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  1. We're actually pretty modular when it comes to ratings. We associate a foreign rating system with MPAA using an XML file that tells CinemaVision how to behave. This is the XML for the British BBFC ratings: <system name="BBFC"> <region>GB</region> <rating value="185">R18</rating> <rating value="180">18</rating> <rating value="150">15</rating> <rating value="125">12</rating> <rating value="120">12A</rating> <rating value="80">PG</rating> <rating value="0">U</rating> <rating value="0">Uc</rating> </system> It should be pretty easy for us to add in the Australian rating system. The biggest downfall we have is coming up with ratings videos. Do you happen to have examples of what you all see in theaters? If you do, I'll put together some ratings cards and we'll get the format added. If you have 1080p full resolution videos of the bumpers, that's even better.
  2. It's still on the list, and pretty high up the list, but we have to build that framework into the CinemaVision Service add-on so the Kodi team allows us into the repository. The CinemaVision Service add-on is currently available as a development release, but that feature hasn't yet made it in. Right now, it does scheduling. The next two features to add are making CinemaVision the default play option in Kodi and dynamic intermissions.
  3. Currently, For Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D they do. Everything else automatically passes through if you have your AVR and Kodi configured for the audio format. Once Kodi supports the newest audio formats, we'll drop the filename tagging and just use detection like we do with the other audio formats.
  4. Sorry for the late reply! We have planned support for adding a language setting to the new TMDb Scraper, but I wanted to get some folks testing it out and get feedback right out of the gate. Very glad you like the scraper, and glad you figured out where the setting was! Keep me posted on your experience with the new scraper.
  5. He's actually right on the money. While there's not a pre-defined directory for them, I tend to create a Coming Soon and Now Playing directory under the default Trailers video bumpers directory and set the Source in the Trailers Module to one of those directories depending on what I'd like CinemaVision to play. In my Sequence, I tend to have both a Coming Soon Trailers Module that plays trailers for newer movies from a streaming source, and a Now Playing Trailers Module that plays trailers for things in my library. As for Preshow Entertainment videos, I usually just put those in the default Trivia Intros directory.
  6. Sorry for not being around to answer this for you. You did exactly what you should do. We're going to be expanding the functionality of locally stored trailers in the future. Right now, you lose out on some of the features that select your trailer based on rating or genre. We'll also be adding download options in the future.
  7. Hey there! This is a feature we'll be adding to the CinemaVision Service add-on soon. Originally, we'd planned to add it in to the main add-on, but the Kodi team asked us to split that function out into a Service add-on. It was a requirement to get CinemaVision added to the official Kodi repository. There's not a clean way to do it manually, unfortunately. I expect the CinemaVision Service add-on to be release with CinemaVision 1.1.1 in the coming weeks.
  8. Hey there! You'll find the CinemaVision Service addon available only on this site, for now. We haven't yet packed in some of the features we want to see at launch, so we haven't pushed it to the official Kodi repository just yet. I might've updated that guide prematurely, and have been a bit side-tracked with the family medical stuff I've been prioritizing over CinemaVision. I'm hoping we can finish up one more major feature request for the CinemaVision Service add-on and push it to the official Kodi repository when we push CinemaVision 1.1.1.
  9. Hey Dave! Sorry, I've been dealing with family medical stuff and my focus shifted there. Work has continued, I just went radio silent for a while. All of those features you mentioned are currently in the works, and each is pretty high on our list. The first two are low-hanging fruit that you'll likely see soon, maybe even in the final 1.1.1 release. The third one is a much more complicated feature that would require some database integration to identify what trailer is playing, then call back to a database to get all of the relevant metadata and processing that. We do have an overhaul of a much more customizable trailer system planned, but that feature is going to take considerable development effort so it's going to be a while.
  10. Give the latest development release a try and let me know how it looks. If it's doing the same (or similar) stuff, shoot me a debug log again and I'll take it back to our developer.
  11. Hey Dave! Try the latest development release for me and let me know how it goes.
  12. Give the latest development release a try. It's still not going to be 100% functional, and you'll likely find bugs, but it will be better on Leia.
  13. Unfortunately, there's not a solution for that yet. We're toying with replacing the dummy video bumpers (that we insert between videos) in a future release to help with the refresh rate change but we've found that our choices are limited due to Kodi not supporting other formats. We still have some tricks up our sleeve, and hopefully one of those works reliably so we can put it in a future release and solve this issue for good.
  14. I promise, nothing has stopped, I just went radio silent to deal with some family medical issues. We're coming out of the woods, I think. Development continues, and once I catch up I'll get back to creating content. The gang is still all here, and we're not going anywhere. If you choose to hold off on renewals, it won't cost you any more money than if you renewed right away. We were never out to make a buck, just to pay for development. It doesn't make sense to penalize people for putting us on hold when their priorities change.
