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Great skin!! Love to see the fanartview in files mode use the .nfo files or mediatypes!
Its like buses this place. You wait for one skin that fits your needs and then 2 come along at once. I'm loving this and MiniMeedia.

Suggestions (I'm only using the TV library at the moment as I'm at work):
  • Would really like to see media info on the List view in TV. I tend to have Fanart view for the Levels 1 & 2 (Season Name - Season No.) and then List for the episodes. I know its all new so is probably in the pipeline anyways.

  • Harping on with media info here. I think having that info also on the OSD would be useful. I have found times when my audio equipment has needed a switch of setting to accomodate the encoding of a file, I know that info is readily available in other places already, but being able to bring up the OSD and check what formats are currently being used could be handy.

  • I know you didn't design the look of the OSD and that you have mentioned not being graphically minded, but I'd really like to see the OSD redesigned. It would give the skin some more of its own identity. I love that the usability of PM3.HD is retained, it was one of the features that kept me going back to it. But this skin is just sleekierish. <-- Thats a word, honest.

  • Can the Watched icon ticky thing be moved to next to episode title rather than layed over the episode image?
Homey Wrote:I do agree with what someone said about the fonts though - something sleek would be better. As I'm a graphic designer and have over 20k of fonts, do you want me to find something sexy and sleek?
Please, PLEASE then pick a 'free' font that could be included with the skin, so that it does not have to be downloaded separately, or hinder Ronie from open sourcing this skin!

Links to many such free and/open source fonts can be found here:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=13107
Gamester17 Wrote:i like to suggest that we collect and add as many legal ttf-fonts to the xbmc cvs as well (preferably open sourced if possible, but as long as they are free to use for non-commersial projects they will due), that way normal end-users don't have to have to copy fonts from their windows computers to get the ones they need or want, and skinners/python-writters will always have access to a wide base of fonts that they know is always there. ...as a start i think sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net can be scavaged for usage/reusabe fonts (linux-distrubutions could be another source), (check for example out corefonts, xf86-corefonts, linux libertine open fonts, metatype, free unicode fonts , vietunicode, culmus, cjk-environment, free bangla fonts, lala, dustismo) * *...if you find a font in a other format than ttf then mayhe you can try converting it to ttf?, or even create your own (there are many free programs to do this available on sourceforge.net/freshmeat.net).

edit: there's also a huge link-collection of mostly free to use (for non-commersial pursoses) on microsoft's typography (font) site

http://www.dafont.com
http://www.acidfonts.com/dingbats1.htm
http://www.webpagepublicity.com/free-fonts.html

Best would of course be to choose an open source font which supports as many languages (and characters, letters, digits, glyphs, symbols, ideograms, logograms, etc.) as possible can use Nod
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_typefaces
ronie Wrote:Image
Why the "DVD" media flag logo when it is a DivX/Xvid? ...the "DVD" logo should only be for DVD-Video (as in ISO/IMG, or VIDEO_TS, which XBMCmedia flagging does not yet support), should it not? See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video

Huh
Gamester17 Wrote:Why the "DVD" media flag logo when it is a DivX/Xvid? ...the "DVD" logo should only be for DVD-Video (as in ISO/IMG, or VIDEO_TS, which XBMCmedia flagging does not yet support), should it not? See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video

Huh

Nope, the DVD logo refers to the source, while the XVID logo refers to the video codec being used.
So if i rip a DVD to, let's say, an .avi file using the XVID codec, it should both display the DVD logo (source media) and XVID logo (used video codec).

I know some other skins are mixing up those two, but it never made sense to me?
Manta99 Wrote:Quick suggestion:
the update of fanart/posters takes very long (especially from themoviedb.org) because the program downloads all available art (full size) into a temp folder.

Solution:
It would speed up the process of the program only downloads the thumbnails at first and afterwards download those fanarts selected by the user.

The program is otherwise very clean and simple, so keep up the good work!!! Maybe in the future we can dream it also covers TV-shows Smile

wrong thread ?
this should probably belong in one of the 'media managers' threads?
Homey Wrote:OK, that's it. It official. I'm dumping all my other skins for this one. It's TOTALLY gorgeous and Ronie actually listens to his users - something that some other skinners could take notice of.
Totally love this thing and am excited to see what's new every time I check back.
I do agree with what someone said about the fonts though - something sleek would be better. As I'm a graphic designer and have over 20k of fonts, do you want me to find something sexy and sleek?

I'll gladly take your offer Homey !!
Changing the fonts is something i'd like to do, but there's tons of other things on my todo list as well. So any help is appreciated.
As for the fonts, please check Gamester17's reply. Using a certain font should not violate any copyright regulations whatsoever.
maocul Wrote:Its like buses this place. You wait for one skin that fits your needs and then 2 come along at once. I'm loving this and MiniMeedia.

Suggestions (I'm only using the TV library at the moment as I'm at work):

Would really like to see media info on the List view in TV. I tend to have Fanart view for the Levels 1 & 2 (Season Name - Season No.) and then List for the episodes. I know its all new so is probably in the pipeline anyways.
Yes, already taken care of. :-)

maocul Wrote:Harping on with media info here. I think having that info also on the OSD would be useful. I have found times when my audio equipment has needed a switch of setting to accomodate the encoding of a file, I know that info is readily available in other places already, but being able to bring up the OSD and check what formats are currently being used could be handy.
I'll have to check if that's possible. In xbmc not all database information is available in all the views. Maybe the on-screen info window (press 'i' on remote during playback) would be a better place instead of the OSD ?

maocul Wrote:I know you didn't design the look of the OSD and that you have mentioned not being graphically minded, but I'd really like to see the OSD redesigned. It would give the skin some more of its own identity. I love that the usability of PM3.HD is retained, it was one of the features that kept me going back to it. But this skin is just sleekierish. <-- Thats a word, honest.
What i would really like is to somehow combine the OSD, the full screen info window and the dialog seekbar. I don't see the point in having three separate windows available when playing a movie.....but possibly other users have a different opinion on this.

maocul Wrote:Can the Watched icon ticky thing be moved to next to episode title rather than layed over the episode image?
Good point, i like the idea. Suppose it should be possible, so i'll have a go with it today.
ronie Wrote:What i would really like is to somehow combine the OSD, the full screen info window and the dialog seekbar. I don't see the point in having three separate windows available when playing a movie.....but possibly other users a have different opinion on this.

You're clearly better at reading my mind than I am at writing it down!!! Thats pretty much exactly what I mean. I only ever use the 'i' info box during playback anyway!!!

Good work on the rest of this I'm looking forward to testing it out on my live library at home!
Hey ronie would like to help you.

Stuur straks een PM .
Nice skin bro!

greetings from Eindhoven
Can anyone post a mirror, please?
Can't download from link in 1st post, and I was really looking forward to try this!

Thanks in advance!
FragMenthor Wrote:Can anyone post a mirror, please?
Can't download from link in 1st post, and I was really looking forward to try this!

Thanks in advance!

you mean this one? http://www.zshare.net/download/6158633145d4fd53/
it's working fine over here.
First off, I love the skin and rapid dev going on! Keep up the great work!

I was playing round last night while watching a tv show and noticed that the contrast and brightness controls did not work. These controls worked fine on the previous skin I used. Is this a known bug?
spudbert Wrote:First off, I love the skin and rapid dev going on! Keep up the great work!

I was playing round last night while watching a tv show and noticed that the contrast and brightness controls did not work. These controls worked fine on the previous skin I used. Is this a known bug?

The skin has no influence on those controls, so it's probably an xbmc bug.
Just tried it with Transparency! & PM3.HD and it didn't work with both skins.
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