Talk:Blue Abstract Theme

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Why isn't this checked into the myththemes tree in CVS at ?

It's the perfect place for people to test, install, upgrade, provide patches etc.

  • Agreed. It should be added there, since this theme is (IMHO) one of the best-looking themes available for MythTV right now. PerLundberg 19:13, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
No, it should not go there. The plan is to remove that entire folder, and leave only a single default theme installed in the core. All other themes will be managed through the theme downloader. While all themes currently have to be manually inserted by an admin, the intended design is to allow authors to login and upload themes to be auto-validated and shared. wagnerrp 00:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that Download link is broken. As I can see it's on dynamic DNS host so it isn't something to rely on. It should be available on some more official and "commitable" location (github/themes?). 4ndY 09:01, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
No. The theme is available in the frontend through the theme chooser, which downloads from the official theme cache. All other access to the theme is the responsibility of the themer to maintain. wagnerrp 15:13, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Missing date/time info on mythmusic screen

Although the developer states that he fixed all time displays with the 30.12.2009 version, there still is a "Not supported yet" on the mythmusic screen (see also the respective screenshot).

When will this be fixed/supported ?

  • Presumably when MythMusic is MythUI, which it isn't yet.

Oh yes, I see... After looking into the sources, I realized that MythMusic in fact is not MythUI yet... Looks like a lot of preparation work has been done already... --Verzweifler 17:12, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Nice Theme

Thanks for the awesome theme :) - --Killerkiwi

All looks very nice with 0.23 only issue is the music screen has the play list at the top left

Watched Shows?

When you mark a show as watched, a small grey bar appears under the cover art. I'd expect to see a check mark or something instead.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)

MythTV Version   : 25253
MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-23-fixes
Network Protocol : 56
Library API      : 0.23.201000617-1
QT Version       : 4.6.2
Options compiled in:
 linux debug using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_pulseoutput using_backend using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libudev using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtdbus using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg

Music player broken on 0.24.1 ?

First off, thanks for this theme, it is definitely my favourite. I don't know if this issue has been introduced in MythTV 0.24 (as I no longer have a 0.23 build to test on), but the Music player is slightly broken on my machine. See the following screen shot:

Blue Abstract music player on MythTV 0.24.1

I have compared this theme to most of the others and it seems to me that all the others are displaying the music list as single lines, whereas Blue Abstract is attempting to display the list in three columns. Before I attempt to learn how to edit themes in order to fix this, I wondered if anyone knows what the intention is and whether the three column mode is planned for 0.25?

Danellisuk 22:14, 20 June 2011 (UTC)


Plittlefield Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:00:28

Firstly, this is a fantastic theme. Many, many thanks to the developer!

I have contacted the Theme developer regarding these bugs:-

* Manage Recordings > Schedule > Search Lists > Films > All >
  > Sort by (2) Title [by pressing number 2 on remote] = FRONTEND CRASH

HOWEVER, if you go the long way round, and choose > Menu > Sort > Sort By Title... it does NOT crash!

* Media Library > Watch Videos > [Set Parent Level 4] > Video >
  > Choose Video > Video Details = Parental Level has NO STARS

Parental Level stars still missing from Video Details page. Question: should this show the Parental Level set in the mysql db or the Parental Level you have accessed with the PIN?

Fix for parental level in video detail window

To fix the parental level in the video detail view (in version 1.4), edit the file:-


Change line number 1713 from

<statetype name="parentallevel" from="base_parentallevel">


<statetype name="videolevel" from="base_parentallevel">

The parental level shown in the gallery is the current parental level you are browsing at. The level shown in the detail view is supposed to be the level for the particular video.

Danellisuk 22:28, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Fix for User Job descriptions

This patch for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. It displays the configured user job name when editing Post-Processing rules for a schedule, rather than always showing "Run User Job #1" etc.


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/schedule-ui.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_userjobs.patch