[Archive] Transparency! - v0.27 - Printable Version
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- ronie - 2009-06-25 22:02
How to enable all those new features in Transparency!
ClearArt will show a transparent icon in the corner of the screen when you pause a tv show or bring up the info window.
You can enable this featurein this way: Settings > Skin Settings > General > Enable ClearArt for TV Show Episodes
Also enter the path to your main TV Shows folder below.
(e.g. /home/xbmc/Media/TV Shows)
Put a semi-transparent image of a certain TV Show in the folder of that TV Show. The filename of the image should be: clearart.png
(e.g. /home/xbmc/Media/TV Shows/House/clearart.png)
- more info on ClearArt
- download tv show images, ready for use: here
note: it now also shows 'finished time' and media flags, as requested.
cdArt will show a spinning cd during playback in the fullscreen info window.
I've added a lot of animations to this, so on window open thecd will slide out of the case and start spinning.
on pause it'll slowdown to a full stop. if you use forward the cd will spin faster (and even much faster and faster on forward 2x 4x 8x 16 and 32x)
the same happens on reverse, but in the opposite direction of course. on window close, the cd will stop spinning and slide back in the cd case.
this feature is enabled by default and will use a blank cd if no custom cd images are available.
if you want to use your own images, go to Settings > Skin Settings > General > Music Folder Path and enter the path to your main Music folder.
Next put a semi transparent cd image of a certain album in the folder of that album. The filename should be cdart.png
(e.g. /home/xbmc/Media/Music/Blink-182/Greatest Hits/cdart.png)
Note: this will only work if your directory structure is something like: Music/Artist/Album.
- more info on cdArt
- download cd images, ready for use: here
- watch a live demo to get the idea: here
Display fanart of the currently playing song in Now Playing / Visualisation Window / Home Screen
There were some requests for it, so i've figured out a workaround to make it possible.
Enable the feature here: Settings > Skin Settings > General > Change fanart on song change in Now Playing view
Also enter the path to your Music folder below (if you haven't already done so).
This feature will only work if there's a fanart.jpg image available in the artist folder.
You can also enable the same functionality to use fanart instead of the default visualisations xbmc will show during music playback.
Settings > Skin Settings > General > Use fanart instead of visualisation
again, enter the path to your Music folder below (if you haven't already done so).
Videos in Filemode
Some prefer the Video button on the main menu to take them to Video Files instead of Video Library.
This is now possible: Settings > Home window > Videos Menu - Use File Mode
Apple Movie Trailers on the Home Menu
Also a request for this feature was made. You can add the Trailers button by enabling it just like all the other Home Button options,
but you also have to enter the path to the Apple Movie Trailers script: Settings > Skin Settings > Home window > Aplle Movie Trailers Path
And enter the path to the script. (e.g. /home/xbmc/.xbmc/scripts/Apple Movie Trailers)
Files Mode - Moseby99 - 2009-06-25 22:40
ronie Wrote:Transparency! v0.27 now available
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for implementing the files mode!!!!!!
- dynamix - 2009-06-25 22:49
I'm very excited to check out the new update, thanks ronie!
On a sidenote: I've read your pm. Will come back to that asap.
Download is busted - Moseby99 - 2009-06-25 23:01
Moseby99 Wrote:THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for implementing the files mode!!!!!!
After several attempts the download fails (Doesn't complete) I only got 12 megs the last time.
- ronie - 2009-06-25 23:20
Moseby99 Wrote:After several attempts the download fails (Doesn't complete) I only got 12 megs the last time.
Check your PM for another download link. ;-)
edit: or try again now...
- Burncycle - 2009-06-26 06:13
Great skin Ronie. Thanks for all the hard work.
- moshelog - 2009-06-26 06:19
thx for the great skin .
i just dont know how to enable those new features , clearart cdart ..etc.
"Enable the feature here: Settings > Skin Settings > General > Change fanart on song change in Now Playing view"
when i go to setting i dont have skin setting option all i have is :
video music picture profiles
weather network system appearance
plz let me know how can i enable those features
- Bram77 - 2009-06-26 08:13
Great work ronie!
- daje - 2009-06-26 08:37
moshelog Wrote:when i go to setting i dont have skin setting option all i have is :
Click right on yout remote/keyboard when you're in settings, and skin settings will show up on the left menu bar
Once again Ronie, great work on this little baby!
- Try4Ce - 2009-06-26 08:56
Is it normal that the cdArt Panel disappears when doing nothing but listening? It just fades... have to press a button to get it reappearing...