OSD Movies (merged US/FR)

Karamba & Superkaramba

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

This Karamba Theme displays recent movie PICTURES on your screen that you can scroll up/down, and, when you feel like having a deeper look to one of them, you just click on the center of the picture and you WATCH THE TRAILER!

If you click on the title, you get more information concerning the movie:
* Genre [only on big version]
* Director
* Main actors
* US Release date
* Ratings [only on big version]

A FRENCH VERSION is now available. You can switch from US/Fr, or MPlayer/VLC thanks to the option menu.

Enjoy :-)

Further evolutions should come...

ANY COMMENT WILL BE WELCOMED.


Requirements:
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- Mplayer or VLC


Credits:
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Many thanks to Cédric Luthi, for its translation of "Allocine" content into an XML osd_movies-like format.

Last changelog:

11 years ago

Version 1.6.2:
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- French/US versions merged together
- Menu set to select:
* Fr/En movies
* MPlayer/VLC
- Fixed sudden bug due to Apple XML page on 12/07

Version 1.5.0:
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- French Version that works with VLC

Version 1.4.0:
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- NEW FEATURES in alternative menu:
* Movie Ratings
* Movie genre
(Not yet release for osd_movies_small)

Version 1.2.2:
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- Few bugs removed.
- No "temp.jpeg" in home directory anymore

Version 1.2.0:
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- Caching of pics
- Zipped into an SKZ file for convenience
- Added SMALLER VERSION

Version 1.1.3:
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- Automatic slideshow (every 2min) when no action on the theme, configurable in .py file by changing SLIDESHOW_TIME value

Version 1.1.2:
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- Small bug on characters display
- New very nice skin from JC !! (if you prefered the old one, you just need to uncomment 2 lines in osd_movies.py)

Version 1.1.0:
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- Nice skin from JC!
- When mouse is over center of picture, then only you can run trailer (an icon apperas)
- When clicking on Title, some information is displayed

dglent

10 years ago

i dont have any image , only the titke of the movie, and nothing else works . i ve tried in another computeur and i have the same problem. may be the sites have changed their settings ?
im using mandriva 2008.1 kde 3.5.9

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eric63

11 years ago

thanks
c'est géant, ton programme fonctionne super bien, quelle joie d'avoir les vidéos en français et en plus il y a le choix vlc /mplayer.
Excellent !!!
in English
it's geant, your programme walk super well,
what joy to use videos in french and in plus there is the choice mplayer/vlc.
i do continue to talk you in english or you prefer in french finaly ?

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eric63

11 years ago

sorry for my poor english
your OSD is great
But i can't choose the french version (allocine.com) or other country.

Please can you make it for me and other noenglishamerican people (we are very many people ).

thank.

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

Salut Eric,

That could be a bit of a problem. In fact, these info (pics, trailers...) are taken from an Apple XML page and everything in there is in English.
If ever Apple made a French version of that (it was used for their multimedia deck), then it'll be easy for me to get the translations... but I don't think it already exists. I'll gather some info from Mac users to know that...
And btw, it makes your English better ;-)

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dsigmoun

11 years ago

It would be very well a French version!

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

I had a look on allocine.com, it could actually be interesting to plug something on this.
The ads being that:
* you may see "weekly-updated" new movies (so that every week it changes)
* release dates are French ones...

The cons are numerous:
* the movie picture is small
* the trailer is a flash video and flvget (to get flash from website) doesn't wok with allocine.

The idea, if you want to contribute, would be to find out a way to get these videos downloadable.
I think I can manage the rest.

Au boulot!

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ih8windoze

11 years ago

Just a suggestion, but could you make it display random pics. Maybe like every 5 seconds or so?

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ih8windoze

11 years ago

Nevermind, I should have watched it for a while first.

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

Well, actually I've already received a few comments like this... I think a 5-second slideshow would really be a pain: first because it's disturbing on the desktop and second because you may want to see the credits, the movie trailer etc... and not be disturbed by changing pictures meanwhile.
My idea then is to set a timer that would change the pic every other minute or so and that would be reinitialized as soon as there is any activity around the theme... so not to be disturbed...

Coming soon!

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MenaEng

11 years ago

Hi,
very nice Theme hope you do more improvments as yuo can ....


