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    Welcome! Here you find the latest information about the WMC skin for MP2.

    Overview
    Coming from WMC, because not able to use it anymore with Windows 10, but demanding the same lean usability? No problem, The WMC skin will offer the full look and feel, that you are used from WMC and gives a lot of additional opportunities making it even better.
    • Home menu with WMC typical navigation (Vertically Main-Menu, Horizontally Sub-Menu)
    • Home Menu Editor, that allows you to configure the Home Menu to your needs
    • New Top-Menu in Grid and Coverflow views for fast access
    • Animated Slide Menu for List Views
    • Skin Settings, that allows to configure the visual appearance to your needs
      • Switch between Banner and Poster views for movies, movie collections, series and seasons
      • De-/activate FanArt backgrounds
      • Define the visibility of background Fanarts
      • De-/activate Partly-/Watched Flags for poster
      • Enable Aurora background effect
      • Enable Age Certification logos
      • […]
    • Improved Navigation by full support for mouse, keyboard and remote in all screens
      • Toggle between Fullscreen and Window by mouse in every screen
      • Control volume by mouse
      • Further player controls appear as soon mouse is moved.
    • Grouping function, that can visually group media items according to a filter criteria
    • Partly Watched Icons in all media views, allowing to see for example if a series is not, partly or fully watched (possible by new aspect relationships in MIA-Rework)
    Manual
    Please refer to WIKI for having more details regarding to features and how to use them.

    Download
    There is no download necessary. The WMC skin is included since version 2.1 and can be selected from settings menu. Please be aware, that the skin is not compatible with MP2 versions before 2.1.

    Screenshots
    HomeScreen.jpg WMC_Episode_List.jpg WMC_Movie_Cover.jpg WMC_Movie_Grid.jpg
    WMC_Movie_List.jpg WMC_OV_sites.jpg WMC_Season_Cover.jpg WMC_Series_Grid.jpg

    Change History

    Version 1.0 with MP2.1 Pre Release
    Bugfixes:
    • TV OSD Label is partly behind control panel shadow
    • Add ScreenControls to home screen, when mouse is used
    • Audio item view: In Listview title is overlapping with cover
    • Add MultiAspectAttributeConverter for Genres to Audio views
    • No play/pause indicator displayed when pausing or continuing a video
    • Program title stackpanel overlapped player controls and made it not focusable
    New features:
    • Add MiniGuide style
    • Add AgeRating logos (can be configured in skin settings)
    • Add skin setting to configure the visibility of FanArt backgrounds
    • Overworked Audio Detail
    • Add indicators for selected menu items
    Creators
    Thanks also to other developers who helped with some features and all people who gave ideas, feedbacks or testing reports!
     
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    EPG Background
    (New in Version 1.1)

    The EPG got a slight blur in the background for better contrast with the grid.
    Also you can see how it looks with modified logos. If you also like to change the current logo style with a grey box in the background you can refer to the newly added wiki manual

    unbenannt-jpg.185829.jpg
     

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    Age Certification
    (New in Version 1.1)

    The Final Version will have Age Certification logos. US, EU and DE ratings are mostly supported.
    Of course the icons can be deactivated in skin settings :)
    Unbenannt.jpg

    Addtionally you can see how the movie section looks like, if you activate banners in skin settings.

    Unbenannt.jpg
     

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    Menu Indicators
    (New in Version 1.1)

    So far it was partly hard to identify which menu options are selected or activated. WMC skin offers an indicator (white blurry dot) for that now.
    You will always see, which view mode, filter, subtitle, audiotrack, ... is currently selected before choosing a new one.
    Unbenannt2.jpg
     

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    Improved EPG
    (Available with MP2.1 Final)

    The EPG was improved. You can decide the EPG configuration in settings now. Thanks @Brownard.
    upload_2017-2-25_14-39-59.png


    The result for above settings look like following:
    upload_2017-2-25_14-40-56.png


    The width of the first column is automatically adjusted to the content. Also TVChannel logos are scaled to use as much as possible from the available space.
    If you are interested to remove the grey logo background or adjust further effects, please have a look here.
     

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    Recording and Importing Indicators
    (Available with MP2.1 Final)

    2 useful indicators where implemented in the top side of screen. You are able to see, if an import or recording is running.
    • The recording indicator is blinking slowly
    • The importing indicator is rotating smoothly (Additional pertentage progress of total import in work)
    Unbenannt.jpg
     

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    Thumbnail View for Movies and Series
    (Available with MP2.2)

    A small preview for something new I plan to introduce. Besides support for poster and banner, also thumbnails will be optional selectable as view mode.
    (Currently the poster is used as fallback. This will be corrected, so please ignore a few stretched posters)
    Unbenannt.jpg
     

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    New "Fullscreen" for audio items
    (Available with MP2.1 Final)

    Currently you remain in the media item view when you start playing a audio item. Most probably this behaviour will be changed with next version. As for videos you see the video in fullscreen with controls, you'll see also an comparable screen for audio items
    • Rotating CD image behind the cover
    • Audio track information are shown in the center, audio album information right-handed
    • Seekable player controls are shown in the bottom right (buttons are shown on mouse usage)
    • Animated Spectrum Analyser fades out of the footer
    Without mouse controls:
    1.jpg


    With mouse controls:
    2.jpg
     

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    Small EPG Overwork
    (Available with MP2.1.1)

    I made a few adjustments to make the EPG look better and more close to WMC.
    • Slightly rounded corners for all grid cells (hard to see in screenshot)
    • Time axis text color got white for better readability
    • The running program is highlighted with another background color
    New:
    WMC_EPG_Overworked.jpg


    Current:
    mp2.jpg
     

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    HomeMenu Overwork
    (Available with MP2.1.2)
    • New horizontal navigation buttons for mouse usage (only visible on mouse usage), the focus frame is fixed now (=same as in original WMC)
    • Unfocused SubMenuItems are slighty smaller to into the horizontal spage and not to overlap the new navigation buttons
    • All SubMenuItems can be focused (slightly growing) and selected by mouse (=same as in original WMC)
    • Some small navigation fixes and improvements as smoother animations
    • MP2-667 Fixed missing menu entries on startup
    • Fixed not selectable notification buttons in header
    • Some tile images were changed or overworked
    HomeMenu with new NavigationButtons when mouse is used:
    Unbenannt.jpg


    New SubMenuItem images:
    upload_2017-9-30_19-3-11.png
    upload_2017-9-30_19-5-39.png
    upload_2017-10-8_1-56-21.png
     
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