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VFD Picons by Sandman

Discussion in 'Picons' started by Sandman, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    I have created a set of Astra 28E VFD picons (HD channels only) for the Vu+ Ultimo.

    All picons are 110x40px

    Unzip and place in your 'piconlcd' directory!

    All suggestions and feedback appreciated! I'll keep these up to date as new channels are launched and logos change!


    Examples -

    1_0_19_EDC_7D8_2_11A0000_0_0_0.png

    1_0_19_F1D_7E4_2_11A0000_0_0_0.png

    1_0_19_F28_7F3_2_11A0000_0_0_0.png
     
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  2. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Top work, thanks for this :)
     
  3. Tamaki

    Tamaki Administrator

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    Great, are you going to prepare also Hot bird once?
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    Tamaki,

    Unfortunately theres no way to automate a conversion from standard picon or lyngsat image.....each picon needs to be created and tweaked manually so each one takes about 5 minutes - find a good size png, edit, save, upload and test...then redo if it doesn't look right lol...

    I'll see how popular these are but there is around 8 hours work in just the HD VFD picons for 13E so I'd need to psych myself up! :wacko:
     
  5. Tamaki

    Tamaki Administrator

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    That's really a long long work :(
    An automation is needed. :)
     
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  6. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    Update - 110112

    * All regional variations complete (including Sky Eire & Ulster)
    * Some picons reworked and dozens of new SD channel picons added!
    * Pack now contains 250 picons!

    This download also contains my user_skin.xml file & custom fonts which make full use of the VFD display,

    Heres a short video showing them in action!

     
  7. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Picon's look great.

    I love the way you have done it so that it will display a picon if there is one, and channel name if there isn't (but you need to overwrite the default picon in /usr/share/enigma2/piconlcd/, rather than in the lcdpicon folder (or atleast I did for it to work).

    I have to say though, I do miss not having a clock in the display and the amount of time remaining for the current event.

    So I have edited it to show this on my box, along with allowing the larger 132x46 picons to work (although this does cause issue's with showing the normal channel names as it just shows up through the middle of the picon).
     
  8. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    Ev0,

    I use my hdd for picons so just create a symbolic link from /usr/share/enigma2/ to /media/hdd/piconlcd

    ie. ln -s /media/hdd/piconlcd /usr/share/enigma2

    that saves having 2 directories!

    Totally understand you missing the other features...I decided to remove them for clutters sake (and to give the session.Event_Now more room) - I'm happy clicking 'ok' on the remote to get the time and amount remaining! Its great we have the choice though!!

    Using larger picons won't really work with my layout so if you fiddle about with the layout and remove the picon size allowing enough space for both sizes it should be ok...

    ie.
    Code:
    <widget source="session.CurrentService" render="Picon" position="0,0" size="110,40" path="piconlcd">         
    <convert type="ServiceName">Reference</convert>
    </widget>
    
    where it says size="110,40" try removing it and just allow space for both the 110x10 and the 132x46....if you keep the 'Label' (session.CurrentService) just make sure its 132 wide to cover the widest picon! (and make the picon_default.png 132x1)

    Hope that makes sense...it *should* work lol

    I'll probably finish the bulk of 28E over the next bit and then start on 13E.....they're certainly time consuming done by hand but they do turn out a lot better!
     
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  9. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    This is what I came up with :)
     

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  10. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    Update - 130112

    * Dozens of picons added including sports, music and news!
    * Some picons reworked
    * Pack now contains 320 picons!


    Enjoy!
     
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  11. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Ok today I had a little mess about with the vfd icons (not the picons) and edited the standard ones.

    I also edited Sandman's user_skin.xml to suit my own tastes.

    Anyway here are some pics (excuse the quality) of what it looks like with Sandman's 110x40 and Zombi's 132x46 picons (I think 110x40 work best).
     

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  12. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    I have edited the REC icon to match the others (inverted with thin white border) and also fixed a small issue with the DD icon in the skin.
     

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  13. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Updated the user_skin.xml to display as in the pics.

    Also included is the vfd icon's from above.
     

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  14. DanielFran

    DanielFran BH Lover

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    The last changes you mad is to remove the seconds for the hour?
     
  15. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Yes and also changed the font for the clock and the current service name.

    As said this is what I have done for my own box, but thought I would share it incase others like to use it.
     
  16. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    Should be the same as above, but with seconds back on the clock ;)
     

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  17. Sandman

    Sandman BH Lover

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    Update - 090312

    * A few new channels added
    * Regional variations updated
    * Next update will include reworked picons I'm not happy with and +1 variations!

    Enjoy!
     

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  18. Emilio2002

    Emilio2002 Vu+ Newbie

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    Hey all, can one of you learning masters :)notworthy:) guide me through the standard VFD changing process on my STB.
    It's awesome to see how the VFD lighting up with different picons in above videos.
     
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  19. thijss

    thijss Vu+ User

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    Does anybody know where to find the latest VFD Picons for the Ultimo on Astra 28 E
    I changed a few around with the channel id nrs but some channels could do with an updated lcd picon
     
  20. NikolasP

    NikolasP Vu+ Newbie

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    Guys i am sorry for the stupid question but i can not find the skin.user.xml by EVO...just downloaded to my Ultimo.....Where is it? Is it the /usr/share/enigma2/skin.default.xml ??
     
  21. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    It is in /etc/enigma2
     

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