Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

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  1. Albert
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    Hi all!



    This is the current MediaPortal 2 status report. We have done many things the last three weeks and a first alpha version is stepping nearer.

    What has been done?
    • Fixed video scaling bug (Baboonanza)
    • Fixed font glyphes in fullscreen mode (Baboonanza)
    • Added VisualBrush (Baboonanza)
    • Fixed support for jpeg images in the SkinEngine (Baboonanza)
    • Fixed small alignment problem with opacity masks (Baboonanza)
    • Added notification infrastructure
    • Changed master screen template: Player controls are now on top, changed title font, moved navbar to the bottom, added notification area at the bottom
    • Use the notification infrastructure now for server attachment queries if no home server is attached
    • Added ReloadScreen example plugin
    • First part of video player flickering fix
    • Fixed problem in skin resources loading algorithm which prevented override of resources in derived skins/themes
    • Fixed some threading problems in SkinEngine
    • Little rework of playlist management, behaves better now
    • Cleanup of SkinBase and Media plugin - renamed constants etc.
    • Added workflows for play dialogs - can be called from outside now
    • Added convenience classes MessageWatcher and DialogCloseWather
    • Small changes of some screen files all over the system
    • Minor stability issues, minor other changes
    • New Incubator folder for plugins which are not yet stable
    • First version of ArmandP's BDHandler plugin ported to MP2 in the Incubator (morpheus)
    • More work at the picture player (morpheus)
    • We spend a lot of time to examine the video player flickering bug, but there is no solution yet (all)

    Ok, that was really much work. I guess I have to write status reports more often :)

    Cheers,
    Albert
     
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    Hi,
    great work as always. One little question. In my opinion the Live-TV part is the most important part of MediaPortal. How does this part progresses?

    Thomas
     
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    AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    Well, the TV part will not be contained in the Alpha version. We'll start planning that part after the rest of the system is stable.
     
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    Nice to hear MP2 is near to alpha, and thanks for the hard work!

    Also I think TV is the most important plugin, as also my music and my videos -plugins.

    Do you have any clue how long it will take to have a basic functionality tv plugin? Half year, year, more...? WIll it at the begin connect to TV Server, or will it be totally different right from the beginning?

    I cannot wait to have MP2 in use, but TV plugin is needed to use that. But luckily also MP1 has improved a lot recently, as regards to the most important things like performance and stability.
     
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    AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    The TV area is completely new for me and it is quite complex. I cannot tell you how long it will take and which way we'll go yet.
     
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    Re: AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    What about using DVBViewer as the TV engine? Perhaps you can do a cooperation with the developer of DVBViewer and include it in MediaPortal. The combination of MediaPortal and DVBViewer would be by far the best Media Center Software of the world. i also would pay e.g. 20-30 Euros for that kind of software. this money would also help to develop MediaPortal any further.

    Kind Regards,

    Thomas
     
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    AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    toga67
    i wouldn't want that and hope that this will not happen! As DVBViewer isn't OpenSource and everybody has to rely on their doings.
     
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    Re: AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    i know that DVBViewer is not open source. Perhaps it is possible to use it via a plugin. So everybody would have the chance to decide what he wants.
    In my opinion is the TV part a very vey difficult part and if the developers have no experience in building a TV engine MP 2 could fail. If you read the forum you can see that a lot of people are not satisfied with the current stability of the TV part.
    I do not want to criticise the developers but it is for sure quite difficult to develop a TV engine in their part time.
     
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    Re: AW: Progress: MP 2 development status - 2010-11-15

    I never used dvbviewer, so what does work better in dvbviewer? I might just install it to see what could be improved for the tv engine of MP2.
     
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