[RELEASE] Back Row (Skin) - Printable Version
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- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-10 21:28
Ok I got it so play previews, but I do not know how to detect the existence of pv.mkv if someone tells me how I can update the instructions so that it will only make the button if the file exists for that given entry.
So if you want preview support do the following:
Open Common Video Library Views.xml
Locate line 10634
Then search for id="537"
Remember that for this to work your file must be called pv.mkv also note that the size of the label has been changed from the default height of 65 in order to look nice with the studio label. If you want it the default just change 50 in height back to 65.
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-26 09:29
Quick question which I think I may have requested once before a year or so ago.
One feature which i think could be implemented at skin level, which I think would be really handy would be a visual confirmation of "shuffle" being toggled.
I have a button on my remote set up to toggle shuttle on/off, but for now the only way I can check its status is to go to playlist and then press right to bring up the sub-menu.
Personally, I think it would be much more user friendly if XBMC showed a confirmation of the shuffle status when toggled. What do you reckon? Maybe if incorporated into a skin, it would eventually become an XBMC standard...
- Sharpe - 2011-04-26 19:52
For music you can see if shuffle is on or not when you bring up the player controls - but I suspect you don't mean that - Talk me through what you have in mind.
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-27 05:00
Let's say I'm browsing my music library. I decide I want to play all of a particular artist in a random order.
I will press the "toggle shuffle" button on my remote. However when I do that I have no way of knowing whether I have in fact turned shuffle on or off (depending on it's previous status). I can only find out after the playlist has been created
The small feature I think would be awesome would be a small on screen on screen notification that shuffle is on or off.
Similar to the on screen notification for "mute", I guess, except it needn't stay on the screen if it says on or off. Alterntively it could stay on the screen if it just said shuffle.
Wow, surprisingly hard to explain for such a small feature! Hope you get what I mean now...
Thanks so much
- Sharpe - 2011-04-27 08:40
Ok I get you - let me have a play and see what I can come up with.
- cdonnie - 2011-04-27 22:19
I love this skin
But i have a tweak question.
When i am in fanart wrap mode, the movie information pups up.
Is it possible to disable the movie information pup up ?
- Sharpe - 2011-04-28 01:56
cdonnie Wrote:I love this skin
Hi cdonnie - sure thing...
Using the up to date version of the skin from the Passion Repo or the mediafire download link
Edit Common Video Library Views.xml in the PAL16X9 folder.
Find line 17344
That should do it
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-28 05:22
Sharpe Wrote:Ok I get you - let me have a play and see what I can come up with.
Awesome - thanks as always Sharpe
One other general query. While Backrow is visually just the perfect skin for me, as I mentioned before, transitions between screens sometimes take a long time (with long periods of black screen inbetween).
My processor (Intel Atom D510 Dual Core Processor (2x 1.66 GHz)) is not powerful, but it is a modern system is designed for HTPC use and with the ION graphics card will play network streamed 1080p flawlessly.
Confluence skin will transition between all screens very snappily, so I was just wondering if there was a reason Backrow seems much more sluggish (more CPU intensive I presume)? Is there anything that can be done about it? Using .dds fanart made a massive difference on my system - is there any similar tweak I could do for the basic running of the skin? Some way to offload more of the work to the graphics card or something?
No big deal either way - the black screens aren't bad enough to even make me consider switching skins for a second - but if there were a way to fix it it would definitely be great.
Thanks so much
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-28 06:21
Strange, I would say this is most likely a HDD or RAM issue. I can assure you that it is a memory related problem in general as that would be the likely cause. Try to defrag your HDD and see if that helps. Also make sure that you are not using more than 80% of your total HDD capacity.
- kiboy6 - 2011-04-28 06:28
ZERO <ibis> Wrote:Strange, I would say this is most likely a HDD or RAM issue. I can assure you that it is a memory related problem in general as that would be the likely cause. Try to defrag your HDD and see if that helps. Also make sure that you are not using more than 80% of your total HDD capacity.
Thanks for the advice. It's definitely not the HDD - I have a nice SSD with loads of spare room.
Could be RAM I suppose - I have 2GB but running Windows7. Would probably be better with XBMC live, but my setup is quite reliant on eventghost for now so I'm not ready to take that plunge
The processor is quite puny though. But then it can handle other skins much better.....