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Old 05-08-2021, 01:48 PM
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As I've posted in the Schedules Direct EPG topic, the real issue here are the extremely large show images that the EPG grabber is getting, instead of the smaller ones that SD could provide. I'm asking there if anyone is interested in looking at the SD EPG grabber code.

Alternatively: My SageTV PC is getting older and slows down while displaying show images anyway. Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I find that if I play video on the schedule or recordings menus instead of displaying the show images, response is greatly improved.

I'm starting to feel like I have no interest in seeing show images and am debating adding the ability to turn such images off in the UI. Am I the only one interested in this kind of solution to the very large images, potential crash issues, and UI slowdowns?

Maybe if I changed to a more modern PC and OS, I wouldn't have this issue, but... I can't find a shrug emoji. Oh well.

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Old 05-08-2021, 02:09 PM
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I'm still here & use SageTV; I just don't post much.
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Old 05-09-2021, 09:42 AM
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I stopped displaying images a while ago. I have no images in the guide and also no thumbnails.
I setup a thumbnail symlink... and Sage no longer uses thumbnails.or channels Icons.[/IMG]
I believe I'll actually start work on this: there will be new options to disable the display of thumbnails/art for shows and for whether to display channel logos. I'll probably leave all those items on the Detailed Info screens, since I believe that is where the info is most useful and it isn't where lots of shows are displayed while scrolling through various lists.
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:08 AM
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I believe I'll actually start work on this: there will be new options to disable the display of thumbnails/art for shows and for whether to display channel logos. I'll probably leave all those items on the Detailed Info screens, since I believe that is where the info is most useful and it isn't where lots of shows are displayed while scrolling through various lists.
Wow, excellent, thanks in advance! Are you thinking that you will be putting logic in there to select some of the smaller thumbnails/artwork, or are you going to stick with just enabling/disabling?
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:19 AM
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Getting the smaller art is part of the SD EPG grabber discussion & should hopefully be done even if these new settings are not used by anyone. I just don't know who might make those art size changes.

Edit: and. hah! I don't think I've opened Studio since the last changes I made in August 2017, so I'm almost surprised I can still find my way around it.

Edit 2: as I figured, the program guide already has an option to include the logos.
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:38 AM
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I stopped displaying images a while ago. I have no images in the guide and also no thumbnails.
I setup a thumbnail symlink... and Sage no longer uses thumbnails.or channels Icons.
BTW: There is an existing option to turn off logos in the guide. If you change that, the channel name will take up the entire space instead of using just the right half, as shown in your above pic.
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:07 AM
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BTW: There is an existing option to turn off logos in the guide. If you change that, the channel name will take up the entire space instead of using just the right half, as shown in your above pic.
Thanks found it.
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:39 PM
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Here is a test STV with the options to not display the thumbs/art and logos on screen with lists of airings (program guide, recordings, schedule, and such).

I did not remove the art from the Detailed Info type menus because a delay loading there seems OK to me, since those menus are not loaded quickly one right after the other & it seems like art is desired there. Of course, this means it isn't a solution to crashing the extender w/o the updated jar because the super large images could still be shown on such menus.

If anyone tries it, please let me know if there are issues. I'll use it for a bit before adding it to github.

Edit: Forgot to say, the new options are towards the bottom of Detailed Setup -> Customize.
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Old 05-09-2021, 03:12 PM
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Getting the smaller art is part of the SD EPG grabber discussion & should hopefully be done even if these new settings are not used by anyone. I just don't know who might make those art size changes.

Edit: and. hah! I don't think I've opened Studio since the last changes I made in August 2017, so I'm almost surprised I can still find my way around it.

Edit 2: as I figured, the program guide already has an option to include the logos.
I could even make the changes to the code if I knew functionally what needs to happen. Is it a matter of shifting from med/large to small/med?
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Old 05-09-2021, 03:15 PM
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I could even make the changes to the code if I knew functionally what needs to happen. Is it a matter of shifting from med/large to small/med?
Not sure. As we talked about in the other topic, we might want to check actual image sizes. I'll go post there again so we can talk about it.
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