Work in Progress - LazyTV - an unwatched TV Show playlist generator

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Karnagious Online
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Post: #181
Thank you.

One reason I changed it to 'Shows to include' is that we were using the 'Shows to exclude' option on the previous version at my home. It was supposed to play random shows for my son. More than once we would add a new show and have it show up in his list because we forgot to exclude it, which is not good.

It wasnt much of a problem because we set the rating to only be G, but if other users didnt have that foresight then it could be a real problem. Especially as the new version doesnt have the Rating exclusion list. Think SpongeBob and Blues Clues followed by Game of Thrones Smile. Switching to an inclusion list made it safer for families.

Note: I forgot to mention above that the first time you use the new version, the exclusion list should be converted to an inclusion list.

I would suggest the best way to get an Exclusion list right now would be creating a TV Show Smart Playlist and have the rule be Title - Does Not Contain - <your list of excluded TV shows>. You can then set LazyTV to filter by Smart Playlist and set your new playlist that as the default.
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Post: #182
Potentially a useful add-on, watched a TV episode the other day, but the next episode notice was a bit too quick to click ok, (I needed to read it before I clicked Smile I'm using the Transparency! skin and noticed the search function has a full page window, any chance LazyTV might display like this?

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Post: #183
Thanks, I have only just started learning about skinning, but I do want to make the addon look better and to give options.

Is that ronie's global search addon?

On the quick pop-up thing, you can change the timing of it in the Settings.
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Post: #184
Yes it's Ronies search, your add-on would look so much better with a full screen of chocolate bars to pick from, but then to choose isn't so lazy Smile Nice add-on, don't stop here.
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Post: #185
Thanks for this very usefull addon, I use it every day!
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Karnagious Online
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Post: #186
Thanks! It is really nice to hear people are using it!
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Post: #187
I love this addon especially for the "Next Episode" prompt, but it needs customizability:

* Please allow setting "Yes, Play Next Episode" as optional default option.

* Please do not show the "Yes, Play Next Episode" if the built-in queue started playing another media. This is very annoying since LazyTV doesn't seem to respect queue (or maybe XBMC API doesn't allow for that?)
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Post: #188
Hi there, thanks for the kind words.

I will look at adding a Setting to the next version that will allow you to set the default option for the Next Episode prompt. I reckon the option would be Next Episode Prompt Default: Yes, No, Auto-Yes. Where Auto-Yes means always play the next episode.

I will also look at adding an option to apply this feature only for shows started from LazyTV.

On the second issue, the Addon is supposed to check if there is anything else playing and not show the prompt if there is. But it only waits half a second, and only looks for TV shows. I might change that logic to include a check on a) the position of the show in the playlist, and b) the length of the playlist. That should allow it to pick up both TV shows and movies, as well as music videos or songs.

I think this check will have to take place when the episode starts playing, rather than when it ends. To accommodate random shuffling for playlists, the Next Episode prompt will only appear if the playlist size is 1. The idea is if you have loaded up a playlist you have already decided what you want to watch next.
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Post: #189
I want to give many many thanks again.
I found your addon couple of weeks ago.
Mapped it to a button on my remote the next day.
Apart from select & arrows, it has been just about
the only button I've clicked since!
My wife also loved it straight away and has been using it non-stop!
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