Add-on:Rapier

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Rapier

See this add-on on the kodi.tv showcase

Author: Scarfa, Gade

Type: Skin
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v17
Kodi.tv repo v16
Kodi.tv repo v15

License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Source: Source code
Summary: Rapier от Scarfa и Gade.
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Attention talk.png Need help with this add-on? See here.

Обликът е създаден с цел да предостави лесен, изчистен и елегантен интерфейс, фокусиран върху мултимедийното съдържание. Предвидени са ножество опции за персонализиране. Стреми се към поддържане на всички функции на Kodi, стига те да се вписват в стила на облика.

Contents

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
  4. Kodi add-on repository
  5. Look and feel (v16 and higher)
  6. Skins
  7. Rapier
  8. Install


2 Development version / Gade's Add-on Repository

I have created an add-on repository for Rapier and my other add-ons. This means that if you install this repository, you will always automatically receive the newest and freshest development updates of Rapier. You will still automatically get the official updates.

To install this repository, you must do so by following these steps:

  1. Download the zip file containing Gade's Add-on Repository from Github
  2. Start Kodi
  3. Navigate to Settings
  4. Add-ons
  5. Install from zip file
  6. Locate the zip file you downloaded
  7. Install

After this, you will automatically receive the latest development versions directly within Kodi.


3 Required add-ons

To get the most out of Rapier the following add-ons are required - they should be installed automatically when installing the skin. If this is not the case, please install using the XBMC Add-on Manager or manually using the links below. Certain skin features will not be available if one or more of these add-ons are not installed on your system.


4 Supported add-ons (Kodi Add-on Repository Installation)

The following add-ons are supported by Rapier. They can be installed using the XBMC Add-on Manager or manually using the links below.


5 Supported add-ons (Manual Installation)

The following add-ons are supported by Rapier. They can be installed manually using the links below.


6 Special skin features

  • All of the above mentioned add-ons
  • Custom home items
  • Movie, tv show and music video clear logos and clear art
  • Music clear logos and cd art
  • Extra fanart
  • Touch support
  • Splash screen (video, audio or image)
  • Live TV/PVR (Radio RDS info added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16)
  • Audio DSP support including all Audio DSP add-ons. (Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16)


7 Screenshots


8 Videos

8.1 Kodi 15.x - Rapier Demo

8.2 Kodi / Rapier Splash Video

9 Tips and guides

This section is still under development.

9.1 Creating a custom category

This is a step-by-step guide to adding a custom category. Up to 16 custom categories are available.
1. Go to Skin Settings > Home > Category Menu
2. Click "Add more categories" (to activate custom category 1-4), "Add more categories 2" (to activate custom category 5-8), "Add more categories 3" (to activate custom category 9-12) or "Add more categories 4" (to activate custom category 13-16)
3. Choose between adding a custom category from one of your Favourites or from a built in skin preset.
4. "Path":
  • If you have chosen adding a custom category from a Favourite, a dialog will open up with all your favourites. You can add almost any item within Kodi to your Favourites using the context menu.
  • If you have chosen adding a custom category from a built in skin preset, the presets dialog will open up. This allows you to choose any item in the sections or to enter a custom action yourself (bottom left item).
5. You can choose a custom category icon from any location on your system.
6. You can choose a custom widget. Adding a custom widget brings up a dialog:
  • Movies, tv shows, music videos or albums will display recently added and in progress/featured items from your library.
  • Add-ons will display random add-ons.
  • Playlist (movies, episodes or music) will display recently added and featured items from your selected playlist (useful when the custom category is a playlist from your favourites).
  • In Cinemas / Upcoming Movies, New DVDs / Upcoming DVDs, Trending Movies / TV Shows will use the add-on script.extendedinfo to fill the widgets.
  • Custom (Rapier 10 / Kodi 17 or later and script.skinshortcuts required) will bring up a dialog to choose a custom top widget and a custom bottom widget. You can choose either one, as both are not required. You can set the name and choose aspect (poster, wide or square) individually for both widgets.
7. Category images are the focused/unfocused name of the category. If no image is chosen, "Custom X" (where X is the custom category number) will be used.
Clicking the button will open up the skin.rapier/extras/ folder, where many extra category images are available. But you can choose any location on your system to add your own category images.
Additional home category images can be requested at the forum.
If the home screen categories for your language are in English, go here to get them translated.
8. You can choose between 3 background options for your custom category.
  • "Single image" will open up a dialog, where you can choose any image on your system as background for your custom category.
  • "Multi image" will open up a dialog, where you can choose any folder with images on your system as multi backgrounds for your custom category.
  • "Fanart" will open up a dialog, where you can choose one of the built in fanart options as background for your custom category.
The button below will display the chosen background option and the image to the left will display the image(s).

