It would be great, if the underlying engine would provide a blurred glass effect for transparent overlays, i.e. the parts covered by a transparent panel should modified with a gaussian blur effect, not only for Images, but also for live TV and Video.
That's multi user usage and categories including categories among groups. Not UI related, but of course needs to be done.One thing that I have discovered from Netflix that I really like is User customized experience. When MediaPortal is opened, you get to choose who's using it. Me, my girlfriend, or our kids. I'm gonna get back to this in a moment.
Playlists, latest, continue where left of and stuff like this would be a category like every one else in simple terms.This basket can be called upon when pressing the Green button on your remote. If the basket is empty, you'll just get a list of available sections:
Searching would just be an overlay just like you know from smart phones as it is a "jump to anywhere" and need to be separated from the rest. Sure can contain search, favs, similar stuff and not limited to a search. (oh yes, and of course you can type directly on your smartphone or search from there. These are basic requirements for me).Putting a check in that check box will add all of your favourite, user customized media and MediaPortal will remember this the next time this user has been selected. This removes clutter and narrows down the choices of media for your to enjoy. Add a small search button (that will search all media in your libraries).and you can get to any media type quickly.
Wouldn't this be some sort of automatic learning shortcuts - I mean - if the MP recognises that you always go toSuch OSD - like for searching - would make sense to place some not essential stuff. But again how do we display these? And what do we consider essential and what to we consider optional and not much used. Is full browsing a Series Library more common than selection unwatched items or favorites based upon rating? For me it never was. Most of the times I jump to the new stuff recently added (in my case automatically).
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|Skinning Online Videos question||OnlineVideos||2|
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|[Info] 0.7 Beta - MPExtended, WebMP, Bootstrap skin by ajs - Hard way||MPExtended||577|
|S||Touchscreen skin?||MediaPortal 1 Talk||6|
|[fixed] 5011: Version label in Splash screen - pos, size from skin||MediaPortal 1||61|
|[WiP] When changing theme in my skins, I always get this error message in logs||MediaPortal 1||9|
|MultiShortcut Plugin (Uavailable) in DWHD skin||General Support||58|
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|New Skin Template ?||MediaPortal 2||8|
|[solved] Latest Media Handler - skinning buttons||Fanart Handler||19|
|[solved] MP1-4976 Built-in skin variables for current date||MediaPortal 1||8|
|[solved] Titan skin broken since update to 1.23||Installation, configuration support||6|
|Skin question||Skins and Plugins Installer (MPEI)||1|
|Y||Titan Skin unter 1.23 nicht mehr so schön||Allgemeines Supportforum||1|
|1.22.0 BasicHome Editor settings for DefaultWide HD skin not kept when update||1.22||3|
|[solved] FanartHandler - Skin - Holiday and Spotlight support||Fanart Handler||9|
|[fixed] 4936 - Strange behavior of the font in the skin||MediaPortal 1||35|
|[solved] 4935: Add string.replace function to Skin engine||MediaPortal 1||10|
|[solved] Latest Media Handler - Skin settings - Custom latests items number||Fanart Handler||27|
|[solved] Latests Media Handler - Skinning an updating window or control||Fanart Handler||26|
|Designing & implementing a new skin...||Skins and Design||8|