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Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
04-28-2009, 02:45 PM (This post was last modified: 04-30-2009 01:30 PM by KickarZ.)
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04-30-2009: Update
The index has now been tweeked to reflect any theme loaded onto your PCH. Simply load your favourite theme and reboot your PCH and this index will automatically take on the look and feel of the HOME menu of the theme with the added functionality of customizable links.

Enjoy... Smile



04-28-2009:
Hi all,

Have you ever wanted a customizable index.htm menu that looks exactly like the standard 4 icon HOME screen? No? Well neither have I really - but that didn't stop me making one anyway! Tongue

Screen shot (without user theme):

[Image: screen.jpg]


Download here: http://www.kickarz.com/custom_home_menu/index.rar

Please note this is for HD only as I only have a HD screen for testing. All the links can be changed to suit your spacific needs. The basic setup has the Video button point to a movie jukebox at HARD_DISK\Video\index.htm and the remaining 3 buttons point to the root folder with filters applied. Feel free to make all the changes you want.

Also I wanted to say a massive thanks to Blaise for the work he did on his "Default" index as it helped me a great deal with the correct linking on the left hand side menu. Smile

Take it easy,
Dave.

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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04-28-2009, 03:12 PM
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RE: Custom "Home" index
Very very nice!!! Thank you man! Nice work.
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04-28-2009, 03:31 PM
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RE: Custom "Home" index
Impressive coding skills sure....but IMO the main screen is sucky right out the box so not sure why you'd go for this when you could make it look a whole lot better....

well done anyways though Big Grin

S
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04-28-2009, 07:18 PM (This post was last modified: 04-28-2009 07:27 PM by Pamas.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index
Very nice job! Wink But i think that your linking to the Music and Photo folder isn't right.

Music
You have: http://localhost.drives:8883/HARD_DISK/?filter=1
Must be: http://localhost.drives:8883/HARD_DISK/Music/?filter=1

Photo
You have: http://localhost.drives:8883/HARD_DISK/?filter=2
Must be: http://localhost.drives:8883/HARD_DISK/Photo/?filter=2
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04-28-2009, 09:36 PM (This post was last modified: 04-28-2009 09:37 PM by KickarZ.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index
@ Simon - Glad you liked it. Big Grin

@ Suge - You're absolutely right mate! To tell you the truth, I'm pretty sure I wont even use it myself. It was essentially made for those who like their PCH experience to be "original" with the added ability to direct exactly where their menu takes them. It was also a bit of fun to put together...Wink

@ Pamas - As the links can be adjusted in anyway the user wishes, I set the Music, Photo & Browser buttons to behave the same way as the Home menu does on a standard "unmodified" PCH. The standard Home (4 icon) menu will access the root of a share with a filter applied. I did set the Video link to access a custom movie jukebox (ie: YAMJ or MovieFlow) as I think this is probably the main focus of most users.

Take it easy,
Dave.

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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04-28-2009, 09:58 PM (This post was last modified: 04-28-2009 09:58 PM by Pamas.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index
Ow, ok. i get it. Shy
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05-28-2009, 02:16 PM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
Well done. I like it.

Can anyone tell me how to retrieve the names of the pictures from the PCH?

I do not have a network connection, just a USB connection.

I would like a list of all the icons.

Thanx Rob
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05-31-2009, 12:36 AM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
Robert,

I'm not exactly sure where the images are stored when viewed via USB. However if you just wanted a list of the image names, I suggest you download the original theme from here: http://files.syabas.com/networkedmediatank/_theme_.zip. This download contains all the images for both HD & SD embedded in the original firmware.

Hope it helps,
Dave.

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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06-01-2009, 08:22 AM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
(05-31-2009 12:36 AM)KickarZ Wrote:  Robert,

I'm not exactly sure where the images are stored when viewed via USB. However if you just wanted a list of the image names, I suggest you download the original theme from here: http://files.syabas.com/networkedmediatank/_theme_.zip. This download contains all the images for both HD & SD embedded in the original firmware.

Hope it helps,
Dave.

Thanks for the link. This will help me a lot.

Rob
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06-05-2009, 10:35 PM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2009 10:36 PM by tomtest.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
Hi, can somebody help. When I use the home button the index does not bring me back to the start screen. Do you know why?
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06-06-2009, 12:56 AM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
Tom,

Explain what your mean by "start screen"?

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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06-06-2009, 09:39 AM (This post was last modified: 06-06-2009 09:39 AM by tomtest.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
(06-06-2009 12:56 AM)KickarZ Wrote:  Tom,

Explain what your mean by "start screen"?

With start sceen I mean the selection screen with the four standard icons.

For instance I browse In my video folders and than I would normaly press the home button which brings me back to "start screen". But This does not workSad
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06-06-2009, 02:26 PM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
I see.

Are you using a theme or index.htm or something like this? What page is displayed when you press the HOME button?

Dave.

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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06-06-2009, 06:29 PM
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
I use the index.htm from this thread. and placed it in the root of my networkshare. everything works fine exept that nothing happen when I press the home button. Do I need to add something to the index.htm?
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06-06-2009, 11:04 PM (This post was last modified: 06-10-2009 05:19 AM by KickarZ.)
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RE: Custom "Home" index - UPDATED
From my experience I have noticed that when using a index.htm, pressing the HOME button seems to take you back to the index.htm (not the standard 4 icon HOME screen). Mind you, I wrote the Custom "Home" index to be exactly the same as the standard HOME screen with the added bonus of fully customizable links. If you would rather return to your original HOME - rename or delete the index.htm.

PCH C200 - 2TB Hitachi Int HDD - 52" Samsung 100Hz LCD - 1080p HDMI
-Kdoske's Menu Frontpage
-Michael T's MovieFlow Jukeboxes x 8
-Wandidj's Music Jukeboxes x 2
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