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- rwings01 - 2012-01-11 20:10
I'm new to Apple tv and would like to know how to update to the new version of Confluence. Do I need to install via PC or can i do it directly from Apple tv?
Thanks in advance for your great work
- Muther - 2012-01-11 20:17
hello, nice work.... can you please explain how to find and add more sources for streaming section? I would like to add more choices I can make the files and share them if you explain to me how to make them.
- Mudislander - 2012-01-11 23:07
Hi There, once you have XBMC installed on your Apple download the repo file Convergence Repo, copy it to a flash drive and then use the install addon by zip option in XBMC. After it's installed you should be able to get addons from mudisle.repo which has Convergence under skins.
If you need help installing XBMC then it would be better to ask in the Mac section as this is about my limit of Apple knowledge
Also just make sure it's this skin you want as it's called Convergence not Confluence
- Mudislander - 2012-01-11 23:27
Muther Wrote:hello, nice work.... can you please explain how to find and add more sources for streaming section? I would like to add more choices I can make the files and share them if you explain to me how to make them.
I'd love to see more files ATM there is only small support for them in the skin, but it's something I'd be quite willing to do a bit more work on.
A strm file is just a text file containing the url with the extension .strm
Once you have made your strm file you can browse to it in the "Home Page Streaming" section of "Add-on Shortcuts" in the "Skin Settings page". Unfortunately there is only room for six at ATM, so you'll have to replace one of the default ones.
There is more info in this thread How to Play Internet TV
Also the wiki has a little bit of info HowTo Play Internet streams
This plugin thread LiveStreams has quite a few urls in them. I Originally tried the plugin, but too many dead urls for me and I wanted something simpler.
And please if you find some good ones please share them
Edit Forgot to mention the example files included are located in "XBMC/addons/skin.convergence/streaming"
- Mudislander - 2012-01-14 15:57
For those interested in this skin, I’ve got some free time in a couple of weeks and wanted to do a major overhaul on the code.
I’ve decided to bring the skin in line with XBMC’s preferred practices, which means the “icons” directory will have to go and the images included into Textures.xbt. This is a good thing as users will be able to create their own directory in media for their own genre images etc and not get overwritten by updates. The scripts included will also have to go, the one for favourites is not serious but I’ll have to make a plan for the other script as it’s important to the skin. The LiveTV support should probably go as that option has not made it into Eden and the code does kick up a few errors for non PVR versions of XBMC.
I’ll also be changing the name to convergence.svn as once we have a stable version following XBMC guidelines I’ll make a request to the official repo. You may have noticed I’ve started saying based on Confluence and not a MOD of Confluence.
So now is your chance to shout out if you’re interested in seeing something included or booted!
- Martijn - 2012-01-14 17:50
Maybe you can even kick some script you use to the Eden repo
- mad-max - 2012-01-14 23:59
Good luck with your submission...
My "MOD" did not make it into the repo as it didn't met the guidelines...(no skin-mods)
Hopefully you have more luck with it...
btw: I found a way for showing language flags based on language in the database...
If your interested, just gimme a hit...
- Mudislander - 2012-01-15 12:42
Quote:Martijn: Maybe you can even kick some script you use to the Eden repoMy scripting skills are rubbish. Luckily now that XBMC can use variables I'll be able to get around the script i need (Hopefully!!)
Quote:mad-max: Good luck with your submission...
Yeah I know about the no mods policy, that's why I now say based on Confluence, as are a lot of other skins if dig around them.
I've started using the visible condition
Quote:!IsEmpty(ListItem.SubtitleLanguage) + !StringCompare(ListItem.AudioLanguage,ListItem.SubtitleLanguage)to show the default subtitle flag if it exists and is different to the default audio. I'm always looking at other ways of doing things so would be interested in your approach.
- ftpcake - 2012-01-15 22:15
Thanks for the Upgrade to Eden Advice Mudislander. Everything worked fine. It's almost perfect.
Issues that seem to have been fixed.
IMDB was not scraping all details. ie genre (seems to be fixed)
Artwork downloaded is sporatically efficient at best lately but can see in forums that that is being worked on with the merging of Logo Downloader.
A Current issue seems to be that the Fanart for each Music artist has been disabled in your Skin yet not in others. I may have changed a setting to make it thus.
Current the background when hovering over an artist is a slideshow all of the artists. I was partial to the selected artist Fanart.
Am I missing a setting somewhere
recently added new Artwork Downloader (script.artwork.downloader-Eden(1.0.4)-RC16.zip)
otherwise not much changed.
- Mudislander - 2012-01-15 23:28
Quote:Current the background when hovering over an artist is a slideshow all of the artists. I was partial to the selected artist Fanart.
Hi, this is because of two things. Firstly the artist where other artist pictures are showing is probably because there is no art for that artist. Secondly if you select the "Hide Rotating Fanart Home Menu" you should see the flaming guitar instead of other artists.
Edit Been thinking about this & consider it a bug, You certainly don't want the wrong fanart showing whatever the setting. Will fix for next release. Thanks for telling me.
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here -
Quote:A Current issue seems to be that the Fanart for each Music artist has been disabled in your Skin yet not in others. I may have changed a setting to make it thus.Could you try tell me again.