[RELEASE] The Big Pictures Screensaver

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The only thing I could do is adding a bunch of switches in the add-on settings for the different sources:
Quote:- Boston.com: The Big Pictures (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/)
- The Atlantic: In Focus (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/)
- Sacramento Bee: The Frame (http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/)
- Wallstreetjournal: The Photo Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/)
- TotallyCoolPix.com: (http://TotallyCoolPix.com)
- Time.com: LightBox - Closeup (http://lightbox.time.com/category/closeup/?iid=lb-close)

Would that help?

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Post: #17
That would be cool.
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Thank you for your work! This is looking great!

I am worried about one thing: the bars at the top and bottom of the screen, they appear to be completely static. This can cause burn-in, which a screensaver is designed to prevent. Could you make it so the text is just superimpose over the images, maybe with a little shadowing behind it to increase readability? Or maybe have the bars fade in/out with the new images?

I would also like to second the request for an NSFW image filter, if that's possible.

Thank you again for your hard work!
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(2013-05-06 22:35)joelslaw Wrote:  I would also like to second the request for an NSFW image filter, if that's possible.

Thank you again for your hard work!
Yup! Very disturbing when all the images from the marathon bombing were displayed.
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(2013-04-12 04:00)bry- Wrote:  Anyway to do something about the less nsfw/l images that prompt warnings? Bit awkward when company is enjoying the slide show and bloody bodies end up in the mix.
(2013-04-29 20:46)crizchun Wrote:  Is there a way to change/select the source where pics are coming from? Or maybe change the content type?
(2013-05-06 22:35)joelslaw Wrote:  I would also like to second the request for an NSFW image filter, if that's possible.
(2013-05-06 23:57)bry- Wrote:  Yup! Very disturbing when all the images from the marathon bombing were displayed.

I already implemented the possibility to enable/disable single sources in the screensaver (and the image script add-on) - the request to the official repository is open. It will be available shortly.

(You can see the commits here if you like: module, script, screensaver)

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Thanks sphere!
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Post: #22
Awesome. thank you so much!
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This seems to always lock up on me if I leave it running long enough. Here's an excerpt from xbmc.log (non-debug mode) where it ran off the rails:
Code:
18:30:47 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[TotallyCoolPix]: get_tree opening url "http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/06/wacky-wheels/"
18:30:49 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[TotallyCoolPix]: get_tree received 46754 bytes
18:30:58 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Manager: get_photos got 35 items
18:39:43 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Manager: switch_to_next id=2
18:39:43 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[NewYorkTimesLens]: get_tree opening url "http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/asset-data/"
18:39:43 T:2745363264  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[NewYorkTimesLens]: get_tree received 27819 bytes
18:39:44 T:2745363264   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>
                                            Error Contents: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'replace'
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.screensaver.bigpictures/screensaver.py", line 59, in onInit
                                                self.slideshow()
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.screensaver.bigpictures/screensaver.py", line 72, in slideshow
                                                albums = self.scraper_manager.get_albums()
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.module.bigpictures/lib/thebigpictures.py", line 69, in get_albums
                                                albums = self.current_scraper.get_albums()
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.module.bigpictures/lib/scrapers.py", line 49, in get_albums
                                                return self._albums or self._get_albums()
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.module.bigpictures/lib/scrapers.py", line 416, in _get_albums
                                                'pic': self.__build_img(album.photo.url.string),
                                              File "/home/xbmc/.xbmc/addons/script.module.bigpictures/lib/scrapers.py", line 439, in __build_img
                                                url = url.replace('-custom2', '-jumbo').replace('-custom3', '-jumbo')
                                            AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'replace'
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--
19:43:57 T:2929720128  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
19:43:57 T:2787232576  NOTICE: Thread CFileCache start, auto delete: false
19:44:42 T:2929720128  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 2 times.
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Sorry, not sure what I can do against this.

Does it lock XBMC - so you need to force quit it?

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I believe so. Generally this means SSH'ing into my HTPC and running 'killall xbmc.bin', at which point it automatically restarts XBMC.

When running overnight last night (after my previous post), it had no picture and a spinning circle in the middle of the screen, but I was able to back out to XBMC without restarting.
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Maybe I fixed the issue, one album in the "New York Times Lens Blog" Scraper module was broken.

I fixed it and requested the update, it should be available shortly.

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Yeah great work sphere, although it would be nice to have 100% sure kids suitable source(s) available too.

Cant think of any though...

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Do you know One?

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Scraper suggestion: The user enters in the name of a subreddit or subreddits from reddit.com, then pull in the images currently at the top of the stack and display the linked images. There are a lot of really great, fast-moving photography subreddits to choose from, too. And all of them present the current top links through an RSS feed. For example: http://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/.rss

Thoughts?
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(2013-08-01 21:47)joshuacant Wrote:  Scraper suggestion: The user enters in the name of a subreddit or subreddits from reddit.com, then pull in the images currently at the top of the stack and display the linked images. There are a lot of really great, fast-moving photography subreddits to choose from, too. And all of them present the current top links through an RSS feed. For example: http://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/.rss

Thoughts?

Awesome idea. Their porn network is absolutely stunning

(2013-08-01 23:20)bry- Wrote:  
(2013-08-01 21:47)joshuacant Wrote:  Scraper suggestion: The user enters in the name of a subreddit or subreddits from reddit.com, then pull in the images currently at the top of the stack and display the linked images. There are a lot of really great, fast-moving photography subreddits to choose from, too. And all of them present the current top links through an RSS feed. For example: http://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/.rss

Thoughts?

Awesome idea. Their porn network is absolutely stunning

Safe for work porn network

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