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- rocketpants - 2011-02-22 06:12
My wife used to love the photo visualisation when I was using Meedio and would love to see it in XBMC.
I was using the screensaver slideshow and visualisatons turned off when listening to music but turned this off as I didn't want a photo slideshow running when no one is there.
I thought I'd be able to use the built-in slideshow screensaver as a basis for a visualisation add-on but as far as I can tell its built in and I can't access the code (and wouldn't know what to do with it if I could).
- eisbaer128 - 2011-04-16 19:06
Actually same feature suggestion. Up to now I always used the slideshow screen saver for music, but unforunatley this is broken in the most recent development version. In addition the screensaver does have the disadvantage that you will not see the titel indications. So actually the best solution would be a dedicated visualization. I was looking a little bit for documentation on the interface but looks like there is none. By looking into the source code I think I understood how the interface works, but actually I have no clue on how to load pictures and render them in opengl so I doubt that I actually can develop such an visualization.
- Warpdrv - 2011-06-07 01:36
Ok really kind of a lame workaround for this - as I just got back into XBMC a couple of weeks ago to replace my PCH's...
I am running the android xbmc on a nook, what I ended up doing (which honestly is a huge pain in the @$$ IMO) is to que up all my music and then hit the pictures button on the remote, navigate to the folder with the pics I want to use as the slideshow and hit the play button on the remote - the music is still playing and then the slideshow starts...
I also request a slideshow visualization for pics built in, which one just locates a folder in setup for music that all artwork plays from - this used to be a standard feature from the old days of XBMC on the Original XBOX - I MISS IT... Don't get me wrong I love the milkdrop stuff, but some of that stuff gives me turrets.... LOL
Hope this helps if/until it is built into the build...
- Corban987 - 2011-11-29 03:37
I was wondering if this was going to be added? Or is there an easy way to have the visualisations show a slideshow. Sounds like lots of people would love it!
Thanks for all the great work.
- xbmc-user - 2012-01-04 18:42
I would luv too!
- graymoment - 2012-02-05 09:52
It would seem there is room to add many visualization add-ons beyond the 3 standard visualizations to choose from while playing music. You have one that rips your brain out, throws it in a blender and then then serves it back to you as green goo; one that just spins a dancing bar graph in circles; and one that shows you sound waves. These are all fun to play with for 5 minutes, but they're not exactly the end all be all.
When selecting the "get more" option all it does it take you to the add-on repository area (where I see no visualizations category to select additional visualizations (i.e. fan art, slideshow, sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads, etc.) . It would seem that there is a lot of room for visualization support through add-ons. Maybe there is and all of us commenting on here just haven't found it yet. If that's the case, can someone point us to where to download a repository full of visualization add-ons?
- pkscuot - 2012-02-22 17:47
I modified script.artistslideshow to add an option to show images from a local folder instead of downloading artist specific stuff from last.fm. I've asked that the changes be merged into the main plugin, but if you want to you can download the patched plugin from my github repo at https://github.com/pkscout/script.artistslideshow.
Please read the README file, as you have to either have a skin that supports script.artistslideshow or you have to modifiy one file in your skin.