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Title: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 01, 2009, 08:46:22 AM
Update 2009.10.22 : updated to fw 1.03.01

Update 2009.10.20 : French version added

Update 2009.10.19 : small changes
- list mode a little bit more sexy
- alt. version with VIDEOS instead of MOVIES



MINIMALISTIC : a fresh new UI for your WDTV

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/minimalistic.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/minimalistic.php)(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/minima1.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/minima1.php)

MINIMALISTIC is a new skin for your WDTV, very simple in its design, as its name says.

Here are some particularities of this OSD mod :

  - fast navigation through the screens (in fact, not so sure !)
  - energy efficient (many black gfx)
  - LCD and plasma TVs lifetime increased (for the same reason as above)
  - improved for users having poor eyesight (big characters but not all !)

Like many graphics are text, the mod will be released only in English and French.

Preview video (the colors aren't faithful and sorry for the dust !) : Minimalistic WDTV osd mod preview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYeZpKb5d0#ws)
Final release : http://wdtv.free.fr/ (http://wdtv.free.fr/)

Known problems :

- vertical and horizontal scrollings in the main screen aren't always smooth => upgrade to C2Q
- difficult to know which usb device is selected when ejecting because there's no select frame => see the caption at the bottom
- for the same reason, difficult to know which usb device is selected when media library is OFF => we must try to chance
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: purpcheese on October 01, 2009, 11:15:14 AM
Sweet!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: ToJa92 on October 01, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
I cant miss this! Hoping that it's fast navigated, all current themes are pretty slow when you browse around in the WDTV :(

EDIT: THANK YOU!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: videomilk on October 01, 2009, 12:17:14 PM
looking forward to this one.  Let me know if you need a beta tester    ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: Boset on October 01, 2009, 02:00:44 PM
Sounds wonderful, I can't wait to see it! (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2198/sbav2.gif)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: rataweb on October 01, 2009, 02:33:30 PM
In 3 words: Good, good, good!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 01, 2009, 03:30:04 PM
Looking forward to it lilibabe! Thanks so much for your hard work!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 01, 2009, 09:52:47 PM
This mod will be delayed because version 1.02.11 is out... (so i have to update my other skin)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 02, 2009, 08:38:20 AM
Here you can watch a video preview of my mod in action (see 1st post). Sorry for the quality (taken by my digital camera : grey is blue, autofocus was'nt accurate,...) !

As you can see, there's a problem with the vertical menu : selected item isn't visible item ! for now, i didn't find the solution... Scrolling is also jerky whereas sometimes it's ok ! Maybe too big gfx...

PS : music playback wasn't skinned for now.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***video preview
Post by: beanian on October 02, 2009, 02:09:41 PM
gotta love police  ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***video preview
Post by: pupiponis on October 02, 2009, 05:30:20 PM
This great congratulations!, Please if possible make a version in Spanish  ;D, I really like this mod OSD  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***video preview
Post by: andylee on October 02, 2009, 09:30:36 PM
Anything that navigate faster than the OEM one is welcome.
Good job!!!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***video preview
Post by: ToJa92 on October 03, 2009, 02:27:15 AM
Great video! Now just waiting for a release ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: lilibabe on October 03, 2009, 10:31:52 AM
@beanian : so, police will be played during navigation through the screens  ;)

@pupiponis : maybe for christmas  ;) Given the size of the items, it will require some very short names !

@andylee : even if my gfx are lightweight, in fact i don't see a difference in navigation, i think the cpu is very limited...

@ToJa92 : maybe in 2 weeks
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: Ph0X on October 04, 2009, 12:19:35 AM
damnit!
you made me jizz all over!/me is major minimalwhore
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: redindian on October 04, 2009, 12:21:25 AM
looking very nice. scrolls smoothly too. nice work!

@lilibabe: if you have it ready we could write a script that pulls all text from the XML to create a list of used text. then people could translate that list and with that we could rewrite the XML files to make different translations. let me know if you would like some help on this.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: lilibabe on October 04, 2009, 12:41:08 AM
looking very nice. scrolls smoothly too. nice work!

@lilibabe: if you have it ready we could write a script that pulls all text from the XML to create a list of used text. then people could translate that list and with that we could rewrite the XML files to make different translations. let me know if you would like some help on this.

Not yet ready, done at 15% ! But it's a good idea, when I finish, your help will be crucial to do that !!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: lilibabe on October 04, 2009, 08:02:10 AM
I made good progress today (about 50% finished), but I encountered a problem while reading photos : the wdtv restarts...

I will try to find the solution and I will try to deliver a second video in a few days... Then i will put online a prerelease (not finished and not final version).

I first wanted to replace all the text that appear on the differents screens (in order to have the same font used everywhere), but finally i choose not to do it for 3 main reasons :

- non English users may be disappointed
- more work for me
- small fonts are not very clear on screen (I also think that those who have a CRT TV will not be happy with this mod)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: lilibabe on October 04, 2009, 08:08:30 AM
Here is another preview for playback controls (used in photos/music/videos) :

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/play11.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/play11.php)

Same thing for options menu during playback.

I'm not sure it will be retained in the final version, maybe simple pictograms...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: pupiponis on October 04, 2009, 08:35:02 AM


@pupiponis : maybe for christmas  ;) Given the size of the items, it will require some very short names !



ok, I can help with those words, how many characters should have at most every word? to replace another with the same meaning, anyway thanks for considering, greetings!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****video preview
Post by: lilibabe on October 04, 2009, 08:41:31 AM


@pupiponis : maybe for christmas  ;) Given the size of the items, it will require some very short names !



ok, I can help with those words, how many characters should have at most every word? to replace another with the same meaning, anyway thanks for considering, greetings!

I will list later, but as suggested above by redindian, maybe i could provide .psd files and redindian will make a script to replace files. But i think it will be hard for users because there's a lot of work !

Non-exhaustive list of words used :

- main menu : photos/music/settings/movies, labels for submenus (usb, all my movies/photos/music, av settings, audio settings, video settings, photo settings, system, update, by date, recent, by folder, playlist, now playing,...)
- while browsing : browse, search, settings
- playback controls : play, pause, stop, fast forward, rewind, next, previous,...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: redindian on October 04, 2009, 11:30:49 PM
- the wdtv restarts...

In most cases your xml file is bad. An unclosed element, no wrapper or page, stuff like that. Happened to me a few times.

Are you now using an image for each word/text?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 05, 2009, 12:02:25 AM
- the wdtv restarts...

In most cases your xml file is bad. An unclosed element, no wrapper or page, stuff like that. Happened to me a few times.

Are you now using an image for each word/text?

I checked the code (picture_run.xml) this morning, I did not detect anything abnormal... I will retry later !

Yes, one image for each word, at least for gfx in the main screen. For playback controls, there's a bg (alls the labels in grey color = not selected) and each control overlays this bg (transparent with color for the selected label).

play   pause   stop   fast forward  rewind ...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: redindian on October 05, 2009, 01:04:30 AM
You could just try to restore picture_run.xml (or other picture related xml files, depends when it reboots) with the originals (make backups!) and then see if the problem goes away.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 05, 2009, 04:01:12 AM
You could just try to restore picture_run.xml (or other picture related xml files, depends when it reboots) with the originals (make backups!) and then see if the problem goes away.

Yes, i think i will do that... I checked again the xml code, i don't know what's wrong ! Maybe too big gfx ?!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: kjmurthy on October 05, 2009, 04:33:07 AM
Hi lilibabe, Do you have plans of putting "Now Playing" [Audio/Music Only] Screen saver for the minimalistic OSD mod.


Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 05, 2009, 05:26:19 AM
Hi lilibabe, Do you have plans of putting "Now Playing" [Audio/Music Only] Screen saver for the minimalistic OSD mod.

No, sorry ! I can't do that !

In fact, except playing with text, gfx and a few other things, there's not much to do with xml files.

So, the only solution is to design an app.bin, that is no longer part of my skills !!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 05, 2009, 08:27:48 AM
You could just try to restore picture_run.xml (or other picture related xml files, depends when it reboots) with the originals (make backups!) and then see if the problem goes away.

Yes, i think i will do that... I checked again the xml code, i don't know what's wrong ! Maybe too big gfx ?!

I revert back to "old" version of the xml file, but still have the same reboot problem !  >:(
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 05, 2009, 10:11:50 PM
You could just try to restore picture_run.xml (or other picture related xml files, depends when it reboots) with the originals (make backups!) and then see if the problem goes away.

After much hair pulled, I finally spotted the problem : the setting for the height of the progress bar was misinformed !  :o
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: redindian on October 05, 2009, 11:06:45 PM
Ouch! Good you found it.

(Off-topic: Did you ever try to put an animated image on a page? I've tried it but it kept rebooting on me.)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 06, 2009, 12:15:12 AM
Ouch! Good you found it.

(Off-topic: Did you ever try to put an animated image on a page? I've tried it but it kept rebooting on me.)

(not tested but I'm not surprised that it doesn't work, even a @@variable defined in a page doesn't work in another !)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 06, 2009, 10:26:18 AM
I finally modified the playback controls, they now appears on top left corner of the screen, like an overlay, it looks better.

I will put online a new video preview tomorrow or the day after, then i will release the prerelease at the end of the week.

For now, the design is very simple, perhaps not very sexy... Then I will need your opinions to improve the mod (glossy glossy effect ?) and after that it will be the final (before next  ;)) release.

Actually, it's 65.417% finished !  ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (in progress)
Post by: lilibabe on October 07, 2009, 08:45:00 AM
New video preview added : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRnSDGYQSEA

As you can see, some changes have been made. I have to move some items in the playback screen (title and timer), and maybe change the color of selected option (not very readable depending on the bg).

Everything is almost ready (exceptiing the visual kb to be skinned later), a few small adjustments to make...

I will put online the prerelease in 1-2 day(s).

There's still some "problems" : vertical and horizontal scrolling in main screen aren't always well displayed.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***NEW PREVIEW***
Post by: Blackbox on October 07, 2009, 10:47:05 AM
Hi lilibabe,the new version is looking very good.What a great idea to post a video preview of you`re work so far.Just curious what sort of screen r you showing it on on youtube?
         Thanx again for all youre hard work Nick  :)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***NEW PREVIEW***
Post by: lilibabe on October 08, 2009, 04:44:33 AM
Hi lilibabe,the new version is looking very good.What a great idea to post a video preview of you`re work so far.Just curious what sort of screen r you showing it on on youtube?
         Thanx again for all youre hard work Nick  :)

Screens in the preview (from what I remember !) : main screen, music in list mode and music playback, photos in thumbnail mode and slideshow, videos in thumbnail mode and movie playback.
Title: Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 08, 2009, 08:42:22 AM
Prerelease available (english) : http://wdtv.free.fr/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.02.11%5d/

Known problems and to be improved for final version :

- vertical and horizontal scrollings in the main screen aren't always smooth (I tried to play with 'duration' parameter in xml file, without success, i think gfx are too big)
- difficult to know which usb device is selected when ejecting because there's no select frame
- for the same reason, difficult to know which usb device is selected when media library is OFF
- some screens aren't very sexy (list mode,...) : need to be modified in next release (glossy effect ?)
- titlebar in video/photo playback don't look nice when the bg isn't full screen or depending on the colors in bg => will be replaced by something not transparent
- option icons aren't well readable depending on the bg => will be modified (for example, orange color when selected)
- virtual keyboard not yet skinned

Thx in advance for your opinions...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 08, 2009, 09:41:12 AM
You did a great job lilibabe! Thank you so much for your OSD! It is amazing as it is now and will be perfect once the issues you noted are corrected! Am sure that you will come up with more improvements that I never considered though!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 08, 2009, 09:47:11 AM
Thx anonymous1, but i think i can't solve all problems (usb selection, scrolling not always smooth)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: videomilk on October 08, 2009, 10:36:05 AM
wow!  I love it and it definetely is snappier than the original osd or your other version.  Great work.   thank you
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: berks on October 08, 2009, 01:56:25 PM
I haven't tried it yet but will it work with LaurentG's stuff and have youthought about trying to add moviesheet views into your OSD MOD?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: videomilk on October 08, 2009, 05:25:24 PM
works fine with the laurentG app.    I think the main text could actually be a little smaller.  It seems just too big, my GF walked past it and made a joke that I must have eyesight problems.  Still I love the style. Very Zune HD
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 08, 2009, 07:49:20 PM
 :D My girlfriend too !

