BackgroundManager plugin can use random fanart on movies, series music...

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Lehmden, September 17, 2014.

  1. Lehmden
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    Hi.
    The BackgroundManager plugin enables a skinner to alter the background of the home screen based on the focussed menu item. This is a nice feature but I have an idea to extend this. If a menu item gets focus that navigate to a plugin with lots of different fanart (Movies, Series, Music) it would be nice if the plugin is able to show a random fanart from selected type as home screen background. E.G. if the focus is on series the plugin provides a random series fanart as background. ATM it shows the default series background but it would be nice if it could show e.g. a "Game of Thrones" or "Castle" or "Falling Skies" fanart instead... And a timeout for this could be nice also. After e.g. one minute the fanart is replaced by another one...


     
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    It seems, that this plugin is not availaible for MP1. It would be great if it would work with Mp1 also.
     
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    Hi.
    This plugin can't be ported to MP1, I'm afraid. In MP1 the skinner needs to work this out inside the skin. It's possible in MP1 but a lot more work for the skinner. E.G. the PureVision HD skin can provide this. I'm sure other skins are also able to do so.
     
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    Pity but in time when I change to MP2 I will have it anyway.
     
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