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MillmoorRon
2006-10-10, 13:16
If you have some other screensaver set for the playing mode (eg MusicInfoSCR) is it possible to make the Now Playing button activate this rather than the built-in Now Playing screen?

radish
2006-10-10, 13:57
MusicInfoSCR has a special mode to allow this, it only works under 6.5 IIRC, and I can't remember the setting name sorry! In general though, I don't think there's a way of substituting some arbitrary screensaver for Now Playing.

mherger
2006-10-10, 14:37
> MusicInfoSCR has a special mode to allow this, it only works under 6.5
> IIRC, and I can't remember the setting name sorry!

It's called "Customize playlist display" - better suggestions are welcome
:-)

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kdf
2006-10-10, 15:03
how about..

add this (or similar) to IR/Custom.map

[common]
now_playing = menu_PLUGIN.MusicInfoSCR

of course, that only gets you into the plugin mode. there isn't any
support for directly entering a screensaver mode, so the plugin would
have to be changed so that the plugins mode was also the screensaver
mode instead of the "use this screensaver" setting.

Other possible solution, but also requires support/changes from
Michael, would be to create a function in the plugin to immediately
enter screensaver mode. Let's call it "savernow". Then in custom.map

[common]
now_playing = modefunction_PLUGIN.MusicInfoSCR->savernow

that should work.
-kdf

Triode
2006-10-10, 15:15
Kdf - 6.5 allows Plugin authors to replace the the Now Playing display, which is what Michael is using. But it does need the plugin author to update their plugins to do this.. (which is what Michael has done)

MillmoorRon
2006-10-11, 05:14
>It's called "Customize playlist display" - better suggestions are welcome
:-)

I can't find that!

Which page is this setting on?

mherger
2006-10-11, 05:34
>> >It's called "Customize playlist display" - better suggestions are
>> welcome
> I can't find that!
> Which page is this setting on?

Be sure you've enabled the Music Information Screen plugin (Server
Settings -> Plugins - you might have to restart Slimserver after
installation). Then go to Player settings -> Music Information Screen.

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Michael

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MillmoorRon
2006-10-11, 09:09
Thanks, found it now.

I'm sure that option wasn't there last time I looked!