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    restructure Add-on approach

    It's nice to see this add-on getting traction again since the abandonment of CV. I have always hated working this the menu system in this addon even since CV. In my opinion, It's too heavy and limited as an addon. I would propose taking the TMM anatomy approach of doing a standalone application that contains visualizers for users and a better menu system for sequence criteria that in the end would produce a sequence file or set of files for a lightweight version of pre-show experience add-on could use simply to interface with kodi processes. 
    shredder5262
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    Aspect Ratio Actions/Conditions

    See this thread: 
     
    Matt
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    PreShow Repo?

    It'd be nice to have a Pre-Show Experience repository until it gets added to the official Kodi one.  This would make a more convenient install method. Using a repository would not only allow for easy install of PSE, but also automatically keep it up to date with the latest version.
    OTA
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    Allow trailer playback in 4k where available

    I think it would be great to have the capability to view trailers in 4k where that was possible. Many trailers have that resolution available and it makes a big difference to have that added sharpness. Where 4k was not possible, lower resolutions would play instead.
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    Intermission/Interval Sequence

    A timestamp set in the sequence which breaks the movie into two halves. At the time stamp specified, the movie stops playing to transition to a bunch of short films or ads and then once this sequence is completed, the movie resumes from this time sequence. Like an intermission or interval between the movie. 
    Vishnu Jayakumar
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    AAC and MP3 audio format bumpers detected

    It would be nice to include AAC and MP3 to audio format bumpers and that they are detected automatically.
    mylez.mitch
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    Loop Module

    I would love to have a 'loop module'.
    Everything within the loop start and loop end gets looped until a specified button (like skip foward for example) gets pressed.
    This could be great if you have a animated version of your homecinema logo. That is basically doing an idle animation until the guests arrive. Once everyone is sitting you hit the skip foward button and the rest of the playlist starts.
    Did a quick visual layout of how it could look in the sequence:
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    CinemaCody
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    Choose Volume Levels for Each Part of the Sequence

    So some of my video bumpers are louder than others. It can be kind of a shock when I turn up the volume for one and then be blasted by the next. I don't know if it would be possible, but if we could choose the volume level for each bumper that would be awesome! This would be for when you choose a specific file and not an entire folder because that would be too much randomness to deal with.
    ammonrose
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    Automatically Edit the XML Files

    When we are able to submit PreShow Experience to the official Kodi Repo, would it be possible to have the XML files edited to remove the loading icon in between sequences automatically? Or maybe have an option to do so within PreShow. This is an area I am very unfamiliar with so I thought I'd ask in case that was possible.
    I understand that there are skins with XML files already edited that we can download here, but if we were able to choose that as an option within PreShow that could save a lot of time an headache having to edit every XML file for every skin requested. Just a thought.
    Thank you.
    ammonrose
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    Different languages for scraped trailers

    Hello everyone,
    I think it would be nice if there was an option for changing the language of trailers. 
    This could also be done by using the systems language. 
    As far a I have seen there is currently no option for that but I might have overlooked it.
    I don‘t know if that‘s easy possible but I really would appreciate it in a future version. 

    Thanks for your work and have a nice day!
    Eric
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    Well documented API call requests

    It would be nice to have some clearly written documentation on how to utilize Kodi api calls to communicate with sequencing. I use home assistant for automation which leverages the kodi call method to send commands to kodi and documentation on how to use add on api calls and syntax is CRUCIAL for that.
    shredder5262
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    randomized time-delay to start the sequence

    Hey guys,
    I think a nice feature would be to have the option for a randomized time delay. So if you start your sequence, you will get a black screen for an unknown time. Than you would not exactly know, when the sequence and movie are going to start. For me, this would feel more immersive like in a real cinema, where i also sit around and wait for commercials, trailers and the movie to beginn.
    At the moment I created a work around: I filled one video bumper folder with only black screen videos with different lengths. Like from 20 seconds up tp 3 min in 15 seconds intervalls. My sequence beginns with one randomly selected video out of this folder. When I press the start button, the screen just gets black and I and maybe visitors dont exactly know when the movie is going to start.
    This works pretty fine for me, so there isnt any rush or actual need to implement it. I just thought maybe it would be nice for others, too 🙂
    marius
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    Get PSE into the official Kodi Repo!

    Would be great, if PSE could be installed directly from the Repo.
    Reelyator
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    ZDMC compatibility of PSE

    Guys,
    it would be great if you could make PSE compatible with ZDMC. ZDMC is a modified version of Kodi, created by Zidoo, optimised to use the Hardware of the Zidoo Media Players instead of the default Kodi Player. Currently available as ZDMC 19.4 based on Kodi 19.4.
    Previous versions of Cinemavisison did not manage to play complete sequences when running on ZDMC.
    Reelyator
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    Use Keywords In Movie Filename To Auto Select Custom Sequences

    I know we can select custom sequences by genre, but would it be possible for a future release of PreShow Experience to include the ability to add a keyword to a sequence that PSE would identify in a movie's filename and then auto select the associated sequence? For example, for a movie like Elf (Will Ferrell) we could name it Elf.Christmas.mkv and PreShow Experience would see the ".Christmas." keyword in the filename and select the Christmas sequence (which a future release could allow you to also specify Christmas trivia and Christmas music). This would allow very easy customization to ensure the sequence of your choice is always selected for each title you choose. If no keyword is present, PSE would simply use a default sequence of your choice.
    I could see myself using this for all kinds of films. For example:
    ".Halloween." (The more family friendly films)
    ".Horror." (Not for kids)
    ".StarWars." (Speaks for itself)
    ".SciFi." (For generic science fiction movies)
    ".Kids." (Films geared toward a younger audience)
    ".DCEU." (Films in the DC Extended Universe)
    ".ThrowBack." (For your favorite classics / nostalgic films)
    The possibilities could be endless. 😁
    MidnightWatcher
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    filename tagging for shorts and trailers

    For those of us that use trailers and shorts that aren't stored in the kodi library (just a dump of files in a folder), it would be nice to be able to tag files with genre, rating etc for filtering so that they can still be displayed when genre matching and rating limits are active.
    SFP_Matt
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    Time left until feature countdown card

    If running times for all parts of a sequence were known before the sequence started, a custom card could be created from overlaying a template graphic with the number of minutes left until the feature.

    SFP_Matt
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    Alternate database (remote mysql or mariadb?) for PSE

    if remote databases for pse were doable, it would make sharing sequences between multiple clients much easier, as long as network paths were preserved--also would allow for scheduled db updates from a headless client or another machine.
    SFP_Matt
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    Clearer conditional menu system

    In the current CV experience, I find it unclear what conditions have to be set to get the desired outcome of sequence selected. I understand it better now than i did at first, but it's something I had to spend an annoying amount of time trying to understand how it worked...and even then, I'm still not sure it was right, but i managed to find a 'medium' with it to make it work based of genre. 
    For example, If I were to set a sequence to base off of a tag = marvel AND genre = action and all other fields are set to 'any' , it's not clear what field takes precedence and it gets further complicated when you have multiple values in multiple parameters at play. I guess in short, I'm asking for something as a weighted system for conditions that the user can see and identify that if i have parameters a,b,c with values x,y,z that the 'christmas' sequence will be triggered. 
    along with this, some error handling or fallback sequence to trigger in the event that the condition failed. 
    Hope this makes sense, but feel free to ask for clarification and i can include screenshots. 
    shredder5262
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