Baddabing's Xlobby Home Theater

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Postby BaddaBing on Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:11 pm

On the PPC you should find the setting for screen orientation (portrait/landscape) under Start/Settings/System/Screen.

As for Xlobby, I then created a set of PPC screens based on a landscape format of 320x240.
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Postby vicom on Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:36 am

BaddaBing wrote: The total cost was just under $2500 U.S. And yes, with 9 drives (8 in RAID + 1 for OS) it makes noise.


Which RAID mode are you using for your server? 0,1 0+1, 5, etc??
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Postby BaddaBing on Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:41 am

UnRAID OS
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Postby sharp_1 on Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:12 pm

The third is a quick walk through of the various screens; music, movies (with password screen for access to mature content), tv/sat/tivo controls and games(XBox).


Baddabing:
How are you able to password protect by rating...I thought is was impossible?? Can you give me some directions on how I can do this?
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Postby berniejr on Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:33 pm

I've been trying to figure out the same thing. I thought It would mean having a seperate database and password protecting that screen.
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Postby BaddaBing on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:23 pm

What I have done is exactly as berniejr thought it would work. I import all my movies into the standard movie db. I then make two copies; one called movies_family and the other movies_mature. I then delete all the "mature" movies from the family movie db and all the 'kid' movies from the mature movie db. I create two sets of movie screens and password protect the 'mature' screens. While its not as elegant a solution as sorting via the DB, it not that big a deal to do (the manual editing of my 300 movie DB takes just a few minutes and you only have to do it once) and it works perfectly.
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Postby berniejr on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:54 pm

That method is really ideal in my thoughts, as the method would hide the covers of the movies that I didn't want the little ones to see, not just password the ability to play the movie.
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Postby sharp_1 on Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:08 pm

BaddaBing wrote:What I have done is exactly as berniejr thought it would work. I import all my movies into the standard movie db. I then make two copies; one called movies_family and the other movies_mature. I then delete all the "mature" movies from the family movie db and all the 'kid' movies from the mature movie db. I create two sets of movie screens and password protect the 'mature' screens. While its not as elegant a solution as sorting via the DB, it not that big a deal to do (the manual editing of my 300 movie DB takes just a few minutes and you only have to do it once) and it works perfectly.

Are you uploading and downloading your database from DVD profiler like I am? If so would I have to sort and split the database everytime I import the .xml file from dvd profiler? I guess I could create two accounts with dvd profiler...one account for movie_family and one account for movie_mature...any thoughts??
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Postby BaddaBing on Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:33 pm

Yes, I am using DVD Profiler, and no, you do not need to create seperate databases. When importing the Profiler data using the "On Line" setting under DVD Profiler Settings limits the import to the movies that are in the xlobby movie db you are importing into.

Secondly, I have split my movie storage into family/mature directories, IE: mediaserver/movies/mature & mediaserver/movies/family. This allows me to have unique paths for each DB, allowing me to do refreshes and updates without having to manually parse the DB again.
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Postby sharp_1 on Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:03 pm

Opps!! Forgot to mention that I have my movie collection offline in a megachanger so my database fuction may not work the same way. I'm not sure how I could update/refresh my dvd profiler data without overwriting my collection.xml file everytime I do an update???
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Postby BaddaBing on Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:05 pm

In that case two DB instances of Profiler would make perfect sense - put mature titles in one and family friendly movies in the other - then when you update you just import the appropriate XML file.
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Your current HT skin

Postby charles2006 on Fri May 05, 2006 8:07 pm

Hello,
I was wondering if I could get you to part with your wonderfull skin you are currently using, as I am far from a skin designer, however I do know the xlobby application very well and can redo your internals shall we say i am sure easily. However our HT are very similar, I too front projector and touch panel, i am actually using your current heavy metal, but i love your opening screen and 'little' touches you put into the personal one.

so if you want to share it ..i would be greatly appreciated. From one software eng. to another.

Thank you
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Postby BaddaBing on Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:21 am

Just added a movie file of my Home Theater skin in action - see first post in this thread
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Postby sharp_1 on Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:27 pm

Awesome functionality...I like the screen dimming option.
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Postby vicom on Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:59 pm

I've never drooled that much... excellent stuff...
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