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fini
2004-11-29, 12:39 AM
This is the new thread for the scan skin as it has undergone a major change since the last version.

http://www.finni.plus.com/newpreview.JPG

I'm not going to list changes, because almost everything has changed. It now works with the new version of GB-PVR and uses a lot of the skinability that the new version has added.

Download Now! (http://www.finni.plus.com/newscan.zip)

fini

nkh
2004-11-29, 01:30 AM
It looks very nice, but there's a small bug in the TV Guide. The two first lines in the description covers the 4th row in the guide.

Also, it looks like the background picture is in 256 colours on the tv-out on my PVR-350, the 'sun burst' effect looks like some rough circles inside eachother.

goosey
2004-11-29, 06:21 AM
From your screenshot - I think you need a little more space between the word "characters" and the line beneath it - that is to say, the task description needs to be more centered in the top banner area.

fini
2004-11-29, 08:10 AM
Quote[/b] (nkh @ Nov. 28 2004,21:30)]It looks very nice, but there's a small bug in the TV Guide. The two first lines in the description covers the 4th row in the guide.
Odd, as I have mine setup with four channels... and don't get this. If you go into the scan folder and then tv guide right click on the skin.xml and choose edit. Find selectedtimetitle and selectedtimedesc change the second number in locs (currently 310 and 325) to make them fit. Could you also post a screen shot so I can see if anything funny's happening (well something funny's already happening, but something beyond what you describe).


Quote[/b] (nkh @ Nov. 28 2004,21:30)]Also, it looks like the background picture is in 256 colours on the tv-out on my PVR-350, the 'sun burst' effect looks like some rough circles inside eachother.
Did this happen with the old version if you had tried that in the past? I don't use tv-out on my 350 so I can't confirm this, but I also doubt that there is a lot I can do about it as its probably due to the limited display of tv's.

fini

fini
2004-11-29, 08:12 AM
Quote[/b] (goosey @ Nov. 29 2004,02:21)]From your screenshot - I think you need a little more space between the word "characters" and the line beneath it - that is to say, the task description needs to be more centered in the top banner area.
Partly solved already - the screenshots slightly old. Thanks for your contribution though..

fini

blader_se
2004-11-29, 03:12 PM
Just out of curiosity, are skins compatible with earlier versions of GB-PVR?

What I mean is, they have more stuff in them now than before, but would this "extra" stuff be gracefully disregarded by an earlier version of GB-PVR?

(I've linked this thread from the SkinScan (http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Plugin/SkinScan) page in the wiki.)

sub
2004-11-29, 03:47 PM
No probably not.

fini
2004-11-29, 04:32 PM
Quote[/b] (blader_se @ Nov. 29 2004,11:12)]Just out of curiosity, are skins compatible with earlier versions of GB-PVR?

What I mean is, they have more stuff in them now than before, but would this "extra" stuff be gracefully disregarded by an earlier version of GB-PVR?

(I've linked this thread from the SkinScan (http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Plugin/SkinScan) page in the wiki.)
been meaning to ask you, could you possibly change the image and attachment on the wiki for me.. I'm not entirely sure how to do it ... especially as both of there names have changed to newpreview.jpg and newscan.zip

fini

nkh
2004-11-30, 02:45 AM
Quote[/b] (fini @ Nov. 29 2004,10:10)]
Odd, as I have mine setup with four channels... and don't get this. If you go into the scan folder and then tv guide right click on the skin.xml and choose edit. Find selectedtimetitle and selectedtimedesc change the second number in locs (currently 310 and 325) to make them fit. Could you also post a screen shot so I can see if anything funny's happening (well something funny's already happening, but something beyond what you describe).This is what it looks like:
http://www.nk-h.dk/temp/gbpvr-0238-scan_theme-error.jpg
I'll edit it later ('cos I like to have 8 channels on the screen), but it's very strange if it's only happening on my computer.


