[mythtv-theming] coverfile vs screenshot

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 16:05:38 UTC 2009


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Robert
McNamara<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Damian O'Sullivan<shabba at skynet.ie> wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Robert McNamara wrote:
>>>
>>> What you are looking to do is not possible at the moment.  In
>>> Mythvideo, the button image is hard coded to the coverfile, and
>>> moreover there's no way of treating different levels of a tree with
>>> different formatting.  I'll eventually look at the former, the latter
>>> would be changed in libmythui.
>>
>> By the latter you mean different formatting for the different levels? I had
>> not even thought of something like that but it would be quite cool to be
>> able to have gallery view for a certain folder and list or something else.
>> Actually now that I think of it I think there was some talk of directory
>> metadata a while back.
>
> Not exactly what I meant, I meant that you cannot have different
> textareas/imagetypes on different levels of the same tree, since the
> tree is defined as a single MythUI widget.  Yes, I have a dream about
> directory metadata and even have a proof of concept patch in trac, but
> it's nothing that is near done.  I expect that it will be written
> differently in the ultimate implementation and once that exists, I'll
> work on adding folder metadata and settings in MythVideo.
>
> Robert
>

Oh, and in other MythVideo news, svn up and check out the new "Browse
By..." modes in MythVideo, I'm rather proud of them :)

Robert


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