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Offline Russell at IceTV

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New feature: remove "MOVIE:" prefix from movie titles
« on: October 27, 2009, 07:30:08 AM »
The My Account page now has a new checkbox named "Remove 'MOVIE:' prefix from movie titles in the Windows 7 guide".

Media Center in Windows 7 has the option of colouring show titles differently based on their category (Movie, News, etc.).  This makes spotting movies much easier, because they're all purple in the guide. To enable this feature in Media Center, go to Tasks / Settings / TV / Guide / Guide Page Options.  Then enable the checkbox for "Apply colored backgrounds to shows, based on their category".

After enabling the feature, you can enable the new checkbox on the My Account page to remove the "MOVIE:" prefix, since you probably won't need it anymore.  Then reload the guide data in Windows 7's Media Center, and you should see the change.

An interesting side-effect to this is that once the "MOVIE:" prefix is removed, Windows 7's Media Center automatically uses the AMG movie data to display more information on the show details page.  On the Synopsis tab, you'll see an image for the movie, and a "full plot" description will be included at the bottom, below the normal IceTV description.  On the "Cast + Crew" tab, the director and actor information provided by IceTV is replaced with a more comprehensive list, including character names.  And a new "Similar Movies" tab is added, with a list of movie names.  Selecting one of these similar movies displays the details for that movie, and gives the ability to schedule it for recording even if it's not yet in the guide.  In some cases it also adds a new "Review" tab, with a review of the movie.  See the screenshots below for examples.

However...

Our tests so far indicate that although all of the data shows up the first time you view the details of the movie, when you view the details again, only the movie image is displayed, but not the rest of the information.  I'm not sure exactly why it only displays the info the first time, but we're looking into it to hopefully find a solution.

In the meantime, we thought we'd go ahead and release the new checkbox to remove the "MOVIE:" prefix, and let you guys start playing with it. Feedback welcome.

Thanks,
Russell
« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 08:15:19 AM by Russell at IceTV »

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Re: New feature: remove "MOVIE:" prefix from movie titles
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 08:13:27 AM »
Thanks Russel that is awesome! I will test today.

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Re: New feature: remove "MOVIE:" prefix from movie titles
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 05:38:28 PM »
Works perfectly so far.
An extra benefit of having quality guide data!

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Re: New feature: remove "MOVIE:" prefix from movie titles
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 07:45:35 PM »
Works Great! Love the extra data.

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Re: New feature: remove "MOVIE:" prefix from movie titles
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 10:16:23 PM »
Thanks for getting this running. It makes the RecordedTV and MyMovies look much better.
Legendary!


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