Joined: Mar 2013
Hello all, longtime lurker, firstime poster here...
I think PTV is the greatest thing ever and the wife absolutely loves it as well. With over 1000 films now ripped from my DVD/BR collection, and 50+ TV shows across 10 TB of storage for it to manage, it is the cable TV killer I've been wanting out of all the HTPC solutions out there. I've done a lot of playlist building in the past few months trying different things to get the most out of my collection, and I've found that devoting 4-5 channels for each decade, each with it's own random playlist capped at 250 works very well, with a few dedicated genre channels and special playlists built from tags (superheroes, etc).
The TV stuff you can do is brilliant as well, like I have an Anthology TV channel that plays random old/new Twilight Zones, Tales from the Crypt, Amazing Stories, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a dedicated Looney Tunes channel, a Saturday Morning Cartoon channel that mixes cartoons with Schoolhouse Rock and old PSA's and commericals, and MTV channel that interleaves music videos with old MTV shows like beavis and butthead and Liquid Television, plus bumpers.
Now that I've got this stuff down pat, I'm looking a little more under the hood and the one thing I'd really like to change is to get the channel logo to show up when you first switch to a channel, but then to fade out after X seconds. I've seached through this thread and found the question asked several times, but never answered.
Going through the xml configs, I'm think I'm getting warmer, and through looking at skins which change it's location, I believe I've identified in the skin files where some of the settings, including any animations are set, but I'm not having any luck with changing the start= and end= fade opacity, or by adding the fadetime /fadetime lines where I think it ought to go..
Has anyone manage to figure this one out and gotten channel logos to fade out after a few seconds?
My sincere thanks to Jason and all those who've contributed to this fantastic add-on.