WMC skin for MediaPortal2

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ge2301

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WMC skin for MediaPortal2

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Post by ge2301 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:06 pm

Dear all :)

I'm the designer of a WMC skin for MediaPortal 2. The design and navigation are mostly oriented to the original WMC, but there are lot of new features existing.
- Additional Media Information
- Optional FanArt shown semitransparent in the background
- HomeMenu Editor: Configure the WMC Menu inGUI as you like to have it
- Different Color Themes (Dark & Turquoise), if the blue does not fit your taste
- Several plugins (WebRadio & Emulators). Last one is a independent emularor of most consoles, that automatically scraps FanArt etc online. Compared to other emulators is the core already integrated, so everything can be configures inGui without external configuration.

Please see here for details:
https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/forums/WMC-skin.717/
As WMC is not followed up since Windows 10 this can be a good alternative for you :)
If you have also coding skills and would like to help deleoping this further, even better! The currently developed version will also have a full user management with age control and file restrictions. Filters can be set according to all common international certificates or directly by age.

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Post by jachin99 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:13 pm

That's actually pretty cool. Now if you can make that Windows Media Center, we would be all set :)

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Post by ge2301 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Here some more screenshots:
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Here some from the Turquoise theme:
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Post by DavidinCT » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:36 am

Looks nice...thanks for showing !
-Dave
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Windows Media Center certified and WMC MVP 2010 - 2012

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Post by ge2301 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 am

Some updates for the coming version 2.2 of MediaPortal with WMCSkin:

Age certification system
During import the age certification of media items is recognized from local tags or online sources. MP2 is able to translate different systems, so when you switch the language the certificates of the corresponding country will be used (of course the auto translation can be switched of, if always the original certification system shall be used.
You will be able to filter and sort your media items according to the age certification.
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User Management
There is a completely newly developed user management with user and admin profiles. You can select what kind of settings can be modified by which user and also who is able to import for example media items. You can specify age limites per user and accordingly the complete DB is filtering non feasible media items ot for those users. This is the perfect child protection. Kids are able to find their user qucikly in the login screen by changing the users icons.
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Optional HomeContent
Plex, Kodi and co. offer a lot of helpful features, that are not part of WMC. Those will be also part of next version 2.2. You can switch with "info" between the HomeMenu and HomeContent and perform quicky actions even without entering the media item views. The HomeContent dynamically changes with the focused MenuItem. The new contents are:
Latest Added: See directly what you have added to the media library recently
Latest Played: Continue playing media items
Favorites: lists up frequent played media items
Unplayed: lists up randomly unplayed media items
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Post by ge2301 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:16 am

We need developers, designer and tester for our project. First group is most important, mainly #C, xaml and in best case DirectX knowledge is required, because we'll switch the skin engine to DX11.
But also testers ar very welcome, many changes need a lot and careful checks :) Please PM me in case of interest or visit directly the MediaPortal 2 forum. I don't place links here (not sure, if allowed) ;)

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