[RELEASE] The Big Pictures Screensaver

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joshuacant Offline
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To clarify what bry- said: Reddit, for reasons unknown, calls a lot of their photography subreddits "safe for work porn".

EarthPorn = Pretty photos of nature
FoodPorn = Pretty photos of food
AbandonedPorn = Pretty photos of abandoned buildings
SpacePorn = Pretty photos of space

And so forth... Those are the sorts of things I'd like to set this screensaver to scrape, and the cool thing is, once you add in the framework for scraping from any one subreddit, you get all the others for free. You just have to have a box where the user can enter which ones he wants to pull from. In your current code, you have each scraper set to pull in "albums" and then you loop over each album for "photos". In this case, each subreddit entered would represent an album and then you'd loop it to get the photos.
(This post was last modified: 2013-08-02 17:20 by joshuacant.)
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Can we have an option to get the photos displayed without captions?
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(2013-09-26 22:30)[Tahini] Wrote:  Can we have an option to get the photos displayed without captions?

This is not planned. This Screensaver is about Photojournalism - stories, not just pictures. But besides that, I added your wish to my list.

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Thanks! It is debatable whether the images have a sufficient communicative strength to deliver the message without the help of words, but I'm sure we can all agree this is not the place for such discussion Smile
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This is an awesome idea but for whatever reason I can't get it to work. I only get a black screen - no pics, no captions. Someone else said the same thing earlier and you asked for a log file - where can I find this file? Is it just %appdata%\XBMC\xbmc.log? If so, I don't see any errors in there about this plugin. Thanks!
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-07 05:35 by realnsd.)
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bry- Offline
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log http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Log_file

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(This post was last modified: 2013-10-07 12:09 by bry-.)
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Hi! I really like this ScreenSaver but is pobbile to modify the graphics? I'm using it on a plasma and as screensaver mantaining the same colors on the same point for a long time is not very good for me Smile.

It would be iseful to remove the white/grey backgrounds (let's say a plasma option).NodNod
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-14 11:54 by koma85.)
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(2013-10-14 11:48)koma85 Wrote:  Hi! I really like this ScreenSaver but is pobbile to modify the graphics? I'm using it on a plasma and as screensaver mantaining the same colors on the same point for a long time is not very good for me Smile.

It would be iseful to remove the white/grey backgrounds (let's say a plasma option).NodNod

Agreed. It seems the screen saver name is static too and this thing is so interesting I just want to keep it on all the time.
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NM. I'm an idiot.
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-24 22:31 by cnmsales.)
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(2014-04-24 22:30)cnmsales Wrote:  Just wondering if this is still being maintained? Not finding any option to edit settings? Also this has been running for almost 20 min and I'm only getting Olympic games images and after 20 min the images have started to recycle. Would love to use this as my screen saver. Dev are you still around?

Yes, I am still around. But I need to be informed when anything breaks. Thanks for your report, I will have a look when I got some free time and reply here. Smile

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cnmsales Offline
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In sorry I'm an idiot. I wasnt in your screen saver. That would be why I was having the issues. Smile don't guess you ever looked at doing just images for us plasma TV owners eh? I love the images but the text will cause burn in issues. Or another option that would fix this would have an option to dim the screen along with. That would be perfect.
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-24 22:36 by cnmsales.)
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Great idea, unfortunately I dont seem to be getting any pictures displayed at all on Frodo on AppleTV 2.

2 Possibilities thusfar:
1. I get a black screen, nothing on there
2. If I do get a screen after the black screen, its 2 bars (1 top, 1 bottom) with a black box in the middle and a spinning circle that takes over my entire system. No images are ever shown.

To make matters worse, if I preview the screensaver, and I exit it, you can see from the log it didnt close properly. It just keeps showing the spinning wheel, until a few tens of seconds later:

Code:
00:41:43 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Manager: __init__ with enabled_scrapers: ['TheBigPictures', 'AtlanticInFocus', 'SacBeeFrame', 'WallStreetJournal', 'TotallyCoolPix', 'TimeLightbox', 'NewYorkTimesLens']
00:41:43 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Manager: switch_to_next id=1
00:41:43 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[TotallyCoolPix]: get_tree opening url "http://totallycoolpix.com/"
00:41:48 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures ScraperPlugin[TotallyCoolPix]: get_tree received 63018 bytes
00:43:01 T:804904960   ERROR: XBPyThread::stop - script /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/script.screensaver.bigpictures/screensaver.py didn't stop in 5 seconds - let's kill it
00:43:35 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Screensaver: exit
00:43:35 T:203210752  NOTICE: TheBigPictures Manager: __del__
00:43:36 T:804904960   ERROR: ClearBlock: Trying to clear non existent block /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/script.screensaver.bigpictures

Appreciate your thoughts!

Edit: Ok Scrap that, it actually DOES show up, after a very very long time. So far only see pictures from NewYorkTimes.com so it could be something that happened with the TotallyCoolPix source or maybe I was just too impatient.
(This post was last modified: 2014-05-13 18:51 by abele.)
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Post: #43
BBC has a 'photos of the day' section which might be quite nice to include into the add-on, just an idea.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/in_pictures

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