I like it big (the text!)... It's true that the first time I tested it was spectacular ! Now I like it like that !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: videomilk on October 08, 2009, 10:17:42 PM
:D My girlfriend too !

I like it big (the text!)... It's true that the first time I tested it was spectacular ! Now I like it like that !

haha i get the impression there are a lot of girlfriends who walk past and just shake their heads when we play with our wdtv. 
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 08, 2009, 11:19:13 PM
:D My girlfriend too !

I like it big (the text!)... It's true that the first time I tested it was spectacular ! Now I like it like that !

haha i get the impression there are a lot of girlfriends who walk past and just shake their heads when we play with our wdtv. 

Poor girls, they have little choice !  :)

My gf wondered why I do all that and what it is the purpose... all she wants is to see a movie !

I often hear, when powering on the WDTV, "you've still changed the UI ?"  ::)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: dnicks on October 09, 2009, 12:16:59 AM
love the look of this. it is the only thing on my pendrive and for some reason when watching movie i get to end with credits and hit back button and the screen goes back, but my movie keeps playing.  this happened with 2 different ones, one iso and one avi.  on the first one i actually turned off the wdtv and could still hear the sound coming through my speakers!!  how? i have no idea.  anyway, i had to reboot to get movie to stop.  if it goes to the end of the movie/file it won't let you play anything else, it says unable to load file. i guess it thinks the movie is still playing.  very weird.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 01:34:29 AM
love the look of this. it is the only thing on my pendrive and for some reason when watching movie i get to end with credits and hit back button and the screen goes back, but my movie keeps playing.  this happened with 2 different ones, one iso and one avi.  on the first one i actually turned off the wdtv and could still hear the sound coming through my speakers!!  how? i have no idea.  anyway, i had to reboot to get movie to stop.  if it goes to the end of the movie/file it won't let you play anything else, it says unable to load file. i guess it thinks the movie is still playing.  very weird.

Welcome to the strange world by wd  ;)

I've never had this problem, I always stop the end credits, certainly a new bug of 1.02.11 !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: alexioklini on October 09, 2009, 01:41:54 AM
Hi,

preview on youtube looks very good. reminds me a little bit to the simple ui of apple-tv.

Two questions:
1. which firmware is recommended for this: zorander or b-rad ?
2. is version 1.2.0.11 needed ?

thanks,
 alexioklini
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: Boset on October 09, 2009, 02:36:06 AM
Installed the prerelease version: it's really cool  :D
Of course, the "lilibabe's trademark" means quality!  ;D

Grazie per l'ottimo lavoro svolto, continua così!
Keep up the good work; thank you again!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 02:41:09 AM
Hi,

preview on youtube looks very good. reminds me a little bit to the simple ui of apple-tv.

Two questions:
1. which firmware is recommended for this: zorander or b-rad ?
2. is version 1.2.0.11 needed ?

thanks,
 alexioklini

1. As you want : ext3-boot or WDLXTV or original fw (as long as it's based on 1.02.11)
2. Yes, it's based on this version, so if you're using another version, i don't know if it will work well...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 02:43:24 AM
Installed the prerelease version: it's really cool  :D
Of course, the "lilibabe's trademark" means quality!  ;D

Grazie per l'ottimo lavoro svolto, continua così!
Keep up the good work; thank you again!

It's too much honor, thank you !

@all : please send me your comments to improve it for the final release.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: selos_79 on October 09, 2009, 03:18:29 AM
thank You lilibabe you are wonderfull
good job
congratulations...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: homerjs on October 09, 2009, 03:20:36 AM
Thank you, going to try it out.  The download link you have included, is that the proper version of WDlxTV in the zip? 
thanks
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 03:39:43 AM
Thank you, going to try it out.  The download link you have included, is that the proper version of WDlxTV in the zip? 
thanks

WDLXTV isn't included in the zip file, it's just the osd.bin (or wdtv.bin if you're not using an alternative fw).
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: name12345 on October 09, 2009, 05:08:43 AM
Hi,
thanks a lots for this very nics OSD-Mod :)
However, there is a minor problem with 4:3 tube-TVs that use overscan: The OSD-overlay during movie playback is slightly cut on the left edge. If the movie title in the lower left was moved a little bit to the right (as much as an "A"), it would be perfect.
Thank you!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 05:43:23 AM
Hi,
thanks a lots for this very nics OSD-Mod :)
However, there is a minor problem with 4:3 tube-TVs that use overscan: The OSD-overlay during movie playback is slightly cut on the left edge. If the movie title in the lower left was moved a little bit to the right (as much as an "A"), it would be perfect.
Thank you!

Yes, i know there's some problems with overlay depending on the tv where the wdtv is connected... but if i modify the position of all texts/gfx for your 4:3 CRT TV, it will look less attractive for 16:9 LCD TV users ! It's hard to satisfy everyone...

If you have some knowledge and you can access linux, you can change it easily (video_run.xml file).

Just to know, how is my osd mod on your tv ? it should not be very pretty, no ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: name12345 on October 09, 2009, 07:47:07 AM
Yes, i know there's some problems with overlay depending on the tv where the wdtv is connected... but if i modify the position of all texts/gfx for your 4:3 CRT TV, it will look less attractive for 16:9 LCD TV users ! It's hard to satisfy everyone...

If you have some knowledge and you can access linux, you can change it easily (video_run.xml file).
Have found the file and edited it but wasn't able to save it to WDTV. The problem is that the osd.bin is mounted as read-only. "mount -o remount,rw" doesn't help. How can I tell WDTV to mount it rw in the first place?
Just to know, how is my osd mod on your tv ? it should not be very pretty, no ?
I thinks it looks better than any of the other OSD I've seen (including factory default). Especially the font size in list view works very well for my TV. Maybe I will play a little bit around with the font colors in list view to make it even more readable on CRT. I might also try to make the font site of "info_cur_time" and "info_duration" in overlay bigger a notch to improve readability.
Maybe just a little bit of eye candy would be nice in list view ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 08:03:56 AM
@name12345 : i don't know how to mount it r/w, for my part i modify the .bin directly in linux (ubuntu under win xp with virtualbox).

A little bit of eye candy is scheduled for final version  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: homerjs on October 09, 2009, 08:10:24 AM
Thank you, going to try it out.  The download link you have included, is that the proper version of WDlxTV in the zip? 
thanks

WDLXTV isn't included in the zip file, it's just the osd.bin (or wdtv.bin if you're not using an alternative fw).

I hate being stupid but here goes, so If I have alternate firmware then I just copy over the osd.bin.  If I dont then I just flash with the wdtv.bin included in the zip and that's  it.  So you dont need both files in the root correct?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 08:24:24 AM
Thank you, going to try it out.  The download link you have included, is that the proper version of WDlxTV in the zip? 
thanks

WDLXTV isn't included in the zip file, it's just the osd.bin (or wdtv.bin if you're not using an alternative fw).

I hate being stupid but here goes, so If I have alternate firmware then I just copy over the osd.bin.  If I dont then I just flash with the wdtv.bin included in the zip and that's  it.  So you dont need both files in the root correct?

Exactly ! Just don't forget to put the file named 'wdtv.ver' on the root of your stick if you plan to use wdtv.bin version.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: homerjs on October 09, 2009, 12:08:29 PM
WOW, just installed it, absolutely beautiful.  This is how WDTV should have done it, nice crisp clean .  
Smooth scrolling.  Love it
My wishes are...if I may say
1. have better indication of yes/no option when selecting eject jump drive
2. have an icon for the default folders menu

awesome
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: qwer on October 09, 2009, 01:35:20 PM
Beautiful osd!
Thank you!

(one idea for up/down markers http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled3124.php (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled3124.php) or this http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled4117.php (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled4117.php) sorry for my insolence)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 07:50:53 PM
WOW, just installed it, absolutely beautiful.  This is how WDTV should have done it, nice crisp clean .  
Smooth scrolling.  Love it
My wishes are...if I may say
1. have better indication of yes/no option when selecting eject jump drive
2. have an icon for the default folders menu

awesome


1. For now, i find no solution (selection frame is the same used in main screen for selected item ; in my case, it's a 100% transparent png !)
2. there's an icon ! (ok, just a text label that says "folder")  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***Prerelease available !
Post by: lilibabe on October 09, 2009, 07:53:12 PM
Beautiful osd!
Thank you!

(one idea for up/down markers http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled3124.php (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled3124.php) or this http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled4117.php (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/untitled4117.php) sorry for my insolence)

I think it breaks a little bit the design... everyone knows how to navigate through menus, it's therefore not necessary to indicate it.
Title: Minimalistic : final version released !
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 03:32:25 AM
I finally finished my mod earlier than expected, I hope that you will not mind  ;)

It's the final version, but there will still be some slight changes to make in the future... including the list mode that I found austere.

Download link : 1st post
Video preview : will be updated in the coming days

Enjoy !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: rosen on October 10, 2009, 04:48:05 AM
Spanish version?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 04:53:53 AM
Spanish version?

English is international  ;)

maybe later in the future...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: sebastiaan15 on October 10, 2009, 04:59:53 AM
A background would be nice

i tryed it but i get a 2 black bars

1 black bar on top of movies or settings enz
1 black bar  on the right of av settings or usb enz

a vertical black bar on the left of the second row of the thumbnails if the background is black

thanks for the OSD i like it


Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 05:10:45 AM
A background would be nice

i tryed it but i get a 2 black bars

1 black bar on top of movies or settings enz
1 black bar  on the right of av settings or usb enz

a vertical black bar on the left of the second row of the thumbnails if the background is black

thanks for the OSD i like it




Because of technical difficulties (the selected item wasn't the one displayed because there's not all 4 vertical labels like in original fw), I was forced to display 2 items but as i wanted just 1, I was forced to hide with a black mask (same color as bg).

So, if you're using another bg, it looks ugly !  ;)

But you can cut some parts of your bg (see placement and dimensions in xml files, replace mask1.png and mask2.png) :

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/different0.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/different0.php)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: tjp on October 10, 2009, 07:49:21 AM
Does this work 100% with LaurentG as well?
I have the latest B-RAD, and these .bin files on my usb stick:
event-osd.app.bin
LaurentG.app.bin
lilibabe.osd.bin

First, is it ok to have 2 of the osd files? 

Second, the movie sheets work, but I don't have the options to change the icon size, etc that I had when running the LaurentG only.

Third, instead of Movies, is it possible to change it to say Multimedia, or add another option for TV Shows.

Fourth, this mod is awesome, love the large text and the quickness of it!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 08:09:04 AM
First, you have to choose one of two, the one you prefer and change it when you get tired !

Second, my mod has only one option for the size of thumbnails ; i don't know if other choices offered by the other apps will be compatible.

Third, it's not a restaurant, it's a self-service  ;) And MULTIMEDIA is too long...

Fourth, thank you !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 08:25:36 AM
For those who don't want to pay without testing the merchandise, I uploaded a new video on Youtube, showing a preview of the final release. (see 1st post)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: sebastiaan15 on October 10, 2009, 08:59:34 AM
A background would be nice

i tryed it but i get a 2 black bars

1 black bar on top of movies or settings enz
1 black bar  on the right of av settings or usb enz

a vertical black bar on the left of the second row of the thumbnails if the background is black

thanks for the OSD i like it




Because of technical difficulties (the selected item wasn't the one displayed because there's not all 4 vertical labels like in original fw), I was forced to display 2 items but as i wanted just 1, I was forced to hide with a black mask (same color as bg).