Quote[/b] (fini @ Nov. 29 2004,10:10)]Did this happen with the old version if you had tried that in the past? I don't use tv-out on my 350 so I can't confirm this, but I also doubt that there is a lot I can do about it as its probably due to the limited display of tv's.I only tried it in this version, and I'm using the tv-out from my video card now (the pvr-350 isn't too stable), I just noticed it and thought it looked strange. As far as I know the pvr-350 should be able to show more than 256 colours.

fini
2004-11-30, 02:53 AM
presumebly you tried it with the tv-out of the 350 and then moved to the video cart's tv-out; in which case i haven't got a clue... apart from what i already said about tv's and bad quality...

I think the reason this may be happening to you with 4 channels is due to your logo's being bigger than mine (or at least they appear that way). Unfortunatly it is still not possible to make the position of the description relative to the bottom of the channel guide so its changing it manually I'm afraid. This applies to anyone with this overlap problem...

fini

nkh
2004-11-30, 02:54 PM
I just noticed another strange looking thing in the manuel recording screen:
http://www.nk-h.dk/temp/gbpvr-0238-scan_theme-manrec-error.jpg

Back to the tv guide thing, I thought channelRowHeight="50" resized the channel logos?

fini
2004-11-30, 08:21 PM
I'll have a look at manual recording.. tbh I don't use it so haven't had a look for a while.

I just realised why your 'fourth' row is different.... recount the number of channels you have... 5 not four!!!!!111ONE

fini

goosey
2004-11-30, 08:24 PM
I went into the music section, had a whole bunch of mp3s in a folder, and tried to navigate to the menu to play all using my remote.

The focus of the cursor was on one of the mp3s icons in the main pane.

Unfortunately, because your menu is on the right now instead of the left you have to press the remote to move the focus off the left hand side of the screen to get to the menu buttons on the right hand side. A very frustrating experience, and if this cannot be changed in the skin settings, then it would not be advised to move menu buttons to the right hand side.

nkh
2004-11-30, 09:03 PM
Quote[/b] (fini @ Nov. 30 2004,22:21)]I just realised why your 'fourth' row is different.... recount the number of channels you have... 5 not four!!!!!111ONE
Oh, hehe, yeah, you're right. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif The 5 channels came with the theme though, I haven't edited anything.

fini
2004-12-01, 04:17 AM
what i mean is if you had only four channels it would work fine - as you have an extra it doesn't so you need to fix it as described earlier.

goosey - Yes most pages have now been changed to have the buttons on the right hand side to match the main menu. I see what is in effect pressing left when you should be pressing right a minor inconvinience that is outwayed by the harmonisation of all the pages. I hold out hope that in a future version there will be a right/left/top/bottom option so that I can make the page realise where the buttons are. I can't see this happening soon though. I do value your feedback, but I have taken a long time to think about this one and unless its overwhelmingly agreed that I'm wrong on this one it will stay as is. Sorry, but do remember you're free to modify your copy of the skin so you can move them back over if you wish (easiest way would probably be to drop the skin.xml from the blue skin into the folder over the top)...

fini

blader_se
2004-12-01, 07:24 AM
Quote[/b] (fini @ Nov. 29 2004,12:32)]
been meaning to ask you, could you possibly change the image and attachment on the wiki for me.. I'm not entirely sure how to do it ... especially as both of there names have changed to newpreview.jpg and newscan.zip
Sure what help would you like to have?
You can rename the files when doing the upload.

I updated the Scan.zip 29 november so maybee that's already the latest one?

Anyway here's the order to do it:

1) start by entering
http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki....=upload (http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Plugin/SkinScan?action=upload) in your browser

2) Enter "small-scan.jpg" in the box after "Name attachment as:"

3) Browse to newscan.jpg on your local machine

4) Hit upload

Repeat for the zip archive if needed.

If you need more info, just mail me or post in the forum upload thread
(http://gbpvr.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=8;t=9;r=1)