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Offline vuilnis

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 03:53:01 pm »
I already posted my addition to the models.xml, furthermore in settings I set the quality of the cover image to 100% (but I don't let TViXiE scrape that anyway) and the quality of the background image to 97%. This is used when rendering the background so it needs to be set. With my background size of 1280x720 it results in jpg's that are mostly below 500kb. This is my template.xml, in which the most noticeable changes are the use of %TITLEPATH%\%TITLE% (%YEAR%)-fanart.jpg for background and %TITLEPATH%\%TITLE% (%YEAR%).tbn for cover.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Template>
  <Settings>
    <Directors Separator=", " MaximumValues="1" />
    <Actors Separator=", " MaximumValues="5" />
    <Genres Separator=", " MaximumValues="5" />
    <Rating FileName="%PATH%\star_yellow_24x24.png" />
  </Settings>
  <ImageDrawTemplate SDKVersion="2.0">
    <OutputImageSettings ColorDepth="Format32bppAlpha" ImageFormat="Jpeg" JpegCompressionLevel="80" Dpi="96" />
    <Canvas AutoSize="False" CenterElements="False" Height="720" Width="1280" Fill="Solid,16777215,-16777216,BackwardDiagonal,-1,-16777216,0,,Tile,None,50,100,,,,0,0,0,0,Line,True" />
    <Elements>
      <ImageElement Name="Background" X="0" Y="0" Width="0" Height="0" Source="File" Offset="0" MultiPageIndex="-1" SourceData="%TITLEPATH%\%TITLE% (%YEAR%)-fanart.jpg" NullImageUrl="" SourceDpi="72" Dpi="300" />
      <ImageElement Name="Panel" X="345" Y="208" Width="820" Height="362" Source="File" Offset="0" MultiPageIndex="-1" SourceData="%PATH%/panel.png" NullImageUrl="">
        <Actions>
          <AdjustOpacity Opacity="90" />
        </Actions>
      </ImageElement>
      <ImageElement Name="Cover" X="125" Y="170" Width="300" Height="450" Source="File" Offset="0" MultiPageIndex="-1" SourceData="%TITLEPATH%\%TITLE% (%YEAR%).tbn" NullImageUrl="" SourceDpi="100" Dpi="300">
        <Actions>
          <RoundCorners BorderColor="-16777216" BorderWidth="0" Roundness="10" Corners="All" />
          <GlassTable ReflectionLocation="Custom" ReflectionLocationX="0" ReflectionLocationY="0" ReflectionOpacity="0" ReflectionPercentage="0" />
          <PerspectiveView Angle="0" Orientation="RightToLeft" />
        </Actions>
      </ImageElement>
      <ImageElement Name="DVD Case" X="76" Y="154" Width="367" Height="486" Source="File" Offset="0" MultiPageIndex="-1" SourceData="%PATH%/clearcase.png" NullImageUrl="" />
      <ImageElement Name="RatingStars" X="2122" Y="274" Width="90" Height="40" Source="Base64String" Offset="0" MultiPageIndex="-1" SourceData="%RATINGSTARS%" NullImageUrl="" Dpi="300" />
      <TextElement Name="Title" X="440" Y="217" Width="600" Height="50" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,26,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%TITLE%" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Year" X="1030" Y="217" Width="115" Height="50" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,26,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%YEAR%" TextAlignment="TopRight" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Genre" X="444" Y="256" Width="645" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,13,True,True,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%GENRES%" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Plot" X="440" Y="275" Width="725" Height="195" AutoSize="False" Multiline="True" Font="Corbel,17,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%PLOT%" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias">
        <Actions>
          <Glow Color="-16777216" Opacity="0" Softness="0" />
        </Actions>
      </TextElement>
      <TextElement Name="Actors Text" X="440" Y="480" Width="89" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="True" Font="Corbel,18,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="Actors:" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Actors" X="530" Y="482" Width="635" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,16,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%ACTORS%" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Directors Text" X="440" Y="506" Width="106" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,18,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="Director:" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Directors" X="545" Y="508" Width="620" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="True" Font="Corbel,16,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%DIRECTORS%" TextAlignment="TopLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Runtime text" X="440" Y="535" Width="111" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,18,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="Runtime:" TextAlignment="MiddleLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Runtime" X="552" Y="535" Width="95" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,16,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%RUNTIME% min." TextAlignment="MiddleLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Rating Text" X="917" Y="535" Width="161" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,18,True,False,False,False,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="IMDB Rating:" TextAlignment="MiddleLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
      <TextElement Name="Rating" X="1080" Y="535" Width="85" Height="25" AutoSize="False" Multiline="False" Font="Corbel,16,Point,,0" ForeColor="-1" StrokeColor="-16777216" StrokeWidth="0" Text="%RATING%" TextAlignment="MiddleLeft" TextQuality="AntiAlias" />
    </Elements>
  </ImageDrawTemplate>
</Template>

Then I tell TViXiE to scrape only the movie info, cast and director and rating from IMDB, so it uses the pictures I already had scraped by EMM. I use only IMDB because that's fastest and I don't have to make another choise ;)
Mede8er MED500X v4b2
Audio: Digital out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: HDMI Downmix / Night mode ON
Video: HDMI out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: PAL,1080i 60Hz,24Hz OFF,16:9
Source: Wired Network > Windows XP SP3 SMB shares / D-Link DNS-323 NAS

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 02:49:06 pm »
The focus right now is to debug the new firmware so we can get it out, but it has been discussed that we could have for example 2 files - one the folder.jpg for folder preview display, and the about.jpg which could be hard-coded for full-screen display instead of simply maximising the first JPG.

