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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)

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It's quite easy to do yourself.

 

Select a friends episode as normal with TG in manual mode (can even be one you have one already as you wont be saving it).

 

Once it prepares the sheet for you. Go to bottom right box called Moviesheet editor and select the movie thumb.

 

If you go over to the far left under search results, choose a picture you want (a generic one for a folder full of seasons)

Click the green tick under the cover window, this will move the picture inside the frame at the bottom right.

 

Then click the blue disk in the bottom right window "save original moviesheet to disk somewhere". Save it as folder.jpg and boom you have a nice folder thumb.

 

What I do is select episode 1 of Season 1 and create a Season 1 folder.jpg, select episode 1 of Season 2 to create a Season 2. jpg and so on for the actual Season folder.jpgs.

 

 

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)


Tinwarble wrote:

DeVicious wrote:
People who make themselves blind to valuable informations are called...... *drum roll+......"Politicians" :smileylol: (just kidding)7

And people who fall asleep while watching movies/TV and don't remember were they left off are called...............Girls. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Oh, how many times have I heard, "what were we watching last night before I feel asleep"?

are handling png's, it is quiet capable of doing so.  The problem is with the firmware design, not the hardware.

lol :smileyvery-happy: i am not ashamed to fall asleep after an 18 hours work day :smileyhappy: 

I actually got my 10 seasons of Friends just for that purpose since I have seen it 100s of times already :heart:

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)

18 hr work days, I wish mine were that short. :smileysad:  Mine are running into 2 day work days with about 3 hrs sleep between.

 

That's why I haven't had time to work on any theme projects.  But when you are your own boss that's the way it goes.

I just found out my brain has been under going Beta Testing........and there will probably not be a official firmware release.?
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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)


wdtvhub wrote:

DeVicious

 

Been playing with large thumbs in another view today.

 

Picture 1 is fine when static, but Picture 2 shows what happens when I go to the next page. It does redraw ok in a second, but just for a short time it's a mess ?

 

http://s12.postimage.org/ioh7vy07h/WDTVLive_Hub_2012_04_12_18_36_59.jpg

 

 

http://s15.postimage.org/ov2p4sv4b/WDTVLive_Hub_2012_04_12_18_34_14.jpg

 

 

 

 

Any idea what is doing this, is it a certain overlay/picture ?


stuff happens......

first of all this design really breaks my heart. please warn me when you kill something i consider my baby :smileylol:

The snapshot in Picture 2 is the result of poor coding on your part, you didn't bring all elements into the right dimensions that's why the Bluray is cut off on top. The Blank Bluray is the no cover art symbol, it appears when covers aren't rendered yet and completely normal to appear in this way, it just needs to be done right and it doesn't look so bad.

I am surprised this is catching your eye and not the too large font on bottom or the displacement of the diffusion image that is not wide enough for your covers (use the same technique as I made for you for your shelf) or the artefacts drawn from mirror covers because the gap between the too covers is too wide and the difusion image is not made for these covers....

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)


Kazgor wrote:

ah Friends... how i miss it... 

 

ahway DeVi.... do you have Thumbs covers for your Series... so for Friends... you have a cover and in there will be the Season folers (1,2,3,4,5 etc)

 

I am at the moment using the Movie Thumb to make the Folders stand out compare to the TV Thumbs... i was thinking maybe with your super eye for design you might create a Series Thumb, maybe even slightly based from the Genre design.. ie with that RED Bar.. that can be generated via TG.

 

Just a thought... :smileyhappy:


2 Answers to that, one might surprise you....

 

1) why using movie thumbs for that if you can check the EXTRA THUMBNAIL which creates the folder.jpg

2) about the series thumb that is a really good idea, i am not sure if I would use it for myself but I will definately do it

it should not be done exactly like the genre covers (can't be done) but i know how it could work, after all these shows usually have covers that capture the series quite well, one should not destroy that. I will send you a beta version when I have it.

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)

Haha sorry to trash your hard work. But ALL the themes once implemented are too slow for me bar the stock ones, and they look terrible. I went through all this with earlier firmwares and Joeys work, no doubt I will end up there again :smileyhappy:

 

As far as my coding skilss go, yeah its hack and bash, but the images you see half drawn do draw correctly once the pictures stop moving, I think its more to do with buffers/memory or a setting somewhere. Or as I am guessing you mean I have to increase the size of the no cover art, which is strange as this seems to have scaled up to suit when a cover is not there.

 

Yes I concur, I was going to fix the smaller things later :smileyhappy:

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)


wdtvhub wrote:

It's quite easy to do yourself.

 

Select a friends episode as normal with TG in manual mode (can even be one you have one already as you wont be saving it).

 

Once it prepares the sheet for you. Go to bottom right box called Moviesheet editor and select the movie thumb.

 

If you go over to the far left under search results, choose a picture you want (a generic one for a folder full of seasons)

Click the green tick under the cover window, this will move the picture inside the frame at the bottom right.

 

Then click the blue disk in the bottom right window "save original moviesheet to disk somewhere". Save it as folder.jpg and boom you have a nice folder thumb.

 

What I do is select episode 1 of Season 1 and create a Season 1 folder.jpg, select episode 1 of Season 2 to create a Season 2. jpg and so on for the actual Season folder.jpgs.

 

 


why don't you tick the Extra Thumbnail button which will make you the official cover for the season saves it automatically as folder.jpg into the right location that is used later on the episode thumbnails as well. This is literally no extra work.

 

Kazgor was referring to series thumbs as a main image for the show main folder, this should not be done without a proper template if you want a decent result.

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)


wdtvhub wrote:

Haha sorry to trash your hard work. But ALL the themes once implemented are too slow for me bar the stock ones, and they look terrible. I went through all this with earlier firmwares and Joeys work, no doubt I will end up there again :smileyhappy:

 

As far as my coding skilss go, yeah its hack and bash, but the images you see half drawn do draw correctly once the pictures stop moving, I think its more to do with buffers/memory or a setting somewhere. Or as I am guessing you mean I have to increase the size of the no cover art, which is strange as this seems to have scaled up to suit when a cover is not there.

 

Yes I concur, I was going to fix the smaller things later :smileyhappy:


alrighty then

if things are too slow for you, you should really consider going back to the old firmware and use Joeys theme, it can't get faster than that unless you depend on the new firmware then you need to take what the hub can offer at this point, it's not much in terms of speed (unfortunately)

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)

Ah...well I beg to differ in this case. I just created these about 30 mins ago with the way I explained

 

So I have this on the outer folders

http://s17.postimage.org/ckgoasfxr/WDTVLive_Hub_2012_04_12_20_37_22.jpg

 

And inside each season

http://s16.postimage.org/48pxj8ez9/WDTVLive_Hub_2012_04_12_20_39_42.jpg (episodes messed up...grr)

 

The reason why I do this is because I go to the effort of using Thumbs with Bluray covers for each episode, so I like to keep that theme for the main folders :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: BLACK MAMBA by DeVicious V1.3 (Big Update April 11th 2012)

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@wdtvhub,

 

No, it has nothing to do with buffering or memory.  The problem is with your coding, most likely the marquee settings.  If it only does this when change pages, then it most difintely your marquee settings.

I just found out my brain has been under going Beta Testing........and there will probably not be a official firmware release.?
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