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Long after I posted (3.3ns) I found the backspace worked Sad

But the issue moving forwards is that I intend to use a remote rather than KB/Mouse, this is a NUC and as such I can use my XbOX remote.

I will do a better setup and see what I can resolve.

Either way, appreciate the response and time taken.

cheers
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@Silashack
No worries. Sounds more like a general Kodi configuration task than something skin-related. Good luck Music
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Hi,
I have installed kodi 21 with Confluence ZEITGEIST skin.

This skin does not have any FF e RR buttons on the video player. I'd like to add these buttons and have them configured so that I can play my video at twice, four times and  so on, the regular speed. (same thing for the reverse button)

I'd like to know if it would be possible do add thess feature sand if yes how that can be done.

Tnx.
Regards
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@tiaderosa

Hi & thanks for your friendly message:

Here's some info.

FF/RW:

- Additional player actions like fast forward/backwards should be used via a remote control. Having UI buttons for this is not common anymore in dedicated modern media player UI for valid reasons
- If you still want all the (one too many :-) ) old school player UI buttons, you have the option to enable them here:
System > Skin settings > OSD, Dialogs & Views > Enable Video OSD Button simplicity > UNCHECK
I can't recommend it - but do what you need to! :-)

Additional playback tempo/speed modes:

- Besides the above info regarding the FF/RW functionality, there is also the possibility of playback tempo control without dedicated UI buttons (if technically usable on your Kodi system):
While playing a video, focus the Play-button in the Fullscreen OSD and press UP/DOWN on your remote/keyboard. This will result in using the additional tempo modes like 0.8x, 0.9x, 1.1x, 1.2x, 1.3x, 1.4x, 1.5x being activated.
I don't really use these modes. But just as some additional info separate from FF/RW.
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New release now online
(Kodi 17 - all other Kodi generations will follow shortly)


Since the YouTube add-on recently (maybe forever) broke for Kodi 17, i took this as a chance to refine and expand the existing Web Browser Trailer Search support.
See changelog below for details of potentially using a custom browser with a kiosk mode.


Code:
3.7.10 (2024-05-10)

Video Info Dialog

- Changed the color of the "My List" and "Watched" indicator icons from white to "uiColorVariantSliderNibFocus"
(corresponds to a slightly brightened accent color)

This strongly improves noticeability for both indicators which were previously just too similar to the white "+" icons representing the non-active state.
The user therefore had to forcibly concentrate on finding out if an indicator represents in fact an active state, which lead to an undesirable user experience.

Video Info Dialog (Trailer Search button)

- Added a fourth option for Trailer search language ("None") which omits any additional language strings from the search query

- Improved warning dialog when the Trailer Search (via Web Browser) button is clicked while Kodi is playing media.
Now you have the option to easily confirm "Yes" to stop Kodi playback and open the Web Browser.

- Expanded the existing Trailer Search functionality with support for a Custom Web Browser which can be set via Skin settings

Example for a custom "Browser path":

"C:\SomeFolder\Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "C:\SomeFolder\Firefox\MyFirefoxProfile" -kiosk
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New releases now online for Kodi 17-22

Code:
6.7.12 (2024-05-12)

Kodi 19+ only:

Video Info Dialog (Trailer Search button)

- Fixed url string quoting in "_yt_trailer_search.py"
(Use Python 3 "urllib.parse.quote_plus" instead of Python 2 "urllib.quote_plus")

6.7.11 (2024-05-12)

Video Info Dialog (Trailer Search button)

- When clicking the Trailer Search (via Web Browser) button, focus is (re)set to the first button within Video Info Dialog while openening the Web Browser.
This improvement ensures a more intuitive user experience compared to leaving the focus on the Trailer Search button.
After potentially viewing the trailer, the user should be given the instant and obvious primary option on the decision making whether to start playback or not.

6.7.10 (2024-05-10)

Video Info Dialog

- Changed the color of the "My List" and "Watched" indicator icons from white to "uiColorVariantSliderNibFocus"
(corresponds to a slightly brightened accent color)

This strongly improves noticeability for both indicators which were previously just too similar to the white "+" icons representing the non-active state.
The user therefore had to forcibly concentrate on finding out if an indicator represents in fact an active state, which lead to an undesirable user experience.

