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Fennec
Posts: 147
Registered: ‎12-24-2011
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Theme Help

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This is my first attempt at editing a theme, and I'm working on Alaska for the SMP. I know this is the HUB theme forum, but I doubt my questions would be very difficult to answer. So some help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Here's a link to the theme - http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Streaming-Discussions/Alaska-Theme-for-WDTV-Live-Streaming-fo...

 

1.) I'm trying to change the default Mochi backdrop. Desertwedge told me that the file is "RV_BG.png" but I've never been able to get that backdrop to display. The SMP always displays the default Mochi backdrop. Any ideas? I've actually got my own backdrop that I'm trying to display.

 

2.) How should I update my changes to this theme via the SMP? Currently I just delete the Alaska theme from my SMP, move my graphic edits to the "Alaska_1.zip" and re-up it to the SMP, but that's very tedious and I'm sure there's an easier way.

 

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Tinwarble
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Re: Theme Help

A: 1.) The default backdrop is actually "RV-BG.jpg" not "RV_BG.png".  It's a "-" not an "_" and ".jpg" not ".png".

 

A: 2.) That's about all you can do.  WD did not make it easy to change user installed themes on the SMP.

 

 

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Fennec
Posts: 147
Registered: ‎12-24-2011
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Re: Theme Help

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Hi Tinwarble, thanks for the response! You are awesome!


Yeah, I took a look at your theming tips thread right after I made my post and noticed the error in the file name - http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Hub-Themes/Some-tips-on-theming/td-p/144024/highlight/true


1.) As for making theme changes on the SMP - desertwedge had this to say, but I don't understand what he means - perhaps you could clarify?


"To upload your changes, just make a zip of the files INSIDE the "alaska" folder. If you make a zip of the folder "alaska", it will not work. Then just upload via the web interface. If all goes well it should give you a message that the upload was successful."


I do not see any "alaska" folder inside "Alaska_1.zip" so *shrugs*


2.) Any idea on how I would create a dashboard select in XML for this theme?

 

3.) What XML file and text changes the positioning of the synopsis border and text?


4.) Do .png's on the HUB cause the UI to respond in a sluggish manner? Also do you know of any nice .jpg cover box templates that would work with your mojo themes?

 

Thanks

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drizzt09
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Re: Theme Help

1. Zip ALL the contents within the main ALASKA theme folder... but NOT the main ALASKA theme folder itself

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Fennec
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Re: Theme Help

There is no Alaska theme folder. There is only the Alaska.zip file that you upload through the web interface.

*confused*

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drizzt09
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Re: Theme Help

If you extract the zip. Is it a single folder full of files and folders or is it all files and folders direct in the zip?
If its a single folder. Its wrong
If its a bunch of folders/files its right. Also can't have compression on the zip(store)
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Running Firmware 3.05 with ALASKA RESURFACE.
Please vote for Wall mode with Trailer and
BlackBerry Smartphone/ BlackBerry PlayBook application
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Fennec
Posts: 147
Registered: ‎12-24-2011
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Re: Theme Help

If you unzip "Alaska_1.zip" you get an "image" folder a "screenshot" folder and all the XML's 

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drizzt09
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Re: Theme Help

OK well then you have the zip properly for the Streamer. That is all he was instructing in #1

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Regular Advisor
Fennec
Posts: 147
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Re: Theme Help

Wondering if anyone might happen to know the .XML file name & text for the Alaska dashboard icon placements.

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desertwedge
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Registered: ‎11-29-2011
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Re: Theme Help

 

Fennec wrote:

Wondering if anyone might happen to know the .XML file name & text for the Alaska dashboard icon placements.


The file name is rv_home.xml.  The file just calls for there to be five icons shown.  The width of the icons (w=320) dictates their horizontal location on the screen.

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