New : It display new views with wide thumbs, and a wall view with poster and wide thumb
It display sheets without any specific folder structure
All your files
are in the same folder, and the navigation is more user friendly,
because you display the sheets one after another just by using the
up, down, left and right arrows.
If the app find a sheet in the folder, sheet display is used otherwise the standard display is used (thumbnail or list).
If a file does not have sheet only the file name and list of thumbnail are displayed.
It work with any file and folder that the wdtv can read.
You can also display a single sheet for all files in your directory.
MSheet is using a modded event-osd.app.bin (official by Elmar Weber, http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd), so application works with all types of media (Video, Music, Photo).
It display preview in list mode
It display a specific thumb view for navigation of photo media.
You can make your own skin for the MSheet osd files.
It display a specific background per folder (bg.jpg)
It works with Media Library ON, choose default type of view in conf file
It display an artist sheet during music playback, sheet has to be named <artist_name>_artist.jpg and music files have to be tagged correctly.
Sheets can have the extension you want (ex: *_sheet.sht) to not be displayed when navigating photo media
By the way, you have to know about
there are 4 types of view in thumb mode:
standard view, poster thumbs : looks like the original WD firmware (12 thumbs at the center of the screen, aspect ratio 2/3) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet.jpg
standard view, wide thumbs : looks like the original WD firmware but with wide thumbs (12 thumbs at the center of the screen, aspect ratio 16/9, need a file named "_wide" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wide.jpg
wall view, poster thumbs : the screen is filled of thumbs (21 thumbs , aspect ratio 2/3, need a file named "_wall" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wall.jpg
wall view, wide thumbs : the screen is filled of thumbs (20 thumbs , aspect ratio 16/9, need a file named "_wwall" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wwall.jpg
In addition there are 5 types of sheet, which is making a different behaviour of MSheet:
wd_tv.jpg: 1280x720 sheet, displayed as background without any other thing at the screen (no title, no thumbs). Used when you put each movie in a separate folder (default sheet made by TVIXIE for example)
folder_sheet.jpg : displayed as a unique background for all the folder (don't change with the selected item, only one sheet for all the folder), with a list of thumbs
displayed as background which is dynamically changed with the
selected item (a sheet for each movie in your folder), with a list
folder_sheet.jpg and <filename.ext>_sheet.jpg could be 1280x720, 1280x460 or 1280x... in case of standard view, 500x720 in case of wall view
<artist_name>_artist.jpg (1280x720) displayed during music playback. Music files have to be tagged correctly with <artist_name> as artist.
bg.jpg (1280x720) : special background of the folder
So if MSheet find a sheet in the current folder:
standard view, poster thumbs : sheet is displayed at the top of the screen and thumbs at the bottom (1280x... sheet, 7 thumbs, aspect ratio 2/3) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_sheet.jpg
standard view, wide thumbs : sheet is displayed at the top of the screen and thumbs at the bottom (1280x... sheet, 4 thumbs, aspect ratio 16/9, need a file named "_wide" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wide_sheet.jpg
wall view, poster thumbs : a wall of thumbs on the right side, the sheet on the left side (500x720 sheet, 12 thumbs , aspect ratio 2/3, need a file named "_wall" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wall_sheet.jpg
wall view, wide thumbs : a wall of thumbs on the right side, the sheet on the left side (500x720 sheet, 12 thumbs , aspect ratio 16/9, need a file named "_wwall" in the folder) http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wwall_sheet.jpg
Warning: this application pack requires first the installation of an alternative firmware, either WDLXTV or ext3-boot (WDLXTV(tested), ext3-boot(not tested)).
Download the latest release at titi.wdtv.free.fr
unzip it at the root of your memory stick, if you already use event-osd.app.bin, you need to overwrite the existing file.
Modify MSheet.app.conf as you want
Plug your memory stick to your wdtv
Reboot your wdtv (unplug/plug power supply)
Name your sheet "<file name.ext>_sheet.jpg" and put it in the movie's folder.
If you don't want to display the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen, just create a text file called "_nothumb" in the directory
If you want to display a single sheet as background for a complete folder with the thumbnail at the bottom, name your sheet "folder_sheet.jpg"
If you want to display a single sheet as background for a complete folder without the thumbnail at the bottom (like LaurentG.app.bin), name your sheet "wd_tv.jpg
The first time you enter a directory , a special view is displayed,
you have to let the wdtv load the thumbnails before press arrow. Move
up and down to load all thumbs of the directory. It is possible that
the application seems to not work. Once all the thumbs are loaded,
shut down and restart with your remote.
