Black Glass Skin 2.8.1

Discussion in 'Black Glass' started by Tgx, December 24, 2011.

  1. Tgx
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    Black Glass is a skin for Mediaportal. The latest official version is 2.8.1 and works for Mediaportal 1.2.0. It has been designed to work for the 1280x720 resolution (HD Ready). The skin should be easy to use and has a simple and clear look. I took the Theater skin as design inspiration and the default Mediaportal Blue3wide skin as codebase.
    Fanart is supported in every screen.

    The skin has been designed to be used from the Basic Home screen. However, it works fine using the standard menu home screen. A stand alone skin editor is available. It lets you edit your favorite basic home buttons and customise the main color of the whole skin.

    You can download the skin here: Black Glass Skin 2.8.1 - MPE1 Package

    and the editor here: Black Glass 2.8.1 Basic Home Editor


    Using the Extras Package 2.8.1, several options are available:
    • Two layouts for TV/Radio Guide - 8 or 12 lines
    • Two layouts for myVideos shares - Posters or Thumbnails
    • Two layouts for Volume Osd - Centered squared or Top Horizontal
    • Three layouts for Osd - Border, Bottom or Top-Bottom
    • Three different sound schemes
    • Two different OSD Keyboards
    • Two different Tv Mini Guides
    • Possibility to remove static fanarts
    If you want to test the latest Black Glass SVN, follow the wiki page: Black Glass SVN.

    Wiki page here: Black Glass wiki


    A lot of plugins are supported:

    • AirPortal
    • Alarm
    • Anime 2
    • Blu-Ray / HD DVD plugin for Arcsoft player
    • Browse the Web
    • Burner
    • Chess
    • ClickMania
    • Clipta Video Search
    • Connect4
    • Daily Comics
    • Download Central
    • EarthTV
    • Emulators
    • Fanart Handler
    • FANatic Monitor
    • File Explorer
    • Films
    • Frustration
    • For The Record
    • FritzBox Manager
    • GeckoBrowser
    • Global Music Search
    • Hexxagon
    • HNBTecaj
    • HTPCInfo
    • IMAP & POP3 Email Manager
    • InfoService
    • Intelligent Frame Correction - IFC
    • IRSS MP Blast Zone
    • Last.fm
    • Lyrics
    • MediaSlayer
    • MediaTip
    • Meteo.hr
    • Minesweeper
    • Moving Pictures
    • MP3D 3D Renderer
    • MpeInstaller
    • mpNZB
    • MP-TV Series
    • Music (Songs/Genres)
    • Music Videos
    • Music Trivia
    • MvCentral
    • My Power Control
    • News RSS
    • OnlineVideos
    • Online Photos & Friends (Open Social)
    • Pictures
    • Plugins
    • Power Control
    • Programs
    • RadioTime
    • Rockstar
    • Scorecenter
    • Screen Control
    • Settings
    • Shoutcast directory
    • ShowTimes
    • Skype (Skype4Mp)
    • Simon
    • Sleep Control
    • Smartplaylists
    • Stocks & Indices
    • StreamRadio
    • SubCentral
    • Sudoku
    • Tetris
    • Teletext
    • Torrents
    • Trakt
    • TV
    • TvWishList
    • Update Control
    • Videos (Shares/Titles)
    • Video Editor
    • Volume Control
    • Weather
    • Wifi Manager
    • Wikipedia
    • World Clock
    • WorldMap
    • World Weather
    • Yahtzee
    • Youtube.fm
    Here are some screenshots:


     

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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    I love this skin, have been using one of the SVNs for ages, great to see a formal release. :D

    I have a query though - is there a way I can change the backdrop transparency, to make it slightly less opaque?

    I managed this in an older version of Black Glass, it was just a case of editing a mask image, but haven't had any luck with the later versions. I'm sure it's something simple!
     
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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    Just look for the parameter <colordiffuse> in the "common.window.overlay.xml" file.
    The first 2 hex digits are responsible for transparency. Lower values -> more transparency.

    Thanks

    Tgx
     
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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    Fantastic, thanks - system is now perfect.
     
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    AW: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    Thank you for this great X-mas gift! :)
     
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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    Hi Tgx,

    :D for your hard work again. Black Glass is real highlight of MediaPortal.

    But I want to ask. Is hardcoded upper right corner of the screen (date, time, temperature) as is it in some pages (Moving Pictures, TV, TVWishList, Playing Now, ...) in the version 2.8.0 new trend and new rule? Will you not use the definition in the included files common.window.time?

    JiRo.
     
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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    Yes, you are right. In same plugins, the upper right corner infos are hard coded. I had to hard code them simply because of the new animation system that requires different conditional animations from the the default animation condition in common.window.time.xml file.

    If you need to customize, just use an editor which can search and replace text throughout a whole folder such as Notepad++.

    Thanks

    Tgx
     
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    Re: Black Glass Skin 2.8.0

    That's what I did. But increasingly I find that I can do without some modifications. On the one hand, I enjoy it, but work with it is endless ... You probably know better than me ;)

    JiRo.
     
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    Hi TGX,
    I recently noted a problem in DialogMenu.xml, when I tried to use icon image as visual addon for the menu entries.
    The menu text overwrites the image (that you placed to the right hand side).
    Wouldn't it be better to place the image at the left hand side ? If not, text would have to be cut in the with to not overlay the image.
    I probably would prefer having the image to the left - but either fix would be nice :).
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    Will there be a Black Glass Basic skin for the New MediaPortal 1.3.0? And if so will it support the same "Media" folder, just curious that way I know how to configure my plugin
     
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