Release Random Trailers Screensaver / Script
Random Trailers Screensaver / Script

Plays random trailers from the following sources:
  • Users Movie Library
  • User Specified Folder
  • Apple iTunes
  • You Tube (from
  • Mulitple (any or all of the above combined)

This addon can also be launched as a program manually, (Screensaver does not have to be enabled)
Unlike a standard screensaver mouse move and key press do not exit while trailer is playing.

While the trailer is playing you have a few options.
  • Press ENTER or SELECT to play movie of current trailer (Library Only).
  • Press Q to add current trailer to CouchPotato
  • Press I or UP to display movie info, Press DOWN or I again to hide (Library Only).
  • Press X or RIGHT to stop the current trailer and move to the next
  • Press ESC or LEFT to exit.
  • Screen will go black after last trailer at this time mouse move or key press will exit

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how-to install this add-on:

Version 1.1.16 is available to Install from XBMC Official Repo, find it under Programs.

Or get latest test version from my git repo at and install from Zip File.

Restart XBMC Before using screensaver as it uses a service that starts up with XBMC.

Change Log
v.1.1.16 (April 02,2014)
- fixed issue causing crash on startup for some users.

v.1.1.15 (March 08,2014)
- fixed issues with rating limits with unrated movies.
- now pauses trailer when displaying info
- transparent background for info shows dimmed paused trailer.

v.1.1.14 (March 06,2014)
- optimized trailer search on tmdb when rating limits applied
- fixed issue where search count not displaying correctly for tmdb searches

v.1.1.13 (March 03,2014)
- updated filter feature to filter by rating limit for all trailers (previously only iTunes trailers were filtered)

v.1.1.12 (February 12, 2014)
- added feature to play trailers in groups of n with x amount of delay between. Option is set in common settings.

v.1.1.11 (February 10, 2014)
- added feature to tmdb trailers to play only New DVD Releases (List from RottenTomatoes / Flixter)

v.1.1.10 (February 07, 2014)
- fixed issue causing library trailers not to play

v.1.1.9 (February, 05, 2014):
- fixed issue causing crash when movie has non ascii standard characters in title.

v.1.1.8 (January, 11, 2014):
- added ability to play trailers from You Tube. Trailers are located using
- added CouchPotato integration, while watching trailer pressing Q puts current movie in you CouchPotato Queue.

v.1.1.7 (January, 5, 2013) :
- added feature to display trailer info for iTunes trailers.
-cleaned up and optimized code
-moved hide info option from library to general settings

v.1.1.6 (December 31,2013) :
- added feature to select tyep fo traielrs form iTunes, Coming Soon, Just Added, Most Popular, Exclusive and All

v.1.1.5 Decembeor 30,2013
- added feature to filter iTunes trailers. you can filter by selected genre(s), and by rating limit. so only play family movies that are rated G for example.

v.1.1.4 December 29,2013
- added feature to play random trailers from multiple sources.

v.1.1.3 December 28,2013
- added feature to play random trailers from Apple iTunes.

v.1.1.2 December 26, 2013
- added feature to adjust volume during trailer playback

v.1.1.1 December 09, 2013
- removed font changes

v.1.1.0 (November 27, 2013)
- updates for gothum compatibility
- added ability to play trailers from a folder rather than the users library
- fixed issue where number of trailers incorrect if hide watched movies selected.
- trailers will now not repeat until all trailers have been played.
- fixed issue where trailers would start playing while music is playing

v.1.0.12 (November 25, 2013)
- added feature if movie title hidden pressing m displays the title for 2 seconds

v.1.0.11 (November 25, 2013)
- added option to hide movie title when playing
- removed malfunctioning password options

v.1.0.9 (july 26, 2013) :
- localized strings for dialogs

v1.0.8 (July 25, 2013) :
- added option to force full screen

v1.0.7 (June 16, 2013) :
- merged program, service and screensaver into one addon
- added option to set number of trailers to 0 for continous playback.

v1.0.6 (June 14, 2013) :
- added arrow controls for remotes without keyboards
UP = show info
DOWN = hide info
RIGHT = next trailer
LEFT = exit trailers

v1.0.5 (June 12, 2013) :
- fixed module import issues. fixed font issues

v1.0.4 (June 10, 2013) :
- improved movie information screen
- added feature and setting to exclude recently watched movies from trailers. Set to number of days after movie
has been played before including in trailers

v1.0.3 (June 4, 2013) :
- added setting to hide movie info during playback of trailer
press I during playback of trailer to toggle info display

v1.0.2 (June 3, 2013) :
- added feature to allow playing movie of currently playing trailer by pressing enter while trailer is playing
- added feature to allow user to press esc to exit, or X to quit trailer but play remaining.

v1.0.1 (May 30, 2013)
- added option to not ask for genre filter

v1.0.0 (May 27, 2013) :
- initial release, includes opitons for selecting genre, nubmer trailers, and to display open and close animation.
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Messages In This Thread
Random Trailers Screensaver / Script - by kzeleny - 2013-06-16, 21:49
New Version 1.1.3 - by kzeleny - 2013-12-29, 23:04
RE: Random Trailers Screensaver - by kzeleny - 2014-02-07, 17:13

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