Release - Banners - (Display ad-banners over full screen video)

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DaLanik Offline
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Video  Banners - (Display ad-banners over full screen video)
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http://projects.lanik.org/KodiProject_Banners.htm

Banners addon


This addon for Kodi is very specific and will be useful only for businesses that use Kodi to stream content. I.e. bars, coffee shop, restaurant, club, dentist office, travel agency, etc.

What it does is that it displays ad-banners over playing video. You can make your own banners in jpg or png format (png supports transparency) and have them displayed in a cycle over video. Whenever this add on detects playing video, it will display rotating ad banners. There can be unlimited number of banners. These should be located in add on's userdata folder, i.e userdata\service.banners\mybanners.

You can specify the time delay between banner change and pause between banner cycles. So i.e. if you specify banner change time 10 seconds, and 30 second pause, all banners from mybanners folder will be shown with interval of 10 seconds, and upon showing all banners, no banners will be shown for 30 seconds, before it starts again.

The banners can be displayed at the top or bottom of the screen. Banners are resized to fit only height, the proportions of the banner are retained. Banners are always centered horizontally.

In order to install it, first install my REPO: Lanik Repo

Then install add-on, and copy own banners to the userdata\service.banners\mybanners folder.

This should work on all platforms. Any comments welcome.

[Image: kodiplugin_banners_02.jpg]

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(This post was last modified: 2017-02-01 15:20 by DaLanik.)
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Nice, will there be a setting that the banner will only be started at the beginning, so one time?
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I think it would be nice to only show the banners every so often (like every 5mins for 30 seconds), rather than all the time so they don't become annoying.

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Wow! This works great! Just what I was looking for Smile

Also: whats the best dimesion for banner to use??

I got an idea to have this in Kodi when I saw samsung signage TV. Thats a TV which is made just for bussinesses!

http://www.samsung.com/hr/business-image...29_m-0.jpg
(This post was last modified: 2016-11-28 14:44 by DjBeNI.)
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@misa:

just run all banners once? Shouldn't be a problem technically, but a bit strange.... Smile Will have a look.

@docwra:

You can set the PAUSE in settings so it shows all banners and then waits i.e. 5 minutes

@DjBeNI:

Glad you like it. The dimensions are dependant on what width of screen you wish to cover. Maximum is 1240*120. If you reduce the WIDTH they will cover less and less ....

The screenshot from the TV would require REDUCING THE SIZE of the video, don't know if I can do that.... worth looking into anyway Smile

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Tested it ih one of my cafees. Device 808b Plus running libreelec. Banners over live IPTV Smile

https://youtu.be/oZxhmh0VhBc

It would je great if plays random banners. Not all all the time. Also, I dont know if this makes things complicated, banners which show only at Weekend. For Weekend promotion Smile
(This post was last modified: 2016-11-28 18:51 by DjBeNI.)
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Weekends shouldn't be difficult to implement but give me a few days.

Random is a bit more complicated, we'll see, it takes a bit of time....

You're from Croatia as far as I can tell by your TV? Smile
(This post was last modified: 2016-11-28 20:14 by DaLanik.)
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(2016-11-28 20:13)DaLanik Wrote:  Weekends shouldn't be difficult to implement but give me a few days.

Random is a bit more complicated, we'll see, it takes a bit of time....

You're from Croatia as far as I can tell by your TV? Smile
No hurry, I can wait for that, this is good enough Smile

Yes. This is in Zagreb, Croatia. I have also several places on the coast Smile
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Cool. My best friend is from Zagreb, I'm originally from Belgrade but live in Prague.

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(2016-11-28 22:47)DaLanik Wrote:  Cool. My best friend is from Zagreb, I'm originally from Belgrade but live in Prague.

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Pozdrav i hvala prijatelju! Smile Baš sam bio u bg prošli tjedan!
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v0.7
- Banners by day, new demo banners

Just create folder for the day in mybanners folder - ie. Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, etc. Has to have capital first letter. If day folder doesn't exist it will use banners in mybanners folder.

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v0.8
- Random banners, optimizations, icon now visible under programs (opens settings)
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Please like Banners Facebook page Smile
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Are there any plans to place .gifs?
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Will try, I don't think GIFs would be a problem, I am not sure about animated GIFs, but will check Smile
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