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CinemaVision For Kodi on Nvidia Shield TV.

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this forum.Recently learned about CV and am a complete newbie when it comes to integrating CV with KODI on my Nvidia Shield TV. I did a brief read up where it says that you need an HTPC for a start to be able to use CV for creating the pre-show material. I own a gaming PC but have never used it as a media centre or a HTPC. I wouldn't want  to use my PC while watching movies on my Shield TV using the KODI. 

Can someone point me out where to start from? What are the steps I should follow. Links to download trailers or any streaming options? I would also want to add public messages like not to make noise while watching movie and to respect other viewers, not to smoke and turn cell phones to silent mode etc.

Guidance needed.

Regards 

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5 hours ago, bullwinkl said:

You don't need another PC to create material...this site has a ton of material available for download.

Your best bet is to start here: https://cinemavision.tv/guides

Just follow the walkthroughs and you'll get the hang of it--I've been using it on my Shields for years now and it works great!

 

Okay I just sent through the guide and got stuck to a part where it tells you to install the CV Service Add-Ons. I went into CV and into the Preferences>General>Extras and there I do not see any Services add-on (only the greyed out Context menu add-on installed). I also went in the Add-On Manager>Install from repository and there I could not see a Services add-on option.

Help needed.

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13 hours ago, ark216 said:

 

Hi there,

I successfully installed the service add-ons but I am having problems generating a proper sequence.

1) I followed the written guide. My custom sequence is the following:

Movie Trailer*2>Audio Bumper> Feature>Command.

What I essentially wants is 2 Movie Trailers> Audio Bumper> Some pre-show message stating that Please be seated as the movie is about to begin, Do not talk loudly disturbing other viewers, Cell Phone Silent,No smoking etc. (Although I have no such video or image and if you can provide me with one that would be cool). Followed by the full 2-3 hr movie.

Now here is the problem. When I set the Trailer to be played by iTunes the screen goes black. If I press the back button on my Shield TV remote the app exits. So what I did was downloaded 2 trailers of YouTube and put them in the Trailer folder within the CV Folder. I did the same for audio bumper as well. But to my surprise  only once did one movie trailer played (out of the two) after that my screen went blank and it got stuck there. Upon pressing the back button on my Shield remote the app exited. One thing to mention I did save my sequence and gave it a name.

Help needed.

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Try installing this version to see if it helps.

 

Also, if you go to the downloads section of this site, you will find dozens, if not hundreds, of free video bumpers for courtesy, and just about any other kind you'd need.  If you want custom bumpers, there are a couple of folks around here who occasionally offer their services for a cost, and I personally have had some done by Priyansh at https://www.priyansh.net/.

 

I also have had problems with Apple Trailers--but the problems appear to be on their end, so I gave up and now I have a youtube downloader program automatically download new trailers from a playlist to my trailers folder.

 

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6 hours ago, bullwinkl said:

Try installing this version to see if it helps.

 

Also, if you go to the downloads section of this site, you will find dozens, if not hundreds, of free video bumpers for courtesy, and just about any other kind you'd need.  If you want custom bumpers, there are a couple of folks around here who occasionally offer their services for a cost, and I personally have had some done by Priyansh at https://www.priyansh.net/.

 

I also have had problems with Apple Trailers--but the problems appear to be on their end, so I gave up and now I have a youtube downloader program automatically download new trailers from a playlist to my trailers folder.

 

Okay so here is the good news. Looks like link you provided above that CV version seems to have made it to work, but that too in a couple of attempts. I would want to know one thing. How would I add my movie to the Sequence timeline? I guess the " Feature" module may have to do something with it. What I have noticed is that if fire up Kodi and then play a movie file of my choice and immediately stop, then go to CV and load then sequence and play it after the entire sequence the movie will automatically play (my guess is the last movie you played CV plays the last known file). But I want a method where I can add a movie file to the sequence timeline. Making it more streamlined.

 

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Instead of just pressing the button on the movie you want to play in Kodi, long press.  It will bring up a context menu.  Choose Cinemavision from there, and it will play your sequence using the movie you selected as the 'Feature'.

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23 hours ago, bullwinkl said:

Instead of just pressing the button on the movie you want to play in Kodi, long press.  It will bring up a context menu.  Choose Cinemavision from there, and it will play your sequence using the movie you selected as the 'Feature'.

Thanks it worked. I would want to know one thing. Is there a way where I can randomly generate my downloaded trailers? I put my downloaded trailers in the Trailers folder of the CV Folder. However I made separate folder genre wise. Is there a way I can randomly cycle these trailers? The way I am getting them to play is selecting the directory option and selecting the path.

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29 minutes ago, ark216 said:

Thanks it worked. I would want to know one thing. Is there a way where I can randomly generate my downloaded trailers? I put my downloaded trailers in the Trailers folder of the CV Folder. However I made separate folder genre wise. Is there a way I can randomly cycle these trailers? The way I am getting them to play is selecting the directory option and selecting the path.

That, I'm not sure about.  For my newer trailers that I'm grabbing myself, I keep those in a separate folder and using the directory option as well.  For the trailers I keep, I use the trailers option with those, using the kodi db as the primary source and I make sure I'm naming them properly.  I also make sure I have the trailers folder set in Kodi to be a video source for movies so that it gets scanned into the kodi db. I'm not certain, but I think if you do it that way, CV can look at metadata for the trailer to determine genre/rating etc for matching movie rating and genre if you use those options.  Seems to work for me.  I'm also pretty sure CV will play trailers in the kodi db that aren't in that folder, but I've never tried it, since I don't keep movies in separate folders.  Naming scheme for trailers is Movie Title (year)-trailer.ext

Tombstone (1993)-Trailer.mp4

Tommy Boy (1995)-Trailer.mp4

 

No spaces on either side of the hyphen.  Hope this is the info you need.  I don't use conditional sequences or anything so I'm not a power user like some around here are, but I love the program so I help as much as I can.

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