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Turn your PC into home theater computer server

By tipstir
Sep 23, 2007
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  1. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Info

    I've made a live Demo shows you everything for v5.0 it's now available
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PuhyIEwkPA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PuhyIEwkPA[/ame]

    Also some tips when you install everything go under Users folder and run the clean folder.cmd that will remove prior images and junk that will be removed making the loading of new themes quicker. Only need to run that when you change the theme if you want better performance

    Now I have stumbled across this freeware program for those who want to view web pages on the MediaMVP even though that MVP will display HTML pages you can save them as jpeg also. Web Screen Capture. You can run a batch file for it to grab web site pages to use with MVP quick.

    http://www.webscreencapture.com/

    Sample
    [​IMG]
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    New Releases 11/24/08 for Blue ORG Thumbnail & Standard v5.15


    Build 5.15 - Released 11/24/08
    ------------------------------
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    download here:
    (10) Movie Libary Items Standard Version
    http://files.filefront.com/blueorgvmce515st setupexe/;12446707;/fileinfo.html

    [​IMG]

    download here:
    (18) Movie Libary Thumbnail version (live video thumbnails not shown)
    http://files.filefront.com/blueorgvmce515tb setupexe/;12446688;/fileinfo.html

    both features
    Added Euro Buttons Features to the Media Menu
    Added Euro Button to Browse Folders in Movie, Music, Radio and Pictures
    Fixed Clock position on Media Menu
    Fixed Alarm / Clock text graphics on the Media Menu
    Fixed Margins on Music, Radio, and Browse Folders


    Lots of improvements this time around you now can add and remove folders from withing Movies, Music, Radio and Picture Libraries as shown below.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Build 5.00 - Released 11/16/08
    ------------------------------
    Change MediaMenu Menus to more of Larger VMCE Style
    Added Alarm (Clock) to the MediaMenu
    Movie Library gets Poster artwork with listing by show folder thumbnails
    Text in Movie Library will work with new larger Poster Artwork
    Change fonts to work with Movie Posters new sizing

    Build 4.25 - Released 11/07/08
    --------------------------------
    Music Library and Radio gets larger listing artwork
    Changed Picture Library Slideshow background to black
    Clean Folders updated in the User folder now remove more junk files
    Help on Theme file is now included

    Build 4.20 - Released 10/18/08
    --------------------------------
    cleaned up coding to provide a faster access to thumbnail video images
    Changed all skins visuals (color text, backgrounds an other objects)
    Added Updated Buttons controls to the media menu
    Re-worked Thumbnails for Movie and Picture Library
    Added Folder JPEG feature to Movie and Picture Library, Scheduler and Folders
    Added Large Digital Clock Plug-in press (Red button on media menu)
    Fixed Resume/Restart bug for 18 thumbnails Movie Library
    Added Video Poster Artwork to the 18 thumbnail Movie Library
    Fixed Text length increased OSD on TV Side
    Changed the OSD Display for TV

    Build 4.05 - Released 9/21/08
    ------------------------------
    Added navigation preview text on media menu
    Fixed movie, music library and radio poster cover art 40% in size
    Fixed media menu navigation left to right
    Fixed play list feature on media menu

    Build 4.00 - Major Release 9/14/08
    ------------------------------------
    Added Folder.jpg Poster feature to Movie, Music Libraries and Radio
    Added Folder.jpg Thumbnail feature to Music Library and Radio
    Added Vista MCE Style Buttons on Media Menu
    Added Vista MCE Style Graphics and fonts
    Added 18 Picture thumbnails to Picture Library instead of 15 prior
    Added 18 Video thumbnails to Movie Library Mode for videos
    Added Index navigation buttons to show how to change pages
    Added Red, Yellow, Blue, Green buttons to use certain hidden features
    Added Quick return to Media Menu using Blue Button
    Added Blue button to Movie, Music, Picture Library, Radio, Folders browsing
    Added Yellow button to Configuration
    Added Yellow Button to Weather and Web Browser
    Added Back/Exit to configuration
    Added Yellow button to Pictures to start the slideshow
    Added Yellow button to Media Menu to jump to help
    Added Green button to Media Menu to jump to settings
    Added Red button to Media Menu to jump to timer series
    Added Blue button to Media Menu to start music playlist MOST 25 played
    Added new OSD graphic display
    Added Graphics to Music Popup ID MP3 Tag
    Changed navigation direction up and down to end with Picture Library
    Changed clock position on the media menu
    Changed Help display features, gives you more infomation
    Renamed Video Library to Movie Library
    Renamed Photo Library to Picture Library
    Renamed Online Radio to Radio
    Renamed Scheduler to TV Series
    Renamed Internet to Web Browser
    Renamed Setup to Settings
    Rename add/remove to add folders and remove folder under folders
    Removed volume graphics display
    Removed Help off the main naviagation found in settings now
    Fixed OSD timeline and volume to positions under OSD
    Fixed Picture Library Slideshow background
    Fixed Folders (browsing add folders/remove folders)
    Fixed Timer Series Back/Exit which exits to Media Menu
    Fixed Playlist feature on the Media Menu for most 25 songs played

