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  1. Version 1.1.1a8


    This is the latest development release of the CinemaVision add-on for Kodi and is not considered stable. You can download the latest stable release from the official Kodi repository. We Want You... to help us test CinemaVision conditional sequences! Conditional sequences have been one of our most requested features, and after several iterations and a lot of development, we're proud to show you all the feature. Here's how it works: In the Sequence Editor, press C on your keyboard to bring up the context menu. From the context menu, choose Sequence settings. To enable conditional sequences, select Conditions and make sure that Active is set to Yes. Set any of the conditions that will trigger CinemaVision choosing this sequence to play. Type: 2D, 3D and eventually TV Year(s): Triggers the sequence if your feature presentation was made in the year(s) defined. Studio(s): Triggers the sequence if your feature presentation was made by the studio(s) defined. Director(s): Triggers the sequence if your feature presentation was directed by the director(s) defined. Actor(s): Triggers the sequence if your feature presentation was acted by the actor(s) defined. Genre(s): Triggers the sequence if your feature presentation is in the genre(s) defined. Date(s): Triggers the sequence if the current date or date range matches the date(s) defined. Time(s): Triggers the sequence if the current time matches the time(s) defined. Press Backspace on your keyboard. Press C on your keyboard to bring up the context menu. Save your sequence. This isn't our final UI, but we wanted to put this feature in your hands sooner to get things tested thoroughly. Please let us know if you find any bugs or have any issues. Backup Stable CinemaVision If you have been running a stable release, we highly recommend that you backup the script.cinemavision directory located in your userdata\addon_data directory. This will make it easier to roll back to a stable release after you test for us, so you're not dead in the water. Reporting Issues, Errors and Bugs CinemaVision is constantly evolving, getting better and more feature-rich with each release. That said, issues, errors and bugs happen. Reports can be made as a Support Request on this website, in this thread on the CinemaVision forums, or in this thread on the Kodi forums. Since we can't fix the problem if we can't understand what's happening, please be as detailed as possible in your description of the problem. A debug log is ALWAYS required, along with the steps needed to re-create the issue. Follow the guide below to create and upload your log for us to review.
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    Introduce Yourself!

    Thanks for joining the conversation! Why not introduce yourself here? Tell us a little bit about who you are, what you do, what your setup looks like, or anything you feel comfortable sharing! I'll start us off. I'm Scott. I used XBMC back on the original XBOX, and didn't really pick it back up until I installed it on a computer I used as my HTPC some time in 2012. In January of 2013, I found Cinema Experience and decided it was the coolest thing ever. I went hunting for content all over the internet and found a few people who were making or had made trivia slides for Home Theaters, but some of those slides had errors, and all of them had older data. After PMs went unanswered, I decided to learn Photoshop and start making slides of my own and share them with the community. In February of 2013, I released the first Classic sets, and I've been addicted ever since. I decided that I wanted to create a single website where all of my content lived, so that members of the community didn't have to search through endless threads to get the content they wanted to use. After fighting through numerous server and host issues that I won't bore you with here, I started taking donations from the community to help offset the cost of hosting and storage. I hooked up with gamephoenix, and we combined our efforts to create a single website to house both my content, and his. That website evolved into a subscription based model, which was to be used for our joint project, dubbed CinemaVision, and for helping out other projects around the community. Circo from EmuMovies ran across the CinemaVision website and decided he had to be a part of what we were doing, and help us take it to the next level. With the contributions from members of the community, and contributions out of our personal pockets, we've been able to do just that. In addition to having more resources to develop content, we also were able to hire a very good developer that's a current member of Team Kodi. I'm very proud of the work we're doing here, and hope that the community grows exponentially with like-minded folks who want to see some really cool things happening with Kodi and any other platforms that want to be involved!
  3. This guide will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about CinemaVision Modules & Sequences.
  4. 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.
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    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.
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    Dolby Atmos Help

    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.
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    TMDB Trailer German

    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.
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    Where Do "Now Playing" Files Go?

    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.
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    Trailer / Feature not working

    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.
  10. 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.
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    Cinemavision Service Not in Repo

    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.
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    A few questions to get CV working better.

    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.
  13. 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.
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    Red inactive status on sequence page

    Hey Dave! Try the latest development release for me and let me know how it goes.
  15. 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.
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    Refresh Rate hold

    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.
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    Slides for MoviePoster

    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.
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    Trailer feature

    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.
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    Long time CE user and now CV

    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?
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    Star Wars: 1980 - The Empire Stakes Back (SD)

    @DavetheMinion, are you still having trouble?
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    still alive?

    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.
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    still alive?

    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.
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    Philips hue

    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.
  24. 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.

About Us

CinemaVision began in 2014 as a collaboration to create content for use with your home theater, offering movie trivia slides and video bumpers. It has since grown to be THE PREMIER WAY to create and customize your preshow experience. Download the CinemaVision add-on for Kodi today from the official Kodi repository, and easily create a sequence of trivia, videos, trailers, home automation triggers and more that will bring the experience of a movie theater straight to your screen!


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