[RELEASE] The Big Picture (Pictures) Plugin

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Jeroen Wrote:In any case, thanks for looking into it.

Wow, very nice! You were right - sorry.
I will give a sign when the script is fully skinnable.

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Thanks again for adding the skin support , it's working perfectly Smile
One small suggestion I have would be to split the ListItem.Label into two separate labels. Right now it's only possible to display the album name and headline name in one place (I used a hackery bit to only display the album name at the top). It would be nice if I could display the album name at the top and the headline name above the description.

Keep up the great work Smile
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This is a very nice addon, excellent work sphere.

The Guardian UK website has a similar photo journal series called 'Eyewitness' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/eyewitness) would it be possible to add this as a source? It is one picture per day, usually of artistic and/or technical merit.
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Jeroen Wrote:One small suggestion I have would be to split the ListItem.Label into two separate labels.

Hi,

i have splitted the infos into the three following elements (for use in skinfile):
$INFO[ListItem.Property(Album)] -> Sourcename: "Boston.com: The Big Picture"
$INFO[ListItem.Label] -> Album or Picture title: "Pictures of the day 09.11.2010"
$INFO[ListItem.Property(duration) -> Element/Len Elements: "1/10"

could you please test this betaversion and tell if it works like you requested?
http://sphere-xbmc-addons.googlecode.com...-1.3.3.zip

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mortstar Wrote:The Guardian UK website has a similar photo journal series called 'Eyewitness' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/eyewitness) would it be possible to add this as a source? It is one picture per day, usually of artistic and/or technical merit.

Hi,
this website is already on my list, but to be honest, this site is not good to scrape:
- It has only low-res pictures on its "index page", I had to load for each picture its article - which would take >1 sec per picture.
- It has no real albums

I am working on a nearly complete rewritten version with a dynamic scraper system - there it will scrape each source and save its data to xml-files - which will be cached.
If this proof of concept will be successful this website and several others will be available. This is planned as version 1.4.0

But, website suggestions are always welcome, they will get at least on my list Wink

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sphere Wrote:When it is in the main repo I will start a new release-thread and there you can make feature suggestions like websites you whish to be integrated.

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You are going to make a new thread or should I post feature suggestions here?
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Johnnyfive Wrote:Thanks for the update!

If you are thinking of integrating other photographic sites, may I suggest a couple that I like:

BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/default.stm

and The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/inpictures

+1 for BBC in-pictures. Always some great shots on there

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tikkiew Wrote:You are going to make a new thread or should I post feature suggestions here?

Hm, you are right - I forgot to create a new thread...

I will do when 1.4 is there.
Please post your feature suggestions here until 1.4 Smile

smithr99 Wrote:+1 for BBC in-pictures. Always some great shots on there

The same like with guardian, good photos, hard/slow to scrape. In 1.4 with xml cache it will be included.

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sphere Wrote:Hi,

i have splitted the infos into the three following elements (for use in skinfile):
$INFO[ListItem.Property(Album)] -> Sourcename: "Boston.com: The Big Picture"
$INFO[ListItem.Label] -> Album or Picture title: "Pictures of the day 09.11.2010"
$INFO[ListItem.Property(duration) -> Element/Len Elements: "1/10"

could you please test this betaversion and tell if it works like you requested?
http://sphere-xbmc-addons.googlecode.com...-1.3.3.zip

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sphere

Hey Sphere, just tried this out and it's working perfectly Smile Many thanks!
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Sphere, I just thought about this site maybe being suitable as a source: http://gigapica.geenstijl.nl/ ?

It's a dutch site, but they have started providing english descriptions some time ago.

One issue may be that not all images are in landscape format (mostly when in an album), but using a fixed with and scaling method this can be remedied (to an extent) in the skin file.

Just thought I'd let you know. Cheers
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Jeroen Wrote:Sphere, I just thought about this site maybe being suitable as a source: http://gigapica.geenstijl.nl/ ?

It's a dutch site, but they have started providing english descriptions some time ago.

One issue may be that not all images are in landscape format (mostly when in an album), but using a fixed with and scaling method this can be remedied (to an extent) in the skin file.

Just thought I'd let you know. Cheers

"French workers, hooligans from the banlieues and other angry moustaches continue to put pressure on President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age. While hardworking citizens in North-European countries only retire after 67 or 69, the arrogant strike-hooked Laissez-faire fucktards in France burn the streets because they demand partytime after 60. Assholes."

Arf!

Perhaps some not, what you'd call, Politically Correct. But still amusing Big Grin

Some very nice pics here.
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Yeah they aren't the most political correct site at times Laugh Not to be taken too serious either, take it with a grain of salt Wink
I can imagine it being considered too edgy for the add-on but the pictures are pretty good, and that's kind of what takes the stage in this add-on, so it's just a suggestion Smile
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Hi,

I decided to skip the Version 1.3.4 and did instead Version 1.4.0.
This is because I rewrote ~80% of the Code.

The addon now uses (read/write) a xml-file which contains the sources, albums and pictures.
In the stable version this file will be updated in the background but in this version it will only be updated if the choosen source or album is empty or you press the context-menu key. The context-menu key will update all elements and in this ~8-12 seconds you can not switch the source but you can switch the picture with left and right.

This beta creates much debug logging in your xbmc log, if you have any problems please send me your xbmc log.

You should notice that when you enter a source or album you already opened (or you did an over-all-update with the context-key) the content will be shown instantly (of coruse the picture itself has still to be loaded by xbmc).
There are no optical changes - in the next beta the default skin will be minor changed/improved.

I uploaded beta1 and would be very happy if some if you could test it. Please give feedback, even if it is "it works".

http://sphere-xbmc-addons.googlecode.com....4.0b1.zip

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It works! Wink

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It Works! Big Grin

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