9.2 Adding, removing or editing submenus

This is a step-by-step guide to adding, removing or editing submenus. You can add up to 7 submenus for each category.
  • Go to Skin Settings > Home > Category Submenu.
All of your enabled categories are displayed here: Music / Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Programs (Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 and below) / Add-ons (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17) / Pictures / General / System / Live TV / Weather (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17) / Custom Category 1-16
Clicking any of them allows you to add, remove or edit the submenus.
  • To remove an existing hardcoded submenu from the Music / Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Programs / Add-ons / Pictures / General / System / Live TV / Weather categories:
Enabling Button 1 and leaving everything else blank, will disable the existing submenu 1 for the chosen category and so on. Do this for all the submenu items you wish to remove.
  • To edit any submenu item for a category:
Enabling Button 1 and entering all the necessary information, will replace submenu 1 for the chosen category and so on. Do this for all the submenu items you wish to edit.
1. Click Button 1 to 7 to edit the submenu item you wish.
2. Choose between editing a submenu item using one of your Favourites, a built in skin preset, a script or an add-on.
3. "Path":
If you have chosen editing a submenu item using one of your Favourites, a dialog will open up with all your favourites. You can add almost any item within Kodi to your Favourites using the context menu.
If you have chosen editing a submenu item using a built in skin preset, the presets dialog will open up. This allows you to choose any item in the sections or to enter a custom action yourself (bottom left item).
If you have chosen editing a submenu item using a script, a dialog will open up where you can select one of the scripts.
If you have chosen editing a submenu item using an add-on, a dialog will open up where you can select one of the add-ons.
4. "Label" allows you to enter the name of the submenu.
  • To add a submenu item for any category:
You can add additional submenus to a category with less than 7 submenu items: eg. if a category has 4 submenus, you can enable Button 5, 6 and 7 to add 3 additional custom submenus.
1. Click Button 1 to 7 to add the submenu item you wish.
2. Choose between adding a submenu item from one of your Favourites, a built in skin preset, a script or an add-on.
3. "Path":
If you have chosen adding a submenu item from a Favourite, a dialog will open up with all your favourites. You can add almost any item within Kodi to your Favourites using the context menu.
If you have chosen adding a submenu item from a built in skin preset, the presets dialog will open up. This allows you to choose any item in the sections or to enter a custom action yourself (bottom left item).
If you have chosen adding a submenu item from a script, a dialog will open up where you can select one of the scripts.
If you have chosen adding a submenu item from an add-on, a dialog will open up where you can select one of the add-ons.
4. "Label" allows you to enter the name of the submenu.

9.3 Home custom category images

Rapier uses text images for the home menu categories. More categories can be found in skin.rapier/extras folder when customizing the home menu.
Additional home category images can be requested at the forum.
If the home screen categories for your language are in English, go here to get them translated.

9.4 Missing tv show clear logos in the TV Shows Today widget in the home screen

Go to Skin Settings -> Add-ons -> Artwork Downloader -> Download Presets - TV Shows -> Click the Clear Logo button and wait for the script to finish. This should add all clear logos for the tv shows to your library. You can do this with clear art as well if you wish.

9.5 Missing Upcoming TV Shows widget

If you don't see the Upcoming TV Shows widget on the home screen, you probably need to enable it in the Tv Show - Next Aired add-on settings.
  • Go to Add-ons > My Add-ons > Program Add-ons > TV Show - Next Aired > Settings
  • ENABLE the setting "Show all tv shows for home screen (needs skin support)"
  • Restart Kodi

9.6 ExtendedInfo (using script.extendedinfo) for movie/tv show cast/crew members

To activate ExtendedInfo for movie/tv show cast members, press down from the selected cast member in the video information window.
You can click any director/writer throughout the skin to activate ExtendedInfo.

