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FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-03

(2017-07-03, 14:14)tehax Wrote: I hope it works.
https://pastebin.com/SkjCMN6D

Thanks.

Yah! You are using latest version.
Nothing obvious except the selected screen is Display5 - which doesn't seem to exist - update that and see if makes difference.

I also notice that in the log 1,5 is used instead of 1.5 - this may be a local difference and would think that wpf would deal with it - but will look into it further and make sure.


Glenn


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-03

Frontview indicate my Silverstone display as display5. My TV has Display1. I also use a beamer instead of TV and have a fresh win 8.1 with media center.
Otherwise when i change to TV screen with display1 the font and other sizes are the same.


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-03

One other thing. It is possible to get fanart from current playing song? I only see cover when i activate music fanart rotation but with other artists.
See here: https://imgur.com/a/QaEXD


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-03

Edit: In TV Series Mode the font size seems to be normal. In Music Mode not. Very strange. Nevertheless bigger text would be better.
https://imgur.com/a/nqMfd


FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-03

(2017-07-03, 17:11)tehax Wrote: Edit: In TV Series Mode the font size seems to be normal. In Music Mode not. Very strange. Nevertheless bigger text would be better.
https://imgur.com/a/nqMfd
Ah, that would be because music mode NowPlaying mode has not had the size changes added - give me a few days and can work on it.

The fan art - somewhat depends on how you are playing the song/what you are using. If it is in Kodis library should work fine - if you are using a streaming service would depend on that service.

Would need a log of playing song and can have a look a supporting whatever service you are using.

Glenn


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-04

On further review of your log;

You appear to be using a streaming service?
Most of the streaming services don't send fanart via Json to applications external to Kodi. The Kodi fanart that you see in Kodi is pulled straight from the service by the Kodi Addon (which obviously is service-service dependant)
(some do though Google Music addon for example)

Frontview does however check you music sources (already defined in Kodi) for extrafanart - and if present uses this on a cycle.
This provides a much better fanart experience. Although does need to be downloaded first.

For example for the song you were playing - it checks here for any extrafanart images
\WHS\Musik\Sunny Lax\extrafanart\

cdART Manager - automates these downloads for you.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=77031

It does create Artist directories in your music location however; for the extrafanart downloads.

I can look at checking for your particular service and pulling the fanart directly from it however - just need the details of the service/addon and a log with a few files being played to test/check.


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-04

Thanks for your answer. Yes, i am using Spotify and lokal Albums from the Kodi library. In both cases i see only cover in frontview. Current i do not use cdArt. But when this works i would install it.
https://pastebin.com/m8WB2ggg


FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-04

(2017-07-04, 11:13)tehax Wrote: Thanks for your answer. Yes, i am using Spotify and lokal Albums from the Kodi library. In both cases i see only cover in frontview. Current i do not use cdArt. But when this works i would install it.
https://pastebin.com/m8WB2ggg


You can try version 1.262 - on GitHub site.
Allows scaling of music NowPlaying screen.

Will have a look at log shortly for fanart etc.
But if install extra fanart for artists using Cdart - does currently work. (And uses high quality extra fanart slideshow)

Glenn


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-04

In new version should be the time bar higher together with title field. Album and Album name are very small. The same in series view (series and episode).
https://imgur.com/a/nqMfd


FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-04

(2017-07-04, 12:00)tehax Wrote: In new version should be the time bar higher together with title field. Album and Album name are very small. The same in series view (series and episode).
https://imgur.com/a/nqMfd


That's how it is.
It is impossible to suit every screen size and layout.
The time slider - will change the size of the time so that it is not cut-off - needs to be manually adjusted for each screen

This is the layout I get with 1024x768 screen size:
http://imgur.com/a/niBvd

Having said that I'm working on a slider to allow change to the whole size
Which once I get stable - will allow Bigger sizes of everything.


May pay to change the Windows Scaling/DPI of the FrontView screen to 1 to see whether it may relate to Windows 8.1 handling of recent DPI Scaling Frontview changes.


Sent from my iPhone


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-04

Yes, i am getting the same result when i decrease the slider from time size. So, DPI scaling is not the issue.


FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-05

(2017-07-04, 12:32)tehax Wrote: Yes, i am getting the same result when i decrease the slider from time size. So, DPI scaling is not the issue.

Ok.
I will make some further changes to Music screen - at least similar to TV screen. Probably not room to increase song title - although did consider option to have song Title as the main Text display (currently displays Artist). If you would prefer this let me know.

I have added a setting to increase the whole size of everything - allows tiny displays with lots of images, or massive text without much fanart visible.
Just working way though making the setting change as you move slider (currently need to restart app to see difference)

& Fanart wise - will have another look. It should correctly get details from Kodi Library (but there have been a lot of changes to music fanart handling)

Glenn


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - tehax - 2017-07-05

That sounds very good. I also see main focus on song title. Thank you.


FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-05

(2017-07-05, 08:56)tehax Wrote: That sounds very good. I also see main focus on song title. Thank you.


Ok
Will change - I agree song title better option
If complaints will add setting to select

Have zoom whole size change working well

Will post update next couple of hours


Sent from my iPhone


RE: FrontView+ -Info for 2nd Screen - iMon replacement - GlennNZ - 2017-07-05

1.265 Beta Up

Adds ALL Size - slider
This overrides and increases ever size setting (a bit like enlarging 640x480 display to 1920x1080)
Test and see
Further nowPlaying Music changes

Fanart stuff to follow..


Glenn


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