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Probably a few weeks. There isn't that much more to do, but I want to get the ticket maker finished up. Then I'll get back to MoviePoster. I just need to do a little cleanup testing and package it all up.
I found this site: https://xboxapi.com/documentation

Maybe you could implement it to show which game i am playing on my XBOX ONE.
I don't know how difficult it is to implement cause i don't have any understanding of programming.
Would be a nice addition though
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I found this site: https://xboxapi.com/documentation

Maybe you could implement it to show which game i am playing on my XBOX ONE.
I don't know how difficult it is to implement cause i don't have any understanding of programming.
Would be a nice addition though
Yeah, I looked into it probably a year ago or more. It's possible, though there is a bit of a delay. One day I'll probably make a plugin for it. I had rough test programs working for xbox live and PSN at one point.
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Just had a thought. Would it be possible to port this to run on something like a Fire Stick? With them being so cheap and small it seems like a perfect fit.
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Just had a thought. Would it be possible to port this to run on something like a Fire Stick? With them being so cheap and small it seems like a perfect fit.
I have experimented with porting to Android. But its a lot of work and may never be finished. Realistically, if you want something anytime soon your best bet for a small cheap device is an Intel compute stick or something like the Vensmile Mini PCs.
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Understood. No problem just thought about not having to fool with Windows at all.
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So I upgraded to Kodi 15.1 today. Looks like MP not showing poster info when movies or shows playing. Shows connected to 15.1 stable. Also shows start and stop times right and title etc. Ideas?
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So I upgraded to Kodi 15.1 today. Looks like MP not showing poster info when movies or shows playing. Shows connected to 15.1 stable. Also shows start and stop times right and title etc. Ideas?
i believe this is a known issue that will be addressed in an upcoming release
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i believe this is a known issue that will be addressed in an upcoming release
Good to know. Hope can get it fixed.
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Just wanted to share with you the latest details regarding my 50" Insignia Movie Poster build which of course is going to utilize Meyer64's Movie Poster App plus his
Movie Poster Motion Sensor to to it on and off when it senses movement (I typed this last word as moviement before I corrected it. Lol!).

Latest update: 10/6/14

In this post:

1. Added air ventilation holes in the TV Mount support frame because the TV is going to get hot behind the TV since it will be completely enclosed inside a wall.
(I almost went with taking out all of the 2 x 4 upright Mount supports except for the very left and very right 2 x 4s in order to allow more space/air to surround the Insignia TV but I chose to just drill holes).

2. Added "side supports" for the drywall and to hold the "MDF Supports".
3. Added "MDF Supports" which will hold the "MDF Molding up around the TV with Velcro (I wanted to make the "Molding" around the TV removable in case I needed to remove the TV and/or get behind the TV). The MDF molding will cover the line where the drywall meets the TV. I guess I could have purchased pre-designed/pre-built molding from a local molding manufacturer but I wanted a more "seemless" and "flat" molding around the TV. If this MDF Molding idea does not work out, I will move forward with purchasing a simple molding design.
4. Installed the electrical outlet that will power the Movie Poster TV, speakers, and the computer that will run the Meyer64's Movie Poster app.

First I took out the part of the TV Mount that goes onto the TV itself and I installed it.


Then I unboxed the TV. Here is the TV before it is unveiled in all of its 50" glory.




Do you remember that "sample frame" I made to see what the size of the TV would be to figure out if the TV will fit in the hallway?
I finally was able to test and see if I made the right size. It turns out that I made it the exact dimensions of the TV.



The TV Mount brackets were put on the TV with no problems:


Here is the Movie Poster TV hanging in its new home for the first time.
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Double post (I got the error message that you have to wait 10 seconds between posts but I failed
to refresh the screen and I just re-clicked the save button)

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Here is the TV Mount and the support 2 x 4s before I drilled the holes for ventilation. As I said earlier, I was on the fence about taking out the middle three 2 x 4s
in the middle or just drill holes for ventilation. I just drilled the holes because I would have to take ALL of the 2 x 4s down and that would run the risk of a loss of alignment.



I did have to move the support frames forward. As you can see here, the TV is not 1/2" further "out" past the framing to compensate for the 1/2" drywall.
The TV had to be sticking out 1/2" beyond the framing to be flush with the 1/2 drywall.


Here, as you can see, the TV is even 1/2" too "deep/far back" so I had to move it forward towards the wall a lot!


All of the 2 x 4s are out. (Please note this was done before I was on the "fence" about having to either cut the ventilation holes or remove the middle 2 x 4s)


2 x 4s are back in and you can now see that the TV is sticking out 1/2" so that AFTER the 1/2" drywall is installed, the TV will be flush with the wall.


View from behind the TV.


I also had to adjust the mount because it was not level:
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The ventilation holes:


I brought this hole saw attachment for something else so I just used it for this application. It turned out that the size was perfect for this application:


Almost done:


Made a lot of saw dust:



Done with the ventilation holes:
(note: I will be installing two HVAC "vents" from Home Depot to let air out of the wall)


Then it was time to install the electrical outlet for the TV, speakers and the PC.









Made sure it worked:


Here is a top down view of the layers involved with my hopeful design. If the MDF is too thin/brittle and breaks as I take the MDF Molding on and off, then I will go with a different design that involves purchasing molding from a local molding distributor. Tonight and every night this week, including the weekend, I will be working on the MDF molding. It should not take more an a few hours to put it together though.
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After trying to make the "MDF molding" last night with the design above, it turns out that it is not worth the effort and work. The velcro makes it flimsy. If I ever need to remove the TV, I'm just going to have to use a molding "removal" wedge tool to remove it and then finish nail it back in. It was just too much work making the dado cuts into the soft MDF because it was just too difficult or beyond my patience and skill level.
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For those interested, I've posted the first release of the GDC TicketMaker. For now, this is a standalone application but I do have plans to integrate ticket printing with the Showtimes feature in MoviePoster at some point.

