Author Topic: How to display your local pictures on Theater Mode  (Read 9839 times)

Jamessf69

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I know this is a very old post, but I do not see anything similar or as good of an explanation so I'll add a bit here.

I followed the instructions here to the letter, and still got the Briefly showing correct image from the folder then it automatically switched back to gathering images from the internet again.

Well with a lot of head-scratching and hand wringing, I for some reason thought to remove the "tag" code.

ORIG.CODE
<element type="Gallery" x="1" y="1" widthDock="Panel" width="-2" heightDock="Panel" height="-2" aspectRatio="stretch" interval="60" tags="Landscape" ></element>

ALT>CODE
<element type="Gallery" x="1" y="1" widthDock="Panel" width="-2" heightDock="Panel" height="-2" aspectRatio="stretch" interval="60" ></element>

tags="Landscape"   -- removed

And all works like a charm now.
Don't know why this worked, and if it will work on every system, but it sure did work for me.

James


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I followed the instructions here to the letter, and still got the Briefly showing correct image from the folder then it automatically switched back to gathering images from the internet again.

That's because you didn't follow the instructions properly. I said you should remove the gallery element.

tags="Landscape"   -- removed

And all works like a charm now.
Don't know why this worked, and if it will work on every system, but it sure did work for me.

That has the same effect as removing the gallery element as now it shows nothing with tags attribute removed, becoming transparent. What you see is background images (your local pictures), not gallery images.

Jamessf69

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I followed the instructions here to the letter, and still got the Briefly showing correct image from the folder then it automatically switched back to gathering images from the internet again.

That's because you didn't follow the instructions properly. I said you should remove the gallery element.

tags="Landscape"   -- removed

And all works like a charm now.
Don't know why this worked, and if it will work on every system, but it sure did work for me.

That has the same effect as removing the gallery element as now it shows nothing with tags attribute removed, becoming transparent. What you see is background images (your local pictures), not gallery images.

Ok I see that now, it was confusing as I saw the code assuming that it was part of the solution, and just didn't see that you said to remove it.

Now, this removed, is the :

<settings backgroundImage="Default Landscape.jpg" />
<settings rotationFolder="Landscapes2" />

The only thing that is guiding the "slideshow" And defaulting to the entire background?
What if one wanted to change the size and placement of this?
Can this "folder and rotation be accessed separately? If so How?

Thanks for the clarification by-the-way

James

redwing

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The only thing that is guiding the "slideshow" And defaulting to the entire background?
What if one wanted to change the size and placement of this?
Can this "folder and rotation be accessed separately? If so How?

I'm not sure what you're asking. Currently MB supports only as background images of TM for rotating local pictures (1st & 2nd method). The 3rd method of using soundtrack picture folder is sort of a hacked way as it wasn't designed for that purpose. If you're interested in a more practical and useful approach, support this wish: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=23190.0

Jamessf69

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The only thing that is guiding the "slideshow" And defaulting to the entire background?
What if one wanted to change the size and placement of this?
Can this "folder and rotation be accessed separately? If so How?

I'm not sure what you're asking. Currently MB supports only as background images of TM for rotating local pictures (1st & 2nd method). The 3rd method of using soundtrack picture folder is sort of a hacked way as it wasn't designed for that purpose. If you're interested in a more practical and useful approach, support this wish: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=23190.0

Yes, you answered it. That the "rotationfolder" setting, is a fixed background thing only. And that it only has a folder location setting to display local images.

I can use the Gallery parameter to create a slideshow at any size and anywhere in TM using the tag parameter.

For Example: This creates a nice little Artist show next to my album cover art.
Code
<element type="Gallery" x="260" yAnchor="Panel.Bottom" y="-250" width="128" height="128" min="128" max="128" aspectRatio="zoomstretch" brightness="1.0" bdr="255,10,10,10" interval="10" tags="artist" ></element> 

And of course I support that wish
And thank you for all the wisdom you impart  :D