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RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-03-28

Yes, you're right. This also bugged me and I already reworked this. The video can be found in this forum post: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=359717&pid=3136784#pid3136784


RE: Testflight access to beta version - amasephy - 2023-03-28

I thought something looked different when I first saw your improvement video but then when I tried it on my phone it seemed like I had been mistaken.

After doing that analysis last night and now rewatching your enhancement video the difference is clear! So much smoother!


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-02

Based on user input I implemented a change which guarantees to have around 50% of vertical space for the playlist on iPads in landscape mode. Of course this also limits the amount of main menu entries which can be shown. Before this change users needed to reduce the main menu entries via the app settings to have a reasonable amount of space for the playlist. Comments and suggestions are highly welcome. You can get an impression in GitHub: https://github.com/xbmc/Official-Kodi-Remote-iOS/pull/849


RE: Testflight access to beta version - UlfSchmidt - 2023-04-02

Honestly I don’t like it, as it would hide „Now Playing“, my most often used menu entry, behind a playlist which in most cases just shows one single item, i.e. the movie or episode I am currently watching. Wouldn’t it be possible to have the separator between menu entries and the playlist simply movable/adjustable by the user, so that he or she can expand the playlist view whenever necessary?

Thank you for your consideration, @Buschel Smile


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-02

Thanks for the honest feedback. Initially I had this in mind, but dropped it as this will be quite a bit more complicated and I am not yet sure how to implement this. Another easier option could be a setting to guarantee a certain range for the playlist (e.g. "None", "25%", "50%").


RE: Testflight access to beta version - UlfSchmidt - 2023-04-02

Maybe something like „Playlist Size“, adjustable between 0 and 10 (or whatever) number of entries shown?


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-02

Yes, also an option. I need to check if the settings can differentiate between iPad and iPhone, because it should not be shown for the latter. But I doubt this is possible. Looks like I really need to learn how to implement a touchable / movable seperator ...

Another change where feedback will be helpful is the support for "random" sort: https://github.com/xbmc/Official-Kodi-Remote-iOS/pull/871
Here I am not sure for which library views this is desired. For now I only added this for the most prominent views (albums, all songs, movies, TV shows, music vides and recordings).


RE: Testflight access to beta version - UlfSchmidt - 2023-04-02

Don’t understand what this could be good for, but at least it should be localized in the end, so „zufällig“ in your example Wink

(Sorry if this comment comes across as rude, that's not my intention Smile )

You know I highly appreciate your work and your consideration of almost all feature requests!


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-02

Of course it will be localized. Smile But since we started to use Weblate this comes only after the (leading) english version was submitted.

What is this useful for: In the Kodi WebUI I am often using the function "Random Albums" to suggest albums from the library. Randomizing the whole list is similar.


RE: Testflight access to beta version - UlfSchmidt - 2023-04-02

Merci. Thanks. Danke.

And please no fixed fifty fifty split between menu items and playlist items on the iPad Smile


RE: Testflight access to beta version - amasephy - 2023-04-03

I don’t really use the iPad version but my nod would go to user adjustable slider. I prefer to have as much user customizable options as possible.

Funny that something like this is difficult in an iOS app. It’s a defacto object in something like WinForms and as we know tons of desktop apps have adjustable panes.


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-03

It's not hard in iOS, it's hard because the App was not designed for this and needs to be reworked in many places. What I could reach today looks quite promising though. The user can move the "playlist header" up and down, it becomes blue while moving and kind of "snaps" into supported positions. What the video does not show are layout problems especially in landscape mode, which I cannot fix easily.

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/47mxw0397c28xip/Simulator%20Screen%20Recording%20-%20iPad%20mini%20%286th%20generation%29%20-%202023-04-03%20at%2002.47.14.mp4?dl=0


RE: Testflight access to beta version - UlfSchmidt - 2023-04-03

@Buschel, your video looks really promising. Exactly what I was looking and hoping for. Also hope you can fix the landscape issues, whatever they are…


RE: Testflight access to beta version - Buschel - 2023-04-03

Seems I fixed the residual problems. Looks like this now: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vyqx4jrh60z9yl/Video_sizeable_leftmenu.mov?dl=0


RE: Testflight access to beta version - amasephy - 2023-04-03

Looking pretty good. Is there a way to make the two panes more gracefully change size though? Looks a little janky with just the header sliding up and then the panes resizing afterwards. It would be really nice if the panes dynamically changed as you slide that header around.


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