Thanks,
Mena

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gunnicom

11 years ago

I think a slideshow (configurable) would be nice, so as example every 5 seconds you get the next movie shown without need to scroll manually.

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

I do not think so... I made another theme that displays pictures of my friends, and changes every 10min... it's already too much annoyance to see your desktop change like this... I'd rather not play with that.

By the way, every 2h, the theme is reloaded and first picture is randomly chosen. :-)

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leatherman

11 years ago

Great theme, however would you be able to resize the images that are displayed as they dominate the desktop a little.

Cheers :D

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

I'll try to release a new smaller version... this needs for me to change all my text sizes etc... because I coded it very awfully (it was not supposed to be shared :p) but when i find some time...

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

Smaller version has just been released
Enjoy :-)

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milianw

11 years ago

yes, that's great. I'd love to have a better navigation though. I'd say the flash based SimpleViewer has done it right:
http://www.airtightinteractive.com/photos/

And of course you should add a throbber, like one of those but better (KDE should have something like this?!):
http://www.napyfab.com/ajax-indicators/

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Dies

11 years ago

Scroll wheel navigation is perfect, IMO.

It's a widget not a webpage, it's about as big as a widget should get, unless you want to dedicate a monitor to widgets that is.

If that's what you want then just point your browser to Apple's site and be done with it.

KISS

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milianw

11 years ago

hmm, I thought about it and think you are right. This would be overkill and not a widget anymore.

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

I agree on the fact that you have to wait a couple seconds to get sure our movie is being launched... I'll try to make something to warn you about that.

By yet, I do not want ugly additional stuff on this theme.

I'll see what I can do that would keep discrete

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PARENA

11 years ago

I wanted to do this one myself a while back, but never really got to do it. Few things I'd like to see:

- browse through the images (next, previous buttons?)
- the correct trailer with the picture (it now always plays "28 weeks later") :)

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PARENA

11 years ago

Right... er, okay, going through the code I noticed I can use scroll wheel to choose a different trailer. :) BUT... the browse buttons would be nice (and perhaps see a smaller version of the picture).

One bug then: the first trailer after (re)loading the theme is always "28 weeks later" for me. Perhaps it's the first one or the last one in the xml file.

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

I fixed the bug... that should be okay now. I keep your idea in mind for further improvements. By the way I realized that launching the trailer by clicking on the whole theme may lead to some unfortunate clicks...
Maybe I'll add some icons that would appear once your mouse is over the theme...

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vagabound

11 years ago

i really like it!
but i think you should add a screenshot where you see when a trailer gets played.
I don´t know where it fetches the trailers, but can you add a language selection for the trailers and the pictures? And when it can´t find the movies in the selected language, it automaticly takes the original english ones. would be great!

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SirRomanov

11 years ago

Well, actually, if you have a quick look to my code, you would see that the links to movie trailers are taken from an XML page that, let's say, I "found" on the Internet :-p.
These are next-to-come American movie releases...
The only things I can add to this theme are the information provided by this XML data page. By the way, in the tar file I provided, there is a sample (called current.xml) of such an XML file. You can have a look at it to see how 'far' I can extend 'OSD Movies'

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11 years ago

Version 1.6.2:
-------------
- French/US versions merged together
- Menu set to select:
* Fr/En movies
* MPlayer/VLC
- Fixed sudden bug due to Apple XML page on 12/07

Version 1.5.0:
-------------
- French Version that works with VLC

Version 1.4.0:
-------------
- NEW FEATURES in alternative menu:
* Movie Ratings
* Movie genre
(Not yet release for osd_movies_small)

Version 1.2.2:
-------------
- Few bugs removed.
- No "temp.jpeg" in home directory anymore

Version 1.2.0:
-------------
- Caching of pics
- Zipped into an SKZ file for convenience
- Added SMALLER VERSION

Version 1.1.3:
-------------
- Automatic slideshow (every 2min) when no action on the theme, configurable in .py file by changing SLIDESHOW_TIME value

Version 1.1.2:
-------------
- Small bug on characters display
- New very nice skin from JC !! (if you prefered the old one, you just need to uncomment 2 lines in osd_movies.py)

Version 1.1.0:
-------------
- Nice skin from JC!
- When mouse is over center of picture, then only you can run trailer (an icon apperas)
- When clicking on Title, some information is displayed

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