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RagnaroktA Offline
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(2013-11-23 06:59)CaptainKen Wrote:  *paid*Volume 6 Coca-Cola ScreenPlay -styled slides NOW AVAILABLE! (Total 1365 slides)

Yes sir, that's linked from my site too.

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(2013-11-21 08:25)Owel Wrote:  
(2013-11-20 16:12)giftie Wrote:  Actually XBMC seems to have a fairly accurate method of supplying the aspect ratio - thru streamdetails - as long as the video reports it properly.

Can you provide a hint? Don't know where to start to get the aspect ratio in a the HA python script.
I think there musst be way the get the ar, because in the lib of xbmc this value is provided.

any sugegstions?

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What ranges do you want to trigger on? I'll take care of the core part of the home_automation.py and post it as a branch on the home automation github

The common aspect ratios are 1.33, 1.77, 2.35, 2.40. I'm not sure which ones your masking system will need..

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(2013-11-22 23:32)bry- Wrote:  I would like an option to preview settings if possible.

Not going to make a home_automation.py with adjustable settings. This module was/is meant to be added to by the user to make things happen, based on position of the playlist.

After I get a the next version out, I'll look into providing the core communications to the bridge.

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(2013-11-25 00:08)giftie Wrote:  
(2013-11-22 23:32)bry- Wrote:  I would like an option to preview settings if possible.

Not going to make a home_automation.py with adjustable settings. This module was/is meant to be added to by the user to make things happen, based on position of the playlist.

After I get a the next version out, I'll look into providing the core communications to the bridge.

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(2013-11-24 23:11)giftie Wrote:  The common aspect ratios are 1.33, 1.77, 2.35, 2.40. I'm not sure which ones your masking system will need..

Masking system is variable, so i will need all ratios Smile
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New to the forum, so please be easy on me. Happy to see this thread is at least active still.

I'm having an issue with my newly installed XBMC where it jumps to the music visualizations during the trivia/slide show segment. It happens as one song ends and the next starts I just pasted a copy of a Christmas album into the audio folder and pointed the script there.

Running Frodo with the Aeon Nox skin. Everything was downloaded and installed yesterday so it should all be current. I'll post a log if this isn't a simple solution, but I don't know much about programming and I figured this was an idiots problem. I tried a keyword search of this thread and google but have come up empty.


As a side question, I was messing around with trying to figure out how to exclude a directory path from showing up in the complete movie list. I have a folder of anime that has its own menu item through a custom playlist. I just want to exclude that folder from the list that opens when I hit Cinema. Nothing nasty; just don't want my kids playing Akira while looking for Disney movies.
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Well, I appear to have solved my own problem. I had sometime to mess with the settings tonight and the culprit was the screensaver/dim kicking on as well as the "show visualization if music is playing" setting.

Turned it off, bumped the screensaver time to 25m, problem solved.

My kids loved movie night tonight with this by the way. Open thank you to everyone who is involved in this addon and maintaining the wiki and files. I was able to get this up and running very quickly thanks to all the info and links.
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can you re-upload the new videodialog script? the link is no longer pointing to it
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(2013-12-09 05:20)trs1138 Wrote:  New to the forum, so please be easy on me. Happy to see this thread is at least active still.

I'm having an issue with my newly installed XBMC where it jumps to the music visualizations during the trivia/slide show segment. It happens as one song ends and the next starts I just pasted a copy of a Christmas album into the audio folder and pointed the script there.

Running Frodo with the Aeon Nox skin. Everything was downloaded and installed yesterday so it should all be current. I'll post a log if this isn't a simple solution, but I don't know much about programming and I figured this was an idiots problem. I tried a keyword search of this thread and google but have come up empty.

In Frodo the only work around is what you found(changing screensaver timing) Gotham's version will disable the screensaver then restore it afterwards.

Quote:As a side question, I was messing around with trying to figure out how to exclude a directory path from showing up in the complete movie list. I have a folder of anime that has its own menu item through a custom playlist. I just want to exclude that folder from the list that opens when I hit Cinema. Nothing nasty; just don't want my kids playing Akira while looking for Disney movies.

I only provided methods that are common to all skins. Special Library 'Paths' are not simple to set up.

(2013-12-10 19:43)kcmauceri Wrote:  can you re-upload the new videodialog script? the link is no longer pointing to it

Which videodialog script? can you point me to the message that the link is posted on?

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Hello all,
I have been avoiding posting here because I believe in "help yourself" first. But it's been a week now and i can't figure out my problems with the Trivia. Everything else works great, intros, trailers and what not, but the trivia does not want to kick in, regardless of what I do. It just skips over either slides or Q&A, and goes straight into the next trigger.
I just, not two minutes ago, finally got the stills to work. I set them to a max of two minutes. But the end of that time, XBMC locks up solid. Nothing works. Dead. I have to physically kill the process.
I look at the logs and I see the following:

