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- Sharpe - 2010-03-25 10:04
F0x123 Wrote:And another thing I noticed today.
Yes it's along those lines to do with scaling issues and maintaining the correct aspect ratio with the screen size available.
- kiboy6 - 2010-03-25 11:20
Sharpe Wrote:You mean something big and prominent? - Maybe.Yeah exactly that - big and prominent but scrollable Ideally with a kind of DVD boxy outline...I absolutely love the CD wrap view for music albums, so I was thinking of something like that.
Sharpe Wrote:I don't think you currently can do that - perhaps with some sort of restrictive view select screen in the options - ie disable the unused ones.Do we currently have the option to disable views? I wasn't able to find it but maybe i was being thick!
Sharpe Wrote:1. I'd need to rework the root view - something I plan to get round to.Cool!
Sharpe Wrote:2. Well I wouldn't want to copy Ronie's view but the thing I enjoy doing the most are video views - so I'll always be considering changes, it's finding time to do that amongst all the other little things that get requested.
Sounds great - of course I didn't mean to suggest that you copy Ronie's view - not the feel of it anyway. I just meant the layout of that view in terms of amount of screen showing fanart, amount showing DVD case and amount showing info and other movie titles.
It would seem silly to me if that ratio was proprietary to any particular skin - seems to me like that would unnecessarily limit XBMC in general?
Anyhow it's great to hear that there's even more in the pipeline - thanks so much for even taking the time to read my suggestions
- Sharpe - 2010-03-26 10:54
kiboy6 Wrote:Do we currently have the option to disable views? I wasn't able to find it but maybe i was being thick!
No we don't - it would be something that I would have to add - if I decided to put it in.
kiboy6 Wrote:Anyhow it's great to hear that there's even more in the pipeline - thanks so much for even taking the time to read my suggestions
No thank you for your suggestions - the whole skin has been built on people like yourself coming up with good suggestions. I'm very grateful for all the ideas.
- kiboy6 - 2010-03-29 04:25
Aha! .....Just noticed the addition of movie genre icons in SVN! Absolutely awesome - and in fact with the the poster wrap view it's implemented even better than in the other skin I had seen this feature in!
Will we have the same thing for music genres soon?
Also two other previously mentioned minor quirks / bugs that I'm still experiencing:
1. Video stutters when volume is adjusted
2. Ken Burns for fanart slideshow is much slower and jerkier than, say, the fanart slideshow XBMC screensaver.
Finally, just had a quick question for the home menu sub-menus....don't know if you plan to make them more customizable, but if not it would be awesome if you could point me in the right direction for a touch of modding - right now I'm looking to add "singles" and "recently added albums" as music submenus, as well as deleting the ones I don't use like files and library.
Thanks so much Sharpe
- Sharpe - 2010-03-29 23:12
Yep just added support for Movie and Music genre icons - (many thanks and credit to the great work done by MrTourettes and asphinx creating all the cool icons).
Your minor bugs are going to get looked at - right now I'm not seeing the same effects but I'll play around with the code.
As for the submenu selections - I've added recently added (as it fits with what I've already put in place for movies and tv eps). I still do intend to do some sort of skin options screen where you can add / disable from a selection - just got to find the time.
If you fancy doing some custom modding of your own go right ahead. It's fairly straightforward:
Edit the home.xml in the 720p folder.
Lines 3128 - 3341 deal with the submenu content for the regular size filmstrip.
Lines 3448 - 3662 deal with the submenu content for the small size filmstrip.
Remove entries you don't need or replace them with ones you would like.
The control to add "singles" to the submenu replacing item 27 for example would be:
- Rand Al Thor - 2010-03-30 02:19
Hey guys. Great work as always. Can't say enough good things about this skin
I have noticed that in the latest SVN (28917) the dvd images look distorted. The look extra wide. It might be do to changes in the skinning engine. Anyone else experiencing this?
- kiboy6 - 2010-03-30 02:39
Sharpe Wrote:Yep just added support for Movie and Music genre icons - (many thanks and credit to the great work done by MrTourettes and asphinx creating all the cool icons).
Thanks so much Sharpe - so kind of you to help me out with that mod - will definitely apply it when I get home! Of course that will stop the home.xml from SVN updating, so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for any cool changes that happen there that I'm missing out on!
Thanks also for looking into those two quirks - let me know if you need more details on my setup if you are unable to replicate.
Finally re: the two views I mentioned previously:
1) For the TV show seasons view, actually I think the existing DVD case wrap movie view would look great! (Except without the boxes opening). Or maybe something like that but with space between each entry (like CD case Wrap 2 for music) What do you think?
2) And for the fanarty movie view i was banging on about, I found a screenshot from another skin with a similar screen real-estate ratio to the Transparency! view I mentioned: http://www.iamkizer.net/xbmc/serenity/gallery/screenshot243.jpg (only this one doesn't have a short list of movies before and after...
ie- that would never be confused with Transparency! but ticks the same boxes in terms of what is visible on screen - IMO such a view with a BackRow feel would be simply awesome!
Thanks as ever! - I'm so loving the genre icons views!
- Sharpe - 2010-03-30 08:49
Rand Al Thor Wrote:Hey guys. Great work as always. Can't say enough good things about this skin
Cheers Rand - I've been staying clear of the latest SVNs and plan on addressing the new features / skin problems when it's a bit more stable. What I suspect is going on is that XBMC has stopped respecting the <defaultresolutionwide>PAL16x9</defaultresolutionwide> control in the skin.xml and is drawing all it's controls from the PAL folder. You could try copying over the entire contents of the PAL16x9 folder into the PAL folder and seeing if that corrects things.
- Sharpe - 2010-03-30 08:51
kiboy6 Wrote:Finally re: the two views I mentioned previously:
No worries - All stored away on my things to do list.
- Rand Al Thor - 2010-03-30 15:47
Sharpe Wrote:Cheers Rand - I've been staying clear of the latest SVNs and plan on addressing the new features / skin problems when it's a bit more stable. What I suspect is going on is that XBMC has stopped respecting the <defaultresolutionwide>PAL16x9</defaultresolutionwide> control in the skin.xml and is drawing all it's controls from the PAL folder. You could try copying over the entire contents of the PAL16x9 folder into the PAL folder and seeing if that corrects things.
Beautiful, thanks Sharpe I'll give it a whirl when I get home from work.