    Build 3.35 - 9/02/08
    --------------------
    Added quick jump to on main menu (feature is hidden *see below)
    Fixed color of text items shown on the Aqua background to white text
    Fixed issue with item selection in Video Library
    Fixed issue in indexing paging on all skins including Photo Library
    Fixed an align of 15 thumbnails in Photo Library

    *Quick Jump to
    On the Main menu you have Video, Music, Radio, Internet, Weather
    If you press the left arrow the secondary menu system will appear
    with Setup.

    Build 3.30 - Change OSD graphics 8/3/08
    Build 3.25 - Fixed OSD plus the file was missing in the original releases n
    Build 3.20 - Released Aqua Core 3.20 07/21/08
    Build 3.15 - Updated Core for Blue ORG /07/20/08
    Build 2.10 - New Code and Orginal Vista MCE Blue Skin for Media MVP
    Build 2.00 - Major Update see 2.0 Release.txt 07/15/08
    Build 1.05 - Refresh Graphics, Change Over a few stuff also 07/11/08
    Build 1.00 - released on 07/11/08
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    MediaMVP - Blue ORG Media Menu VMCE v5.00 Only

    Download here..
    http://files.filefront.com/blueorgvmce500img setupexe/;12453715;fileinfo.html

    [​IMG]

    Only the main media menu images from prior release v5.00. This can be use with v5.15 Standard and Thumbnail packages. So if you don't like the the main media menu in v5.15 you can use this image patch instead for only the Main Menu.

    Instructions
    Download the prior post first then install either standard or thumbnails first. Then download MediaMenu package and install.

    Note
    The prior newer installer/uninstaller that was used in 5.00 has been dropped I've gone back to what I was using before for setup. The above post also have this installer that I am now using.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Update for Blac Blu Zipper VMCE v1.10

    Build 1.10 - 11/26/08
    --------------------
    Animated Clock is now available while in internet browser under web and weather plugins
    Fixed index spacing in 10 listings and folders on all plugins

    [​IMG]

    Download here:

    http://files.filefront.com/mmvpblacbluevmce110exe/;12466274;/fileinfo.html

    Build 1.00 - 11/24/08
    --------------------
    Brand new with all the latest features
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Update for Blue ORG VMCE v5.25

    Build 5.25 - Released 11/26/08
    ------------------------------
    Changed the Main Media Menu back to 5.00 Graphics
    Added active animated clock with day of the week for internet browser (web & weather)
    Fixed index spacing in 10 item listings in & out folders on all plugins

    [​IMG]

    Download here:
    http://files.filefront.com/mmvpbluevmce525exe/;12471342;/fileinfo.html


    Build 5.15 - Released 11/24/08
    ------------------------------
    (10) Movie Libary Items Standard Version
    Added Euro Buttons Features to the Media Menu
    Added Euro Button to Browse Folders in Movie, Music, Radio and Pictures
    Fixed Clock position on Media Menu
    Fixed Alarm / Clock text graphics on the Media Menu
    Fixed Margins on Music, Radio, and Browse Folders

    Build 5.00 - Released 11/16/08
    ------------------------------
    Change MediaMenu Menus to more of Larger VMCE Style
    Added Alarm (Clock) to the MediaMenu
    Movie Library gets Poster artwork with listing by show folder thumbnails
    Text in Movie Library will work with new larger Poster Artwork
    Change fonts to work with Movie Posters new sizing

    Build 4.25 - Released 11/07/08
    --------------------------------
    Music Library and Radio gets larger listing artwork
    Changed Picture Library Slideshow background to black
    Clean Folders updated in the User folder now remove more junk files
    Help on Theme file is now included

    Build 4.20 - Released 10/18/08
    --------------------------------
    cleaned up coding to provide a faster access to thumbnail video images
    Changed all skins visuals (color text, backgrounds an other objects)
    Added Updated Buttons controls to the media menu
    Re-worked Thumbnails for Movie and Picture Library
    Added Folder JPEG feature to Movie and Picture Library, Scheduler and Folders
    Added Large Digital Clock Plug-in press (Red button on media menu)
    Fixed Resume/Restart bug for 18 thumbnails Movie Library
    Added Video Poster Artwork to the 18 thumbnail Movie Library
    Fixed Text length increased OSD on TV Side
    Changed the OSD Display for TV

    Build 4.05 - Released 9/21/08
    ------------------------------
    Added navigation preview text on media menu
    Fixed movie, music library and radio poster cover art 40% in size
    Fixed media menu navigation left to right
    Fixed play list feature on media menu

