Introducing Subdued 2—a.k.a. Subdued with Style. Not a fan of black? Need a change of scenery every once in a while? Are you an “if only I could change…” person? Subdued 2 lays the framework to design completely customized theme styles, with a large list of colors, fonts, and sizes that can be changed. Subdued comes with 8 styles, shown below. Tweak them, create your own, submit them for inclusion in future releases, impress your friends. Styles are located in C:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\Plugins\Configurations\SubduedStyles; the active style can be chosen from the Subdued General configuration page.
Cold as Ice
Spy vs. Spy 1
Spy vs. Spy 2
A minimalist theme emphasizing a balance between style and functionality. Inspired and influenced by XBMC, Subdued focuses on maximizing screen usage and usability by eliminating the display of “non-essential” information. If you’re interested more in finding what you want to play, and playing it, than in seeing all of the information MediaBrowser keeps track of, give Subdued a try. And, if you like it and use it, please consider donating to the project. Thanks to all who have contributed.
+ Added ‘(Un)Watched Indicator Position’ general option: top-left, bottom-left, bottom-right (default: bottom-right)
+ Added support for custom poster overlay images (watched, unwatched, HD, new)
+ Use %PROGRAMDATA%\MediaBrowser\ImagesByName\Subdued\; samples here
+ Images should be white with transparency to allow the current Style to colorize them
+ Added ‘Colorize Poster Overlay Images’ general option (default: on)
– Localization strings version updated to 1.0024
+ Added support for offical IBN MPAA ratings image support
+ Added general option to enable/disable the Quick Play action on the item details view (default: disabled)
+ Added general option to enable/disable display of the movie (MPAA) rating icon (default: enabled)
+ Added Clear Logo to item details view
– Changed alignment of Clear Logo to be left-justified
– Localization strings version updated to 1.0023
+ Added ClearLogo display on Thumb, Thumb Strip, and Details view styles
+ Added ‘[Random]’ option to Theme Style setting; will choose a random style to apply each time MB is started
+ Added support for MBMusic plug-in
– Changed ‘NEW’ indicator to be visible only if item is in the recently added list and has not been watched
– Fixed ‘NEW’ indicator visibility conditions when Folder Display is set to ‘Thumb List’
– Fixed startup crash associated with showing labels on EHS recent items
– Fixed Cover Wall crash with MBMusic plug-in
+ Added view option to Show Labels under posters on EHS RAL and poster, thumb, and thumbstrip view styles
– Fixed ‘NEW’ overlay appearing on EHS recent lists
– Fixed jagged edges on HD, watched, and unwatched indicators when using thumb rotation other than ‘None’
– Fixed placement of HD, watched, and unwatched indicators to obey ‘Cover Art Adjustment’
– Style engine version updated to 6 (added SdI_PosterLabelHeight)
+ Added general option to globally enable/disable display of new item indicator
– Fixed audio format display string on item details page Details panel to show both the codec and profile
– Fixed Media Info icons display on item details page Details panel to always be visible
– Localization strings version updated to 1.0022
+ Added new item indicator overlay for items within a collection that are in its recent list; colorized by current style
+ Added view option to turn on/off new item indicator (default: on)
– Fixed layering order of tiered backdrops: theme bg < initial folder bg < fan art
– Fixed placement of poster overlays when changing thumb size using Live Layout
– Fixed issue where “extra” metadata is displayed after an item is refreshed
– Fixed issue where no Media Info icons are displayed if the pre-2.8.6 ‘Show Media Info Icons’ setting was off
– Fixed minor display issues on item details view ‘Details’ panel: aspect ratio mismatch, separator character for audio streams
– Fixed path to theme display settings when UserSettingsPath is used
– Fixed required MB version number
– Style engine version updated to 5
– Localization strings version updated to 1.0021
+ Added audio channels Media Info icon
+ Added options to show/hide individual Media Info icons; all icons shown by default
+ Added support for tiered main backdrops (StartupFolder + VF)
+ Added animation to HD, watched, and unwatched indicators for selected item
– Changed HD, watched, and unwatched indicators to better match theme; colorized by current style
– Fixed placement of HD, watched, and unwatched indicators if using view rotation
– Improved highlighting of actors and music tracks in details view
– Localization strings version updated to 1.0020
– Improved scrolling smoothness of CoverWall
+ Added support for multi-level context menus
+ Added black background to backdrop NPV to prevent fan art/theme background from showing
– Improved speed and responsiveness of recursively counting a folder’s children for display
– Fixed display of studio images to use studios from Series metadata for Episode items
– Fixed layout of Details panel on item details page when all Media Info and Last Watched is displayed
Very nice. Your theme convinced me to press “donate”. Keep up the great work.
hi, just try v 2.0 i cannot get the White Shadow theme if i change in configuration i get the same original theme …..
and where i can make the font size bigger ?
thank you for your work.
think i found a newly introduced bug though. About 2 seconds after launching MB focus switches from the first item in my list (I am using EHS) to the parental unlock icon. About 15 seconds after that, focus changes back to the first item in my list
I may be going slightly mad (well more than normal). I like looking at all the themes on my test box so play around with a lot of them.
