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    Hi :)

    I have worked out some themes for MP2 Titanium, you can find them in this forum. Additionally I was supporting for coding in ApolloOne skin. Since I’m not a programmer and had no experience in xaml coding, only coding does not give me the chance to use my creativity in the extent I need! :unsure:

    Therefore I decided to create a new skin for MP2, where I can realize all my ideas, that I miss in existing skins so far. I will still do the coding support for ApolloOne, but completely keep myself out of concept and design questions! Also I do not see a competition with ApolloOne, though some of below elements are similar! At first I was thinking to create a theme for ApolloOne, but some of my ideas are too different from base concept. I think that both skins will reach a certain group of interested people. The more consistent skins we have, the better. (y)

    The new skin will be called BlueVision . Following features / ideas will be the core elements of BlueVision:
    • Lean and clean surface
    • Visual surfaces for videos (movies, series, other), audio, liveTV, weather, news, (After plugins are ready: games, mails, browser)
    • Switching between above categories by symbol oriented menu (please wait for first concept arts to understand better)
    • Pattern based design:
      • Menu area, selection area and content area always at the same position
      • Regardless of the view style one can see always the same content information
    I’m open for ideas and consider them as far as possible. People who have xaml coding experience are welcome to support :)
     
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    Screenshots
    Menus:
    menu_video.jpg menu_audio.jpg Menu_tv.jpg Menu_news.jpg Menu_image.jpg home.jpg settings_menu.jpg
    In the top side a visual group menu is placed. Dependent on the selected group sub menu buttons are placed in the center area. The only exception is the home screen. The active screen name is always shown next to the power button to provide a better overview.


    Movies:

    Movies_listview.jpg movie_gridview.jpg movie_coverview.jpg
    Series:
    series_listview.jpg
    series_gridview.jpg series_coverview.jpg
    episode_listview.jpg episode_gridview.jpg Series_coverflow.jpg
    Series content information will be updated, when more meta data for series and saison information available.

    Videos:
    video_listview.jpg video_gridview.jpg video_coverflow.jpg
    Audio:
    Audio_listview.jpg Audio_grid.jpg Audio_coverview.jpg
    Audio content information will be updated, when more meta data information available.

    Plugins:
    new.jpg WebRadio
    OV.jpg OnlineVideos
    Wetter.jpg Weather
     
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    Download (Updated v0.7 - 18.05.2015)
    GitHub Branch: https://github.com/MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2/tree/FEAT_BlueVision_v5

    Please extract the BlueVision_vx.x.7z to "..\Team MediaPortal\MP2-Client\Plugins\"

    If you used Bluevision before, please delete this file before installation: \ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MP2-Client\Config\MediaPortal.UiComponents.BlueVision.Settings.MenuSettings.xml

    Download Skin
     
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    The creation of the new main menu is still on hold, because current menu texts are localized and the structure has to be changed in order to link texts to symbols.
    For the vizualisation of media styles it is almost done. I will change some focus effects and then proceed with audio and image views.

    Here some impressions (main menu taken so far from Apollo One):)

    coverflow.jpg Grid.jpg Listview.jpg

    Generally only watched videos are marked by a symbol.
    Exception Listview: For focussed items always the un-/watched icon is shown.
     

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    Which information shall be shown in the content area for audio and video? Which information can be scrapped and available for both?
    Based on infos from @Lehmden I currently considered following:

    Audio:
    • Metadata
      • ALBUM
      • ALBUM ARTIST
      • ARTIST
      • TITLE
      • GENRE
      • YEAR
      • Star rating (Available? Otherwise it could be validated by operator and one show filter could be the rating)
    • Properties
      • DURATION
      • BITRATE
      • ENCODING
    Image:
    • Properties
      • WIDTH_0
      • HEIGHT_0
      • EQUIPMENTMAKE
      • EQUIPMENTMODEL
      • EXPOSUREBIAS
      • EXPOSURETIME
      • FLASHMODE
      • FNUMBER
      • ISOSPEEDRATING
      • ORIENTATION
      • METERINGMODE
      • LATITUDE
      • LONGITUDE
      • CITY
      • STATE
      • COUNTRY
    • Star rating ( Can be validated by operator and one show filter could be the rating)
     
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    Hi.
    WIDTH_0
    HEIGHT_0
    EQUIPMENTMAKE
    EQUIPMENTMODEL
    EXPOSUREBIAS
    EXPOSURETIME
    FLASHMODE
    FNUMBER
    ISOSPEEDRATING
    ORIENTATION
    METERINGMODE
    LATITUDE
    LONGITUDE
    CITY
    STATE
    COUNTRY
    Those informations are for pictures.
    The informations recently stored in our ML are those:

    Video:
    DURATION
    AUDIOSTREAMCOUNT
    AUDIOENCODING
    AUDIOBITRATE
    VIDEOENCODING
    VIDEOBITRATE
    WIDTH
    HEIGHT
    ASPECTRATIO
    FPS
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Audio:
    ENCODING
    BITRATE
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Images: (mostly Exif data):
    WIDTH_0
    HEIGHT_0
    EQUIPMENTMAKE
    EQUIPMENTMODEL
    EXPOSUREBIAS
    EXPOSURETIME
    FLASHMODE
    FNUMBER
    ISOSPEEDRATING
    ORIENTATION
    METERINGMODE
    LATITUDE
    LONGITUDE
    CITY
    STATE
    COUNTRY

    If you need help sorting this out, give me a call.
     

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    Hi.
    ALBUMARTIST
    TRACK#
    Those are metadata, not properties of the media file. One audio file can have more than one track number and more than one AlbumArtist. E.g. a sampler has Album Artist "Various" and the track numbers normally don't match with the track number of the original album. But it can be exactly the same media file...

    The above list I've posted is all and everything that recently is stored in our ML. I was fiddling a lot with the database structure lately during development of MP2-Edit. Also I even haven't started to touch the audio or pictures part, I have listed all that is available...
     

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    BTW...
    Star rating
    This also is Metadata and not a property of the media file...

    This needs to be handled different as the media properties are depending on the media file itself but the metadata is depending on the "content" of the media file..

    mp3 Stereo 128 Kbit, those are properties of the file and can be changed e.g. by replacing a mp3 by a flac file.

    Album Artist or Track number are properties of the song that is stored in the media file and did not change if you replace a mp3 by a flac...

    The above list is only for data of the first type that are depending on the file itself.
     

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