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#16 OP Boz

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 02:22

Okay.. Version 2.0 is up..

Enjoy


#17 omganinja

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 03:06

This is awesome. Great work. Is it at all possible to add the ability to upload your own image or enter a url for an image, as amazon doesn't have a good 2D cover for alot of movies. Just a suggestion.

#18 OP Boz

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:36

VERSION 2.0 UPDATE

- Optimized applying the covers. It is directly applied to the 3d cover instead of writing a temporary file making the application much faster.
- Added Horizontal and Vertical Scaling sliders for fine tuning size
- Added 6 Cover templates
- Added 7 Disc templates
- You can mix and match covers with discs.
- The Video/Audio boxes are now fully interactive (as you type it gets updated, no need pressing PREVIEW button)
- Hitting ENTER on text fields now executes searches. No need for using mouse to click on SEARCH buttons.
- The ability to completely hide video and audio boxes
- Custom URL for the image loading if you can't find things on Amazon.
- Update and polished covers to be a bit higher resolution (less compressed)

SUGGESTION:
- You should possibly regenerate your covers because the new template system is slightly (few pixels) moved and adjusted as I imported new graphics. These are much better and won't change anymore. I will be just adding different templates (other than 3d ones - like film reel design of cover, flat style covers, XBMC style covers etc)

#19 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:48

He said that in version 2.0 you'll be able to choose between HDDVD, DVD, film reel, BluRay boxes, so wait patiently.


I know, hence I said that I almost wished he hadn't released the prior version :)

Amazing work on thie Boz (Y)

Edit - Seem to have an issue saving the image directly to an external drive, slightly strange but can save to desktop fine

Edited by AbandonedTrolley, 12 September 2009 - 07:03.


#20 OP Boz

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:10

Edit - Seem to have an issue saving the image directly to an external drive, slightly strange but can save to desktop fine


Unfortunately it's a security issue with Flash. No way around it unless they release a patch. I think it depends how your drive is connected. If it's USB or network that's most likely the cause. If it's internal I think it should work fine.

#21 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:50

Unfortunately it's a security issue with Flash. No way around it unless they release a patch. I think it depends how your drive is connected. If it's USB or network that's most likely the cause. If it's internal I think it should work fine.


Ah no worries Boz, yeah it's USB but certainly wasn't criticising your work, just another 200+ to go (Y)

Edited by AbandonedTrolley, 12 September 2009 - 08:14.


#22 jelli

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:15

Sweet app, just out of curiousity what is your background Boz? Do you do much web application stuff?

#23 +Audioboxer

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:17

Boz I forgot to mention earlier but this won't work on Chrome for me :/

edit: No wait it's working now, sometimes it just loads a blank page though. Version 2.0 is awesome :) I'll have to re-do my whole collection now though LOL, will take a while.

By the way Boz, isn't it folder.png you need to save the file as?

Also example of how this looks

Posted Image

Edited by Audioboxer, 13 September 2009 - 11:27.


#24 OP Boz

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:32

Boz I forgot to mention earlier but this won't work on Chrome for me :/

edit: No wait it's working now, sometimes it just loads a blank page though. Version 2.0 is awesome :) I'll have to re-do my whole collection now though LOL, will take a while.

By the way Boz, isn't it folder.png you need to save the file as?

Also example of how this looks

Posted Image



Okay..AB, you need to update to Flash player 10.. make sure you have the latest version.. I mean the code is compliant with Flash 9 but it might cause issues.. so make sure you have the latest Flash Player installed. Flash 10 Player introduced something called File Reference class that allows me to save things directly to user's hard drive which is why I published as Flash 10.

Folder.png or Folder.jpg are for folders.. I usually don't put my movies into one folder for each movie. I have folder for genres and then have all movies (files) for that genre in there. I have movie covers in a different folder named HD Movie Covers and then I tell PS3MS to read from that folder.

#25 +Audioboxer

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:34

Okay..AB, you need to update to Flash player 10.. make sure you have the latest version.. I mean the code is compliant with Flash 9 but it might cause issues.. so make sure you have the latest Flash Player installed. Flash 10 Player introduced something called File Reference class that allows me to save things directly to user's hard drive which is why I published as Flash 10.

Folder.png or Folder.jpg are for folders.. I usually don't put my movies into one folder for each movie. I have folder for genres and then have all movies (files) for that genre in there. I have movie covers in a different folder named HD Movie Covers and then I tell PS3MS to read from that folder.


How does that work, just name the cover file the same as the movie file name?

#26 OP Boz

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:39

Sweet app, just out of curiousity what is your background Boz? Do you do much web application stuff?


I am a creative director so I do mostly design stuff and such but I do web dev too on occasion. I just have usually other people on my team do it who are solely in charge of dev.

How does that work, just name the cover file the same as the movie file name?


If you file name is like this:

Anger Management.mkv

You should name your file:

Anger Management.mkv.cover.png

That's why I name it in the dialog box you get cover.png..

What I usually do when I use my app is I copy .cover.png into clipboard and then I just find the movie, I click on it once to get the name in the file textbox and paste .cover.png at the end of it and hit save.

#27 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:49

Is there any way to speed up the loading in of the thumbnails, would say it takes roughly 3-4 minutes for it to load in each time PMS is restarted. Is there some way to cache these, both the videos and thumbnails are stored on an external USB and I'm wondering if this may be the bottleneck in speed.

#28 SimplySchizo

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:09

Excellent work Boz. Thank you.

#29 TonyLock

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:14

NICE!

#30 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:59

Is there any way to speed up the loading in of the thumbnails, would say it takes roughly 3-4 minutes for it to load in each time PMS is restarted. Is there some way to cache these, both the videos and thumbnails are stored on an external USB and I'm wondering if this may be the bottleneck in speed.


Seem to have found my own answer on the official forums, need to enable Media Library, so will check that tonight and see if things speed up :)