[MOD] Rapier Qualar MOD - Dharma Version - Printable Version
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- TomPiXX - 2011-01-05 21:10
Drazzilb Wrote:Already asked this question this is what was replied
Yes I know about the answer, but it is NOT necessary to have a Tuner Card within the HTPC.
You just have to install a MediaPortal Server and give it a "fake" tuner card (IPTV or something like that) cause PVR feature needs a TV server.
- skullmonkey - 2011-01-09 15:01
The mod is great but still no SKIN SETTINGS in the System menu? Why?
btw, please write the date of the update under the download link. It's easy to track it.
- limeblue - 2011-01-09 16:52
skullmonkey Wrote:The mod is great but still no SKIN SETTINGS in the System menu? Why?
skin settings can be implemented by pressing the "up" key on settings.
- loggio - 2011-01-12 09:42
The issue Drazzilb is talking about with thumbnails/posters lagging, and being "slow" is real, i experience this also. It's the skin that's doing it, it's not a hardware issue. I have reason to believe the issue is with the thumbnails not loading in the "background"
ReFocus had this issue also, but only with it's poster view. When using confluence and most other skins i could scroll extremely fast through thumbnail views/poster views etc without issue, though when trying to scroll fast through ReFocus's 'poster view' it would quickly become slow and unpleasant. I raised the issue with the developer and he tried to tell me it was a hardware issue also, though upon further investigation, he released a new version that fixed the issue. I believe he changed thumbnails to load in the background just like they do in confluence and many other skins.
I'm having the EXACT same issues with ALL versions of rapier.
Quoted from Jeroen (creator of ReFocus) "For me Confluence loads all images too, so it could be down to how fast the system is. That said though I did notice that I forgot to set the poster images as textures to load in the background. I have now also set it to always preload 4 images. So I'm hoping this will speed it up for you. It did for me although nothing earth shattering. If you have to scroll through a large library though I would advice to use the scrollbars as that will always be much faster."
Hope this helps, if you do this for most views the skins speed will be greatly improved i believe. Maybe you could contact him for further info on how he fixed it. But a assure you, it's a problem with the skin and NOT hardware.
and great work btw
- TjaLfE - 2011-01-12 10:02
I'm agreeing with the others requesting PVR support in this awesome skin!...
I really would be the icing on the cake!
I will gladly help develop it, although i don't have the necessary skills to develop it. But i can beta test and send feedback, screenshots of other PVR skins, etc.
- qualar - 2011-01-12 11:53
If someone get get more info from the refocus developer about how to do this I will make the changes.
- loggio - 2011-01-12 12:14
qualar Wrote:If someone get get more info from the refocus developer about how to do this I will make the changes.
I'm looking into it now, I've found the problem. Got it running faster already. I will modify and upload my fixes in due time. Stay tuned.
I may be missing something, in library "sort by: name" where is the option to change ascending or descending ? all my movies are Z-A and i cannot change this..
- qualar - 2011-01-12 12:33
Please make a note of the changes because I have a newer version here with some extras added.
- loggio - 2011-01-12 13:50
the main thing that was slowing things down was the InfoPane... When this was "on" it was causing sluggish activity while navigating through quite a few different view types, and when switched "off" these views would run smooth again. The two views i use most are 'large poster' and 'thumbnail'
The problem was with the includes_InfoPane.xml
It was not loading it's textures in the background, especially the little thumbnails and logo's etc.
Changed most textured (png's and such) strings,
Uploaded the file. Test before & after. Let me know how it goes.
looking through a lot of the ''views'' code, a lot of the textures are not loading from the background, that's why some are slow and sluggy and others are speedy.
did you have any information regarding "Ascending/Descending" order when sorting by name/date added etc?
- loggio - 2011-01-12 14:11
Another thing, you may want to change the default sounds of the skin, they get cut off when you move to quickly. not to mention they are way to lound for navigating, not subtle enough and can get quite annoying.
Just a suggestion.
Try these, they're what i use for rapier.