BlackBlue skin series for XBMC

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leonardo Offline
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i have finish the four versions of blackblue skin. tested and updated to xbmc 1.0.

- blackblue classic the firts skin of the serie
- blackblue media experience the second skin of the serie
- blackblue beos (with new osd and ram in general settings)
- blackblue gaia (with new osd, new settings, and ram in user interface)

they can unload them in:

blackblue classic http://www.xbox-skins.net/index.php?download=1721
blackblue media experience http://www.xbox-skins.net/index.php?download=1719
blackblue beos http://www.xbox-skins.net/index.php?download=1718
blackblue gaia http://www.xbox-skins.net/index.php?download=1720

i wait for your commentaries. thank you.
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KoTiX Offline
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i've always loved the blackblue classic it was absolutely my preferred before i made my own one.
great job as usual leonardo!

XBMC Italian translator, Movieplayer.it scrapers developer and the old "The Orbs" skin creator.
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jeneral Offline
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thank you for all your hard work leonardo. your skins are truly beautiful. i have a 32" tv that does 480p, 720p and 1080i and your skins truly shine in those environments (especially 480p).

that said however, there are few bugs that i've encounted with the original blackblue classic and the new one you just posted.

- when playing back mp3's, the track time + song info disappears and fails to return whenever the visualisations are used.

- the xlink interface for online gaming doesn't display correctly in any mode. i was trying it for the first time this weekend and was stumped, until i switched to a different skin.

- i haven't tested it with the new version yet, but in the older release, the screen calibration screen sometimes became corrupted.


feature requests:

- option for album cover + song info to display on demand when in visualisation mode (only feature default mediacenter skin has that i wish bb classic would have)

- prettier toolbar in video mode (look at onkel bouncy's hifi 2.0 toolbar...just beautiful!Wink


those few things aside, blackblue classic is beautiful and by far the most attractive skin for xbmc imho (hifi 2.0 being my second fave). i'm very greatful for your hard work and i look forward to new releases.

thanks,

jeneral


p.s. i'm using a 32" ntsc progressive scan tv, if it matters.
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leonardo Offline
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blackblue classic updated to xbox media center 2004-07-29.

- new loock of home and settings panel.
- new music and video overlay.
- new video osd.

you can download http://www.xbox-skins.net/index.p....id=1721
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KoTiX Offline
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good that somebody else has added the r.a.m. in the skin a it's very interesting the way you've done it Big Grin
now i'm curious if in this way your still having all the errors of "access denied" and "item not found" that i'm having in my skin, maybe the problem concern only the home window or the startup window....
anyway i just want to let you know that are missing the textures of the dialog keyboard for the ram and it's not readable or usable in this way beacause the keyboard buttons don't get focus.
if you'd like feel free to pick up the textures and the dialogkeyboard.xml from my skin "symbol-1.3"

XBMC Italian translator, Movieplayer.it scrapers developer and the old "The Orbs" skin creator.
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jeneral Offline
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(leonardo @ july 29 2004,19:29 Wrote:blackblue classic updated to xbox media center 2004-07-29.

- new loock of home and settings panel.
- new music and video overlay.
- new video osd.
it's nice to see you're still working on your skin. most of the changes you've made are very nice. the home page, however, is a step backward imo. it's a little crowded and cycling through the options isn't as intuitive as the old version.

i tried the xlink xml file as per your readme, but it still doesn't work properly (arena and user counts show in the top tight corner, but no games or users display below).

for now, i've gone back to the previous blackblue classic.
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