Quote:"…Is there a way to display a nice size cover of the CD, album info, and artist background images while you listen to an album? There must be ways to make the Music feature of the Hub as sexy as the Video support!"
When it comes to that I have good news and bad news:
If have a nice big display of the cover art working in a theme I´m working on.
Also song title, album name and genre of the song playing are working fine.
The only problem is to get the artist’s name. It´s is in the @@artist variable. But in an akward way. This variable is used for other things too, and therefore sometimes holds the artist’s name, but of a selected song, not the one that’s playing,. Sometimes it’s hold no data at all.
The only solution I know of the display the artist name, is the one used in the original theme: use the variable @@panel_info, but that holds the song´s name, artist´s name and album name in one string.
BTW the styling of all this is handled by the audio_ex_playing.xml file
The selection menus are in other files. I can find their file names if you need those.