[mythtv] RE: Flash GUIs

Michael J. Sherman msherman at dsbox.com
Fri Jul 25 11:05:07 EDT 2003

 > Basically, the backgrounds or buttons can be a moving movie clip
 > just like the preview window in the (alterate EPG layout). The
 > only setting that I think would need to be added in the the themes
 > XML file would be whether or not the file should be looped or
 > just played once and stop on the last frame.

I for one would love an animated background option for the simple reason 
that I do not like static images on my TV for a long time.  I only use a 
TV with my Myth box, and while I don't have a rear-projection, I can 
imagine some people would love to avoid burn-in.

Besides, it would just look cool.  On the latest theme I made I have a 
sky background; how cool would it be to have the clouds slowly move by 
in a loop animation?

And of course we could default all this stuff off to appease those who 
are trying to run Myth on a 16 MHz 386 ;).

Michael J. Sherman  |  Software Developer  |  Digital Sandbox, Inc.
"There are 10 types of people in the world - those who know binary
and those who don't"

More information about the mythtv-dev mailing list