[Release] Picture Slideshow Screensaver

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(2016-01-24 09:22)Lamoboy Wrote:  
(2015-12-11 18:17)ronie Wrote:  i'll add the random.seed() in future versions of the screensaver.
Has this been added in current 2.1.9 version or it still should be added manually?

thanx for the reminder :-)

it will be included in v3.1.1 for kodi jarvis.

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Hi is there any ideas for my problem? I left it for two hours and it was still just doing the waiting circles Sad
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(2016-01-26 05:07)Alm3820 Wrote:  Hi is there any ideas for my problem? I left it for two hours and it was still just doing the waiting circles Sad



(2016-01-19 14:18)ronie Wrote:  
(2016-01-19 04:39)Alm3820 Wrote:  Sorry you're right. I'm now in user data, addon data, screensaver picture slideshow and the only thing in there is settings.xml. No long file. Am I still in the wrong place?

hmm.. could you go the screensaver addon settings and on the advanced tab, click "Update index".
this should create the file i've mentioned.

if it's there, open it in a text editor and check if it contains a list of your pictures.

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It's there now but I don't know how to open it in a text editor sorry. I'm on an android box.
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Ive been surfing around trying to find a addon that does a picture slide show + back ground music Smile

Its one of those things around Christmas having Xmas pictures displaying with X-mas music playing in the back ground both using random mix method Smile

Any chance of this in the future ?

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(2016-01-27 02:34)Rickt1962 Wrote:  Ive been surfing around trying to find a addon that does a picture slide show + back ground music Smile

Its one of those things around Christmas having Xmas pictures displaying with X-mas music playing in the back ground both using random mix method Smile

Any chance of this in the future ?

+1 for me.
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nope, not possible.
kodi will signal the screensaver to end if it would start music playback.

you can start your playlist yourself though and then wait for the screensaver to kick in (or start it manually).

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(2016-01-27 02:04)Alm3820 Wrote:  It's there now but I don't know how to open it in a text editor sorry. I'm on an android box.

if the screensaver still doesn't work, please try this:

1) check if you can view those images in kodi
home menu > pictures, and browse to the image folder you're using in the screensaver

2) create a Debug Log
start the screensaver while you're creating this log and wait a few minutes before exiting the screensaver.

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(2016-01-27 12:53)ronie Wrote:  nope, not possible.
kodi will signal the screensaver to end if it would start music playback.

you can start your playlist yourself though and then wait for the screensaver to kick in (or start it manually).

Thank you for the response Smile You have a nice addon !

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I'm using this screensaver to great satisfaction. However, I have one problem, which is more Kodi Jarvis related than this specific screensaver, but I'm hoping someone here might know a solution.

Running Windows 10, after I leave my Kodi box idle for a while, the Picture Slideshow screensaver kicks in after the number of minutes I set. However, because I also use the HTPC for other programs than Kodi, I have set a standard Windows screensaver, just in case I leave the desktop or browser open. (I have an older plasma TV that is still prone to burn-in.)

So, after a while, the Windows screensaver overrules the Kodi screensaver when I leave it idle. One moment my fanart is showing, the next the Windows screensaver with colourful lines is on screen. Apart from being ugly to look at, it also takes Kodi like 30 seconds to 'recover' and respond again after I press a key. That means less immersion in the HT experience, thereforeI dislike it. Sad

This did not happen with Isengard, only with Jarvis.

Does anyone know any solution? (Except to turn off the Windows screensaver, which is what was suggested to me in the Windows subforum. Big Grin)
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(2016-02-06 16:23)willemd Wrote:  Does anyone know any solution?
You can set up similar screensaver in Windows and turn off screensaver in Kodi, thus you will have a screensaver with photos in all situations and not only when you are using Kodi.
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But he will still have the 30 sec delat issue.
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Love this screensaver... However the Date and Tags are shifted since I Updated to Isengard / Jarvis. It is now in the center of the screen on the bottom.
Also I liked the Music Info better when it was Left Top.
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Question  RE: [Release] Picture Slideshow Screensaver
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Possible Bug.