9.7 Mouse / touch device support

Mouse and touch devices are indeed supported by this skin.
To make the most of your experience, make sure these skin settings are set:
  • Skin Settings > General > Hide dialog close buttons > DISABLED
  • Skin Settings > General > Hide top options menu bar (only show when selected) > DISABLED
  • Skin Settings > General > Hide top bar when idle > DISABLED
  • Skin Settings > Home > Show navigation buttons > ENABLED

10 Skin Settings

Rapier is highly customizable and has a great deal of skin settings. This section details all the skin settings options for Rapier.

10.1 General

GENERAL
Enable kiosk mode
Once you've got everything set up the way you want, you can enable "kiosk mode" to lock your chosen views and hide selected buttons / functions.
Enable low CPU power mode
This setting might improve performance on lower powered systems.
When enabled, you can choose between these two options:
  • Disable animations only. Selecting this option will disable selected animations.
  • Disable animations and CPU demanding skin settings. Selecting this option will disable selected animations AND these CPU demanding skin settings:
  • Video playing in the background
  • Play trailers in a window
  • Music CD art
  • Animated backgrounds and fanart (both music and video)
  • Music visualization and artist fanart in the background (when playing music)
  • Fanart slideshow using script.artistslideshow (when playing music)
Hide dialog close buttons
Hides the dialog close buttons on all dialogs. Dialog close buttons are very useful when using a mouse or touch device.
Hide date
Hides the date in the top status bar.
Date format
Choose the date format according to your region: UK / Australia / Central Europa / India or USA / Canada.
Hide top options menu bar (only show when selected)
This will permanently show the menu bar in the library or hide it. If you choose to hide it, it will only be visible when focused.
Hide top bar when idle
This setting is only enabled when the setting "Hide top options menu bar" above is enabled.
This will hide the top bar, when the system has been left idle for 3 seconds. The top bar will still be visible, when the top options menu bar is visible.
Use scrollbar / Use quick jump
This setting requires script.skin.helper.service and minimum Kodi 16 / Rapier 9.x.
Use scrollbar: Choose this to enable scrollbars throughout the skin.
Use quick jump: Choose this to enable quick jump alphabet navigation wherever possible.
Enable battery notification
If you enable this option, a battery notification will be displayed in the top status bar. This will only be visible when using a battery powered device.
Enable autocompletions for keyboard dialog
This setting requires script.extendedinfo and minimum Kodi 15.x Isengard/Rapier 8.x.
This setting enables autocompletions by Google or Youtube for the keyboard dialog in Kodi. They show up as up to 9 clickable suggestions below the actual keyboard.
STARTUP
This section requires script.skin.helper.service.
Enable splash screen (photo, video or music)
This allows you to choose a video, image or piece of music to play as a splash screen when Kodi starts up.
Splash screen image duration
This button is only visible if an image is chosen as splash screen.
Pressing this button brings up a numeric dialog where you can set the amount of time the image is displayed. Defaults to 5 seconds.
Preview
This button is only visible if splash screen is enabled.
Pressing this button will preview your chosen media.

