[RELEASE] Back Row (Skin) - Printable Version
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- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-03 18:30
Sorry I ment the normal fan art view here is the movie version which also appears not to list studio:
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-05 06:23
Sharpe Wrote:Hi kiboy6 - welcome back
OK, finaly got around to testing this and I definitely think it's snappier using the skin from the mediafire link.
The multiple home menu backrounds definitely change less sluggishly, although I still think there are more seconds of blackness when entering the movie library list than there are with the official repo 3.08 version.
It's not an old processor it's just not very powerfull - the Shuttle is designed specifically for use as a HTPC and all the video decoding is handled by the GPU.
Anyway, BackRow now looks amazing on it - the black screen is the only minor annoyance but I can easily live with it.
One question: The skin from the download link unrars to skin.BackRow. In future if I want to update from Passion repo this goes in a separate skin.BackRow(SVN) folder. How do i merge the two so repo SVN updates are applied to the download link version. Merely renaming the skin.BackRow folder to skin.BackRow(SVN) doesn't seem to do it. Is there's a file containing the skin title that needs to be edited or something?
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- Sharpe - 2011-04-05 09:25
kiboy6 Wrote:Is there's a file containing the skin title that needs to be edited or something?
Yep it's the addon.xml
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-05 09:29
Sharpe Wrote:Yep it's the addon.xml
Cool - Thanks Sharpe. So I presume once that's done there'll be no problem updating the version originally from the download link directly from the Passion repo.
- Sharpe - 2011-04-05 09:39
Humm - you mean if you change the download link version of the skin so that it's in the passion svn skin folder and swap the addon.xml? - Well yeah I think it would update but I also think that it might toss the whole skin when it updates - defeating the object.
It mght be best just manually copying over the the main xml folders from the up to date SVN into the regular skin folder for the time being. The main XBMC repo is now accepting updates once again so that version of the skin shouldn't get too far behind the SVN anymore. Hopefully I should be able to update it every month providing that's okay with the repo guys which it should be.
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-05 10:26
Cool, thanks for amazingly speedy response as always Sharpe.
So will any changes made in SVN all be contained in the .xmls in the root of the skin folder?
If so for now I will just copy over all the xmls if there are any changes i need in the SVN, and I'll look forward to soon being able to update everything through the official repo.
- Sharpe - 2011-04-05 11:17
Any SVN changes could potentially be anywhere - but are most likely to be in the 720P or PAL16X9 folders.
If you really want to keep up to date the other option is to manually update from time to time using the mediafire download link - whenever I update the SVN I usually update that link as well.
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-10 08:19
For those who want to have studio show up in Fan Art view I have a quick way that looks nice for TV Shows. It will display right below the show title and above the first line. I think it produces a nice effect to see the title and studio together like that.
Here is the instructions:
Open Common Video Library Views.xml in PAL16x9
Then within the section <include name="FanArt View"> find:
Then below which should be about line 10727 add:
Save and your done!
- Sharpe - 2011-04-10 14:47
Good to see you getting your hands dirty ZERO <ibis> - nice one.
I was looking at adding the studio icon to this view but wasn't really happy with any of the solutions I'd come up with. Still thinking about it.
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-10 17:39
Sharpe Wrote:Good to see you getting your hands dirty ZERO <ibis> - nice one.
I would not recommend the studio icons b/c for one many are not available for TV studios as they normally just focus on movies. Second I think it would take up too much space in the view.
Later I want to see if I can get the TV show title to be click-able like the movies section and play a preview video that would be found in the folder of the directory of the files in the database and labeled pv.mkv
That is if I can figure it out b/c I think this one is going to be a lot harder. However if I figure out how the one on the movies works and then make that link to a different place by seeing how the directory structure for the extrafanart works I think that will solve it.