    Build 4.00 - Major Release 9/14/08
    ------------------------------------
    Added Folder.jpg Poster feature to Movie, Music Libraries and Radio
    Added Folder.jpg Thumbnail feature to Music Library and Radio
    Added Vista MCE Style Buttons on Media Menu
    Added Vista MCE Style Graphics and fonts
    Added 18 Picture thumbnails to Picture Library instead of 15 prior
    Added 18 Video thumbnails to Movie Library Mode for videos
    Added Index navigation buttons to show how to change pages
    Added Red, Yellow, Blue, Green buttons to use certain hidden features
    Added Quick return to Media Menu using Blue Button
    Added Blue button to Movie, Music, Picture Library, Radio, Folders browsing
    Added Yellow button to Configuration
    Added Yellow Button to Weather and Web Browser
    Added Back/Exit to configuration
    Added Yellow button to Pictures to start the slideshow
    Added Yellow button to Media Menu to jump to help
    Added Green button to Media Menu to jump to settings
    Added Red button to Media Menu to jump to timer series
    Added Blue button to Media Menu to start music playlist MOST 25 played
    Added new OSD graphic display
    Added Graphics to Music Popup ID MP3 Tag
    Changed navigation direction up and down to end with Picture Library
    Changed clock position on the media menu
    Changed Help display features, gives you more infomation
    Renamed Video Library to Movie Library
    Renamed Photo Library to Picture Library
    Renamed Online Radio to Radio
    Renamed Scheduler to TV Series
    Renamed Internet to Web Browser
    Renamed Setup to Settings
    Rename add/remove to add folders and remove folder under folders
    Removed volume graphics display
    Removed Help off the main naviagation found in settings now
    Fixed OSD timeline and volume to positions under OSD
    Fixed Picture Library Slideshow background
    Fixed Folders (browsing add folders/remove folders)
    Fixed Timer Series Back/Exit which exits to Media Menu
    Fixed Playlist feature on the Media Menu for most 25 songs played

    Build 3.35 - 9/02/08
    --------------------
    Added quick jump to on main menu (feature is hidden *see below)
    Fixed color of text items shown on the Aqua background to white text
    Fixed issue with item selection in Video Library
    Fixed issue in indexing paging on all skins including Photo Library
    Fixed an align of 15 thumbnails in Photo Library

    *Quick Jump to
    On the Main menu you have Video, Music, Radio, Internet, Weather
    If you press the left arrow the secondary menu system will appear
    with Setup.

    Build 3.30 - Change OSD graphics 8/3/08
    Build 3.25 - Fixed OSD plus the file was missing in the original releases n
    Build 3.20 - Released Aqua Core 3.20 07/21/08
    Build 3.15 - Updated Core for Blue ORG /07/20/08
    Build 2.10 - New Code and Orginal Vista MCE Blue Skin for Media MVP
    Build 2.00 - Major Update see 2.0 Release.txt 07/15/08
    Build 1.05 - Refresh Graphics, Change Over a few stuff also 07/11/08
    Build 1.00 - released on 07/11/08
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Update for Leopard VMCE Theme/Plugin v1.10

    Build 1.10 - 11/26/08
    --------------------
    Movie Library gets index listing by show folder artwork thumbnails
    Added active animated clock with day of the week for internet browser (web & weather)
    Changed Picture Library Slideshow background to black
    Clean Folders updated in the User folder now remove more junk files
    Help on Theme file is now included

    [​IMG]

    Download here:
    http://files.filefront.com/mmvpleopardvmce110exe/;12474862;/fileinfo.html



    Build 1.00 - Released 10/20/08
    --------------------------------

    New release...
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    New! SevenMCE MediaMVP Theme/Mod Customized by Tipstir

    [​IMG]

    New! SevenMCE Theme/Mod has some neat changes in store. I've taken a different approach. Streamline the package will load much faster and use far less system resources and space The above is the Island Theme. Yes there going to be a couple of themes based on Windows 7 MCE included when this package is finally finished. I am getting very close to that. Just some more minor tweaking then I'll be done.

    Default SevenMCE which is based on the what you see in Windows 7 default theme as some perks on the main screen. I trying to workout before I'll the cat out of the bag.
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Comic/Photo/Web Cam/Animated Weather on the Main

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    Anything you want can animated on the main or any of the theme/mod if you want. The weather map above is animating. You can read daily comics, have your favorite pet or family or newborn displayed on the main or have local traffic cam showing the current conditions.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    New! Theme Update for 2009 - Vista/SevenMCE Standard 2/21/09

    [​IMG]
    Media - On (default)

    [​IMG]
    Media - Off (optional)

    Author: Albert.Altech (aka tipstir)
    Status: Stable
    Version: 6.00
    Format: 4:3/16:9
    Skin Version: Blue Org
    Last Updated: 02/21/09
    Links:

    Download Current Build
    http://files.filefront.com/build600 mpvmcestdexe/;13341041;/fileinfo.html

    Download Media On (default)
    http://files.filefront.com/build600 media onexe/;13341054;/fileinfo.html

    Download Media Off (optional)
    http://files.filefront.com/build600 media offexe/;13341056;/fileinfo.html


    What's New!

