I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version.

Added by Bill Simpson over 3 years ago

Would you please release a new version of the 4.10.xx versions Because I don't like the new UI And I loath the fact that I have to go into a sub menu to view the metadata for the file I have selected. This Is why I use an old version because none of what I previously mentioned is necessary, but If I choose to use an old version please don't punish me by forcing me to deal with the "latest news" updates at the top of my screen EVERY TIME I USE MOVIAN. Save your latest news for those who use the latest ui and please don't force your news upon the rest of us who choose not to use the subjectively better(not in my opinion)interface. Look just make the metadata available without having to go into a sub menu and I will be happy to use the latest version of movian Or release a "new" old version that is not inundated with your latest news.

This post was meant as a request not a demand.


Replies (14)

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Andreas Smas over 3 years ago

I think you have a fair point. The new list view is pretty dumb and ugly. But to its defence I will say that the previous one didn't work with mouse or touch based interfaces. I personally use my iPhone as a remote control to Movian on RPi so having that in place is paramount to me.

I will try to rework the list view during the coming weeks (as I have a vacation and got some free time hopefully). So ideas for a new design are much welcome (but remember, saying "just revert it to the old design" won't cut it)

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Bill Simpson over 3 years ago

Thank you for considering my opinion. Please enjoy your vacation.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by ßlueplanet . over 3 years ago

I also still have Movian 4.xx on my ps3, largely due to the lack of TMDb support, but i do feel the new design doesn't really make use of the whole screen (50").
I also prefer larger posters on the big screen to help me pick a movie/show (but each to their own i guess :P )

this is my ps3 at the moment, but it changes every week :D

with all that said however I have to agree, the old design probably wouldn't look that good on my 10" tablet that I use at work, on the train etc.

As for design ideas ( because you can never please everyone :D ) perhaps taking inspiration from other services like hulu, netflix or amazon instant video?.

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RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Rural Hunter over 3 years ago

I also still uses 4.10 on my PS3. The main reasons from me are:
1. 4.10 UI is faster
2. It seems the new UI is mostly focus on mobile devices. Some UI display and controls are not very fit on PS3 comparing with the old version.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 3 years ago

I'm currently working on an update for the skin Xperience which will include a rewritten list view that I hope will make many people happy with it.
I'll share few screenshots of the current work in progress later.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by ßlueplanet . over 3 years ago

I like that the little ticks next to a completed video are back, which makes tv series' a lot easier to follow.
The ability to change the size of text/items is also a fantastic idea!.

Off topic (I know sorry) are there any plans for porting your previous plugins to movian 5.0?. I also see a Trakt home page window in one of the screenshots :P, are there any plans for releasing a plugin in the future?.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 3 years ago

ßlueplanet . wrote:

I like that the little ticks next to a completed video are back, which makes tv series' a lot easier to follow.
The ability to change the size of text/items is also a fantastic idea!.

Off topic (I know sorry) are there any plans for porting your previous plugins to movian 5.0?. I also see a Trakt home page window in one of the screenshots :P, are there any plans for releasing a plugin in the future?.

The screenshot of Trakt is about this plugin https://medium.com/@facanferff/trakt-for-movian-media-center-now-available-26e29389fdd4#.o8cg9w9tq (but viewing the home page list with xperience), which is now available for movian v5.0.241 and up.
May you give some examples of previous plugins you refer?
About the skin it will be available for movian v5.0+ but it will only work fully as intended with movian 5.0.196+

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by ßlueplanet . over 3 years ago

Fábio Ferreira wrote:

May you give some examples of previous plugins you refer?

Well I did have a list, but after updating my phone to movian 5.0.270 it seems you have already ported them :D .
Not that it matters now, but no TMDb and navi-x support were the main reasons for holding back on the new movian on my ps3 (Navi-X does install fine but favorties is broken, TMDb view didn't work etc.)
I will however be updating my ps3 when I get home from work to test it out :)

A little issue I did find with "xperience view" was the lack of options when holding/right clicking an item (android & chrome)

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RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 3 years ago

I updated recently TMDb to make it more compatible with modern Movian, despite that it may not work completely, for that I suggest you use Trakt, it is fully supported in Movian 5.0.241+ and brins even features that TMDb didn't have (like scrobble) and even better name recognition.

A little issue I did find with "xperience view" was the lack of options when holding/right clicking an item (android & chrome)

About that I can't do anything, that view you show is the context menu that is native and Xperience doesn't change that.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Rural Hunter over 3 years ago

How to use skin Xperience? I installed the plugin but nothing changed. Is there any setting I should change to use it?

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 3 years ago

Rural Hunter wrote:

How to use skin Xperience? I installed the plugin but nothing changed. Is there any setting I should change to use it?

The update is not yet released, and the version available is not fully compatible.

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Andreas Smas over 3 years ago

Ok, I'm gonna add back the right-detail-pane in the list view.

Here's a work-in-progress screenshot of the default skin:

http://imgur.com/RqFqK58

RE: I Still Use The 4.10.xx Version. - Added by Bill Simpson over 3 years ago

I apologize for not responding sooner and for bringing up an old thread, but I just wanted to say I like the latest version (bleeding edge) of Movian it works very well with my psp and vita in regards to being able to read the video title while using remote play but on my ps3 using the latest (and the last 2 or 3 versions) bleeding edge version I see no description(summaries?) of movies or tv shows on the right of my screen I do see the changing picture with the embedded video cover in the upper right corner however if I install the plugin called xperience (bad spelling maybe but you know what I mean) then I get descriptions for tv shows but not movies. The thing is If I install the "xperience" plugin then I cannot press up on my ds3 to get to the bottom of the file/folder list, I am sorry to say I have not tried the latest stable version of movian for ps3 with out the xperience plugin But I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that these issues exist for that version as well. The imgur link in your last post convinced me to use the 5.xx.xx versions.

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