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post #481 of 743
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Very nice BCRSS! I love it! You did a great job. I especially like your theater logo. It adds a nice personal touch. Would you mind if I use your photos on the MoviePoster web page?
post #482 of 743
Would there be a way to make this work with a Chromecast? I'd love to add one of these outside my theater room but the only way I could make that work would be with something along the lines of Chromecast.
post #483 of 743
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Originally Posted by meyer64 View Post

Very nice BCRSS! I love it! You did a great job. I especially like your theater logo. It adds a nice personal touch. Would you mind if I use your photos on the MoviePoster web page?

You may use the pictures but you may want better ones, If so let me know and I can take some new ones.
post #484 of 743
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Just made a donation and here are few pictures of the finished poster.

That looks great!! Any pictures of the side? How close to the wall were you able to get it?
post #485 of 743
Thanks guys. smile.gif

From the front of the frame to the wall it is sitting 4.75 inches. I bought the cheapest mount that Wal-Mart had for 28.00 dollars and am not really happy with it yet. I will be tweaking it for a better fit. Seems pretty loose hanging on the wall. My frame for now just slips over the TV but I had made it to really close dimensions. Maybe 1/16 of room to play with all around. I should have given myself more after 4 coats of high gloss paint, it just barely makes it over the bezels of the TV.

I will take some other pictures and include a side view. I have to say it looks pretty cool sitting behind my concession stand. I have it positioned between my popcorn popper and hotdog steamer..

The finally resting place for it though will be in a door. I will place the outside frame in the door and cut an opening for the TV, then frame out the back of the TV to close it off. I am not in a big hurry for that project just yet but that is my goal.
post #486 of 743
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Originally Posted by BCRSS View Post

Thanks guys. smile.gif

From the front of the frame to the wall it is sitting 4.75 inches. I bought the cheapest mount that Wal-Mart had for 28.00 dollars and am not really happy with it yet. I will be tweaking it for a better fit. Seems pretty loose hanging on the wall. My frame for now just slips over the TV but I had made it to really close dimensions. Maybe 1/16 of room to play with all around. I should have given myself more after 4 coats of high gloss paint, it just barely makes it over the bezels of the TV.

I will take some other pictures and include a side view. I have to say it looks pretty cool sitting behind my concession stand. I have it positioned between my popcorn popper and hotdog steamer..

The finally resting place for it though will be in a door. I will place the outside frame in the door and cut an opening for the TV, then frame out the back of the TV to close it off. I am not in a big hurry for that project just yet but that is my goal.

That is a good plan. I have considered cutting a hole in my drywall and reframing the wall like a window to flush mount the TV.
post #487 of 743
I just started playing around with this and I must say you've done a pretty impressive job putting this together.

I do have one feature request. For those of us using a display inside of our theaters would it be possible to have the screen(s) fade to black from the Now Playing poster after a set period of time? I'm sure I could accomplish the same thing by creating a custom black poster and pausing, but I was thinking it would be cool to have it automated if it's not a lot of trouble.

Regards
post #488 of 743
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Originally Posted by SeveredDime View Post

I just started playing around with this and I must say you've done a pretty impressive job putting this together.

I do have one feature request. For those of us using a display inside of our theaters would it be possible to have the screen(s) fade to black from the Now Playing poster after a set period of time? I'm sure I could accomplish the same thing by creating a custom black poster and pausing, but I was thinking it would be cool to have it automated if it's not a lot of trouble.

Regards

Sure, that should be fairly easy to do.
post #489 of 743
Where there are available trailers, MP plays those trailers over the posters. Would it be possible to play intros over the custom posters?
post #490 of 743
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Where there are available trailers, MP plays those trailers over the posters. Would it be possible to play intros over the custom posters?