    Build 6.00 - Released 02/21/09
    ------------------------------
    Fix Menu Indexing
    Changed Settings to go to configuration
    Added SevenMCE Main Menu Features Added (Photo/Web Cam/Aminiated Weather Radar)
    Fixed Internet and Weather Browser Clock


    Build 5.25 - Released 11/26/08
    ------------------------------
    Changed the Main Media Menu back to 5.00 Graphics
    Add active animated clock with day of the week for internet browser (web & weather)
    Fixed index spacing in 10 item listings in & out folders on all plugins

    Build 5.15 - Released 11/24/08
    ------------------------------
    (10) Movie Libary Items Standard Version
    Added Euro Buttons Features to the Media Menu
    Added Euro Button to Browse Folders in Movie, Music, Radio and Pictures
    Fixed Clock position on Media Menu
    Fixed Alarm / Clock text graphics on the Media Menu
    Fixed Margins on Music, Radio, and Browse Folders

    Build 5.00 - Released 11/16/08
    ------------------------------
    Change MediaMenu Menus to more of Larger VMCE Style
    Added Alarm (Clock) to the MediaMenu
    Movie Library gets Poster artwork with listing by show folder thumbnails
    Text in Movie Library will work with new larger Poster Artwork
    Change fonts to work with Movie Posters new sizing

    Build 4.25 - Released 11/07/08
    --------------------------------
    Music Library and Radio gets larger listing artwork
    Changed Picture Library Slideshow background to black
    Clean Folders updated in the User folder now remove more junk files
    Help on Theme file is now included

    Build 4.20 - Released 10/18/08
    --------------------------------
    cleaned up coding to provide a faster access to thumbnail video images
    Changed all skins visuals (color text, backgrounds an other objects)
    Added Updated Buttons controls to the media menu
    Re-worked Thumbnails for Movie and Picture Library
    Added Folder JPEG feature to Movie and Picture Library, Scheduler and Folders
    Added Large Digital Clock Plug-in press (Red button on media menu)
    Fixed Resume/Restart bug for 18 thumbnails Movie Library
    Added Video Poster Artwork to the 18 thumbnail Movie Library
    Fixed Text length increased OSD on TV Side
    Changed the OSD Display for TV

    Build 4.05 - Released 9/21/08
    ------------------------------
    Added navigation preview text on media menu
    Fixed movie, music library and radio poster cover art 40% in size
    Fixed media menu navigation left to right
    Fixed play list feature on media menu

    Build 4.00 - Major Release 9/14/08
    ------------------------------------
    Added Folder.jpg Poster feature to Movie, Music Libraries and Radio
    Added Folder.jpg Thumbnail feature to Music Library and Radio
    Added Vista MCE Style Buttons on Media Menu
    Added Vista MCE Style Graphics and fonts
    Added 18 Picture thumbnails to Picture Library instead of 15 prior
    Added 18 Video thumbnails to Movie Library Mode for videos
    Added Index navigation buttons to show how to change pages
    Added Red, Yellow, Blue, Green buttons to use certain hidden features
    Added Quick return to Media Menu using Blue Button
    Added Blue button to Movie, Music, Picture Library, Radio, Folders browsing
    Added Yellow button to Configuration
    Added Yellow Button to Weather and Web Browser
    Added Back/Exit to configuration
    Added Yellow button to Pictures to start the slideshow
    Added Yellow button to Media Menu to jump to help
    Added Green button to Media Menu to jump to settings
    Added Red button to Media Menu to jump to timer series
    Added Blue button to Media Menu to start music playlist MOST 25 played
    Added new OSD graphic display
    Added Graphics to Music Popup ID MP3 Tag
    Changed navigation direction up and down to end with Picture Library
    Changed clock position on the media menu
    Changed Help display features, gives you more infomation
    Renamed Video Library to Movie Library
    Renamed Photo Library to Picture Library
    Renamed Online Radio to Radio
    Renamed Scheduler to TV Series
    Renamed Internet to Web Browser
    Renamed Setup to Settings
    Rename add/remove to add folders and remove folder under folders
    Removed volume graphics display
    Removed Help off the main naviagation found in settings now
    Fixed OSD timeline and volume to positions under OSD
    Fixed Picture Library Slideshow background
    Fixed Folders (browsing add folders/remove folders)
    Fixed Timer Series Back/Exit which exits to Media Menu
    Fixed Playlist feature on the Media Menu for most 25 songs played

    Build 3.35 - 9/02/08
    --------------------
    Added quick jump to on main menu (feature is hidden *see below)
    Fixed color of text items shown on the Aqua background to white text
    Fixed issue with item selection in Video Library
    Fixed issue in indexing paging on all skins including Photo Library
    Fixed an align of 15 thumbnails in Photo Library

    *Quick Jump to
    On the Main menu you have Video, Music, Radio, Internet, Weather
    If you press the left arrow the secondary menu system will appear
    with Setup.

