> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 10:51 +0200, Maciej Urbaniak wrote:
>> OK, I have uploaded the skin to the features tracker. See the readme
>> inside the archive but consider the whole thing as pre-release, for now
>> I'd say alpha. I'm sure there are problems and I still need to
>> fix/complete some things.
>> Now I'm awaiting feedback.
> Hi Mike,
> I've taken a look at the skin and its looking good :-)
> Couple of features I particularly like are the border around the
> description text in the 'full description' screen (I'd been thinking
> about doing this for the other skins) unfortunately this border doesn't
> seem to get removed once you exit the screen.
Hmm, strange, I just tested that bit and cannot replicate. I presume that
you mean the box that is also used by what I call a ribbon view, right?
When I enter the full description (from listing view for example) and then
exit the screen reverts to the listing view. The only thing I can think of
is that if there is no layout defined the skin will use previous layout
but that should not happen as there is a listing layout defined. Best if
you grab a screenshot and send it to my email address. I can then have a
> 2nd I like the new layout
> of the video items in list mode (though it seems that the icons for
> various features of the video seem to be wrong eg h264 and 720 for an
> mpeg 2 SD stream).
Well, this was expected. I do not have a samples of all possible streams
so cannot add all possible mappings. Best way is to dump media info into
the log and check the fourcc as reported by kaa.metadata. It could be
incorrectly reported for one. Check out util/mediainfo.py. Mappings and
calcs are done there. In the MMCache.create() there is a trace that dumps
all metadata including audio and video fourcc values. in the
freevo_config.py there is a dictionary with the mappings from fourcc to
icon names. Something that really bothers me is the wrong icon being
displayed, this should not really happen. If the mapping is not found icon
should be blank, nothing displayed. Strange...
BTW, some time ago I have created the patch for kaa.metadata to set the
fourcc value of the flac files. Can you please add it? I have a large
collection of flacs and this would allow to display the icon correctly in
the audio player etc.
> Oh and I do like the idea of splitting the skin into separate files and
> using include statements.
This was one of the first things that I did. The skin file got way too
large and hard to work on.
> Only other thing to note for the moment is the amount of time it takes
> to change between menu items on the main menu, I think those large
> background images need to be preloaded.
I have a quite fast CPU in my Freevo box so it's not really annoying me
that much but you are right, even on my pc I can see approx 1 sec delay.
I'll look into it.