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Old 08-02-2015, 05:18 PM
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The real question is does a 55" hdtv blow out the quality of the artwork due to 1080x1600 and 1500x100 resolution
of the posters? Depending on expectations of quality, at some point limited resolution is going to start affecting
quality, as the hdtv gets bigger. That's kind of the point of why I am doing a Google drive testing folder, with multiple
resolutions of the same posters. Seeing is believing. So I'm thinking 1500x1000, 1080x1600, and 2160x3200 resolutions.
1500x1000 for a controlled internal database use of meyer64's program. 1080x1600 for simple media player playback, and
a 4K 2160x3200 equivalent of a 27x40" movie poster.


Google Drive storage just went from 3G to 15G free storage too.


Here's the 4K folder, with file sizes.
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$299 42" 4K JVC after rebate, while supplies last. Although this is certainly a brand licensed product.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...eywords=JVC+4k
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How do you get the motion posters to work?

Do I download them from vimeo first -- if so how do I do that?

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How do you get the motion posters to work?

Do I download them from vimeo first -- if so how do I do that?
I use a firefox addon called video download helper. It lets you save embedded videos from most sites like youtube and vimeo.

Another good site for motion posters is geeknation.

http://geeknation.com/mosters/
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29 high resolutions posters done, for testing:


https://drive.google.com/folderview?...TA&usp=sharing


These are 2160x3200 (horizontal) format, which is 27x40" poster ratio format. Same ratio as 1500x1000 (vertical) and 1080x1600 (horizontal).
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Just thought I would share my installation of my 3.5mm stereo cable extension to the Motion Controller PIR Sensor to connector to the Motion Controller main unit.

Meyer64 has explicitly confirmed that the 3.5mm extension wire needs to be stereo and not mono.

I was lucky in that I didn't have to buy one, but they are really cheap anyways. I had one leftover that monoprice.com let me keep after I wanted to purchase
a mono cable for another projector, but I accidentally ordered a stereo cable.

The PIR Sensor has a cable coming out of it (female) that goes into the male end of the Motion Controller wire coming out of the back of it.

Thanks to meyer64's idea, I am going to be buying a cheap white blank wall plate and drilling a hole in it just big enough to fit the Sensor through.

When someone walks "out" of the theater, as they are exiting through the door, the sensor will turn on the 50" Insignia LED display.





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29 high resolutions posters done, for testing:


https://drive.google.com/folderview?...TA&usp=sharing


These are 2160x3200 (horizontal) format, which is 27x40" poster ratio format. Same ratio as 1500x1000 (vertical) and 1080x1600 (horizontal).
Nice work Tedd.
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29 high resolutions posters done, for testing:


https://drive.google.com/folderview?...TA&usp=sharing


These are 2160x3200 (horizontal) format, which is 27x40" poster ratio format. Same ratio as 1500x1000 (vertical) and 1080x1600 (horizontal).
Thanks for sharing Tedd! Awesome work! These are bada$$!!!
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Thanks.

I still have to try them out on a 4K hdtv...... haven't seen them in their full glory as all my displays are 1080P.


So I just have to wonder what a 4K based meyer64 program, with internal metadata and artwork, and rotated, full panel
width artwork, could scale up to? A 60" 4K setup would be pretty impressive artwork-wise and since 2025x3000 posters
scale really nicely, there wouldn't be any shortage of posters.
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Not a sure a 4K set can get cheaper

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Changhong-42...887&rmvSB=true

$300 for a 40" set

Again not the best set around but for this project probably would do perfectly.

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That's dirt cheap, and I suspect it would work fine. But I have wonder about the electronics used in the set,
to meet that price point? What kind of tolerances and is it full of low tolerance electronics? Which would
make me wonder about how long before it fails?


I'm also in Canada, so most things already look inexpensive, across the border.


I guess I was also caught up in thinking in higher end terms, with an IPS 4K set. Artwork would be a little limited but
not that bad to source. I started out thinking repurpose an existing 40" hdtv and upgrade it. Then a poster demo on
an IPS panel started me thinking about seeing how far this could be taken, where the sweet spot is, and all the factors
going into getting a great poster image.


I've explored the budget end of things, and pronounced it "rather awesome".


That $300 4K set might just ratchet up the awesomeness, but I am thinking 4K and 60.
1080x1600 artwork can already look stunning at 1080P and 40-42".
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I just don't get the need to make something like this 4k (or heck a big TV) unless its cheap - aka blue something guy who got the 50" for $150. Seems a waste.

I have fiddled with the app on the 40" TCL I have hanging on my wall in my office and its great. Would a better TV make it look better sure but not worth a ton of extra cost IMHO.

That being said if I was going to buy a TV to do this project and wasn't getting a deal (like above) then I would probably just go with the $300 4K one above. To me this is an awesome project but one that I wouldn't want to blow the bank on ... again just my humble opinion.

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29 high resolutions posters done, for testing:


https://drive.google.com/folderview?...TA&usp=sharing


These are 2160x3200 (horizontal) format, which is 27x40" poster ratio format. Same ratio as 1500x1000 (vertical) and 1080x1600 (horizontal).
Tedd! These posters are great! Thanks for sharing the samples!
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That would be Bluer101, and I am more then solid, with his approach. In fact, I really like it.

But "your bank" and "my bank" may not be the same bank. I did my time looking after "my bank",
so we could be "more" on the same page, then you know....


And there's some pricey home theaters on AVS, where a couple of high end 4K panels wouldn't even get
noticed on the bottom line.