So, if you're using another bg, it looks ugly !  ;)

But you can cut some parts of your bg (see placement and dimensions in xml files, replace mask1.png and mask2.png) :

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/different0.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/different0.php)
can you make a osd with  that right background
i love it
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 09:55:48 AM
@Sebastiaan15 : I already tried to put a background like this, but it's not for 2 main reasons :

- original pic is too big, compressing to something like 100-200ko isn't very cool
- the WDTV resize 1280x720 px to 1920x1080 px, so the quality isn't good

I already have noticed that bg with a gradient aren't well displayed on the WDTV. So, in summary, it's a big NO !  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 10, 2009, 10:40:28 AM
Thank you very much lilibabe! This is just what I wanted! Always use list mode so am looking forward to your tweaks of that.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: WDTV Fan on October 10, 2009, 10:49:21 AM
Excellent work lilibabe

What a wonderful looking osd.

 ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: sebastiaan15 on October 10, 2009, 10:52:42 AM
@Sebastiaan15 : I already tried to put a background like this, but it's not for 2 main reasons :

- original pic is too big, compressing to something like 100-200ko isn't very cool
- the WDTV resize 1280x720 px to 1920x1080 px, so the quality isn't good

I already have noticed that bg with a gradient aren't well displayed on the WDTV. So, in summary, it's a big NO !  ;)
big thanks for trying ;D ;D ;D
 
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: Pennhaven on October 10, 2009, 12:28:29 PM
Multi-thumbs up.

You've definitely surpassed yourself again Lili.

Colors, fonts, layout, everything is so well balanced and pleasing to the eye.

I love the "Elapsed" progress bar on the music player. Music sounds even better than before. ;)

This design is so nice looking, I've turned the screen saver off permanently.



Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: WDTV Fan on October 10, 2009, 01:01:26 PM
Anyone got the LaurenG Movie Sheet app to work with this.

I stuck it on with Ext 0.9.2, it messed up the main menu, so I disabled the OSD part in the config file.

Now Im getting nothing ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: slutka on October 10, 2009, 03:02:21 PM
I get the 2 black bars aswell... which .xml files are to be replaced and where ?
The Option button -bar, I think is not good to be positioned at the bottom, it messes up the subtitles.
Also it was kinda hard to see which folder you were on top of, until noticed the three small dots under them... Clever, but maybe too small ?

Nice OSD, very good !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 10, 2009, 08:33:27 PM
I get the 2 black bars aswell... which .xml files are to be replaced and where ?
The Option button -bar, I think is not good to be positioned at the bottom, it messes up the subtitles.
Also it was kinda hard to see which folder you were on top of, until noticed the three small dots under them... Clever, but maybe too small ?

Nice OSD, very good !

Black bars are defined in file 'home.xml' (mask1.png and mask2.png).

For options menu, i thought there was already enough informations on top, that's why they now appear at the bottom ! (i don't use subtitles)

For selection frame, i know it's not very readable, i will try to replace it by something else for next release...

Edit : maybe I found a solution for options menu/subtitles... I can place options menu vertically, in the right side of the screen (not left because overlay with horizontal bar with title and time of the movie). However, you still have to use right and left arrows to navigate the menu (right=next, left=previous). What do you think about this ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: alexioklini on October 10, 2009, 11:54:08 PM
Does this work with zoranders ext3-boot ?

I have used ext3-boot 0.9.2 with rezmus 1.02.08 root.bin and put lilabe.osd.bin on the stick.
But the mod does not show. Do i need anything else or should i wait for a 1.02.11 root.bin for zoranders firmware ?

Thanks,
 Alex

P.S The mod is awesome but i can not use wdlxtv in my setup ( speed problems with nfs shares which zoranders version does not have ).
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: alexioklini on October 11, 2009, 12:09:42 AM
please forgive,

i resolved it myself: renaming the lilabe.osd.bin to osd.bin did the trick.

it works perfectly under ext3-boot with the 1.02.08 root.bin from rezmus.

many thanks for this wonderful theme.

is there a way to donate some money for this ?

thanks,
 alex
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 12:30:45 AM
please forgive,

i resolved it myself: renaming the lilabe.osd.bin to osd.bin did the trick.

it works perfectly under ext3-boot with the 1.02.08 root.bin from rezmus.

many thanks for this wonderful theme.

is there a way to donate some money for this ?

thanks,
 alex

No money thanks, I defend the cause of WDTV owners who are frustrated by the default UI of WD  ;D

It's a pleasure to do this work and see your encouragement, that's enough to make me happy  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: slutka on October 11, 2009, 01:08:06 AM
I get the 2 black bars aswell... which .xml files are to be replaced and where ?
The Option button -bar, I think is not good to be positioned at the bottom, it messes up the subtitles.
Also it was kinda hard to see which folder you were on top of, until noticed the three small dots under them... Clever, but maybe too small ?

Nice OSD, very good !

Black bars are defined in file 'home.xml' (mask1.png and mask2.png).

For options menu, i thought there was already enough informations on top, that's why they now appear at the bottom ! (i don't use subtitles)

For selection frame, i know it's not very readable, i will try to replace it by something else for next release...

Edit : maybe I found a solution for options menu/subtitles... I can place options menu vertically, in the right side of the screen (not left because overlay with horizontal bar with title and time of the movie). However, you still have to use right and left arrows to navigate the menu (right=next, left=previous). What do you think about this ?

I think top is the best, since its not there in the way and navigation using button doesn't ppl confused etc.
Very nice GUI all in all, I love the colors.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 01:16:52 AM
I will test all possibilities to see which is the best.

I already tested :

- bottom (actual position) : ok unless you use the subtitles
- right side : ok
- left side : ok unless playback bar is displayed
- top : not tested yet but i think it will be a little bit confusing with PLAY/PAUSE/... (top left corner), options (middle top), ELAPSED TIME (top right corner)...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: slutka on October 11, 2009, 03:05:59 AM
I will test all possibilities to see which is the best.

I already tested :

- bottom (actual position) : ok unless you use the subtitles
- right side : ok
- left side : ok unless playback bar is displayed
- top : not tested yet but i think it will be a little bit confusing with PLAY/PAUSE/... (top left corner), options (middle top), ELAPSED TIME (top right corner)...

Top not confusing at all, since its like in the original OSD/fw :)
What font is used on the image files ?

At least for my eyes and apprehension, the frame could also be orange in the "*_thumb_frame_bg_f.png" - files.
Got rid of the black bars, just deleting the contents of mask1.png and mask2.png (they're transparent now) and replacing them...

But the "home_*_sm_icon_n.png" images are VERY LARGE ! (Yeah, I also got my woman asking me if I had problem with my vision!! ;D )
Reduced the text size (free transform) to 80% and saved them, look nicer now...  but its littlebit confusing as there are 2 very big text on top of eachother, I know the bottom one is the one which is being browsed, but the top one should be less visible (opacity? or just greyed ? or something, size little bit smaller?)

Just my small observations...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 08:46:28 AM
@slutka

- font used is helvetica
- selection frame (*thumb_frame_bg_f.png) : will be replaced in next release
- for the size of items in main screen, it's a matter of taste, I have no problem with my eyes but I think it's cool like this ; but as it seems you're able to modify wdtv.bin, feel free to change whatever you want, it's easier if each user modify the UI according to their taste instead I meet everyone's expectations...  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: ronald-petersen on October 11, 2009, 09:20:58 AM
This is so beautiful (judging by the video). I'm downloading it right now, can't wait to try it out. Gotta love the elapsed time indicator. Once again, great work lilibabe! Thank you very much!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 09:27:29 AM
Thx ronald-petersen, if you liked the preview video, normally the real version should satisfy you even more !  8)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: ronald-petersen on October 11, 2009, 09:44:38 AM
It absolutely does, I just installed it. :)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 10:02:36 AM
Then enjoy before your wife asks you if you don't have an eyesight problem  :D

They are all said us when we installed this mod  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: slutka on October 11, 2009, 10:29:30 AM
@slutka

- font used is helvetica
- selection frame (*thumb_frame_bg_f.png) : will be replaced in next release
- for the size of items in main screen, it's a matter of taste, I have no problem with my eyes but I think it's cool like this ; but as it seems you're able to modify wdtv.bin, feel free to change whatever you want, it's easier if each user modify the UI according to their taste instead I meet everyone's expectations...  ;)

Well, its all temporary I guess... I ftp'd into the wdtv box and poked around. If I turn the power off the modifications are lost ?
I was looking for instructions to mount .bin files in Mac (as mount -o loop blabla is not supported, says terminal) but haven't got time to dig deeper.
BUT! I have all the modded xml/png in backup...   

Also what I forgot to ask is, in which xml is the option menu position is given ?
Thanks again !!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: ronald-petersen on October 11, 2009, 09:58:07 PM
I have noticed a bug. When in the video thumbnail screen the overlay image on the lower row is misplaced. I made a drawing cuz it's kinda hard to explain:

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/7453/asdfasdfe.jpg)

Notice how the gray triangle is off?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 10:01:22 PM
@slutka

- font used is helvetica
- selection frame (*thumb_frame_bg_f.png) : will be replaced in next release
- for the size of items in main screen, it's a matter of taste, I have no problem with my eyes but I think it's cool like this ; but as it seems you're able to modify wdtv.bin, feel free to change whatever you want, it's easier if each user modify the UI according to their taste instead I meet everyone's expectations...  ;)

Well, its all temporary I guess... I ftp'd into the wdtv box and poked around. If I turn the power off the modifications are lost ?
I was looking for instructions to mount .bin files in Mac (as mount -o loop blabla is not supported, says terminal) but haven't got time to dig deeper.
BUT! I have all the modded xml/png in backup...   

Also what I forgot to ask is, in which xml is the option menu position is given ?
Thanks again !!


There is no virtualbox or something similar for mac ?

There are several xml files that define the position of the options menu :

- inc_options_video_run.xml for video playback
- inc_options_picture_run.xml for slideshow
- inc_options_audio_run.xml for...........................................audio !  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 11, 2009, 10:03:41 PM
@ronald_petersen : I hadn't noticed it, thank you for pointing this out, I'll correct for next release.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 08:43:02 AM
I'll upload a new version in some hours...

Changes :

- misalignment blister/ video thumbnail in the 2nd line corrected (thx ronald-petersen)
- orange ring that appears while loading (music playback) now looks ok
- little orange ring modified (usb loading...)
- options menu now appears on top of the screen (previously on bottom of the screen but it was a problem if you used subtitles) and icons are now replaced by text labels (to stay in the spirit of mod)
- selected frame border (not well readable on some TVs) modified : now there's a transparent "SELECTED" above thumbnail

Warning : if you want to use another bg, there will be 2 black rectangles in main screen and a white square in different screens (trick to make the orange ring looks ok). So, you have to "cut" a part of your bg and save it as mask1.png, mask2.png, trick.png !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: themighty on October 12, 2009, 08:47:09 AM
Hi lilbabe. Thanks for the new mod, I love it. I really like the different background you have in the link that you posted, and was hoping you would be able to help me change the background to that one. How would I go about changing the background from the black one in the file that you uploaded to the one in the picture?

http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/different0.php

Thanks for the help! Keep up the fantastic work!

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic ***** Final version
Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 09:42:02 AM
Hi lilbabe. Thanks for the new mod, I love it. I really like the different background you have in the link that you posted, and was hoping you would be able to help me change the background to that one. How would I go about changing the background from the black one in the file that you uploaded to the one in the picture?

http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/different0.php

Thanks for the help! Keep up the fantastic work!

As mentioned in this post (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2220.msg18311#msg18311), i don't know if it's a good idea to change the bg...

To change the bg, you have to mount the .bin file and replace 'welcome_background_bg.jpg' by the new one (with the same name).

Picture used in the preview : http://digitalshiva.deviantart.com/art/NEVA-111277735

Resize to 1280x720, then you have to cut some parts of this pic to make masks :

- mask1.png : 900x200 px, area located at x=200 y=0
- mask2.png : 480x50 px, area located at x=680 y=405
- trick.png : 110x110 px, area located at x=585 y=300

Replace these pictures by the one provided in osd/image/
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Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 09:57:46 AM
@lilibabe : new selection frame isn't well readable depending on the thumbnail and options menu too... can you try something else please ?

