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Old 12-06-2009, 03:24 PM
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Arrow STV Import: Movie Trailers for SageMC

Movie Trailers for SageMC - Version 1.2
(now with optional AMIS_MT support)


I've always been a big movie trailer fan. In the past, I never had the luxury to conveniently playback HD movie trailers when trying to decide which movie to watch/record on TV. So, I decided to offer a solution which addresses this need; which definitely would never have been possible if it weren't for "Koelec" on our sageTV forums.

I know, for non-sageMC users, the IMDB addon has a "Gvid Trailers" option; which sort of does this, but my experience with it wasn't that good. It only returned blurry, low resolution Google videos (many of which had nothing to do with the movie trailer). This gave me the idea to instead use our YouTube videos search function (from the latest STV).

If you have SageTV Setup/Detailed Setup/Customize/Online Videos Options/YouTube Video Quality=HD 1080p, you will get HD trailers first, then SD trailers if no HD trailers were found. If you have the lower quality setting for YouTube Video quality, you will only get SD trailers.

After you install this addon, you will notice that accessing movie trailers is just a couple of clicks away. Your existing SageMC will look the same; except you will have a few extra useful buttons. You will have a better idea where the new enhancements by looking at the screenshots below. This shouldn't interfere with anything you already have; just enhance, if anything else.


KNOWN ISSUE:
There is one known issue with this addon which I dont know how to fix. However, when you first start your sageTV client, it requires for you to either go to the Online Videos menu or sageTV setup menu ONCE, before trying to do any trailer searches.


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AMIS Screenshots: (requires optional AMIS_MT addon)



Experimental Music/Music Videos Fanart collection example:


Now with 1080P movie trailer support!

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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Looks very nice!! I will try it asap.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:45 PM
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Tried it.

While my interface doesn't look nearly as good as the pics you posted (I don't have the trailers link on the left side for one thing), I was able to use this.

Very nice - thank you!

My wife always asks if there's any previews for the movies I've got on Sage. Today, I was able to tell her there were!
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:01 PM
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Glad you liked it. You should still have the same experience as anyone installing it except for the fanart; which is enabled on my setup. Take some time to get used to where the new options become available. It's not the same for example if youre under the My TV menu (which requires a right click or the Options button on your remote control); or, My Videos (which would also require a right click or press the Options button on the remote).

Also, a common mistake is to try and use the trailer feature before having been to the Online Videos section once since the last startup of your client.... yeah, I know its a pain, but there's no way we could figure out a way around that.

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Tried it.

While my interface doesn't look nearly as good as the pics you posted (I don't have the trailers link on the left side for one thing), I was able to use this.

Very nice - thank you!

My wife always asks if there's any previews for the movies I've got on Sage. Today, I was able to tell her there were!
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:54 AM
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Glad you liked it. You should still have the same experience as anyone installing it except for the fanart; which is enabled on my setup. Take some time to get used to where the new options become available. It's not the same for example if youre under the My TV menu (which requires a right click or the Options button on your remote control); or, My Videos (which would also require a right click or press the Options button on the remote).

Also, a common mistake is to try and use the trailer feature before having been to the Online Videos section once since the last startup of your client.... yeah, I know its a pain, but there's no way we could figure out a way around that.
I forgot once to go to online videos first. Very minor bug. The fact that it's documented makes it a non-issue to me.

I really like how you have the trailers link in the 2nd image: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...lers-small.jpg (that's what I don't have).
But yeah, this definitely filled a void. I was (gotta admit still am) considering downloading trailers for offline viewing, but that project is much less important now.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:26 PM
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ybrew, if you load the original latest SageMC STV first, then add this addon after that, go to Online Videos, then pull up a TV movie, and do an IMDB search, do you still not see a trailers button? The only way you dont see that option that I can think of is if you have loaded an addon which changes your sageMC in a way that this addon doesnt expect or your sageMC version is out of date. Make sure you are using the original SageMC_169.xml (version 6.3.9a) to start with, then add this addon to test with. I'm not sure if you have more than one client to test with or not. Let me know..

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I forgot once to go to online videos first. Very minor bug. The fact that it's documented makes it a non-issue to me.

I really like how you have the trailers link in the 2nd image: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...lers-small.jpg (that's what I don't have).
But yeah, this definitely filled a void. I was (gotta admit still am) considering downloading trailers for offline viewing, but that project is much less important now.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:08 PM
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Nice work on this mike.

