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Old 12-21-2004, 04:49 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

I know all about the "works here but not there" thing. You have my sympathy. As mentioned in the prior post, I'm kind of swamped with projects myself and this plugin was just something I wanted to try out. Of course that doens't help you .. sorry. But if I can find the time in the next 48 hours, I'll get you the log and some detailed observations. I first want to try a re-install of it.

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I'm almost out from being buried in other work, and then this can get rolling again.

I have a debug version of the plugin designed to gather some extra info for those of you experiencing no showtime list after restarting Beyond Media. If you would like to test this, leave me a message/email. Hopefully this one gets tracked down quickly.

If you run into a black screen, drop me the Beyond Media log for the day and I can try to track it down. Logs can be found in C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\snapstream\beyond media\logs

I'd like to say these are easy to fix things, but its one of those "It works on my machine" things. I can't debug what I can't observe, and since I don't see the problems first hand I need your help to get things right. I'm willing to put in as much time as is needed to track it down and fix it, but I need someone experiencing the problem to volunteer a little bit of their time (or if they'd rather just send me their computer, that works too ).

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Old 12-21-2004, 05:02 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

First of all, if I haven't said so already, this is a great plugin. It gets the biggest WOW factor when I show it to family and friends.

I only get a black screen for certain movies. For example, when I go to Opening this week, and select Meet the Fockers (gotta love that name), I get a black screen. Here is a snippet of the log with the error I get:

Start Crash Report
Catching a top level exception in Beyond Media (Version: 1.0.0 Build: 570)
Location: Form_PrivateKeyDown
System.ArgumentException
Invalid parameter used.
at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(String filename)
at SnapStream.Plugins.MovieShowtimesModule.MovieDetai lsScreen.updateDisplay()
at SnapStream.Plugins.MovieShowtimesModule.MovieDetai lsScreen.Activate()
at SnapStream.BeyondMedia.BMMainFrame.DisplayScreen(S tring screenID, Object args, Int32 fadeOutTicks, Int32 fadeInTicks)
at SnapStream.BeyondMedia.BMMainFrame.NavigateToScree n(String screenID, Object screenArgs, Boolean clearState, Int32 fadeOutTicks, Int32 fadeInTicks)
at SnapStream.BeyondMedia.BMMainFrame.OnChangeScreen( Object sender, CommandExecuteArgs args)
at SnapStream.Commands.Command.Fire(CommandExecuteArg s args)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.ShowScreen.Execute()
at SnapStream.Plugins.MovieShowtimesModule.OpeningSoo nScreen.OnItemActivated(Object sender, ItemActivatedArgs args)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.BaseList.RaiseItemAct ivatedEvent(Int32 index)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.TextList.RaiseItemAct ivatedEvent(Int32 index)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.BaseList.OnKeyDown(Ob ject sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.TextList.OnKeyDown(Ob ject sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.Window.OnKeyDown(Obje ct sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.Plugins.MovieShowtimesModule.OpeningSoo nScreen.OnKeyDown(Object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.Widgets.Window.OnKeyDown(Obje ct sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.MainFrame.OnKeyDown(Object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
at SnapStream.ViewScape.AppForm.OnKeyDown(Object sender, KeyEventArgs args)
End Crash Report

I get this error every time that I select that show. I would be happy to try/test new versions for you
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:11 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Good news (for me) I uninstalled Beyond Media, and then installed it fresh. Left all the plugins and folder structures intact.

Upon restarting of BM I only had to re-establish my video/music folders and reset my zip code for the weather plugin and make new selections for the comics plugin.

THIS time there was a setup menu option for the Movie Showtimes plug in. (instead of a black screen) Within minutes of setting my parameters, trailers were downloaded. I thought this was a really cool item even before I got it to work. Now I have to agree with others. It's surely got the biggest "wow factor" of the plug-ins so far.

All it required for me was a re-install of Beyond Media. Love the plug-in. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:10 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Just wanted to leave this here also, so people have an idea of what will get done and when:

Priority List:
1) Showtimes not saving to xml file correctly (all/most showtimes disappear when Beyond Media reloads)
2) Black Screen for certain movies
3) Verify efficiency/accuracy of showtime parsing
4) Improve trailer download accuracy (Works 29/30 right now, I want 30/30)
5) Fix font sizes in configuration screen
6) Improve showtimes list on movie details screen
7) Move everything up so nothing possibly overlaps the music player
8) Add option to adjust # of days it looks ahead
9) Add option to change # of theaters loaded
10) Add option to select/deselect theaters
11) Add trailer management (Manual Delete Trailer && Manual Delete Trailer + prevent redownload)
12) Add Canda switch (basically renames Zip Code to Postal Code)
13) Add Denmark showtimes

Already done/fixed:
-Trailers deleted when they shouldn't be
-Purge showtime information for previous days
-Occasional parse error getting showtimes from yahoo
-Center single line showtime lists when viewing by theater
-Movies with ~20 showtimes not listing all of them when viewing theater details

Items #1-7 on that list are fixes/improvements to what already exists and these will be the key elements to the next version. Basically, I'd be happy to call it 1.2 if it accomplished those things.

