How to manually edit basichome.xml to launch other plugins (1 Viewer)

n3w813

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So there are 2 open menu items in the second menu of the Titan skin. So how do I manually edit basichome.xml to have those 2 items call other plugins?

I have no idea where to start! Thanks :)
 

justinbyoung

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    I have successfully replaced the radio button with myvideos and the trakt button with Emulators 2. I did this by editing the basichome.xml and include.BasicHomeButton.trakt.xml files. I did this as a quick fix until something better comes along.

    1. Open C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\skin\Titanbasichome.xml
    2. Under section labelled <!-- :: ITEM IMAGES :: -->
    3. Find the section labelled <description>BasicHome Radio NoFocus</description>
    4. Change <texture>basichome_button_radio.png</texture> to <texture>basichome_button_movies.png</texture>
    5. Under the section <!-- :: BUTTONS:: -->
    6. Find <description>BasicHome Radio</description>
    7. Change to <hyperlink>6</hyperlink>
    8. Change to <label>Video</label>

    This should change the radio button on the first page to a second videos icon. If you set the default to moving pictures in the settings you should have both.

    I edited the include.BasicHomeButton.trakt.xml and changed
    1. <hyperlink>7942</hyperlink>
    2. <label>Games</label>

    I got the hyperlink numbers from the Avalon basic home editor so if you want to change the buttons to something else that is a useful tool.
     

    kiwijunglist

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    The hyperlink ID number can be found by opening the target plugins skin file in notepad and looking at the top of the file for the ID.
     

    Game_dude

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    I apologize for bumping. Just wanted to say thanks for this! It's worked perfectly for me :) Is there a way to change TV (not TV series) to another plugin? It doesn't seem to have a hyperlink.
     

    Stu.Utt

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    I have to give massive thanks to justinbyoung and kiwijunglist.
    I have been frustrated by the "Radio" and "TV" button on the first page of the home screen on Titan. I don't use MP for TV and can't seem to find a radio plugin for MP1.3 (and probably wouldn't use it anyway).
    After reading this post I have managed (with very little programming knowledge) to get rid of both buttons and replaced them with "online videos" and "settings", both of which I do use. I have even managed to change both picures and headings to match.
    I have even managed to get rid of the pop up menu for the TV button (which I am very impressed with myself for managing). The only thing I have been stumped on (if I am going to be totally anal) is to get rid of the 3 lines at the corner of the origionaly labled TV button denoting the pop up menu, I gave in before totaly wrecking it.
     

    Stu.Utt

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    It has just taken me 20 mins to work out what to do with the information you have given, but I have cracked it. Told you I was a programming novice.
    I already have a first born, but I will consider changing her name to Mike.
     

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