I’ve finished writing a new addon for xbmc (the tv media center for Ubuntu) called Librarian. She will take a look at your impressive video library and check for various inconsistencies and potential problems which you might want to look into. This 1.0 release includes the following features:
- List Movie Files not Included in the Database
- List Movies which have incorrect length, i.e. misidentified or corrupt (requires ffmpeg installed)
- Lists TV Shop Episodes separately with both above features
- Tells you which seasons and which episodes of each show you’re missing
- Shows you which TV Show Paths are being ignored completely.
More checking can be added as good ideas come in, I’ve also written an addon module called xbmcdata which wraps sqlite3 the xbmc httpapi to give a consistant inside xbmc and outside testing/scripting interface. This makes addon development _much_ easier. For instance listing movies is now just a case of:
from xbmcdata import Movies
for movie in Movies():
print "%s (%s)" % (unicode(movie), movie['Year'])
Please download the code here: http://divajutta.com/doctormo/doctormo-xbmc-addons.tar.gz and install in ~/.xbmc/addons/ then test, entry is available under ‘Programs’. Please report issues back to me with full logs from ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log included.
The Genetic Wallpapers project is supposed to be able to help any artist create a wallpaper capable of shifting and moving over time to produce interesting and unique results over time.
The problem is that artists have all sorts of crazy ideas about what and how the wallpaper should progress and currently the logic for how the wallpaper will mutate is contained within the python code of the main project.
The alternative is to ask the community. But this is quite a highly specialised bit of functionality, very rarely do we need to run one bit of JIT code on another. But any ideas would be very welcome.
Comments and thoughts on the idea and the direction, please to post below.
This post will either go one of two ways, either people will get more irritated or it will shed some light on why seemingly rational people keep on doing seemingly irrational things.
From near as best I can tell, we look like this:
Your agreement may vary, post below (politely) if you do or don’t agree with my graphic.