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.

  • This is intended so that the cover will not be overlapped by some check mark icon (Robert S 6:27, 25 June 2011 (UTC)).

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 Friday, 15 July 2011 14:21:31

Utilities / Setup > Music Tools > Scan For New Music = nothing happens.

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?

  • The stars are shown now in the theme version 1.5. (Robert S 6:27, 25 June 2011 (UTC)).

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)

  • This has been fixed in the theme version 1.5. (Robert S 6:27, 25 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

Danellisuk 20:47, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

  • This has been fixed and will be included in version 1.6. (Robert S 6:27, 25 June 2011 (UTC))

Fix for missing genres in video detail window

This patch is for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. MythTV does not have a Genre field, but it does have a Genres field. This is because most movies fit in to multiple genres. Because of this, the genre list would not fit in the current position. I have therefore moved the Genre list under Cast and moved all the other fields down and the Parental Level has been moved to the right.


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/video-ui.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_genres.patch

Danellisuk 21:09, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Patch to add classification rating to video gallery

This patch is for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. It adds the classification rating (such as U PG 12 etc) just below the user rating in the title summary.


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/video-ui.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_rating.patch

Danellisuk 21:52, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Patch to fix various text overflows on OSD

This patch is for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. It fixes a few text overflow issues on the OSD:-

  • Enlarge and right align the channel number on the browse OSD to handle 3 digit channels as used on Freesat.
  • Expand the channel name slightly to fit longer channel names such as "Channel 4"
  • Expand the audio channels field to fit properly on the program_info window
  • Replace "1 Channel" with the word "Mono" and "2 Channels" with "Stereo"


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/osd.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_osd.patch

Danellisuk 21:58, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Patch to fix schedule editor problem when running git head

  • This patch adds the metadata edit button on the schedule editor buttonlist. Without this, recording schedules cannot be edited or added.
  • This patch also moves the SAVE/CANCEL buttons down to make room for the metadata edit option.
  • This patch also fixes a few scrollstyles where "top" is no longer supported (as per the mythuitheme.xsd).
  • This patch should probably not be applied unless you are running pre-25.