10.2 Home

HOME
Show navigation buttons
This will display navigation buttons in each side of the category menu and can be very useful to mouse or touch device users.
Enable music playing progressbar
When playing music and leaving the system idle for 5 seconds, the category section will turn into a progressbar.
CATEGORY MENU
Use white / coloured categories
Toggle this button to switch between white and coloured home screen category names. The coloured categories will follow the chosen theme - blue, red or orange.
Clicking music category redirects to library / files
Select if the main music category button redirects to the music library or music files window.
Clicking videos category redirects to files / library
Select if the main videos category button redirects to the video files or video library window.
Clicking tv category redirects to channels / EPG
Select if the main tv category button redirects to the tv channels window or tv EPG window.
Clicking radio category redirects to channels / EPG
Added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17.
Select if the main radio category button redirects to the radio channels window or radio EPG window.
Hide categories
Select to hide main categories: Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Programs (Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 and below), Add-ons (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17), Pictures, General, System, TV, Radio (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17), Weather, Power.
Add more categories
Add up to 16 custom categories to the home screen and choose between any favourite (add-ons, playlists, paths etc.) or a built-in skin preset. You can choose your own icon, category image (name of the category), background and add a custom widget.
Click here for a detailed guide on creating a custom category.
CATEGORY SUBMENU
Hide submenus
Hides all submenus.
Music / Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Programs (Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 and below) / Add-ons (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17) / Pictures / General / System / Live TV / Weather (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17) / Custom Category 1-16
You can remove, edit or create up to 7 custom submenus for each category using any favourite (add-ons, playlists, paths etc.), built-in skin preset, script or plugin. This is very useful in a lot of different ways.
Click here for a detailed guide on adding, removing or editing a submenu item.
CATEGORY ICON
Hide category icons
Hides all category icons.
Custom category icon
Select a custom category icon for the main categories.
INFO PANEL
Hide now playing
When playing music or video, Rapier will display a Now Playing widget. This setting allows you to hide the widget.
Hide recently added
Hide the Recently Added widget. Enabling this will also hide the In Progress widget.
Hide "in progress" / random
Enabling this option will hide the In Progress widget.
Hide in cinemas / upcoming movies
Requires the add-on script.extendedinfo (minimum version 3.0.0)
Enabling this option will hide the In Cinemas / Upcoming Movies widget for the movie category.
Hide tv show next aired
Enabling this option will hide the TV Show Next Aired widget for the tv shows category.
Hide videos
Added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17 Krypton
Enabling this option will hide the video widget for the Videos category.
Hide Add-ons
Added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17 Krypton
Enabling this option will hide the Add-on widgets for the Add-ons category.
Hide favourites
Added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17 Krypton
Enabling this option will hide the favourites widget for the general category. If the weather category is disabled, the weather widget is displayed for the general category instead.
Hide weather
Enabling this option will hide the weather widget for the weather category.
Hide PVR channels
Enabling this option will hide the PVR channels / recordings widgets for the TV / Radio category.
Hide recording information
Enabling this option will hide the recording information widgets when recording tv / radio.
Hide system information
Enabling this option will hide the system information widget for the system category.
ADD-ON SHORTCUTS
Enable add-on shortcut titles
Enabling this option will display add-on titles for each of the add-on shortcuts.
Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Music / Pictures / Programs (Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 and below) / Add-ons (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17) / General
Select up to 6 add-on shortcuts for each category. Selecting an add-on shortcut will disable the category icon for the chosen category.

