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PostSubject: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:23 am

Changes since build 3.154

  • The Actor search for movies has been readded, a cache will be created when first running this build.
  • The Movie context menu has been brought up to date to be similar to the tvlist context menu.
  • The Movie list now has tooltips to show basic movie information before selection.
  • Runtime and Date Added sortorder buttons have been added. (Not 100% sure the date added tag is working properly, it needs more testing.
  • The imdb scraper has been fixed.
  • Individual TV Shows Can be locked, when searching for new episodes these shows are ignored.
  • A search this show for new episodes has been added to the Treeview context menu.
  • A New wall of movies view that allows people to view their collections graphically, when using this for the first time it takes time to load, each movieposter is loaded then resized and saved into a cache folder, movies added after this build create the lo-res cache images when the poster is initially downloaded, once cached the list loads fairly quickly. The list represents whatever movies are listed including sorted and filtered lists. This also contains a number of useful context menu items.
  • Other cosmetic changes such as remembering the size of the splitcontainers, containing the posters and fanart etc.
  • Custom genre lists are now available, to enable this feature just create a text file called "genre_filterlist.txt" in your MC settings folder, and just add the filters you desire, eg.
    Code:
    <85>
    Action
    Adventure
    Animation
    Biography
    Comedy
    Crime
    Documentary
    Drama
    Family
    Fantasy
    Film-Noir
    History
    Horror
    Music
    Musical
    Mystery
    Romance
    Sci-Fi
    Short
    Sport
    Thriller
    War
    Western
    The filters are not case sensitive, but they must contain the text that the search looks for, eg "fa" would list both "family" & "fantasy"
    The "<85>" refers to the control column width, tooltips are shown when the mouse is over an item so they can be cropped without issue, while there is room to fit 30 filters comfortably with a column width of 85, more can be added, but a scroll bar will be added to the control.
    the following are special tags and are not directly related to the genre, if you want to add these filters then they must be as follows:
    Code:
    Top250
    Watched
    Unwatched
    Problem
    Duplicates
    Missing Posters
    Missing Fanart
    Yes, missing posters and fanart has been fully intergrated into the filters.

  • HTML templates can now be used, the templates should be saved in the "html_templates" folder, 3 basic templates are included with the build, for the moment only the header and body are supported, I will add support for a footer soon.
    Supported tags are:
    Code:
    <<moviecount>> - this is the total movies
    <<title>>
    <<movietitleandyear>>
    <<movieyear>>
    <<runtime>>
    <<rating>>
    <<outline>>
    <<imdb_url>>
    <<fullpathandfilename>>
    <<count>> - incremental counter
    <<plot>> - This works, but needs to be loaded from each nfo so will be considerably slower than creating a html without it.
    Each template should start with the line "<title>template title</title>", this is how the template will be listed in the html menu list. You can view the supplied templates to get the idea of how it works.
    The features of the templates will become more advanced as time goes by, if anyone wants to contribute then I will add them to the archive.

I think I got most the bugs reported in the bug forum, I would request that people encountering bugs do post them there. At the moment there are bug reports spread over the entire forum and it does make it difficult to keep track.

If you have reported a bug in the bug forum that has not been addressed then please bump it.

I fully expect there to be new bugs introduced into this build. I have made too many changes for their not to be, it is my hope that there are not too many, and it is my intention to spend the next couple of weeks addressing these.

NOTE: The "moviecache.xml" file needs to be rebuild for this version, it is strongly sugested that you delete this file from your preferences before running the new build.
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:05 am

Nice update, Lots of new things to play with and try to break. Yay i can finally add my Zombie and Vampire Genres Very Happy

Anyway top work as always

I have posted up in the Bug section a couple of problems ive run into.

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:55 am

Smashing stuff! cheers

That wall is incredibly useful, can check all at once for a duff picture :-)

Also, love the html output, would be great for a printer friendly simple list!!

Top man Billy jocolor

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:47 am

Heaps of new features to play with Billy, its a bit like an early christmas! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:57 am

Fantastic stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:44 pm

Awesome stuff Billy, love the search this show for new episodes, and locking a show.

Thanks heaps!!!
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PostSubject: HTML Template : Thank you!   Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:29 pm

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Finally i have a way of making a nice printout/pdf of my movies!!!

Just one request if possible, can you add a tag for fullpath without
the filename please? This would allow us to use the posters and
fanart in our HTML output if we wish to do so.

I know you currently don't scan for that but a folder size would be
awesome too.

Any plans on having the HTML export/templates for TV Shows too?

Again, thank you sooooo much for this amazing addition!

-Pr.
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:28 am

Great update indeed!! Especially the wall feature. Looks and works amazing.

I have a question though. I cant use my mouse wheel while trying to scroll the wall. Is it just me or others have the same problem?
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.168   Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:10 am

Yes indeed, very good update and even trapped a spelling error of mine and still scraped a movie sunny

A suggestion for the future (realising you do all this out of the kindness of your heart) would it be possible to facilitate the database(s) to be stored externally?

- eg on a network drive. I ask as currently I have two pc's both using M.C. so, of course, both have to create separate databases - it would be great to be able to share the resource.... just a thought.
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