Joined: Oct 2011
@butchabay, Thanks again for implementing the Dreamscene stuff, I have been using religiously. Wish there was a way to auto refresh it without having to hit backspace, but it's enough for me as it is.
Pertaining to the request I had for the Favourites section which you graciously added to your lists of Requests/Mods:
1. Add ability to have different views (Rightlist, or whatever)
2. Add ability to sort (name, date, whatever)
I see you added the ability to sort the favourites by moving them up and down. That has been a big help. I was hoping for more of a library type mode where we could sort by name, date, etc, but I suspect that cannot/may not be implemented unless it is possible to allow Favourites to have different views right? Well, thanks for adding that for now.
As for the possibility of getting views (i.e. Rightlist view) in Favourites I am sure you have much on your plate and will implement when and if you can. I was surprised in all the skins in XBMC I have played with that Favourites has no views, sorts, etc., but is usually more a pop-out type box. I suspect this is something more complicated than I thought and may not be possible or very difficult. If it is not possible, I had another idea maybe you could give input on and implement. Basically, all I am trying to do is create a centralized Addons Section, similar to the apps section in Boxee and Plex, where all my addons are centrally located:
1. Music Addons: Pandora, Last.Fm, etc.
2. Video Addons: Youtube, etc.
3. Program Addons: Navi-x, etc.
Currently in XBMC the Addons section on homescreen menus in most skins only lists the Program Addons. XBMC puts Video addons under Videos Section and Music Addons under Music Section. I would like it all Centralized under Addons. Is there a way to do this? The one benefit to this approach is that the Addons section already had various views like Rightlist and I think you can sort it too. I prefer to continue my requests to see if you can integrate views into the Favourites section because a user could then select which addons they want in there and exclude addons they do not want to use. At least that is what I would use it for. But, if implementing this into the Favourites section is not possible or too far down the road, is adding Video addons and Music addons into the already Addons section possible and easier?
I just want all my addons in one place and have the ability to have views and sort. It is easier to me from a GUI point of view, as other software seems to have like Boxee and Plex and it seems much easier for others new to XBMC that use my home theater system. The iPhone/android app craze had made the term "Apps" a part of our social fabric. People get what Apps are. So when I have friends and family over they easily can recognize a Home Menu item I would call Apps and under it all my XBMC video, music, program addons, in a consistent view as all my other Home Menu Items, sorted by alphabetical name. Hell maybe even add sort by Video, Music, Program, etc. as a sort criteria under the section too.
The Favourites modding requests would be most ideal, but maybe modding the Addons section to include video and music might be easier? I realize this latter requests maybe be more user specific to me so I understand if you or others care not for it. If so, maybe still consider the possibility of adding views and sort criteria's to the Favourites section because I think that would be useful and aesthetically more consistent to others. Well, let me know what you think and thanks for the great work with this skin!
(This post was last modified: 2012-01-11 23:28 by Whitershores.)