Besides the Items_ database of movie pics I believe the Persons_ pics database should be available also.
Absolutely, and also the video covers. Like Kakashi said, I'm too busy with other features to do it right now, but it's definitively on my todo list.
another thing to consider would be to have an option when Ordered By dropdown is set to personal rating that the number of persons displayed for the movie can be limited. This would reduce the number of persons jpg files that need to loaded when the movie is selected.
If you want to limit the number of persons jpg files, you can adjust the grid to have big thumbs and few columns. Coollector can be run without internet connection, and no picture will be downloaded at all. But if I understand right, you're actually connected to the internet, but want to download as little as possible. Am I right ?
Also consider adding a video playlist capability.
Several months ago, Kakashi has suggested a playlist feature, and it's still on my todo list. It was about launching an episode of a series. Coollector would launch a playlist with all the following episodes. Did you mean a playlist for series episodes, or did you mean several different movies?
One way with video files would be to copy the file to a queue based name like _00000.mp4, _00001.mp4., etc. On the DLNA player if the user starts at the _00000.mp4 file the device will go to the next one when the _00000 file is done.
I know next to nothing about DLNA players, because I don't have one. Feedback about your experience is very welcome.
I'm surprised because your solution seems to imply that we copy the movie files with a new name. And I suppose we'll have to delete those files afterwards. Isn't there a smarter way to communicate a playlist to a DLNA device? Like M3U files?
DLNA devices like TVs and Blue Ray players can select video files to play from a network DLNA server
That's about all I know about DLNA devices...
and your program offers outstanding capability for media server based systems where DLNA falls short Outstanding program concept!
I'm very surprised. I wasn't aware that Coollector was useful with a DLNA device. I don't even visualize what's happening. Could you please give me more details?
Keep the gui graphical and simple
I plan to add a fullscreen view, similar to a media center view, that'll be even simpler. It'll be in addition to the current view.
if the user wants deep down movie related info http://www.imdb.net
provides even the trailer if desired.
You can also click the youtube icon.
Thank you very much