As for the issue of having to go into online videos first there has to be something initiated in the stv when doing this that you should be able to replicate.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:23 PM
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Thanks. Koelec is the brains behind this. He didnt have a good way of doing this. Maybe someone here might be able to figure out a way to do this and still be invisible to the user. Part of the reason why I hesitated to release this addon at first was to see if there was any way at all to fix that issue first.

This is the only significant feature that sageMC doesnt have that I really wanted... something that really adds to the value of having a sageTV based DVR instead of a Tivo or other STBs.

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Nice work on this mike.

As for the issue of having to go into online videos first there has to be something initiated in the stv when doing this that you should be able to replicate.
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Thanks. Koelec is the brains behind this. He didnt have a good way of doing this. Maybe someone here might be able to figure out a way to do this and still be invisible to the user. Part of the reason why I hesitated to release this addon at first was to see if there was any way at all to fix that issue first.

This is the only significant feature that sageMC doesnt have that I really wanted... something that really adds to the value of having a sageTV based DVR instead of a Tivo or other STBs.
I haven't tried this yet but when I get a chance I will look at the online video sections should be initiating/loading something in the beforemenuload hook or something like that.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:00 PM
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I'd appreciate it. Hiding it during the beforemenuload hook is the hard part. I have no idea how to hide this from being seen and go straight back to the main menu on start.

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I haven't tried this yet but when I get a chance I will look at the online video sections should be initiating/loading something in the beforemenuload hook or something like that.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:05 PM
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ybrew, if you load the original latest SageMC STV first, then add this addon after that, go to Online Videos, then pull up a TV movie, and do an IMDB search, do you still not see a trailers button? The only way you dont see that option that I can think of is if you have loaded an addon which changes your sageMC in a way that this addon doesnt expect or your sageMC version is out of date. Make sure you are using the original SageMC_169.xml (version 6.3.9a) to start with, then add this addon to test with. I'm not sure if you have more than one client to test with or not. Let me know..

-Michael
I've got multiple clients. I'll try to test tonight, but it'll be late.

I think I've got the latest sagemc, but I have a bunch of other addons, so I'll have to test with the original and get back to you - probably tomorrow.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:56 PM
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I finally got it installed on our HD-200 in the living room! It worked like a charm today when me and my wife were trying to decide between a few movies.

Youtube is already starting to deliver 1080p movie trailers. Currently, they're only being rendered at 720p in sageTV.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:18 PM
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I made a very small update to this addon; but didnt change the zip file name or version number. There were some options called "YouTube Search", I changed them all to say "Movie Trailers". I updated the pictures to reflect that.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's true... this is definitely one of my most favorite addons. Me and my wife use it practically every day. LOL!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:56 AM
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I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's true... this is definitely one of my most favorite addons. Me and my wife use it practically every day. LOL!
Nothing like blowing your own trumpet Seeing as you made the import, why wouldn't you like it......
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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Hmmm. I'm having the same problem.... SageMC 6.3.9b pre-rel 17 on a Win 7 client and latest Sage STV. I don't see a Trailers button anywhere in options for any movie after having been to Online Videos...
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Nice Job. I like it. I wish it would work with the netflix plugin.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:50 PM
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Is there any way to add the Movie Trailers option to the main menu of AMIS? What I mean is, having a menu like this:

[Play] [Movie Trailer] [Add to Queue] [Edit Video Info] [Set Watched]

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Is this when you go into IMDB Search? You see everything except for Trailers? That's the only place you should see it... under IMDB Search. If its not there, please let me know for sure and I'll see what I can do.

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Hmmm. I'm having the same problem.... SageMC 6.3.9b pre-rel 17 on a Win 7 client and latest Sage STV. I don't see a Trailers button anywhere in options for any movie after having been to Online Videos...
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If there's enough interest, I'll add this in the next release.

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Is there any way to add the Movie Trailers option to the main menu of AMIS? What I mean is, having a menu like this:

[Play] [Movie Trailer] [Add to Queue] [Edit Video Info] [Set Watched]

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Is this when you go into IMDB Search? You see everything except for Trailers? That's the only place you should see it... under IMDB Search. If its not there, please let me know for sure and I'll see what I can do.
Correct. I do an IMDB search. After that, I see Cast, Trivia, etc, but no Trailers button.
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