Amber for Gotham - Support thread

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alon24 Offline
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Post: #226
Hi,
No I do not want to use profiles, because I want this to be:
1. transparent - the kids sould operate it easily
2. Multipurpose - I need to put it on all computers at once, since the kids watch shows both in their family room, and in teh living room.
3. Smart playlist are just that - smart and good, I just need that extra "umph" extra nudge to make it the best...
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Post: #227
(2014-09-29 10:58)alon24 Wrote:  Hi,
No I do not want to use profiles, because I want this to be:
1. transparent - the kids sould operate it easily
2. Multipurpose - I need to put it on all computers at once, since the kids watch shows both in their family room, and in teh living room.
3. Smart playlist are just that - smart and good, I just need that extra "umph" extra nudge to make it the best...

In that case, take a look at Aeon Nox as your use case will be better supported.

I won't be adding another script support and yet another set of skin settings in the skin.

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alon24 Offline
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Post: #228
as I said, I think this skin is best, its so simple and fast.

it has the vertical menu, which is the most alluring option for me.

nox is a bit more complicated, and I do not know if it has the vertical menu I need.
I would love to figure this out for this skin...
thanks
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pecinko Offline
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Post: #229
(2014-09-29 11:41)alon24 Wrote:  as I said, I think this skin is best, its so simple and fast.

it has the vertical menu, which is the most alluring option for me.

nox is a bit more complicated, and I do not know if it has the vertical menu I need.
I would love to figure this out for this skin...
thanks

I've heard you first time and I'm glad you like the skin. However, contrary to what end users might expect, smart playlists are poorly supported by XBMC as home menu items. Meant as advanced playlists initially they eventually made their way to home screens as a poor man's way of dealing with a lack of support for different sections in video library. This, unfortunately means I need to add lines and lines of code with extra checks to make this work for those who would and those who wouldn't use it. Way, way tedious and time consuming.

Take a look at skin developement forum; you can find appropriate script that will populate shelf items from the playlists. Or use new method of filling up a container with plugin / smartplaylist content, if you wan't to code this yourself. Sorry, I don't have a direct links at hand ATM.

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Lngr Offline
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Post: #230
Hi Pecinko,
Fitst of all, great great skin. The one thing I miss though, and can't do without is my family picture slideshow.
Confluence Lets me create a submenu shortcut.
(I play music radio/Mp3, and start the slideshow)
Am I overseeing something here? Or is it just not possible.

Thanks. And once again, awesome skin. Would hate to go back to confluence.

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