[MOD] Home customization

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[MOD] Home customization
0.9.0v Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3704o_3z8A

i'm still tweaking some of the code like recently added music on the home screen as of right now it is only showing the last addad album. if you have any suggestions on how you would like recently added music to be please let me know.

See the demos below on how to add a custom link/item to the main/sub menus..

The mod has be tested and works with djh aeon on github and Hitcher aeon mods (as of 9/08/09)
Andyblac has been adding the mod to skin...

New simple Custom Home Menu Mod

Update 0.9.5bv on Github
This is not a update of the main mod but a simple version of it..
it was made to work with Hitcher skin mod

Added Features: 02/09/09
  • The Recently Added mod Look from the main mod
  • You can now play a album from the home screen (Recently Added mod)
  • Miscellaneous fixes
Download Links
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...omMainMenu

Features: 30/08/09
  • 10 Custom links on the main menu
  • option "Open Playlists"
    it is now possible to add a playlist to the main menu and have it play or open (for viewing)...
    "Open Playlists" = off (play playlist)
    "Open Playlists" = on (open playlist)
    you will need to set the option (open playlist on/off) before you add the playlist to the menu....

Download Links 0.9.5bv
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...omMainMenu

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Full Custom Home Menu Mod

Update 0.9.4v on Github [b]21/08/09[/b]
  • fix - 7day Weather mod was not work right with aeon (auriga)
  • Added the favourites dialog XML
Download Links 0.9.4v
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...tree/0.9.4

Update 0.9.4v on Github [b]17/08/09[/b]
  • New Random Widget it works just like the Recently Added Widget, but it will show you 5 random unplayed movies/TV shows and 5 random albums..
  • Recently Added Widget now works with albums see pictures below
  • You can now play a full album from the home screen (Random/Recently Added Widget)
  • Updated BBC News Widget to show a random top news storie...
  • New Widget BBC On This day (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/default.stm)
  • Miscellaneous fixes
Download Links 0.9.4v
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...tree/0.9.4
[Image: RA_094_150809.jpg]

0.9.3v Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpLpTLkLWfs
Update 0.9.3v on Github [b]09/08/09[/b]
  • Custom widgets for the Extras & Pictures menu items...
  • You can now have widget(popups) for the first 2 Custom menu items..
  • More Widgets to pick from:
    • Andy ShowMix News
    • Astronomy POTD
    • BBC Click Twitter
    • BBC iPlayer - TV Highlights
    • BBC News
    • BBC Sport
    • Comingsoon
    • Deviantart
    • E-bay xbox
    • Empireonline news
    • Flickr-Festival Photos
    • Giant Ocean Tank
    • Inspiring Quotes
    • Jokes Are Awesome
    • Movies Com Releases
    • NASA
    • Newest Apple Movie Trailers
    • Radio1 Webcam
    • Rotten Tomatoe
    • Urban Dictionary
    • if you can think of any you would like to see, just ask i will see what i can do Smile
  • Added 7 day and alerts for home screen Weather popup, you will only see alerts in the sub menu if there is a alert... (thanks to Nuka1195)
  • Updated extras.py with the new Alarm & Trailer settings (thanks to Nuka1195)
  • Miscellaneous fixes

Download Links 0.9.3v
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...tree/0.9.3
[Image: RA_Widget_set1_093_090809.jpg]

0.9.2v Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wUvqVNxeT8
Update 0.9.2v on Github 03/08/09
  • Reworked "recently added" for Movies, TV Shows on the home screen
  • Reworked the home menu navigation...
  • New option "Open Playlists"
    it is now possible to add a playlist to the main/sub menus and have it play or open (for viewing)...
    "Open Playlists" = off (play playlist)
    "Open Playlists" = on (open playlist)
    you will need to set the option (open playlist on/off) before you add the playlist to a menu....
  • Added for a bit more fun a popup for Pictres it will show you the latest Image to be added to deviantart.com.
    it's off by default so you will need to turn it on in the Aeon Mod settings..
  • New option in Aeon Mod window to open up favourites so you can edit name's of items before you adding them to a menu....
  • Miscellaneous fixes

Download Links 0.9.2v
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...mits/0.9.2
[Image: RA_plot_set2_093_030809.jpg]


Update on Github 30/07/09
  • Fixed Totals window overlapped the Rss bar
  • Added fallback text for items with no plot
  • I have added for a bit of fun a Random quote popup for the home menu what will show when you are on extras, the random quote is scrape from http://www.qotd.org/.
    it's off by default so you will need to turn it on in the Aeon Mod settings..
Download Links 0.9.1v
github - http://github.com/cf2009/Aeon-Customisat...tree/0.9.1

Update on Github 27/07/09
  • Added ",return" for non-folder paths
  • Added a check to see if favourites.xml exists
  • Ipdated the extras script to be faster thanks to Nuka1195
  • Some other cosmetic work
  • fixed
    • Plot window overlapped the time bar
    • Invalid include (thanks to andyblac)
    • Home menu control bug
    • Weather location button focus bug
    • Added a check to see if the link being added is for Movies,TV Shows or video (file mode) then add the right setbool & reset
    • video (file mode) then add the right setbool & reset