Video Info Dialog (Trailer Search button)

- Added a fourth option for Trailer search language ("None") which omits any additional language strings from the search query

- Improved warning dialog when the Trailer Search (via Web Browser) button is clicked while Kodi is playing media.
Now you have the option to easily confirm "Yes" to stop Kodi playback and open the Web Browser.

- Expanded the existing Trailer Search functionality with support for a Custom Web Browser which can be set via Skin settings

Example for a custom "Browser path":

"C:\SomeFolder\Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "C:\SomeFolder\Firefox\MyFirefoxProfile" -kiosk
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New release now online for Kodi 21-22

Code:
6.7.13 (2024-05-15)

Kodi 21+ only:

Removed "More.." entry for all dynamic content containers like "Recently added movies" (and similar)
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Hi, thanks for the skin, it's really great.

Is it intended that the individual background is switched off with every skin update? I have to switch it on again every time.

cu  Frank
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@schnippel1971

Hi, thanks for the feedback.

This should not happen _every_ update.
Such a "mini-reset" should only happen once when updating from an older x.5.x version or even older.

I'll look into it if i can get some more info:

- How often did it happen to you already?
- Which version did you use before the update?
- Which version are you using after the last update?

Thanks again!
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@schnippel1971

I think i found the issue. You're using Kodi 21 or 22 and therefore skin version 6.x.x - do you?

The "mini-reset" is wrongly triggered when on version 6.x.x because the condition is not yet updated for skin version 6.x.x

I'll fix this in the next hours and let you know when to test. Cool

Cheers
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Hi,

Yes, Kodi 21 Omega and skin v6.7.13.   

Then you may have found the error quickly. :-)  I'll let you know if it works after the next update.

cu...Frank
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Seems 1080p episodes and movies show the 2K quality icon.

Is there any way to make the recently added widget group by shows instead of showing every episode?
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@Marklar

Hi,
Quote:Seems 1080p episodes and movies show the 2K quality icon.
Yep! That's correct and as intended. 2K refers to all resolutions of approximately 2000 horizontal pixels.

This includes 1080p. Kodi detects all resolutions which are "near 2K" and calls them "1080" - even if if they may in fact are not 1080.
I therefore changed in to 2K for multiple reasons including better UI fit (2 characters instead of 4/5)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution

 
Quote:Is there any way to make the recently added widget group by shows instead of showing every episode?

I just made some tests and might add an option for this. I'll send you a ping if theres something new on this topic!
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@Marklar Please try out and report back

Code:
New Skin settings option: (Home screen options) "TV shows are displayed as single Episodes"

@ all

New releases now online for Kodi 17-22

Code:
6.7.14 (2024-06-02)

Info Dialog Reworks

- Reworked Video Info Dialog
- Reworked LiveTV/PVR Info Dialog
- Reworked Add-on Info Dialog

- New Skin settings option: (Home screen options) "TV shows are displayed as single Episodes"

- Minor improvements to PVR Guide OSD

- Minor improvements to addon.xml
- Extend post skin update reset-condition to also consider skin version 6.x.x [Custom_1185_WelcomeNewVersion]
(Fixes unwanted reoccurring info messages after skin updates)

- Improved "Modern" view visual spacing: This fixes the "recently added episodes" section having its mini-posters/thumbnails too close to the borders of the focus texture

- Improvements for Add-on Browser sidebar and Weather section sidebar

Increased forward compatibility for upcoming Kodi versions:

- Replaced all remaining ListItem.Thumb references with ListItem.Art(thumb)
- "ListItem.AddonLifecycleDesc" in now also considered in addition to the still existing but deprecated "ListItem.AddonBroken"
(both properties contain the identical add-on broken reason text)

- Other minor improvements

Textures:

- Added focus_border_2px-rounded-neutral-new.png for info dialog reworks
- Reworked DefaultAddonsRecentlyUpdated.png
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Check out new release 6.7.14 in context of the discussed "few settings reset after skin upgrade" issue on Kodi 21+ and report back. Music
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