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mastrmind
July 16th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Just downloaded the alpha. Very very nice. I love the mkv support. Couple of things to note, and I'm not sure they fall into the bugs category, so I'm adding the post under general.. feel free to move it.

1) Remote navigation seems sluggish, even w/ a higher response time than the default 500ms. perhaps there is a setting I missed.

2) In FrontRow, image files named Preview.jpg are used as movie art in the movie list. This is not the default behavior of boxee (again, I may be missing something here). I have hundreds of movies w/ corresponding Preview.jpg files... it would be a shame if I could no longer use those for the art.

3) Is there a setting so that folders containing VIDEO_TS subfolders are played like a dvd? As far as I can tell, i have to drill down past the parent folder and select the VIDEO_TS folder in order to play ripped DVDs. FrontRow just plays them like a dvd.

4) When can we expect the ability to tweak the UI for color, layout, etc. I know there are some features already implemented, so just curious if there is anything going on on this front.

overall, this is going to be a front row/center stage killer. well done so far!

marcel
July 21st, 2008, 02:22 AM
Hi mastrmind

Glad your enjoying boxee...

1.The settings are for more the universal remotes but we are aware they are slightly sluggish we try to improve it in future versions..

2.This is a great idea ..don't worry(you will still keep your preview.jpg) we will eventually add this feature.

3.The VIDEO_TS issue has been fixed and will be released in the next version.

4.We are adding the option of skinning etc in future versions ,this is an area we are working on to make it more and more user friendly...

Thanks for the ideas....:)

xain09
September 5th, 2008, 06:08 AM
It would be handy if Boxee would use the folder.jpg, albumart.jpg, preview.jpg or "filename movie".jpg. If any of these files are not found than and only than look for coverart online. Would make importing media much faster. I'm looking forward to any update.

marcel
September 7th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Hi xain09
You have read our minds ..we hope to have this in future versions...:)

xain09
September 7th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Pleasure was all mine :)

I also noticed that when browsing in your normal library to let's say 24 (tv-series) it displays the downloaded cover art but when you browse through your sources it will display the folder.jpg file for that series. Also in sources view there's no episode info. Would be nice to always have the same info no matter how you browse your files.