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woodman650 Offline
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Hi all,

I've just built my HTPC, installed XMBC and am loving it. The one thing I am wondering about is a search function. As I've got 600+ films and 6,000+ mp3s, it would be very handy to have a search field that will search across all libraries. Does something like this exist and maybe I just haven't found it yet?

Thanks!
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Hi,

this thread should help you:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=97601
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ronie Offline
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i'm busy creating an addon for it.

the idea is to allow searching the video- and musiclibrary in one go,
right from the home screen.

[Image: search1.jpg]

[Image: search2.jpg]

[Image: search3.jpg]

you can play each item right from the results screen,
preview the movie trailer or view detailed info using the context menu.

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woodman650 Offline
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Wow, that looks excellent! How do you access the search feature? When do you hope to release?
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ronie Wrote:i'm busy creating an addon for it.

the idea is to allow searching the video- and musiclibrary in one go,
right from the home screen.

[Image: search1.jpg]

[Image: search2.jpg]

[Image: search3.jpg]

you can play each item right from the results screen,
preview the movie trailer or view detailed info using the context menu.

Can I get pre-release access to this so Simplicity can support it ahead of time?
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ronie Offline
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woodman650 Wrote:How do you access the search feature?
you just run the addon.
most skins allow you to put addons on the home screen or add them to the home-menu.

and who knows..maybe some skins will add a dedicated search button somewhere on their home screen.

woodman650 Wrote:When do you hope to release?

igotdvds Wrote:Can I get pre-release access to this so Simplicity can support it ahead of time?

shouldn't be too long before i can get the first beta out of the door.

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(This post was last modified: 2011-05-26 21:51 by ronie.)
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ronie Offline
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first public beta available here: script.globalsearch-0.0.3.zip

NOTE: This is only for nightly builds!
XBMC Dharma is NOT supported.

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It really looks great !
Looking forward at the first working version !

Just to know -- will it work on Dharma, or will you only release it for XBMC's next version ?

Thanks
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ronie Offline
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ronie Wrote:NOTE: This is only for nightly builds!
XBMC Dharma is NOT supported.

l'pc Wrote:will it work on Dharma, or will you only release it for XBMC's next version ?

;-)

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