MiniMeedia v0.90 Released (17/06/2009) - Printable Version
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MiniMeedia v0.90 Released (17/06/2009) - skunkm0nkee - 2009-06-17 20:56
Sorry for the delay in getting this release out but I was cycling from London to Paris last week and that (along with work) has taken up most of my time over the last few weeks.
Still I've managed to get quite a few new features coded, the most obvious of which are the updated Showcase view and the inclusion of media flags. Both of these are still work in progress but they are along the lines of what I'm planning to do so you should get a decent idea of what they're about.
I've also added further alternative fonts to try and please those users that think the current fonts aren't serious enough for a media centre.
The main changes are as follows:
Movie Info dialog (with new media flags):
Use Recent Version of XBMC
In order to get the best out of this release you need to be using a version of XBMC built in the in the last day or so (since the changes to XBMC for media flags has only just been added). As yet the media flagging has not been added to a t3ch release so just use the most recent available.
If you do decide to use it without an up to date version of XBMC then you may find that you can't see any of the media flags and none of the backgrounds appear. You have been warned.
If you really have to run an old version (or you run PLEX which doesn't support the newer features that XBMC does) then have a look at this thread - Temporary Fixes for Older XBMC Builds
Genre Poster Packs
In this version I've added support for Genre Poster Packs (such as the one in this thread - Movie Genre Posters). To take advantage of this feature please see this thread - MiniMeedia and Genre Poster Packs
If you do find any problems or have any suggestions on improvements to the skin please describe them as fully as possible and give screenshots where possible.
Have fun and enjoy!
Skin download link - MiniMeedia v0.90
The skin itself does not contain any real background images since most users will already have a set of background images that they like (for MediaStream and Aeon skins etc) and I assume most users will be using fanart for the Movies and TV Shows anyway.
I have a nice set of custom background images that I use and aim to provide download links so that users can use these if they want.
Background download links -
Movies - Movies Backgrounds 1 Movies Backgrounds 2
TV Shows - TV Show Backgrounds
Videos - Videos Backgrounds
Music - Music Backgrounds
Pictures - Pictures Backgrounds
System - System Backgrounds
Power - Power Backgrounds
DVD - DVD Backgrounds
The skin is setup to work with Weather Fanart (the weather background should match the current weather conditions) and to get this working properly I recommend downloading timdog's Weather Fanart pack
- xbs08 - 2009-06-17 21:08
- Waffa - 2009-06-17 21:08
- Radikaltimes - 2009-06-17 21:10
Downloading ... thank you for the updates
- skunkm0nkee - 2009-06-17 21:11
I've updated the Gallery thread with some of the new screenshots of the Showcase view and flags etc.
- Radikaltimes - 2009-06-17 21:18
ok i need some guidance now...
no flags are showing ..well only 1 movie is showing 480 ..
is that because of my .nfo files?? i used emm to create them
- Waffa - 2009-06-17 21:28
Works for me and didn't mess up my .nfo files.
But do miss : Flag images for different video formats.
Flag images for different audio formats and flag images for different video resolutions works great and like it.!!
Btw nice job on showcase.
Don't know for sure but xbmc scrapes the flags directly from the video file.
Don't know if it looks first into your .nfo file. (Think not.)
- Radikaltimes - 2009-06-17 21:32
uhhh if i remove a movie from the database and re-scan .. the flags come up ...
i re-did the whole database .. and all the video flags come up .. but only 1 audio flag out 128 movies
ok if i remove the nfo file and change the scrape to imdb .. i get studio .. no rating no video or audio flags ..
being that other users are getting the proper information .. there is something wrong with my setup .. i just can figure out what it is
the video flags look nice
- xbs08 - 2009-06-17 21:37
Works for me too. I don't care about the codecs anyway
I think .nfo aren't used anymore, xbmc picks that info directly from the files.
Only one thing i've noticed in showcase view, sortletter is overlaping the ratings images (this is not a big problem cause the sortletter hides when not in use).
EDIT: I suggest that studio and rating should be on the left so that resolution and audio format/channels stay together on the right.
suggested revisions? - vajonam - 2009-06-17 21:53
can you recommend a revision after which media flagging was meged into trunk? from what i see its, > 21081
Also, can you tell us if we need to rescan the library for it to work? or will it pickup the media flags automagically?