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Wow Smile That was the announcement I was waiting for Smile
Keep up the good work Smile

Sadly I'm not able to help, since I'm not a Graphics artist Sad
But mybe you could ask "WingmanNZ" who already has done this.

But I'm shure you already know Smile

Regards
Vlaves

and thanks again Smile

pecinko Wrote:Since I have moved kids media to stock ATV and don't have to worry about their part in XBMC anymore, I started considering making of "Quartz Origins" skin, that would be more true to ATV interface.

Basic idea is to go with ATV like home page and general simplification of things. Some views will be dropped and some unnecessary XBMC options from side menu (unnecessary from my point of view, of course). Otherwise it will be pretty much Quartz 1 home page with Quartz 2 views sort of thing.

I can make it public if there are enough users interested and will consider improving, dropping, keeping or altering views based on useful suggestions.

Currently, I'm thinking about dropping banner support. Making 1 fully customizable submenu instead of all, dropping fan art background images from home page, way to incorporate watch list to home page and which views to keep.

And before someone asks - I don't know when it will be available. It could be ready for Eden release if all goes well. It could be delayed if my time gets consumed by other things, it's really hard to tell ATM.

If you would like it to look more like ATV stock interface please step up with some help with the graphics. It's more or less about making few buttons and several simple but nice icons. For me it's days of work, for a graphic designer it could be several hours or less.
Any chance you would post your unpacked textures for me... I'm looking to do a mod of the script... thanks
akuiraz Wrote:Any chance you would post your unpacked textures for me... I'm looking to do a mod of the script... thanks

What version of skin?

Maybe you could consider making a suggestion. If implemented it may benefit all users.
pecinko Wrote:What version of skin?

Maybe you could consider making a suggestion. If implemented it may benefit all users.

the latest version would be best, i'm using the latest pre-Eden build... i am wanting to look into making some color themes and a few other smaller things...
Yes, Quartz 1 menu with Quartz 2 views would be excellent...

I'm also not allowed to upgrade to Quartz 2 in my house
Ahoi pecinko!

Beautiful skin, and like many others users said before, here at home they love Version 1 of your work.

Another thing that can make this skin truly amazing is to add the CDARt option for playing music.

Best Regards and keep up the good work.
pecinko,

sorry I must be really stupid... so excuse me, but can you tell me how I can enable recently added as option for movies and tvshows, I know that other skins have that already enalbed by default but I have not quite figured out how to enable it in this skin yet.
MrLondon Wrote:pecinko,

sorry I must be really stupid... so excuse me, but can you tell me how I can enable recently added as option for movies and tvshows, I know that other skins have that already enalbed by default but I have not quite figured out how to enable it in this skin yet.

Sorry, it may not be obvious:

Settings->skin->pick menu item on left->enable media panel->pick media panel items
Thanks pecinko, that worked great, is there any way to increase the number of items to the recently added, also after I done this my posters/banners were not used correctly, I have all local metadata but it showed none of the series posters, any idea why?
bolex17 Wrote:Hi there pecinko,

I am still running Quartz 1 nightly on my ATV2 due to personal preference.

I am trying to change the size for the movie poster which appears on the top bar for 'Recently Added' at the home menu.

Where would I look in Home.xml to edit this?

Thanks for all the hardwork on the awesome skin.

Regards,
Bolex

Finally got around to playing with the XML file.

Here's the result..

Image

For those who want, I'll post the modified XML's up when I get home.
Hey weird issue happening on ATV2 with Quartz. If I click TV Shows then go to the TV show library, then select a show to view the episodes, then click menu, it goes straight to the home screen instead of the parent directory.

I think this is only started happening after I setup a custom keymap (joystick.AppleRemote.xml) for the global and and FullScreenVideo sections. I was under the understanding that a custom keymap will only replace the sections that have been specified, does it replace everything? Anyways I fixed the problem by adding this to my AppleRemote.xml:

Code:
<MyVideoLibrary>
    <joystick name="AppleRemote">
      <button id="6">ParentDir</button>
      <button id="7">Info</button>
    </joystick>
  </MyVideoLibrary>

Does Quartz add it's own keymap that I might have been overriding?
MrLondon Wrote:Thanks pecinko, that worked great, is there any way to increase the number of items to the recently added, also after I done this my posters/banners were not used correctly, I have all local metadata but it showed none of the series posters, any idea why?

If I understood your question correctly - recently added are limited to 10 items by XBMC. Season posters for RA items might be available after Eden has been released.
akevit Wrote:Hey weird issue happening on ATV2 with Quartz. If I click TV Shows then go to the TV show library, then select a show to view the episodes, then click menu, it goes straight to the home screen instead of the parent directory.

Does Quartz add it's own keymap that I might have been overriding?

XBMC problem, skins do not mess with keymaps or other user settings in no way.
Question to @pecinko

Quoting @akevit
Quote:Love the skin so far, have only begun to mess around with it. Quick observation though: if I set a playlist as a favorite then go to favorites and watch a movie from the playlist, I need to go back through a bunch of menus before I get to the home screen. Is there a way to have it go straight back to the home screen? I'm using an ATV2 so my remote functions are kind of limited.

Also, I tried enabling the Currently Watching in the media panel items and it doesn't seem to do anything, what does this do? I had a movie playing halfway through and I expected it to show up there but the Media Panel was empty; Recently Added works just fine.

Edit: Ok so Currently Watched only updates after I restart XBMC; if I start a movie and get halfway through then go to the home screen it doesn't show in the Media Panel. If I close XBMC then restart it shows up there -- I have a smart playlist called Recently Played Movies that selects all movies that have a lastplayed value of in the past week, it shows the movies live just fine. I also have one called In Progress Movies where inprogress is true, and this will also show the movie without needing to restart XBMC.

Also if I try to bring up a submenu context on an item such as Movies (from the home screen) XBMC crashes to front row, what's the recommended method for scanning for new content?

Im sorry you dismissed these comments from @akevit so fast. I have been hammering my head over the same issues.

I also, like @akevit would wish for a quick shortcut back to the Home screen.

When I watch an episode from the watchlist panel and finish, and want to see next episode after that, the same episode starts again.... I need to restart XBMC for the Watchlist Media Panel to update.

Same with movies I have just seen. They don't disappear from the Watchlist Media Panel untill I restart XBMC. Also, same with Currently Watching, needs to restart XBMC for it to update...

And this crash when opening the Context menu in the Home screen is very real, and I thought for a while that it was a feature to shutdown... Smile But is it shutting down in a controlled manner?

Is it possible to have the library updating at fixed times and make sure it is not updating while I'm using the ATV2. And also to avoid the update running on startup? It is very resource demanding and screws up the user experience.

After a long period of inactivity the sound often disappears, and I have to restart XBMC. I have also normally turned off and on the receiver and the TV when this happens. The ATV2 is running normally all the time I expect... But as it most often happens, sound is gone when I turn it back on from inactivity.

Some of these bugs might be XBMC or script related I suspect.
I think the Quartz skin works very good except for a few bugs like these. It looks good and it is quick on my ATV2. Thank you!
OK, there seems to be interest in this.

New version will be more true to ATV2 interface and will probably feature 3 views

- infolist
- grid
- slide

General idea is further simplification of options and use so I'm not sure about advanced options like cdArt. I don't rule them out for future releases, though.

I'm not sure if WingmanNZ would be interested in sharing his textures so I hope some graphic designer will help.

Keep suggestions coming I'm reading and considering them carefully.