Anaway, good job !  ;)
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Post by: Poker on October 12, 2009, 10:01:55 AM
@ lilibabe

The videothumbs have the same size as in your V2 mod?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 10:06:17 AM
Yes, exactly the same same ! It suits me like that and I didn't want to attract the ire of users  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: Poker on October 12, 2009, 10:09:44 AM
Great will test your "new" version when it's out!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: efegue on October 12, 2009, 10:10:26 AM
Hello lilibabe,

Thanks a lot for your work, it really kicks ass!!
I love minimal style :)

Can you also make a version of the wdtvlx firmware with the theme already there? Like the official one you have already, I dunno how to edit it, so I'm asking if it's possible.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 10:17:41 AM
@Poker : it is out !

@efegue : ok, will try this when i will have a few minutes... Which WDLXTV version ?
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Post by: homerjs on October 12, 2009, 12:12:44 PM
Big thumbs up to the improvements. Now my wife won't ask if the item is selected or not.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: kamo on October 12, 2009, 02:15:42 PM
Great theme, there is just one little thing. I don't use the media library and because of that on my main menu screen I don't have any indication which USB HDD is which. On the default theme they are labeld as USB 1 & USB 2. With your mod both are only labeled as USB. If it wouldn't be too much to work could you please add the correct labels to your mod?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 12, 2009, 09:01:00 PM
Great theme, there is just one little thing. I don't use the media library and because of that on my main menu screen I don't have any indication which USB HDD is which. On the default theme they are labeld as USB 1 & USB 2. With your mod both are only labeled as USB. If it wouldn't be too much to work could you please add the correct labels to your mod?

It's possible, I just need to restore something but it might break a little bit the style...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: efegue on October 12, 2009, 11:56:24 PM
@efegue : ok, will try this when i will have a few minutes... Which WDLXTV version ?

The last one WDLXTV:
 - 0.5.7 based on firmware 1.02.11

Thanks!!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 12:24:50 AM
@efegue : ok, will try this when i will have a few minutes... Which WDLXTV version ?

The last one WDLXTV:
 - 0.5.7 based on firmware 1.02.11

Thanks!!

Ok, i will do that, but i won't be able to test it since i'm not using WDLXTV.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 03:23:12 AM
I mounted WDLXTV (sudo mount wdtv.bin mount_point: -o loop,offset=32) but now i don't know how to recreate it !

I don't know which fs type and so on...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: ToJa92 on October 13, 2009, 06:26:18 AM
The mod looks great! Maybe you can make the main text slightly larger(not that I can't see it, but there's lot of unused area). I have not tried any movie / photo / music yet, tough.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 06:51:06 AM
The mod looks great! Maybe you can make the main text slightly larger(not that I can't see it, but there's lot of unused area). I have not tried any movie / photo / music yet, tough.

You speak about the text for MUSIC/MOVIES/PHOTOS/SETTINGS ?

If so, i don't think it's possible, for 2 main reasons :

- SETTINGS is large enough
- big pictures = scrolling less smooth
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: tig3rclaw on October 13, 2009, 07:23:08 AM
Idea:

If you don't like it, skip my idea.

Would it be nice to have two colours versions of this mod.
So the black one, and maybe a blue one (similar to the blue colour of your other mod).

Just my thoughts
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 13, 2009, 07:26:42 AM
Thank you for your great OSD mod lilibabe! The only (new?) issue is that a small black square appears in the center of the video for the 1st couple of seconds when playing a video (list mode). Is this happening with anyone else?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: homerjs on October 13, 2009, 07:47:23 AM
yes, not only in list mode.  doesn't bother me though.  Happens on resume and start of vid.  Very brief
Regarding comment of increasing text size, the  text size is fine , wouldnt want it bigger
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 07:49:56 AM
Idea:

If you don't like it, skip my idea.

Would it be nice to have two colours versions of this mod.
So the black one, and maybe a blue one (similar to the blue colour of your other mod).

Just my thoughts

I just try with blue color, not my taste for this mod, or maybe a dark blue-grey... But for now i'm too busy, maybe later...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 07:54:24 AM
Thank you for your great OSD mod lilibabe! The only (new?) issue is that a small black square appears in the center of the video for the 1st couple of seconds when playing a video (list mode). Is this happening with anyone else?

I didn't noticed it, but i know what it is... In fact, during loading (for example, when you select a music, there's a loading screen before music playback appears and this orange ring looks ugly (transparent png flattened). So, to avoid this, i decided to place a black square below this ring !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 07:56:02 AM
yes, not only in list mode.  doesn't bother me though.  Happens on resume and start of vid.  Very brief
Regarding comment of increasing text size, the  text size is fine , wouldnt want it bigger


Strange ! I know it exists but i didn't noticed this... maybe my WDTV is faster than yours, especially since i replaced the processor with a core 2 quad  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lazyman on October 13, 2009, 12:45:03 PM
hi lilibabe
i really love your mod and have a suggestion
i think SELECTED text in the thumbnails is too big and does not really match the skin completely. It becomes unreadable for different covers. If an orange triangle (like play icon) or a bold dot filled in with orange towards the lower right edge would be possible, it would fit better.

Just an idea...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 13, 2009, 06:50:18 PM
Thank you for your reply lilibabe. Will the little black square remain in future releases? If so, is your pre-release still available for download?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 08:59:25 PM
hi lilibabe
i really love your mod and have a suggestion
i think SELECTED text in the thumbnails is too big and does not really match the skin completely. It becomes unreadable for different covers. If an orange triangle (like play icon) or a bold dot filled in with orange towards the lower right edge would be possible, it would fit better.

Just an idea...

I agree with you, i will change this for the next release.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 13, 2009, 09:01:56 PM
Thank you for your reply lilibabe. Will the little black square remain in future releases? If so, is your pre-release still available for download?

I will try to find another trick for next release. Pre-release is no longer available...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: janez on October 14, 2009, 01:03:45 AM
hi lilibabe

You really made a great mod and I am very glad with new WD look.
You must to tell us your mooneybookers account, because I am sure, that a lot of people give you some € for your effort.
I just hope, that your wife understund, what are you doing for us  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: homerjs on October 14, 2009, 02:51:34 AM
yeah, hope she's giving you a little extra somethin somethin.  My wife is because you fixed the selected button by adding the 2 arrows.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 14, 2009, 09:20:45 AM
Ladies, ladies !  ;)

With all these requests, I will try to open a PayPal account... do not see a particular obligation to give something, my work is absolutely not subject to this condition !

But maybe It can help me buying a WDTV Live to make a skin for it or replacing my WDTV if it breaks with all these fw update !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 14, 2009, 12:00:32 PM
Thanks for letting me know that the black square appears on your WDTV also homerjs.
Thanks lilibabe for any efforts to remedy it.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic *****Updated
Post by: lilibabe on October 14, 2009, 09:46:29 PM
Small update :

- black square deleted (but now it's the return of ugly orange ring  >:()
- selection frame modified (i hope it's more visual now)

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/select4.jpg) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/select4.php)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: misterdelle on October 14, 2009, 11:39:05 PM
lillabe... you're doing a great work.
I'm happily using the full version, but when I tryed to use the minimalistic the screen was unreadable... the vertical scroll bar was full of junk and also many labels where unreadable... only a few of them like "Settings" where a little bit understandable even if it's "ettSettingsSett" or something like this.
Are you able to explain this???
Ciao and keep on with this great work.

Mr. Andrea
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 14, 2009, 11:53:36 PM
lillabe... you're doing a great work.
I'm happily using the full version, but when I tryed to use the minimalistic the screen was unreadable... the vertical scroll bar was full of junk and also many labels where unreadable... only a few of them like "Settings" where a little bit understandable even if it's "ettSettingsSett" or something like this.
Are you able to explain this???
Ciao and keep on with this great work.

Mr. Andrea


First time i hear this ! What kind of TV ? Did you try to play for the format (4:3, 16:9) ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: misterdelle on October 15, 2009, 01:15:40 AM
First time i hear this ! What kind of TV ? Did you try to play for the format (4:3, 16:9) ?
Hi lilibabe, I din't played with the format... It was very late at night and I had not so much time before falling down with my head on the keyboard :-))
Now I'm using your full version and I'm very happy... but one of this days I'll retry to use minimalistic... The TV/Monitos is a little SAMSUNG 20 inches... but is working well with everything I tryed...
As soon as I'll retry and let you know... Thank's a lot for your fast answer and have a really good day.

Ciao
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 15, 2009, 02:37:28 AM
@misterdelle : are you using wdtv.bin or osd.bin ?

I'm using wdtv.bin and no problem. Have you downloaded the last version ?

Maybe try to re-flash...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: misterdelle on October 15, 2009, 02:41:41 AM
@misterdelle : are you using wdtv.bin or osd.bin ?

I'm using wdtv.bin and no problem. Have you downloaded the last version ?

Maybe try to re-flash...
I'm using osd.bin because I use b-rad's WDLXTV version 0.5.7.1.
When I'll have the time I'll retry.

Ciao
Andrea
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 15, 2009, 02:44:21 AM
@misterdelle : are you using wdtv.bin or osd.bin ?

I'm using wdtv.bin and no problem. Have you downloaded the last version ?

Maybe try to re-flash...
I'm using osd.bin because I use b-rad's WDLXTV version 0.5.7.1.
When I'll have the time I'll retry.

Ciao
Andrea

Ok, don't know the behavior of my mod with WDLXTV. No WDLXTV user has flagged this issue for the moment...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 15, 2009, 08:03:35 AM
As requested by some of you, I set up a Paypal account.

My aim is not to make money, just to possibly buy a WDTV Live for modding or change my WDTV in case it dies after all these updates  ;)

Feel free to donate a little something, this doesn't mean that I will stop my work.

By mail or at http://wdtv.free.fr/
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 15, 2009, 02:06:12 PM
Thank you for deleting the black square lilibabe! Very happy with your minimalistic OSD!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: homerjs on October 15, 2009, 02:37:02 PM
I actually like the orange "selected" , probably wont update and keep the "black square" to avoid losing that feature
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: bubba004 on October 15, 2009, 03:12:04 PM
I too like the orange border and SELECTED text in the thumbs. The fact that it doesn't go with the theme is good because it makes it much easier to see what is selected when browsing through the thumb pages.

By the way lilibabe, your mod is soooo nice! I am kinda surprised that WD hasn't used your stuff. I am going to contribute to your paypal account, but if anyone should give anything, it should be Western Digital! :)   
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 15, 2009, 08:58:01 PM
Thank you all, perhaps I'll find a solution that suits everyone !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 15, 2009, 09:53:58 PM
To return to our story of smooth orange ring vs. black square, I checked something and I discovered that the file I tried to fix wasn't the good one !

It's not 'inc_loading.xml' but 'preopen.xml' ; the first should be used for loading in general, the second is used (for example) between when the file is selected and when it is played.

So, I think I could fix that today. In the same time, I'll try another selection frame  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: homerjs on October 16, 2009, 03:20:53 AM
love your hard work and appreciate your efforts.  I Am not going to buy a WDTV live until you get one and are able to provide a skin for it also.  Therefore I will contribute to you.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 16, 2009, 03:34:27 AM
love your hard work and appreciate your efforts.  I Am not going to buy a WDTV live until you get one and are able to provide a skin for it also.  Therefore I will contribute to you.


Then I think you should get ready to buy one... because I think I will have one too !  ;)

I don't know when but when this will happen, I will work hard to change the UI (I just hope that it will be as accessible as the WDTV 1, even if there's more things to skin) ! This will certainly be an adaptation of my mod (simple and unadorned) in a first step...

Maybe it will be under the tree for Christmas  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: homerjs on October 16, 2009, 07:33:28 AM
Sounds good, in the meantime , don't give up on the tweaks for the current wdhd.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 16, 2009, 07:54:45 AM
Sounds good, in the meantime , don't give up on the tweaks for the current wdhd.