10.3 Media

VIDEOS
Play trailers in a window (video information window)
This will play trailers in windowed mode in the video information window only.
Use alternative duration
By default Kodi displays duration of videos in minutes (eg. 112 minutes). Enabling this setting will display the duration in hours and minutes (eg. 1h52).
Select movie genre icon pack
Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis.
This setting allows you to select an image resource add-on genre pack to use with the skin. I recommend installing Xzener's Reflected Icons.
Defaults to use the skin.rapier/extras/moviegenres/ folder for manually adding images if no image resource add-on is selected.
VIDEO PLAYING
Enable video playing in the background
When playing video, this setting will enable the video playing in the background throughout the skin.
FULLSCREEN VIDEO
Hide seekbar OSD during fullscreen playback
Hides the seekbar when playing fullscreen audio or video.
Show clear art on OSD
Displays clear art images on the OSD when playing movies or tv show episodes. If no clear art is available, a clear logo will be displayed. If no clear logo is available, the cover image will be displayed. Clear art and clear logos require the add-on Artwork Downloader. You can either run Artwork Downloader in the background using the add-on's settings, manually download the artwork in the movie or tv show library or download using Rapier's Add-ons skin settings section.
Show clear logo on OSD
Displays clear logo images on the OSD when playing movies or tv show episodes. If no clear logo is available, the cover image will be displayed. Clear logos require the add-on Artwork Downloader. You can either run Artwork Downloader in the background using the add-on's settings, manually download the artwork in the movie or tv show library or download using Rapier's Add-ons skin settings section.
Show "Paused" in fullscreen video
When pausing fullscreen video, this setting will dim the screen slighly and display a "Paused" label.
TV SHOWS
Use banner / poster layout
Choose between displaying tv show poster or banner images throughout the skin.
TV / RADIO
This section will only be visible if live tv / PVR is enabled.
Select multi image path for tv channels / recordings
Use this option to select a folder of images (or a folder with a single image) to be used in the tv channels / recordings view.
If no folder is selected, the default images will be used.
Select multi image path for radio channels / recordings
Use this option to select a folder of images (or a folder with a single image) to be used in the radio channels / recordings view.
If no folder is selected, the default images will be used.
MUSIC
Enable music CD art
Enabling this will display CD Art images throughout the skin when playing music. This requires either the add-on CDArt Manager and/or manually adding cdart.png images to your music library folders.
Select music library path for clear logos
Enter the path to your music library if you wish to enable clear logos in your Kodi music library.
Leaving this blank will disable clear logos in the music library.
Select music genre icon pack
Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis.
This setting allows you to select an image resource add-on genre pack to use with the skin. I recommend installing Music Genre Icons - Text.
Defaults to use the skin.rapier/extras/musicgenres/ folder for manually adding images if no image resource add-on is selected.
MUSIC PLAYING
Enable fullscreen window when starting music
Enabling this setting will immediately open up the fullscreen music window when music playback is started.
Enable music visualization / artist fanart in the background
Enable this setting to display music visualization or artist fanart in the background throughout the skin when playing music.
Use visualization for background / Use artist fanart in the background
Choose either music visualization or artist fanart in the background throughout the skin when playing music.
Enable both music visualization and artist fanart in the background
Choose both music visualization and artist fanart in the background throughout the skin when playing music.
Fanart slideshow (artist slideshow add-on)
Enabling this will display an artist slideshow in the background when playing music. This setting requires the add-on Artist Slideshow and the skin setting artist fanart for background.
Animate fanart backgrounds
Enabling this will animate the fanart in the background throughout the skin. This requires the skin setting artist fanart for background.
FULLSCREEN MUSIC
Show CD art and info in fullscreen music playback
Enabling this will display CD Art images in the music visualization when playing music. This requires either the add-on CDArt Manager and/or manually adding cdart.png images to your music library folders.
Show "Paused" in fullscreen music
When pausing fullscreen music, this setting will dim the screen slighly and display a "Paused" label.
PICTURES
Show "Paused" in picture slideshow
When pausing a fullscreen picture slideshow, this setting will display the current time and a "Paused" label.
MEDIA FLAGGING
Enable media flags (Enabling all media flags may break the layout)
This setting will enable or disable all media flags.
Use default theme colour / Use white theme colour
Choose between blue (default) or white media flags.
Hide video resolution
This setting will hide the video resolution media flags.
Hide aspect ratio
This setting will hide the aspect ratio media flags.
Hide rating
This setting will hide the rating media flags.
Hide subtitle count
Requires installation of the add-on Skin Helper Service
Enabling this setting will display a media flag with the number of subtitles available.
Hide audio language count
Requires installation of the add-on Skin Helper Service
Enabling this setting will display a media flag with the number of audio languages available.
Hide Next Aired
Requires installation of the add-on TV Show Next Aired
This setting will hide the tv show status media flag in the tv show and season library.

10.4 Configure Menus

This section is added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis
CONFIGURE MENUS
Shutdown Menu
Here you can enable/disable shutdown menu items. The items are enabled according to your hardware specifications.
Context Menu
Here you can enable/disable context menu items. Most items requires add-ons. If a required add-on is not installed, clicking an item will prompt you to install it.

10.5 Weather

WEATHER
Enable weather
This will enable or disable the weather notification in the top status bar.
Show in home window only / Show in all windows
This will either display the weather notification in the home window only or in all windows.
Select weather icon pack
Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis.
This setting allows you to select an image resource add-on weather icons pack to use with the skin.
Defaults to Kodi's default weather icons if no image resource add-on is selected.
Enable animated icons
Removed from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis.
This will enable animated weather icons throughout the skin.
Animated icons apply to weather window only / Animated icons apply to all windows
Removed from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis.
This will either display the animated weather icons in the weather window only or in all windows.

