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RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Jayz2K - 2016-02-29

@martinnz : yeah, I know, this wasn,t my first intention. KOver was made at the early beginning to be a simple PVR skin (how it looks like by default and what I still use). But I always need to push things further and made the designer which was a pretty new concept ... maybe too far. The Designer is a nice tool and you can make great things when you fully get how it works but this requires times, maybe too much so some people are giving up. My only regret now is to not being able to provide a real preview and get rid of those schematic squares, what could really make a better understanding. Sadly, from a code side, my attempts always failed or resulted on incredible loading times. I always tried to keep things as simple as possible, new users in mind, but translating the skinning engine a praphical way keeps being a pain with lots of contraints. I hope you will end finding your way ... If you need any help for building a view, don't hesitate to ask support here Wink


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Shogun - 2016-02-29

Another possibility for horizontal seekbar (arrow is a dummy...)

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RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Kokonutcreme - 2016-02-29

(2016-02-29, 09:20)martinnz Wrote: I would have to agree with you on Kover being complicated. I have just spent 2 hours trying different things and havent made any head way on trying to get the UI i am looking for.

Reading your comment reminds me of my first fumbling steps in understanding this skin several months ago, when the alpha was first released.

It wasn't until Jay included zip files containing pre-built view types to be imported that by deconstructing each of those views, I was able to understand the different elements that make up view types and how to use them.

If you haven't already tried, use the wizard to auto-build different views. I used it to build each type of configuration - Classic, hybrid, vertical and horizontal views. I then took screenshots of each view type and then using the designer, broke each view down to understand how they were constructed.

Once you get the hang of a couple of views, it starts to make sense, but I agree, at the start I too felt completely lost.

I'm glad I persevered though, as I truly love this skin. Big Grin


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Kokonutcreme - 2016-02-29

(2016-02-29, 06:13)colbert Wrote: edit: How to have it show when hitting "i" (info)? It shows when bringing up menu but not the Info dialog progress

Need to edit DialogFullScreen.xml file to display finish time when pressing Info. Don't know which line of code needs amending though.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Jayz2K - 2016-02-29

New thread opened for Krypton port.
Cheers


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Shogun - 2016-02-29

Great! Can't wait for the first beta of krypton...and more from KOver 2...Smile

I think im finally set with the progress bar (for both views...)
I replaced the progress/duration with remaining time...fits better with progress bar...

Horizontal:

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Vertical:

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Of course i am willing to share anything...but not without to polish everything out till i am totally satisfied...


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - pence - 2016-02-29

Digging the progress bars shogun. I'd be interested in the code once you are ready to share! I'm interested in learning more about this myself.

Also if anyone has a quick fix for adding episode air dates to the list view on widgets and/or addon viewing that would be awesome. I am using fixedlist type currently

Thank you guys!


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Jayz2K - 2016-02-29

(2016-02-29, 20:06)pence Wrote: Digging the progress bars shogun. I'd be interested in the code once you are ready to share! I'm interested in learning more about this myself.

Also if anyone has a quick fix for adding episode air dates to the list view on widgets and/or addon viewing that would be awesome. I am using fixedlist type currently

Thank you guys!
You mean first air date ?


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - pence - 2016-02-29

Correct, the original air date. Just helps when following shows to know which week it aired.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Jayz2K - 2016-02-29

Then I think it's ListItem.premiered, will post something tomorrow, completely forgot to take a look today and was away during the WE.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Reynald - 2016-02-29

I do not like new things about the player that you offer. I really like the menu roll in videoplayers. Please, thank you Jay not to change.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - pence - 2016-02-29

Thank you!


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - Jayz2K - 2016-02-29

(2016-02-29, 21:02)Reynald Wrote: I do not like new things about the player that you offer. I really like the menu roll in videoplayers. Please, thank you Jay not to change.
There won't be anymore changes in Jarvis release as I stated (except solving bugs). But any mods / screenshots / proposals are always welcome and inspiration feeding Wink ... Right now, I'm mostly with pen and paper trying to sketch up an "even more complex layout" able to handle more options from skinning engine.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - martinnz - 2016-02-29

Yeah, i think it will just take some time to get my head around it all. I just dont have alot of time of will probably take a few weeks.

What i am trying to create is something simple for the wife / kids. This is the kind of main / home screen i was thinking of;

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When you move through Movies, TV, kids movies, kids TV the recently added items change based upon the content of the folders where these are stored. You can cursor up to these recently added, or select the menu item. i.e. if you select Movies then you go to the Movies main menu screen which i would like to build something like this;

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The same layout can be used for TV, Kids Movies etc.


RE: KOver : Customizable [Kodi 16] - martinnz - 2016-02-29

(2016-02-29, 12:48)Kokonutcreme Wrote:
(2016-02-29, 09:20)martinnz Wrote: I would have to agree with you on Kover being complicated. I have just spent 2 hours trying different things and havent made any head way on trying to get the UI i am looking for.

Reading your comment reminds me of my first fumbling steps in understanding this skin several months ago, when the alpha was first released.

It wasn't until Jay included zip files containing pre-built view types to be imported that by deconstructing each of those views, I was able to understand the different elements that make up view types and how to use them.

If you haven't already tried, use the wizard to auto-build different views. I used it to build each type of configuration - Classic, hybrid, vertical and horizontal views. I then took screenshots of each view type and then using the designer, broke each view down to understand how they were constructed.

Once you get the hang of a couple of views, it starts to make sense, but I agree, at the start I too felt completely lost.

I'm glad I persevered though, as I truly love this skin. Big Grin

Thanks Kokonutcreme, i will take a look at the wizard auto-build and see if it helps. One issue i faced was trying to get artwork on the back ground. I installed the artwork extender, but cant figure out where this is stored in kodibuntu to set the background to show full screen artwork poster backdrop for the selected item?


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