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I can't seem to locate where XBMC saves the posters on my computer.


Sorry, I just realized you asked where xbmc stores its posters, not where MoviePoster does. it depends on the OS your running, but its in the xbmc userdata directory. for a Windows 7 machine it would be C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdat a\Thumbnails

but it stores them in subfolders based on some sort of hash, so its not really easy to find a specific poster in there.

Personally, I use myMovies to catalog my media. it has an option to store metadata and artwork right in the folder with your media file, which xbmc can use as a local source instead of scraping it from the internet. I like that this gives me full control over what artwork and metadata is used my xbmc. Its also MUCH faster if you ever need to rebuild your xbmc library since everything is already local.

Regarding the "myMovies" catalog software, is this what you use? It sounds like a great program. I have Windows so I would need to use the "Windows Media Center" version, but it sounds like you use the Mac/IOS versi
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http://www.mymovies.dk/products/wind...ia-center.aspx
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Regarding the "myMovies" catalog software, is this what you use? It sounds like a great program. I have Windows so I would need to use the "Windows Media Center" version, but it sounds like you use the Mac/IOS versi
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I use the Collection Management part of MyMovies to generate the metadata for my kodi library.
http://www.mymovies.dk/products/coll...anagement.aspx

I actually use version 4, which is a bit old now.
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meyer,

So I noticed something tonight in regards to my motionposter issue.

Your Great Dane motionposter that starts when the app starts does work and runs properly but none of the others do. I noticed in the folder that there is an mp4 version and an mkv version.

Do I need to convert these mp4s to mkvs or something?

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One reviewer on Amazon does mention being able to upgrade to Windows 10 but that it took some effort and cursing, lol.
The Vensmile was offering to download and install the Windows 10 upgrade almost as soon as I had it booted up to the desktop. Maybe the review experiences were from before the official Windows 10 release date. Mine is still installing but it seems to be working ok for the upgrade.

EDIT: Not trying to hijack the thread with specific hardware posts, but I ended up with a couple of unidentified devices after the Windows 10 Home update. Bluetooth is the most significant thing that is an issue now. Nothing that will keep me from running MoviePoster, but annoying. It looks like support is pretty non-existent for this box.

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Nice, mine is coming in today. I was all excited to jump into Windows 10 til the Mrs. mentioned she read an article similar to this
I know facebook, google and whoever else do this or stuff like this, but this is going to the core of the system you run and the network you run it on.
Network password sharing with contacts, turning that off for sure!

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So I noticed something tonight in regards to my motionposter issue.

Your Great Dane motionposter that starts when the app starts does work and runs properly but none of the others do. I noticed in the folder that there is an mp4 version and an mkv version.

Do I need to convert these mp4s to mkvs or something?
Thats very odd... if its an mplayer init issue, then video of any kind would fail. either mkv or mp4 should work fine. Can you enable logging and send me a log file?
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I'd like to sincerely thank everyone for your continued interest and support of this project! MoviePoster has been installed in home theaters all over the world and this thread has now reached more than 1500 posts with over 100,000 views.
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Congrats!! meyer64 you deserve many accolades for this project.
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Will do. I have logging turned on, is there a way to send it to you via the app or do I need to get the file from a folder or something?

And thank you for all your work on the app. My wife and kids love it!

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Will do. I have logging turned on, is there a way to send it to you via the app or do I need to get the file from a folder or something?

And thank you for all your work on the app. My wife and kids love it!
The logs are in your documents folder, under MoviePoster/Logs. just send me a couple of the recent ones to [email protected]

Submitting logs from within the program is an interesting idea. I think I'll add that to a future version.
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Motion posters seem to be pretty hard to find. This link might be useful for some. I don't think many of the ones in this playlist have been mentioned here or on the MoviePosters site:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ASL0ZK6D4L24kR

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The logs are in your documents folder, under MoviePoster/Logs. just send me a couple of the recent ones to [email protected]

Submitting logs from within the program is an interesting idea. I think I'll add that to a future version.
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So.. I got an idea in my head and whipped together a quick demo program tonight. I know a couple of these already exist, but I plan to integrate this functionality into the showtimes feature of MoviePoster as well as a standalone application. Its still VERY rough... but not bad for a couple hours effort.

I present the first prototype of the GDC TicketMaker:



Planned features include:
configurable XML defined layout engine.
Image download from themoviedb.org
Automatic ticket creation based on MoviePoster Showtime data.
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So.. I got an idea in my head and whipped together a quick demo program tonight. I know a couple of these already exist, but I plan to integrate this functionality into the showtimes feature of MoviePoster as well as a standalone application. Its still VERY rough... but not bad for a couple hours effort.

I present the first prototype of the GDC TicketMaker:



Planned features include:
configurable XML defined layout engine.
Image download from themoviedb.org
Automatic ticket creation based on MoviePoster Showtime data.
Nice!!!

Will you be able to change the seating reservation text? I want my ticket to say "The Money Seat."
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Nice!!!

Will you be able to change the seating reservation text? I want my ticket to say "The Money Seat."
Absolutely! The layouts will be completely configurable.
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So.. I got an idea in my head and whipped together a quick demo program tonight. I know a couple of these already exist, but I plan to integrate this functionality into the showtimes feature of MoviePoster as well as a standalone application. Its still VERY rough... but not bad for a couple hours effort.

