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Old 02-03-2006, 05:09 PM
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IVL 0.5

In the never ending quest to improve SageTV's video library, the fair-weather STV developer strikes again IVL 0.1 takes inspiration from a few places, DVD Profiler, Theatertek 2's browser, a bit of SageTV Detailed info, all mixed together with a bit of insanity. OK, I'm not sure what I'm smoking tonight, but it must be some good stuff

Seriously though, intermixed in the crazyness of the above paragraph is some real info, I've reworked the Video Library Folder View to take care of a couple of the things that annoyed me and to add a couple things I thought would be nice, the end result is this:


I suppose some usage comments are in order. That view shows the basic theory, the folder view will show you, simultaneously the list of recordings, and some info about them. "Right" or "Select" will bring up the options popup ( gotta change that ). Some refinement is needed there.

But that's not all!


If you hit an item with sub-items (like a folder) it will display the subfolders available. In this case "Right" or "Select" will take you into the subfolders.

Comments are welcome and expected.

To install:
  1. Extract the archive to your SageTV directory (the one containing the STVs folder) - maintain the folder structure present in the zip file.
  2. Import the stvi from inside SageTV
  3. For DVD Profiler support:
    1. Install DVD Profiler
    2. Add your DVDs
    3. Export your collection as an XML file from DVD Profiler
    4. Browse for and select the XML in the Library Import menu

If you have trouble with Videos not being found in the XML, doublecheck that they are spelled the same way as in DVD Profiler except for illegal characters.

Have fun

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/down...?do=file&id=52

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Updated menu themes

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Added Import menu attached full V3 STV with the menues.

-update 02/07/06

Attached importable IVL based on neilm's excellent generic importer

-update 02/09/06 0.5.0

Title and Category grouping now works (if metadata is imported).

-update 02/17/06
Updated to the latest version of Nielm's importer.

-update 03/04/06
Fixed a couple major bugs in the importing logic, now selecting a file actually goes to the Mediaplayer OSD, and right actually takes you to the detailed info.

-update 04/15/06
Image copying, Import menu now has a setup option (enable image copying and browse for XML file)

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Old 02-03-2006, 05:12 PM
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Oh, better pictures:

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I like it but I don't want to have to learn studio to use it. Any chance you can make it an import for us lazy people?
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:56 PM
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Any chance you use SageMC?

Twould be cool to see in SageMC...

But, maybe that's too much of a detailed view, to keep with the simplistic approach, who knows...
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:15 PM
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I like it but I don't want to have to learn studio to use it. Any chance you can make it an import for us lazy people?
The way things are now, it's easier for you to learn enough of studio to add it than for me to learn how to do an STVi

Basically it's like this, say you want to use this instead of the default library:
  1. Open Studio
  2. Save a copy of the current STV
  3. Go to the Media Center page
  4. Ctrl+Shift+F12 - (takes you to where the menu is defined)
  5. Expand the menu and the "MainMenuContainer"
  6. Expand "Imported Videos"
  7. Delete the "Video Library Folder View" menu link
  8. Scroll down to the "Video Library Stanger89 View"
  9. Drag "Video Library Stanger89 View" up and drop it on the "Imported Videos" item.
  10. Press F6 to refresh the menu
  11. Try it out.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:17 PM
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Any chance you use SageMC?
I use it on and off. Originally I loved it, but I've grown away from it. And I can't even really solidify what I'm not happy with. So as of now, I don't really use it.

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Twould be cool to see in SageMC...
I was kind of hoping mlbdude would incorporate it
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:23 PM
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Here's an stock STV with this menu instead of the stock one.
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File Type: zip SageTV3IVL.zip (311.5 KB, 264 views)
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:21 PM
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Can you import this with Dynamic Menus? If I use studio to import this would I mess up the Dynamic Menus?
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Honestly, not knowing how Dynamic Menues work, I'm not sure. But, I think you might be on to something.

First it shouldn't break anything, in fact, just importing it should have no effect, it's an entirely self contained menu that I simply exported with Studio. If you import it, it will be there, but there will be no way to use it.

Now, if the dynamic menues will let you specify the name of a menu, you could probably link it in that way. The name of the menu is "Video Library Stanger89 View".
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:22 AM
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Now, if the dynamic menues will let you specify the name of a menu, you could probably link it in that way. The name of the menu is "Video Library Stanger89 View".
yep -- thats how they work -- when adding an internal screen in the dynamic menus, it presents a list of all screens in currently loaded STV...
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:00 AM
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Stanger, I think something is wrong with the way you exported it. First I tried your STVi then the seperate STV you posted and they are both missing stuff. Specifically the "Album Theme" isn't really working so to make it work I expanded the Album Theme tree in your menu and deleted that tree. Then I dragged down a shortcut to the "Album Theme" widget from the original Video Library into your menu and all was good again. If you try the STV you posted you'll see what I mean about stuff missing on the top like the Sage logo and clock etc.

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Old 02-04-2006, 08:03 AM
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Oh and do you have instructions on how to go about adding detailed info for each item? BTW I like this view very much and added it via Dynamic Menus as an alternative option and kept the original as well. Nice work!
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Actaully I exported it quite a while ago , so I'm not surprised. But yes I noticed that the theme wasn't quite right.

As for how to get the info, basically it needs to be there. I'm working on that though
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:44 AM
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I'm sorry if I missed something but needs to be where? In the Sage DB? or in some file?
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:30 AM
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Yeah. I've got a menu to do that, but I just need to find a good copy of it
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Give the import a try again, it should include the metadata import menu now as well. Accessible via the options (Esc) command while in the menu. You'll need a DVDProfiler XML export for it to point to.

Set the property:
mlbdude/meta_data_collection.xml=W\:\\collection.xml

to point to the location of the export.

While you're in there, you can scroll through your imported files, to see how the DVD profiler data compares to the Sage native data, and selecting an entry will remove it (in case you con't want to overwrite the current data.

Also, it won't overwrite native data if it can't find a match in your collection. Just extract it to your SageTV directory.

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Oh, You'll need the latest DVDPro2Sage to use the importing functionality.

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You can also use neilm's webserver to edit the show information if you want.

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I do have something you guys could probably help me with

One thing I've been having a heck of a time figuring out how to deal with is collections. Most specifically the ones with mulitple discs that come with a single SKU/package (Ultimate Matrix Collection, TV show packs, etc).

Comments would be welcome.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:51 PM
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Update 02/07/05

Thanks to neilm's awesome "generic importer" I've attached a Real, importable without studio STVI for this. Give it a try. I'll post it in the downloads if response indicate it doesn't lobotomize anything.

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Old 02-09-2006, 06:49 PM
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Update 02/09/05
IVL 0.5.0 "release"

I've updated the download section with an importable version, grouping on Title and Category (assumes imported metadata) now added. Also included the capability to import metadata.
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:59 PM
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Hi. The link to this import in the download area still points to 0.4.7.
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