Poster view request with movies

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jondr13 Offline
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I like using the poster view (wrapped or fixed) but also like to see the synopsis as well. There was a MOD someone put out about a week ago within an already established thread that made this possible, and also added 2 thumbnail pictures as well. For the life of me, I cant find it anywhere on here.

Can anyone guide me in the right direction or have anything similar?

Thanks alot
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It was this mod:

This video explains it better, Youtube Link, the video shows the 1st version- though the concept is still the same. The picture below is how it looks now:

[Image: alaska-infoplus.png]

***UPDATE***
Duh, changing those extrathumbs to "<control type="largeimage">" smooths out the scrolling. Now it scrolls just like there was no extrathumbs. Download link reflects the change.

It just one .xml, Viewtype_Poster.xml...HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD

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(This post was last modified: 2010-03-21 05:16 by mcborzu.)
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I forgot the 'largeimage' uses background downloading.
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would you just replace the existing viewtype_poster.xml file with the modded file in the skins folder for this to work?
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Yep, exactly...If you want to play it safe you can copy the original viewtype_poster.xml to the desktop then overwrite the Alaska one with this mod.

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how do you put images in the extra thumbs mine load blank
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mcborzu Wrote:it was this mod:

This video explains it better, youtube link, the video shows the 1st version- though the concept is still the same. The picture below is how it looks now:

[Image: alaska-infoplus.png]

***update***
duh, changing those extrathumbs to "<control type="largeimage">" smooths out the scrolling. Now it scrolls just like there was no extrathumbs. Download link reflects the change.

It just one .xml, viewtype_poster.xml...here is the download

thats it!!!! Thanks again
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This is cool, have you thought of making it move more to the left as there's a lot of wasted space? Also the poster could be a little smaller and in line with the top of the thumbs so the film title is all on one line.

Just constructive criticism, I love Alaska's clean look but liked all the different options of Auriga Multiplex.
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mudstuff Wrote:This is cool, have you thought of making it move more to the left as there's a lot of wasted space? Also the poster could be a little smaller and in line with the top of the thumbs so the film title is all on one line.

Just constructive criticism, I love Alaska's clean look but liked all the different options of Auriga Multiplex.

I was trying to think of a way to incorporate extrathumbs yet still keep the Alaska look and fell...not make it too busy with stuff like Aeon

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It's not 'wasted space' it's 'white space'.
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Fair enough, I'm all for white space, I just thought centering might look better layout wise as it's very heavy on the right hand side, I didn't want any additional info crammed in there Wink
(This post was last modified: 2010-03-23 17:11 by mudstuff.)
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