MediaStream Skin Feature Requests

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This is a small thing, but the progress banner in the top right when scanning in new items to the library only reports file path, not what its actually scanning. My path is so long I can't even see the file path...It would be nice if it would just show the library name of the item being scanned rather than the path, similar to how pm3.hd does it. It certainly looks much cleaner that way. Also, are the two progress bars really necessary?

Edit: Oh, and another +1 for custom items in the home screen. Saves me from having to reintigrate my mods each time a new version of the skin comes out. Smile Also, an option to add a link to a weather script in the weather screen would be nice. I did this myself to launch the twc supplamental script, I just added a button next to the refresh button on the right that says "More Info"
(This post was last modified: 2008-12-03 21:11 by timdog82001.)
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I agree, adding items on the home screen. It would be perfect to add separate databases too. I think about documentaries, audiobooks etc, but I think this is more xbmc than skin realted, right?
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But didn't Aeon support different databases?
That's a feature I really would like, whether it's an XBMC feature or not.
Documentaries, porn and so on is stuff that I wouldn't like to mix together in just one big movie database.
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Post: #19
One thing I would like to see (I am new to this skin and I really like it)

During playback of video or audio I would like to see the progress bar be draggable, so you can drag it to a position (just like VLC or Windows Media Player). This would be handy rather than typing in a timecode or pressing forward many times.
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Post: #20
any chance to add mouse support ?
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Don't forget this:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=41495 (and not only for actress, obviously...)

and, of course, this:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=41243

keep up the good work, regards Laugh
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SpiffBB Wrote:Hello, I really like the skin but nothing is so good it cant be better.......

First request:
Would like to customize names of entries in main meny
For example "Movies" are movies in my library mode, "TV-Series" are TV-Series in library mode and "Videos" are MythTV browsing..... - therefore I would like to rename "Videos" to TV.
Even better would be to have "TV" on the main meny and have the ability to choose if it should be visable in the settings (most peaople dont have MythTV but atleast some here seeams to have it and it will hopefulle be more as soon as the integreation gets better).

Second request:
Show lyrics instead of visualization then playing music.

Third request:
Change remote behavior. You newer know that the back button do...... I think it would be more intuive if the back button always send you to previous screen and the home button always send you to main home screen.

Regards

For the Mythtv support as well as a modified main menu for live TV a view type that shows clearly the channel name and program details is required. A simple mod of the INFO LIST with the Title field being longer (going all the way across the screen) would work well, at the moment the program names are mostly truncated.
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skunkm0nkee Wrote:If you use the Wide view for TV Shows then it shows the total number of episodes and the number of unwatched episodes.

Thanks. However I prefer to use Info List because of the dimensions of my artwork. That's why I was hoping it would be possible to implement it in Info List as well, rather than having to change views to get it.
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Would it be maybe possible to add a star to tv shows? Something like it works in Gmail. (add a star, show only starred items...) I would like to differ between series which i have all the episodes and the ones i have not.
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wreezig Wrote:But didn't Aeon support different databases?
That's a feature I really would like, whether it's an XBMC feature or not.
Documentaries, porn and so on is stuff that I wouldn't like to mix together in just one big movie database.

I haven't used Aeon for donkeys (strictly speaking I've never used Aeon really, since it was actually called Xephyr the last time I used it) but from what I remember the extra video links (non-Movies and TV Shows) were not for separate libraries but were video sources in files mode?

cjedj Wrote:Thanks. However I prefer to use Info List because of the dimensions of my artwork. That's why I was hoping it would be possible to implement it in Info List as well, rather than having to change views to get it.
OK, I've added it to the list

theo00 Wrote:Would it be maybe possible to add a star to tv shows? Something like it works in Gmail. (add a star, show only starred items...) I would like to differ between series which i have all the episodes and the ones i have not.
To have it implemented the way you mention would require support for it to be added to XBMC. If you're clever about how you setup stuff in your library you could probably setup a smart playlist to do this though?
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skunkm0nkee Wrote:I haven't used Aeon for donkeys (strictly speaking I've never used Aeon really, since it was actually called Xephyr the last time I used it) but from what I remember the extra video links (non-Movies and TV Shows) were not for separate libraries but were video sources in files mode?

The extra video links were indeed to sources in files mode - BUT there was also the possibility to 'type in' the path desired... so that a video link could point to a smart playlist (e.g. Docos with the genre Documentaries in it).

This way, you could either have the extra video links point to files in the basic sense, or you could cleverly define a smart playlist and pretend you had separate libraries.

Anyway my point is there was the ability to: (1) select a folder; or (2) 'type in' the location, in order to use smart playlists
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Yep, the point I was making though was that there isn't any way in XBMC (at the moment) to have multiple libraries without using profiles.

Those abilities you mentioned will hopefully be implemented when we deal with the customising Home items feature request which is already in the list. Big Grin
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Post: #28
I really wish that "movie ending time" or something like that was added to MS, like in the Da Vinci and Focus skins?

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Post: #29
Support for wide icons please, especially under file mode for those of us who dont use the library.
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xbs08 Wrote:I really wish that "movie ending time" or something like that was added to MS, like in the Da Vinci and Focus skins?

I guess it's a matter of preference but you can work out the time left from the current time and total time? If there are other users out there that think displaying time left would be useful then speak up now.

sp10 Wrote:Support for wide icons please, especially under file mode for those of us who dont use the library.
It's not possible for the skin to work out if you are using wide icons or not so the list and info list views are about as good as you'll get in MediaStream. There's no point in making the Wide view available in files mode as most of the on-screen content is only available in library mode.

Additionally we're at the limit for number of possible views in Videos section so can't add any more.
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