On the latest version of Subdued I have changed the following (via the in app configurator, in MediaBrowser that is):
To values from 40 to 75, it never changes the height when in the details page of a movie. But it does change the look of the TV’s series if in detail mode (but not each individual episode). Is this by design? Or do I have another configuration that may be causing a conflict?
When upgraded to the latest version my translation file was overwritten, because of the version change, What is the current version number of subdued?
Rwhapham, you've out done your self. The screenshots look AMAZING!! Can’t wait to get back home and try it out.
How do we fine tune things like the colors of the EHS or the font in Subdued?
Could you plz link to the backgrounds you use or are they included now ?
Really like the movie theater one :)
It’s not a large collection, but I placed all of the EHS backdrops that I make use of here. They're all pulled from other public collections or image searches, so feel free to use them for whatever you want.
Release 2.2 is out and includes some fixes and two new styles: Spy vs. Spy 1 and 2. If you can’t choose sides, then pit White again Black in these two variations on The Original and White Shadow. Also check out the root coverflow display option ‘Show As Text’ (highlighted in the bottom two screenshots in the original post). For an even cleaner horizontal menu, turn off the ‘Show Selected Item Info’ display option. Enjoy.
Is it possible to have comments on the different settings in “Subdued General and "Subdued Views” ?
<ConfigMessageViews> does not appear.
I've been looking at if there should be a connection between Subdued-strings-en and strings-en
You know, amazing theme ;–)
And I simply continue. Sorry :–) Can we maybe get an setting here, seemed to remember the possibility was there once?
The need arises when there must be translated.
I really like the direction you are going with this. At first I reacted poorly to the XBMC style with the EHS, but it has grown on me and I really like the look and option within the folders. Now the new styles make it even better. Awesome theme, great job. (shiver goes up my spine just thinking about that show. ugh…)
Hi! I just want to say that I really like your theme rwhapham and how it has evolved! I have one problem with it, that it doesn’t show the backdrop on the startup screen (EHS) but it shows the backdrop when I enter the config menu. I have the backdrop.jpg in ProgramData\MediaBrowser\StartupFolder and other themes like the default or chocolate show it. Thanks and keep up the great work!
hi rwhapham ! one thing that bug me ,is the cast layout.. i think the actor picture are to small to see from 3M and up …. i means now have 2 roll of 3.5 actor , how abut to mack it 2 roll of 2 actor . and to mack the picture biger ….
i hope you consider that idea… will mack the skin more perfect…. :)
thank you for the great work you doing..
How do you get to this?
Added ‘Show As Text’ view option for root coverflow view style
I'm trying to figure out the secret key combination and not having any luck…
Skinning support… I wonder what trouble I can get myself into. :)
Congrats on the great progress you have made with Subdued.
Great work rwhapham. Suggestion/request please. I've been able to disable the top panel (leaving the bottom) in coverflow as I really don’t care for it. However, doing so also takes away the title. Is there a way to do these while leaving the movie title in place? If not, would you consider writing in the code if it’s not too much a headache. See pic below please.
How do you get the EHS to appear at the bottom of the screen?
In the “Subdued” section of the Configuration within Media Browser. Set the EHS position to bottom.
can’t find that…..i can change the movies that show up as viewed, etc, but I don’t see anythiong that lets me change the ehs titles.
In “Child View” or movie details, how do I get on the left, the trailer option and details option? All I have is Play, Overview, Cast, and Refresh… I used to have at least details.
Subdued 2.3 is now available. Both Coverflow and Poster views have a new option to set the style of the info bars for the selected item. You can set it to Split (default), Top, Bottom, of Off. A small side-effect of the change to this setting over the previous ‘Show Selected Item Info’ setting is that your Poster views will be shown with Split info until you change it (if you decide to). Some screen shots can be seen here.
Also added is a view option to turn on a full-screen backdrop overlay (the color and opacity of which is determined by the active Style). This is especially helpful in making your posters more visible if you have chosen to turn off the thumb background (on any view style but Details) and are using fan art backdrops. Enjoy, and keep the suggestions coming.
Hmm … Now I knock myself :–) I'm actually really sad that “Play” menu is so wide. Thought it ruin the overall impression … But again, I have only myself to blame for :–) Banking my head on the table :-D hehe
First I'd like to thank you again for all the great work you are doing. Just updated and I cannot get to the menu to change the views & sorting. I get the options: configure (takes me to the main MB configuration screen), Lock Configuration, & Close. Also do not see the new options for the info bars, I assumed they would be under Subdued General, but I also looked in Subdued Views.
in coverflow I have a black transparent oblong around my covers, any idea why?
Thanks rwhapham for this great work. Really enjoying the new backdrop overlay, the intensity no longer distracts one’s focus from the posters.
Looking great. Love the ability to change the Info Sytle and I never noticed the Show Thumbs Background before :)
Really liking this theme!
Amazing, we ask if it’s possible to have an option to have the title below the coverart, and lo and behold. It’s done !!! Thank you.