No risk, I always end what I begin  8)

I tested my trick, now black sqaure appears while loading movie !

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 16, 2009, 11:06:21 AM
New update.

Finally, I reverted back to a more classical selection frame : just a bolder orange rectangle around the thumbnail.

I think I also fixed the problem with the black square and the orange ring : I put a black bg, but i don't know if it's ok because at home I don't see this black square...

But I still haven't found a solution for the morose list mode that match the style.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: muddywaters on October 16, 2009, 02:57:33 PM
Hi lilibabe,
Thanks for all the great work!
Is there a way of making the font files larger in list mode?
instead of ten files per page maybe 7 or 8 with bigger text/font sizes.
Sorry, my eyesight is not that good & I'm using a dinosaur, ctr tv!
Thanks allot
m
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: homerjs on October 16, 2009, 05:10:24 PM
Appreciate the work.  Haven't tried the bold rectangle revision  yet, someone had mentioned earlier rather than the "selected" being there could you put in an orange triangle  the one that looks/resembles the play type icon.  I'd like this, besides the orange border
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 16, 2009, 09:01:03 PM
Hi lilibabe,
Thanks for all the great work!
Is there a way of making the font files larger in list mode?
instead of ten files per page maybe 7 or 8 with bigger text/font sizes.
Sorry, my eyesight is not that good & I'm using a dinosaur, ctr tv!
Thanks allot
m

Yet I find the font size already large enough ! (i think it's the same as original fw)

I can do that but users with lcd tv will find it too big...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 16, 2009, 09:02:51 PM
Appreciate the work.  Haven't tried the bold rectangle revision  yet, someone had mentioned earlier rather than the "selected" being there could you put in an orange triangle  the one that looks/resembles the play type icon.  I'd like this, besides the orange border


This selection frame begins to irritate me !  ;)

I will give it a try...

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: dwoz on October 17, 2009, 09:52:41 AM
what is thumbnails size?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lloydi200182 on October 17, 2009, 10:05:21 AM
Hi loving the skin but is there anyway i can change the "My Movies" text to "My Videos" as my TV rips are all under movies which is slightly annoying, many thanks
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 17, 2009, 10:15:37 AM
what is thumbnails size?

videos = 180x240 px
music/photos = 240x240 px
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 17, 2009, 10:19:07 AM
Hi loving the skin but is there anyway i can change the "My Movies" text to "My Videos" as my TV rips are all under movies which is slightly annoying, many thanks

I you would like to change, you can do it by mounting the .bin file etc... (search in this forum).

If you're not able to do that, tell it to me and i will do it for you (but this will be in the long waiting list  ;D).

I take this opportunity to apologize to those I said "yes, i will do it later..." : mostly, I do not remember what I promised  ;) Please ask for it again in MP !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 17, 2009, 09:21:38 PM
NEW :alternate English version

VIDEOS instead of MOVIES
ALL MY VIDEOS instead of ALL MY MOVIES
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: becsta on October 18, 2009, 03:14:15 AM
Hi I really love the work you have done here. I have a problem when I run it with my docking station that has 2 hdd. What happens with the standard OSD is that it comes up with USB2 I go enter on that and it then listed my 2 drives. With yours it only listed one drive. Is there anyway this can be fixed.

Thanks.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 18, 2009, 03:34:52 AM
I guess it's because fw 1.02.11 doesn't recognize usb hubs.

Were you using fw 1.02.07 before ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lloydi200182 on October 18, 2009, 05:47:16 AM
NEW :alternate English version

VIDEOS instead of MOVIES
ALL MY VIDEOS instead of ALL MY MOVIES

thanks for your quick work with this however it says "Videos" but still says " All My Movies " underneath, its not really a problem as i use folders to view my files but thought i would point it out.

Cheers
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 18, 2009, 06:15:55 AM
Ok, I will fix this later (it's in the translation files mo/po)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 18, 2009, 09:39:04 PM
@all : New version : list mode a little bit more sexy

@lloydi200182 : ALL MY VIDEOS ok

Edit : delayed (i have to fix 2-3 things in search menus)

Edit2 : ok fixed (but there's still a little "problem" with search menu, all items, selected or not, are the same color)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: becsta on October 19, 2009, 02:45:50 AM
I guess it's because fw 1.02.11 doesn't recognize usb hubs.

Were you using fw 1.02.07 before ?

Yes I think I had on 1.02.07. I have only had my WDTV for just over a week so am still very new with how it works.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 19, 2009, 02:52:12 AM
I guess it's because fw 1.02.11 doesn't recognize usb hubs.

Were you using fw 1.02.07 before ?

Yes I think I had on 1.02.07. I have only had my WDTV for just over a week so am still very new with how it works.

1.02.07 : USB hubs ok
1.02.11 : USB hubs ko

I think it's the explanation to your problem.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: bluedream on October 19, 2009, 04:36:57 AM
Quote from: lilibabe
1.02.07 : USB hubs ok
1.02.11 : USB hubs ko

I think it's the explanation to your problem.

Hello lilibabe!

I use b-rad's WDLXTV firmware version 0.5.7 based on offical 1.02.11 and I have no problem with my USB hub.

You can check this there : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg19293#msg19293 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg19293#msg19293)

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 19, 2009, 05:46:28 AM
Quote from: lilibabe
1.02.07 : USB hubs ok
1.02.11 : USB hubs ko

I think it's the explanation to your problem.

Hello lilibabe!

I use b-rad's WDLXTV firmware version 0.5.7 based on offical 1.02.11 and I have no problem with my USB hub.

You can check this there : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg19293#msg19293 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg19293#msg19293)



Ok, thank you, but it's not for me, it's for becsta
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: becsta on October 19, 2009, 10:51:49 PM
Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 03:16:21 AM
French version added.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: sh33phead on October 20, 2009, 03:18:27 AM
Hi lilibabe... I'm a long time lurker... first time poster! I love your osd mod because I use a crt TV and it looks nice without the HD graphics not flickering... the only flickering I get is with the white highlight boxes when I move over a film.

Is it possible for you to disable the highlighted white boxes and just say selected and this will be 1000% crt compliant.

Thanks a million my friend!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 03:21:24 AM
Hi lilibabe... I'm a long time lurker... first time poster! I love your osd mod because I use a crt TV and it looks nice without the HD graphics not flickering... the only flickering I get is with the white highlight boxes when I move over a film.

Is it possible for you to disable the highlighted white boxes and just say selected and this will be 1000% crt compliant.

Thanks a million my friend!

Do you mean the semi-transparent white reflection above thumbnails or the frame around ?
Which version for you : with MOVIES or VIDEOS ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: sh33phead on October 20, 2009, 03:24:05 AM
The frame around... I prefer when it says Videos... I have TV shows and Movies in there lol!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 03:35:07 AM
The frame around... I prefer when it says Videos... I have TV shows and Movies in there lol!

So, if i understand well :

- no more white frame around thumbnails (i guess it's the same for orange frame when item selected)
- blister (reflection) = ok
- "SELECTED" for thumbnail selected (inside ? below ? ... ?)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: sh33phead on October 20, 2009, 03:43:20 AM
The frame around... I prefer when it says Videos... I have TV shows and Movies in there lol!

So, if i understand well :

- no more white frame around thumbnails (i guess it's the same for orange frame when item selected)
- blister (reflection) = ok
- "SELECTED" for thumbnail selected (inside ? below ? ... ?)

Yes please Sir that would make it look great on CRT Tv's!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 04:22:03 AM
ok sh33phead, i will do that later and i will PM you when it'll be ready.

I don't know if it's a good choice with "selected" item, my previous experience has not been conclusively, but it's your wish ! (depending on the thumbnail, "selected" is not clear enough)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: homerjs on October 20, 2009, 08:02:57 AM
I'm still using the version where the selected item has an orange selected on it, I personally like this.  However its sill the version with the black square.  Is there a version with the selected and without the black square?
So many changes lillabe, how do you keep it straight :P
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 08:07:56 AM
I'm still using the version where the selected item has an orange selected on it, I personally like this.  However its sill the version with the black square.  Is there a version with the selected and without the black square?
So many changes lillabe, how do you keep it straight :P


A priori, I solved the problem of the black square (now there's a full black bg !), but i'm not sure as the black square didn't appear with me !

Sorry, I didn't keep the version you use ; so, there's 3 solutions :

- If you know linux, I can tell you how to do to remove this damn square
- Upload the version you use and I will do the work
- Change to version without "SELECTED"
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: homerjs on October 20, 2009, 08:52:44 AM
so what does the new version have to sow the selected item? I read a white border? is this correct?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (updated)
Post by: lilibabe on October 20, 2009, 08:56:26 AM
so what does the new version have to sow the selected item? I read a white border? is this correct?

Small white border for non-selected thumbnails, bolder orange border for selected thumbnail
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 21, 2009, 09:21:50 PM
I will update soon my mod to v.1.03.01 as it seems there's no changes in xml/gfx files in osd/

Edit : update done
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: dnicks on October 21, 2009, 11:33:25 PM
i'm confused, is the orange border on selected items supposed to be working yet?  i'm showing white. just wondering.  thanks.
great job by the way. by far the best look on the wd.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: lilibabe on October 21, 2009, 11:53:40 PM
i'm confused, is the orange border on selected items supposed to be working yet?  i'm showing white. just wondering.  thanks.
great job by the way. by far the best look on the wd.

Oh sh*t ! I created a different version for sh33phead (without border around thumbnails), I think I forgot to restore the border for the version 1.03.01, I will check this later and fix it !

Edit : current version is with white border, orange border when selected
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 22, 2009, 08:31:36 AM
Thank you for your latest OSD mod lilibabe! It looks so professional!

Would it be hard (and too time consuming) to make a mod in which file name, play/stop & elapsed time does not appear at the start and the end of playing a clip?

Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 22, 2009, 08:43:38 AM
Thank you for your latest OSD mod lilibabe! It looks so professional!

Would it be hard (and too time consuming) to make a mod in which file name, play/stop & elapsed time does not appear at the start and the end of playing a clip?

Thanks for your time.

Thx !

Not too hard to do that, just impossible for me !!

In fact, it always appears or it doesn't appear, there's no choice.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: anonymousone1 on October 22, 2009, 08:54:29 AM
 lilibabe posted:

"Thx !

Not too hard to do that, just impossible for me !!

In fact, it always appears or it doesn't appear, there's no choice."




Thanks for the info. Then I can't think of anything to improve on your OSD.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 22, 2009, 09:04:26 AM
There's certainly something to improve but for now it seems it pleases like this !

So, I'm not going to change anything, I rest a bit  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: camuraj on October 23, 2009, 11:45:51 AM
I registered a minute ago just to say thank you for a brilliant osdmod lilibabe!
Fresh and clean, just as it should be.

Merci beaucoup

Greetings from Sweden
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 23, 2009, 11:51:54 AM
I registered a minute ago just to say thank you for a brilliant osdmod lilibabe!
Fresh and clean, just as it should be.

Merci beaucoup

Greetings from Sweden

Thx ! You know there's even a Swedish version of my other mod, simple and unadorned, but maybe it's not your cup of tea  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: camuraj on October 23, 2009, 12:22:45 PM

Actually, I've been using your other mod with swedish transl. until today, I loved it :)
But the simplicity and freshness of this mod is outstanding and a festin pour les yeux ;D
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 23, 2009, 08:53:47 PM
I think i don't need to translate my mod in Swedish, I see that you understand very well the French !

Probably the remains of your holidays  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: parabajarse on October 25, 2009, 02:13:33 AM
Congratulations for your great mod!

I just want to make a sugestion. What about to make something like the apple tv interface? Particulary the selection box in list mode. In my opinion it would improve your minimalistic mod.

(http://www.fayerwayer.com/up/2007/01/apple-tv-real.jpg)

Thank you very much for your fantastic job.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 25, 2009, 02:20:02 AM
It looks nice parabajarse, but i don't know if with this selection bar it will remain minimalistic !

