XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

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XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby defrag on Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:55 pm

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XPro:
After a very long wait and a bit of prodding from Marbles.... I give you my XPro skin.
-1360x768 default resolution
-designed for remote

http://www.xlobby.com/files/defrag/xpro.zip

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Hi all!!!

This was built on the last freeware version which it is in everyday use. Although I have tested it with the latest pre-release and it seems happy enough.

OK, there will need to be some explanations...

1. I use xoapweather instead of the default xweather
2. The main menu has been simplified for general use (there is a menu-tech.xml in the folder which is the menu I use which looks like this)
3. The network page and my menu screen uses my xWol plugin
4. All my databases (apart from music and pictures) are built from xAnt so the TV and Radio etc may not work for you - just use what you can
5. The offline events are split between movies and TV and have a seperate script to fire, so if you need the XScriptNG script, just let me know.
6. Navigation. All my nav is done with the remote. Generally I use up and down in the cats to switch pages and left/right to break into the menu buttons - works fo me!!!
7. No zoning - have no need at the mo
8. No PPC - maybe soon - just rip one from another skin!!!
9. 1360x768 and there will be a 1024x768 version coming for touchscreens
10. Can't think of anything else... so piccy time!!

EDIT: These images are too wide for the forum :D so you can also grab them here, here, here and here. These images are degraded gifs, so do not really convey the smoothness of the screens.

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Oh yeah, there are 2 zoomplayer screens included. I use Girder now for Zoomplayer, which works a lot better for me.

Enjoy!!!
Last edited by defrag on Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:38 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby joebob2006 on Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:41 am

wow, dont take this the wrong way, but i actually really like this skin.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby m_ski on Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:10 am

defrag,

That skin looks fantastic, so simple and clean looking. Great work.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby defrag on Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:19 am

Cheers guys! It's been a long time in dev, still things to tweak...always!!!

Enjoy!!
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby Marbles_00 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:44 pm

:D The expression says it all.
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    -UnRAID box
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are all discussed.

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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby bakerpr on Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:57 am

Great Skin which seems to tick all my boxes.
Just need to figure out how to use the tv episode menus since using the default skin I have been using the video menu.
I use ant movie catelogue but it does't seem to simply be a case of saving the relevant named xml file in xant plugin.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby defrag on Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:26 am

Thanks for the compliment!! I lap those up :D

How are you storing your episodes in ANT?

As a quick recap on how to save TV episodes, you use the Original Title field to split series up e.g.

1. Babylon 5
2. Babylon 5|Season 1
3. Babylon 5|Season 1|01. Babylon 5|Season 1|01. Midnight on the Firing Line

here's a piccy to show you better...

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notice also I use the media label to store the air date and here's the xant template I use just to round it all off

Code: Select all
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<database>
   <sortorder>sorttitle</sortorder>
   <sortable>
      <sort>actors</sort>
      <sort>title</sort>
      <sort>sorttitle</sort>
      <sort>genre</sort>
      <sort>director</sort>
      <sort>year</sort>
      <sort>rating</sort>
      <sort>name</sort>
   </sortable>
   <template>tv</template>
   <paths>
   </paths>
   <item>
      <parameter>$$ITEM_URL</parameter>
      <coverart>$$ITEM_PICTUREFILENAME</coverart>
      <display>$$ITEM_TRANSLATEDTITLE</display>
      <offline>$$ITEM_BORROWER</offline>
      <information>
         <name>$$ITEM_ORIGINALTITLE</name>
         <title>$$ITEM_ORIGINALTITLE</title>
         <sorttitle>$$ITEM_TRANSLATEDTITLE</sorttitle>
         <director>$$ITEM_DIRECTOR</director>
         <runtime>$$ITEM_LENGTH</runtime>
         <plot>$$ITEM_DESCRIPTION</plot>
         <actors>$$ITEM_ACTORS</actors>
         <year>$$ITEM_YEAR</year>
         <genre>$$ITEM_CATEGORY</genre>
         <rating>$$ITEM_RATING/10</rating>
         <date>$$ITEM_MEDIA</date>
         <number>$$ITEM_NUMBER</number>
         <disc>$$ITEM_SOURCE</disc>
      </information>
   </item>
</database>


Hope that helps!!!!
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby bakerpr on Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:42 am

Thanks

It seems I have been using the same principles for my videos as your tv episodes but do I need to save the xml file as a specific filename since I can not seem to get tv to load in xlobby. Btw Movies from ant load fine.

Sorry, I had forgotten to update the plugin ini file.

Works great now.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby defrag on Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:52 am

OK, how about this...

The tv episodes screen has only one category, but is fed by more than one database!!

I have 5 databases (listed by actual db name), tv.xml, sport.xml, documentaries.xml, comedy.xml and anime.xml. In the event manager have a look in the series folder, you will see some set db events, this points the category to the correct database. Now go to the TV Episodes screen and open up the skin editor, look at the database entry for the category, it is set by default to my tv.xml database, the buttons set the category to different db's.
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Re: XPro Skin (Very modem heavy images - beware!!!)

Postby bakerpr on Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:00 pm

Thanks again,
I will give multi db a go also.

Have managed to get relevant ant database info into xlobby database but the individual buttons do not seem to activate the database info.

Also is it possible to get episode decription text direcly fron ant into skin.
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