Ok, here's my first attempt at a basic slideshow app for displaying Steven's slides on my HTPC.
There are two EXE files included here, ConfigureSplash and TheaterSplash.
ConfigureSplash is a simple UI for setting up what folder contains your slides, what audio file to play, and how much of a delay between slides.
TheaterSplash is the main executable that you can set up to run with Meedio, MainLobby, myHTPC or whatever front-end you are using. This is essentially the canvas upon which you can paint your movie trivia nirvana.
So, the basic way to use this is to load up ConfigureSplash, browse for the folder where your slides are stored (it will include subdirectories, so you can have it pick from all of the various Volumes that Steven has come up with if you pick the parent-level folder). Specify a delay in ms for switching slides, and browse for an audio file (currently only WAV file support) to loop into the slideshow. Hit the Save button and close ConfigureSplash.
Now just start TheaterSplash either manually, or as part of your HTPC front-end (I hooked mine into the PlayMEE plug-in for Meedio so that it plays the trivia automatically before the main feature).
If you click a mouse button or hit any key it will immediately close. Otherwise, it loops endlessly, picking random slides from your collection. And yes, it does keep the question and answer slides together.
Please note that this currently is only targeted for 1280x720 resolution. I will be working on an update to allow you to configure the resolution. I'm also hoping to add in MP3 and AC3 file support, and perhaps some basic slide transitions. For now this is just a simple way to get movie trivia going on an HTPC in a random way (without having to tweak DVD authoring software to build a pseudo-random show).
Also, this does require the .NET Framework v2.0, so download that if you don't have it already.
Finally, please PM me if you have questions/comments as I don't intend to hijack this thread. I'm just posting this here because it may be of interest to people who purchase Steven's slides. This application does not include any slides -- you have to provide all of the content yourself. My recommendation....purchase all of the trivia volumes from Steven and support his excellent work.
Hope somebody finds this useful. Steven thanks again for the trivia slides and keep up the good work!
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