You could make/modify saved data in the cache to do this. Just make up a new folder in the cache/movies directory for your custom poster and an appropriate .nfo file for it. name the folder something like 'tt000000-Custom' then use an existing cached poster folder/nfo as a guide to the layout. the .nfo files are just xml and can be edited with a text editor like notepad. if you put a video file in your 'tt000000-Custom' folder ending in -trailer (ex: tt000000-Custom-trailer.mp4) that file will play as a trailer when your custom poster is shown. Hope that helps.
post #491 of 743
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Originally Posted by meyer64 View Post

You could make/modify saved data in the cache to do this. Just make up a new folder in the cache/movies directory for your custom poster and an appropriate .nfo file for it. name the folder something like 'tt000000-Custom' then use an existing cached poster folder/nfo as a guide to the layout. the .nfo files are just xml and can be edited with a text editor like notepad. if you put a video file in your 'tt000000-Custom' folder ending in -trailer (ex: tt000000-Custom-trailer.mp4) that file will play as a trailer when your custom poster is shown. Hope that helps.

Thanks meyer. That works.
post #492 of 743
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Thanks meyer. That works.

Have been playing with this. To test placed in custom list but only two of the four items in the list play each time. Is there something else I need to do?

I also noticed lots of empty folders under movies. Can these be deleted?
post #493 of 743
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Originally Posted by loma View Post

Have been playing with this. To test placed in custom list but only two of the four items in the list play each time. Is there something else I need to do?

I also noticed lots of empty folders under movies. Can these be deleted?

To be honest, I've only tested this method with a single custom poster, but as long as you have a fake imdbid in the nfo, it matches your folder name, and is unique, it should work fine. If created correctly, the program will load it just like any other poster that it cached on its own.

Yes, any empty movie folders in the cache/movies directory can be removed if you want to clean them up. It can happen that the data from themoviedb.org is incomplete so it cant be correctly cached at that time, resulting in either empty or incomplete cached movie data.
post #494 of 743
I'm sure this is a pretty dumb question but I'm just now getting into the HTPC thing as we're getting the house built and the LV appt is coming up. I wanted to run this display at the top of the stairs landing outside of my media room from a PC in the study. I'm going to have a dedicated wiring closet so was just going to run a pair of cat5e from the study to the wiring closet that the PC would connect to from the study using HDMI baluns. Then was going to run another pair of cat5e from the wall behind this display into the wiring closet and use the HDMI baluns to connect to the back of the TV. Then in the wiring closet I'd be able to tie the cat5e from the study into the cat5e from the poster display, right? If I wanted to hook the PC to the projector in the media room and run the movie poster app in the media room instead I'd make that switch in the wiring closet? Any reason to drop another cat5e behind the poster display for future networking needs?
post #495 of 743
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Originally Posted by dabsabre View Post

I'm sure this is a pretty dumb question but I'm just now getting into the HTPC thing as we're getting the house built and the LV appt is coming up. I wanted to run this display at the top of the stairs landing outside of my media room from a PC in the study. I'm going to have a dedicated wiring closet so was just going to run a pair of cat5e from the study to the wiring closet that the PC would connect to from the study using HDMI baluns. Then was going to run another pair of cat5e from the wall behind this display into the wiring closet and use the HDMI baluns to connect to the back of the TV. Then in the wiring closet I'd be able to tie the cat5e from the study into the cat5e from the poster display, right? If I wanted to hook the PC to the projector in the media room and run the movie poster app in the media room instead I'd make that switch in the wiring closet? Any reason to drop another cat5e behind the poster display for future networking needs?

I think your plan will work. I don't have much experience with the HDMI baluns though. I know that people have better luck with some brands over others and I believe some of them work better with cat6. maybe someone else with more experience with these devices can give further advice.
Personally, I'd run another cat5e to your poster display location while your at it. Cat5 is cheap and one more cable shouldn't make your job too much harder. You could use it in the future if you want to automate control of the display using an IR blaster or a solution like my custom motion sensing hardware. You never know what ideas you might come up with.
post #496 of 743
I am still having problems. Interval settings are 10/30. I have a custom poster under cache/custom and another custom poster set up under cache/movies with trailer as you advised. The main problems at present are that the custom poster with trailer does not play and trailers play over the custom poster (no posters for those trailers show) that is set up under cache/custom. I am using custom lists. Here is a log which I hope helps. Thanks.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19298307/log.txt
post #497 of 743
I suppose a mini version could be done using computer monitors and they would be very thin and run cool
post #498 of 743
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I suppose a mini version could be done using computer monitors and they would be very thin and run cool

