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V E R T I C A L SCROLLING COVER ART

Thrang

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Its been years people have been asking for this... just add vertical-only scrolling cover art... it is insane to have to scroll left and right....

There needs to be other improvements to the cover art GUI (sorting, filtering, genre, hyperlinks for talent/related content, etc), but can we start with this ASAP. IT CANNOT BE HARD TO CODE!

Make it an option for the sideway's-preferenced....

THANKS
 

Thrang

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Mine scrolls vertically and horizontally in the cover art view and always has.
Of course but you HAVE to scroll horizontally to see you entire library which is dumb and cumbersome and doesn’t work well

There should be an option where it is vertical only, with the library contents constrained to a fixed width
 

SJHT

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There are some benefits to horizontal. Not sure I would switch to vertical only especially when sorting A-Z. For large libraries, allows you to skip ahead in the alphabet vertically and then scroll horizontally to get to the title. Guess this could be an option. SJ
 

Thrang

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There are some benefits to horizontal. Not sure I would switch to vertical only especially when sorting A-Z. For large libraries, allows you to skip ahead in the alphabet vertically and then scroll horizontally to get to the title. Guess this could be an option. SJ
I had written to K a while ago about other enhancements for filtering, sorting and searching as well as grouping for multi-part films as well as genre, as that’s needed too, but I don’t enjoy multi axis scrolling to find things

Anyway, yes, as noted, it should be an option for those that prefer the current method

if the Second Screen app could “control” the OSD, so the searching, sorting etc done on the app would be reflected on the OSD cover art shown that would be a nice way to deal with many of the needs - but I still would want the simple ability to browse visually and vertically

But was second screen deco’s anyway by K?
 

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Of course but you HAVE to scroll horizontally to see you entire library which is dumb and cumbersome and doesn’t work well

There should be an option where it is vertical only, with the library contents constrained to a fixed width
Why do you say this? I always thought you could see your entire collection by scrolling one way. At least that’s what I do and always find what I am looking for. Now that you are bring this up it would be nice to know for sure.

John
 

Thrang

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Why do you say this? I always thought you could see your entire collection by scrolling one way. At least that’s what I do and always find what I am looking for. Now that you are bring this up it would be nice to know for sure.

John
You cannot - it scrolls but jumps coarsely through the alphabet - you have to scroll horizontally to “see what’s missing”
 

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I didn’t see where previously you had said you were set up to scroll alphabetically. I always do the default way and can always get to the movie I want by scrolling in one direction. If I want to check alphabetically, I use either Collections or List view.

I can see how your request might be helpful.

The other request I would add to this is to be able to pick a collection and then do cover art view of these titles as can be done in the Second Screen app on the iPad.

John
 
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Thrang

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There should be many things - one improvement would be the ability to have Cover Art Collections (K could define many, but users could also via the web interface) So perhaps The Godfather, Ironman, Avengers, Matrix etc are each represented by their own single cover art collection icons, and selecting it shows the titles within the collection (and perhaps a link to purchases available titles you don't already own) When you think about the number of "properties" that have multiple sequels, this could vastly reduce the clutter.

You might create a "Marvel" collection, and within that are "collections" for the various movies, and each one of those reveals the individual titles. However you do it, it would certainly add logic and order to libraries with many titles, and make a more efficient and easy to navigate OSD
 

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This is exactly my request! It is what I do on the 2nd Screen app but would be really nice to have for the OSD.

John
 

Thrang

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Hey K, still hoping for this - no one who uses the interface things the horizontal scrolling for Cover Art OSD makes sense. Everyone scrolls up and down and misses most of the titles.

Can you please add this?

And please fix the iPadOS app Remote search feature OSD results. It puts the results in one row at the top of the screen, so if there 56 results for a search, you are scrolling sideways like a moron.

AND PLEASE ADD genre collections automatically (Comedy, Sci Fi, Drama, etc) One should AT LEAST be able to choose from a list of pre-populated genres in cover art view

You need to significantly improve the user experience with the GUI

Thanks
 

andy

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no one who uses the interface things the horizontal scrolling for Cover Art OSD makes sense. Everyone scrolls up and down and misses most of the titles.
I actually prefer the ability to scroll horizontally and vertically as I find it easier to quickly find what I'm looking for. Then again, I am not using the alphabetical sort which may result in a different opinion. I can certainly appreciate others wanting to navigate their libraries differently.

Count me in for a vote to see my collections in a covers view on the TV.
 

Thrang

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I actually prefer the ability to scroll horizontally and vertically as I find it easier to quickly find what I'm looking for. Then again, I am not using the alphabetical sort which may result in a different opinion. I can certainly appreciate others wanting to navigate their libraries differently.

Count me in for a vote to see my collections in a covers view on the TV.
Yes I use alphabetical as I think many do because the flyover of cover art is very annoying once you’ve gotten past the dazzle

As we are all “trained” to scroll vertically in virtually every other gui, it is grossly counterintuitive to force horizontal only (they could offer both to be scroll-agnostic)
 
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