A few times, while paused and the screensaver has kicked in, I've come back to find Kodi closed and Android back at the home screen.
Log mentions the screensaver a few time. See below.

Code:
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: special://masterprofile/
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Starting Kodi (16.0 Git:2016-02-20-6815afc). Platform: Android x86 32-bit
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Kodi compiled Feb 20 2016 by GCC 4.8.0 for Android x86 32-bit API level 17 (API level 17)
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Running on Asus Nexus Player with Android 6.0.1 API level 23, kernel: Linux x86 32-bit version 3.10.20-gcf431b9
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: FFmpeg version: 2.8.6-kodi-2.8.6-Jarvis-16.0
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Host CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z3560 @ 1.00GHz, 4 cores available
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Product: fugu, Device: fugu, Board: fugu - Manufacturer: Asus, Brand: google, Model: Nexus Player, Hardware: fugu
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: External storage path = /storage/emulated/0; status = ok
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: /data/user/0/org.xbmc.kodi/cache/apk/assets
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://xbmcbin/ is mapped to: /data/user/0/org.xbmc.kodi/cache/apk/assets
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: The executable running is: /system/bin/app_process32
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Local hostname: localhost
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Log File is located: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
...
...
...
21:08:31 T:18446744073121052976 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings
21:08:31 T:18446744073073310000   ERROR: Exception in thread Thread-1:
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 532, in __bootstrap_inner
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/gui.py", line 431, in run
                                                self._get_items(True)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/gui.py", line 311, in _get_items
                                                create_cache(self.slideshow_path, hexfile)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 25, in create_cache
                                                images = walk(path)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 55, in walk
                                                excludes = get_excludes()
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 44, in get_excludes
                                                tree = etree.parse(ASFILE)
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 862, in parse
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 586, in parse
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1245, in feed
                                            ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 45, column 28
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Post: #645
(2016-03-02 12:57)mdh100 Wrote:  Possible Bug.

A few times, while paused and the screensaver has kicked in, I've come back to find Kodi closed and Android back at the home screen.
Log mentions the screensaver a few time. See below.

Code:
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: special://masterprofile/
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Starting Kodi (16.0 Git:2016-02-20-6815afc). Platform: Android x86 32-bit
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Kodi compiled Feb 20 2016 by GCC 4.8.0 for Android x86 32-bit API level 17 (API level 17)
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Running on Asus Nexus Player with Android 6.0.1 API level 23, kernel: Linux x86 32-bit version 3.10.20-gcf431b9
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: FFmpeg version: 2.8.6-kodi-2.8.6-Jarvis-16.0
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Host CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z3560 @ 1.00GHz, 4 cores available
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Product: fugu, Device: fugu, Board: fugu - Manufacturer: Asus, Brand: google, Model: Nexus Player, Hardware: fugu
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: External storage path = /storage/emulated/0; status = ok
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: /data/user/0/org.xbmc.kodi/cache/apk/assets
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://xbmcbin/ is mapped to: /data/user/0/org.xbmc.kodi/cache/apk/assets
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: The executable running is: /system/bin/app_process32
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Local hostname: localhost
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: Log File is located: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
20:41:33 T:18446744073167903024  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
...
...
...
21:08:31 T:18446744073121052976 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings
21:08:31 T:18446744073073310000   ERROR: Exception in thread Thread-1:
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 532, in __bootstrap_inner
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/gui.py", line 431, in run
                                                self._get_items(True)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/gui.py", line 311, in _get_items
                                                create_cache(self.slideshow_path, hexfile)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 25, in create_cache
                                                images = walk(path)
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 55, in walk
                                                excludes = get_excludes()
                                              File "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/addons/screensaver.picture.slideshow/resources/lib/utils.py", line 44, in get_excludes
                                                tree = etree.parse(ASFILE)
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 862, in parse
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 586, in parse
                                              File "/home/jenkins/workspace/Android-X86/tools/depends/xbmc-depends/i686-linux-android-android-17/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1245, in feed
                                            ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 45, column 28

your kodi advancedsettings.xml file seems to be corrupt.
while this is something you need to fix on your end,
i'll add some logic to the screensaver so that it doesn't crash on such occasions.

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