to try it properly at some point, have added it to the list.
- paul - 2008-12-12 16:09
logictester Wrote:i'd love to see the main menu in home, slide out when idle revealing the full hi-res images set as backgrounds in TV Movies Weather and suchBest idea i have seen so far.
Please do add this feature
- warwon - 2008-12-12 16:27
I'll look into the shoutcast thing again, I never saw it.
I had to add shoutcast manually to the sources listed...
- tjost - 2008-12-17 02:16
i wish that the menubar on the left side more transparent is and maybe a 4:3 movie in menu view complete on the right side is.
- Peter_T - 2008-12-17 22:08
+1 for some sort of transparency (solid or gradient or something else) in the main menu in order to take full advantage of fanart.
- azido - 2008-12-17 23:42
i'm missing the "seen/unseen" icons in coverflow mode for movies and tv-shows.
any chance you might add them there, too? since it is my favorite mode when it comes to design, but i really like to see i.e. which tv episodes i've already watched.
- paul - 2008-12-19 21:46
azido Wrote:i'm missing the "seen/unseen" icons in coverflow mode for movies and tv-shows.
Well spotted i had not noticed the missing watched/unwatched overlay textures in coverflow mode it must be an oversight.
could this be added at some point please or give us some pointers as to how to do it our selves?
- rodstrod - 2008-12-20 19:02
I have my albums displayed in Wall Stream view, which is fantastic! by the way. Would it possible to add an option to shuffle the view of the albums from alphabetical to just a random shuffle....sometimes when I go to choose an album I always end up choosing from the first half of the alphabet, as I don't get any further before I decide to listen to something.
Just an idea.
Music List Tagging & Shuffle Mode - TomJensen - 2008-12-21 05:11
With the current Mediastream skin, music queuing doesn't show any visual cue that a file has been tagged, and you need to switch back and forth between the playlist screen and regular screen if you forget which has been tagged. My request would be to change a song's color to show its queued status, with a number overlay to show its position in the queue. If it's queued more than once, it would have multiple numbers. I'll also request an "unqueue" key so you can remove a song w/o having to go into the playlist screen and hit Delete.
The XBMC shuffle (via the "Random" function) seems broken to me. In a 10-song CD folder, it doesn't always play all of the song before quitting. Also, the Shuffle turns itself off after each play, so you have to turn it back on. Not sure if this is a XBMC thing or a skin thing.
My suggestion is to have two Shuffle modes: shuffle-once and shuffle-repeat. The modes should work automatically within a playlist if one is active, or traverse the whole listing if no playlist.
Customize Font - TomJensen - 2008-12-21 05:25
I have a couple of issues with font handling in Mediastream: they're too small (or too big in some cases), and they can't handle Vietnamese characters. To kill two birds with one stone, and also to solve the HD/SD legibility issue, I'd suggest allowing the customizing of font size for each screen. This would require more flexible layouts that can accomodate size changes to some degree.
I'm not sure why Mediastream uses three different font types (Arial, Default, AltDefault) when all three look pretty similar to me (they're all san serif types). This, in combo with two hardwired sizes, then separate 4:3 and 16:9 ARs, make for 24 different combinations. If there is just one fontset with user-customizable size change, then you have only one combo to deal with. KISS.