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RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - ronnel - 2020-08-27

(2020-08-27, 13:35)cscott1 Wrote:
(2020-08-27, 12:49)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-27, 05:38)ronnel Wrote: Yes please, I'd like to try it out. The previous diffuse overlay and fanart size before looks way much better.

I'm not convinced with that at all to be honest.  As I mentioned, for those few fanart it does work for, it works really well with a nice big focus on the top centre.  But mostly, it's just cutting off the bottom half of the fanart as well as the left and right sides which tends not to work well.

Also, having the bottom of the fanart hiding behind the poster really isn't a good look with it being visible between the poster gaps. For clearart that could work quite well I'd imagine but not poster/landscape. Also, the black space with clearlogo, spotlight row details, plot etc, work so much better with a spotlight image that doesn't encroach on it's space so much. Netflix just get's this right so it made sense to copy it.

Here's a classic example of it not working well vs the update:

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And here's the original diffuse I had to to improve (that still needs a little improvement) vs the update, although I think the mod is still using the incorrect version at the moment.

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I have been a long time Bingie user and was disheartened when Cartman moved on to better things. I have been paying attention to this thread and just kind of waiting until most of the bugs have been worked out before switching over. The overlay and and zoomed in spotlight image size was the one thing Cartman changed that I didn't agree with. You guys are awesome for taking the reins on an already awesome skin and making it better will be testing it soon.

Oh, it's you buddy 🤩 I don't know if you still remember me but I was the one who asked for your help before regarding the Bingie skin on Cartman's thread to the point where I even found you on facebook lol.

Your reviews on yotube was the one that ought me to try this skin a year ago and here I am.

Well I guess we all are here for one common thing, and that is to admire this beautiful skin.


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - cscott1 - 2020-08-28

(2020-08-27, 22:51)ronnel Wrote:
(2020-08-27, 13:35)cscott1 Wrote:
(2020-08-27, 12:49)HugoL Wrote: I'm not convinced with that at all to be honest.  As I mentioned, for those few fanart it does work for, it works really well with a nice big focus on the top centre.  But mostly, it's just cutting off the bottom half of the fanart as well as the left and right sides which tends not to work well.

Also, having the bottom of the fanart hiding behind the poster really isn't a good look with it being visible between the poster gaps. For clearart that could work quite well I'd imagine but not poster/landscape. Also, the black space with clearlogo, spotlight row details, plot etc, work so much better with a spotlight image that doesn't encroach on it's space so much. Netflix just get's this right so it made sense to copy it.

Here's a classic example of it not working well vs the update:

ImageImage

And here's the original diffuse I had to to improve (that still needs a little improvement) vs the update, although I think the mod is still using the incorrect version at the moment.

ImageImage

I have been a long time Bingie user and was disheartened when Cartman moved on to better things. I have been paying attention to this thread and just kind of waiting until most of the bugs have been worked out before switching over. The overlay and and zoomed in spotlight image size was the one thing Cartman changed that I didn't agree with. You guys are awesome for taking the reins on an already awesome skin and making it better will be testing it soon.

Oh, it's you buddy 🤩 I don't know if you still remember me but I was the one who asked for your help before regarding the Bingie skin on Cartman's thread to the point where I even found you on facebook lol.

Your reviews on yotube was the one that ought me to try this skin a year ago and here I am.

Well I guess we all are here for one common thing, and that is to admire this beautiful skin.

Yeah I remember I try to contribute best I can with pointing out bugs and helping new guys figure out the skin tried my hand from time to time with coding but that's not my strong point. Yeah do love the skin.


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - AchillesPunks - 2020-08-28

@HugoL
Did you still need the diffuse mask? Sorry I got caught up in trying to get everything working on Kodi Matrix.


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-28

(2020-08-28, 04:33)AchillesPunks Wrote: @HugoL
Did you still need the diffuse mask? Sorry I got caught up in trying to get everything working on Kodi Matrix.

I never needed it, must have got our wires crossed.

Bit confused about the Matrix HDR thing.  Are Matrix skins permanently in HDR mode? Does is switch depending on content?


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - AchillesPunks - 2020-08-28

(2020-08-28, 11:33)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-28, 04:33)AchillesPunks Wrote: @HugoL
Did you still need the diffuse mask? Sorry I got caught up in trying to get everything working on Kodi Matrix.

I never needed it, must have got our wires crossed.

Bit confused about the Matrix HDR thing.  Are Matrix skins permanently in HDR mode? Does is switch depending on content?
Yes it will switch depending what's content is playing.


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - nazim12 - 2020-08-28

My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-28, 23:57)nazim12 Wrote: My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png

I had this issue with extrafanart. Could never get that to work properly anyway so just I disabled it.

Do you have this enabled?

I noticed you’re not using the UK certificate icons you were very keen to get back!


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - AchillesPunks - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 00:59)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-28, 23:57)nazim12 Wrote: My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png

I had this issue with extrafanart. Could never get that to work properly anyway so just I disabled it.

Do you have this enabled?

I noticed you’re not using the UK certificate icons you were very keen to get back!
I have never been able to even get the extra fanart to work.
Artwork beef save extra fanart to folder. Tried all. I enabled extra fanart in the media settings, set it to rotate.
@HugoL could you please explain how to test this?


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 05:08)AchillesPunks Wrote:
(2020-08-29, 00:59)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-28, 23:57)nazim12 Wrote: My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png

I had this issue with extrafanart. Could never get that to work properly anyway so just I disabled it.