For the moment I'm working on WDTV Live, maybe i will test this possibility in a future update...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: janez on October 28, 2009, 12:17:08 AM
I already thought, that this www gone, because two days doesnt work  :o. Anyway, now is back  ::) and I am glad.

lilibabe, can I ask you, is it possible to change black frame (name of file+time counter) to transparent ? I hope you understand, what I want to tell you ? 

(http://lookpic.com/i/587/SFEZXsZI.jpeg)


or even better for me, if you can put name of file and time counter into the same line with OPTION command (something like below) with transparent background ? We can have all information about file with only one OPTION button push :)

(http://lookpic.com/i/105/JzoAMUjP.jpeg)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 28, 2009, 01:50:51 AM
@janez :

When you tell "transparent", you mean 100% transparent ? (actually it's 60% transparent black if i remember well...)

I already had your idea (options menu and infobar grouped), but i don't know if it'll look good... In fact, some users have 4/3 CRT TV and we can place elements too close to the edges ! and the width of the title will be reduced... and i don't know if options menu and infobar will appear together by pushing "options", you still have to press "options" and "ok".

For the moment i'm busy with WDTV Live, but i will try to test it... for which language ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: janez on October 28, 2009, 02:37:13 AM
Hi, lilibabe.

I´d like to have file name+time counter like below in green square (I really don´t know, how % transparent black this is  :-\)

(http://lookpic.com/i/587/SFEZXsZI.jpeg)

On my LCD TV transparent OPTIONS looks wonderfull  ::), but file´s name with black square looks - sorry - ugly for me, so I´d like to have all information in one line (pressing OPTIONS and then OK is fine for me)
I agree, that some of users with CRT TV can have problems with edges, like you said, but when you have any time, you can make a test file wdtv.bin in English language, I am sure, that a lot of users want to have this kind of firmware.

thx for now.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 28, 2009, 04:20:18 AM
Ok, i will inform you as soon as it will be available !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: janez on October 28, 2009, 04:35:12 AM
 (http://www.cosgan.de/images/more/bigs/c017.gif)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: okey on October 28, 2009, 04:45:37 AM
hi there, i am a newbie to the wd media player, so bear with me.

i have just updated my firmware to the wdlxtv-0.5.3.2 all worked fine.

but i want to update the gui, is there a tutorial on how to do it, or is there any link for it, sorry if i have posted in the wrong section.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on October 28, 2009, 05:42:29 AM
hi there, i am a newbie to the wd media player, so bear with me.

i have just updated my firmware to the wdlxtv-0.5.3.2 all worked fine.

but i want to update the gui, is there a tutorial on how to do it, or is there any link for it, sorry if i have posted in the wrong section.

Just download the file 'lilibabe.osd.bin', place it on your usb stick, power on your wdtv and normally it should work ! (if not, try renaming 'lilibabe.osd.bin' > 'osd.bin')
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: bortas on November 01, 2009, 02:14:39 PM
I just registered to be able to tell you that I really appreciate your hard work on the minimalist mod.  Love the look.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 01, 2009, 10:36:13 PM
I just registered to be able to tell you that I really appreciate your hard work on the minimalist mod.  Love the look.  Thanks again.

Thank you !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: janez on November 05, 2009, 03:29:07 PM
I just want to tell everyone on this forum, that lilibabe makes great job with minimalistic, so thx again, my friend  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: tetoviran on November 09, 2009, 04:46:17 AM
Hello, i what language is Janezs update?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 09, 2009, 05:55:23 AM
Hello, i what language is Janezs update?


It's just a different design for video playback, it's in English.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: csar428 on November 10, 2009, 12:28:04 PM
Hello, i what language is Janezs update?


It's just a different design for video playback, it's in English.

What about this one? " cyrilp69 " update.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 10, 2009, 10:15:54 PM
I didn't remember what's the difference with this version ?!? But it's in French.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Aparksa on November 13, 2009, 04:43:36 AM
Hi there,
congratulations lilibabe for your amazing work !
i've tried both of your OSD, and i was wondering if it would be possible to combine the minimalistic one with the 3x8 lines of the simple one ?

Bonjour à tous
félicitations lilibabe pour ton impressionnant travail !
j'ai essayé tes deux OSD, et je me demandais si c'était possible de combiner le mode minimalistic avec l'option 3x8 lignes du mode simple ?

Thanks/Merci
Aparksa
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 13, 2009, 06:05:12 AM
Hi/Salut,

All is possible, I will do that when I will have a little time... For what language ?

Tout est possible, je ferai ça quand j'aurai un petit moment... Pour quelle langue ?

To all : now you can learn to speak French by reading this forum  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Aparksa on November 13, 2009, 08:20:55 AM
I would prefer in french, but you decide according to your free time !
Je préfèrerais en français, mais tu vois en fonction de ton temps libre !

lol ! Maybe at the end everybody will speak french ! :p
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Lister of Smeg on November 13, 2009, 08:44:11 AM
Lilibabe,

Just have a quick question if thats ok. I love this OSD but i have a slight problem when trying to eject my drives from the WDTV.

On the eject screen, are the USB1 & USB2 reversed?

My WDTV crashes when i eject USB1 (My NTFS HDD with Movies on). But all the system files (inc your OSD) are in USB2 on a FAT32 usb stick. So i'm unsure why the system freezes. I could understand it if i ejected the usb stick.

So i was wondering if the USB devices are transposed in your OSD?

If not i think i have a worse underlying problem  :o

Cheers

EDIT: To clarify, the USB2 is on the back of the unit?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 13, 2009, 09:17:52 AM
LoS, I haven't reverse anything, I know labels for usb1 and usb2 aren't indicated but 1st icon is still usb1 and 2nd icon usb2...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: anonymousone1 on November 17, 2009, 12:51:34 PM
Hello lilibabe. Thanks for all of your OSD versions! Would it be too time consuming to make a version of janez's OSD with "VIDEOS" and "ALL MY VIDEOS" instead of "MOVIES" and "ALL MY MOVIES"? Also, could the file names in list mode be all white (none grey)? Thanks for your time!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 17, 2009, 10:41:05 PM
Hello lilibabe. Thanks for all of your OSD versions! Would it be too time consuming to make a version of janez's OSD with "VIDEOS" and "ALL MY VIDEOS" instead of "MOVIES" and "ALL MY MOVIES"? Also, could the file names in list mode be all white (none grey)? Thanks for your time!

Ok, I will do this !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: kjmurthy on November 18, 2009, 01:48:57 AM
Super....Fantastic Effort lilibabe
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: triplet on November 26, 2009, 06:33:11 AM
Great work..what is the name of the font you uses for "ELAPSED" and "fastforward".?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 26, 2009, 08:48:23 AM
Great work..what is the name of the font you uses for "ELAPSED" and "fastforward".?

Helvetica Neue LT Std (87 Heavy Condensed)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Johnnyboy on November 28, 2009, 07:09:05 AM
I love this mod (fw 1.03.01) and the quick response to the remote control.

I use it for photos, music and videos with media library off.

When I first select videos it opens on photos. I have to go to music or photos, select one of them, then return to videos to be able to select one.

I don't think this has been mentioned before, but wonder if it is a bit of a bug.

Thanks for providing your support to this media player.

John
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 28, 2009, 08:54:30 AM
Strange ?!?

I'm using "normal" wdtv.bin firmware and I have no problem ! Are you using "normal" or alternate firmware ?

Is it the same with media library on ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: pits101 on November 28, 2009, 03:34:49 PM
can i use this with laurent g app?  thanks!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: t2ffn on November 28, 2009, 06:07:02 PM
I'm still running official firmware vn 1.02.07, should I update to official vn 1.03 and then what, download your files and then "update" the WDTV again with your firmware?

I have not played with custom firmware yet as I dont want to brick my WDTV, could I revert to standard if I so wished?

Thanks
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 28, 2009, 10:34:49 PM
can i use this with laurent g app?  thanks!

Yes, normally it works ! Use 'lilibabe.osd.bin' and not 'wdtv.bin'.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 28, 2009, 10:37:02 PM
I'm still running official firmware vn 1.02.07, should I update to official vn 1.03 and then what, download your files and then "update" the WDTV again with your firmware?

I have not played with custom firmware yet as I dont want to brick my WDTV, could I revert to standard if I so wished?

Thanks


If you're using "normal" wdtv.bin firmware, there's no need to update first to official 1.03.01, you can flash your WDTV with my wdtv.bin 1.03.01.

There's no risk to brick your WDTV with this mod and of course you can revert if you want.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Johnnyboy on November 29, 2009, 02:58:29 AM
Strange ?!?

I'm using "normal" wdtv.bin firmware and I have no problem ! Are you using "normal" or alternate firmware ?

Is it the same with media library on ?


Thanks for the reply lilibabe.

I am not sure what you mean by normal or alternative. I used the .bin firmware I downloaded from you, selecting video instead of movies.

With media library on there isn't a problem. It only seems to occur with it off (which I prefer) and after reconnecting my hard drive. I always disconnect this when not in use.

It's only a minor issue in an excellent firmware and I can live with it, but only wondered if you knew about it.

John
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 29, 2009, 03:58:28 AM
By "normal" I mean based on official WD firmware (wdtv.bin).

By "alternative" I mean WDLXTV or ext3-boot (using lilibabe.osd.bin).

I will check if there's a problem with media library "off" but I don't know why it works with media library "on" and not with "off"... but I can't test with WDLXTV because I'm using "normal" fw.

Try to redownload the fw and reflash it !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Johnnyboy on November 29, 2009, 04:55:48 AM
"normal" it is.

I will try a new download and reflash

Thanks

John
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 29, 2009, 09:19:59 AM
"normal" it is.

I will try a new download and reflash

Thanks

John

Ok, do this and if the problem persists, tell me, I will check what's wrong.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Johnnyboy on November 30, 2009, 06:31:14 AM
"normal" it is.

I will try a new download and reflash

Thanks

John

Ok, do this and if the problem persists, tell me, I will check what's wrong.

I have downloaded again and reflashed. Unfortunately the problem is the same

i.e. On first connection of my hard drive, with media library "off", videos opens in photos.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

John
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 30, 2009, 09:00:54 AM
I will check this tonight.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 30, 2009, 10:50:35 AM
@Johnnyboy : I tested with this file (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/english%20(movies)/wdtv.bin (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/english%20(movies)/wdtv.bin)), I don't know if you're using this one, but I have no problem with it, media library off or on !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lloydi200182 on November 30, 2009, 01:59:32 PM
Hi Lilibabe, loving your OSD mod, tell me is there anyway i can change the text under the videos menu to read "USB" and "USB2"? as i am running this with Titi's MSheet mod and with the media library off it just displays "USB" and "USB" so it is difficult to know which one is my USB flash drive and which one is my hard drive. Many thanks for your great work.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 30, 2009, 10:20:29 PM
Hi Lilibabe, loving your OSD mod, tell me is there anyway i can change the text under the videos menu to read "USB" and "USB2"? as i am running this with Titi's MSheet mod and with the media library off it just displays "USB" and "USB" so it is difficult to know which one is my USB flash drive and which one is my hard drive. Many thanks for your great work.

Unfortunately, the picture displayed for USB1 and USB2 is the same png.

The only way to distinguish them is to restore the display of text that describes the selected item. For aesthetic reasons, I had deleted it.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: triplet on December 01, 2009, 06:11:30 AM
Great work..what is the name of the font you uses for "ELAPSED" and "fastforward".?

Helvetica Neue LT Std (87 Heavy Condensed)

Thanks, now go buy yourself a beer or two  ;)
Triplet
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Johnnyboy on December 01, 2009, 07:03:01 AM
@Johnnyboy : I tested with this file (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/english%20(movies)/wdtv.bin (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/english%20(movies)/wdtv.bin)), I don't know if you're using this one, but I have no problem with it, media library off or on !

I have downloaded your link and reflashed but the situation is still the same. As I prefer "Videos" to "Movies" I have reflashed again to give me the video option.

I have realised that my original post didn't quite explain what is happening.

