I also like the idea. But I agree with Samsonite about first getting the more important stuff going. This is also a great module that could be made in a seperate plugin. I may start on this as soon as I have my other project (not MP related) finished with will take about another week or 2.
There's a pretty big problem with this plugin idea.
I was actually looking at writting this plugin as I thought it would be quite easy. Then I started thinking about it. Setting up the different news feed, having them displayed, and listing the news briefs would be easy. But then you'd need an integrated browser to follow the link to the actual news story. The problem is how do you do this for people (like me) who are using MediaPortal on a non-HDTV display (ie a CRT TV). The text would be unreadable.
my idea with the RSS plugin in was that
- you can configure multiple newsfeeds
- you can configure on which windows it should present which feed(s)
- the RSS plugin shows it self like a scrolling line which
scrolls the headlines of the feed(s)
So much like the music overlay. Its drawn on top of a window
I agree that displaying the entire article is pretty useless
But having the latest news headlines scrolling on top of mediaportal
is a nice feature!