Since I originally did this theme, I have been tweaking it here and there. This theme works w/ the latest firmware (1.07.15). This latest version uses pretty much the same homescreen with a little tweak: The background image changes based on the weather/time of day. This is something I saw as apart of the original Alaska theme for XBMC and thought people here might like this option as well. Thus you can change the home screen based on the weather and/or daytime/night time. The images that can be changed are located in the folder image\accu_weather. There are about 20 image files that can be modified.
If this is something you are not interested in, you can modify the following line in the file “inc_weather.xml” to remove it:
You will then have whatever backdrop you choose for your background.
I’ve also modified the different thumbnail displays for the video & music sections. The active item should now appear to standout while the non-selected items should be sort of grayed out. See the screen-shots for a better description. I’ve also added back the default movie posters in the gallery view. The issue people were experiencing w/ the dashboard should also be fixed now. Links to the theme and screenshots are provided below:
Home Screen Home Screen (@ Night)
Video Browse Video Gallery
Music Browse Album Playback
Feel free to provide any feedback/issues you might have. And the link for the old theme still works if you prefer that instead. Thanks.
This theme is inspired by the Alaska theme & a few other of themes that were done originally for XBMC. This home screen portion of this theme was originally done by JoeySymth for the Live Hub and all the credit for it should go to him.
The video, music, & photo sections of the theme were done to try and maximize the number of items that can be viewed and to also provide as much information as possible without the use of movie sheets.
A couple of screen shots are provided below.
Home Screen Video Gallery
Video Browse Video List
Music Browse Services Browse
This theme was developed on/for Firmware 1.04.12. It has not been fully tested on 1.05.18. It should work but there maybe a few glitches. The link to download the theme is below:
To install the theme, log into the WDTV Live and upload the downloaded theme under “Appearances”. It usually takes a few minutes to upload.
Thanks to Joey Smyth, Tinwarble, PyschoTHC, and the others on the Live Hub theme board for all the information they have posted on how to theme and tips on how to things work with in the themes. If you are looking to modify this theme further, I would highly suggest going over to the theme section for the live hub (http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Hub-Themes/bd-p/hub_themes) and read/learn as much as you can. There is a ton of information available there on how to modify themes and what you can/can’t do with them. Please read this to try and find your own answers before posting here. Thanks and enjoy.