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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:02 pm

Sean,

What would be the issues if I ran this with the current release of xMusic??? I just wanted to play around with it but didn't want to screw up my current setup :lol:

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Re: xDatabase

Postby wesblack on Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:11 am

Sean,

Thanks for sharing this with everyone, amazing !

We trully have some great talent here. :D


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Re: xDatabase

Postby rika on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:20 am

S Pittaway, Good work!!

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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:40 am

scott, i changed the database tag names to be a bit more logical (and unique) as long as you don't do a "database post refresh" of "database add extra tags", i sould be fine.

if you did either of them it would convert the names to the new format.

xMusic is using the same basic code as this so its not a big deal to get a new version out, i just need an hour one night or next weekend.
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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:28 pm

Updated
2 Apr 2008 - The plugin looks for a ini file in "..\plugins\xdatabase\xdatabase.ini" and not "c:\program files\xlobby..."
2 Apr 2008 - Added a new ini file setting Format Separator = "/"
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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:07 pm

Wow Sean you are on a roll..Great work :D
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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:56 am

Updated
3 Apr 2008 - added ini file option to use the the file creation date - General - Get Date Added From File = true/false
3 Apr 2008 - added ini file option to add item specific xdb.date.added - General - Add Date Added For "type" = true/false
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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:53 am

Updated
4 Apr 2008 - fixed bug which reset play counter
4 Apr 2008 - fixed bug in use file creation date
4 Apr 2008 - sort info correctly added to albums/tracks and movies
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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:15 am

Updated
16 Apr 2008 - added options for generated default images and combining them with a background image
16 Apr 2008 - added funtion to take a screen shot - image file from screen>filename>x>y>width>height
16 Apr 2008 - added ini file option control the delay between saving the database and triggering the xlobby load
Ini File, Delay Between DB Save And Refresh = 500

16 Apr 2008 - added ini file option control the delay between saving the database and triggering the xlobby cache clear
Ini File, Delay Between DB Save And Cache Clear = 100



I wanted to make a nice photo "flow" type screen but i couldn't get it looking right. So i added the option to merge two images together and add the display text, my new screen looks like -
image.jpg



Currently flow screens only show the cover, i have quite a few episode's in my movie database which are are not very usable, so i added an option to generate a default image which contains the item text.

The generated cache images look like (a folder image)
d-g.[.backup.].pictures.2007-08-20,.our.holliday.in.china.3..morgans.photo.shoot.jpg


And a default image i am using on the movie database
t-g.[.backup.].avi's.the.ren.and.stimpy.show.16.-.stimpy's.fan.club.16.-.stimpy's.fan.club.avi.jpg
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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:00 pm

Sean,

Looks awesome. Can the "flow" only be done on the new XL or will it work on the free version. Not really sure how you did that but it's very cool.


P.S.

Cute kid, I assume he is yours :D
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Re: xDatabase

Postby S Pittaway on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:14 pm

You can use the "flow" functions in the later free-lobby releases. Its definitely in the 4 Mar Build, but i don't know when it was added...

To use it, add a text box and set its text to be category>cat name>cover>x>y, where x if the offset from the current position and y is the angle.

On that screen i use category>photo>cover>-1>0.15, category>photo>cover>-2>0.25, category>photo>cover>-3>0.35, category>photo>cover>-4>0.45, category>photo>cover>-5>0.55.





And yep, the kids mine. But he's not that chute ( at least not when its 3am and he is "kicking off"! :) )
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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Cool I will give it a try, thanks.


I hear ya about 3 am I remember the days of the projectile vomiting :o
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Re: xDatabase

Postby Marbles_00 on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:15 pm

Do you have a zip copy of that March build. My last free version is Feb 26/07. I do have a March build, but it was one of the first pre-releases, and timebombs after about 10min. of use. Sharp doesn't even have that build on his site either.

Though I will have to try this cat stuff on the Feb build. Pretty cool. I wanted to do something like this with my Mirage skin. It would make my individual catelog screen look more like the main menu screen. I just never knew the text field to enter. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:20 pm

Marbles,

Do an f2 and "about" on your current copy. When I downloaded the latest copy I believe it was dated as Feb26 but shows March 4th on the about screen.
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Re: xDatabase

Postby scottw on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:34 pm

Sean,

Sorry to be a bit thick here but I am just not getting it, I got it to display the cover but now what :lol: . Do I setup multiple text boxes??? How do I "rotate" them??

Do you have an example I can look at, I could probably figure it out from there, or if you have time to explain it a little bit more.


Thanks a bunch, this looks really cool!!
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