It seems also that the "Display file size" option cause memory issues, if you are in this case set it to "off".
To display wide thumbs and standard view, create an empty file in the directory named "_wide"
To display wall view, create an empty file in the directory named "_wall".
Sheets in wall view have to be in 500x720.
and wall view
To display wide thumbs and wall view, create an empty file in the directory named "_wwall"
Preview in list mode
Set LIST_PREVIEW parameter to 1 in the MSheet.app.conf file.
It display thumbs which are the cache for the selected file, so you need to let the wdtv make the cache in thumb mode before change to list mode. You can use the .thumbDB feature of the WDLXTV to make your cache persistent or to manage it.
A second way to have preview in list mode is to make sheets for wall view (500x720) with the thumb you want to display
Special photo view
See wide thumbs.
You can load your own skin at boot. Download MSheetSkin.zip, and modify the files inside as want. Put the modified MSheetskin.zip at the root of your stick and boot your WDTV.
For OSD modders, you can also use a skin directly integrated in a custom OSD (*.osd.bin). You just need to copy all the files from the MSheet_skin in your osd.bin and modify them as you want.
Same first screen after home menu for all media
When you navigate your wdtv by folder, on the first screen generally there are just directories with movies, music, photos... but if your folder.jpg is design for video screen, it looks not good for the other media and vice versa.
Set ALL_FIRST_SCREEN_AS_VIDEO parameter to 1 in the MSheet.app.conf file.
Media Library ON : Msheet works with media library ON. Set the default view type in the conf file and let wdtv scan your drives at boot to link sheets (power led blink). All the drives have to plugged at boot.
A windows software is available to configure easily your folders for the use of MSheet.
Start the MSheetConfigurator.exe, Choose a directory you want to browse, select a folder in the treeview and click a button on the left to configure the folder as you want.
Select the check box "Include subfolders" to treat also all the subfolders.
The two images at the bottom show you how the current folder is configure.
In the HDD Tools page, you can rename or move files in batch, convert a structure from TVIXIE to MSheet structure and reverse.
Example of folder structure for sheet:
don't work with special characters (either in path or in file name),due to the wdtv shell.
memory issue (black screen as background) with sheet and thumbnails view. To solve this:
Use sheets with resolution 1280x460, it will also increase the navigation speed.
resize the files used for thumbs (yourmovie.jpg) to 120x180 (for 7 thumbs view)
let the wdtv load thumbs before navigate through directory, stop and restart.
do not use the "display file size" option (filename.ext_sheet.jpg aren't displayed but foldername_sheet.jpg are displayed)
Image size in list preview : keep the files used for thumbs bigger than 240x240
Same first screen after home menu for all media work not well with original osd and custom osd not designed for it.
new : Works with media library ON
new : display an artist sheet during music playback
new : display a custom background per folder
new : sheets can have extension you want (to not be displayed during photo navigation as photo)
fixed: display of folder_sheet.jpg in wall view with wide thumbs
new: MSheetSkin is loaded at boot (from zip file)
MSheetConfigurator: new: integration of tools to rename, move files, convert structure...
new: wide thumbs view, wall view poster thumbs and wall view wide thumbs
Suppression of the thumb's loading process
Suppression of the LaurentG compatibility, because it is no longer supported and it cause problems in photo and music media.
fixed: wrong background when back is pressed (folder_sheet.jpg)
fixed: file selected visibility (folder_sheet.jpg)
new: support sheet view for all media types
new: preview in list mode
new: special view for photo media (more adapted to photo)
new: Skin could be persistent
new: Skin could be integrated in a custom theme (osd.bin)
new: first screen after home menu could be the same for all media
new: work with all media types in list mode and only video media in thumb mode
fixed: problems in list mode
fixed: quality of sheet in dynamical change mode- new: special view to thumbnail loading.
new: possibility to load your own skin
new: list of thumbnail
new: possibility to display a sheet for all files in directory and a list of thumbnail
new: possibility to display a sheet for all files in directory without thumbnail
You can use osd.bin