02-19-2011 05:38 PM - edited 03-02-2011 03:10 PM
I have been working on several themes, but because I have limited time to work on them and it may be who knows when when I get them completed, I thought I'd just start a Mini-Theming thread for those who may be working themes but don't have time to get a complete one out. And this might help others who do have time to work on themes to get some out faster, but if you use someone elses ideas, please make sure you give them credit.
This is for posting xmls, icons, etc. that are changes from other themes but that will work with current themes available. Also, if you have genre icons or backgrounds this might be a good place to post those things too.
Here's a few of my changes:
Larger Music Cover Art: This will give you a larger cover art view when play music. Should work with any theme and will also automatically change the cover art for ablums played using a playlist.
UPDATE: This is an update of the music Play Album view (as shown above). This update includes a new lightbar, as well as a frame for the larger cover art. The lightbar is now wider and the song counter, favorite, and rating stars are now moved farther to the right and gives more room for longer song names. Give it a go, see what you think.
P.S. I will leave the link for the one above up for those that want that view.
Larger Thumbnail in Gallery View: This wil show a larger Thumbnail on the focused thumbnail. Also moves page count and left right arrows to the top and gets rid of the dashboard, fitler, etc. icons at the top. It also changes the postion of the metadata (it's a slight change, mainly moves everything up and adds more lines for overview). If you use this with the Anodized theme, make sure you copy the new "video_browse_gallery_overlay.png" to the Gallery folder. This also fixes the issue with folder icons not showing up in the metadata plane (where the larger icon appears). Sorry, no fix for folder metadata, this is a firmware issue.
(UPDATE - 2-23-11) This has been updated to fix issue with rating and favorite icon in the wrong place.
(UPDATE AGAIN - 2-24-11) Fixed issue with "OVERVIEW" displaying incorrectly.
Animated Icons: These are replacement icons for the Anodized animated icons. If you use make sure that you modify the "inc_rv_home_menu_node.xml" to match the correct animation numbers as needed.
Weather Icons: This includes new weather icons, just copy the folder in the zip to the "image" folder.
Sorry for the terrible photo quality, I'll try to get some better shots later.
02-19-2011 10:08 PM
02-20-2011 01:26 PM - edited 03-02-2011 03:11 PM
Here's some more Music changes.
Music Thumbnails: This is for larger Music Thumbnails. This stlll gives you 12 icons per page, but with much larger Cover Art. This is mainly for the Anodized theme, basically because that is what the new icons are for, although if you modify the icons it should work for any theme or you can just use the icons I've made, but it will not match any other theme. Anyway, give it try and let me know if you like it.
Here's a render of how each thumbnail looks. Or check it out HERE.
02-22-2011 06:38 AM - edited 02-22-2011 06:55 AM
I like this idea of code snippets.
Weather and Time minimod: This is just a rewritten decoration.xml and 2 images to be included in any theme. It let's you change or get rid of the annoying black boxes behind the weather and time in the upper right corner of the screen, a rounded semitransparent background is included. As it does not change inc_weather.xml or any of the images in the accu_weather folder, chances are good this will be acceptable by WD to get your theme in their official download list.
P.S. Thanks again Tinwarble for pointing me to Mediafire to upload files to. Consider this a token of my gratitude :-)
02-22-2011 09:16 PM
02-23-2011 12:49 AM
maybe it's time to emigrate to a new forum or "wd live hub" section of a current forum
Especially to concentrate and harmonize the knowledge base about Theme, Tips or other goodies
It's very anarchic and difficult to follow development
It's my feeling
02-23-2011 05:32 PM - edited 02-25-2011 12:41 AM
This is a modified List view. This will affect Music & Photos as well as Videos when viewing them in list mode. Give it a try, see what you think!!! Read the README file on how to install.
02-25-2011 04:55 AM
Hey Tinwarble!! Great job, on the list view.