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    Hi folks,
    with MP 1.13.0 Pre Release we changed the delivered DefaultWide to DefaultWideHD :D
    Some of you may already know DefaultWide HD as an extra skin to be downloaded from the skins repository.
    That skin is now official part of the MP installer - only renamend to DefaultWideHD (without the space before HD).
    During the process of merging the skin as a standard skin of MP, I made a lot of bugfixes and enhancements. ;)

    New users of this skin will find a detailed description of how to use the new GUI-based BasicHome Editor to adapt the look and feel to your personal needs in the next post ;)

    Here are some screenshots of the skin:

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    DefaultWideHD has an inbuilt GUI-based BasicHome Editor (accessible via the Settings GUI Skin screen), and the BasicHome Layouts allow for a smooth scrolling through the different main- and submenus.

    Hope you´ll like it :D

    IMPORTANT: Latest Updates and Patches will always be found ::: HERE :::


     
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    How to use the new BasicHome Editor to adapt DefaultWideHD to your needs (1/2)
    Adding and changing Main and Submenu Items


    If you run the DefaultWideHD skin for the first time, it comes with a few standard skin settings:

    This is your start screen showing the main menu, where the Settings item has focus.

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    The other main menu items are:

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    You move the main menu items around with the scroll wheel of your mouse or with left/right on keyboard/remote

    The main menus TV and Settings already have the following submenus:

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    You access those submenus just moving UP from the main menu (either with mouse or UP on keyboard/remote)

    But for sure this standard settings aren´t enough for you, so let´s add TVSeries to the main menu of MyVideos:

    First of all, get the Settings item in focus:

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    Now move upwards to show the Settings submenu, the item Skin is focussed:

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    Click on it (OK on remote, ENTER on keyboard). The screen Settings GUI Skin is shown with the skin name in focus:

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    Move up to the BasicHome Editor Button, and click on it (OK on remote, ENTER on keyboard). The BasicHome Editor screen is shown:

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    Move down to highlight Videos:

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    Move right to highlight the first submenu item, which should show NONE (in German KEINE)

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    Click on it - a menu opens and shows all available sub menu items, grouped by TV, Videos, Music etc. Scroll down until you see TVSeries (in German TV Serien):

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    Click on it (OK on remote, ENTER on keyboard). Now the new item TVSeries is added as submenu to MyVideos:

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    Move left to highlight MyVideos, move up to the BasicHome Editor button, and deactivate it. You return to the Settings GUI Skin screen:

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    Return to BasicHome, navigate to MyVideos and move UP.

    Now you should see the new submenu TVSeries:

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    Yes, it´s there 5 times, but as you can define up to 7 submenu items for every main menu item, you may add more, e.g. Trakt (incl. different views), MovingPictures (incl. several views) etc.

    You may have up to 10 main menu items and up to 7 submenu items, so you may configure 70 (1) plugins - that should be more than enough even for the MP Power User :D

    To add a new main menu item, do the same as above, but this time you move down until the first main menu item with NONE (German KEINE), click on it and select the desired item from the plugin list.
    Then you may add submenu items to the new created main menu item as shown above ;)
     
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    How to use the new BasicHome Editor to adapt DefaultWideHD to your needs (2/2)
    Changing the BasicHome Layout


    DefaultWideHD comes with three different Layouts:

    Horizontal (scroll) - The default setting
    Carousel
    Horizontal Text only

    To change the layout of BasicHome, go to Settings GUI Skin and open the BasicHome Editor as described above.
    Navigate to Layout - Horizontal (scroll) is highlighted:

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    Click on it, and select "Carousel" from the menu:

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    Close BasicHome Editor, and return to BasicHome. Your BasicHome now should look like this:

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    You don´t like it? Well, try this one :D

    Open the BasicHome Editor as described above.
    Navigate to Layout - Carousel is highlighted:

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    Click on it, and choose Horizontal Text only from the menu:

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    Close the BasicHome Editor. On the Settings GUI Skin you will now see additional items below the preview image regarding fanart.
    Yes, in Horizontal Text only you have the possibility to show random fanart for Videos and Music (when the respective items have focus on BasicHome) or show fanart for the actual playing music.

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    The BasicHome looks like this:

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    ... and with actual plaing music like this:

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    Well, now have fun experimenting with all the new features of the new DefaultWideHD :D

    You have questions? Problems?

    Just post them here - we´ll try to solve them asap ;)
     
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    Supported Plugins (in alphabetical order)