I've created a new thread for the TicketMaker here:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/32-the...l#post37882625

Sample Ticket:
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There must be something wrong with AVSForum.com website because I had the same issue with a Double Post as per meyer64's double post above. I feel better now that I know it wasn't just me! Lol.

Thanks for the great ticket generator software meyer64!
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There must be something wrong with AVSForum.com website because I had the same issue with a Double Post as per meyer64's double post above. I feel better now that I know it wasn't just me! Lol.

Thanks for the great ticket generator software meyer64!
Yeah, if you try to submit multiple posts in a short time frame, you get a 'you must wait at least 10 seconds between posts' message, so i submitted the post again after a few seconds, but it seems to have posted the first one anyway.
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For those interested, I've posted the first release of the GDC TicketMaker. For now, this is a standalone application but I do have plans to integrate ticket printing with the Showtimes feature in MoviePoster at some point.

I've created a new thread for the TicketMaker here:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/32-the...l#post37882625

Sample Ticket:
Looks cool! I will use it for my daughters Girl Scout party. You have a user guide for it yet?

Also any ETA for update for MP? Having issues with 15.1 not showing NOW PLAYING posters etc.
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I just wanted to share the continuing sage of my Movie Poster TV build.

Here are photos of the speaker boxes for the Movie Poster Speakers:

First the Right side:














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Then, for the right speaker box, I had an issue with the volume knob not fitting in, so I drilled a hole for it to fit:








Right side speaker box complete (I covered it with its original packaging bag because I don't want drywall dust or anything to damage it).


Then it was onto the Left Speaker box:



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Left speaker box complete (and also wrapped up to protect it from the tons of drywall sanding dust coming its way).



A view from behind the Movie Poster TV location:



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Meyer64, how much R13 pink insulation can I fill the area around and behind my 50" Insignia screen?
How much space should I leave. Please note also that I am going to be installing a 10" x 7" "vent" to on the inside of the theater wall near the top of the wall
to allow the rising heat of the 50" LED TV to vent out. How many inches left and right should I leave for a gap between the TV and the Pink Insulation? I will not be installing pink insulation above the TV for obvious reason (heat rises). Please see my layout photos in my dedicate build thread if you have not seen photos of my wall.
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Anybody use a new Raspberry Pi 2 with win 10 for the app? I'm looking at building one but all my computers are mac and I don't want to sink too much into getting a full windows setup.
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Meyer64,

Can you, or other users, confirm that 'now showing' is not showing anything except the playing time?
Is it correct that there is no option to turn 'now showing' off?
I would like to play some music but at the same time watch the trailers/posters on the screen...

I really love this little piece of software and looking forward to a new(er) version, thanks again!

Regards,

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Meyer64,

Can you, or other users, confirm that 'now showing' is not showing anything except the playing time?
Is it correct that there is no option to turn 'now showing' off?
I would like to play some music but at the same time watch the trailers/posters on the screen...

I really love this little piece of software and looking forward to a new(er) version, thanks again!

Regards,

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Anybody use a new Raspberry Pi 2 with win 10 for the app? I'm looking at building one but all my computers are mac and I don't want to sink too much into getting a full windows setup.
Win10 for the RP2 is only for IoT (Internet of Things). It's designed to run headless (no interface/GUI). It won't run standard Windows applications.

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Meyer64,

Can you, or other users, confirm that 'now showing' is not showing anything except the playing time?
Is it correct that there is no option to turn 'now showing' off?
I would like to play some music but at the same time watch the trailers/posters on the screen...

I really love this little piece of software and looking forward to a new(er) version, thanks again!

Regards,

Luuk
If you are using Kodi 14, it's a known issue. Read a few posts above. You will need to either wait until he releases the updated version that works or go back to Kodi version 13 or older. If you aren't using Kodi, then sorry for this reply.
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Win10 for the RP2 is only for IoT (Internet of Things). It's designed to run headless (no interface/GUI). It won't run standard Windows applications.



If you are using Kodi 14, it's a known issue. Read a few posts above. You will need to either wait until he releases the updated version that works or go back to Kodi version 13 or older. If you aren't using Kodi, then sorry for this reply.
ConradC,

I`m indeed a Kodi user. But i`m currently using Kodi 15.2
I guess I`ll have to wait for a fix or a newer version.

Can you tell me if it`s possible to keep the posters/trailers showing, while playing music in Kodi?

Thanks for your help so far!

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ConradC,

I`m indeed a Kodi user. But i`m currently using Kodi 15.2
I guess I`ll have to wait for a fix or a newer version.

Can you tell me if it`s possible to keep the posters/trailers showing, while playing music in Kodi?

Thanks for your help so far!

Luuk
Sorry. I gave you bad intel! It's broken on Kodi 15 and newer. It works just fine on 14 and under. I'm using Kodi 15.0 myself.

Posters and trailers will continue to work while playing music in Kodi.
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Sorry. I gave you bad intel! It's broken on Kodi 15 and newer. It works just fine on 14 and under. I'm using Kodi 15.0 myself.

Posters and trailers will continue to work while playing music in Kodi.
No problem ConradC! Thanks for the clarification
For posters and trailers continue to work, I`ll guess I need Kodi 14 (or under) as well, right?!
I think I`ll wait for a newer version of movieposter, since I finally have my x10 lights working in Kodi 15.2
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