Not sure what your plans are for this ebr but if possible it would be great if you could prevent MBINTROs from flashing back to MB after the intro and before the movie plays. I think it would just make it so much smoother, even if you could introduce a black screen or some kind of transition that would still look better than the flashback.
Interested in your thoughts.
I have the same “frustration” about this, but it’s a Media Center thing. I even asked this.
The only workaround I can come up with is to use a black media center background.
Okay, this isn’t really going to affect this particular issue very much, but I’d appreciate it if you guys would try this version of intros. It may make the transition between different intros a bit smoother – but you’re still going to see the flashback to MB after all the intros.
Pre-requisites for this version of Intros
I don’t fully understand how MB Intro’s works. Here is my thought though for what its worth (or not) When MB plays a playlist there is no flashback to MB, it just goes smoothly into the next video – doesn’t MB Intro’s create a playlist or is it sending separate requests? If it is sending separate requests, wouldn’t it make more sense to send one playlist request?
Disclaimer: Again, I have no real idea what I’m talking about hre, just throwing out the sound in my head.
Added a wish too. Unless it’s in the new version coming soon already. Definitely need more supporters for this though if it was going to be glanced at.
Worked like a charm. Much better transitioning.
I just have 7MC as a dark theme. The background is black. As far as transitions go it’s just a dark screen between intros and movie.
I agree with Birkoff and DigiTM. I was bothered by it too but simply used a black (or in my case a really dark theme since I could find a pure black one) theme so that the transition between the two wasn’t that noticeable. It actually doesn’t bother me as much now!
Well, I just thought of something that might work. Recently Rwhapham added a screensaver to his theme Subdued. I was tinkering around one day, set the screensaver to start after 2 minutes. I started a movie and the MBIntro trailer started, after the trailer was over, Subdued’s screensaver was playing between trailer/intro.
Ebr has something in the works (winks at Ebr) that might be able to add a plain black backdrop to be viewable between trailers/intros. That is of course if Ebr design’s this thing to be user configurable… being able to add your own image.
Just a thought. What do you guys think, good idea, or just a silly work around??
I like that idea. If it makes it look smoother I all for it!
The plug-in can’t really do anything about this as we have ended and are gone. Control is then passed back to MB which plays the movie and there is just the normal delay for either MC or the external player to crank it up.
I don’t even think this can be addressed in the core very well. If we were to throw a “Loading” page or something up before playing a movie then that is what you would land on if you “backed” out of the playing movie – ugly.
I didn’t think it would be straight forward :–(
I guess I was looking more at it form a “before the movie plays” element so the plugin would stop and the movie would kick straight in. I agree that a loading page or something similar would be uguly, just think it’s a shame that it has to go back to MB before the movie can start as it’s not what you would expect from a viewing perspective.
When I have shown friends they automatically think that something has gone wrong with the file jumping back to the menu before it can start.
Thanks for getting back to me though