[mythtv-users] MythGallery, or something like it

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Tue Mar 22 19:48:41 UTC 2011

On Monday, March 21, 2011 10:26:50 pm Steve 
<stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
> >> Yes, you can use a program called feh
> >> 
> >> http://linux.die.net/man/1/feh
> >> 
> >> It is a great slideshow program, and is very quick and light on
> >> resources. Will run even on a pentium 1 just fine.
> >> 
> >> The only thing it does not do is have nice transitions. But it never
> > 
> > Yes thanks very much - just set this up. Wish there were some
> > transitions - something else I liked in MythGallery.
> > 
> > I also tried installing just MythGallery but it finds (cool!) and
> > requires a connection to (not so cool) my backend which is too old
> > for the latest frontend release. Would be nice to just have that code
> > without the backend connection.
> > 
> > 
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> I am glad to hear you got feh going. What is nice is that you will not
> have to touch that computer when you do myth updates on the myth-boxes
> you have in the house. It would be nice if myth offered some sort of
> backwards compatibility so that you didn't have to upgrade all the
> computers at the same time. In some households it is a big undertaking
> to do an update because you risk something going wrong on one of the
> clients, even if it's non myth related. (like a new ubuntu version)
> Feh is simple, fast, and easy to use from the command line. Plus, it's
> one of the only command line slideshow programs I know of. Use it and
> xbindkeys and you can set a hotkey on your keyboard to start or stop
> different slideshows.
> -Steve

I'd be happy if I could get something like MythGallery in a stand-alone 
app. I've probably spent 6 hours looking through what's available and for 
my needs (large tree of files + transitions) nothing beats MythGallery yet. 
There are lots of slideshow creators (for DVDs and such) but none that will 
slurp up my 56k image collection AND do transitions like my old Myth box. 
Feh handles the image volume very well but the image-switching is less than 

A potential alternative is Diascope (http://diascope.sourceforge.net/) but 
it looks to rely on scripting more and it's on the One Day pile for me now.

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