Here's a video of my setup in action as it is so far. It's by no means finished but just thought you'd all like to have something to reference. Excuse the quality of the video, my PC is eternally acting up and I had to take this with my phone. One day I'll get a proper capture!!
This is still a WIP but we have started assessing and trying to complete most if not all of the ommissions from tmdb for WWE/ECW/WWE PPVs and Documentaries. If you add any that are missing to tmdb, PM me and I'll add them to the main list. At least that way we can avoid duplicates and try and really raise the quality level, plus it makes them scrapable just like the rest of your media
WWE PPVs: http://www.themoviedb.org/list/51fcef2319c29508e0172c63
WCW PPVs: http://www.themoviedb.org/list/5202810d760ee374341952df
ECW PPVs: http://www.themoviedb.org/list/52027fea760ee31917303a35
WWE - ECW - WCW DVD Releases: http://www.themoviedb.org/list/52027c29760ee326a92fc7eb
They're currently incomplete but over time, with a bit of help from the community, I'm sure we can get them up to date.
Anyway, the tutorial.....it's been long overdue, but I've got enough (not all) of the parts working to share with you guys. So here goes.......
The method for TV Shows (Raw, SmackDown! etc) is more or less the same as before (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=115478) with a few new bits which I will cover later. I'll keep changing and updating it as and when it's necessary, any input or advice you have is appreciated. My tutorial is focused on Aeon Nox as it's my skin of choice, but I know that leojay will be adding one for Transparency so it will just be case of adjusting things accordingly.
I'll start with PPVs.
First of all you'll need to scrape them as movies, in other words add them to your movies and if they're named correctly they will be scraped automagically. If in doubt just check on tmdb, but the way I have added them is usually the PPV name prefixed with WWE and suffixed with the year of release.
Now go into your movies and check that they have been added correctly. Thanks to the WWE prefix they'll all be grouped together under 'W'. If they have go to settings ('S'), Video, activate 'Group movies as sets'. Next you'll need to create a smart playlist to display the sets. Check out the pics below for a visual guide to the next part.
Once you've created your smart playlist let's see how it looks. Go to playlists (under Videos) select your PPV playlist and, if you're using Nox, you'll see something like this:
For the 'Set' level I've used Poster view, and at 'Movie' Level I've used Landscape Single-Logo. All the artwork and info (whilst partly unfinished) is online and can be scraped. If you don't get that artwork by default you can alter, in Nox you just press 'C' and 'Choose Art'. You can add whatever poster and fanart you like. There is still a LOAD of PPVs to be added so any help would be appreciated.
I've added the PPV theme music and Pre-Shows etc. via this add-on: https://github.com/brentosmith/xbmc-dvdextras
It allows you to have a theme play when you enter the info screen and have extras for every PPV you have, assuming you already have extras to watch that is. This really gives an extra something to your collection and adds that wow factor. The instructions are included in the link above, you will need to create an advancedsettings.xml. Use the one below and add it to you userdata folder BEFORE you add and run the dvd extras add-on.
This will work for UFC PPVs as well provided they are on tmdb, there are quite a few on there now though so it shouldn't be a problem. The only difference being that the UFC PPVs aren't separated by year they are just a continuing series.
I know that there may be stuff that needs to be added here, but I just wanted to get something up for you guys as I've made you wait long enough. I've still got to add instructions on adding your media to your home screen but I have, in part, covered that previously. I intend to go back, edit and import some of my previous tutorial where appropriate. Please bear with me if I've missed some stuff, if you can provide any feedback it would be appreciated.
To be continued...........