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Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Skins' started by dubstar, February 4, 2007.

  1. tourettes
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    You know that MediaPortal skinning engine is based on a port of some real old XBMC skinning engine? Unfortunately it would require a huge amount of work to port the current version (porting something from C++ to C# and at the same time from OpenGL to DirectX is a big task especially when the skin engine is a "bit" complex). It is not worth to spend time on such for MP1 as the MPII has already much more flexible skinning engine thanm XBMC.


     
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    Thanks guys,

    Well I am doing a much simple version of xtv for MP1. I am posting below some screenshots. The thing is that I have tried most skins for MP1 and even though some are quite good I am well accustomed to xtv which I have used on my old XBox for years so I decided to port it.

    I have noticed the similarities between the XBMC skins and MP1 ones. But unfortunately they still have to be ported. Anyway have a look and tell me your feedback. The skin is far from finished but you can already get a feeling.

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    This is looking pretty nice as well:
    XBMC Skin Rapier 2.0

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    Especially the info bar at the bottom in the videos section looks very smart to me.
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    Hi Emphatic, this is indeed a very nice skin, is there a MediaPortal version of it?
     
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    No, not yet anyway. I just posted these screens to inspire the skinners here.
    Emph
     
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    After using it i can tell you that it might be he most beautiful/usable skin i have seen in a long time.
     
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    i like this one a lot so please port it to mp! emphatic, you have a feeling for nice skins, it's not the first post of you which should "inspire" the mp-skinners :D keep on, maybe sometime in near future there will be one of those skins available...
     
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    Sorry, I don't have the stamina to finish a whole skin. That's why I just hang around here trying to "improve" on others work. :p

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    @ Emph, I'm currently looking for a new direction to go in for my next MP skin... Perhaps a poll (incl. Aeon Stark) would be a good idea to "inspire the skinners here" :p, of course permission will be needed from the original XBMC authors ;)
     
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    Can you include Transparency as one of the options if doing a poll?
     
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