We need the slide show to be truly independent of the song being played.
I am very familiar with the XML config Basically just change the source location of the pictures and add rotation from the background code. Does this sound about right?
The way I bodged it was by experimenting.
Make or rename a simple Theate Mode 'Default'.
Add the slide show pics to the 'Default.Rotation' folder
The pics have to be named Default_01, Default_02 etc.
To test out, make the track artist name of a few track, something unlikey to exist in the artist search,
e.g 'DJ Catz-poop' always amuses the wife...
[Edit] This is because I only want my pics to be displayed when nothing is returned from gallery search!
If your Gallery in xml has tags="artist" coded in, im now wondering if that would work if changed to 'Grouping' then you may be able to enter some junk in the Grouping tag....