Ideally I'd like to get #8-11 included as well, but I'm not going to hold back releasing fixes just because new stuff is taking time. If it looks like adding stuff will create an intolerable delay, 1.2 will be released with just the fixes.

#12 and #13 are things I really want to add, (Canada already works unofficially) but I can't see holding the other things back just because these aren't present.

Right now I actually plan to work on it even through the holidays, so maybe there will be a late Christmas present for everybody.
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:27 AM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Keep up the good work, looking forward to see your progres

Merry christmas from Denmark
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Old 12-23-2004, 08:26 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

I Cannot get this plug-in working. BM menu shows it, settings screen show, I have proper zip code entered, but nothing happens. No "UPDATING" screen. I have left it on this screen overnoght and still nothing. Here is part of my log..

12/23/2004 08:52:32 ************************************
Thursday, December 23, 2004 8:52:32 PM
DownloadDay failed.
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "Auburn Flagship 10" Key being added: "Auburn Flagship 10"
at System.Collections.Hashtable.Insert(Object key, Object nvalue, Boolean add)
at System.Collections.Hashtable.Add(Object key, Object value)
at SnapStream.MovieShowtimes.MovieShowtimesUpdater.Do wnloadDay(DateTime dtNow, Hashtable& movies, Hashtable& theaters)
at SnapStream.MovieShowtimes.MovieShowtimesUpdater.Do wnloadShowtimes()

12/23/2004 08:52:33 Loading the SingletonHotbar defaults
12/23/2004 08:52:33 Initializing the main frame skin
12/23/2004 08:52:35 Checking for the latest version of Beyond Media.
12/23/2004 08:52:35 Version check complete. You have the latest version of Beyond Media.
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:12 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Hope I didn't miss this issue in this thread if it has already been discussed. The Plugin seemed to work OK and is VERY COOL. Especially the trailers. But I was having some stability problems and poor performance. A peek at the Beyond Media Logs showed 12-13 entries per second similar to below.

12/23/2004 08:33:47 ************************************
Thursday, December 23, 2004 8:33:47 PM
System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.
at System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
at SnapStream.MovieShowtimes.MovieShowtimesUpdater.Do wnloadDay(DateTime dtNow, Hashtable& movies, Hashtable& theaters)

Uninstalling the plugin restores stability and performace. Any ideas?


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Old 12-23-2004, 10:40 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Well this is certainly a neat one. Apparently for your zip code yahoo lists the same movie theater twice.

Add this to the already fixed list with the new development stuff. If you want an early test to make sure it works for you, leave me a message.


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I Cannot get this plug-in working. BM menu shows it, settings screen show, I have proper zip code entered, but nothing happens. No "UPDATING" screen. I have left it on this screen overnoght and still nothing. Here is part of my log..

12/23/2004 08:52:32 ************************************
Thursday, December 23, 2004 8:52:32 PM
DownloadDay failed.
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "Auburn Flagship 10" Key being added: "Auburn Flagship 10"
at System.Collections.Hashtable.Insert(Object key, Object nvalue, Boolean add)
at System.Collections.Hashtable.Add(Object key, Object value)
at SnapStream.MovieShowtimes.MovieShowtimesUpdater.Do wnloadDay(DateTime dtNow, Hashtable& movies, Hashtable& theaters)
at SnapStream.MovieShowtimes.MovieShowtimesUpdater.Do wnloadShowtimes()

12/23/2004 08:52:33 Loading the SingletonHotbar defaults
12/23/2004 08:52:33 Initializing the main frame skin
12/23/2004 08:52:35 Checking for the latest version of Beyond Media.
12/23/2004 08:52:35 Version check complete. You have the latest version of Beyond Media.
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:50 AM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

I'm going to take a break from working on this and do a little holiday celebration.

The following should be done:
1) Showtimes not saving to xml file correctly (all/most showtimes disappear when Beyond Media reloads)
2) Black Screen for certain movies
3) Verify efficiency/accuracy of showtime parsing (including handling duplicate theaters)
4) Improve trailer download accuracy (Works 29/30 right now, I want 30/30)
5) Fix font sizes in configuration screen
6) Improve showtimes list on movie details screen
7) Move everything up so nothing possibly overlaps the music player
8) Add option to adjust # of days it looks ahead
9) Add option to change # of theaters loaded
12) Add Canda switch (basically renames Zip Code to Postal Code)

The following are currently being worked on:
11) Add trailer management (Manual Delete Trailer && Manual Delete Trailer + prevent redownload)

The following have not yet been looked at:
10) Add option to select/deselect theaters
13) Add Denmark showtimes

Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy, have fun, and I'll try to get this released in the next few days.
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Old 12-24-2004, 06:45 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 8 Update)

Thanks Kilrsat that file you sent me did the trick.
Thanks again and have a great holiday!
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:08 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 28 Update)

This plugin has been updated.

Happy Holidays,
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:52 PM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 28 Update)

I have Denmark and Australia showtime parsers in testing right now. If you would like to try one of them, let me know.

If you would like another country added, get in touch with me.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:32 AM
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 28 Update)

The UK would be good
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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 28 Update)

The Aussie one is going great btw! Thanks for your hard work Kilrsat

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Re: [plugin] Movie Showtimes (Dec 28 Update)

Seconded for UK Support!
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