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Re: Fanart

Postby lpg on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:26 pm

So here is what I was thinking,

    Load the movies database - I am not planning on changing anthing in this db
    Allow the user to select which field to use for the title search, i.e sorttitle, name etc...
    If duplicates occur have user select which is the correct title
    Allow user to download all of the associated fanart or select which picts to get
    Have user create naming template to create unique names for the pics
    Identify where the picts should be stored

Are ther any other features you would like?
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Re: Fanart

Postby billberet on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:58 pm

here is a new one, straight up MOV, no mp4
this trailer is based off the origional 'newtrailer' file.

http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/newtrailer2.mov

or this one with a movie reel background
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/movie_reel.mov
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Re: Fanart

Postby Grooby on Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:05 am

Larry sounds good to me...we'll talk about actors and other stuff when the plugin is stable and up and running :wink: 8)

Are you planning to have it work from within the skin or from within setup out of interest or either?
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Re: Fanart

Postby lpg on Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:26 pm

I was first developing it as a standalone. But I could build it as a plugin interface or possibly a web interface. I am building it xmal/wpf in c#. I do not know how Xlobby will react if I open one of it's databases to read from while it is running. It would be great if Steven would create a webservice to query for data within Xlobby. That would open alot of possibilities.

If you continue to complete the fanart skin you teased us with would you need fields to be created in the Movies database? On themoviedb.org there are usually a number of good 1920x1080 backgrounds to download. Would there be a way to cycle through them? My interface allows you to create a unique name for each file like "The Man Who Knew Too Little - FA1".

Initially the site listed that the interface was only for non-comercial use but in the forums the site owner said it was ok.

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Re: Fanart

Postby S Pittaway on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:16 am

its fine... lots of plugins access the xlobby db's directly,

1 call the write to xml (xlobby event)
2 read it (eg movies.xml) into your plugin
3 process as you like
4 overright the xlobby copy of the db xml file
5 call the refresh db function to get xlobby to load the new db (xlobby event)...

I have a few plugins that do this - xmusic, xdatabase etc...
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Re: Fanart

Postby Grooby on Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Larry, whatever works for you i'm down with it :D

I was planning to incorporate all the fan art into a redesigned iphone/ipad skin. I think i'll strip out the pseudo iphone surround which will free up alot of screen room to concentrate on what xlobby does best which is control. More along the webserver screens i did.

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Re: Fanart

Postby lpg on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:37 pm

Sould we create a new db with a link back to the moviesdb? Or just do it through naming conventions like "<sortname>-FA1"
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Re: Fanart

Postby lpg on Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:53 am

S Pittaway wrote:its fine... lots of plugins access the xlobby db's directly


Thanks Sam, I do not know how the fanart will be implemented and do not know what fields if any will need to be add to the database.

I am hoping to have a pretty raw implementation to share soon.
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Re: Fanart

Postby billberet on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:42 am

another quick intro,

Here is the edited version for Xlobby, to use as a quick trailer
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/enjoytheshow.mov
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Re: Fanart

Postby billberet on Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:23 am

quick xlobby logo
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/xlobby.mov
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/xlobby2.mov


granted, they are just rough drafts, and it's almost 3am
time for a nap !!!!
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Re: Fanart

Postby lpg on Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:49 pm

billberet wrote:quick xlobby logo
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/xlobby.mov
http://www.cyberdyne-sys.com/upload/xlobby2.mov


granted, they are just rough drafts, and it's almost 3am
time for a nap !!!!

I like the first one.

What are you and Andy using to do this?
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Re: Fanart

Postby Grooby on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:27 pm

Nothing to do with me, all the talents of Bill going on here!
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Re: Fanart

Postby billberet on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:22 pm

i am using adobe after effects to create them
my plan is to randomly play a quick video before each movie when the trailer piece of XL is completed.
i've been creating them from scratch, hopefully they will get better over time!!!
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Re: Fanart

Postby billberet on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:52 pm

hey Groob, i sent you a PM.
i can help in creating a repository for you.
;)

***edit***
ok dokie
all set :)
enjoy

i am thinking we can use this repository to upload XL related files.
skins, pictures, XML pages, etc.
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Re: Fanart

Postby wesblack on Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:49 am

Bill,


Very cool videos. Could you output the files in .wmv or .avi format with and without sound. A version that animates slower would be cool as well. We are working on some new hardware and skin tools, ideas and want to feature them in the layout if possible.


If you have some free time could you call me at the office.Tel: 1-800-821-8536.


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