    • APOD
    • Argus TV
    • Bing Image
    • Browse The Web
    • Clickfinder ProgramGuide
    • DriveFreeSpace
    • Emulators
    • Explorer
    • Extensions
    • Fanart Handler
    • FileExplorer
    • Films
    • Flash Games
    • Fritzbox Manager
    • Games Pack for MP
    • Chess
    • ClickMania
    • Connect 4
    • Frustration
    • Hexxagon
    • Mastermind
    • Minesweeper
    • Pipes
    • Sudoku
    • Tetris
    • Yahtzee
    • Global Search
    • Google Calendar
    • HTPC-Info
    • IMDb+
    • InfoService (with RSS ticker on BasicHome/Classic Home)
    • Latest Media Handler
    • LogoManager
    • Lyrics
    • MailTip
    • MediaTip
    • Moving Pictures
    • MP PhotoSlideshow
    • MP Steam
    • MP-TVSeries
    • MultiShortcut (1 instance)
    • MusicInfoHandler
    • MySports
    • mvCentral
    • OnlineVideos
    • Power Control
    • RadioTime
    • RSS
    • ScoreCenter
    • Shoutcast
    • Showtimes
    • SkyGo DE
    • Skype4MP
    • SleepControl
    • ShortCut'er with Skin Navigator
    • Steam
    • Stocks + Indices
    • Subcentral
    • Trailers
    • Trakt
    • TuneIn (ex RadioTime)
    • TV Wishlist
    • Webbrowser
    • Webradio
    • Wikipedia
    • Windows Update Control
    • World Clock
    • Worldmap
    • World News
    • World Places
    • World Weather
    • World Weather Lite
     
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    How to access the Latest Media

    DefaultWideHD shows the Latest Media, if you installed, activated and configured the LatestMediaHandler plugin (current version to be used is 2.3.0.51).

    Mouse and Touchpad
    Mouse and Touchpad users just move the mouse cursor on the desired item and click - the respective latest media (video, foto, TV Series episode etc.) wil immediately be played/shown.

    Remote and Keyboard only
    If you are using remote control or only a keyboard without a mouse, you need to follow the steps described below.
    The Latest Media may only be accessed via a related submenu entry, e.g. to access the latest added videos, you must
    add the Video item to your submenu, for TVSeries you must add the TVSeries item, for Music you must add the NowPlaying item etc.
    1. Go to BasicHome Editor and add the necessary item to a submenu
    2. Close the BasicHome Editor and return to BasicHome.
    3. Now you can access the Latest Media by going up from the main menu to the submenu and again going up from the submenu to the first item of the Latest Media displayed. If the first item of the Latest Media has focus, you can go left or right to access the other Latest Media items. Click on the desired item, and it will be played.
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    Cumulative Update (Bugfixes and Enhancements Updated 08.03.2016)

    Here you will find a cumulative update (bugfixes and enhancement based on your input) :D
    Attached is a ZIP file with the relevant files.
    1. Just copy (overwrite) the content of this ZIP file into your skin folder DefaultWideHD (normally in C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\skin\DefaultWideHD).
    2. Go to the skin folder and open the subfolder MPDefaultFonts.
    3. Double-click on the font NotoSans-Regular.ttf - the font is displayed.
    4. Click on "Install" in the upper left corner of the displayed font - this will copy the font into the font directory of Windows and register it. (Please note that on some systems it might be necessary to restart Windows!)
    5. Clear the skin cache (delete the folder DefaultWideHD from C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Cache).
    6. Restart MP and enjoy MediaPortal with DefaultWideHD :D
    Cumulative Changelog:
    • Added genre and character icons to MyVideos and MovingPictures (requires FanartHandler 4.0.2.225!)
    • Added support for Argus TV (THX to @lisag) Note: There still may be display issues.
    • Added studio icons to MovingPictures media infos
    • Fixed display of movie infos in MyVideo and MovingPictures in coverflow view (F3)
    • Added MTV (US) studio logo
    • Fixed ShowTimes issues (THX Nephilim)
    • Full support for Sky Go DE (BasicHome Editor, GFX etc.)
    • Support for WordWeather Lite (THX ysmp (y))
    • New splashscreen (THX to daWooky (y))
    • Fixed double display of music info
    • Fixed wrong progress bar on BasicHome when playing movies
    • Fixed Games menu to only show enabled games
    • Fixed Pause logo (now without text)
    • Added text background for all items in BasicHome Carousel and Horizontal (scroll)
    • Fixed additional infos to be shown in Online Videos small and big icons
    • Fixed display of LED VU meters in NowPlaying (now vertical aligned)
    • New theme Simple Background offering a blue background for all plugins (instead of the themed backgrounds)
    • Added the items Radio Search, Radio Recordings and Radio Guide to BasicHomer Editor
    • Fixed skin settings screen
    • Fixed text artefacts in Coverflow views in MyVideos, Moving Pictures, MyFilms
    • Fixed some display bugs in MyFilms
    • Added new falling snow GIF for XMAS theme
    • New colours in list views to better distinguish watched/unwatched videos (MyVideos, Moving Pictures, TV Series)
    • Fixed wrong display of watched count circle in Moving Pictures details view
    • Fixed access to scheduled recording items in EPG with mouse
    • Added Amazon (Prime) logo
    • New font NotoSans-Regular - please follow the steps 2 - 4 above to copy and register that font
    • Restyled OSDs - better readability, less intrusive, less space used
    • Latest media are now displayed in filmstrip facade (up to 10 items)
    • Enhanced Xmas experience (more text in gold)
    • New H.265 HEVC logo
    • Bugfixes
     

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    This Skin is awesome!
    I hope something like that comes for MP2. :)
     
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    I finally checked out why the video or tv screen shows "pause" without translation - it is the image (again)! Why is it not possible to use text near to paused image?

    Should i post further bugreports/wishes here? or in another thread?
     
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    Will check and "repair" ;)
    Post it here, because that´s the official support thread :D
     
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    then - gentle bump for "Album Information" in strings.en.xml :)
     
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