Here is PEGGIE+TV for TV Series or even movie sets (i.e. more than one video file inside a single folder).
It comes in two basic formats:
1 Jukebox mode - where TViX uses the 3 button overlay
2 List mode - where you have a list of the files on the same background screen
The template introduces a new feature in addition to the relatively new feature of fanart. This new feature is the introduction of bannerart. The template will work without any bannerart or fanart, but without at least fanart, the template will be no real difference to the black screen TViX already uses.
You can add as much or as little as you prefer. PEGGIE+TV will allow your creative side to flourish as it does not work with TViXiE in the conventional way. My reason for doing it this way is that there is at present no good content provider for TV series available in TViXiE and since this type of background will be more of a one off (e.g. one folder with perhaps 25 episodes), I think that it deserves to have someting a bit more special and customisable.
For this reason, PEGGIE+TV will use 3 fanarts simultaneously and will also see the introduction of another kind of fanart, which I will refer to as bannerart.
TVDb.com is able to provide a good range of fanart and also provides custom banners and posters for making folder icons. So really with PEGGIE+TV, the sky is the limit!
Although it would be possible to use TViXiE in the traditional way, if you didn't get a meaningful return from your scrape, you might not even be able to proceed so I have provided a dummy file which you should add to your folder prior to using TViXiE. (This will also mean that if you are going to use TViXiE Assistant, you can skip the first scrape which TViXiE Assistant requires)
I have created a batchfile to prepare your artwork for PEGGIE+TV. You can now drag and drop your artwork from TVDb into your series folder renaming them to banner.jpg, fanart.jpg, fanart1.jpg, fanart2.jpg and folder.jpg as you drop them.
The batchfile is contained in PEGGIE+TV Assistant.rar
The Assitant RAR also contains the dummy file for configuring your PEGGIE+TV template.
Download PEGGIE+TV Assistant.rar and extract it directly to your Desktop. You will be presented with 2 files, PEGGIE+TV.bat and MovieInfo.tvixie.
You will need to use PEGGIE+TV.bat in EVERY folder you use PEGGIE+TV with! (If a cleverer programmer than me can work out a better way to do this, I'd greatly appreciate any pointers)How to use PEGGIE+TVstep 1
Go to TVDb
and enter your TV series in the green box at the top right of the screen.
Select your series from the results window
You will find icons for fanart, folders and banners
Make your selections, saving your files to the folder
INSTRUCTION VIDEO here
For Jukebox mode, you need up to 3 fanarts + 1 banner + folder.jpg
For List mode, you need 1 fanart and 1 banner + folder.jpg.Once you have added artwork to your folder, you are ready to proceed.
HOWEVER, to make PEGGIE+TV compatible with the next release of TViXiE (1.31), we have to make one further step.
Fanarts and bannerart must have their extensions renamed to .tvixie This is done with PEGGIE+TV (also, MovieInfo.tvixie is added at this stage)step 2
Copy PEGGIE+TV.bat from your desktop and add it to the series folder and then run it
INSTRUCTION VIDEO herestep 3
Once this is done you run TViXiE but instead of doing the usual 'Get Movie Information', go into the folder and select 'Edit Movie Information'. Now edit the data provided
Title = Title
Org. Title = Season number/info
You should now see your new tvix.jpg
INSTRUCTION VIDEO here
There are no plans to introduce the new feature of bannerart to TViXiE. This is my own introduction, the good news is that if you don't use the bannerart feature, PEGGIE+TV will still work and will add a text header instead!
You now have all the necessary files and instructions to use PEGGIE+TV
All you now need is a copy of TViXiE 1.31 (only available to beta testers via subscription to TViXiE at present)
If you want to give this a try right now, see joma's post
for more information.
There is an early *EASTER EGG* in 'Edit Movie Information'
To discover it, try selecting some different Media Format, Sound Format and Resolution Format settings
-Thanks to sorunsal for his icons
ALSO, a fully TViXiE Assistant compatible set of templates will hopefully soon be available!
OK, you have read enough. Now it's time for you to get creative. Have fun! IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THE 42 PREVIOUS DOWNLOADS OF PEGGIE+TV TEMPLATES:
There has been one small bug reported.
To save having to download the template again, you can manually make a small edit (no need for xml editing skills required)
In \PEGGIE+TV\image_resolution\ folder, rename 1080p.png to 1080.png.
The 1080p icon will now display in tvix.jpg if selected Thanks to fredrick__a for the bug report!_________________________________________________________________________________________
I have now added a tweaked version of PEGGIE+TV for TViX Jukebox mode which allows CERTIFICATION rating to be displayed. If you wish to add this data manually, the template allows for a 7-digit data field. Data can be entered in lower case for convenience and the template will automatically convert it to UPPER CASE!