    Build 3.30 - Change OSD graphics 8/3/08
    Build 3.25 - Fixed OSD plus the file was missing in the original releases n
    Build 3.20 - Released Aqua Core 3.20 07/21/08
    Build 3.15 - Updated Core for Blue ORG /07/20/08
    Build 2.10 - New Code and Orginal Vista MCE Blue Skin for Media MVP
    Build 2.00 - Major Update see 2.0 Release.txt 07/15/08
    Build 1.05 - Refresh Graphics, Change Over a few stuff also 07/11/08
    Build 1.00 - released on 07/11/08
  11. ziggy2728

    ziggy2728 Newcomer, in training

    DVI to HDMI issues

    I have 50inch pioneer PDP-5071 plasma...I have a Dell Opti Plex 745 that I am using as the pc.

    The PC is connected DVI to HDMI....the picture comes in but is about half the screen size. The video card is a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000, and the computer is compact so I am not even sure I can replace it, but it is a decent card.

    Outside buying a new computer....what are my options here, any?

    Desperately trying to eliminate cable!!!!

    Ziggy
     
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82


    Don't use DVI to HDMI instead use VGA to VGA on the HDTV if you have that option. One the image will be better and you can max out the image depending on your PC and HDTV. You don't want to set these two to the max as you'll have issues. I use VGA to VGA on my Sharp 46" 1080P LCD HDTV with my ATI Express-PCI on the laptop. I only have about 32MB shared out for Video I could go higher but that's a waste of RAM for that purpose unless your playing computer games then use more RAM.

    Unless your PC had HDMI output that would be the another move but if you have VGA again the better to use that as your HDTV was design more to use PC VGA to VGA. But if you don't have VGA then you have to stick with DVI at 1024x768 or greater if you can do it. Intel onboard graphics isn't like ATI and Nvidia.
  13. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    New! Build 700 3/2/09 - Released - SevenMCE Theme/Mod Customized by Tipstir

    Information on the Skin theme: SevenMCE Standard

    [​IMG]
    Media - On (default)

    [​IMG]
    Media - Off (optional)

    Author: Albert.Altech (aka tipstir)
    Status: Stable
    Version: 7.00
    Format: 4:3/16:9
    Skin Version: Standard 7 MCE
    Last Updated: 03/02/09
    Links:

    Download Current Build
    http://files.filefront.com/build700 mvp7mceexe/;13395415;/fileinfo.html

    Download Media On (default)
    included

    Download Media Off (optional)
    included

    What's New!


    SevenMCE Standard Theme for Media MVP Customized by Albert.ALTECH@gmail.com

    Build 7.00 - Release 03/02/09
    -----------------------------
    New! Coding using less than 60% of HDD space for SevenMCE Standard Theme
    New! Features with Animation on all mods that feature it!
    Added Animated MCE 7 ORB
    Added Full Month, Date, Year, Day of the Week, 12/24/hr Clock (default 12hr)
    Added Tweaked ConfigurationSet.xml will be loaded by default for best performance from MVP
    Added 3x New Mods that can be access from the Main Menu only!
    Added (Red) - Full Screen of Weather Radar Map
    Added (Green) - Full Screen of Traffic Cam Map
    Added (Yellow) - Full Screen of MyShot
    Added (Blue) - Music Library Playlist of last played songs

    ###IMPORTANT####
    Note that you need to run the files located in User and English
    Read the Help on theme.txt for more information this will help
    loading the new code faster.


    Thanks for trying out the New theme! Enjoy!
  14. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Next Build

    Demo of Build 800 has been posted on Youtube.. I programming Media Changer for MediaMVP so you can change the media easy.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHtucOvwpVw]YouTube - Build 800 SevenMCE Theme Demo for MediaMVP[/ame]

    This build uses higher graphics than Build 700, and save you 80% less HDD space, just to let you know Well see the video. Enjoy. EST on the theme release not yet more testing has to be done with the Media Changer and the theme.

