[RELEASE] Back Row (Skin)

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SoulSoulero Offline
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Post: #691
Thanks man..but what build of xbmx will work with it? I'm using build

XBMC_XBOXT_30837
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No idea mate...I've not owned an xbox in years.
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Post: #693
Jezz_X Wrote:Thought you might like to know a .AU computer magazine had a bit about XBMC in it this month and used backrow for the screenshot

Sharpe Wrote:Really? - oh wow that's cool - cheers Jezz

Have you got a link mate?

I know I posted this a while ago but I forgot I even had the photo on my phone still
Quote:And on Oldy I forgot to post in the August edition of "PC and Tech Authority" magizine in a "40 Killer Downloads, Free programs you shouldn't be living without"


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That is very cool Smile

Cheers Jezz
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Just some info on a few recent updates in the SVN....

Version 3.4.5
- Altered the TV guide to work with the changes to next aired script
- Added fanart background to the two main wide icon TV show views
- Changed gold outline on OSD buttons to better match the progress bar colour

As mentioned the main change is to the TV Guide. It makes better use of the cool developments to the next aired tv script that ronie and Black have been making.

Check out the Skin Development forum for more details.

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Post: #696
Hi Sharpe,

Been away for a while - nice to see my favourite skin continuing to get better and better.

Just a few things: (I'm running latest Backrow SVN and 29.10.11 XBMC nightly)

1) Has there been a change to the list3 movie view? It seems to me as though less of the screen is now taken up with the fanart, and also that the boxes for the list and movie info are a lot less transparent. I used to love the way this view kept fanart occupying maximum real estate, and these two changes undo this a little bit IMO. Let me know if you'd like a screenshot to explain exactly what I mean.

2.) At the moment the Cinema Experience button brings up some actor info search dialogue for me instead of launching the CE script. Any ideas about this?

3.) I know you don't want to over-do the amount of user options, but for me the fanart background makes little sense in wide icons TV view (looks cluttered). However if I disable fanart there, then I lose it for all views, which I definitley don't want.

Thanks a lot!
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kiboy6 Wrote:Hi Sharpe,

Been away for a while - nice to see my favourite skin continuing to get better and better.

Just a few things: (I'm running latest Backrow SVN and 29.10.11 XBMC nightly)

1) Has there been a change to the list3 movie view? It seems to me as though less of the screen is now taken up with the fanart, and also that the boxes for the list and movie info are a lot less transparent. I used to love the way this view kept fanart occupying maximum real estate, and these two changes undo this a little bit IMO. Let me know if you'd like a screenshot to explain exactly what I mean.

2.) At the moment the Cinema Experience button brings up some actor info search dialogue for me instead of launching the CE script. Any ideas about this?

3.) I know you don't want to over-do the amount of user options, but for me the fanart background makes little sense in wide icons TV view (looks cluttered). However if I disable fanart there, then I lose it for all views, which I definitley don't want.

Thanks a lot!

Hi mate

(1) - Yep it's changed a bit looks like this now:

[Image: MoviesList2.jpg]

The boxes are less transparent to work better with the floor shelf that I added. I dunno I still think there's a lot of fanart visible and to be honest I really like the look personally - it works well with the list 4 view now seems more connected imo.

(2) Oh right I've not used it for ages - thanks I'll fix that.

(3) I just think this way everything looks consistent so won't be changing it - however I'll see if an option might be on the cards.

Cheers
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Post: #698
Sharpe Wrote:Hi mate

(1) - Yep it's changed a bit looks like this now:

[Image: MoviesList2.jpg]

The boxes are less transparent to work better with the floor shelf that I added. I dunno I still think there's a lot of fanart visible and to be honest I really like the look personally - it works well with the list 4 view now seems more connected imo.

OK, cool. It is very pretty. It just seems to me that the two text boxes now seem a little more isolated than they did before... but no big deal at all of course Smile

Quote:(2) Oh right I've not used it for ages - thanks I'll fix that.

Great...can't wait to have CE back Smile Will you notify us here when it makes it into the skin SVN?

Quote:(3) I just think this way everything looks consistent so won't be changing it - however I'll see if an option might be on the cards.

No worries - It's just that that particular view covers up virtually the entirely fanart, so the effective change of background colour can be a bit distracting.


One other thing FYI - the system/input devices/peripherals settings dialogue isn't working in BackRow - not a big deal as it isn't something one needs to change often so I can just duck in and out of Confluence, but thought you'd like to know.

Thanks as always for keeping BackRow the most amazing skin!

Cheers
(This post was last modified: 2011-10-31 07:21 by kiboy6.)
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Post: #699
Is it possible to use logo.png instead of poster or banner in fanart view? Maybe by changing an xml-File or something?

Great skin btw Wink
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Cheers - yeah I suppose so. I'll see what it looks like.
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Post: #701
Sharpe Wrote:Cheers - yeah I suppose so. I'll see what it looks like.

Nice,Thanks Smile
I think the TV-Section would be perfect with scrolling Logos Wink
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Post: #702
I got a bug when using the info OSD...the channel logo is directly behind the clearart. Is it just me or someone else got this problem too?

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Post: #703
I've just this minute changed to this skin (on my ATV 2) and I must admit I'm loving it!!!

Can you please let me know if there is another repo that is hosting the SVN version as the Passion repo says its broken.

Is there also a way to exit out of XBMC from within the theme??

Thanks in advance

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(This post was last modified: 2011-11-28 17:23 by ady199.)
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Post: #704
Hi ady - yeah Passion is still hosting the old Dharma version of the skin which I've not updated in ages. I did enquire about them switching to the Eden-pre version a while back but I didn't really pursue it - I'll see if I can ask one of the passion guys again.

Oh and you can exit xbmc from within the skin by pressing down in the home screen to access the button controls (it's the button on the right).

Cheers
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Post: #705
Sharpe Wrote:Hi ady - yeah Passion is still hosting the old Dharma version of the skin which I've not updated in ages. I did enquire about them switching to the Eden-pre version a while back but I didn't really pursue it - I'll see if I can ask one of the passion guys again.

Oh and you can exit xbmc from within the skin by pressing down in the home screen to access the button controls (it's the button on the right).

Cheers

Many thanks for the info Big Grin

One more question if I may - is there a way to show the total number of movies in the Case Wrap view? as I use the shareThe.TV addon and I need to see that its indeed showing the correct bumber of movies I have in my collection.

Thanks gain for this excellent skin

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