Plasma Media Center – DVB Settings Interface

Hello folks \o/

It’s been a while since my last update, but the DVB implementation for Plasma Media Center (PMC) is fully functional, so from now on I am polishing the user interfaces. Up until now, I’ve been working on the settings panel (I uploaded on a previous post some early snapshots), and after a lot of playing, I think that the UI is quite mature now. Below you’ll see how the settings panel is. LibVLC automates most of the settings so this gives me the freedom not to blow the UI with too many features for the time being. I would really appreciate any feedback and thoughts about the UI. Next week I’ll upload some images (maybe a ┬ávideo too) of the final UI of the main DVB-T player in action!

Last but not least, I would really like to thank you all for giving a helping hand with my “call for help”. I really got too many e-mails from you people and helped me a lot. Kudos.



5 thoughts on “Plasma Media Center – DVB Settings Interface”

  1. Isn’t it super complex? Why do we need the settings folder? Isn’t it supposed to be $KDEHOME?

    Why do we want to know the “Min/Max frequency”?
    What information does that text give us?

    I only see a combo box with the devices (they could get a better description name, rather than the path) and a scan button that I don’t know what it scans for.

    1. Hey apol, yes, it is the $KDEHOME directory, and it will be wiped out when integrated to PMC. Until now it’s a standalone component. Concerning the min/max frequency, on that box over there there will be simple info about the tuner name and the DVB api used on your system, so, yeah, that won’t be there when released. The scan button does what it says. Scans for channels, but if you already have an xspf channel list, you will be able to load it on-the-fly on the corresponding box. Labels explaining will be added.

      Thank you for your comment!

      P.S. The combobox is used when there are more than one tuners present in your system and you want to choose (the correct?) one to use.

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