[Music] - My Pictures screensaver with Music

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  1. FunkyMunkey

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    I would very much like the option of a My Pictures screensaver that automatically show floating photos (like Apple TV) when playing music.

    If would be a fantastic addition to MediaPortal.


     
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    You can use the my Pictures plugin for this type of funcitonality (it does not work as a screensaver though. You have to start it manually).

    To do this, put a playlist in a folder of pictures you want to use and start a slideshow from there. MP should play the music from the playlist and at the same time show the pictures.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    It's not a particularly slick way of doing it, particularly if you have a lot of music and don't want to be restricted to just a few songs.

    It also doesn't look anywhere near as good as the Apple TV floating photos show.
     
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    Thats true. The pictures module has not received much developer love in the last years I must say.
     
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    I've been thinking about this for a while too. Might be worth a plugin and it might also be nice to define what kind of music should be played, either by filter or playlist.
    Basically there is two ideas here I guess. First a screensaver showing your photos and second music playing during slideshows.

    Ken Burns effect appears broken to me too now I think about it. Might be a nice project :cool:
     
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    I wish I had the skills to do it, tbh. I would definitely have a bash.

    Would it have to be part of My Music (a "start floating photos" button, for example)?
     
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