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Hi Guy, got hold of a 6500 today and already starting to use it with the higher resolution setting.

One issue so far with this - the image file is a bit big once it is rescaled and tends to overlap the file name information when it is on the top and bottom of the screen. Can you either offer an option to resize the graphic or other such control?

I should think some of this is down to the fact that you don't have a 6500 to test it with - as mentioned before you should give some though to a Paypal donation button as I am sure there are many here that would like to reward you for your efforts so far. Perhaps that new 6500 may be with you quicker than you thought!

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One issue so far with this - the image file is a bit big once it is rescaled and tends to overlap the file name information when it is on the top and bottom of the screen. Can you either offer an option to resize the graphic or other such control?

I should think some of this is down to the fact that you don't have a 6500 to test it with - as mentioned before you should give some though to a Paypal donation button as I am sure there are many here that would like to reward you for your efforts so far. Perhaps that new 6500 may be with you quicker than you thought!

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Already built into the program. You can move, resize, rotate and reshape the cover art image to place it to avoid the TViX generated material. I don't have a M6500 to preset the positions for that model.

Click and drag your mouse in the rendering window to alter the cover art.

Upper left corner - resets
Left edge - drag up/down to change size of art
Bottom edge - drag left/right to rotate art
Center of window - drag to reposition
Right edge - drag up/down to reshape art.

We'll be considering the donation issue as the beta approaches its expiration date. (see about panel)

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Thankyou for the RT options, especially the tomatometer

I notice on the WIB-T screen it has the year of release... is it easy to add that into your program?

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Adding the year is possible, but will require a major rework of how I'm storing the data for later use. That's assuming we want the output to continue looking nice. I could put it into the bottom like the other data pieces, but I don't like how that would look. So, adding the year behind the title means a non-trivial amount of work.

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I'd be happy with the year added to the end of the synopsis like the one attached, or mixed in with the genre etc would be OK.

I thought I had the tomatometer returning the actual %figure, but now it seems to be just returning the viewer votes... did the last update change anything?
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The program didn't change, but Rotten Tomatoes did. The website changed some format in the web pages so the parsing system wasn't picking anything up. What was showing up is info from another site but mislabeled as a Tomatometer rating. Working on a fix...

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I'd be happy with the year added to the end of the synopsis like the one attached, or mixed in with the genre etc would be OK.

There's something in v 0.99 which should make you happy. I recommend enabling more than Rotten Tomatoes for the year search. Some movies don't list it so letting the program search several sites improves your odds.

The RT non-fetch problem is also fixed.

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I'm happy

Thankyou!
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Thanks for the instructions to resize the graphics Guy - it took me a few goes to master this as the thing was flying all over the screen when I tried to click and drag etc., Once you get the technique it is quite easy!

Thanks again, Mike
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where do i find version 0.99 Downloaded on the first post but got 0.98 then
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Thanks for the instructions to resize the graphics Guy - it took me a few goes to master this as the thing was flying all over the screen when I tried to click and drag etc., Once you get the technique it is quite easy!

Thanks again, Mike

Mike, could you PM me the contents of your tvix_gui_builder.prefs file? I'd like to copy your settings for the M6500 and put them into the program as a reset default which takes effect if the program is rendering for the larger size. Because you have arranged the graphics and text to fit for the 6500, your settings should work well as a default (and gets you YOUR settings as a one click default)

The file is at owner/Application Data/tvix_gui_builder.pref. You should be able to open it in notepad or your browser. Just copy the contents and paste into a PM. Thanks

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where do i find version 0.99 Downloaded on the first post but got 0.98 then

Your browser is loading from cache instead of downloading. Empty your browser's cache (delete local files) and try downloading again.

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Mike, could you PM me the contents of your tvix_gui_builder.prefs file?

All done Guy and sent to you as a PM.

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Mike, your text and icon settings for 1280 x 720 resolution are now the defaults when settings are reset while in 1280 x 720 rendering mode.

Version 1.00 b001 also should take care of the incorrect size upon launch issue when 1280 x 720 was last used.

Notice that you can specify the wallpaper output name separately for SD and HD resolution outputs. If DVICO ever implements separate names for SD and HD wallpapers, that will be useful. For now, that filename adjustability should also allow non-TVIX players to also take advantage of this program's output.

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Mike, your text and icon settings for 1280 x 720 resolution are now the defaults when settings are reset while in 1280 x 720 rendering mode.

Version 1.00 b001 also should take care of the incorrect size upon launch issue when 1280 x 720 was last used.