    4 New Mods - Easy to add your own stuff now..
    My Logo (1x) - Any of the PVR Software Logos or your Company Logo still or animated
    My Shots (4x) - Quick access to your own Favorite Shots
    Cam (4x) - Any type of Cam animated or still-updates
    Weather Cast (4x) (replaces Weather) - Animated or Still-images

    Note: Demo Preview won't show all the new features there's more but I'll post that info when I release the time.
  15. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Build 800 3/18/09 Released! (Deluxe Version)

    [​IMG]


    SevenMCE Standard Theme for Media MVP Customized by Albert.ALTECH@gmail.com

    Download here:
    http://files.filefront.com/build 800 7mcemvpexe/;13489782;/fileinfo.html

    Build 8.00 - Released 03/18/09
    -----------------------------
    Media Changer Feature Ready
    Change the Main Menu Features for Media Changer
    Theme uses 80% less HDD Space
    Theme uses sharper image detail
    Added 15 new modes
    Replaced Weather with Weather Cast Viewer
    Intellicast Mapping is now support
    Pearl Crescent Page Saver Option is now supported under Internet using Firefox
    Added Weather Cast (red)
    Added 4x Weather Cast Viewer
    Added 4x different weather cast displays
    Added (red) to next and (green) previous screens
    Added Cam (green)
    Added 4x Cam Viewer
    Added 4x different Cam displays
    Added My Shots (yellow)
    Added 4x My Shots Viewer
    Added My Logos
    Fixed Selector
    Changed Movie Library folder.jpg size
    Fixed Fonts so they're bigger and brighter
    Fixed missing images in Picture Library
    Fixed missing images in Radio
    Changed/Released graphics on all Popup Menus
    Fixed various glitches in theme


    Build 7.10 - Release 03/06/09
    -----------------------------
    Fixed various glitches in theme
    Added more mods for traffic/weather
    Added support for http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver/ (Install Page Saver Basic)


    Build 7.00 - Release 03/01/09
    -----------------------------
    New! Features
    Fixed a lot of bugs

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    vista MCE Standard Theme for Media MVP Customized by Albert.ALTECH@gmail.com

    Build 6.00 - Released 02/21/09
    ------------------------------
    Fix Menu Indexing
    Changed Settings to go to configuration
    Added SevenMCE Main Menu Features Added (Photo/Web Cam/Aminiated Weather Radar)
    Fixed Internet and Weather Browser Clock

    Build 5.25 - Released 11/26/08
    ------------------------------
    Changed the Main Media Menu back to 5.00 Graphics
    Add active animated clock with day of the week for internet browser (web & weather)
    Fixed index spacing in 10 item listings in & out folders on all plugins

    Build 5.15 - Released 11/24/08
    ------------------------------
    (10) Movie Libary Items Standard Version
    Added Euro Buttons Features to the Media Menu
    Added Euro Button to Browse Folders in Movie, Music, Radio and Pictures
    Fixed Clock position on Media Menu
    Fixed Alarm / Clock text graphics on the Media Menu
    Fixed Margins on Music, Radio, and Browse Folders

    Build 5.00 - Released 11/16/08
    ------------------------------
    Change MediaMenu Menus to more of Larger VMCE Style
    Added Alarm (Clock) to the MediaMenu
    Movie Library gets Poster artwork with listing by show folder thumbnails
    Text in Movie Library will work with new larger Poster Artwork
    Change fonts to work with Movie Posters new sizing

    Build 4.25 - Released 11/07/08
    --------------------------------
    Music Library and Radio gets larger listing artwork
    Changed Picture Library Slideshow background to black
    Clean Folders updated in the User folder now remove more junk files
    Help on Theme file is now included

    Build 4.20 - Released 10/18/08
    --------------------------------
    cleaned up coding to provide a faster access to thumbnail video images
    Changed all skins visuals (color text, backgrounds an other objects)
    Added Updated Buttons controls to the media menu
    Re-worked Thumbnails for Movie and Picture Library
    Added Folder JPEG feature to Movie and Picture Library, Scheduler and Folders
    Added Large Digital Clock Plug-in press (Red button on media menu)
    Fixed Resume/Restart bug for 18 thumbnails Movie Library
    Added Video Poster Artwork to the 18 thumbnail Movie Library
    Fixed Text length increased OSD on TV Side
    Changed the OSD Display for TV

    Build 4.05 - Released 9/21/08
    ------------------------------
    Added navigation preview text on media menu
    Fixed movie, music library and radio poster cover art 40% in size
    Fixed media menu navigation left to right
    Fixed play list feature on media menu

