- Mack_ire wrote:
- Billy you said some time ago (last week, month ???) that you were going to spend some time on the TV side of the XBMC Media Companion, Can you re-post your list of things to do.. just for the TV side.. You have made a great program at the moment but I would love to see where you think that it needs improvement. I know you have http://billyad2000.darkbb.com/announcements-f1/things-to-do-t84.htm but that was last updated in Oct 08. Or can we take it for granted that you will work your way through the future feature requests.
Cheers for the prog. Whats' your paypal details or have you got an amazon wish list.. hint hint.
Thats more a list of the big picture, it doesn't really cover what I consider to be an acceptable standard for something. I thing Movie handling works pretty well now, I know that there is always room for improvement and additional features, but it is my personal belief that it does what it's supposed to do, and does it well.
As you have probably noticed, the tv show handling has fallen a long way behing the movie handling, and that is what I am working on now, i would expect about a month in total until all the work is completed, with several releases in between for testing new code.
Here is a list of things that I plan to implement/change over the coming weeks :-
Remove adding tv shows from the preferences menu, it doesn't belong there
Allow TV Show Folders to be listed as "Foldername" if tvshow.nfo does not exist or is invalid
Allow episode.nfo files for folders missing tvshow.nfo to be listed
Create a new form that allows TV Shows to be added or edited
Allow each TV Show to have its own settings with regards to "Sort Order" (DVD or Default) and "Language"
Display whether a TV Show is available in any listed language.
Extend the dont download actor thumbs when browsing option to include TV Shows, since actor thumbs are downloaded realtime it can slow the TV Show browsing down significantly.
Add Watched Toggle
Add rating to shows
Add certificate to shows
Add quicksave option to TV Show and episodes
Add new browser for posters/banners and fanart
Add mediainfo support for tvshows
Add Rar and DVD folder support for tv shows
Rebuilding the episode array is slow, particularly when the user has a large ammount of shows, often this is unneccesary such as when new episodes are added the code will be optimized so that this rebuild should only be required on startup.
If anyone feels I have missed anything then please feel free to leave a comment.
Sample, I have removed this completely from the preferences, it is accessed from the main tv show section
As you can see from this image, a small banner is shown for the selected show to make selection easier, and the panel on the right displays the default settings from the user preferences, but allows them to be altered on a per show basis. I have also added a small feature that checks if a show is available in a selected language.
Once the above has been finnished I plan on implementing support for storing actor thumbs locally, this will not only speed up browsing, but stop XBMC needing to access the internet anything at all when scraping nfo files.
Once the above is complete, then thats when I plan on looking at adding support for music albums.
ps, my email for PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org