If the file format could be improved then we could open this for discussion - perhaps start a thread for 'Mede8er file naming standards' and discuss what you would consider to be standards to an 'info' synopsis page - i.e. about.jpg and a cover art file, etc...

Perhaps it is still early for this support to be embedded into 3rd party applications as we haven't yet settled and still have a long road to travel...
How about making the filenames to be used default to about.jpg and folder.jpg but then be user configurable - that way any combination can be catered for and users can set the files to point to whatever files they may already have.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 07:59:12 pm »
Thnx Vuilnis for your instructions on how to use TVIX. Great tool.

I've configured EMM to only make the folder.jpg and fanart.jpg in the folder where the movie is.

Based on your instructions I let TVIX collect the rating, movie info and director info from IMDB.
Because I like the movie description in Dutch (easier for my kids :) ) I then search for the movie in moviemeter.nl and copy/paste the movie description in TVIX (edit Movie -> plot).
And voila a nice "about.jpg".
Unfortunately the "age-rating" is missing. But still a great tool.




« Last Edit: January 13, 2010, 09:58:02 pm by cleintje »

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010, 10:16:20 pm »
Happy to see my guide has been useful. Also nice to see what others make of their "about.jpg", let's inspire everybody!
Mede8er MED500X v4b2
Audio: Digital out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: HDMI Downmix / Night mode ON
Video: HDMI out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: PAL,1080i 60Hz,24Hz OFF,16:9
Source: Wired Network > Windows XP SP3 SMB shares / D-Link DNS-323 NAS

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 10:01:51 pm »
Another example. I love this tool.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2010, 06:49:22 pm »
Latest Tvixie version http://www.tvixie.com/downloads.php supports Mede8er directly in Models list, and automatic FanArt (backdrops) download.

Question: what is the best picture size for about.jpg image. In this Tvixie version for Mede8er is set 1920X1080 pixels.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2010, 09:34:48 pm »
Resolution depends on your tv set and personal taste, I think 1920 is too much, but if you got a huge screen you might think different. Also, you have to keep it under 500 kb. For me 1280x720 works (but then again I haven't got a full HD television), often at 100% or else at about 95-98% quality. But actual compression depends on the picture. If you're worried about loss of quality through compression, mede8er seems to support .png also.
Mede8er MED500X v4b2
Audio: Digital out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: HDMI Downmix / Night mode ON
Video: HDMI out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: PAL,1080i 60Hz,24Hz OFF,16:9
Source: Wired Network > Windows XP SP3 SMB shares / D-Link DNS-323 NAS

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2010, 10:17:08 am »
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Latest Tvixie version http://www.tvixie.com/downloads.php supports Mede8er directly in Models list, and automatic FanArt

Thanks for this trigger, sounds great!

I am gonne give it a try....
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 11:12:47 am by Maasbommel »
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2010, 11:14:07 am »
Just played with this new Tvixie version with Mede8er support in it and fanart.

It really looks fantastic, no need anymore to use EMM for me...., Tvixie now does it all!

Tvixie is now a great tool, easy to use for the beginner with a very nice result.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 02:35:10 pm by Maasbommel »
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2010, 10:22:27 pm »
The new version works very good for me. Although I've changed the resolution back to 1280x720 for the Mede8er model.
I wil keep EMM for the Fanart because Tvixie does not offer the extra option (Change Fanart Download) EMM has.
This gives me the option to choose my own background.

I've played around with a very good template Cold 720p from Dolu (thnx Dolu). Hope you like the result.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2010, 12:20:44 am »
I will keep combining EMM and TViXiE too, as I like to keep the structure I have now, which is more suitable for use with XBMC, also EMM gives me an good overview of  "completeness", that is if subtitles are already available etc. But agreed, this is a very usefull update, it will do for most people who are just starting out and want results fast and easy.
Mede8er MED500X v4b2
Audio: Digital out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: HDMI Downmix / Night mode ON
Video: HDMI out > Philips HD Ready TV
Setting: PAL,1080i 60Hz,24Hz OFF,16:9
Source: Wired Network > Windows XP SP3 SMB shares / D-Link DNS-323 NAS

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2010, 09:08:06 am »
Just a tip for the new Tvixie version and the fanart background pictures.

When in Tvixie just click in the menu on top on View and then on Fanart.
This will open a search window where you can manually search on fanart background pictures.
Works better like this, because you can also put of "return only exact Title matches"

This will enlarge the amount of fanart pictures Tvixie can find.
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2010, 08:17:02 pm »
I cannot seem to get this installed on Windows7 Ultimate. I keep getting error 2738. Anybody got any ideas?

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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2010, 09:28:10 pm »
Is it the 64 bit version?
Have you already looked at the Tvixie forum and maybe also did a post over there?
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Re: tvixie support Meder8er
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2010, 05:55:06 am »
No, it's the 32bit version. I've haven't posted it there yet, but I will do so.

Got around it by downloading the bin file and just extract the files. ???
« Last Edit: January 21, 2010, 02:41:34 pm by ArCadE »