Hi Guy, many thanks for this and congratulations for making it to v1! The size issue has been fixed and the positioning is fine for the 6500.

Have no issues at all with it (one for you - the version number has gone from the top of the screen) and the software has done a great job on my movie collection.

- What's next? How about an option for music? Perhaps a search through folders etc., to provide a similar icon driven (with album artwork) interface? Just a thought!

Best wishes, Mike
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Wow, what a nice program! Finally my Tvixes will put the HTPC asleep! I realize the effort doing this, thanks!

As everyone else, I have a suggestion though
I have made it into practice to name my directories with the year of when the movie was released, which makes imdb hits closer to 100%, "The Haunting (1963)" for example. But Amazon does not like this, and I will not be presented with any good cover art.
So, I may rename all my folders, but then it would be nice, should there be multiple hits (remakes etc), to have a dialog to choose the correct movie to go for?
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Thanks, it's been quite a departure from the original Mac only program I made only for my personal use.

Grab 1.00b002. That makes the version info show up again and.....

Vespaman, your Amazon vs year in the folder name problem is largely solved, but not quite in the manner you asked. The program now strips off the year from the keywords when searching Amazon so you'll now get info and cover art from Amazon. I've really tried to stay away from a multiple hit window because that would open up some difficulties. As it stands, the program does pretty well and I don't mind manually fixing up the few it gets wrong.

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Fantastic app Guy - many thanks!

Would it be possible to add the option to select amazon.co.uk (for UK specific cover art)?
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Agree Fantastic program - Would also like to select from amazon.co.uk.

Anyone got any backgrounds for a 6500 they would like to share?

Ps Sort yourself out a Paypal link :-;
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Would it be possible to add the option to select amazon.co.uk (for UK specific cover art)?

This would be nice for those of us in the UK. Also amazon.co.uk tend to use 'proper' cover art rather than the ones turning up on amazon.com which has cover art with a DVD coming out the side.

I have to say though that I find myself turning more and more to google images in order to find the movie poster. This shows up really well on the menu screen plus the actual title page.
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For those in the homeland of the MPH and Aston Martin..... Download 1.00 b003

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All pounds & feet here.
Thanks very much
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Once again ....thank you for the great app.

One new issue i'm having, with the newer builds. Please look at the screen shot below, this is my wallpaper as it shows up in the render screen. The black bars on the top and bottom are not apart of the actual wallpaper file. When I render the wallpaper, the black bars are included in the tvix file. Why is this happening. I tried going back to a previous version (such as .84.84.0) and that version doesn't have an issue. Am I doing something wrong???

The background.jpg file i'm using is 720 x 480. The TVIX GUI Builder is also set to output as 720 x480. Am I doing something wrong???

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Hey Guy,
Great application.

Found a possible problem with the 6500 usage.

When creating thumbnails for the folders ...i.e option add icon.tvix to enclosing folder button, it creates the file icon.tvix but when loading the root folder via the 6500 it causes the unit to crash.

This used to work fine on the 4100, any ideas?

It would be nice to get this running as it gives a great feel to the listings screen, rather than browsing folder names, you can browse thumbnails.

Got another person to test on their setup, it crashed his 6500 as well.

All the best,

Thanks for your hard work.

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Not sure this is going to help but it is not crashing on my 6500 FM 1.1.32.

amazon.co.uk working great - thanks again
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Wizzo,

Thanks for that, I will have to roll back my FW and see what happens, but it is crashing with firmware 1.1.33 which will be dvico's next release, currently it is in beta state.

Will test and report back.

All the best,

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I can't do much about the M6500's firmware crashing, but I have fixed jiffyj's wallpaper problem in 1.00 b004 The problem was caused by some changes made for the HD 1280 x 720 resolution. Should work properly with SD 720 x 480 again.

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...I have to say though that I find myself turning more and more to google images in order to find the movie poster. This shows up really well on the menu screen plus the actual title page.

Don't forget that you can always drag and drop an image from your browser into the render window when the need to manually help the program arises.

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I can't do much about the M6500's firmware crashing, but I have fixed jiffyj's wallpaper problem in 1.00 b004 The problem was caused by some changes made for the HD 1280 x 720 resolution. Should work properly with SD 720 x 480 again.

I grabbed 1.00 b004 today, however, the problem still exsists. I reset the settings & deleted the pref file to be sure, and verified that it says 1.00 b004 at the top of the window. But the render screen still has the black bars on top and bottom.
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