wolfgar wrote:In fact KJLynch question was more about why not simply remove *ts_video_menu.conf or *ts_video_menu.bmp files i believe...
For that matter
it would be more consistant if tomplayer.ini internally used the same names
*ts_video_menu.bmp and .conf names to MATCH the format *ts_audio_menu names
I undertand the names for video_skin can be changed in the tomplayer.ini file.
And I know that may be beyond the knowledge or capabilities of som tomplayer users
I also realize there is a problem with the maintenance of the filenames of skins already zipped
and posted for distribution.
Perhaps the simplest way is to suggest the user carefully edit the video_skin name in tomplayer.ini
to match the skin name (this way the skin names could be descriptive and require no name standarization)
Or possibly the best answer? is you automate the skin selection process and code it as part of
tomplayer itself. (similar to media file selection) Just a thought.....
Here is another consideration for future refinement. (maybe later)
It would seem to be a good idea to standardize a header of information in the .conf file
example the first line of each conf file as follows
# Author Name, Skin name, version# , size (ws/ts) Date
This is just good housekeeping. Some authors already do most of this others do not,
but there does not appear to be a standard method
It could make it easier to identify if a given skin .conf has been manually scaled up in size
to a larger ws screen size. A formal format could, even allow the tomplayer program
select only skins of the proper size for possible installation to the particular hardware.
In any case it seems like its something that the program and skin authors should
correct now (earlier the better) or just make the current issue more common public knowledge
to the user (maybe to the English users? the Bablefish doesn't always work so well)
My guess is once a user selects a favorite skin they don't change them too often?
so maybe the development time is best spent elsewhere?
(I would like to see more video formats such as .mp4 and .mkv .amv etc if possible)
Anyway keep up the fine work gentlemen