v19 pkscout's Estuary Mod for Kodi 19 (Matrix)
#1
This is a very light modification to Estuary that provides the following:
  • ability to reorder and turn off home screen left menu items
  • ability to reorder and deactivate sub-menu widgets
  • option to use small icons for the categories
  • ability to change the action of most of the main menu items (to one of a preset group of choices based on the menu item)
  • added a new TV Show widget called Unwatched/In Progress Shows (it's off by default)
  • setting to change the color diffusion of background art (from 0 - 100%)
  • adds an option to show the artist bio on the music visualization info screen
  • adds an option to have the music visualization screen keep images in whatever aspect ratio they have when downloaded
  • better support for 4 digit channel numbers in PVR
  • option to have seekbar at the bottom (basically the way it was in Leia)

To use this you need to install my skin repo for Matrix and then install the Leia Estuary skin mod.

https://github.com/pkscout/repository.sk....1.101.zip

Here are  the source files in case anyone wants to look at them:

https://github.com/pkscout/skin.estuary....kscout.mod

The option to start the music visualization when playing music is now a Core feature and can be found in Settings > Media > Music.

It's probably worth noting that I'm not using Estuary as my primary skin anymore, but enough people seemed to want this mod available in Matrix that I took a half a day and brought it over.  I almost certainly won't be doing any feature requests on it, although I'm happy to do bug fixes.  I will keep it updated as fixes are made by the Kodi team to the regular Estuary skin.
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#2
(2020-08-11, 00:57)pkscout Wrote: This is a very light modification to Estuary that provides the following:
  • option to trigger music visualization screen when you start playing music

In case you didn't realise a Skin setting for this is no longer required as it's now available as a Core setting see https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/17225
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#3
(2020-08-11, 10:14)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-08-11, 00:57)pkscout Wrote: This is a very light modification to Estuary that provides the following:
  • option to trigger music visualization screen when you start playing music

In case you didn't realise a Skin setting for this is no longer required as it's now available as a Core setting see https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/17225
Thanks.  I had seen a note about that, but I thought it was a new Estuary setting.  When I couldn't find it, I added the option in the skin.  Didn't realize it was a Core setting. Thanks for that clarification, and I'll pull the option from the mod.  One less thing to maintain.  '-)
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#4
New Release

v 1.0.1
- removed redundant option for opening music visualization screen when music starts playing (this is now a Core setting)
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#5
Its nice to see that you continue with Estuary Matrix modifications, thanks. Do you think about or have plans to add some features from the Estuary Mod v2 from Guilouz?
HTPC: Windows 10 Pro 20H2, Zalman HD135, Intel i3-7100, GTX 1070, UHD ASUS BW-16D1HT
NAS: Xpenology 6.2.3, Intel i5-6600
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#6
(2020-08-16, 14:10)tehax Wrote: Its nice to see that you continue with Estuary Matrix modifications, thanks. Do you think about or have plans to add some features from the Estuary Mod v2 from Guilouz?
Probably not. I brought across almost everything from my Leia mod that didn't get addressed in some other way by the Matrix version of Estuary.  Here's what didn't come over:
  • eliminates the dark overlay on the artist image on the music visualization screen (fixed in core Estuary)
  • option to trigger music visualization screen when you start playing music (fixed in Kodi core)
  • option to use alternate layout for weather widget in top bar that doesn't overlap with certain views (looks like it was mostly fixed in core Estuary)
  • support for the Premiere tag used by some PVR addons (fixed in core Estuary)
  • added categories in TV category widget for X-NEWA and Pseudolibrary if those addons are installed
  • option to use an alternate timer layout that puts the show name before the channel name in the PVR listings
  • support for weather icon packs (this was a mess, and I couldn't even figure out how I had made it work)
  • option to use the Weather menu as a weather clock (I moved this to it's own skin and repo)
Guilouz's mod is almost more of a rewrite using the same UI, so there are things in there that are a much bigger deal, and since I'm not even using Estuary anymore I don't really have a good way to do any detailed testing.
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#7
Dear Sir, when I try to install your skin repo, it shows missing dependency xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

The edition Kodi Matrix which I used in NAS(QNAP 453b mini) is from this web page.   https://www.qnapclub.eu/en/qpkg/874#

I am a new user for Kodi, so I don't know where to find the xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

Could you give me some help?

Thank you!
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#8
(2020-08-30, 10:46)fuhao3503 Wrote: Dear Sir, when I try to install your skin repo, it shows missing dependency xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

The edition Kodi Matrix which I used in NAS(QNAP 453b mini) is from this web page.   https://www.qnapclub.eu/en/qpkg/874#

I am a new user for Kodi, so I don't know where to find the xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

Could you give me some help?

Thank you!
The version of Matrix referenced on that page is almost 6 months old, and the 5.15. GUI requirement was added in the last month or so. As Matrix is just now in Alpha, it changes pretty quickly.  You'll need to ask the QNAP folks (or whoever is maintaining that package) to update the version they are providing.
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#9
(2020-08-31, 00:28)pkscout Wrote:
(2020-08-30, 10:46)fuhao3503 Wrote: Dear Sir, when I try to install your skin repo, it shows missing dependency xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

The edition Kodi Matrix which I used in NAS(QNAP 453b mini) is from this web page.   https://www.qnapclub.eu/en/qpkg/874#

I am a new user for Kodi, so I don't know where to find the xbmc.gui version 5.15.0.

Could you give me some help?

Thank you!
The version of Matrix referenced on that page is almost 6 months old, and the 5.15. GUI requirement was added in the last month or so. As Matrix is just now in Alpha, it changes pretty quickly.  You'll need to ask the QNAP folks (or whoever is maintaining that package) to update the version they are providing.

Thank you for your quickly reply!
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#10
There are 4 things i miss in Estuary since it was introduced:

- display current chapter (video info screen)
- video bookmarks (chapters) as a list instead of horizontal images
- discart (audio and video)
- order by artist/year instead of artist/title in musicvideo genres

would be great to have it in the mod too
Kodi 18.7 on Windows 10 (2x)/FireTV Stick (5x)/Android (2x) | MariaDB 5 on Synology Diskstation DS115/DS216+II
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#11
(2020-09-03, 09:15)dt2510 Wrote: - display current chapter (video info screen)

Chapter numbers are already there, so if you mean chapter names then this has already been added for v19 see https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/17976
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#12
(2020-09-03, 11:24)jjd-uk Wrote:
(2020-09-03, 09:15)dt2510 Wrote: - display current chapter (video info screen)

Chapter numbers are already there, so if you mean chapter names then this has already been added for v19 see https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/17976
yes, i meant the chapter names

I just checked - it's available for movies/tv shows but not for music videos
Kodi 18.7 on Windows 10 (2x)/FireTV Stick (5x)/Android (2x) | MariaDB 5 on Synology Diskstation DS115/DS216+II
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#13
It's been in Nightly builds since middle of June and so is in Matrix v19 Alpha 1.
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#14
I tend to only update the mod during actual releases, so it should catch up again with the nightly code after Alpha 2 is released.
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#15
New Release

v.1.0.2
- updates from Estuary 3.0.2 in Matrix Alpha2
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