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spandan888

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SUPER Combo Theater Mode

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Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 11:59:17 PM by spandan888
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Very nice. My only suggestion is to reduce the size of the clock. It really shouldn't be larger than the album/track info that's above the artwork. Either that or provide an option to not show it at all.

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Very nice. My only suggestion is to reduce the size of the clock. It really shouldn't be larger than the album/track info that's above the artwork. Either that or provide an option to not show it at all.

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Yes!, that's another great TM jobby.

@phred
As constant and long time user of Theatre Mode's (in it's original concept, to be able to view on a large screen from several meters away), then larger text is a must, but then all the text would need to be larger?
Furthermore, there would be no need for the onscreen "Player Controls" as those functions can be provided by the Android Remote Plugin...
https://getmusicbee.com/addons/plugins/75/musicbee-remote-plugin/

What say you all??  :o

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As constant and long time user of Theatre Mode's (in it's original concept, to be able to view on a large screen from several meters away), then larger text is a must, but then all the text would need to be larger?
Furthermore, there would be no need for the onscreen "Player Controls" as those functions can be provided by the Android Remote Plugin...
https://getmusicbee.com/addons/plugins/75/musicbee-remote-plugin/
I don't disagree about the use of TMs from a distance. If that's the case, then my question remains. Why is the clock so much bigger than the data that really matters? Like the track and artist info.

Bottom line here is that I'm not a big user of TMs and tried this one because it looked nice - especially when full-screen. I was simply making an observational suggestion.
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As constant and long time user of Theatre Mode's (in it's original concept, to be able to view on a large screen from several meters away), then larger text is a must, but then all the text would need to be larger?
Furthermore, there would be no need for the onscreen "Player Controls" as those functions can be provided by the Android Remote Plugin...
https://getmusicbee.com/addons/plugins/75/musicbee-remote-plugin/
I don't disagree about the use of TMs from a distance. If that's the case, then my question remains. Why is the clock so much bigger than the data that really matters? Like the track and artist info.

Bottom line here is that I'm not a big user of TMs and tried this one because it looked nice - especially when full-screen. I was simply making an observational suggestion.

Thanks for your obs @phred, and I  fully concur...
TM seems to have fallen out of fashion. There use to be lots of nice designs...

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Hi there,

I really like looks of your work, but sadly I cannot get it to work properly. I downloaded the .xml file and installed it via Musicbee "add skin". I can now choose the skin, but its layout is completely broken (see screenshot). Any idea on how to fix this?

I am using Musicbee 3.3.7165 P and an ultra wide monitor running at 3440x1440 pixels.

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its not a skin. its theater mode.
I know it's theatre mode, but when I navigate to "View" -> "Theatre Mode" it says "Add Skin".

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its not a skin. its theater mode.
I know it's theatre mode, but when I navigate to "View" -> "Theatre Mode" it says "Add Skin".

Did you copy the .xml file to folder \MusicBee\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\ ?

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its not a skin. its theater mode.
I know it's theatre mode, but when I navigate to "View" -> "Theatre Mode" it says "Add Skin".

Did you copy the .xml file to folder \MusicBee\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\ ?

Freddy

At first, I used the "Add skin" button as mentioned. Musicbee automatically put the file in <musicbeeinstallation>\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\. I also tried to copy the file there manually in case something went wrong during import, but that didn't help either.

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its not a skin. its theater mode.
I know it's theatre mode, but when I navigate to "View" -> "Theatre Mode" it says "Add Skin".

Did you copy the .xml file to folder \MusicBee\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\ ?

Freddy

At first, I used the "Add skin" button as mentioned. Musicbee automatically put the file in <musicbeeinstallation>\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\. I also tried to copy the file there manually in case something went wrong during import, but that didn't help either.

Maybe it's because you're using such a high res monitor - this Theatre Mode works fine for me on 1920 x 1080 screen, perhaps you could try one of the older and known to work ok Thatre Mode designs and see what they look like!
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its not a skin. its theater mode.
I know it's theatre mode, but when I navigate to "View" -> "Theatre Mode" it says "Add Skin".

Did you copy the .xml file to folder \MusicBee\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\ ?

Freddy

At first, I used the "Add skin" button as mentioned. Musicbee automatically put the file in <musicbeeinstallation>\Plugins\TheatreMode.List\. I also tried to copy the file there manually in case something went wrong during import, but that didn't help either.

Maybe it's because you're using such a high res monitor - this Theatre Mode works fine for me on 1920 x 1080 screen, perhaps you could try one of the older and known to work ok Thatre Mode designs and see what they look like!
Freddy

Thought about that too. I tried every Theatre Mode Skin that comes with Musicbee, all work fine. I also tried a resolution that's not 21:9 (went down to 2560x1440 which is 16:9)... still not getting better. I'm really running out of ideas here.

Well, maybe I have to stick with another Theatre Mode Skin. Just curious if anybody had the same problem.

Thank you all for your help!

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Thought about that too. I tried every Theatre Mode Skin that comes with Musicbee, all work fine. I also tried a resolution that's not 21:9 (went down to 2560x1440 which is 16:9)... still not getting better. I'm really running out of ideas here.

Well, maybe I have to stick with another Theatre Mode Skin. Just curious if anybody had the same problem.

Thank you all for your help!

Don't give up just yet!

If you're really keen on a particular Theatre Mode, you can, (fairly easily), move the positions of the elements by editing the XML code by using just Notepad. Any help you may require with this should be available on the MB Theatre Mode Forums..
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Don't give up just yet!

If you're really keen on a particular Theatre Mode, you can, (fairly easily), move the positions of the elements by editing the XML code by using just Notepad. Any help you may require with this should be available on the MB Theatre Mode Forums..
Freddy

I may try that sometime in the future, when I find the time to do so. I just hoped someone my have a clue why this particular skin doesn't work correctly. :)

Thanks a lot, your help is greatly appreciated!

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sorry i might have made mistakes in my coding, and thus you saw such results....
didnot have time to correct it
8) Get the BIGradientz Theater Mode.  8)