If I reconnect my hard drive and select videos I get a list of all the folders on the hard drive starting with photos, because that is how I have numbered them. My folder named "Videos" appears towards the bottom of the list and I can scroll down to select this to choose from the videos available'

However, if I don't disconnect the hard drive, the next time I select videos I get just the video folder and one named WD Sync Data.

As I have said before I can live with it, but it seems to be an anomaly.

John
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on December 01, 2009, 09:07:33 AM
Johnnyboy, I really don't know what to reply ! It works for me but not for you !

If media library is off, there's 1 or 2 icons (depending on how many usb drives are connected) displayed per media (video/music/...).

If you choose VIDEOS>USB1 for example, the WDTV will display the tree of your disk.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic
Post by: LowWAF on December 07, 2009, 04:52:19 PM
lillabe... you're doing a great work.
I'm happily using the full version, but when I tryed to use the minimalistic the screen was unreadable... the vertical scroll bar was full of junk and also many labels where unreadable... only a few of them like "Settings" where a little bit understandable even if it's "ettSettingsSett" or something like this.
Are you able to explain this???

I know this is an older post, but I'm having this same problem. I'm using LaurentG and WLXTV 0.5.8.1. Strangely, I didn't have this problem when I was using WLXTV 0.5.5. It only appeared after I upgraded and reinstalled Minimalistic. I upgraded because something was interfereing with my NFS shares.  Is there a setting in LaurentG I should enable (like the disable except for movie sheets option)? I had similar problems with your other OSD mods, although not as bad. The category text on the front page (videos, photos etc) was clipped.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on December 07, 2009, 09:48:32 PM
Sorry misterdelle, as you said it worked with an older version of WDLXTV and not with the new one.

So, I think it's a problem with WDLXTV, not with my mod. Unfortunately, I can't give you a magical tip, I'm not using WDLXTV/LaurentG's app...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Lister of Smeg on December 08, 2009, 06:13:17 AM
@LowWAF,

I am using Minimalistic with 0.5.8.1 & LaurentG with no problems.

I very much doubt it is related to lilibabe's OSD.

Have you disabled the standard OSD in the LaurentG config file? You have to do that so that any custom OSD (i.e. Minimalistic) will function correctly.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: LowWAF on December 08, 2009, 03:41:14 PM
Hmm, If I disable the LaurentG OSD the theme works, but not movie sheets. Am I missing something else?

UPDATE: I Reformatted USB stick and switched to Titi's MSheet (instead of LaurentG) and movie sheets seem to be working. Glad to be supporting actively developed apps anyway.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Lister of Smeg on December 09, 2009, 01:19:04 AM
LowWAF,

LaurentG seems to require a few cold restarts before it works... No idea why.

But Titi's is probably the better choice because he is still around and developing his app. Not to mention its more versitile.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: pits101 on January 21, 2010, 06:23:18 AM


hi lilibabe!

Awesome osd. Can you incorporate this with the minimalist osd?

http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/p100036812.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/p100036812.php)

What is the size of the movie thumbnails?

Thnx!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 21, 2010, 09:51:26 AM
When you say "this", do you mean the 3x8 layout ?

In this screenshot, thumbnails are 120x160 pixels.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 01:18:08 AM
I put the files on a USB stick and pulled the plug and restarted the WDTV. The only thing I got was the Minimalistic logo. Nothing happened after that, it got stuck and I had to pulled the plug. I have B-rads latest WDLXTV.

Did I do something wrong?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 02:18:24 AM
I put the files on a USB stick and pulled the plug and restarted the WDTV. The only thing I got was the Minimalistic logo. Nothing happened after that, it got stuck and I had to pulled the plug. I have B-rads latest WDLXTV.

Did I do something wrong?


The files ?!? Just put lilibabe.osd.bin !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 02:53:12 AM
I put the files on a USB stick and pulled the plug and restarted the WDTV. The only thing I got was the Minimalistic logo. Nothing happened after that, it got stuck and I had to pulled the plug. I have B-rads latest WDLXTV.

Did I do something wrong?


The files ?!? Just put lilibabe.osd.bin !

Cheers, mate. When I downloaded it I got 2 files.

Mark
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: pits101 on January 22, 2010, 03:08:20 AM
yes 3*8 :)

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 03:27:50 AM
Does it support WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.4.1?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 03:41:18 AM
I put the files on a USB stick and pulled the plug and restarted the WDTV. The only thing I got was the Minimalistic logo. Nothing happened after that, it got stuck and I had to pulled the plug. I have B-rads latest WDLXTV.

Did I do something wrong?


The files ?!? Just put lilibabe.osd.bin !

Cheers, mate. When I downloaded it I got 2 files.

Mark

wdtv.bin -> for "normal firmware"
lilibabe.osd.bin -> for using with WDLXTV or ext3-boot
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 03:43:02 AM
yes 3*8 :)



Yes, nice if you have a large TV and don't care about reading all the credits !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 03:44:09 AM
I put the files on a USB stick and pulled the plug and restarted the WDTV. The only thing I got was the Minimalistic logo. Nothing happened after that, it got stuck and I had to pulled the plug. I have B-rads latest WDLXTV.

Did I do something wrong?


The files ?!? Just put lilibabe.osd.bin !

Cheers, mate. When I downloaded it I got 2 files.

Mark

wdtv.bin -> for "normal firmware"
lilibabe.osd.bin -> for using with WDLXTV or ext3-boot

Cheers mate
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 03:51:18 AM
Does it support WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.4.1?

No, all my mods are (for now) designed for the WDTV1.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 04:23:38 AM
Does it support WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.4.1?

No, all my mods are (for now) designed for the WDTV1.

What mods supports WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.4.1?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 04:26:05 AM
This one : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3505.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3505.0)
And this one : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=4193.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=4193.0)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: belfour on January 22, 2010, 04:47:44 AM
This one : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3505.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3505.0)
And this one : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=4193.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=4193.0)

Cheers!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: pits101 on January 22, 2010, 04:54:00 AM
yes 3*8 :)



Yes, nice if you have a large TV and don't care about reading all the credits !

I have a 40 inch lcd. how can i view it in 3 by 8?

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 22, 2010, 05:56:04 AM

yes 3*8 :)



Yes, nice if you have a large TV and don't care about reading all the credits !

I have a 40 inch lcd. how can i view it in 3 by 8?


Sorry, there was a mistake ! I thought I answer in the topic dedicated to "simple and unadorned" !

There's no 3x8 for minimalistic (in fact there's a 3x8 but for French users).

Maybe you could test this (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/french/3x8thumbs/ (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/french/3x8thumbs/)) and if it's ok for you, I can make an English 3x8 for you.

But not too soon, because I have a lot of other requests...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: pits101 on January 22, 2010, 03:47:04 PM
works perfectly! take your time I get to learn new french words!
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 23, 2010, 12:10:01 AM
works perfectly! take your time I get to learn new french words!

You can still continue to learn french words, but now english version is ready !  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: zoso1977 on January 27, 2010, 08:04:13 AM
Hi I have been using Minimalistic for quite a while now, and I absolutely love it, one of the best ones out there :)
Now I would love to have movie sheets working. Should I use then mSheet or LaurentG or what is the recommended option ?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 27, 2010, 09:31:29 AM
The choice is free ! My mod doesn't affect these apps.

LaurentG's app is known to have problem with certain versions of WDLXTV, but it works with older versions.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Chuke01 on January 27, 2010, 01:44:16 PM
Hello, thanks so mutch for your work. I love It.
The only little thing that I don't like is that in thumbnail mode appears two little black margins, between the lateral of the covers and the frame. I use 162x230 images for thumbnails.


Sorry for my poor english.

PD: Will be a spanish version?¿
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 27, 2010, 10:49:46 PM
No, sorry, no Spanish version planned !

It makes too much work to translate the mod in all languages, especially since I have another mod in preparation !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: manavtomar on February 10, 2010, 10:07:34 AM
Hi.

I installed the minimalistc theme and i need to uninstal lit due to certain reasons.
Want to go back to the original WD firmware. I put in the files on the USB stick and rebooted the WDTV.
I can't see any firmware update on the Settings.

How do i go about it?
Please guys help.

Cheers
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 10, 2010, 10:18:30 AM
Hi.

I installed the minimalistc theme and i need to uninstal lit due to certain reasons.
Want to go back to the original WD firmware. I put in the files on the USB stick and rebooted the WDTV.
I can't see any firmware update on the Settings.

How do i go about it?
Please guys help.

Cheers


Simply edit the file named 'wdtv.ver' and modify the version number.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: manavtomar on February 10, 2010, 10:24:41 AM
Hi lilibabe

Thanks for your reply. But wanted to knw wch wdtv.ver file do I edit?
And where do i get it from? The one on the WDTV website?
They have an update 1.01.77 with the ver file.
Should i edit thatver file to 1.03.01 ??
Help appreciated.

Cheers
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 10, 2010, 10:50:00 AM
Hi lilibabe

Thanks for your reply. But wanted to knw wch wdtv.ver file do I edit?
And where do i get it from? The one on the WDTV website?
They have an update 1.01.77 with the ver file.
Should i edit thatver file to 1.03.01 ??
Help appreciated.

Cheers

Which WDTV do you have ? WDTV Gen 2 ?

If so, my mod isn't compatible with your WDTV !

For the WDTV Gen1, there's the file 'wdtv.ver' here : http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/wdtv.ver (http://wdtv.free.fr/osdmod/dl/wdtv.ver) (no need to edit it, ready to use).
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: manavtomar on February 10, 2010, 11:13:06 AM
Hi Lilibabe

I downloaded the prerelease 1.03.01 and put in the .ver file you provided.
Bang on !!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
The update started and I am back to the WD Firmware.
Thank you so much. Appreciate it !!

Cheers
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 10, 2010, 11:15:27 AM
Your welcome !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: sviet2k on February 15, 2010, 06:39:37 AM
Hi Lilibabe,

I installed the minimalistic mode with success. It's working very well.
But I have a little problem: the WDTV cannot play all my ISO files with this MOD.
These ISO files can be played correctly with your Simple mod.
Do you have any ideas ?

I have WDLXTV, minimalistic OSD and the Titi's MSheet.app.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 15, 2010, 11:51:58 AM
Sorry, I don't know why it doesn't work ! It should work..... but I didn't tested !

Simple and minimalistic are based on the same firmware, so there's no reason ISO files work with one and not the other ?!?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: sviet2k on February 15, 2010, 12:47:46 PM
Hi Lilibabe,

Thanks for your reply.
You are right that it should work because both of them use the same firmware.
May be there are corrupted files in my USB flash drive.
I will re-copy again the Mod and re-test it.

Thanks

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: jlaw on February 17, 2010, 08:21:25 AM
how do you install this OSD? or any other OSD for that matter? I already have the WDLXTV 0581 firmware.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Lister of Smeg on February 17, 2010, 08:34:26 AM
how do you install this OSD? or any other OSD for that matter? I already have the WDLXTV 0581 firmware.

If you already have WDLXTV, then you just need to copy "lilibabe.osd.bin" onto the root of your attached storage (HDD, USB Stick etc)

Then make sure you do a cold boot (i.e. Swicth the power off at the wall socket and restart)

It should then load providing your attached storage is present. If you remove the attached storage with "lilibabe.osd.bin", then it will crash.

Hope that helps
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: javimdq on February 25, 2010, 11:15:55 PM
I installed this mod and the look is great!! Love it, but have only one problem.
The folders does not shows "folder.jpg" image, while with stock OSD they are shown.
Any suggestions?

Using brad 0.5.8.1.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 26, 2010, 12:19:33 AM
Strange thing !

When I was using this mod (wdtv.bin version, but lilibabe.osd.bin contains the same xml files), there wasn't such problem !

Did you try with another WDLXTV version ?

Sorry, I can't help you more !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: dnicks on February 26, 2010, 03:49:17 AM
@javimdq, did you try to reboot it again?  i've had that happen to me a couple times after 1st installing it and after i installed msheet.  i just unplugged and plugged in and the folders showed.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: javimdq on February 26, 2010, 07:09:24 AM
@dnicks, lilibabe:

Thanks for your answers. Finally solved it, seemed to be an issue with NFS.
Mounted the shares using SMB and the folders showed as well better response from remote and no hangs.
Other people is having same problems with NFS and latest version of BRAD's firmware.

