[RELEASE] MediaStream_Redux (My Remake) - Printable Version
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- Jezz_X - 2009-07-07 09:10
taxigps can you do me a favor and try replacing yours with this file.
http://blackbolt.x-scene.com/Jezz_X/VideoOSDCommons.xml (right click save as)
Basically on jmarshalls advice I re-saved the file as utf8 format and it seems to have fixed it for the 2 chinese fonts I downloaded off the web. I did try the original file first and got the same error but the new one seems to have fixed it (for me) and I'd like you to confirm because I really don't want to remove those chars if I don't have too
P.S. if you have a translated skins string.xml too upload it for me somewhere and I will add it to the skins next download as long as you tell me if its "Chinese (Simple)" or "Chinese (Traditional)"
- Broads - 2009-07-07 09:26
To carry on what skunk said, I can see it from both perspectives.
Having and endless stream of options on a home page takes an age to get to where you want, and repeats information.
Where this falls over is the usabilty factor for the uniniciated. WAGS and kids.
When the wife and kids use they can't get their heads around using the library option?! [Why]?
I personally have all movies and tv shows scanned to library, apart from the kids movies, These I have enabled via the videos option. This has a dual purpose as its easier for them to find, and I dont have to look through kids movies when looking to see what movie I want.
Then again, I did also like seeing the TV Fanart from the home menu. I have some nice wallpaper, of frekles from lost..
USIBILITY.... If Provided in the settings people can make their own choice, I think different scenarios will probably fit different people.
- taxigps - 2009-07-07 09:35
Jezz_X Wrote:taxigps can you do me a favor and try replacing yours with this file.I have tested this utf8 file, It works well. Thanks!
I have translated the string.xml file to "Chinese (Simple)". Can I mail it to you?
BTW, what's the mean of "Aired", the <string id="31322">?
- Jezz_X - 2009-07-07 09:43
taxigps Wrote:I have tested this utf8 file, It works well. Thanks!
Glad it worked I sent you a PM on the forum
- xexe - 2009-07-07 09:44
jmarshall Wrote:See the left menu for fanart.
Thanks for that, worked as intended.
To comment on the 3 item homepage (i.e. TV MOVIE VIDEO), I can say with absolute certainty that my family immediately found this intuitive and was THE main reason we moved to mediastream.
I am sure alot of this is personal preference but just for the record; with the single video entry on homepage I had had to explain how to find stuff to the family (and they still get lost); with the 3 entry homescreen I never had to explain anything they just knew intuitively how to use it. For me that says it all.
- jmarshall - 2009-07-07 09:49
Agreed skunkm0nkee - it's primarily an underlying problem with XBMC per-se: separate files and library is silly.
If the people conducting the test had setup xbmc (and thus mediastream) well, the users wouldn't have had a problem, as library mode would have been all setup for them, and no matter where they clicked they would have at least gotten a video or two.
The main problem is when things aren't setup - that's where the single button wins for usability - clicking it gives you files view and access to media. The 3 items then is only confusing because lots of people don't know what "Videos" is compared to "Movies". No idea how to fix that (without fixing the underlying problem with XBMC!)
One real simple way to make the 3 items more usable for new users would be to condition the movies + shows buttons based on whether there's anything in the library. I think Jezz_X does this on the slide-out menu?
- skunkm0nkee - 2009-07-07 10:26
jmarshall Wrote:One real simple way to make the 3 items more usable for new users would be to condition the movies + shows buttons based on whether there's anything in the library. I think Jezz_X does this on the slide-out menu?Makes sense, will maybe have a play with that when I revisit the original MediaStream code.
- Jezz_X - 2009-07-07 10:41
The whole seperate Tv shows and Movies and Videos thing I think basically comes down to your familiarity with how xbmc works.
If your a complete noob and click on TV Shows and its completely empty I'm sure it is confusing.
But if you have been using XBMC for a while and are fimiliar with the whole video library and fetching meta data to fill it. It really is a great addon to be able to link directly too it for easy access.
But yeah like jmarshall said I currently make sure that the buttons (in the side menu) don't even show if you don't have content for them in the library. And if I add it to the main menu it will be the same. You wont even be able to enable them if you don't have any content
- taxigps - 2009-07-07 11:04
Jezz_X Wrote:Glad it worked I sent you a PM on the forum
I have sent the Chinese (Simple) string.xml file to you, please check it.
- Hitcher - 2009-07-07 11:34
Jezz_X Wrote:But yeah like jmarshall said I currently make sure that the buttons (in the side menu) don't even show if you don't have content for them in the library. And if I add it to the main menu it will be the same. You wont even be able to enable them if you don't have any contentIs that a 'yes' then?