[MOD] Online Lookup (1 Viewer)

Pog

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    Hi,

    Here is a skin mod that kinda acts like a plugin to allow context based online lookup.

    What this means is that selecting a music artist, a movie, tv show and more will allow you to get relevant online information on that item.

    This uses the BrowseTheWeb plugin for web searches and OnlineVideos for YouTube searches.

    History:
    Originally made as a mod for StreamedMP, converted to work with Avalon and Avallonis and now for Titan.

    Installation:
    The "DialogMenu.xml" needs to be copied from the OnlineLookup zip to your skin folder. I recommend backing up or renaming the original file (original is also included in the zip).

    Titan skin folder is located at (windows 7) C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\skin\Titan

    You will also need to install the BrowseTheWeb plugin. Get it here: https://www.team-mediaportal.com/extensions/news-info/browse-the-web-webbrowser

    How To Use:
    Select an item and press the info button. This will open the regular context menu. If online lookup is available you will see "Online >>", press RIGHT on controller to access this menu.

    Tips:
    I recommend using a custom HOSTS file. This will act like adblock and also block some nasty sites. More info and HOSTS file here: Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

    Version Info:
    Version 1.04 with support for
    TV Guide
    TV Fullscreen
    Recorded TV
    Scheduled TV
    Movies
    Series
    Music
    Online Videos
    Emulators
    TvWishList (button support for integration in tv guide)

    Thanks - POG
     

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    Thanks a lot for your sharing this pog! I know you said yesterday you didnt have a lot of time at this moment.. Great job!

    This is an incredible usefull MOD.. I will ask @doskabouter if I may include this MOD in the next version of Titan skinfiles for browsetheweb..

    For Dutch users: I will compile this MOD a bit to get support for some Dutch sites..
     

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    This is an incredible usefull MOD.. I will ask @doskabouter if I may include this MOD in the next version of Titan skinfiles for browsetheweb..

    For Dutch users: I will compile this MOD a bit to get support for some Dutch sites..

    No problems with that. I'll await your dutch stuff, and then I'll add it

    Allright, thanks! But one problem with that; for all non Dutch users of BTW, they need the default english version to be instaled.. So what to do with that?
     

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    Hm, so it's not language aware. Then I have to dig in the installer to get a screen with a selection on it. That might take a while...
     

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    Hi guys, here is a cusomized (Dutch) file:

    -Changed all "google.com's" into "google.nl" (all 100.000) :p
    -The button size is now the same as the normal button size, so a bit higher
    -Only 5 options are now availible for each menu.
    -Added suport for Moviemeter.nl (movingpictures)
    -Added suport for theTVDB.com (in TVseries and TV guide, live tv, etc.)
    -Online Lookup is now also availible for music shares view. (files) This is window 501
    -Added "Trailer" string to Movingpictures movietitle to get better search results
    -Added Youtube gameplay videos for MyEmulators 2

    Sites that are included now:
    • Google
    • Wiki
    • Youtube
    • IMDB
    • Moviemeter
    • AMG (All Music Guide)
    • LastFM
    • GameFAQs
    • Arcade Archive
    • The TVDB
    So I deleted:
    • Rotten Tomatoes
    • Metacritic
    • Discogs
    • Pitchfork
    • Drowned in Sound
    • IMDB (writer), as this one is also accesable from IMDB.com itself.
    • IMDB (director), as this one is also accesable from IMDB.com itself.
     

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    Pog

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    Marcel you have been busy! I would have expected google to localise itself automatically based on the ip the search was coming from but maybe I'm wrong.

    Hard to be language aware just being a skin mod, this mod really wants to grow up and be a full plugin with user/location preferances, oh for more spare time!
     

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    Previous post updated with some new features:

    -Added "Trailer" string to Movingpictures movietitle to get better search results.
    -Added "Youtube gameplay" option to watch gameplay videos for games in Emulators2.

    @Pog: I thought that to, but Google was still English, so now I changed .com into .nl and everything is fine.. :) About the multilanguage thing; maybe doskabouter knows how to add it to the installer of BTW..
     

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    I could add a dialog which lets the user choose, but now I've thought some more about it, I don't know if the btw plugin is the correct place to put an installer for a mod for a skin...
     

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