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pturneruk

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Hi all

Firstly I'm really pleased to see this work progressing, I like many others I suspect get a real kick out of having friends over, turning on the projector, letting cinema experience run and watching everyone enjoy the experience.

For my setup I use CE, have my own downloaded adverts (some cool retro ones), and use most of the functions pertaining to bumpers, ratings, trailers etc, with some retro feature presentation bumpers (think grindhouse) and a trailer bumper I cobbled together myself.

For me (I am using Kodi on an ATV1200 running Ember) Cinema experience on the whole works very well.... although i understand this is not the case for everyone. Previously when I was running Kodi on Android CE had all sorts of problems and it has probably taken me more hours than I care to admit to get my setup to the stage it is at now.

Anyway! ...to business, my question is that CE currently doesn't to my knowledge recognise BBFC ratings and cannot run the script for the english market. Subsequently I have my films scraped for MPAA and I had to rename my BBFC ratings bumpers to match as close I can the American ratings system. Can you tell me if there are any plans for Cinema Vision to recognise BBFC scraped ratings and will we be able to use the proper BBFC bumper with them?

It's the only thing I really think is missing from my current setup..... knowing that mostly the ratings are probably right.... but not necessarily. I know I know.... first world problems.... but it bugs me ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing what Cinema Vision offers when it's properly released.... from what I have seen so far it looks a much more user friendly interface than CE so well done! :)

 

Many thanks for all your efforts on this great project!!

Pete

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Hi all

Firstly I'm really pleased to see this work progressing, I like many others I suspect get a real kick out of having friends over, turning on the projector, letting cinema experience run and watching everyone enjoy the experience.

For my setup I use CE, have my own downloaded adverts (some cool retro ones), and use most of the functions pertaining to bumpers, ratings, trailers etc, with some retro feature presentation bumpers (think grindhouse) and a trailer bumper I cobbled together myself.

For me (I am using Kodi on an ATV1200 running Ember) Cinema experience on the whole works very well.... although i understand this is not the case for everyone. Previously when I was running Kodi on Android CE had all sorts of problems and it has probably taken me more hours than I care to admit to get my setup to the stage it is at now.

Anyway! ...to business, my question is that CE currently doesn't to my knowledge recognise BBFC ratings and cannot run the script for the english market. Subsequently I have my films scraped for MPAA and I had to rename my BBFC ratings bumpers to match as close I can the American ratings system. Can you tell me if there are any plans for Cinema Vision to recognise BBFC scraped ratings and will we be able to use the proper BBFC bumper with them?

It's the only thing I really think is missing from my current setup..... knowing that mostly the ratings are probably right.... but not necessarily. I know I know.... first world problems.... but it bugs me ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing what Cinema Vision offers when it's properly released.... from what I have seen so far it looks a much more user friendly interface than CE so well done! :)

 

Many thanks for all your efforts on this great project!!

Pete

Hey Pete!

CinemaVision is being written to handle any and every ratings system we throw at it. As long as Kodi supports the ratings system, CinemaVision will support the Ratings Bumpers for that system. With each ratings system, there will be a configuration file that tells CinemaVision what Ratings Bumper matches each ratings designation in Kodi. What that means is without ever having to modify the code of the CinemaVision add-on, we'll be able to add an entirely new ratings system at will. There are also plans to allow for different styles of Ratings Bumpers that you will be able to select in the Feature Presentation module. For example, you could download the BBFC Classic and BBFC Colors Ratings Bumpers from CinemaVision. When you put both of those styles in the %CVROOT%\Ratings Bumpers\BBFC directory, they'll show up as options in the Feature Presentation module and you'll be able to choose to play one style specifically, or even to let the add-on choose at random for you each time a feature presentation is played. This also means that you could have several different ratings systems in the same install. If a BBFC rating doesn't exist for the movie you play, but an MPAA rating does, and you have downloaded both BBFC and MPAA Ratings Bumpers, CinemaVision can play the MPAA Ratings Bumper for that movie.

Pretty cool, right?

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Can I ask Ragnarok, is there a link between you guys and Neo's clip archive.... which is where I used to get the audio bumpers from but which seem to have disappeared and now appeared on your site?

Just curious.

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Honestly, there's no affiliation. In scouring the internet for content after discovering Cinema Experience, I never ran across Neo's archive. I nabbed all of the raw audio format bumpers you see here from Demo-World.eu and then converted them to MP4 without losing audio quality or codec. Demo-World is credited in each description as being the source of the original file, actually.

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Since starting this thread I have discovered it is possible to make BBFC ratings work.... although it wasn't that straightforward. I also notice that your ratings are in mp4 format.... for them to work in cinema experience you would need to convert them to avi.

I assume then that cinemavision is not fussy about file types the way cinema experience is.

 

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Since starting this thread I have discovered it is possible to make BBFC ratings work.... although it wasn't that straightforward. I also notice that your ratings are in mp4 format.... for them to work in cinema experience you would need to convert them to avi.

I assume then that cinemavision is not fussy about file types the way cinema experience is.

 

You're exactly right. CinemaVision will play any video file that Kodi supports. We decided to use MP4 because there's no loss of quality, and the file size is much smaller than AVI. The odd thing is, for CE to work all you have to do is change the extension. You don't actually have to re-encode the video.

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