Release - Titan skin version 3.6.x (Kodi 16 Jarvis)

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Version (3.6.x) of the Titan skin, available in official Kodi repository.

It all begun as a port from the Titan skin from MediaPortal to Kodi but the skin has grown out to a unique user experience with lot's of features!

Skin key features:

- Compatible with Kodi Jarvis (16)
- Fully user customizable, including color settings and theme.
- Multiple homescreen layouts.
- Focus on artwork everywhere in the skin.
- Smart shortcuts features: ease the use of addons and favourites
- Optimized for speed while retaining nice looking graphics
- Very user friendly (high W.A.F.)
- Lot's of views to fit your media and personal needs
- Full touchscreen support (has to be enabled in skin settings)
- Fully customizable menu shortcuts and widgets


Integrated/supported addons:
- Extended Info script
- Video Extra's
- Tv Tunes
- Artwork downloader
- Artist slidehsow
- Trakt
- YouTube
- Netflixbmc
- Plexbmc
- Emby for Kodi
- Tvshows Next Aired
- Rom Collection Browser (widget only)
- Skin shortcuts
- CU LRC Lyrics
- NextUp Episodes service

New in this release:
- skin changes needed for Kodi Jarvis
- implementation of the new Kodi resource image addons, aloows you to select a prebuilt pack of genre icons, weather icons etc.
- Live TV timeshift buffer progress bar (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=226287)
- all fixes/changes/features included from the current 3.5 isengard release
- PVR artwork feature: get artwork for your Live Tv shows while you browse!
- Music artwork feature: proper support for your existing music artwork and automatically scrape artwork while browsing.
- Improved views: more consistent experience
- complete rewrite of widgets handling, now supporting multi widgets
- many speed improvements
- color picker improved
- addded splash screen feature
- migration to skinhelper service
- fixes and rework to all pvr views
- fix music lyrics
- restyle and rework of movie info dialogs
- reworked onscreen keyboard
- fix for crashing on some platforms/conditions
- improvements to skin themes feature
- better background handling
- added artist details to full screen music vizualisation screen
- reworked all views for better consistent user experience
- added day/night color theme feature
- added conditional backgrounds feature
- improved forced views feature
- added media flags preference
- overall improvements and alignment fixes


The stable version of this skin is available in the official Kodi repository.

Installation instructions:
1. In Kodi, go to Settings --> Appearance --> Skin
2. Press the "Get more" button
3. Select Titan and hit install
4. Default installation now complete and you can sit back and enjoy :-)

TIP: The skin is highly customizable. Go to Settings --> Skin Settings

Skin theme
The skin's default theme is my own more modern approach of the Titan skin. If you like the classic MediaPortal style better, you can change the theme of the skin to "classic". Open up settings --> Appearance --> Under skin you have the option to select the theme.

Touchscreen support
The skin is fully touchscreen compliant, actually it even has seperate controls and code to make life easier navigating on a touch device.
You have to enable the "touch mode" of the skin in the skin settings.

Bug reports and feature requests
Feel free to post a message on this thread if you run into any issues with the skin or if you have any questions. I'll be glad to assist. If you have a feature you would like to see included, please ask on the feature requests thread!


If you like this skin and you feel that you would like to help out a little bit then you can buy me a beer :-)
(This post was last modified: 2015-11-17 21:45 by marcelveldt.)
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BETA version of the Titan skin.

All new features and bugfixes are done in the beta version of the skin. Offcourse any essential bugfixes will be patched directly on the stable version if needed. Once the beta has been proved stable by users, I will push out a release to the stable repo. Usually I publish a new stable version every 1 or 2 months.

The beta version has a different ID. This means that you can have both the stable version and the beta version installed at the same time on your system. This will allow you to checkout a new feature in the beta and then switch back to the stable version.

The beta version can contain bugs while features are beiing added. I advice you not to run it on your production/family mediacenters. Usage of the beta version at your own risk ;-)

How to install the beta version?

1) Download the zipfile for my beta repository https://github.com/marcelveldt/repositor...-1.0.1.zip

2) In Kodi, go to settings --> Add-ons --> Install from zipfile --> select the downloaded zip.

3) After installing the repo, "Marcelveldts beta repo" will be listed at the available repo locations in Kodi. Note that sometimes it can take a while before the repo actually lists any content because Kodi updates the content of the repo in the background. To speed up this process you can either restart Kodi or press the "Check for updates" button in the left sidebar menu.

4) While still in Kodi-settings-addons, Go to "Install from repository". Select the "Marcelveldt's beta repo" repository.

5) Select the Look and feel --> skin section. Select the Titan BETA skin.
(This post was last modified: 2016-12-18 23:26 by marcelveldt.)
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Changes so far in the 3.6 beta version:

- skin changes needed for Kodi Jarvis
- implementation of the new Kodi resource image addons, aloows you to select a prebuilt pack of genre icons, weather icons etc.
- Live TV timeshift buffer progress bar (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=226287)
- all fixes/changes/features included from the current 3.5 isengard release
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diedrichg Offline
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Sweet. Let's do this!
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burekas Offline
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Good Job Marcel, Thank you!

I hope Jarvis is stable also Smile
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burekas Offline
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Where are the updates versions? (3.5.x, 3.6.x)
I'm checking for them but the Skin folder inside the "Kodi Emby Beta" repo shows me an empty list.
(I already did "Check for updates")
(This post was last modified: 2015-11-13 14:31 by burekas.)
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(2015-11-13 14:30)burekas Wrote:  Where are the updates versions? (3.5.x, 3.6.x)
I'm checking for them but the Skin folder inside the "Kodi Emby Beta" repo shows me an empty list.
(I already did "Check for updates")

The repo is a bit hosed atm, I'm looking into it.
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The beta-repo issues should now be fixed. Available on the repo:


Titan 3.4.18 --> Helix version of the skin

Titan 3.5.45 --> Isengard version of the skin

Titan 3.6.0 --> Jarvis version of the skin
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Hi Marcel

Glad to see you are working on Jarvis version.
Simple request. When you implement an upgrade can you post a changelog?

Thanks
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Request: new Large Thumb view, tiles would be the same size as Landscape view.
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Is there a setting to disable the spinning disc when playing music on the home screen? Sorry, I couldn't find one.
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Couple of smalls things.

The top of posters are now being cut off in the OSD
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If you have logo set to footer and codec info style set to full it overlaps on some items
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Is it possible to have the codec info on the OSD be independent of the one in the media view, i like having the full info while watching stuff and the classic view when browsing also it would fix the problem above

With 9 lines in the EPG view the indicator doesn't go all the way to the bottom
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I think this is a Kod thing but would it be possible to have the playlist total duration (Container(id).Totaltime) update as items are watched or am i asking too much Tongue
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Want to be sure. Can I use a Titan v3.5.46 skin backup from Isengard and apply it to Titan v3.6.0 in Jarvis?
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Why don't you try? But I did it that way and it worked...
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(2015-11-15 20:42)mjbxx Wrote:  Want to be sure. Can I use a Titan v3.5.46 skin backup from Isengard and apply it to Titan v3.6.0 in Jarvis?
Yes that should work perfectly fine...
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