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When starting MP a black screen with "Coming Soon" flashes and then goes to the "Welcome" screen. How can I remove the flash "Coming Soon"?
Thats just from the UI initializing. I'll see if maybe i can hide it until its fully ready or something.
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My first batch of PCBs for the motion sensors came in today. I should have my first fully assembled unit done in the next day or two.

They turned out pretty good:

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Ok,I'm missing something here.. Are these posters you put on a wall that change poster pics like an active billboard you see on the highway? And what do you use to accomplish this? I'm not understanding the concept here.
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My first batch of PCBs for the motion sensors came in today. I should have my first fully assembled unit done in the next day or two.

They turned out pretty good:

@meyer64 will you be selling sensors? If so, I want one!
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Thats just from the UI initializing. I'll see if maybe i can hide it until its fully ready or something.
Thanks. Maybe a startup user customizable screen.

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Ok,I'm missing something here.. Are these posters you put on a wall that change poster pics like an active billboard you see on the highway? And what do you use to accomplish this? I'm not understanding the concept here.
Yes - that's how I would say it - way more cool than a paper poster :-) I only have interest for coming soon and now playing features but the trailers and other features seem cool depending on your theater set up and what you want from it!
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@meyer64 will you be selling sensors? If so, I want one!

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I get freezes on 2.0 when a trailer starts to play. If I turn off trailers it works fine. Going back to 1.6...

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I get freezes on 2.0 when a trailer starts to play. If I turn off trailers it works fine. Going back to 1.6...
Care to elaborate a bit? What happens that indicates that something is frozen? I'd be interested to see a log file as well. thanks.
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So have a little issue here. Trying to run dual displays for this off of my HTPC. One display is my projector and the other is a 22inch monitor that the program is displayed on. It works fine till I open a movie in Kodi. It want's to open another instance of it's self or move it's self to the projector. I haven't figured out how to keep this from happening. If I run Movieposter on a separate computer and link it to my HTPC it works with no issues. Just when I try to run it on the same computer I'm trying to run Kodi on also . Thanks for any input any one has on this.

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Well I get a black square where the trailer would play. The slides never advance past that. Where do I find the log?

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Well I get a black square where the trailer would play. The slides never advance past that. Where do I find the log?
on 2.0 the logs are in your document folder under MoviePoster/Logs.

I have discovered that trailer streaming is broken, probably in all the past releases also. They play just fine after they are downloaded and saved to the cache though. That could be why you are seeing the black box pop up. If you let the program run for a while and save the trailers, it will probably be just fine.
I am working on a fix for the trailer streaming.
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Any updates? Also I haven't been able to download 2.0 getting error.
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Meyer,


Love your software. Been using it on a 50" screen just outside my recently finished theater for a couple months now. It works and looks fantastic!
Can you tell me how I can donate and also get a registration code? Maybe put a little something on the first post to let everyone know how to do it...


Thanks!
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Getting error when try to download:


File Blocked for Violation.

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Getting error when try to download:


File Blocked for Violation.

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http://www.mediafire.com/download/17...+2.0+Setup.msi

The link on the site still works.
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Could it be a browser issue? I don't see any error message either.. Tested it on multiple devices.
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For what it's worth, I get the same error using the direct link on the first page of this thread. Going to the Movie Poster App site and downloading there works fine.
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I after about 30 tries I got it.


So issues I see is the trailer playback doesn't look right. Think I saw something about that but need to read.


And the cache in the webremote doesn't load. Tried IE and Chrome.


Also not sure if you got the timing for Trivia working yet, Seeing some still playing out of order or not playing the q and the a slide.
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I after about 30 tries I got it.


So issues I see is the trailer playback doesn't look right. Think I saw something about that but need to read.
Yes, I updated the included version of mplayer, which caused some problems. you can replace it with the version forma previous release to fix the issue if you want. It will be fixed in the next release though.

