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- Nuka1195 - 2009-12-27 21:06
nice, what did you use to convert to x264?
- v0lrath - 2009-12-27 21:08
Nuka1195 Wrote:nice, what did you use to convert to x264?
Handbrake does a good job. Just set the quality to 100%, it doesn't affect the filesize much with these still image videos anyway. I think 10 seconds is too long. Maybe 7 is better?
EDIT: MKV videos uploaded. Check them out in my signature.
- timdog82001 - 2009-12-28 00:21
I'm having some trouble figuring out the slideshow portion of the script. Everything else seems to work perfectly. I'm running on Windows 7 with the Camelot repack of XBMC, r26017 according to system info, and the most recent available version of the script available via the SVN Repo Installer as of today, December 27, 2009. I have had this problem on XBMC rc1 also (the only other version in which I have tried this script), and have tried deleting the script and script data and reinstalling the script which also solved nothing.
I read through this entire thread looking for insight but found little. I'm not entirely clear on where exactly the slides.xml file should go? I figured out eventually its supposed to go in the folder with the slides, but where exactly? Do all slides need to be in one folder (no subfolders), with one slides.xml? Or can you have all slides split up into various folders, each with their individual slides.xml files? I have tried both, and neither seems to work.
My folder structure looks like this: C:\Users\Tim\XBMC Stuff\Home Theater Stuff\Trivia Slides\TEST\Scrambled
The "Scrambled" folder contains images named "Q1q.jpg" "Q1c.jpg" "Q1a.jpg" "Q2q.jpg" and so on, all images in sets of three with a question, clue and answer. I placed a slides.xml file in both the "Scrambled" folder and in the "Test" folder, and tried setting the trivia images path in settings to both those folders, and both situations resulted in a "script failed" dialog popping up. My slides.xml files look like this:
Removing the slides.xml files and setting the trivia image path to the "Scrambled" folder makes the script work, but of course the images all display completely randomly and not in groupings.
Anyway, am I doing something wrong here? Insight from anybody would be helpful.
Here's a debug log of when I tried the script with the trivia folder set to "Test": http://pastebin.ca/1728836
...And here's one with the trivia folder set to "Scrambled": http://pastebin.ca/1728837
- Nuka1195 - 2009-12-28 00:36
you didn't read the whole thread.
i have said different slide types need to be in there own folders, more than once. q&a folders need the slides.xml file.
if your images are on a local folder in windows, there was a bug where recursive scanning didn't work, or does it for you? it didn't here.
so put the slides.xml in the folder where the q&a slides are and keep each type separate.
- timdog82001 - 2009-12-28 00:55
Nuka1195 Wrote:you didn't read the whole thread.
That's what I did. I have only one type of slide in that "Scrambled" folder, and there is a slides.xml file in that folder as I mentioned in my previous post. Currently, the "Scrambled" folder is the only folder in the "TEST" folder, for testing purposes - trying to keep things simple until I can get it working. And I must apologize, I admit I didn't read back through every single post of the whole thread, but I did search for the word "slide" on each page of the thread and read every post that included the word, and also read every post of the first and last 5 pages or so. In retrospect, I probably could have expanded that and also searched for the words trivia, image, picture, etc. Regardless, to reduce questions in the future, it may be helpful to mention explicitly in the initial post where the slides.xml file goes?
And yes it's a local folder and recursive scanning does not seem to work. Perhaps I should just wait until you release the update and see if your fix for that fixes my problems..
- Nuka1195 - 2009-12-28 01:19
a little busy to update the first post. if you want to write something that explains it better. that you would understand. that would be helpful.
i'll probably commit the unfinished version later tonight, since it fixes some bugs also.
- timdog82001 - 2009-12-28 01:41
No problem, I almost suggested that earlier. How about changing:
* slides.xml format (all format fields are required, use something not in your filenames for formats not required eg( "N/A" ), without a slides.xml, each image file is added as a question, slides.xml uses regex):
* Be sure to separate out your slides of different group types (e.g., question and answer, or question, clue and answer) or naming conventions (e.g., Q1a.jpg and Q1b.jpg VS. Q1q.jpg and Q1a.jpg) into separate subfolders and add a slides.xml to each of these subfolders. The slides.xml format is as shown below (all format fields are required; use something not in your filenames for formats not required eg ( "N/A" ); without a slides.xml, each image file is added as a question; slides.xml uses regex):
Feel free to condense if you feel it's too wordy...I have a rather obvious tendency to write too much.
- Nuka1195 - 2009-12-28 01:56
added. nicely worded.
i'm not the english major in the family. in case anybody wondered.
- Nuka1195 - 2009-12-28 04:48
some settings you'll see are not enabled yet. also i highly recommend you delete your userdata/script_data/HTE/settings.xml file as i've changed some names
this is considered a beta. so before you post any bugs, read this thread after this post to see if it's a known issue.
- mccorkled - 2009-12-28 05:17
It seems like hte intro outro videos and coming attraction outro are the same. Can you explain he difference?