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- daviduco - 2011-05-02 20:41
butchabay Wrote:Yeah it's working now ... the cirrus thumbs are fallback default images ...
Ok repo is working ok.
I imported it from a backup... can that be the problem? (but i've checked other skins and banners work without problem)
- mediumdry - 2011-05-02 22:21
have been using Cirrus for a while, so I figured I'd check out Cirrus extended as it has a lot of neat features. Of course, I have some niggles (don't like the time/weather bar on the home screen in this version, so I disabled it), but the skin isn't working correctly. For instance, almost all thumbs are replaced by a default image. I saw this:
butchabay Wrote:the cirrus thumbs are fallback default images ...
So I guess I'm not the only one. The thumbs are in the library, as they work in the regular Cirrus skin, as well as the default skin. I have Mac OS X Leopard, XBMC 10.1 (the official march build) and have Cirrus extended through the malexx repo (currently 1.2.7 of the skin).
The issue is that Cirrus extended does not see the banners. It tries to show the banners in Wallview, where it squashes them. But it does not seem to know there are banners available.
There's some other issues, (I try to disable fanart as background image everywhere, and the skin gets a bit weird about it) but this one is currently stopping me from using it, as it is very difficult to select a tv show, as they all look the same at the moment (well, there are 2 or 3 shows where it does know about the banners)
What to do?
- butchabay - 2011-05-02 22:57
mediumdry Wrote:have been using Cirrus for a while, so I figured I'd check out Cirrus extended as it has a lot of neat features. Of course, I have some niggles (don't like the time/weather bar on the home screen in this version, so I disabled it), but the skin isn't working correctly. For instance, almost all thumbs are replaced by a default image. I saw this:
At first i have to say, that banners in this skin are supported by banner.jpg
the cashed thumbs are posters and that's why they are squished. There is a Get Logo Button in TV Show Info (pressing "i") scrolling to the right you'll see a Get Logo button. Download Banners, Posters, Logos, and Cleararts ... they will be downloaded, named with the right name convention. The reason is that if every item is locally stored you can switch between the views and you'll have always the right item shown, poster, banners, landscapes or logos.
After that you can choose what to be shown in rightlist view or fanart view, don't check double buttons in extended mod as it won't work. so if you choose banners, you have to uncheck posters ... i'll do an option for that, i just hadn't time.
This modded skin has a bunch of settings, so be careful what to choose ...
About Fanart, i don't understand what you mean, have to check it, but i'm 99.9999 % sure it's working correctly.
- daviduco - 2011-05-02 23:24
Uhm, my banners are folder.jpg and <series name>.tbn
That works in 99.99% of the skins i've used (0.01% is cirrus extended).
- mediumdry - 2011-05-02 23:27
butchabay Wrote:At first i have to say, that banners in this skin are supported by banner.jpgright... so banners are only from banner.jpg, whereas posters can be taken from poster.jpg or the regular thumb, which can be a banner, it just won't show up right then.
Sorry if I sound bitchy, I don't mean to be, just trying to figure it out.
Quote: There is a Get Logo Button in TV Show InfoI kept using "get thumb", because I already had the logo. I did just find the option under the Get Logo button. Unfortunately, the screen that comes up is too small for me to see the banner I would want to select. I have a 32" tv, which I find big already, but skins are made for 40"+ it seems, as the plot info is generally unreadable for most people too, but that's another discussion.
Quote:The reason is that if every item is locally stored you can switch between the views and you'll have always the right item shown, poster, banners, landscapes or logos.I understand this, but this does mean that if I want to move to Cirrus Extended I have to go into the thumbnail directory and go through all the files there to find the ones I am using now as a banner and copy them to the directories for the series and then rename them "banner", as the selection for banners is smaller in the "get logo" option than in the "get thumb" option.
I can do it, but it's a lot of work. Would there be anything wrong with a "cached image is banner/poster" selection somewhere? It would save a lot of work...
Quote:About Fanart, i don't understand what you mean, have to check it, but i'm 99.9999 % sure it's working correctly.Mostly issues with the setting that toggling gets back to having correct. There's also small differences between this system and my atv2 with a nightly, so I'm sure that is attributable to that.
Thanks for the quick reply, by the way!
- butchabay - 2011-05-02 23:56
This type of discussion was taken i different threads with different skins. You'll don't have that support for all the nice stuff, try a skin with normal cashed thumb support and open up the info screen in tv shows, and you'll see what i mean. Once you have all the stuff localy stored (i know maybe it's a lot of work) you'll be able to switch between a bunch of settings without rescraping everytime your media. That was the idea ...
About GET LOGO Button, i can see what i can do, mybe there should be possibility to increase the sice, but it wasn't mentioned till now, so dude ... requests are very welcome
I know Plot reading is such a funny thing, Plot scrolling in info is really stylish, but i'll bet there are 50% of people like me that never will read a plot, plotoutline ok, but a complete Plot There aren't really many skins that support a readable plot ...
See Aeon, Alaska and all other styled skins ... alsaka was modded Big alaska, Cirrus was modded BIG Cirrus and so on ... all that for the only reason " PLOT " ... hmmm
I just wanna say for me it's perfect, for another user it isn't usable ... that's life.
I really take care of constructive critism ... yeahh
- butchabay - 2011-05-02 23:59
daviduco Wrote:Uhm, my banners are folder.jpg and <series name>.tbn
That's why you're the only one posting this issue, isn't it ?
Video Window Optional in Rightlist View - butchabay - 2011-05-03 00:35
Progress Cirrus Extended 2.0
- butchabay - 2011-05-03 08:29
@ mediumdry and daviduco
just to show you other threads reporting the same ...
- PatrickBateman - 2011-05-03 09:36
butchabay Wrote:1. Already there Go to TV Show Info, scroll to the right side and press "Get Logo" there you can choose what to download
Hmm.. I've tried changing the settings on tv series but tvseries Seems to follow whatever changes I make in movies? If I enable cases in movies, it seems to check the box in tv series too... When I uncheck it in tv series, it's unchecked in movies...
I'll try another fresh install... I may have borked something lol
I never noticed the logo downloaded before lol it must be hidden to the right is it? Would it be possible (for those menus that have more options) to have the buttons reduced in size so they are all displayed on screen at once, or perhaps add a small ">" type logo to indicate more options available?
As for that new screen shot you posted. This is shaping up to be a very nice update indeed. That skin looks amazing... I love way you have implemented the small screen, it's done wonderfully, you have a good eye for detail and it really shows. What a show piece!! Amazing work, the anticipation is killing me
I'll try a quick reinstall of the skin and xbmc to see if it "unlinks" the tvseries and movies view settings and report back, but at the moment they seem to follow each other, which is a Tad strange as I'm sure (as you say) that previously I was able to do this...
On a side note...
Do you happen to know, If I install a xbmc nightly build into a folder called "c:\program files\xbmcx" will it run and still use my current "user profile" etc successfully?
The reason I ask, is, I'll do this the moment the new skin is released as it is not compatable with the current 10.1 build... And this enables me to fall back to 10.1 should I encounter any bugs/issues with the xbmc nightlys
Thanks again for all your hard work, this is looking to be a monumental upgrade and I for 1 can't wait