amontillado Posted June 17, 2009 Share Posted June 17, 2009 (edited) MySeries is a plugin for DVBViewer Pro. In addition to the MyMovies plugin I decided to write something similar that downloads and displays tv series data. Data is downloaded from TheTvDB.Com It provides an alternative interface for the htpc/mediacentre section. Similar to plugins that are available for MCE and Mediaportal Currently it features banners, posters, fanart, description, first aired, runtime, actors & gueststars. You can scan paths for mediafiles, it will then try to find a matching series and episode. If necessary you can edit these manually. It can also update the database automatically. I want to get most bugs out first, so please report those.. only later I might add new stuff. Instal: 1. Place the myseries.dll and myseries_manager.exe in the plugins dir 2. Place the myseries xml's in the skin directory.. currently only skin files for the concinnity3d & mediastream skin are provided. 3. Go to the myseries section in the options and set the appropriate settings 4. Launch the myseries manager - Go to the settings tab and set what you want to download. - Go to the search files and download tab, setup the paths you want to scan - Get the files (Button, Step 1) - Edit the found files (e.g. if no or multiple matches are found) - Download the series data (Button, Step 2) - Save the selected files (Button, Step 3) - OR skip the last three steps and click the AutoUpdate button Important notes: The downloading of series data, especially the banners/fanart/posters, can take a long time. Try it out with only 1 or 2 series first, if it works do the rest. When you get a 'connection timeout' it probably mean the www.thetvdb.com is down. Just wait a while and try again Settings in DVBViewer Options. - Use External Player : Check to use an external player instead of DVBViewer. When a movie is selected, DVBViewer will stop currently playing videos and the the external program will be launched. - Update item delay : Determines the time (in millisec) that mymovies will wait before refreshing the movie details and backdrop. This can be usefull if loading of the images is slow. (network drives or extreme high quality pictures and high quality OSD appearance settings). - Load banners : If disabled, backdrops won't be loaded - Debug log : If enabled some extra info is writen into the osd.log - Only show available : If enabled only seasons and episodes that are available will be shown, otherwise all series/seasons/episodes info is present. - Viestyle .. : The viewstyle for the series/season/ or episode can be set here. (e.g. To get the widebanners you need a myseries2.xml and set viewstyle series to "Thumbnail Big" - XML : Select the osd xml you wish to use (a restart of DVBViewer is required) - Add Episodes to playlist : Add all the episodes from the same series & season to the playlist. - Autoupdate : Select if you want to automatically search for new or deleted files (settings: "Manually" or "On DVBViewer Start") - Menu Window : Indicates where MySeries is listed in the OSD menu, Home or htpcHome/Mediacenter - Use Key hook : If enabled pressing a key ('a..z') will selected the first on movie that starts with that character. Also pressing 0..9 will cycle through the associated characters (like on a phone). ! Warning: Enabling this will disable the shortcuts for 'a..z' and '0..9' for the rest of DVBViewer (not if shift,ctrl or alt is pressed). - Preface new : You can enter a preface for new files to quickly recognize them. Settings in Myseries Manager. Settings in Myseries Manager. - SQLite path : Under normal circumstances the sqlite.dll will be found automatically.. if that fails find it yourself (e.g. in the DVBViewer application directory) Links: TheTvDb.Com: The source of the series data: www.thetvdb.com. Please support them by adding to the database. Skins: BluFuzz skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/topic/38952-osd-skin-blufuzz/ (german topic) Concinnity3d skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=23528 (enlish), http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=23169 (german) Mediastream skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=31681 (german) VDR-Retro skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=35267 X-Skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=38303 Inca Skin: http://www.DVBViewer.tv/forum/index.php?showtopic=39591 (german topic) Version info: 0.01.07 Alpa Initial version. 0.01.08 Fix in UTF8 Conversion, Overview visible again 0.01.10 Added Option to add all episodes to playlist 0.01.11 Fix MySeries Manager, Would sometimes not download the description 0.01.12 Add Autoupdate option, Change: Playlist description is now <seasonnr>.<episodenr>-<episodename> 0.01.13 Fix: Series with no available episodes are not shown anymore, Fix: Autoupdate function was reset to manual if other option changed. 0.01.14 Add: Popup with Series/Episode info (OSD-Yellow, and Option menu). Fix: MySeries Manager-AutoUpdate ran update logic twice. Change: After AutoUpdate db is not reloaded automatically, use option menu to reload. Removed: Use Local thumbs..Never actually implemented it anyway. 0.01.15 Added: Loads the background image of the home image for certain skins like Concicity Lite (by setting the "#menufocusimage" value to either "home_myseries.png" or "home_mediacenter_myseries.png"). Added option to select where MySeries is listed (Home or htpcHome / Mediacenter) 0.01.16 Changed: Loads acceptable videoextentions from DVBViewer setup.xml. Fix: UpdateItemDelay was always set to 1000, causing a delay in the update of the images, now looks at the setting again. Change: If Season Back item is select the poster now displays Seriesposter. Added: Option to enable skipping in list on Keypress (Pressing 'd' moves to first item which starts with a 'd'). 0.01.17 Changed: Changed url of download site. 0.01.18 Fix: Utf8 decode for filenames (e.g. german chars like ß didnt play). Fix: Even if exact match was found it still showed the multple matches. Added: X-skin xml. 0.01.19 Added: Support for #menufocusimages +/- 1,2. Fix: Sorting of > 10 seasons works. 0.02.20 Added: You can now remove a single series from the database (previously only the links to files were removed). Added: New episodes can have a preface (like *). You can manually change if the episode was watched or not in the myseries_manager. Fix: Some bug in myseries_manager fixed (like saving of image changes). Change: Uses (quite a lot) less memory if Only show available is used. Changed: Database now Sqlite3. At first start it will convert (can take a long time). Make sure you backup the db before. 0.02.21 Added: You can change the thetvdb server Fix: utf8 paths are now properly read. 0.02.22 Fix: Occasional crashes on playing next playlist item (introduced in 0.2.20) 0.02.23 Added: FolderBack image is now loaded. Removed: Support for wide season banners (there are hardly any available on thetvdb.com), you'll probably need to set the default viewsetting again. 0.02.24 Fix: Episode image in thumbview loaded properly. Fix: Season posters weren't always shown with a default language <> en. Fix: Download of series details could fail (TVDB server didnt allow POST method anymore). Fix: Menufocus images not always shown Changed: Autoupdate method changed, now looks for files with no episode info instead of new files. Changed: OSD Yellow now means Go Back to Previous (Used to be Show info, that can still be loaded from the options menu). Added: Support for Dynamic WIndowBackdrop (>4.3.100), tag is '#myseries_backdrop' [*]0.02.25 Fix: Series with special characters (ü etc) weren't found. Fix: Search for series would lead to duplicate results (1 in default language and 1 in selected language) Fix: Utf8 encoding errors in myseries manager. Change: Reworked the way the 'watched' flag is set from withing myseries, hopefully solves some win7 & dvb 4.5 issues. Fix: Sort order for series now disregards capitals. Add: Setting for image server. Since default (http://thetvdb.com/) sometimes fails. In that case use http://cache.thetvdb.com/ Known bugs: - DVBViewer, Options: On first time use, if you select the options it might not show, just select a different option section and select the myseries option again. - DVBViewer, Options: The myseries xml might revert back to the default (myseries.xml) Download: myseries_0.02.24.zip [DVBViewer 4.5 and higher] Download: myseries_0.02.25.zip [DVBViewer 4.5 and higher] Edited April 7, 2011 by amontillado Quote Link to comment
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