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- butchabay - 2011-04-19 16:55
Angelscry Wrote:Yes, I think it will be useful for users to use personal logos and work by their-self on them. Do you think it will be possible for you to add a functionality that will check if an user custom studio logo image exist or not? If this custom studio logo exist, the skin display it. If this custom studio logo do not exist, the skin display the default compressed one.
First i'll see if i'll get it to work like a path entry, have following in my mind:
Set Flagging Path:
and in the flagging folder, folder structure have to remain the same:
so there you will have the possibility to extract a complete studio logo pack ...
I've tried it that way yesterday, but still doesn't work ...
I hope i'll find a solution ...
There will be a visible condition:
If you set the button to "Set Flagging Path" it will look for Flagging Logos in the Custom Path, if it's not set it will look to the textures.xbt in the Media Folder.
That's the idea, but how said it will take some sparetime as i'm not a skinner, maybe i should cry for help in the dev thread
- PatrickBateman - 2011-04-19 21:05
Just been playing some music for the first time and noticed how large and out of place the now playing window is...
Could this be reduced to just show the name of the current track and the name of the next track and placed either top centre directly below the time and date or exactly where it is but without the speaker icon and all that?
Thanks again for a wonderful skin.
I've turned it off for the time being, but i cant see whats playing lol :-) Hopefully we can have a slim/lite version with the next update if you have time or feel its worth implamenting :-)
- butchabay - 2011-04-19 21:23
Hi mate the speaker icon is the default cover if your playing music has no cover, normally there is the cd cover. I have to say that i'm thinking to replace default icons as i don't like them.
- htpc guy - 2011-04-19 21:27
butchabay Wrote:Hi mate the speaker icon is the default cover if your playing music has no cover, normally there is the cd cover. I have to say that i'm thinking to replace default icons as i don't like them.
That can give me something to work on.
- butchabay - 2011-04-19 22:23
htpc guy Wrote:That can give me something to work on.
Hi mate, that would be awesome ... There are 3 default icons i would replace, Music, Video and Folder ... what do you think ? If possible not transparent or semi transparent! It looks ugly when you have cdart spinning without a cover. A nice new default cdart would be great too by the way
- PatrickBateman - 2011-04-19 23:00
They are not very pretty and could be removed completly im my opinion :-)
I like things very clean and light and slim and this skin suits those needs perfectly. no clutter and no mess, except in a few places here and there... one being the home screen "Now playing Icon" is massiv :-)
Even an option to slim it down would be nice or to remove the icon and display only the text in a slim line box would be lovely.
Still i cant fault what youve done so far, its an amazing skin ... its much cleaner without the now playing icon so its not like its a major show stopper, but id just love to see it as sleek as the rssfeed or the the time and date section etc.
Thanks again for making this skin as its changed my media viewing completely :-)
Ohh, 1 last thing...
In TV Series, i pretty much default to rightlistview (as i do in movies) as it gives me all the info at a glance, is it possible to have the tv series info/plot/synopsis shown in rightlist view exactly as it is for movies ... Please ... :-)
- butchabay - 2011-04-19 23:09
An option could be to have a button in Settings: Clean Now playing on Home
About tv shows in rightlist view have to think about, i really like it as it is ...
- PatrickBateman - 2011-04-20 00:49
Yea "clean" would work perfectly, just as you have done with the home screen "clean" button, as that looks and works wonderfully. Great idea and i sincerely hope you have the time to add such an option. Ive set this skin up so sleek and light weight and minimalistic that it would look sublime with a "clean" option for the now playing section. Even better would be a clean/sleek option with basic controlls available too pause, play, stor, prev, next. Now that would be very exciting.
As for the rightlistview, i dont mean change anything in how it looks (as it looks just fine) just to add the tv series info "Drama based on the..." "Comedy Starring David..." etc etc etc into the transparent black box at the bottom of the screen (exacty where it is in rightlistview for movies).
The text is visible in the fanart view and is visible for movies in rightlistview... It means when scrolling through movies i can see the following:
But when i switch to my TV Series, i get the same info and the same view... minus the description? and for the new stuff that i am yet to watch, i sometimes dont know what they are about... and to be able to view the description at a glance (just like in rightlistview for movies) would be fantastic. There is plenty room to pop it in and slam an auto scroll on it ... again just exactly like it is in the rightlistview for movies :-)
It wouldnt change the appearence, it would just add text to the space available...
Id be well chuffed if TV Series and Movies (rightlistview) provided exactly the same info (even if added as options), as now adays most TVSeries are like mini movies,and, to have ratings, descritpions and info beside the posters etc would be (for me) the icing on the cake
Thanks again and as i have said before, this is a fantastic piece of work and im very happy to have found your skin.
- htpc guy - 2011-04-20 02:25
butchabay Wrote:Hi mate, that would be awesome ... There are 3 default icons i would replace, Music, Video and Folder ... what do you think ? If possible not transparent or semi transparent! It looks ugly when you have cdart spinning without a cover. A nice new default cdart would be great too by the way
I'll add this to my to do list.
And I'm with you on the non transparent stuff. It looks out of place with the borders.
- TerranQ - 2011-04-20 07:41
Quick question. I'm finding the plot in tv and movies too small to read comfortably. How can I increase the size slightly?