Feature #522

Switch UI to something like Plex

Added by Hammel almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:In ProgressStart date:17 Apr 2016
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:


Target version:PiBox - 0.12.0
Severity:03 - Medium


The video posters can be shown in a "list" and scrolled through with arrow keys. Jumping to video titles by the first letter.

This implies grabbing more data to store in the video db.


#1 Updated by Hammel over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
Found out how to start with this:
  1. Node.js - web server component
  2. nwjs - UI component
  3. jQuery flipster - The actual UI, which may be usable without either Node.js or nwjs
    1. Creating Your First Desktop App With HTML, JS and Node-WebKit

With jQuery Flipster I could control the UI from the console (via surf to local server) or via mobile device, replacing both app launcher and videofe. Most importantly, only requires that surf can be built with webkit so javascript can run OR I get Node.js/nwjs working on PiBox. As an alternative, I could simply keep app launcher/videofe for the console and add jQuery Flipster to the existing web interface so it can be controlled via a mobile device with a better UI.

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