TV Kio Slave 0.1

TV KIO slave is a way of nicely displaying your media collection.
TV KIO slave is a way of nicely displaying your media collection. It is still at a very early stage in development, but should be stable. It is really just a way of allowing Konqueror to support Wide Icon view without needing to edit Konqueror.

The easiest way to see what this does is to look at the screenshots. The idea behind it is to make file browsing a bit prettier. The inspiration came from the Wide Icon view in Xbox Media Center, and it follows much the same principles. This kio slave searches for the appropriate image, and displays the folder in a graphical format. When the user selects a TV show (folder), they are taken to the normal konqueror file view.

This doesn't have to be used for just TV shows, anything which divides into categories could make use of this.

Installation:

Download the tarball, extract and cd to the directory.

./configure
make
sudo make install

This requires KDE and QT library headers. Easiest way is to run "sudo apt-get build-dep ipodslave"

Konqueror needs to be restart before it will see the new KIO.

Usage:

point konqueror to "tv:/PATH_TO_MEDIA" ie. "tv:/mnt/share/tv"

Konqueror needs to be restart before it will see the new KIO.

You will probably find that many of your TV shows don't have icons, and therefore don't appear like my beautiful screenshots.

For an icon to appear there must a file titled "folder.jpg" must be placed in each subfolder. Please note it must be called "folder.jpg" even if the image is a PNG, TIF or JPEG.

So for the above example, if you have a folder /mnt/share/tv/Family Guy you need to place the icon at /mnt/share/tv/Family Guy/folder.jpg

These icons can be found by click 'fetch icon' in the lower right corner of the button.

last updated on:
August 22nd, 2007, 13:22 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
David Edmundson
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Video

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