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#61 tube82 OFFLINE  

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Just read the following post in the XBMB3C thread on the XBMC forums:

 

 

I just installed this, but i there seems to be no favorite TV shows...is this normal? There is favorite Movies and episodes but no TV shows. Really cant use this plugin without that because the wife just hates to have to scrool 200+ Tv shows and i had created a favorites in the MBS hoping to use it in xbmc.

 

AFAIK there still isn't a favorite TV shows list node, right? I think it's a good suggestion.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

From all I can tell there is nothing wrong with our code...  The information shows up correctly during playback, so I think it may be on the XBMC side.

 

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thanks for looking into it

 

after digging around a little more today and looking at the logs, you are correct, it looks like xbmb3c is passing the available info when the playback starts.  i also tested with 2 different boxes and noticed that the first time i played any video, even if it was played on another box, would show the correct info, but after stopping and resuming on the box, some of the info is gone.  when i delete the local MyVideosXX.db it gives me the full stread details.. it looks like when xbmc stores addon videos it plays, it doesnt store much info locally, and the next time it plays, it pulls the lacking local info..  will look around a little more, hopefully its just an issue with the current build im on.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:29 PM

Just read the following post in the XBMB3C thread on the XBMC forums:

 

AFAIK there still isn't a favorite TV shows list node, right? I think it's a good suggestion.

That is such an obvious and easy feature it is sneaking its way past 0.9.0 feature freeze :)  It is in the Git now.

 

Helps that I want it :D

 

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Edited by xnappo, 22 April 2014 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

there is an error on line 285 of default.py, the favorite show has sectype std.movies instead of std.tvshows.  otherwise.. awesome.. sometimes you dont know how much youve been missing a feature til its there


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

After the recent fix it works correctly!


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for testing guys!

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:31 PM

I am using the MB3 XBMC Confluence Skin. In the origional XBMC, when you right click on a movie one of the menu choices is movie imfo. This seems to work if I hit "i" on the keyboard, but it would be nice to have in the right click menu for remote use. In the skin forum, they said this would have to be added to this addon. Not a huge deal, but I thought maybe here would be a good place to list the idea.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Yeah, I think that is reasonable to add.  The context menu is getting really long though - need some ideas on consolidation.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

Updated the first post with the new feature requests/suggestions



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:34 PM

I wanted to add a few minor suggestions we discussed in various threads, so they don't get lost.

 

In the Aeon Nox skin support thread we had a couple of things that are not really related to the skin but to XBMB3C itself:

 

More refinement to the mapping of images MB3 <-> XBMB3C

I had tried:

         extraData={'thumb' : getArtwork(item, "Primary") ,
                   'fanart_image' : getArtwork(item, "Backdrop") ,
                   'poster' : getArtwork(item, "poster") ,
                   'tvshow.poster': getArtwork(item, "tvshow.poster") ,
                   'banner' : getArtwork(item, "Banner") ,
                   'clearlogo' : getArtwork(item, "Logo") ,
                   'discart' : getArtwork(item, "Disc") ,
                   'clearart' : getArtwork(item, "Art") ,
                   'landscape' : getArtwork(item, "Thumb") ,

locally and got very good results. Currently 'landscape' uses the backdrop from MB3, which is not a good fit.

In addition, 'landscape' and 'banner' have separate images for TV shows and seasons. Currently for both image types the TV show image is used in season views instead of the season images.

 

Allow usage of additional images in widgets

Currenlty, 'landscape' and 'clearart' images (and maybe others) can't be used in home screen widgets.

 

 

In the window properties skin support thread I had the following suggestion:

 

Additional properties for series/seasons

ListItem.Property(UnWatchedEpisodes)
ListItem.Property(TotalEpisodes) 

XBMC uses those two properties to display the number of total/unwatched episodes of a show or season.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:59 PM

I tried the landscape=thumb changes, both with and without the series are and it did not work well at all for me.  Did you make any other changes?  I can't get 'Thumb' to work at all - but am putting time into the rotating fanart rather than this.  If you can make your mods to the latest Git that would be great.  If you want to be an official dev on the it - just let me know your Git username!

 

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:29 PM

Interesting. Maybe MB3 just doesn't have the necessary images for the views?

A lot of movies lack the thumb images, so it's no view I would advice using for movies.

What content did you try them on?

 

Thumb and banner views for movies or on season levels are tricky because a lot of content doesn't have the images - that doesn't change the fact that it's the correct mapping though. A native XBMC runs into the same issues when using those views. When the user takes the time to create or find the images for the views they are really nice. Maybe it would be a good idea to use the show banner as a fallback if no season banner exists and to use the backdrop as a fallback when no thumb exists. But I strongly believe the first choice should be landscape=Thumb.

 

I can commit my changes if you want. My git name is the same as my name here.

 

 

I just tried the landscape views in the latest Aeon Nox version and I only get black images for 'landscape'. With and without my changes. Could it be you broke something with the rotation changes? The landscape images stil work with Arctic, so it seems to be a skin problem.


Edited by tube82, 04 May 2014 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

Okay - yes I am use Aeon Nox - and am seeing the same as you.  I don't *think* I touched that code - but it is certainly possible.  I will play with it with unmodified Nox and see.

 

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

Here is a comparison of a landscape view without and with my changes in tv show level:

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

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

 

and on season level:

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

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



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

Okay - I confirmed I broke something when working on rotating art - I will get this one in there.

 

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

Another thing I just notified is that items listed the active movies and active episodes widgets will always start from the beginning when selected....when you would think the action should be to resume.
Edit:
Sorry I should mention that I'm using the modded confluence skin if that makes a difference.

Edited by Vidman, 15 May 2014 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

Another thing I just notified is that items listed the active movies and active episodes widgets will always start from the beginning when selected....when you would think the action should be to resume.
Edit:
Sorry I should mention that I'm using the modded confluence skin if that makes a difference.

 

Can you post this is the confluence thread section? Otherwise it will just confuse this particular thread...cheers.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

Can you post this is the confluence thread section? Otherwise it will just confuse this particular thread...cheers.

Will do....I wasn't sure if it was a xbmb3c issue or a skin issue
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:39 PM

I don't think your 'back' issue is related to this.

These are the available sort orders:
Album, AlbumArtist, Artist, Budget, CommunityRating, CriticRating, DateCreated, DatePlayed, PlayCount, PremiereDate, ProductionYear, SortName, Random, Revenue, Runtime

'SortName' is the default - the server is usually good about making this appropriate for the type of folder you are viewing - we typically do not override it in the client - but I can if everyone agrees PremiereDate is better for Seasons.

@Luke - comments?

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I didn't think it was related either but I thought I'd let you know about another possible bug:)

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

I have been using this app for a while and i really like it. But the thing is i have been traveling a lot and this app works only when you are online.

Would it be possible to add an option to download/cache a episode/season/series/movie for local playing from the same app? I know i can move the actual file to a local path and have xbmc read from there but it would be awsome i could just check a file while browsing it and the app started the download. 

 

Thanks for all the great work.







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