Show photo filename during slideshow
#1
Hey there,

I tried to search with Google and in these forums but I didn't find a solution to my problem which should be pretty easy to fix.

My XBMC (now version "Eden") runs on a MacBook Air (that shouldn't change it, though) under the default skin "confluence". Now the only thing I am missing from this gorgeous thing called XBMC is an option to show the image filename above, beneath or somewhere around a picture when it is displayed during a slideshow.

I present photographs on events and with XBMC that is tremendously easy but I need the filename. Can anyone help me please?
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#2
Try pressing I while the slideshow is playing. Not sure if confluence supports it or not - give it a go.
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#3
Thanks for the answer but sadly that doesn't work. Is that supported by other skins?
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#4
Afaik there is no official skin which provides an OSD in the slideshow window.
I hope this will change in the future because there was a very nice pull request accepted which exposes more picture metadata. Maybe someone can ping the skin devs to implement the new PictureInfoTags.

regards,
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#5
That's not what I wanted to hear but thank you nevertheless.

What I don't understand: there is an option to show EXIF Metadata for the images but when does that happen? Never found anything like that.
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#6
Press I when watching the photo: Exif specs are shown..

AFAIK there are only 3 Exif fields exposed to skin; date, reso and name.
I would like to see Exif:User_Comments under/over my photos aswell..
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#7
(2012-04-10, 10:42)Knilch Wrote: What I don't understand: there is an option to show EXIF Metadata for the images but when does that happen? Never found anything like that.

(2012-04-10, 13:07)realjobe Wrote: Press I when watching the photo: Exif specs are shown..

AFAIK there are only 3 Exif fields exposed to skin; date, reso and name.
I would like to see Exif:User_Comments under/over my photos aswell..

To avoid confusing: The Picture- and slideshow-view are different views! (Single-) Picture view may have an info overlay but slideshow has not.

regarding the exif fields: Like I said above, there are more fields coming (already present in git master - but still not used in skins).
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#8
Yes, I understood that already but single view doesn't show anything, either. Didn't try the "I" here, though, that would be a preliminary solution.

Is there a possibility to say when or if these info fields will be integrated into the skins and the slideshow?
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#9
To show the file name of the photo in the Slideshow screensaver do the following:
1. Create a file SlideShow.xml with the following contents:

<window id="2007">
<defaultcontrol>2</defaultcontrol>
<controls>
<control type="label">
<posx>50</posx>
<posy>50</posy>
<width>1000</width>
<height>120</height>
<label>$INFO[slideshow.filename]</label>
<align>left</align>
<aligny>center</aligny>
<font>font25</font>
<textcolor>yellow</textcolor>
<shadowcolor>black</shadowcolor>
</control>
</controls>
</window>

Then put the file in the XBMC/addons/skin.pm3-hd/720p directory. (substitute you skin directory)
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#10
I managed to put the filename on the screen during slideshow mode by adding the label in the xml file as show here above.

Is there a way to tweak this a little bit more? I want to hide the extension from the filename. Is it possible?
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#11
Coming back to this topic, there is a skin for Kodi that does what I want (Maximinialism). All other skins I tried don't do it. But thanks for the piece of code, that went under my radar, I may try it if I am able to resolve my other problem.
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