[WIP] The Carmichael - a new skin for XBMC - Printable Version
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- mcborzu - 2010-12-23 23:26
htpc guy Wrote:I love the cover flow view. I have just one feature request and I don't know how hard it would be to implement. It would be great if there was an overlay for dvd/bluray covers. I like that feature in T! because it gives a visual representation of the physical media and it serves the purpose of telling the user if the file is dvd or bluray.
Some people are fanart guys, I'm a cover art guy. I love cover art and think that'll distract too much for my tastes...
- Japaja - 2010-12-24 02:08
Why no coverflow for TV series and do u plan to include actor images? Seems like they would fit nice in place of poster. BTW home menu.. maybe if u made it to auto center and then the background tile like curtains or some lights coming from top.
- DPickles - 2010-12-24 10:19
Japaja Wrote:Why no coverflow for TV series and do u plan to include actor images? Seems like they would fit nice in place of poster. BTW home menu.. maybe if u made it to auto center and then the background tile like curtains or some lights coming from top.
While I don't exactly like the idea of the lights, curtains etc. I really like the idea of an "auto center" option. I find that the home screen bothers me a little with the way the menu pictures move and is the only thing preventing me from using this as my main skin. But to each his own I guess.
- buzz_kill - 2010-12-24 16:17
here here, auto center would be splendid.
- mcborzu - 2010-12-24 16:26
buzz_kill Wrote:here here, auto center would be splendid.
Doesn't work, only other way is to count how many items in a list and use <slide> animations. I think you can count items in a List just need to research...
- Japaja - 2010-12-24 19:59
mcborzu Wrote:Doesn't work, only other way is to count how many items in a list and use <slide> animations. I think you can count items in a List just need to research...
If u say it can't be done it can't be done. , but like I asked what about cover flow for TV series and actor images, are they on to-do list? Thanks.
- mcborzu - 2010-12-24 20:11
Actor images either need a re-tool of the cast "id" in XBMC, or I need to create another layout. Haven't decided, odds are I gotta go with option 2...
Oh and Coverflow is on TV level, might not have pushed to GIT yet, though...
- ralob - 2010-12-27 03:54
Love the new views. This skin continues to be one of my favorites.
I do have a request. Is there any possibility of adding Time Remaining in the video OSD? I only ask because I hate doing the math between current time elapsed and total video time.
- mcborzu - 2010-12-27 05:28
ralob Wrote:Love the new views. This skin continues to be one of my favorites.
There is current time and end time on the pause and info screen. To me the videoOSD is just for the buttons, plus I have no room to play with either...
And I also have no room to add Time Remaining to the pause/info screens...
- nickkarstedt - 2010-12-27 06:51
I feel really guilty because I've been using this skin for a while and I haven't said how AWESOME it is. I'm glad you pulled my back from Shade to another one of your skins
I do agree that the home page needs to be reworked somehow for those that hide enough menu items.
Let users add CUSTOM top-level items (Favorites/addons/etc)
Also, needs more views. A few ideas:
Movies: 3d coverflow, Coverart list (A list that extends all the way to the sides w/ coverart and larger text. The covers should be on the right, opposite of the fanart for better balance), Info list (A kind of one movie per page thing)
TV Shows: Logo list (just one row of logos... but we all know you were going to do this anyways ), Logo 'big grid', 3d coverflow
TV Episodes: Experiment with what panel to put what information on. Ex: Top left: episode screeencap, top right: episode plot, bottom: list. I'll whip out some concepts in photoshop tonight because the TV Episode browser is bugging me the most because I really like seeing the plots, but 4rows is too small to read from a distance on my little 32"
Music: haven't used enough yet, I'll edit this when I do.
But yeah, great job on this skin. I love your work. With the exception of the too few top-level menu items thing, this is by far the nicest home screen I've used on XBMC.