Release - Mimic 5.x for Krypton

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tomasiek Offline
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@Karellen - please read carefully - I ask about youtube addon and mimic skins - both are official. Earlier I asked about another add-on and you move my post to trash (and that's ok) but they (mimic and kodi) are official.. On my computer I have "clean" kodi without prohibited addons.

Is there a chance to set a solid background for the whole kodi in the mimic skin (on home, on list view, movie info etc)? For now, on the main screen, when you add a widget with for example youtube (official kodi addon from official repository), and hover over the widget box, the background changes from default to addon background (youtube wallpaper). (i use this modification to change in listview: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=315846 - the only problem for now are widgets...)
I would like to have one background everywhere.
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-27 10:46 by tomasiek.)
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Post: #677
@tomasiek - please read carefully the Forum Rules and Banned Add-ons which state that if you have banned add-ons installed, you are ineligible for support... regardless of what you are asking. It doesn't matter how official the questions are.

Please post a debug log.

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(This post was last modified: 2017-07-27 11:39 by Karellen.)
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tomasiek Offline
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Approx. I understand in part. Partially not. I read forum rules, I understand that I can not ask for illegal add-ons, or roam etc, etc. And that is why the first post went to the trash. But nowhere is the information that I can not ask at all if the problem does not concern this type of add-ons. Nevermind.
The log has nothing to do with it, because it's not a bug in the skin or widget - I mean where I have to modify the background for widgets in the skin files.
But as you wish...
https://pastebin.com/1zCFKE7r
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Thanks @tomasiek. All good.

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Post: #680
(2017-07-27 10:43)tomasiek Wrote:  @Karellen - please read carefully - I ask about youtube addon and mimic skins - both are official. Earlier I asked about another add-on and you move my post to trash (and that's ok) but they (mimic and kodi) are official.. On my computer I have "clean" kodi without prohibited addons.

Is there a chance to set a solid background for the whole kodi in the mimic skin (on home, on list view, movie info etc)? For now, on the main screen, when you add a widget with for example youtube (official kodi addon from official repository), and hover over the widget box, the background changes from default to addon background (youtube wallpaper). (i use this modification to change in listview: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=315846 - the only problem for now are widgets...)
I would like to have one background everywhere.

Simple solutions are best. I removed the fanart.jpg file from the installation directory of the youtube plugin.
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Post: #681
hello, and thanks for the good work. one thing i noticed disappeared from previous version, is the add and delete menus and sub menus (don't know if this has been written already)

i now have to edit the xml to create delete or mod the menus, is this normal? there is no option in my skin, thank you
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(2017-08-08 22:23)modslife Wrote:  hello, and thanks for the good work. one thing i noticed disappeared from previous version, is the add and delete menus and sub menus (don't know if this has been written already)

i now have to edit the xml to create delete or mod the menus, is this normal? there is no option in my skin, thank you

It was moved to the context menu in the menu settings screen, 'c' by default on the keyboard I believe. Just highlight any of the existing menu items open the context menu. Personally I find this confusing too, but now you can be part of the secret club too! Big Grin
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I really like Mimic but always run into issues with the movie info page that comes with extended script errors, or youtube trailers not playing. i have mostly used Mimic on Nvidia shield on both SPMC, and kodi 17. everything started working but over time problems came. i left the SPMC for kodi 17 and mimic 5. and had youtube trailers working, after only a week the seach works, but can't play. on kodi 17 i don't get the extended script error. what i could see was the mimic installed addon, had missing youtube browser, but couldnt click it to install it. only some of the addons allowed me to install.

i looked everywhere for fixing this. and don't know which direction i should look after. i seems like its some dependencies that messing it up. or maybe just youtube changed something thats not implemented into mimic at this time.

could some point me in the right direction for making the setup more stable?
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Post: #684
I want to compile the kodi 17.3 on ubuntu 16.04 and change the default skin estuary to mimic. But I am not sure how to realize it.

I did the try:
1. download mimic source code "https://github.com/braz96/skin.mimic/tree/krypton_v5" and unzip to kodi source code kodi-android/addons/skin.mimic
2. modify the manifest file: system/addon-manifest.xml
change <addon>skin.estuary</addon> to <addon>skin.mimic</addon>
3. modify the 2 setting file: system/settings/settings.xml
change <default>skin.estuary</default> to <default>skin.mimic</default>
4. execute make
5. execute ./kodi.bin to show the home screen. while the mimic home screen can not show the "vedio,music etc", just show a empty page.


hope someone can help me. thanks.
(This post was last modified: 2017-08-18 12:14 by jacobzhi.)
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Mock Offline
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(2017-08-17 19:25)Mock Wrote:  I really like Mimic but always run into issues with the movie info page that comes with extended script errors, or youtube trailers not playing. i have mostly used Mimic on Nvidia shield on both SPMC, and kodi 17. everything started working but over time problems came. i left the SPMC for kodi 17 and mimic 5. and had youtube trailers working, after only a week the seach works, but can't play. on kodi 17 i don't get the extended script error. what i could see was the mimic installed addon, had missing youtube browser, but couldnt click it to install it. only some of the addons allowed me to install.

i looked everywhere for fixing this. and don't know which direction i should look after. i seems like its some dependencies that messing it up. or maybe just youtube changed something thats not implemented into mimic at this time.

could some point me in the right direction for making the setup more stable?

I tried downloading Youtube Browser manually, and works fine with youtube videos, Mimic 5 still reports not installed, i also tried to install extended script manually without any result. from the Movie info display under the youtube fan, i found out i could play the video by holding the enter button down to bring up the context menu, and from there i was able to play. so it more seems a combination between Extended Script and Mimic 5 that don't work together.

i run
Nvidia Shield
Kodi 17.3
Youtube Browser 1.0.0 20-08-2017
Extended Script 5.6.0 20-08-2017
Emby Media Player
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Post: #686
Just wanted to say, I've been running Mimic for almost a year now, which is the longest period that I've been using the same skin ever since I started playing with XBMC. Thanks braz Big Grin
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Post: #687
(2017-06-17 17:44)braz Wrote:  
(2017-06-13 14:35)kjb85 Wrote:  Hi braz,

Any chance of the ability to use UP/DOWN keys to directly scroll through channels on the PVR when the video is playing rather than having to press the info key first?
Or could you tell me how to edit to enable this?

Cheers
I'm not too familiar with pvr, I could only get it working after pressing info.

Hi Braz
i only have to add "Player.ShowInfo" in DialogSeekBar.xml and it works as desired. It would be great, if you could do this for us in the future.

Greetings Kaloschke
(This post was last modified: 2017-09-17 20:21 by kaloschke.)
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kaloschke Offline
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Post: #688
For the others:
Add Player.ShowInfo at the 4. line in DialogSeekBar.xml. You find the file inside the folder 1080i of the mimic.skin.
The tipp comes from Marc0810 at the kodinerds.net forum
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StreamMan Offline
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Post: #689
I would like to add "File Manager" to the options in the shutdown menu. I previously had "File manager" as a main menu item, however, I would like keep that menu as "lean" as possible. Considering that "Settings" is in the Shutdown Menu, I thought it would be a good place for the File Mgr item.

Could you please provide some guidance on how to accomplish this?

Thanks!
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