I also like the 40-42" hdtv range for this project. It scales well, with my small city home, and it's 7'1"
ceiling height. I don't think a 4K hdtv is the best approach in the 40-42" range anyways.


I also think a large (and free) poster database leverages the idea of budget quite nicely....
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Tedd! These posters are great! Thanks for sharing the samples!

Thank Google, for the extra headroom.


I'll likely keep adding to them, using 2550x300 and up, artwork.
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Would it be possible to have an option of how often a trailer plays. If I could choose every poster, every third or every fifth that would be awesome..
This has been implemented for the next release, coming soon.
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Great, thanks for making it happen.
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downloaded the latest version, installed and ran fine. downloaded around 15-16 posters via the webremote when the application stopped responding. now when I attempt to restart it, I get the 'movieposter has stopped working' dialog. any ideas or files I can send to help troubleshoot?
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Loving the program and donated! I'm not going big but using a 19" widescreen monitor on the side wall stairs area leading to the theater. The plan is to nestle it in between some small static poster prints I have framed.

I do have a feature request, or two.

1) could you implement a way to select multiple posters for delete and blacklist? I like to get a large number of posters displayed but I'm not too keen on new foreign films or the latest shark vs type stufff. I'm envisioning a process like you have for custom lists, except that list is used to delete and blacklist items. You could even keep the posters around, just exclude everything from that list from playing if that was easier.

2) utilize text vs a graphic for the custom banners. maybe use the name of the custom list? all you would be loosing was the box around the banners, which really would not be that big of a loss compared to the flexibility and ease of changing the banners.

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downloaded the latest version, installed and ran fine. downloaded around 15-16 posters via the webremote when the application stopped responding. now when I attempt to restart it, I get the 'movieposter has stopped working' dialog. any ideas or files I can send to help troubleshoot?
If you happened to have logging enabled, send me the log file. They are in your document folder under MoviePoster/Logs

If you didn't there is probably something corrupted somehow. if you want to send me a copy of the files in

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\MoviePoster\System
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Loving the program and donated! I'm not going big but using a 19" widescreen monitor on the side wall stairs area leading to the theater. The plan is to nestle it in between some small static poster prints I have framed.

I do have a feature request, or two.

1) could you implement a way to select multiple posters for delete and blacklist? I like to get a large number of posters displayed but I'm not too keen on new foreign films or the latest shark vs type stufff. I'm envisioning a process like you have for custom lists, except that list is used to delete and blacklist items. You could even keep the posters around, just exclude everything from that list from playing if that was easier.

2) utilize text vs a graphic for the custom banners. maybe use the name of the custom list? all you would be loosing was the box around the banners, which really would not be that big of a loss compared to the flexibility and ease of changing the banners.

Thanks!
1) excellent idea. I added it to my dev build this morning and will be in the next release. Internally, the blacklist is just a special instance of a customlist anyway. You might also want to adjust your filters to filter out genres your not interested in. The only problem is movies tend to belong to multiple genres, so sometimes they still get through because of that.

2) This could be done. I'm working on adding more customization options for banners, so i'll keep this in mind.
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If you happened to have logging enabled, send me the log file. They are in your document folder under MoviePoster/Logs

If you didn't there is probably something corrupted somehow. if you want to send me a copy of the files in

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\MoviePoster\System
logging isn't turned on but here's the files you requested
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If you happened to have logging enabled, send me the log file. They are in your document folder under MoviePoster/Logs

If you didn't there is probably something corrupted somehow. if you want to send me a copy of the files in

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\MoviePoster\System
I have the dump file referenced by the dialog as well but it's too large to attach. sent to the movie poster app gmail address. tried a re-install and it dumps out now when started.
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I have the dump file referenced by the dialog as well but it's too large to attach. sent to the movie poster app gmail address. tried a re-install and it dumps out now when started.
Are you running 2.0 or 2.1 RC1? it looks like the displayconfig.xml file is referencing a decimal number for the display width and height. ex: <height>873.6</height> this needs to be a whole number. This was an issue in 2.0 for some users who had scaling options turned on in windows, particularly 8.1. This 'should' be fixed in 2.1 RC1 though.

If you delete the displayconfig.xml file it will regenerate the next time you run the program. Make sure you have scaling turned off in windows display settings, or try out 2.1 RC1.
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Are you running 2.0 or 2.1 RC1? it looks like the displayconfig.xml file is referencing a decimal number for the display width and height. ex: <height>873.6</height> this needs to be a whole number. This was an issue in 2.0 for some users who had scaling options turned on in windows, particularly 8.1. This 'should' be fixed in 2.1 RC1 though.

If you delete the displayconfig.xml file it will regenerate the next time you run the program. Make sure you have scaling turned off in windows display settings, or try out 2.1 RC1.

2.1 RC1 fixed the issue. thanks
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Webremote doesn't seem to work for me.

I can get in (i.e. main screen) but then doing anything else either does nothing or just gives me a spinning circle in the middle of the screen

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What browser are you using? Chrome, Firefox, or safari tend to work better than ie.
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Using IE I'll whip out Chrome and see what happens

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Need assistance on a few things:

1 - Where can I find RC1 - I have a poster orientation issue (custom posters are turned the wrong way compared to downloaded posters)

2 - Where can I find the cache folder so I can add motion posters? Following the path in your FAQ and I don't have that folder. I click on the Movie Poster folder and there is nothing that says Cache

3 - Webremote cannot be used. I can open from the settings menu of the program but that's it. Once I try to navigate to something I get webpage is not available. Doesn't matter what browser I use either.


FYI I am running version 2.0 of the app

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