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Discussion in 'X-Factor' started by cul8er, August 7, 2009.

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  1. Ingram

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    I can't even install this? When I click on the mpe1 file I get a message out it being an old file type, or something, and then some more error messages and nothing happens.


     
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    Try right-clicking it and use "open with" and browse to MediaPortal. I think that should work.
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    I think you have to use MPInstaller.exe, in the same folder as Mediaportal.exe
     
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    Thanks, got it running :)

    EDIT: Nice skin and all, but I'm afraid I won't be using it, as much as it pains me not to.

    I don't like the basichome menu, none of them are suitable for me.

    All I want on the basichome is: Music, DVDs, Movies, TV, Series, Config.

    Alas, having such a small amount of menu items doesn't really work as far as I could tell.
     
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    Hi there :)

    - I'm having two 'major' problems with X-Factor. First I don't have any image as background in the home menu. Looking at the menu config menu in MP configuration, I don't have any image in all those menus that use Fanart as method of getting images. If I choose MultiImage or Single Image I have images (even though I have thrown some images in fanart skin folders and don't get anything).

    - I have edited some of the menus and in the horizontal view one of them isn't rotating between the options, I mean the options doesn't put at the 'center' (the colored place) when you press left or right. I have restarted the menu two times and has happened in different menus (last time was Games&Sports with two 'submenus', now is in Movies with three submenus). I've just added some submenus and deleted some of the default ones, nothing more.

    One question, this time not a 'problem'. Is it possible to add custom options to the Fanart plugin?, I mean, I have anime2 installed but doesn't seem appropriate to have the fanart plugin manage the backgrounds if it only has 'movies' ' tvseries', etc.... not an appropriate option.

    :D

    EDIT: I forgot to mention I'm using MP 1.1 beta, and the latest X-Factor and Moving Pictures skin files on a Win 7 x86 machine
     
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    I wouldn't brush it off so fast. There is a menu editor in the plugins section. This allows you to build the basichome menu with whichever options you like.

    There's a bug in the menu editor file that prevents fanart from showing in basichome. There's a patch for it a few pages back in this thread. I still have some issues with "Pictures" but have the rest working fine.
     
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    Well, I'm here again..... that patch that D3tritus mentioned haven't worked for me :mad: I still have the issues with the backgrounds not showing in whatever menu is configured to use the fanart plugin and with the 'non rotating menu' (it's weird because in the vertical style home you can move the selection normally in all the menus).

    I also had the problem with the home reverting back to normal (not basic) every time I use the skin internal X-Factor configuration (to press multiple times the use MP 1.1 Beta animations as stated in some posts) and go back to home but it seems to be fixed now....all on it's own.

    It's very annoying and I'm about to give up with all this and use default skin.....and I hate the default skin.

    I've noticed that when you select one image in the menu config screen it only allows you to select .png format images. Could this be in some way related with the fanart plugin not showing images at all?. I've not looked at the 'default' images in the thumbs/skin fanart folder, but the images I have added are jpg's for sure........

    Anyway GREAT skin, even though is driving me crazy :D
     
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    Some more reading for Ingram:
    XFactorMainMenu - x-factor - Customizing your X-Factor basichome menu. - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
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    I spent a few hours fiddling with the menu editor, and I could have probably come up with something usable, but still a bit silly.

    Also I was encountering the broken fanart pictures which just made the whole experience worse.

    Since I have only a few menu items I want on the Basic Home, I came up with the following...

    DVD -> Play DVD
    Music -> Play Music, Play List, Now Playing
    Movies -> Play DVD, Moving Pictures, Trailers
    TV - Live TV, TV Guide, Recorded TV, etc
    Series - TV Series
    Config - Plugins, Settings
    Exit - Exit, Reboot, Restart

    I guess it makes sense? There isn't much else I could do really. I don't care for Weather, photos or games.
     
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