Moving Pictures Public Beta 0.5.5c | Page 49

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by fforde, September 19, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RoXoR
    • Premium Supporter

    RoXoR MP Donator

    Joined:
    August 3, 2008
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    B-W
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Home Country:
    Germany Germany
    Issue 113 - moving-pictures - Google Code

    ofdb has been already added and will be available in the next release (in 2-3 days)


     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. marvenius

    marvenius Portal Pro

    Joined:
    September 3, 2008
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    IT-Manager
    Location:
    Belgium
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    lighter greystar.png

    I just wanted to whip up a fast solution, NOT maintained in the SVN!
    It's just a tint lighter then the original.
    Outlined version will just have to wait a bit longer. Was fiddling with the pxel with of the outline and didn't have the right AA applied.
    Basically this is of course up to the skin design, but I have the same issue anyways and these are distributed with MovPic also.

    I'll see what I can do for further enhancements.
    (btw, let me know if this is a sufficient modification!)
     

    Attached Files:

    • greystar.png
      greystar.png
      File size:
      4.8 KB
      Uploaded:
      November 19, 2008
      Views:
      280
  4. zicoz
    • Premium Supporter

    zicoz MP Donator

    Joined:
    September 3, 2006
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    53
    Ratings:
    +60 / 0
    Home Country:
    Norway Norway
    Show System Specs
    Anyone else that's pressing F5 alot now that all the 0.6 issues are gone from the issuelist? :)

    Great job!
     
  5. marvenius

    marvenius Portal Pro

    Joined:
    September 3, 2008
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    IT-Manager
    Location:
    Belgium
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Just don't, you'll just hurt your fingers. ;) It's ready when it's ready.
    Last time (with 0.5.5) the issue list was done, but it took some time to test and verify the quality of the plugin. This will probable be the case now as well.
     
  6. fforde

    fforde Community Plugin Dev

    Joined:
    June 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,696 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    SQLite actually does support multiple clients accessing the same database, it just doesn't allow simultaneous writing. This basically just means that when a process is writing, the database is effectively locked to all other clients. With a setup like MediaPortal, even with five or ten seats connecting to the same database this really wouldn't be a big deal, but you still have a problem with all the clients knowing what everyone else is doing. This is a simplified example, but imagine a situation like this:

    Client1 check is file A exists in DB. It does not.
    Client1 starts processing file A.
    Client2 checks if file A exists in DB. It still does not.
    Client2 starts processing file A.
    Client 1 finishes processing File A.
    Client 1 writes File A to the DB.
    Client 2 finishes processing File A.
    Client 2 writes File to the database. OOPS.

    Situations like this will quickly corrupt your database, and it gets much more complicated than this. So there are many ways to fix this, but a different database implementation would not resolve the problem. And for what it's worth SQLite is a "real" relational database. It just has a different feature set than the others you mentioned. Specifically it's tailored for purposes exactly like what we are using it for. :p

    So to get around the problem of multiple clients writing to the database, there are a few solutions. I have a pretty good idea of how I will implement it but it will of course take time. There are other issues that will unfortunately have to come first.

    All the issues are resolved but it still may be a few days until release. We are doing some internal testing right now to make sure nothing breaks with the new version.There are a lot of changes so we just want to make sure it's as stable as we can make it before we send it out to the world. Just be patient. :p It's coming soon.
     
  7. Johnny-D

    Johnny-D Portal Member

    Joined:
    August 11, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Well it seems to have done the trick! It's very clear how many stars there are in total now. The soft gold outline around the previous grey star is definitely the way to go long term, but for a quick fix this is perfect!

    Now I know how easy it is to change I'll have a play around myself and post the results.

    Thanks Marvenius!
     
  8. i2ambler

    i2ambler Portal Member

    Joined:
    February 4, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    No worries - I had worked on it for about an hour or two - half of which was figuring out how it worked, since i had never used the MP-TV plugin either. This is pretty nice, although it doesnt seem to find DVD covers as successfully as the built in movie manager. All in all - good stuff!
     
  9. fforde

    fforde Community Plugin Dev

    Joined:
    June 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,696 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    The new version coming out in a few days has much better cover retrieval.
     
  10. WileECoyote
    • Premium Supporter

    WileECoyote MP Donator

    Joined:
    October 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    218
    Occupation:
    IT Director
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Ratings:
    +220 / 1
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    Show System Specs
    Thanks for the information fforde! I will try that tonight!
     
  11. i2ambler

    i2ambler Portal Member

    Joined:
    February 4, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    Eggcellent.. I have a question - maybe I missed something - if I toss movies into my movies directories - does the plugin automatically add them to the database without my having to go into the configuration?
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!