Do you have this enabled?

I noticed you’re not using the UK certificate icons you were very keen to get back!
I have never been able to even get the extra fanart to work.
Artwork beef save extra fanart to folder. Tried all. I enabled extra fanart in the media settings, set it to rotate.
@HugoL could you please explain how to test this?

Man, I tried just about everything on this. Extrafanart folder and the newer multiple fanart method through artwork beef and even resorted to manually creating the extrafanart folder and placing fanart inside (this actually works). But everything is intermittent sometimes it seemed to work and sometimes it didn’t and I think it’s all related to the cache.

Something that I thought didn’t work, did end up working a couple days later after it cached properly but then trying to repeat it, didn’t work.

And when it was working with some movies (typically all the boxsets worked for some reason) the artwork kept displaying incorrectly. Like boxset artwork kept appearing with incorrect movies.

On my setup at least, the cache issue meant nothing was really testable without a lot of patience having to try something and then wait a day or two to see if it worked.

And another thing, when it did work, it only cycled artwork in the extrafanart folder and never used the original fanart not inside the folder. Also fanart cycling didn’t have a nice fade time so looked a bit shit when it cycled although that should be an easy fix.


Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - spinecho - 2020-08-29

Hi Guys... I'm super confused about what version and which features are current now as download link at top of thread just points to the master file with no version number.

I'm saving each new file with a sequencial filename, but I don't always know what changes are.

@AchillesPunks big ask I know, but any chance of a changelog as versions get updated?


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 11:10)spinecho Wrote: Hi Guys... I'm super confused about what version and which features are current now as download link at top of thread just points to the master file with no version number.

I'm saving each new file with a sequencial filename, but I don't always know what changes are.

@AchillesPunks big ask I know, but any chance of a changelog as versions get updated?

I agree with this. At the very least, the version number needs updating in the addon.xml


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - nazim12 - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 00:59)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-28, 23:57)nazim12 Wrote: My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png

I had this issue with extrafanart. Could never get that to work properly anyway so just I disabled it.

Do you have this enabled?

I noticed you’re not using the UK certificate icons you were very keen to get back!
Thanks it worked after disabling extra fanart. Yes i am still keen for UK Icons but i dont want to do by myself unless it will be updated in Mod just like few updates ago or may be not. i have seen your UK certificates that's what i want .


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 12:14)nazim12 Wrote:
(2020-08-29, 00:59)HugoL Wrote:
(2020-08-28, 23:57)nazim12 Wrote: My Fanart background in home widgets get struck with random movie Fanart  picture after few vertical scrolls , i refresh home widgets it went along nice for few minute then again it keep happens after few scrolling , for example if i am on A Good Place show but the fanart keep coming from previous scrolled struck movie The God Father see pic , it does display fanart of the movie but next second fanart replace by struck fanart on every movie 

https://i.postimg.cc/YqWx4sKF/image.png
https://i.postimg.cc/1Xpcd8KH/image.png

I had this issue with extrafanart. Could never get that to work properly anyway so just I disabled it.

Do you have this enabled?

I noticed you’re not using the UK certificate icons you were very keen to get back!
Thanks it worked after disabling extra fanart. Yes i am still keen for UK Icons but i dont want to do by myself unless it will be updated in Mod just like few updates ago or may be not. i have seen your UK certificates that's what i want .
It's already in the mod. You just need to scrape UK certificates with the metadata editor addon and switch to the includesmediaflagsUK.xml. I thought I was pretty clear on this point.


RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - HugoL - 2020-08-29

So I tried out the Netflix addon which works really nicely as widgets. It also looks lovely because you get the Netflix posters which are so much better than the scraped ones and you also get the Netflix clearlogos.

But because Netflix clearlogos are a different aspect ratio to the typical scraped ones, Bingie Mod makes a complete mess of these logos because we increased the clearlogo size!

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I reduced the clearlogo size to fix this but the trade-off is you get smaller clearlogos for everything other than the Netflix addon widgets.  I'm totally OK with this because they're still bigger than vanilla and I was never happy with how the larger clearlogos we increased, also massively increased any empty space not utilised in it's height box and  I didn't like the way it pushed everything else down like the details row, plot and more info.  Now, they're all at the correct height and if I want to get bigger clearlogos on anything else I can edit their aspect ratios to Netflix style ratios in Paint 3D which is a long process depending on how many you want to do but it's strangely therapeutic!

New Netflix widget's spotlight
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New library widget's spotlight without editing the clearlogo aspect ratio
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New library widget's spotlight after editing the clearlogo aspect ratio.
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I've also made a few other edits like making a static Netflix logo bottom right (also had to create a new diffuse image to sit behind it) and I'm also in the process of changing the menu blade.  I've already removed the black panel and switched it to a new black diffuse image instead as per below:

Current vs WIP

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RE: Titan BINGIE MOD v1 (UPDATED - 07/24/2020) - AchillesPunks - 2020-08-29

(2020-08-29, 11:10)spinecho Wrote: Hi Guys... I'm super confused about what version and which features are current now as download link at top of thread just points to the master file with no version number.

I'm saving each new file with a sequencial filename, but I don't always know what changes are.

@AchillesPunks big ask I know, but any chance of a changelog as versions get updated?
I will start updating the changeling. Already uploaded the version to 1.0.5. I just need to update to the GitHub.
I start my work week today so I can not do this until Wednesday.


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