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Rainking720

Just a heads up I threw together a quick photo screen saver that applies a "ken burns" effect to pictures from any photos in your library.  I have not done extensive testing on it, but it has worked on the few machines I've tried it on.  You can install it by going into settings -> plugins -> install plugin and add from URL .. use the following URL:

 

http://rainking720.github.io/photoscreensaver/package.json

 

Then under the "General" button in settings there is a "screen saver" drop down.. select "Photos Screen Saver"...   There are no options or anything for the screen saver yet.

 

If you don't actually have any photos in your library this probably won't work either, but then again if that's the case I'm not sure why you'd be installing the plug in :)

 

If you have any problems or feedback feel free to send me a direct message..   one thing i know it probably doesn't handle great right now is running in a window vs full screen.. the images don't pan properly and you see black space while it pans around sometimes.

 

 

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the1legend

@@Rainking720 I just tested this and it's working well on full screen. Thanks for your efforts!

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Luke

I agree it's great!

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jscoys

Is it going to be part of the plugin catalog? Not sure if I reinstall ET in 2 years to find this topic to copy/past the link again...

 

 

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Rainking720

Is it going to be part of the plugin catalog? Not sure if I reinstall ET in 2 years to find this topic to copy/past the link again...

 

 

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I would imagine once the catalog is fully implemented if people have successfully been using it there wouldn't' be any reason to exclude it.

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Luke

Yes the app will ultimately have a plugin catalog but in the meantime you can install the plugin manually via url.

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jscoys

Yes the app will ultimately have a plugin catalog but in the meantime you can install the plugin manually via url.

Wonderfull

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TroyBennett

Since I don't have a keyboard attached to my htpc, it is impossible for me to enter the address without using copy & paste.  That is because the keyboard that emby provides doesn't have the colon needed for the http:// part of it.  And it doesn't install if you skip the http:// just thought the dev's should realize this.

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Theodore

This looks great! Is there plans to bring it to MBC? I prefer the interface on MBC over MBT...

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Rainking720

No plans on bringing this to MBC unfortunately.  Would be a lot of work , and honestly media center has a pretty snazzy photo screensaver built in, it just doesn't directly reference your photo library via emby.

 

This looks great! Is there plans to bring it to MBC? I prefer the interface on MBC over MBT...

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Theodore

No plans on bringing this to MBC unfortunately.  Would be a lot of work , and honestly media center has a pretty snazzy photo screensaver built in, it just doesn't directly reference your photo library via emby.

 

I really wish you would :)

 

The WMC photo screensaver is pretty snazzy, but if it runs too long then Emby can't automatically disengage it when I play a movie using the web interface :(

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blue65

Coming from the WMC platform to Emby Theater this is one thing I miss.

I found this thread and was hoping this might be a great workaround until it becomes a Plugin option ;)

I tried to follow the instructions to install but they no longer seem applicable

Perhaps worked on an older version of Emby Server but options have moved to a different place on a later version

My server version is 3.0.6400

Any help appreciated.

Thanks  :)

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Luke

The plugin might need to be updated.

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JDizzy

Would love to see this implemented within Emby, or be able to apply the setting to movie backdrops and music Now Playing screen.

That would be awesome!

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Rainking720

What kind of problems are you having with this?  It is working in Emby.Theatre for me, but i haven't updated theatre/server in probably a month..

 

Coming from the WMC platform to Emby Theater this is one thing I miss.

I found this thread and was hoping this might be a great workaround until it becomes a Plugin option ;)

I tried to follow the instructions to install but they no longer seem applicable

Perhaps worked on an older version of Emby Server but options have moved to a different place on a later version

My server version is 3.0.6400

Any help appreciated.

Thanks  :)

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blue65

Thx for the quick replies everyone.

Worked it out eventually overnight. 

I was looking in the Emby Server Plugin area for an option to add the URL

Found it in the Emby Theater Plugin area..

Makes sense when you think about it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing

 

Love the plugin. Everyone enjoyed the photos when I was playing music on the old WMC platform.

This now gives me that option back. :)

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LASooner

First off, Thanks for the plugin it's cool, wife loves family pics

 

Would like some control over the movement as well as the handling of portrait aspect photos

 

I think you should alternate the position of the date in the corner per photo, maybe have it go to each corner, it stays a little too stationary for a screensaver.

 

An option to disable the date might be desired by some as well. I personally like having the date, just concerned about burn in.

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ebr

You have a plasma display?

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LASooner

No, but LCD's do burn in. I know this because I have a wife who has a habit leaving TV screens paused for hours on end.

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PrincessClevage

Just a heads up I threw together a quick photo screen saver that applies a "ken burns" effect to pictures from any photos in your library. I have not done extensive testing on it, but it has worked on the few machines I've tried it on. You can install it by going into settings -> plugins -> install plugin and add from URL .. use the following URL:

 

http://rainking720.github.io/photoscreensaver/package.json

 

Then under the "General" button in settings there is a "screen saver" drop down.. select "Photos Screen Saver"... There are no options or anything for the screen saver yet.

 

If you don't actually have any photos in your library this probably won't work either, but then again if that's the case I'm not sure why you'd be installing the plug in :)

 

If you have any problems or feedback feel free to send me a direct message.. one thing i know it probably doesn't handle great right now is running in a window vs full screen.. the images don't pan properly and you see black space while it pans around sometimes.

thanks, works great!

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casminkey

This is a great plug-in! If anyone wants to build on it, I'd be happy to contribute a few $ to add more features. For those coming from WMC trying to make the push to Emby Theater as I am, this is a must have.

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Luke

@@Rainking720, any screenshots?

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Rainking720

Screenshots won't do much, it's more the fading/panning/zooming effect that makes it worthwhile... It really is very similar to the previous version, I just found a better method of achieving the effect.  I wasn't happy w/ how it handled larger pictures before and there were times it cropped the images in weird ways, and now it zooms/pans across them in a much more consistent way where you always get to see the whole picture. -- basically just applied this to your emby photo library:

 

http://slideshowify.com/

 

@@Rainking720, any screenshots?

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