Now I realized that the screensaver does not show any image. Anything to modify to the firmware or options?

@lilibabe:

Do you have a plan to make a version of minimalistic with 3x1 folder view? It would be great!!!
Thanks a lot for your work.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 26, 2010, 07:49:11 AM
Who cares about the screen saver ?  ;)

For the 1x3 folder view, someone already asked me, it will be done later...  ::)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: PeterUK on February 28, 2010, 02:56:53 PM
I have a problem :(

I'm on WDLXTV-0.5.8.1, using LaurentG moviesheet and trying to use this OSD mod.

My setup works fine with the standard OSD.

When I put lilibabe.osd.bin on the root of my HD and cold reboot it loads up fine but when I play a moviefile it has a dark screen for 30 seconds before JUST the audio kicks in then another couple of minutes later the video starts playing. The remote doesn't respond to anything other than the Home button.

What have I done wrong? :(
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on February 28, 2010, 09:36:47 PM
Nothing ! It should work...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: PeterUK on March 02, 2010, 10:35:05 AM
So I transferred all the .bin files over to a 2 gig memory stick, excluding LaurentG, and it worked fine.

Got rid of LaurentG on my 1.5TB and get the same delay :(

Reckon it must be the harddrive causing the problems now :(
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: sp00n on July 16, 2010, 04:44:55 AM
Is there any chance you might update this to work with the WDTV Live?
It looks fantastic from the preview pics, but of course it doesn't work out of the box for the Live device.

I'm currently looking into on how to adapt this mysqlf, but boy, without a notch of knowledge about OSD and editing etc it is quite overwhelming and I honestly don't know where to start. At least I've managed to mount the bin files, but that's about how far I've come so far...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 16, 2010, 09:53:16 PM
Unfortunately the answer is no, there will be no update on my part !

There's a lot of differences between WDTV/Live, many more screens to skin, so it's not just a repackaging...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: sp00n on July 17, 2010, 03:05:07 AM
As I understand it from my limited knowledge, screens that aren't included in an osd.bin file just remain in their standard design, is that correct?
If it is, making this osd actually boot up with the Live would be sufficient in the first step (which it unfortunately doesn't do), and thus being able to evaluate how much and what work would be necessary.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 17, 2010, 10:05:15 AM
As I understand it from my limited knowledge, screens that aren't included in an osd.bin file just remain in their standard design, is that correct?
If it is, making this osd actually boot up with the Live would be sufficient in the first step (which it unfortunately doesn't do), and thus being able to evaluate how much and what work would be necessary.

Yes, except that all files (png/xml) weren't necessarily the same name !

For example, for the WDTV1, the main screen is name1.xml (I don't remember the name) and name2.xml for the Live.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: e007la on July 27, 2010, 10:33:14 AM
Hi, its my first time trying change the original view of my wdtv.  ::)
I have official 1.03.01 firmware running on my WDTV (generation 1) and i would like to install this MINIMALISTIC OSD MOD.
I must be doing something wrong because its not working for me.
Could someone please help me telling what do i have to do exactly.
Ive already downloaded both files (lilibabe.osd.bin and wdtv.bin). Ive tried putting both (each one at a time) on my pendrive, plug it on my wdtv and when i turn it on nothing happens.
What am I doing wrong ??
Thanks all in advance.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 27, 2010, 10:41:22 AM
Hi, its my first time trying change the original view of my wdtv.  ::)
I have official 1.03.01 firmware running on my WDTV (generation 1) and i would like to install this MINIMALISTIC OSD MOD.
I must be doing something wrong because its not working for me.
Could someone please help me telling what do i have to do exactly.
Ive already downloaded both files (lilibabe.osd.bin and wdtv.bin). Ive tried putting both (each one at a time) on my pendrive, plug it on my wdtv and when i turn it on nothing happens.
What am I doing wrong ??
Thanks all in advance.

lilibabe.osd.bin is for WDLXTV ; if you're using the regular firmware, download wdtv.bin and put it on your usb stick with file 'wdtv.ver' (open it with notepad and change version number, ie 1.04.00 for example, then save without .txt extansion)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: e007la on July 27, 2010, 10:57:55 AM
Thank you very much for your help. You are a genius !!!  ;)
Do you know if there is a firmware that let me play dts wav files ? The official one only give me noise. By the way, I have an amplifier that decode dts sound, so thats not the problem.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: rysher on July 27, 2010, 04:38:05 PM
sorry is this is a dumb question but i bring my wdtv around to friends houses and i have 2 hdds plugged into it all the time and everytime i cut the power the theme goes away and i have to put it back on with a usb key. ive tried putting it on one of the hdd's but it doesnt load, is there anyway to flash the theme onto the wdtv so it stays on? i really love this theme but i hate having to reload the theme off a usb key everytime
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 27, 2010, 09:40:12 PM
@e007la : no, no dts with an alternate fw

@rysher : I think there's no other choice, you have to plug your usb key each time (my theme should be the default theme to avoid this, ie integrated with WDLXTV)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: rysher on July 27, 2010, 10:02:55 PM
do you have any idea on how to integrate it with wdlxtv? im already using wdlxtv but i want this theme as the main theme
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 28, 2010, 04:14:36 AM
do you have any idea on how to integrate it with wdlxtv? im already using wdlxtv but i want this theme as the main theme

Yes, basically you have to mount both wdlxtv and my osd.bin and replace existing files in /osd with my files.

But I think there's a few more files in wdlxtv (different layouts for thumbnails,...) so maybe all won't work !

I can't help more because I don't use wdlxtv and my wdtv1 is bricked !

But maybe PsychoTHC can help (he already integrate his theme for the wdtv live) or b-rad (but it'll cost you an arm  :D).

Otherwise, if you flash your box with the standalone version of my mod, there's no need to plug your usb stick everytime, but you lose the functions specific to wdlxtv...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: rysher on July 28, 2010, 09:21:51 AM
I removed wdlxtv and flashed with your standalone version...works greats thanks alot for your help, losing wdlxtv is a small price to pay for using a great theme ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on July 28, 2010, 11:22:15 PM
Thank you ! It's an honor for me !  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: poissonrichard on August 05, 2010, 05:09:00 AM

Salut !

J'adore ce thème ! Super sobre, et sur mon écran CRT, ça se lit bien !
Par contre, existe il un moyen de mettre des vignettes vidéo en 1x3 comme sur Simple V3 ?
Car en 2x5 ou 3x8, sur mon écran CRT en PAL, je ne lis plus rien...

C'est facile ?

Merci d'avance !
Et super boulot !!! BRAVO  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on August 05, 2010, 07:45:39 AM

Salut !

J'adore ce thème ! Super sobre, et sur mon écran CRT, ça se lit bien !
Par contre, existe il un moyen de mettre des vignettes vidéo en 1x3 comme sur Simple V3 ?
Car en 2x5 ou 3x8, sur mon écran CRT en PAL, je ne lis plus rien...

C'est facile ?

Merci d'avance !
Et super boulot !!! BRAVO  ;)

Salut !

Je t'ai répondu en MP, je ne suis pas sûr que le français soit accepté sur ce forum !  ;)
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: gansgeil on November 06, 2010, 12:52:47 AM
Hi, I like this on screen display modification very well.  :) It looks professional and not so kiddy like the others.
But i have some questions, can I use this with the brad custom firmware? Because I like to add movie sheets, and a nice gimmick of his FW is that you can connect it to an usb hub. These 2 things i don't wanna miss. I hope i can.
And which files shall i load on my drive pen?
I like the completely dark one, and there so much files on the server: picto, picto2, picto3?
Thank you very, very much! Greets  ;D
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on November 06, 2010, 08:32:35 AM
Hi, I like this on screen display modification very well.  :) It looks professional and not so kiddy like the others.
But i have some questions, can I use this with the brad custom firmware? Because I like to add movie sheets, and a nice gimmick of his FW is that you can connect it to an usb hub. These 2 things i don't wanna miss. I hope i can.
And which files shall i load on my drive pen?
I like the completely dark one, and there so much files on the server: picto, picto2, picto3?
Thank you very, very much! Greets  ;D

Here are the files for minimalistic osd : http://wdtv.free.fr/dl/gen1/

Choose the right one depending on your firmware version (1.03.01 or 1.02.11), then download the file named 'lilibabe.osd.bin'.

For example : http://wdtv.free.fr/dl/gen1/minimalistic%20%5b1.03.01%5d/english%20(videos)/lilibabe.osd.bin

Put it on your usb stick (rename lilibabe.osd.bin to osd.bin if it doesn't work). I think it should work...
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: ton_bogz on December 17, 2010, 02:23:32 AM
hi lilibabe, first i would like to say that your work is awesome.. :D i just wondering if you have a version of your minimalistic for wdtv hd gen2 firmware 1.01.77.. the flash version.. tnx in advance.. godbless
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on December 21, 2010, 12:00:33 PM
hi lilibabe, first i would like to say that your work is awesome.. :D i just wondering if you have a version of your minimalistic for wdtv hd gen2 firmware 1.01.77.. the flash version.. tnx in advance.. godbless

No, sorry, only for gen1.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: shay on December 23, 2010, 02:58:24 AM
do you have any idea on how to integrate it with wdlxtv? im already using wdlxtv but i want this theme as the main theme

Yes, basically you have to mount both wdlxtv and my osd.bin and replace existing files in /osd with my files.



how exactly do i do this? i know its a linux based but i dont use linux unless i have to, which is not much, so what program do i need to use? or is there a program for windows that will open it?

thanks for your time

Shay
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on December 23, 2010, 03:57:30 AM
You have to use linux (I think there's also cygwin for windows but I don't know how it works).

You can search this forum for the "how to" (command lines).

Sorry, it's been few months that I no longer work on this project, and as I'm not very familiar with linux, I can't remember the steps !
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: mcpinto on December 23, 2010, 11:18:12 AM
You have to use linux (I think there's also cygwin for windows but I don't know how it works).

You can search this forum for the "how to" (command lines).

Sorry, it's been few months that I no longer work on this project, and as I'm not very familiar with linux, I can't remember the steps !

It's possible install and see this WD OSD and Background wall with this new official firmware - 1.04.10?
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: MyLastWord on December 23, 2010, 11:51:36 AM

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It's possible install and see this WD OSD and Background wall with this new official firmware - 1.04.10?
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Are you sure you want to do this. There is no official firmware 1.04.10 for WDTV gen1. 1.04.10 is for WDTV live.
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: ton_bogz on December 24, 2010, 11:36:33 AM
lilibabe, is it possible that i may use your simple osd that has been modified by padavan (http://depositfiles.com/files/5taq7ijz5) for WDTV gen 2 after i install the new firmware 1.01.77 WDLXTV-G2 0.4.5.0? if so, what will i do to incorporate your osd to the firmware!? im sorry, im just a newbie.. tnx
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on December 25, 2010, 12:45:44 AM
lilibabe, is it possible that i may use your simple osd that has been modified by padavan (http://depositfiles.com/files/5taq7ijz5) for WDTV gen 2 after i install the new firmware 1.01.77 WDLXTV-G2 0.4.5.0? if so, what will i do to incorporate your osd to the firmware!? im sorry, im just a newbie.. tnx

Sorry, it's been too long since I haven't worked on the firmware...

You can do what you want with my OSD but please ask padavan or someone else to know what you have to do.  :-[
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: ton_bogz on December 25, 2010, 09:09:00 PM
ah ok. tnx for the reply
Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: Cloud on January 22, 2011, 06:34:26 AM
will this work for the WDTV live version?
or is there one? Thanks

Title: Re: OSD mod : minimalistic (v1.03.01)
Post by: lilibabe on January 23, 2011, 12:35:11 AM
will this work for the WDTV live version?
or is there one? Thanks

No. See in the right section for my mods for the Live.