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Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:58 pm
by Bill Lott
Startup.xml......


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
-<skin background="splash.jpg"> <skinsize>1024,576</skinsize> <enterevent>startup:start events</enterevent> <usedefault>True</usedefault> -<eventbutton> <imagename>position-status</imagename> <location>315,280,442,18</location> <navitem>True</navitem> <hashcode>7404824</hashcode> <fontresource>weather_info_center</fontresource> <font>Arial Black,2.5%,regular</font> <alignment>middle center</alignment> <keepaspectratio>True</keepaspectratio> </eventbutton> </skin>

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:49 am
by Marbles_00
No, I never noticed that before :lol: . But that's the wrong startup.xml....I mean the other one in the xStreamed\eventgroups directory :D

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:23 pm
by Bill Lott
my bad...

Yes, mine looks the same as you posted.

Still no love... Reloaded a copy times to make sure. Still stuck on startup screen. F2 or Pause/Break does nothing. Task Manage shows "xlobby starting" and th xLobby log shows it stuck in a loop...


03/15 08:58:15:19 AM, category:next item
Param1:news_looper

03/15 08:58:45:19 AM, timer:wait
Param1:30000

03/15 08:58:45:21 AM, category:next item
Param1:news_looper

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:49 pm
by Marbles_00
Now that is interesting....the "news" looper is a routine that I use to cycle RSS news feeds. Basically I set it up on default for the Xlobby RSS feed, and every 30seconds, move to the next "article" in the RSS feed. Now I know there has been a bit of a bug that seemed to occur after the computer would come out of standby. It seemed that the looper did not recognize the 30second delay, and would start to randomly cycle through the RSS feed at different durations. I never thought it would cause a lockup like this.

One thing you could try:
In the xStreamed\database directory, there are a bunch of "news_xxx".xml files (one being news_xlobby.xml). Maybe these RSS .xml files HAVE to reside in the xlobby\databases directory instead. Then restart xlobby.

Hmm...actually I just experimented by removing all news entries from the xlobby\databases directory, and it still started fine, so I doubt that will be problem.

If that doesn't work, then open the menu.xml file (found in the root directory of xStreamed), and remove this line:
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<enterevent>news:news_looper</enterevent>


That runs the news looper on entering the menu screen.

Also at the bottom, remove these lines:
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  <eventbutton>
    <imagename>mini_rss.png</imagename>
    <location>340,660,50,50</location>
    <navitem>True</navitem>
    <font>Arial,2.08333333333333%,regular</font>
    <alignment>top left</alignment>
    <keepaspectratio>True</keepaspectratio>
  </eventbutton>

That will get rid of the RSS image.

Also...just should make sure that your using this on a system running the old free xlobby? I haven't ported the skin over to V3 yet.

One other thing I just thought about. In the menu.xml file, you may want to remove these entries that were just below the "news_looper" entry.
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  <eventbutton>
    <imagename>text</imagename>
    <location>0,0,1280,720</location>
    <id>BACKGROUND</id>
    <navitem>False</navitem>
    <text>plugin>xFade>background</text> 
    <font>Arial,1.73611111111111%,regular</font>
    <alignment>top left</alignment>
    <hidden>true</hidden>
    <keepaspectratio>True</keepaspectratio>
  </eventbutton>


This is for cross-fading images based on the new xFade plugin. I was experimenting with it prior to the release, with the hopes of introducing it formally to the world, but I had issues on my HTPC with it (just didn't cross-fade smoothly like on a test system that I used it on). Instead of taking out the events, I just hid them with the intentions of using them in the future. I'm wondering if that is having a profound side affect.

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:27 am
by Bill Lott
Thanks for the response... Looks like my problem is probably due to running on newest bleeding edge V3..... System has been so solid I'm afraid to go back - just love your skin.

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:51 am
by Marbles_00
I'm planning on porting it after I get done the music section and some other cleanups...it will help me in learning V3

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:13 am
by Bill Lott
Awesome.... I'll be watching for it.

Thanks again - not just for this, but for all your contributions to the community.

Great Stuff.

Re: xStreamed *updated 3/6/11* www

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:10 am
by Bill Lott
Did you ever port this over to v3?