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Old Dec 17th, 2012
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@JerryL - Thanks.

@Donnie - Thanks for the information on what you use with your system, it helps me understand what real users like and dislike about the system. I do plan to mimic the List View for sure and possibly even collections. It has been a fun project for me and I have learned a lot so far. I will be sure to continue and update this thread as I add more features. Thanks for everyone's feedback!

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Old Dec 18th, 2012
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Hey Everyone,

I got a quick question for you guys who own a Kaleidescape. What does the UI look like if you only have a few titles imported (say 4 or 5 titles). Does it just load them all a bunch to maintain the infinite scrolling layout or do you just see the 4 or 5 on the screen to choose from?

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Old Dec 18th, 2012
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Hey Everyone,

I got a quick question for you guys who own a Kaleidescape. What does the UI look like if you only have a few titles imported (say 4 or 5 titles). Does it just load them all a bunch to maintain the infinite scrolling layout or do you just see the 4 or 5 on the screen to choose from?

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Andrew
It repeats them and staggers the covers to give a better appearance. So for example, if you have three titles, it will line them up in a row and then repeat that row left to right, and stack the row repeatedly but staggered so that title 1 in row two is over title 2 in the row below, etc.
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Old Jan 10th, 2013
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Hey Everyone,

I've been a little busy but I finally got around to working on my project again. Let me know what you think.

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Old Jan 10th, 2013
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It looks good- so how does it interface and launch titles?
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Old Jan 11th, 2013
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It looks good- so how does it interface and launch titles?
As of right now it does not launch any titles. I plan on embedding VLC inside my program and launching through that.
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Old Jan 16th, 2013
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Here is the 4th version with the movie playing options working. Next will be to resume the movie, fast forward, pause and all that good stuff.

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Old Jan 16th, 2013
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What is this running on?
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Old Jan 16th, 2013
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This is running on a Windows 7 HTPC
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Old Jan 18th, 2013
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. . . .I *personally* find the cover-art view to be the one I use the least. It's what I use to show off my system, but I hardly ever *use* it. Collections is what I use most, and list view if I want to browse.
I am the EXACT same way.
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