Archive for May, 2007

Debugging Meedio

May 19, 2007

Add a desktop shortcut pointing to meedio then add the following to target after the path (outside the “”):

-debug -no-screen-idle -screen-top “0” -screen-width “640” -screen-height “480” -screen-sizable “true”

you can make the screen size bigger but it should be smaller than your display resolution so that you can see the log window.


Load a playlist quickly in meedio

May 19, 2007

first make a playlist in meedio and save it. The default save location is
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Meedio\playlists\

Unfortunately the internal message sender doesn’t support spaces in filenames so move your playlist file somewhere else…

Then add a command module somewhere in you tree. Under Properties select or add the following:

Command to Send: Send Custom Command
Custom Command to send: music.load-playlist
Custom Parameters to send: file=

Add a jump target name to the module and then bind it to a button on your remote under the input tab

You will still have to push play to make the list actually start playing.

You can add

Making vmware reconnect usb device at startup

May 16, 2007

The default way that workstation reconnects a usb device at startup is by using hardware addressing by some form of id number:

from the .vmx config file
usb.autoConnect.device0 = "path:2/7 autoclean:1"

alas it seems that ubuntu does not always use the same id for the same usb port each time so that when you start up your vm you get a usb device not found error and you have to add it manually

It seems like you can get round this by using something like:
usb.autoConnect.device0 = "vid:15c2 pid:ffdc"

You can find the vid and pid for your device by running:
grep "USB: Found device" vmware.log

from your vm’s folder

This loads up my remote device successfully and will hopefully work between reboots…

How to add a graphical watched tag to a meedio screen

May 7, 2007

meedio watched tag example

First add the following to your themes default.reources file somewhere within the <image> tag:

<watched-img source=”draw:unselcircle”/>

You could point to an actual image but this way it is more subtle, portable and matches any theme.

Now to edit the screen file for your section, I would recomend copying media.screen to somewhere and using that as an alternate screen rather than editing the default one.

Replace everyting between and including:

<mode name=”movie-details” and </mode>

with this :

<mode name=”view-watched” preset=”simple-list-mode” >
<cells orientation=”cols”>
<cell left_padding=”1/30″>
<label caption=”{caption}” name=”” translate=”” />
<cell size=”5/100″ right_padding=”5/100″ >
<image image=”{@ifequal( {watched} , ‘True’ , ‘watched-img’ , )}” image_format=”fit-left-img-format”/>

that will add an extra display mode called ‘view-watched’ to that particular screen.

To use this mode you need to add it to the views section of the media library that your screen uses :

Meedio Library View

So thats it, all done

bear in mind that this will probably only work with the default player as it requires the watched field in the library to be set, also if you watch a ’watched’ video it will become unwatched again, go figure..

You will also need to make sure that your importer is set to “update existing items” not “delete and reimport”.  If you delete stuff after watching it you will also need to use the DeleteMissing importer as the “update existing items does not remove non-existent items.

May 7, 2007

This blog is just a little place for myself to post configuration steps for various stuff as I go along, My memory these days is even more  shite than it used to be.