Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts.

Added by Girish Patel over 10 years ago

I've just installed Showtime 3.99 and my initial thoughts were "What have you done!!!!????" where has the nice clean look gone? It looks like MultiMan and I don't like it. Why such a drastic change? ShowTime was a very clean, simple but a very effective design.
It is just my opinion, others might like it. Can there be an option to revert back to the original design, with the original font also.
It looks way too text orientated. ShowTime should be visual, easy on the eye. This design is too heavy. Does not feel and look light and fresh.
It does not look slick or professional but more like a student design.
I am sorry if I offend anyone but I honestly don't mean to. I've been a designer for 14 years and you have to be straight to the point. If I like it I simply say and if I don't I say too. Maybe harshly at times sorry.
I was expecting something very slick with a nice layout and feel to it. 3.99 just doesn't do it for me sorry.


Replies (12)

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Jerome Morrow over 10 years ago

Are you talking about 3.99.344???

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Girish Patel over 10 years ago

Jerome Morrow wrote:

Are you talking about 3.99.344???

Yes, that's the one!

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Jerome Morrow over 10 years ago

Apparently this new version came with a little controversy, here with the design and on other post with the installation process:
https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/boards/15/topics/4807

Can you upload some screenshot to know this new layout??

I think that implement an option for different Skins/Themes will work... and everyone can choose their favorite one.

Best regards

Jerome

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Andreas Smas over 10 years ago

It's https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/versions/46 (the number after versions/ is not the actual version, it's an ID)

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by opium 2k over 10 years ago

The UI is skinnable. Girish I'm sure if you'd be interested in creating a skin for showtime Andreas would be happy to help you out :)

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Jerome Morrow over 10 years ago

My impressions, after 10 minutes using 3.9.344:

- Mandatory uninstall the current version installed, 3.99.41 (lost all my configuration, passwords)

- Crashes (back to XMB) trying to access Samba Share and installing plugins.

- The design... ehhh may be, but it needs work. Although I'm used to the previous version (btw skins sounds great).

After that, uninstalled and back to 3.99.41 (waiting for a more stable version)

Best regards

Jerome

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Buksa ... over 10 years ago

when you install new version just backup settings folder
after just put plugin and keyring back
but for samba share and another bookmarks you need create new
example
bookmarks2

[

    {
        "title": "Samba Movies Folder",
        "svctype": "other",
        "url": "smb://192.168.1.2/movies" 
    }
]

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Tiago windcrusher over 10 years ago

Jerome Morrow wrote:

- Crashes (back to XMB) trying to access Samba Share and installing plugins.

I'm use SAMBA Share (Windows xp folder shared) and for movies (MKV) this works fine!

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Jerome Morrow over 10 years ago

Buksa and Tiago, thanks for the answers.

In my experience, I create the bookmarks using the program interface (usb keyboard), no problem with that, but when I tried to enter login and pass, Showtime closes and the console returns to XMB.

My samba share is on a Popcorn Hour A110 (linux based), and works fine with all the previous versions, but not with 3.99.344.

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Jerome Morrow over 10 years ago

@Andreas Öman: thanks for all the new features.... I really want to use the latest version, but I need samba-shares (all my files are there)

Can you to fix it??

Best regards

Jerome

RE: Showtime 3.99 initial thoughts. - Added by Tony Miker over 10 years ago

is this helpful?

00:01:07.251: navigator [INFO]:Opening smb://192.168.0.7/Videos
00:01:07.253: SMB [DEBUG]:Connected to 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.256: SMB [DEBUG]:192.168.0.7:445 Protocol negotiated
00:01:07.256: SMB [DEBUG]:SETUP guest:<unset>:WORKGROUP
00:01:07.274: SMB [DEBUG]:SETUP errorcode=0xc000006d
00:01:07.274: SMB [DEBUG]:Disconnecting from 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.275: SMB [DEBUG]:Connected to 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.277: SMB [DEBUG]:192.168.0.7:445 Protocol negotiated
00:01:07.278: keyring [INFO]:Requesting credentials for smb:connection:192.168.0.7:445 : Samba server '192.168.0.7' : Login required
00:01:25.817: PANIC [EMERG]:Thread PC:navigator (0x12f00b0) crashed (r=0x80010005)
00:01:25.823: PANIC [EMERG]:Thread list (self=0x12f00a7)
00:01:25.823: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bd: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.824: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bc: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bb: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ba: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b9: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b8: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b7: GLW font renderer
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b4: ssdp
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b3: httpsrv
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b1: audio output
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b0: PC:navigator
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00af: audioplayer
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ae: PC:mp
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ad: PC:js
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ac: service probe
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ab: deco
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00aa: PC:metadata
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a9: callout
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a8: PC:global
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a6: main

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