I did all my playing around and testing on a 22" computer monitor, worked just fine and looked great. I would have used them as the final display but the wall I chose to mount it on is 24' long and the 22" just got lost on the wall.
post #499 of 743
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Originally Posted by loma View Post

I am still having problems. Interval settings are 10/30. I have a custom poster under cache/custom and another custom poster set up under cache/movies with trailer as you advised. The main problems at present are that the custom poster with trailer does not play and trailers play over the custom poster (no posters for those trailers show) that is set up under cache/custom. I am using custom lists. Here is a log which I hope helps. Thanks.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19298307/log.txt

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see anything out of the ordinary in the log. Did the 'trailer playing over the custom poster (no posters for those trailers show) ' issue happen when this log was captured? I'll set up a test case when I get home and try to replicate the issue. would you be able to send me a zip file with your custom poster in it?
post #500 of 743
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Originally Posted by meyer64 View Post

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see anything out of the ordinary in the log. Did the 'trailer playing over the custom poster (no posters for those trailers show) ' issue happen when this log was captured? I'll set up a test case when I get home and try to replicate the issue. would you be able to send me a zip file with your custom poster in it?

Thanks meyer. Yes,the log was on during the issue. Is the required zip file of the folder with the custom poster,nfo and custom trailer?

This is on Windows 8. I noticed that if I enter Custom Lists, click on that poster it will play. The issue of posters not showing but trailers playing still occurs.
post #501 of 743
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Originally Posted by loma View Post

Thanks meyer. Yes,the log was on during the issue. Is the required zip file of the folder with the custom poster,nfo and custom trailer?

This is on Windows 8. I noticed that if I enter Custom Lists, click on that poster it will play. The issue of posters not showing but trailers playing still occurs.

yes if you could send me a zip of the folder containing the poster, nfo and trailer it would be very helpful in resolving the issue. thanks.
post #502 of 743
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Originally Posted by meyer64 View Post

yes if you could send me a zip of the folder containing the poster, nfo and trailer it would be very helpful in resolving the issue. thanks.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19298307/tt0000000-Welcome.zip
post #503 of 743
Just wanted to thank every one for all the great work and help ... wanted to share a few pictures of mine..

its flush mounted right into the wall - flush with dry wall and then trimmed out ..

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post #504 of 743
Sorry for second post decided to try and upload photos so they were visable right in thread.





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meyer: did you have the time to check as yet?
post #506 of 743
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Originally Posted by loma View Post

meyer: did you have the time to check as yet?

Looking at it now. I am able to replicate the problem, so that's progress. I'll let you know when i have found whats causing the problem. Its nothing overly obvious.
post #507 of 743
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Originally Posted by meyer64 View Post

Looking at it now. I am able to replicate the problem, so that's progress. I'll let you know when i have found whats causing the problem. Its nothing overly obvious.

Thanks very much.
post #508 of 743
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Sorry for second post decided to try and upload photos so they were visable right in thread.

That looks awesome! Great job! What size of TV did you use?
post #509 of 743
Its a Dynex Plasma - the screen size is 42" and the actual case is 48" - I had to leave some of the black case showing as I did not remove the plasma pannel from the factory case .. and as a result it could not b covered by the trim unless I used something much wider, and it looked worse with wide trim. The black case actually almost goes to the very outside edges of the white trim...( in other words behind the width of the trim....

p.s only used plasma because of how cheap it was to buy from the classifieds..
post #510 of 743
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Originally Posted by rmwilson View Post

Its a Dynex Plasma - the screen size is 42" and the actual case is 48" - I had to leave some of the black case showing as I did not remove the plasma pannel from the factory case .. and as a result it could not b covered by the trim unless I used something much wider, and it looked worse with wide trim. The black case actually almost goes to the very outside edges of the white trim...( in other words behind the width of the trim....

p.s only used plasma because of how cheap it was to buy from the classifieds..

Why did you choose to not remove it from the factory plastic casing?
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