Archive for the ‘Meedio’ Category

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

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>
<cell size=”5/100″ right_padding=”5/100″ >
<image image=”{@ifequal( {watched} , ‘True’ , ‘watched-img’ , )}” image_format=”fit-left-img-format”/>
</cell>
</cells>
</mode>

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.