  15. Hey there! Let me preface this by saying that I might need you to post a debug log for me to tell what's going on here. The KodiDB trailer scraper pulls the YouTube trailers for the content that you have added to your library, so that's not going to be what you're looking for since you mentioned you'd rather show trailers for movies that you don't have in your library. Given that, you'll probably want to disable that scraper in your Trailers Module. The iTunes trailer scraper keeps getting broken by Apple. They do weird things to prevent applications like ours from successfully pulling trailers (especially in HD) from their website. As an answer to that, we've been able to add a new trailer scraper that you'll currently find in the development build. CinemaVision 1.1.1 will come with the TMDb trailer scraper, which in our testing has been more reliable and has better quality than the iTunes trailer scraper. Unfortunately, there's not yet a Plex integration (though that's something we're very interested in) for CinemaVision. Feel free to ask for that over on the Plex forums. I know they have bigger fish to fry than us, but having users request a feature usually gets that moved up on the list. We've talked to them in the past, and they simply didn't have development cycles to take on integration, but that was a year ago.
  16. Thanks so much for the support. Honestly, we do this stuff because we think it's pretty cool. It makes it sweeter to have supporters like all of you in the community who continue to make this possible. So what I'm reading is you want a way to set the default Kodi play action to be CinemaVision, so you don't have to worry about teaching folks how to launch CinemaVision. We're working on that with the release of the CinemaVision Service add-on right now. Originally, we were going to include that functionality in the main add-on but the Kodi team asked us not to, and to create a Service add-on and include it there instead. Who are we to argue with Kodi?
  17. @DavetheMinion, are you still having trouble?
  18. I'm looking forward to it too! I expect a new build from our developer soon, and there are a lot of changes that I'm pretty stoked about. It's actually not my health that was the issue. My father has had a ridiculously rough last year, and needed some help getting through it all. So far, he's battled back cancer twice, among a host of other health issues that were somewhat related. Everything has recently stabilized, but the whole saga required my wife and I to dedicate 90% of our time and effort to making sure he got through it all. Our day jobs got about 10% of the effort while all this was going on, and frankly there just wasn't a lot of room for our side projects. That said, there's room now! Be on the lookout for a new development build posting soon.
  19. Hey all! We're still kicking, for sure. Our developer is working on the new version, and I think we're pretty close to another release. I know we haven't been putting up a ton of content, but I do have good reason for that. I've had some family health issues come up that have taken the focus away from this project in recent months, but we appear to be out of the woods now (I said that in January, but the doctors tell me it's less likely to rear it's ugly head again this time). The most difficult time is finding time to put together new content and render videos and trivia. Rest assured, we're still here, still working (though admittedly not on the site) and still paying attention.
  20. Much appreciated! If it's a bug, we certainly want to squash it. If you were having trouble with audio, I'd recommend going to Settings > System Settings > Audio and changing the decoder until everything passes through correctly. When I hook my Kodi box up to my AVR, I have to set everything to WASAPI to my AVR in order for everything to come through correctly. DIRECTSOUND isn't reliable for me. Maybe that's the issue you had.
  21. Hey @Moebius01! I've forwarded this over to our developer. We're not officially developing for Leia until it reaches Beta, so it may be a bit before this is fixed. I'd strongly recommend you install the latest stable version of Kodi if you want to use CinemaVision until we start developing for the next beta release.
  22. Hey! Sorry for the delay. I've sent your error over to our developer to see what he thinks. Could we also get a debug log from you?
  23. Thanks for the kind words! We're actively working on the 2.0 release which includes a total face-lift with some new interface customization options, and a ton of new of new features and optimizations. You're the first person to come to us with this use case, but it's certainly possible. While you won't be able to do what you want with the current Features Module (it doesn't allow you to specify your feature because we expected to play items from your queue to make your Sequence dynamic), you can use the Video Bumpers module to play your two movies back-to-back and then fill out the rest of your Sequence accordingly. Your other option is to use the Conditional Sequences feature to tag the main Feature, and use that tag to trigger a custom Sequence with the associated short film content and any other content you want to use all built in. You can do that with the Video Bumpers module. What you'll want to do is put the related intermission videos in their own directory, edit the settings of your Video Bumpers module, set Type to Directory, set Random to No, and set Count to the number of videos you want to play back-to-back. We don't have full support for playlists built in, though that is coming. CinemaVision can control anything that has an API that you can trigger. OpenHAB is a good example of that integration, and we have a guide for how to integrate CV and OpenHAB all ready for you. Actions are pretty easy to use, and can control things using scripts, web APIs, executables and a host of other ways. I've not seen anyone using Alexa or Google Home with CinemaVision, though I would imagine it's possible. My suggestion is to look for API documentation for the solution you're buying, and post it here for us to take a look at. We should be able to tell you if it will or won't work.
  24. Very strange. What version of Kodi are you running? Can I get a debug log from you to show us the behavior so we can see if it's a bug?
  25. It looks like OSRAM has it's own API that you may have to use. I don't know if it interfaces exactly like the Hue lights do because their webpage for the API documentation won't let me get past a user agreement, though.
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