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- FenceMan - 2010-01-21 18:23
First of all thank you for the script, this is one of the best ideas ever.
This may have been asked before, thread is very long, but is there a way to hide the pop up boxes that happen while the script is loading the playlist and pop up between videos? Thanks.
- dbldown768 - 2010-01-21 18:48
messywrk Wrote:you seem to have the same problem, that I'm having since yesterday..
Wow, I must been loosing it. Thanks for the tip, I don't see what your talking about. I did see your post earlier mentioning this problem. If you could help clarify, I would appreciate it. ~/HTE/Ratings does translate to /home/xbmc/HTE/Rating.
There are a few other things that I would like to point out to maybe help the problem. First off, all of my media is store on a different pc (movies, tv, etc). The ratings files are stored on my local xbmc pc. In the configuration of the script, i needed to create a new video library that pointed to this local folder before the HTE script configuration would let me choose that location.
I did see on the first page, that all ratings content should be the form of .avi? My content is in the .png format?
1) Do I need to rename these files? I have tried and that did not seem to work?
2) Can still images just be displayed for a few sec?
3) If images cannot be stored, do these ratings files need to just be a small avi clip instead?
- messywrk - 2010-01-21 18:56
..regarding the "trivia problem" on the last page:
I am beginning to hate finding the solution just a few moments after posting the forums (.. and i've tried a few hours beforehand of course) .. BUT:
the problem is/was (xbmcscript_trivia.py):
Quote: if ( slidesxml_exists and mpaa_ratings.get( self.mpaa, -1 ) < mpaa_ratings.get( mpaa, -1 ) ):
My Movies are not rated with the mpaa ratings (G, PG, etc.) - so the script could'nt calculate the if clause properly and skipped every folder..
..just remove that from the .py - if you're having the same problem.
- messywrk - 2010-01-21 19:00
dbldown768 Wrote:~/HTE/Ratings does translate to /home/xbmc/HTE/Rating.
I thought it was translating to /home/HTE/rating.. had that problem with an appended "xbmc" to the path and so...
Quote:2) Can still images just be displayed for a few sec?
Actually I have read that for the ratings an image is not possible, since when the video playlist has been started for one time, it is not possible for the script to play anything else than videos.
Try putting some .avis in that Folder named "U", "NR", "PG", etc.
- messywrk - 2010-01-21 19:01
FenceMan Wrote:First of all thank you for the script, this is one of the best ideas ever.
yepp, has been asked before.
use local cached videos (trailer download) - then there is no caching inbetween, ergo no popup boxes.
- Juanflaco - 2010-01-21 20:12
messywrk Wrote:..regarding the "trivia problem" on the last page:The rating of your chosen movie and the slide ratings are completely unrelated. Within the script settings you specify a maximum rating for slides (to easily show only cartoon slides before a kids' movie, for example.)
The "Rating" field in slides.xml is, I believe, required. If you don't want to use this functionality, you should put Rating="N/A" in your slides.xml.
- FenceMan - 2010-01-21 20:55
messywrk Wrote:yepp, has been asked before.
So it will download to my local HD automatically? Is there more configuration needed? Thanks.
- messywrk - 2010-01-21 23:15
Juanflaco Wrote:The rating of your chosen movie and the slide ratings are completely unrelated. ..
This is totally correct for users which either have correct MPAA rated Movies, or don't have anything rated at all.("N/A").
In my case I have German Movie Ratings (FSK 6, FSK 12, FSK 18,..) which seems to break the .py script in the "select case" statement a few lines above my quoted part.. Then the if simply breaks apart and sends every Folder to Hell.. This happens regardless of it's rating, even when rating feature is completely turned off in the script settings.
I am aware my hack looses this functionality of the script. But I don't need rated slides anyways and it wouldn't have worked any other way - except for me merging to US-Ratings.
- messywrk - 2010-01-21 23:24
FenceMan Wrote:So it will download to my local HD automatically? Is there more configuration needed? Thanks.
I'm sorry, i don't really know - because I've choosen another way to download them which seemed handier to me in the first place..
There is a script/programm called "ATD" in this Thread somewhere (newest release: http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=482655&postcount=418) which Downloads all Trailers from Apple via CMD-line. It's kinda really simple and you can choose how many, from what date and the resolution.
I suggest you read the posts from Therms on the ATD to get going
- Juanflaco - 2010-01-22 02:24
messywrk Wrote:This is totally correct for users which either have correct MPAA rated Movies, or don't have anything rated at all.("N/A").I think we're miscommunicating. There is NO CONNECTION between the rating of your movie and any trivia functionality whatsoever, your movies can be rated in english, german, or ancient hieroglyph and the slideshow rating functionality will work.
The only element of this script related to your movie rating is the playing of a rating video (R.avi, etc.) before the feature. In which case I'm pretty sure your movie ratings will need to match the expected (PG, PG-13,R, etc.)
When you say you had to edit the script or it "wouldn't have worked any other way" I don't think you're correct. If you simply add Rating = "N/A" to your slides.xml you should be good to go (then you won't have to worry about editing the script again when new versions are released.)
I hope this helps; again it's completely distinct - you can queue an "R" rated feature, but set your trivia rating to "PG" and you'll see a bunch of G & PG rated slides before the feature.