Feature #1353

Custom Backgrounds

Added by ßlueplanet . almost 8 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:10/23/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:

0%

Category:User interface
Target version:4.4

Description

Showtime is looking incredible now. For me the only thing missing is custom backgrounds, each section/folder has the same blue background which feels a bit boring.

An example would be my movie collections I have all my 007 movies in one subfolder, all it needs now is a great bond background to finish it off :P

I hope this can be implemented in a future release?

History

#1 Updated by Jerome Morrow almost 8 years ago

+1

#2 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to User interface

#3 Updated by Andreas Smas over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 4.2 to 33

#4 Updated by Andreas Smas about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • Target version changed from 33 to 4.4

OK, after a long time this is now actually possible using a plugin.

You need at least Showtime 4.3.366 and then you can install "Custom background".

After doing that any image can be selected as background image from the item menu.

#5 Updated by Jerome Morrow about 7 years ago

Very good. With this, now we can tweak a little more the app.

A nice addition could be an option to manage the aspect of the image (stretch or crop), to avoid distortion of the proportions.

BTW, "Custom Icons" could be the next step on this direction...... What do you think about it? (Special icon for my RPi, or the bookmarks to my movies or series.... Sounds great.. Isn't it?)

#6 Updated by ßlueplanet . about 7 years ago

I really like the new background plugin too :)

custom icons is a good idea, because TMDb can't create covers for folders all are given the "no image" poster.

If TMDb could search metadata for a folder name aswell as a file name this could be a step in the right direction.

#7 Updated by ßlueplanet . about 7 years ago

Jerome Morrow wrote:

BTW, "Custom Icons" could be the next step on this direction...... What do you think about it? (Special icon for my RPi, or the bookmarks to my movies or series.... Sounds great.. Isn't it?)

If you mean the icons on your home screen, you can create/edit these by editing your bookmarks2 file located in HTS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings.

Be sure to backup the file first.

#8 Updated by Jerome Morrow about 7 years ago

Ok, but this is my bookmarks2 file:

[
    {
        "id": "fad8857d26405b2026f039105e4ed246e6969c6f",
        "title": "Series-NEW",
        "svctype": "video",
        "url": "smb://192.168.0.104/rpiusb/downloads/Series-NEW" 
    },
    {
        "id": "e19b865e4ff01f876f74f06852de98082b847cf3",
        "title": "RPi-1TB",
        "svctype": "tv",
        "url": "smb://192.168.0.104/rpiusb" 
    },
    {
        "id": "c8e9b1b718108e06ded0e17c7b1f68e1d517600d",
        "title": "Movies.HD",
        "svctype": "video",
        "url": "smb://192.168.0.104/rpiusb/Video/Movies.HD" 
    },
    {
        "id": "d653644a8c0556427a4ef1ce324fea9bd8567a12",
        "title": "RPi-3TB",
        "svctype": "tv",
        "url": "smb://192.168.0.104/rpiusb3tb" 
    }
]

And I don't know where can I change the default icons available for my home screen bookmarks (only a few: tv, video, etc, etc)

#9 Updated by ßlueplanet . about 7 years ago

Here is an example of my Movies bookmark

},
{
"id": "93ae8826143a105a6072036b7b15046a92470ea1",
"title": "Movies",
"svctype": "other",
"url": "file:///dev_usb001/Blu-ray Movies",
"icon": "http://lookpic.com/O/i2/97/5RHYizfL.png"
}, {
By adding the highlighted line above, I can use any PNG image as an icon (Colours become inverted using other formats)

Are you opening your bookmarks2 file with wordpad? my file always corupts unless I use notepad.

#10 Updated by Jerome Morrow about 7 years ago

Excellent!! Thanks for the info ;)

Also available in: Atom PDF