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Plot information for movies... - daleybox - 2010-05-05 02:32
Is there a way to enable (or see) the plot information for a movie in the fanart view? I love the view, but would like to be able to see the plot of a movie on the list view (fanart view) without clicking on it and selecting movie information.
- ronie - 2010-05-05 21:48
it would be possible, by modding View-Fanart.xml
for instance you could replace the info currently being shown (title, genre, year, etc) with the plot.
in View-Fanart.xml, find the Fanart-Videos_Extras section and replace all of the label controls with this code:
- daleybox - 2010-05-05 22:59
Could you combine this with the info that is already there and just show the plot above all of the other information? I'm thinking that is what I would really want. I still want to see all of the media info and such that is there, I would just like to see the plot as well.
As you can tell, I've never modded a skin before. I'm rather new to XBMC.
- ronie - 2010-05-05 23:32
ok, than just add the above code (only change: <posy>465</posy>)
and don't remove any of the other label controls.
also change the <posy> and the <height> values of the two images (underlay.png) in the Fanart-Videos_Extras section
- daleybox - 2010-05-06 02:40
Great! Thanks for the info. I think I have it all now, but I think I may want to swap the plot and put it under all the other information. So I guess what I would need to do is just edit the <posy> for every label element and the textbox to swap them. Thanks for the help!
Do you know how to get TV Shows and Movies on the main screen instead of just Videos?
- ronie - 2010-05-06 08:31
sure, just play around with the <posy> values.
adding items to the Home Menu can be done in Skin Settings.
- daleybox - 2010-05-06 13:44
I'm having trouble with the scrolling of the plot. I used the code you gave above and even dropped a 0 off each of the times, but I still never see any text scroll. Any idea why? Is it a skin setting I need to setup somewhere to allow autoscroll?
- daleybox - 2010-05-06 14:15
Also, what controls the mediainfo output? I was thinking of possibly leaving it at the bottom. Maybe I don't need to change anything for that.
- ronie - 2010-05-06 14:21
daleybox Wrote:I'm having trouble with the scrolling of the plot. I used the code you gave above and even dropped a 0 off each of the times, but I still never see any text scroll. Any idea why? Is it a skin setting I need to setup somewhere to allow autoscroll?
- ronie - 2010-05-06 14:25
daleybox Wrote:Also, what controls the mediainfo output? I was thinking of possibly leaving it at the bottom. Maybe I don't need to change anything for that.
in the Fanart-Videos_Extras section, look for this code:
the exact code might differ slightly depending on the Transparency! version you're using.