Home Screen Fanart Delay

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  1. Boony

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    Hi All,



    I just updated to MediaPortal 1.1.0 RC2 and to StreamedMP 1.0.2 stable and now I'm getting a 2 second black screen when returning to the Home screen from any menu options. The fanart does eventually appear after the 2 seconds of black screen, it's not a big deal......it's just a bit annoying.

    On another note, thanks for all your effort going into this skin. It looks fantastic!

    Cheers,
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    AW: Home Screen Fanart Delay

    Yeah, I noticed that too.
     
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    Re: AW: Home Screen Fanart Delay

    Ditto...
     
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    Trevor is aware of the issue, not sure when there will be a fix. It is annoying though.
     
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    That has been fixed 6 days ago:

    Go download the latest StreamedMP Editor and copy the LoadingBackdrop.png into StreamedMP\media folder

    That should give you a 2 seconds fading logo while the fanart is being loaded ;)

    I didn't like the 'gold' color of that 1, so blackEyEz created a nice blue logo for StreamedMP.
    I've attached it if you prefer it. All credits to blackEyEz for this (and his amazing splashscreens!) :D
     

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    AW: Home Screen Fanart Delay

    Is this loading Screen an workaround for an general RC2 issue, or is this an final solution? :confused:
     
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    Re: AW: Home Screen Fanart Delay

    It not to do wth any MP RC2 issue but is there to hide the delay while fanart handler loads images into memory. Clu8er changed the way FH works and now pre-loads images, see quote below from the FH wiki.

    And hence the image.....
     
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    Hi,

    And the reason for the change is that it speeds up loading basichome quite a lot (especially for slower systems). Next version of fanart handler loads faster and you will hopefully be watching the loading image a little less ;)

    cheers
    cul8er
     
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    Sweet! Thanks for keeping us up to date.

    Will anything break if I upgrade the Fanart Handler plugin to the latest 1.10 version?
     
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    It shouldn't ;)

    Just backup your file(s) before overwriting them with the new one(s) so you can always roll back.
     
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