Code:
===WHOLE BUNCH MORE OF TRAILER STUFF CUT OUT===
enre><poster><location>http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/maleficent/images/poster.jpg</location><xlarge>http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/maleficent/images/poster-xlarge.jpg</xlarge></poster><preview><large filesize="51249382">http://trailers.apple.com/movies/disney/maleficent/maleficent-tlr1_h720p.mov</large></preview>')]
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Coming Attraction Outro Video: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Trailers: 2 Trailers
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Coming Attraction Intro Videos: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Movie Theatre Intro Videos: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Trivia Outro Videos: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Feature Presentation Outro Videos: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Movie Theatre Outro Videos: 0 Videos
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Playlist Size: 5
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Trigger List Size: 5
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Saving trigger List
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] Canceling timers...
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Saving Watch Slide List
10:02:49 T:2968301568   ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
10:02:49 T:2968301568   ERROR:   File "/Users/me/Library/Application Support/XBMC/addons/script.cinema.experience/resources/lib/xbmcscript_trivia.py", line 149, in _save_watched_trivia_file
10:02:49 T:2968301568   ERROR:     base_path = os.path.join( self.BASE_CURRENT_SOURCE_PATH, "trivia_watched.txt" )
10:02:49 T:2968301568   ERROR: AttributeError: 'Trivia' object has no attribute 'BASE_CURRENT_SOURCE_PATH'
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - ## Outro ##
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Fading Volume
10:02:49 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Start Volume: 50
10:02:50 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Finish Volume: 1
10:02:50 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] Canceling timers...
10:02:51 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Raising Volume
10:02:51 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Start Volume: 1
10:02:51 T:2968301568  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Finish Volume: 1

Now, that was with the stills, If I select the Movie Quiz, then it just skips the entire Cinema EX, and the movie won't even play. It is back to the main menu.
Again, relevant part of the logs for this scenario look like this:
Code:
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Script Name: Cinema Experience
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Script ID: script.cinema.experience
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Script Version: 3.0.6
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Starting Window ID: 10025
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Video Playlist Cleared
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Music Playlist Cleared
10:29:30 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Action(Queue,25)
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Library_view: oldway
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Storing Playlist in memory
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Retrieving Movie Details
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Storing Playlist in memory
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - [ home_automation.py ] - activate_on( Script Start ) Triggered
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - [ home_automation.py ] - Trigger Script Start
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - [ home_automation.py ] - Opps. Something happened
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Starting script.moviequiz
10:29:31 T:2968834048   ERROR: EXCEPTION: Could not get AddonPtr given a script id of script.moviequiz.If you are trying to use 'os.getcwd' to set the path, you cannot do that in a Version: 2.1.0 plugin.
10:29:31 T:2968834048   ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
10:29:31 T:2968834048   ERROR:   File "/Users/me/Library/Application Support/XBMC/addons/script.cinema.experience/resources/lib/ce_player.py", line 257, in _play_trivia
10:29:31 T:2968834048   ERROR:     _MA_= xbmcaddon.Addon( "script.moviequiz" )
10:29:31 T:2968834048   ERROR: RuntimeError: Could not get AddonPtr given a script id of script.moviequiz.If you are trying to use 'os.getcwd' to set the path, you cannot do that in a Version: 2.1.0 plugin.
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [ script.cinema.experience ] - Failed to start script.moviequiz
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - [ce_playlist.py] - Rebuilding Playlist
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Storing Playlist in memory
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Retrieving Movie Details
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Building Cinema Experience Playlist
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Countdown Videos: 1 Video(s)
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Audio Format Video
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Ratings Video
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Adding Feature Presentation Intro Videos: 0 Videos
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: [script.cinema.experience] - Retriving Trailers: 2 Trailers
10:29:31 T:2968834048  NOTICE: Apple Movie Trailers Newest trailers scraper

So, any ideas? I am cool with python and xml's and all that, I just don't quite grasp the inner working of the add-on and XBMC to figure out what could be going on.
I could use some help.

System: MacMini Mountain Lion
XBMC: Frodo 12.2 / Transparency!


Thanks.

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First logs should not be posted on the forums, links to logs posted on pastebin or xbmclogs should be used.

Second, the next release is coming soon and this is fixed.

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My apologies, I could have sworn I have seen others here say, "without logs we can't help you". So, I was just trying to be pro-active and save time by not having to ask for them. It won't happen again.

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(2013-12-12 16:08)wojeda Wrote:  My apologies, I could have sworn I have seen others here say, "without logs we can't help you". So, I was just trying to be pro-active and save time by not having to ask for them. It won't happen again.

I think it's more of an issue with how the logs are posted. It's helpful to have a link to your uploaded log file, but it clouds up the thread if you post the entire (or even a paired down) log to the thread.

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Hi, I would use Cinema EX like this...hope, somebody could give me brief helf, cause for me the descriptions here are much complicated

I already installed Cinema EX in my skin.
What I have to do now?
Questions:

- My Movie DB is not based on folders for each single Movie >>> is this a problem? Will Cinema EX not work with single Movie file structure?
Otherwise I must reorganize my whole DB complete new incl. manual scraping for own genre/rating settings.

- I would use Cinema EX like: "first start a own defined THX, DTS or Dolby-Trailer and afterwards start the movie"
Is this manually defined for each single movie?
What would be the settings in the Addon Configuration?

- In order to start in my example 1. defined DTS/THX/Dolby Trailer and 2. start the movie:
Where I have to start this sequence? Under Movie Info "CinemaEX"?
If yes: Is there another easier way in order to start "as normal" a movie in XBMC an the describted sequence would automatic happen?
(family friendly :-) )

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Blade
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Hi,

So far I'm loving CE. The only concern I got is that I'm not able to got CE to play trailers of the movies I've in my movie collection. I understand that Apple trailers addon just play trailers from recent/popular movies. I don't know if there's a workaround or if I must use a plugin that scan my collection and download the trailers to a local folder, and then I setup CE accordingly. Any suggestions?
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