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How to hide Song Pop-Up between songs? - Berz - 2010-07-31 21:13

I often use my xbmc when I have guests over to play music in the background to set the mood. A small annoyance in those occasions is the song pop-up window that shows between songs and pulls all eyes to my TV-set for a couple of seconds.

Does anyone know how I can disable this pop-up when playing music? Confused


- jmarshall - 2010-08-01 01:14

See advancedsettings.xml - you can set it the duration to 0 to stop it popping up.

The alternative is to keep it on all the time.


- Blackbolt - 2010-08-01 10:11

Cheers for your help jmarshall.


- Berz - 2010-08-01 13:51

Hi again,

Prior to my post I ran throught the following link:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Advancedsettings.xml

But the only option I could think of there was <songinfoduration> but as it states: "The valid range is "1" to "Indefinite (0)", in seconds"

So the value "0" will just leave the pop-up on at all time. I've also tried setting the value to -1 and others, but no value will disable the song information pop-up.

Are you hinting at some other parameter in the Advancedsettings.xml that I'm not aware of, jmarshall?


- Blackbolt - 2010-08-01 18:23

Unless you're referring to a bug with our skin maybe where the song info doesn't hide. That will be fixed in 1.2.


- Berz - 2010-08-01 19:00

Well, I don't see it as a bug since the Wiki of advancedsettings.xml clearly describes what the parameter I mentioned earlier does AND it does exactly that.

It just don't support hiding/disabling of the pop-up as I see it. That's what I'm asking here - if there is another way to disable the pop-up (like a setting somewhere)? Confused Either in Elipsis or in XBMC itself.


- jmarshall - 2010-08-01 23:05

Remove the info from the skin altogether is an easy way to do it.


- Berz - 2010-08-02 12:05

Hmm.. okay.. Anyone that knows what skin-file(s) I should remove?


- Waffa - 2010-08-02 14:14

Open.. Ellipsis/720p/MusicVisualisation.xml

Out comment line 16 to 118 <!-- ......-->

You can also make or request for a skin setting to toggle on/off musicinfo in visualisation. Wink


- Berz - 2010-08-03 12:19

Thanks for the input Waffa. It worked as it should, but I see now that this method is a little to effective since it removes the pop-up from ever showing - even if you want to see what's playing. I've found that the best solution at the time is to set the timeout to a couple of seconds in Advancedsettings.xml. I'll look forward to the Ellipsis version 1.2 and test this then Smile


- Waffa - 2010-08-03 14:55

Yep very effective Smile

Skinsetting is the best way.
Open.. Ellipsis/720p/MusicVisualisation.xml

Change line 18
<visible>Player.ShowInfo</visible>
into:
<visible>Player.ShowInfo + !Skin.HasSetting(Hide_MusicInfo_Visualisation)</visible>


And open.....Ellipsis/720p/custom_SkinSetting.xml

Add this code under radiobutton 104. line 265
PHP Code:
            <control type="radiobutton" id="114">
                <
visible>ControlGroup(9000).HasFocus(30)</visible>
                <
label>Hide Music info in Visualisation</label>
                <
posx>0</posx>
                <
posy>0</posy>
                <
width>1064</width>
                <
height>46</height>
                <
textoffsetx>15</textoffsetx>
                <
radioposx>1033</radioposx>
                <
font>Default</font>
                <
texturefocus border="4,5,6,8">controls\button_f.png</texturefocus>
                <
texturenofocus>-</texturenofocus>
                <
textureradiofocus>controls\radiobutton_f.png</textureradiofocus>
                <
textureradionofocus>controls\radiobutton_nf.png</textureradionofocus>
                <
onclick>Skin.ToggleSetting(Hide_MusicInfo_Visualisation)</onclick>
                <
selected>Skin.HasSetting(Hide_MusicInfo_Visualisation)</selected>
                <
pulseonselect>false</pulseonselect>
            </
control

Now you can switch your info on/off in your general skinsettings.


- joebrady - 2010-08-03 15:07

I thought we could just toggle it with a key press between, always on, always off, and "pop-up".


- Waffa - 2010-08-03 15:25

That was my thought 2, but it pops up when new song begins.


- Berz - 2010-08-04 10:33

I tried your alternative method, Waffa, but for the life of me, I couldn't see this new option in any of the skin settings menus. The name "Hide Music info in Visualisation" isn't showing anywhere. I did exactly as you noted. I even checked the xbmc.log to see if any warnings/errors was logged. But nothing.

Did you try this yourself?

In any case, don't use more of your time on this "problem". And thanks again for your effort Smile


- Waffa - 2010-08-04 11:12

Yep and setting should be in general under hide fanart.