    Build 4.00 - Major Release 9/14/08
    ------------------------------------
    Added Folder.jpg Poster feature to Movie, Music Libraries and Radio
    Added Folder.jpg Thumbnail feature to Music Library and Radio
    Added Vista MCE Style Buttons on Media Menu
    Added Vista MCE Style Graphics and fonts
    Added 18 Picture thumbnails to Picture Library instead of 15 prior
    Added 18 Video thumbnails to Movie Library Mode for videos
    Added Index navigation buttons to show how to change pages
    Added Red, Yellow, Blue, Green buttons to use certain hidden features
    Added Quick return to Media Menu using Blue Button
    Added Blue button to Movie, Music, Picture Library, Radio, Folders browsing
    Added Yellow button to Configuration
    Added Yellow Button to Weather and Web Browser
    Added Back/Exit to configuration
    Added Yellow button to Pictures to start the slideshow
    Added Yellow button to Media Menu to jump to help
    Added Green button to Media Menu to jump to settings
    Added Red button to Media Menu to jump to timer series
    Added Blue button to Media Menu to start music playlist MOST 25 played
    Added new OSD graphic display
    Added Graphics to Music Popup ID MP3 Tag
    Changed navigation direction up and down to end with Picture Library
    Changed clock position on the media menu
    Changed Help display features, gives you more infomation
    Renamed Video Library to Movie Library
    Renamed Photo Library to Picture Library
    Renamed Online Radio to Radio
    Renamed Scheduler to TV Series
    Renamed Internet to Web Browser
    Renamed Setup to Settings
    Rename add/remove to add folders and remove folder under folders
    Removed volume graphics display
    Removed Help off the main naviagation found in settings now
    Fixed OSD timeline and volume to positions under OSD
    Fixed Picture Library Slideshow background
    Fixed Folders (browsing add folders/remove folders)
    Fixed Timer Series Back/Exit which exits to Media Menu
    Fixed Playlist feature on the Media Menu for most 25 songs played

    Build 3.35 - 9/02/08
    --------------------
    Added quick jump to on main menu (feature is hidden *see below)
    Fixed color of text items shown on the Aqua background to white text
    Fixed issue with item selection in Video Library
    Fixed issue in indexing paging on all skins including Photo Library
    Fixed an align of 15 thumbnails in Photo Library

    *Quick Jump to
    On the Main menu you have Video, Music, Radio, Internet, Weather
    If you press the left arrow the secondary menu system will appear
    with Setup.

    Build 3.30 - Change OSD graphics 8/3/08
    Build 3.25 - Fixed OSD plus the file was missing in the original releases n
    Build 3.20 - Released Aqua Core 3.20 07/21/08
    Build 3.15 - Updated Core for Blue ORG /07/20/08
    Build 2.10 - New Code and Orginal Vista MCE Blue Skin for Media MVP
    Build 2.00 - Major Update see 2.0 Release.txt 07/15/08
    Build 1.05 - Refresh Graphics, Change Over a few stuff also 07/11/08
    Build 1.00 - released on 07/11/08
  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    New! Media Changer 2009 for MediaMVP

    [​IMG]

    Media Changer 2009 Web Tool for Media MVP SevenMCE Build 800 Customized by Albert.ALTECH@gmail.com

    Download here:
    http://files.filefront.com/build100 albertaltechmcexe/;13489795;/fileinfo.html

    Build 1.00 - Released 03/18/09
    -----------------------------
    Changes Build 800 SevenMCE default Theme
    Includes 17 Backgrounds
    Includes 14 Animated Orbs
    Includes 11 Logos
    Includes 2 Popup Menus
    Includes Media On/Off
    Includes Media Logo On/Off
    Includes Object Image Emulator Display Status


    [​IMG]
    New! Wet Look!

    [​IMG]
    New! 3D Look!

    Requires:
    Build 800 or greater SevenMCE Only!
    IE6, IE7, IE8
    Firefox users must download the add-on: OpenDownload prior to using this tool as without it you won't be able to use the included media.
  17. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    hey tipster, ran across this thread some time back, decided to start putting a htpc together. I currently have a 4850 and 8 gb of ddr 2, a good power supply. I'm wanting to record 2 shows at the same time. While being able to browse the internet. Is this possible? Can you give me suggestions on an OS and software I'd need for blue ray ripping to my hard drives for easy playback.
  18. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Software: Sagetv for recording and viewing on the HTPC or to your HDTV or TV.
    Server OS ED 2003 RD works best for HTPC
    Client OS XP SP3 comes in a close second for HTPC
    Get a dual Hauppauge HVR-1800 PCI-E do you have extra PCI-E slot?
    Really don't want to record and surf the internet, well you could do it with the setup you have. But issues with audio/video sync might show up in the recording or not.

    I idea world is to have a system built for each task. So that's what I did. Built systems for my needs. HTPC I use records 3 different shows at the same time. Did try 4 at the same time but some times the 4th had audio/sync problems. Now with Dual cards you can use two on PCI-E bus instead of PCI bus.
  19. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    ATTENTION MediaMVP Owners!

    As of April 1st 2009, due the bad news from the guys over at FileFront who has been hosting all my files for MediaMVP have announced they'll be closing shop on March 30th 2009. So now I'll be hosting my files only Tipster Network Tweaks 2009, Build 600 and 800 and Media Changer 2009 Web Tool for MediaMVP will be hosted by me.