I present the first prototype of the GDC TicketMaker:
Have you seen this site:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/32-the...nvite-com.html

If that site was updated out of the 2000's feel and had social media integration, it would fit in nicely with the ideas in your head. It is for sale by the way...

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So.. I got an idea in my head and whipped together a quick demo program tonight. I know a couple of these already exist, but I plan to integrate this functionality into the showtimes feature of MoviePoster as well as a standalone application. Its still VERY rough... but not bad for a couple hours effort.

I present the first prototype of the GDC TicketMaker:



Planned features include:
configurable XML defined layout engine.
Image download from themoviedb.org
Automatic ticket creation based on MoviePoster Showtime data.

WOAH that's nice. I can see me adding a QR code to it and having a scanner near the entrance of the theater so I can txt people tickets with showtime info then have a scanner check them in when they arrive.
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2 questions on the actual mounting:

To the many of you that have done the shadow boxes/wood frames for these--is there any reason I have to wait on the woodwork to mount the TV? I have the portrait mount for the TV on the way, and I'm thinking the frame/shadow box will probably either just kind of sit on top of the mounted TV or else attach to the wall separately. I know it might depend somewhat on the design of the frame/shadow box, but it this a reasonable assumption? I have no plans to try to recess mount the TV or framing.

I think the framing is going to be weeks/months behind the rest and this is such a nice setup as is I want to go ahead...

Finally, I have a very tall ceiling (12') in the hallway that is the most obvious location for this. The perfect place for it seems to be above the bathroom that is right outside the theater. I keep thinking about mounting TVs above a fireplace and how I would never do that. Is there a reason I should avoid above the door placement? Its actually at eye level at the top of the stairs where most people would be looking at this from 12-20 feet away (its a 40" TV).

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Depending on the tv you may not need a box.

Look at kaotikr1's setup on post 1379 of this thread.
edit: saw you liked it, so you know the setup.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/32-the...l#post36048970

With such a thin bezel it already looks like a poster frame, so why bother unless you're going for specific look or decorative match. Poster boxes/frames are most effective when you have an older tv with big bezels or large uneven areas to accommodate speakers. In which case some would remove the outer casing of the tv and fit everything better into a poster box/frame as shown early on in the thread.

As far as height the way you describe, where it would be viewed from makes sense. Do you have a pic of the view to share for a better opinion.
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WOAH that's nice. I can see me adding a QR code to it and having a scanner near the entrance of the theater so I can txt people tickets with showtime info then have a scanner check them in when they arrive.
Ha! Would you turn them away if they forgot their ticket?
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Depending on the tv you may not need a box.

Look at kaotikr1's setup on post 1379 of this thread.
edit: saw you liked it, so you know the setup.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/32-the...l#post36048970

With such a thin bezel it already looks like a poster frame, so why bother unless you're going for specific look or decorative match. Poster boxes/frames are most effective when you have an older tv with big bezels or large uneven areas to accommodate speakers. In which case some would remove the outer casing of the tv and fit everything better into a poster box/frame as shown early on in the thread.

As far as height the way you describe, where it would be viewed from makes sense. Do you have a pic of the view to share for a better opinion.
Good point. I was thinking about the accent lighting, but not without a box. That might work for my TV.

Here is the location in question. The hallway is not that wide to have the TV on the sides. Not sure why the attachment is sideways, but I think you get the idea.
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Ha! Would you turn them away if they forgot their ticket?
LOL that would be a good prank.
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Good point. I was thinking about the accent lighting, but not without a box. That might work for my TV.

Here is the location in question. The hallway is not that wide to have the TV on the sides. Not sure why the attachment is sideways, but I think you get the idea.
Yeah, go for it I say. Good luck on getting the power/wiring there for the display.
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Yeah, go for it I say. Good luck on getting the power/wiring there for the display.
That's the good thing, its all open behind the TV location and to the left where my theater wiring closet is. Thanks.

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That's the good thing, its all open behind the TV location and to the left where my theater wiring closet is. Thanks.
I wish I had the height above the door that you do, I'll have to resort to having my TV on the wall going down the stairs that you see as soon as you open the door to get to the basement.
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Did you get my log file from the other day?

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Did you get my log file from the other day?
Yes I did. I haven't looked at them i detail yet, but at first glance it looks like its seeing your motionposters just fine and attempting to play them. So its probably an issue with mplayer. you can try to play a file in mplayer manually, just drag an drop a video file on the mplayer.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Dane Cinema\MoviePoster\mplayer and let it run. mplayer needs to initialize its font cache once. but MoviePoster should be forcing this when it opens anyway.
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Yes I did. I haven't looked at them i detail yet, but at first glance it looks like its seeing your motionposters just fine and attempting to play them. So its probably an issue with mplayer. you can try to play a file in mplayer manually, just drag an drop a video file on the mplayer.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Dane Cinema\MoviePoster\mplayer and let it run. mplayer needs to initialize its font cache once. but MoviePoster should be forcing this when it opens anyway.
Well I would say that's the issue.

When I do this it says this app can't run on your PC find a version for your PC

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Well I would say that's the issue.

When I do this it says it cannot run this app look for a version that can be.
Interesting. which OS are you running? Win7, 8 or 10? 32 bit or 64?
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