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#21 tube82 OFFLINE  

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

I just did some testing with the Arctic skin and actor images in XBMB3C.

 

The script.metadata.actors actually works, but it doesn't provide the default XBMC functionality regarding actors. Instead, it shows additional informations.

 

Things that don't work in XBMB3C:

- When an actor is selected in the cast, the movie poster usually changes to an image of the actor. This is not the case in XBMB3C.

- When a selected actor is clicked (Enter/Return) a query is performed and a list of movies/episodes he or she appears in is shown. In XBMB3C the query always returns "No results found".

 

What works in XBMB3C when the script is installed and enabled:

- When an actor is selected in the cast and the right cursor is pressed, an online query for the actor is performed and an info screen with informations, a picture and the complete filmography is shown.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

@im85288 - done.

 

Probably we should just implement the MB3 native Actor functionality.  A lot of work though - probably won't make the next release.

 

I will add it to the issues list.

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

I added some very rudimentary search capability.  It needs a LOT of refinement.  Please test and give implementation feedback.

 

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[EDIT] This needs the Input dialog box type, only available in Gotham


Edited by xnappo, 18 April 2014 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

thanks for beginning to implement the search function.

 

just 1 issue so far:

cannot browse into folders (tv/seasons/collections)

 

and 2 requests:

could the list be grouped by category (movie/tv/music/artist/etc).

can you setup a variable.path so we can link a home screen button without using favorites (as favorites locks in the user id)

 

otherwise excellent start.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

The search function doesn't have a whole lot of filtering capability in it - so I am going to have to do it on the client side.  For those who have looked at the code - right now I squeezed the parsing into the 'processDirectory' function, but I think a new function is really needed.

 

@null_pointer - I will take a look at that at least for new code.  I think there are some places where it will have to be intentionally stripped off.

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

After watching a few episodes of the same show, I've come up with a new suggestion/request:

 

In the skin support thread it is mentioned that the recent/next/random items are refreshed "about every 3 minutes". In itself that's fine, but could they also be refreshed when the homescreen is loaded? Or is this something that can already be done from the skin anyway?

 

When I finish watching episode S01E01 of a show and return to the home screen I would like it to update right away to display S01E02 as next episode. Waiting three minutes for a refresh kind of defeats the purpose of the "next up" shelf in that case.

 

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Something else I experienced: I marked an episode as watched from XBMC and the checkmark appeared, the episode wasn't marked as watched on the MB3 web interface when I checked later. Should this work?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

After watching a few episodes of the same show, I've come up with a new suggestion/request:

 

In the skin support thread it is mentioned that the recent/next/random items are refreshed "about every 3 minutes". In itself that's fine, but could they also be refreshed when the homescreen is loaded? Or is this something that can already be done from the skin anyway?

 

When I finish watching episode S01E01 of a show and return to the home screen I would like it to update right away to display S01E02 as next episode. Waiting three minutes for a refresh kind of defeats the purpose of the "next up" shelf in that case.

 

Already on the issues list:

https://github.com/M...sues?state=open

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Already on the issues list:

https://github.com/M...sues?state=open

 

xnappo

 

Oh, now I feel a little stupid. ;) Glad to see it's on the list!

 

What about manually marking items "watched"?



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

re: marking watched - That should definitely work.  You are using the context menu to do that right? 'w' on the keyboard will NOT work - that is XBMC database ONLY.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

re: marking watched - That should definitely work.  You are using the context menu to do that right? 'w' on the keyboard will NOT work - that is XBMC database ONLY.

 

I was using "w". Good to know!



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:27 PM

Is there an option to play content from the "Specials" folder of a movie?



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

Changes to the Git:

 

- Update NextUp on playback stop

- Add checks that the service is still running

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

Back on the subject of search.

 

I can implement the categories in a few different ways.  I would like inputs.

 

I could add nodes for:

Search All

Search Movies

Search Series

Search Albums

Search Artists

 

Or, I can bring up a dialog before the keyboard with the same list as above.

 

Thoughts?

 

xnappo


Edited by xnappo, 20 April 2014 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

Back on the subject of search.

 

I can implement the categories in a few different ways.  I would like inputs.

 

I could add nodes for:

Search All

Search Movies

Search Series

Search Albums

Search Artists

 

Or, I can bring up a dialog before the keyboard with the same list as above.

 

Thoughts?

 

xnappo

 

 

The later one, Search --> choose where --> "insert text here" seems more logical to me at least :)



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

I actually don't know that it is needed.  I cleaned it up, and at least for my stuff it is working pretty well.

 

The results are already returned in a logical priority, and I added the result type before the name.

 

Give it a try.

 

Before anyone asks - most metadata is not returned with search queries - we could theoretically do additional queries to get it, but it aint going to be high on my to-do list.

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

I agree that the result type in front of the results is enough.

 

Currently it doesn't work correctly for me, though.

 

The type doesn't show for movies and episodes in my search results. In front of movies and episodes ":" is shown. In front of music it is correctly "Audio:"



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

That is weird.  You definitely have the latest Git?  See below:

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

This is what the same query returns for me:

 

https://drive.google...dit?usp=sharing


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

Can you please:

 

1. Get your User ID from here (Id column):

http://<yourip>:8096/mediabrowser/Users

 

2. Browse to here:

http://<yourip>:8096/mediabrowser/Search/Hints?SearchTerm=night&UserId=<userid>

 

Then look to see if the 'Display Media Type' column is populated for your movies?

 

Thanks,

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

Can you please:

 

1. Get your User ID from here (Id column):

http://<yourip>:8096/mediabrowser/Users

 

2. Browse to here:

http://<yourip>:8096/mediabrowser/Search/Hints?SearchTerm=night&UserId=<userid>

 

Then look to see if the 'Display Media Type' column is populated for your movies?

 

Thanks,

xnappo

 

Just did, for anything but audio the column is not populated.


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