    All other tools current like Tipstir Network Tools 2009 will be hosted. So if you want to now is the best time to download prior builds and themes. Because when they're gone that's it. I am only focusing on Build 600, 800 and MediaChanger 2009. Media Changer software will replace all builds soon as it will be the main theme customize so multi-mediamvp themes can be created through it.

    Thanks for your continuous support..

    Update! 3/30/09

    New locations for downloading Build 100 Media Changer 2009
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build100_albert.altechmc.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?a2dizzn2qdy]build100_albert.altechmc.exe

    New locations for downloading Build 100 Desktop Shortcut Link
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build100_MC09_DL.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?znkywlzeg0y]build100_MC09_DL.exe

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    New locations for downloading Build 800 SevenMCE
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build_800_7Lmcemvp.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?3yzdzkwwzcg

    New locations for downloading Build 600 VMCE
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build600_mpvmcestd.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?yfladwna4zy

    New locations for Media On for Build 600
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build600_media_on.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?bhn2konzd1n

    New locations for Media Off for Build 600
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/build600_media_off.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?mzteznlfyjz

    New locations for Network Tweaks
    Direct
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/tipstir/Tipstir_nic_tweaks2009.exe

    Mirror
    http://www.mediafire.com/?yt2vgzomzzz
  20. magemofo

    magemofo Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    This looks cool, can't wait to try it.
  21. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Hi Tipster,

    I've been looking into how to build a digital, HD, HTPC. I've got some questions and misunderstandings I hope you can clear up.

    Objective:
    Build a HTPC that can
    1) Record Video
    2) Playback Video, Online Streaming, and Images
    3) Supports full HD Audio

    Questions:
    - With HDMI 1.3 supporting both audio & video, is there a way to skip a PC sound card and use a dedicated audio receiver? Ie. Under the assumption the digital cable box has HDMI output, SPLIT the HDMI into two cables, one running to the audio receiever and one into the computer.
    - Say your running a motherboard with the 790GX chipset motherboard that decodes HD content and has built in graphics; How do you output what you want to play to a HDTV? I see motherboards and cards with one HDMI port. If this is the input which there must be, wheres the output???

    A review for the Asus Xonar sound card went like this:
    " I had to run HDMI into my videocard, then a DVI (from geforce 260) to the audio card's HDMI input, then the audio card's HDMI output to the Yamaha receiver, then HDMI from the Yamaha receiver to the television. "

    Is this standard? Is this how its done? Would DVI output from the graphics card carry the audio to the sound card?

    Im hoping you can answer some of these questions and provide me a direction on how to setup a HD HTPC.
    Heres the hardware Im looking at.
    Motherboard, BIOSTAR TFORCE AM2+ 790GX HDMI ready
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128
    Sound Card, ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe 7.1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132008

    Do you think a Radeon 3300 will play 1080 res. high def. content without a hitch? The 3300 is a 200MHz faster 3200.

    Thank you.
  22. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    Your building HD HTPC.. So you can get HD off your Coax then? If not then you would need to do it off STB. You'll need HD Tuners Cards PCI-E are faster. There is dual HD tuner versions. Check out Hauppauge web site for those. These tuners should last you 4 years before failing. The case need to be cooled 24/7. Once tuner cards start recording they generate a lot of heat. HDD TB for HDTV Recording another TB for Archiving. Dual Core or Dual Quad Core min 4GB of RAM.

    This PC won't be use for playing games or surfing the web. Just recording and playback.I use SageTV for Recording and SageTV Web Server to manage recordings. Can be done remotely also.
  23. KMANNS

    KMANNS Newcomer, in training

    I agree with tipstir.

    Hey tipstir,

    What can you tell us about Nibiru.
  24. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    This forum doesn't support that feature. Null!
  25. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 4,620   +82

    http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/a28ba47f1ea09efd8187af2ed2deb42a5g.jpg
    http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/6c61a113ff68160fc6c95c6e28fa4e345g.jpg

    What's New!
    Build 2.00 - Released 10/15/09

    Rename Media Changer to Media MVP Customizer
    Removed dead links
    Change the appearance

    Build 815 now includes
    Added additional backgrounds (21)
    Added additional menus (7)
    Added patch for PAL OSD
    Added patch for Music Library
    Fixed Album Art and Text alignment under Music Library
    Added patch for Orb3 (makes it non-function)
    Added patch for desktop shortcut

    Themes now match current PVR software with enhanced MCE look!
    Added support for GBPVR
    Added support for CTPVR
    Added support for Got All Media
    Added support for SAGETV
    Added support for XLOBBY
    Added support for BEYOND TV
    Added support for HAUPPAUGE

    Note: Link is provided for those of you who use Firefox 3.5.3 or higher, you'll need to use OpenDownload to get the Run button to appear. IE users are set.

    Download here:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?knwkz4jznhn


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