XKey dvdMenu Public Beta Updated 04/03/2012

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XKey dvdMenu Public Beta Updated 04/03/2012

Postby diagdave » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Since both me and rejdzu have been very busy with work etc we are opening up the project to other developers. IF any developer wishes to contribute to the project with their free time, contact us and we will add you to the source code distribution (SVN) see here viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7362

We are now working to bring all the xk3y brew apps together in one place, let us know if you have anything to offer.
App Dev team:
diagdave
rejdzu

What is the XKey dvdMenu?
The XKey DVD menu is an alternative isoMenu. It allows a user to select a game to load by loading a premade ISO file. The ISO is generated using a Microsoft Windows application (sorry no Linux yet) Only 99 ISO files are supported, using more than this will crash the app at this time.

Why have a premade ISO?
As you will soon see creating a DVD iso takes time (and that’s with a fast CPU and lots of memory). To create a iso file on a smaller device would take hours, that’s one long boot time!

What’s wrong with the current isoMenu?
Short answer: Nothing
Long answer: The current menu works great, however it can be a little hard for some people (and young kids) to remember how to load picture viewer select the file etc. It was my aim to find a quicker and easier way to load games for my kids, and thanks to TA he helped me come up with dvdMenu

Why only support 99 games?
This is a limitation of how the menu is currently made and mapped. This is being worked on!

Why uses DVD Style at all, why not make you down software to create a DVD menu?
Creating a dvd menu is no simple task. DVD Styler does a great of doing it and is cross compatible, meaning in feature the XKey dvdMenu app could be made to work on other systems

I don’t like the resolution of the DVD Menu created and would like to change it to HD…How?
You can’t! Dvd specifications are clear as to what resolutions are supported and HD is not!

But I thought the Xbox supported HD DVD’s?
While the Xbox does have software to play HD DVD’s an external player is required. If anyone has gotten this to work with the internal DVD drive please let me know, I would love to use this instead!

What are all these XML files now on my HDD?
The XML files are now used to store game information, such as game title, banners and covers. The XML file can be used by other solutions such as the wifi website interface.

Can I delete the XML files?
Yes (as long as you don’t use it for other solutions), however all information would need to be downloaded again. It is better to have the files and not re-download every time.

I don’t like the layout, how can I change it?
It is possible to create custom themes; however this thread will not deal with this information.

DVD Styler Crashed on step 2… Help!!!
This can be for 3 reasons,
An invalid template has been generated.
DVD Styler has a bug
A random crash
For each of the problems first thing to try is “try again”. If it fails again and again then it could be a 1 or 2. Post your log info and dvdtemplate.dvds file from the installation folder somewhere and post a link on the form. If you have time, try and see if a particular ISO is causing the issue.

My installation folder is empty!
This is a windows user account control problem, reinstall and using admin rights (right click run as administrator)

I want to choose my own game details or cover/banner
You can add your own title inside any game XML file. You can override your menu images using
Banners: {ISONAME}-banner.png
Covers: {ISONAME}-cover.jpg
If you want to add a trailler you can use: {ISONAME}.wmv

Known Issues:
• DVDMENU only works if the games are on first partition of HDD. If not it will show "invalid iso" message. If you use EXT3 and only have 1 partition, try to reformat with gparted. If using fat or ntfs use disk part to check for other partitions.
• When starting the DVDMENU you may have to manually go back to the main menu
• Games in the menu are ordered by ISO name not game name
• If you don't have permissions for the folder the app crashes- ensure you have both read and write permissions

Instructions
1. Make sure your xkey.cfg has MENUDVD=Y
2. Extract DvdMenu.zip
3. Install
4. Launch
5. Select drive with games installed
6. Click if you want to download info from Xbox.com
7. Click if you want to download trailers from Xbox.com
8. Click Step 1 (Scan)
9. If step 1 compete ok start step 2 (Create)
10. If step 2 is ok start step 3(Copy), if step 2 fails try again.
11. If step 3 completes

Downloads

download stable version here http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0awvu1tnvf5koh6
Mirrors:
- http://mir.cr/0TJ5KTZY
- http://ryushare.com/r92yqd9utce9/DvdMenu.zip
- http://www.4shared.com/rar/XQ3lN7vk/XKE ... table.html (Has a bunch of themes)


unstable version : http://www42.zippyshare.com/v/97338606/file.html
Mirror: http://www.2shared.com/file/Xj4OMXaz/DvdMenu.html

Unstable - includes :
• support for ~ 120 "not 980 sorry" isos thanks to rejdzu
• alphabet listing - layout sucks but should work
• THIS DOES NOT FIX "INVALID ISO" please DO NOT post regarding this error

Fixes:
WMA extensions are not supported only WMV so either rename or delete and redownload
PNG covers are now included in the local search, first png's the jpgs


Thanks (Credits)
TheArtificer
Mr_Waffle – XML specification
All of the testing team
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby Briski » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:04 pm

very nice work indeed. thank you... woohoo
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby monteirodjk » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:10 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: thank youuuuuuuuuuu Obrigado
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby Red Squirrel » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:13 pm

The ISO is generated using a Microsoft Windows application (sorry no Linux yet)

doh
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby diagdave » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:14 pm

Red Squirrel wrote:
The ISO is generated using a Microsoft Windows application (sorry no Linux yet)

doh


Sorry
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby Red Squirrel » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:20 pm

diagdave wrote:
Red Squirrel wrote:
The ISO is generated using a Microsoft Windows application (sorry no Linux yet)

doh


Sorry

Lol, don't worry, Linux users are accustomed to waiting for tools porting :lol:
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby diagdave » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:25 pm

Red Squirrel wrote:Lol, don't worry, Linux users are accustomed to waiting for tools porting :lol:


I should have made it in Java, its a very basic app. Just used to using c#
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby rejdzu » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:52 pm

thx for the tool, if i decide to upgrade to 1.20 i will check this on xkey ;]


there should not be any problems using this on linux. try using Mono libraries. If app uses standard c# namespaces then it should work. But creating iso is different thing, i thought that dvd styler takes care of this also.

BUG Report: When my library fails to read default.xex it throws exception. I have one broken iso that my library can't read. You program stops at this point. You can't go past that iso unless you move it to another disc(why not use directory?)
My software:
XkeyBrew : http://goo.gl/mIben
XkeyCovers v1.5 : http://goo.gl/mBNk9
IsoGameInfo v1.5 (.NET library to extract game info) : http://goo.gl/efoOF
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby Menjuice » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Just to ask and don't burn me on this. But is using the DVDmenu faster that Isomenu?
I'm just wondering because I think this would take longer to load doesn't it?
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Re: XKey dvdMenu Public Beta

Postby G.I.JOE » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:14 pm

some banners for disc 2's and some for those that are missing
http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/ ... l/Banners/
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