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And the cache in the webremote doesn't load. Tried IE and Chrome.
not sure about this one. does the page not load at all, or are you just not seeing the available posters. There are known issues using IE. So chrome would be the recommended browser to use. Safari also works on Apple devices.

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Also not sure if you got the timing for Trivia working yet, Seeing some still playing out of order or not playing the q and the a slide.
I have reworked some of the trivia timing. can you send me some examples of slides that are showing out of order? it should show, question, clue, then answer, as long as the files are named appropriately.
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Love your software. Been using it on a 50" screen just outside my recently finished theater for a couple months now. It works and looks fantastic!
Can you tell me how I can donate and also get a registration code? Maybe put a little something on the first post to let everyone know how to do it...


Thanks!
Glad you like it! i'd love to see pics of your installation.

donations can be made using paypal. there are links on the website http://movieposterapp.com or on the about page in the app. Registration codes get sent out as soon an I can after I get the notice from paypal.
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I got to say this little app is gotta be the best idea I’ve seen on AVS for my HT to date. The app site is back up and you can download v2.0 now. I will be donating just as soon as I get a PC ready, the software loaded and a TV for it.


Here is my question. What TV should I get that has the best picture quality with a wide viewing angle? I’m looking for a 40” HD 1080 tv to buy and use in portrait as my movie poster display as well as horizontal as a TV from time to time. I know there are rotating mounts as well. Any recommendations?
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Installed 2.0 and messing around. The dim doesn't seem to work watching tv shows in kodi. Works for movies.
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Here is my question. What TV should I get that has the best picture quality with a wide viewing angle? I’m looking for a 40” HD 1080 tv to buy and use in portrait as my movie poster display as well as horizontal as a TV from time to time. I know there are rotating mounts as well. Any recommendations?
I just went out and snagged a 32" LED from craigslist for $80. Nothing special or expensive. Just a 1080p tv that works.
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Installed 2.0 and messing around. The dim doesn't seem to work watching tv shows in kodi. Works for movies.

Any ideas why not working?
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meyer64, is the poster window a fixed area or resolution? And can I pull posters from an internal database
collection I have built up? And can the same be done for the top and bottom windows?


I have a 1300+ (and growing) 1080x1600 digital movie poster collection, and am wondering if I could avoid
scaling and using outside sources.


I also have a 12 poster hdtv "accessment" folder, if anyone wants these. They are native resolution for a 1080P
hdtv and they look pretty darn sharp on my 4 year old Samsung. Give me a personal message if anyone is interested.
Stick them on a usb jump drive. They are in a 27x40" poster format to reflect a standard movie poster and they view
at 20x27" on my 40" Samsung. I'd also be interested in hearing what size, and about their visual quality on larger
hdtvs, if anyone would give them a try.
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meyer64, is the poster window a fixed area or resolution? And can I pull posters from an internal database
collection I have built up? And can the same be done for the top and bottom windows?


I have a 1300+ (and growing) 1080x1600 digital movie poster collection, and am wondering if I could avoid
scaling and using outside sources.


I also have a 12 poster hdtv "accessment" folder, if anyone wants these. They are native resolution for a 1080P
hdtv and they look pretty darn sharp on my 4 year old Samsung. Give me a personal message if anyone is interested.
Stick them on a usb jump drive. They are in a 27x40" poster format to reflect a standard movie poster and they view
at 20x27" on my 40" Samsung. I'd also be interested in hearing what size, and about their visual quality on larger
hdtvs, if anyone would give them a try.
The poster area in portrait mode is designed for posters at 1500 x 1000 pixels as thats the native res of the files it gets from themoviedb.org. They are scaled to whatever resolution display you are running, maintaining the aspect ratio. so your files should work just fine. I am playing with the idea of allowing full screen posters, but I havent finished it yet. The top an bottom areas are fixed.

You can point movieposter to use a folder of images using the 'custom posters' feature. it will just display the files in the specified folder at random. but you wont get any of the metadata, like mpaa ratings, studio, or rottentomatoes scores.
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Thank you for the clarifying those points for me.
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