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MethosNL Offline
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Post: #2251
(2014-08-15 11:34)pecinko Wrote:  
(2014-08-15 11:12)MethosNL Wrote:  Hi pecinko,

Just installed the latest version (4.5.5), I see you removed skin.widget support in favor of built-in support.
Is it by design , that episodes that I already watched are still showing in the main menu?

I just love the feature that it hides the already watched items from the home menu , right now It doesn't seem to work anymore Sad

Right. Reasoning was that you have a quick glance of recent items on a shelf and that you can make your own playlists of recent AND unwatched movies if you like and add it to a submenu as your custom items via favorites.

Benefits are that no script is needed, shelf items appear faster and you can use XBMC advanced settings file to increase number of shelf items if you want. Here's an example that will give you 35 of them:

PHP Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<advancedsettings>
  <videolibrary>
    <recentlyaddeditems>35</recentlyaddeditems>
    <!-- number of recently added items. Defaults to 25 -->
  </videolibrary>
</advancedsettings> 

Just save this as "advanced settings.xml" and put it in your user data folder

Ahh, thank you for the explanation. I can understand your reasoning! I will look in to creating some new playlists.
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bthusby Offline
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Post: #2252
Hi all Smile

I have some issues with the Media shelf for TV Shows:

- It shows Screenshots of the episode + the name and number of the the episode, but doesn't tell which TV Show it is anymore. I'm on the newest version of Quartz.
- Also the header of the Media Shelf says 'Next Epsiode and Recently added', but this should be changed to 'Recently added episodes' only now?

Another issue is the text giving help/info in 'Settings' are written in blue on black background. Hard to read.

BT :)
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pecinko Offline
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(2014-08-19 12:27)bthusby Wrote:  Hi all Smile

I have some issues with the Media shelf for TV Shows:

- It shows Screenshots of the episode + the name and number of the the episode, but doesn't tell which TV Show it is anymore. I'm on the newest version of Quartz.
- Also the header of the Media Shelf says 'Next Epsiode and Recently added', but this should be changed to 'Recently added episodes' only now?

Another issue is the text giving help/info in 'Settings' are written in blue on black background. Hard to read.

That's very interesting as this is what I have:

[Image: gkQ42dx.png]

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bthusby Offline
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Post: #2254
Hmmm...

Some of my Screenshots have the TV Show Banner on top of it, but most don't... How can I assure all my episodes have a Banner overlayed on the Screenshot? I have tried restarting XBMC, updating the library etc. I have banner-files in the TV Show folders too...

BT :)
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(2014-08-19 19:17)bthusby Wrote:  Hmmm...

Some of my Screenshots have the TV Show Banner on top of it, but most don't... How can I assure all my episodes have a Banner overlayed on the Screenshot? I have tried restarting XBMC, updating the library etc. I have banner-files in the TV Show folders too...

Looks like there's some problem with banners (missing or mixed-up). I'll have to remove them in next update Sad

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bthusby Offline
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Too bad. The banner sollution looks really cool if they show on all the episodes... Smile

Sometimes, not very often, some of the episodes show without a thumb too. How can I fix that?

You didn't comment the blue text on black background for the settings help text. Maybe white (or possibly light blue) text is better?


Thanks for a great skin! The only one able to work stable on the TV2! Big Grin

BT :)
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pecinko Offline
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(2014-08-21 14:18)bthusby Wrote:  Too bad. The banner sollution looks really cool if they show on all the episodes... Smile

Sometimes, not very often, some of the episodes show without a thumb too. How can I fix that?

You didn't comment the blue text on black background for the settings help text. Maybe white (or possibly light blue) text is better?

I'm in the middle of skin revamp (just don't say anyone as somebody might get pissed), care to send a screenshot so I know what's the text we're talking about? I'm afraid we can't do much about missing thumbs but I'll revisit that part of a code and maybe I'll find the cause (probably XBMC thing, though).

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herds Offline
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Post: #2258
Version 4.5.5 and 13.2 xbmc

A strange issue on any streaming media. Any streaming media issue has this annoying bug where the "opening stream" overlay box does not disappear, but remains on screen, the only way to make it disappear is to hit cancel.. which then kills the stream:

[Image: quartz_.JPG]

oh - btw, love on the new version the way the banner shows under the tv thumbnail on the homescreen.
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-06 14:05 by herds.)
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pecinko Offline
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@ herds
Does this happen in Confluence?

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bthusby Offline
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I just want to report back that the 'TV Show' -shelf with "show name banner" now works after I re-scraped my video library Smile New episodes shows perfectly with a screenshot and the shows banner at the bottom, and nicely done with episode number and episode name shown when an item is selected.

However, the text above the 'TV Show' -shelf still says: 'Next Up and Recently added episodes' while it now in fact only shows recently added episodes.

The text that was hard to read, like I reported earlier, is the "help text" in blue on black background. If you go into 'Settings', and e.g. enter 'Appearance', you will see the text 'Level' (Basic, Standard, Advanced and Expert) and all the bottom text that explains each setting when it is selected. These are a bit hard to read with the current color combination. Thats all.

Another bug I have discovered, also relating to TV Shows, is after you enter 'In Progress', and go back out to the main menu, and thereafter enter 'TV Shows', it gives you the 'In progress' instead. Also you have to back out through the whole hierarchy to return to the main menu from there. This glitch only happens the first time after you used 'In progress' and go immediately to 'TV shows'...

BT :)
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-09 12:48 by bthusby.)
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Post: #2261
Hi! @pecinko
Can u change Fanart view like Sio2 view .
pls
thanks
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pecinko Offline
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(2014-09-11 08:30)shuvro Wrote:  Hi! @pecinko
Can u change Fanart view like Sio2 view .
pls
thanks

I don't know how it looks.

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(2014-09-08 12:14)pecinko Wrote:  @ herds
Does this happen in Confluence?

Wierd, yes it does. I just figured it was a quartz thing.
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