Features Overview:
  • A new look for recently added movies, TV Shows, and Music on the Home Screen
  • New Library Information for Movies, TV Shows, and Music on the Home Screen
  • New customizable home menu items (you can add)***
    • 10 Custom links on the main menu
    • 4 Custom links in TV Shows submenu
    • 4 Custom links in Movies submenu
    • 4 Custom links in Music submenu
    • 4 Custom links in Extras submenu
  • Backgrounds for all your main menu custom items the same way you would for all the normal ones
  • All main and sub menu links/items can be toggle on or off
  • New Extras submenu for links/items you have toggle off on the main menu
    • Programs
    • Scripts
    • Settings
    • Shutdown
    • Sign out
  • Main menu Lock turned on/off.
  • Submenu can be turned on/off.
  • Weather Backdrop by Current Weather Conditions
  • New home weather popup thanks to Nuka1195 (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=54368)
    • 4 day (default) forecast
    • Weekend forecast**
    • 36 hour forecast**
  • Choose what forecast to be used for the popup from the submenu**
  • New Weather screen
    • 10 day (default) forecast**
    • 4 day forecast*
    • Weekend forecast**
    • 36 hour forecast**
  • Animated weather icons
  • Submenu Mod

* only if you do not have the Weather.com Plus Plugin
** Requires the Weather.com Plus Plugin
*** all items will need to be added to your favourites before you can add them to the main/sub menu....

New Weather Screen & Home Screen Forecasts
To get the new Weather forecasts for home and the weather screen you will first need to have installed the
"Weather.com Plus" Plugin (Nuka1195).You can download and install the "Weather.com Plus"
Plugin using the SVN Repo Installer, once installed go to settings-->weather-->Weather plugin and
pick "Weather.com Plus" so XBMC knows to run it as the default Weather plugin.

Animated Weather Icons
The animated weather icons need to be in a folder named icon in the skin media folder.
You can download the icon pack Thanks to Silverxxx from http://www.box.net/shared/yjxhc6yraj

Adding a item to the home menu
Demo1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkqQreNpRyg
Demo2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlWa_UDAOmY

Please bear in mine it's still in beta, if you find any problems or have suggestions please let me know.

here are some pics:
[Image: RA_Totals_set1_20709.jpg]

[Image: RA_WEATHER_set1_20709.jpg]

[Image: problem_solved.png]
(This post was last modified: 2009-09-02 21:24 by CF2009.)
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Amazing. Looking forward to it!
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looks great!
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I've been trying to find a way to launch an internet browser from an "internet" option on the main menu will this make that possible?
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Excellent work mate, and it'll save me some work. Wink
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Very nice indeed.

Obviously, the more configuration options, the better. I hope we can enable and
disable features at will.

I really like the totals. Great way to show off Smile

One thing i would really like to see is with the script that shows the recently added :
If a TV Show has been added but it has no downloaded thumbnails, force XBMC
to generate it. That was the only reason i removed it from my installation. I hated
to see the default thumb instead of a thumb from the episode.

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Pr.Sinister Wrote:One thing i would really like to see is with the script that shows the recently added :
If a TV Show has been added but it has no downloaded thumbnails, force XBMC
to generate it. That was the only reason i removed it from my installation. I hated
While it can't actually generate one yet (is it even possible?) it does fall back to the generated one if there isn't one scraped with the latest script.

EDIT: Actually, what we need is for XBMC to generate one when it updates the library and doesn't find one.
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This looks really cool! How does the "add local folder" work? Does it add a folder inside the libraries, or add one at the homescreen menu?
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see 1st post for a vid link

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Pr.Sinister Wrote:Obviously, the more configuration options, the better. I hope we can enable and
disable features at will.
you can Smile

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Hidd3nFury Wrote:I've been trying to find a way to launch an internet browser from an "internet" option on the main menu will this make that possible?
if you are using launcher pulgin to launch the web browser then it will make it possible...

to help with adding links to the main home menu I'm looking in to making a scripts to pull links from favourites,
then any thing you can add to favourites you can add to the main menu ..(i think thats sounds right Smile )

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anibanani Wrote:This looks really cool! How does the "add local folder" work? Does it add a folder inside the libraries, or add one at the homescreen menu?
add local folder & add network folder are for adding links to the home menu

ie. if you have a folder with just your kids movies in and in was on the pc you are runing xbmc on you would use "add local folder" what would let you use the xbmc folder browser to find the folder,
but as the folder browser does not let you browse your network so you have to type in the address of the folder by using "add network folder" that is the only difference..

[Image: problem_solved.png]
(This post was last modified: 2009-07-20 00:17 by CF2009.)
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wow this looks great. cant wait for it to be added!

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OK, that's what I was missing, Big Grin
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terrific MOD indeed !!!

Thanks...

BTW why in your video when you launch the trailers plugin the skin change to pm3 ?
(This post was last modified: 2009-07-21 19:40 by reaven.)
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any progress?

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looks great. want that weekend and week weather. instead of having multiple home folders for that, i suggest you use the option arrow down like on video\tv\music.
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reaven Wrote:BTW why in your video when you launch the trailers plugin the skin change to pm3 ?
It's the scripts default skin

rflores2323 Wrote:any progress?
it will be out by the end on the weekSmile

zwat Wrote:looks great. want that weekend and week weather. instead of having multiple home folders for that, i suggest you use the option arrow down like on video\tv\music.
i will look in to any suggestion once i have released the mod


here a pic of "recently added" tv shows and like with movies you can have it with or with out plot...
[Image: ra_tv.jpg]

[Image: problem_solved.png]
(This post was last modified: 2009-07-22 23:46 by CF2009.)
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