Originally Posted by jhsfosho
Great job meyer! This is a really cool idea! I haven't downloaded the program yet but I should be able get my hands on a windows 7 box in the next few weeks.
What size of display are most people using with MoviePoster? I am trying to find a cheap display on craigslist but don't know what size to look for.
Also, I don't typically use xbmc to watch movies (usually bluray), but this allows me to load a custom list of posters without the xbmc integration, right? Also, it will be awesome for other events like the superbowl, nba finals, nhl finals, world series, etc.
I use a 32" lcd I got off of Craiglslist. When I started this project, I wanted it to be nice and cheap until I proved the concept would work well. Including he motion detection hardware, I only spent about $150 on the poster display itself. However, now that I've had it in place for a while, I would eventually like to move up to a larger, higher quality screen. Probably something around the 42" size. I did do the math though. and if you want the posters to display at 'real' poster size, you need a 55" screen.
Yes. You can set up a folder with any images in it that you want to be displayed as custom posters. You can either have them cycle through the rotation at your desired frequency, or manually choose a specific custom poster using the webremote. If you don't want it to cycle through the other posters in the cache, you can 'pause' the poster rotation.
For movies, you can manually add a movie poster to the cache using the webremote. The poster and available metadata will be downloaded from themoviedb.org and stored in the cache for display. The only downside is you wont get any media playback metadata like you would with the xbmc integration. When connected to an xbmc instance, it automatically shows the poster for the currently playing media, even if it isn't in your poster cache and also pulls the audio format, video resolution, start time, end time and player progress.
Custom lists can be used to restrict the posters that are shown to only the ones you want. You can have multiple custom lists configured and enable/disable/switch between them whenever you want.
I had the same thought as you about sporting events. I even did my custom poster testing with GB Packer posters
. I had a thought to pull data from an rss feed and show live updates about the events too. who knows if i'll ever get that implemented, but it would be cool.