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  1. jojo1411

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    Maybe i've lost sight of this topic. But will you release now 2 different layouts: One for Fullscreen backdrop and one for windowed backdrop. Or have you decided now only to release the windowed one?



    I would regret it if the fullscreen backdrop layout will be rejected. But that's only my oppinion.

    nevertheless the now playing section is getting really beautiful and I cant wait to test the final version. So please keep up this good work!!!

    :D

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    huh?

    @jojo - please read the posts.
     
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    The Best/Stars and the Tag sections show up

    a) if you have not disabled internet lookups for best album tracks and suggestions in the MP config Music->Now Playing Tab.

    b) it can find ratings for your music and tag information on last.fm for what you are playing, this in part does relies on your music being tagged correctly.

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    The shortcuts and topbar is an issue, did think about just disabling the topbar or putting the menu back underneath the fanart, second option is the safest I think.

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    I think a fade transition between fanart would be nice instead of the sudden jump from one to the other.

    On the files you posted already mine is switching between the fanart and nasty stretched out version of the album art.

    Would that be something in the fanart handler setting?

    Also, not really related to this but im sure someone here knows, is it possible to have the skin jump to "now playing" screen automatically once you select a song to play? currently i have to bring up the menu on the right side and scroll down and select "now playing"

    Great work on this guys, music section getting some needed improvement.

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    AW: Now Playing Screen - All elements [SUGGESTIONS]

    you can select the sources for fanart in the fanart handler plugin. just uncheck MP Album Thumbs and the low-res pictures will not be shown.
    \mp-config\music\misc setting\play now behaviour\now playing
     
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    Re: AW: Now Playing Screen - All elements [SUGGESTIONS]

    Thanks for reply, now fixed the small album thumbs showing.

    Tried the jump to now playing and it works but can you do the same when you just hit enter on the song rather than bringing up the extra menu and selecting "play now"?

    My remote isn't the best and the less menu's I have to bring up and navigate the better. :)

    Also, do you need to enable last.fm and audioscrobbler to get the "tracks tagged with" and the stars to display? i'm getting the "top album tracks" in the bottom section but not the other 2. Disable internet look ups are unchecked.

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    AW: Now Playing Screen - All elements [SUGGESTIONS]

    getting off-topic here, but just pressing p or playbutton instead of enter should do it.
     
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    Re: AW: Now Playing Screen - All elements [SUGGESTIONS]

    Yes, I'm pretty sure you must be using last.fm/audioscrobber because that's where it gets the info from.
     
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    TREVOR Just finished coding the xml files, should be up in 24-48 hrs time. This is the version that has all elements.

    I am also working on the version with minimal stuff, might look something like this. I'll probably be coding this one myself, because it will be quite simple.

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