10.6 Backgrounds

BACKGROUNDS
Fanart brightness - low / medium
Opens up a dialog to select the fanart background brightness on a 0-100% scale. Default is 30%.
Animate custom backgrounds
Enable this setting to animate the custom backgrounds.
Animate fanart backgrounds
Enable this setting to animate the fanart backgrounds.
Time per Image for fanart backgrounds
This setting is only visible if the add-on Skin Helper Service is installed.
This setting is only enabled if fanart backgrounds have been selected for either the music, videos, movies, tv shows or pvr sections.
Clicking this button will bring up a numeric dialog. Use this to set the time in seconds each fanart image is shown. Defaults to 8 seconds.
Select movie / tv show genre background pack
Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16.
Select a genre background image pack to be used in the movies and tv shows genre node.
Select music / music video genre background pack
Added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16.
Select a genre background image pack to be used in the music and music videos genre node.
CUSTOM BACKGROUNDS
Global
Choose a custom single image or multi images to use globally throughout the skin. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%.
Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows
For the music, videos, movies and tv shows sections, you can choose between four background options:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Fanart images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on Skin Helper Service. Select to display either random, recent, in progress or unwatched fanart images (all options will not be available for every category).
TV
For the tv section, you can choose between four background options:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Random fanart images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on Skin Helper Service.
Radio
Added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17.
For the radio section, you can choose between four background options:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Random fanart images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on Skin Helper Service.
Pictures
For the pictures section, you can choose between five background options:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Latest images from your library. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on MyPicsDB.
  • Random images from your library. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on MyPicsDB.
Programs (Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 and below), Add-ons (added from Rapier 10.x / Kodi 17), General, System, Power
For the programs, add-ons, general, system and power sections, you can choose between three background options:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
Weather
For the weather section, you can choose between 5 background options from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis and 4 in previous versions:
  • The global background.
  • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Multi images. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Weather condition backgrounds. Select the path to your weather fanart folder. You can set the background brightness from 0-100%, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
  • Condition (Add-on). This setting is added from Rapier 9.x / Kodi 16 Jarvis and allows you to select an image resource add-on weather fanart pack.

10.7 Add-ons

ADD-ONS
Show lyrics button on OSD
This will show a lyrics button on the OSD when playing music in the music visualization window. You have to select your lyrics add-on in the setting below.
Path
Select your preferred lyrics add-on to use in the music visualization window.
Lyrics settings
This will open the settings dialog for the selected lyrics add-on.
ARTWORK DOWNLOADER
Settings
This will open the settings dialog for the Artwork Downloader add-on.
Download according to add-on settings
This will download all artwork specified in the Artwork Downloader settings.
Download presets - movies
Hide or show all the settings for the movie artwork downloads.
All
Download all movie artwork: poster, fanart, extra fanart, extra thumbs, thumbnail 16:9, clear art, clear logo. All artwork for every movie will be downloaded.
Poster / Fanart / Extra fanart / Extra thumbs / Thumbnail 16:9 / Clear art / Clear logo
Download only the movie artwork specified. The selected artwork for all movies wil be downloaded.
Download presets - tv shows
Hide or show all the settings for the tv shows artwork downloads.
All
Download all tv show artwork: poster, season poster, banner, season banner, fanart, extra fanart, extra thumbs, clear art, clear logo, tv thumb 16:9. All artwork for every tv show will be downloaded.
Poster / Season poster / Banner / Season banner / Fanart / Extra fanart / Extra thumbs / Clear art / Clear logo / TV thumb 16:9
Download only the tv show artwork specified. The selected artwork for all tv shows will be downloaded.
Download presets - music videos
Hide or show all the settings for the music videos artwork downloads.
All
Download all music video artwork: poster, fanart, extra fanart, clear art, clear logo. All artwork for every music video will be downloaded.
Poster / Fanart / Extra fanart / Clear art / Clear logo
Download only the music video artwork specified. The selected artwork for all music videos will be downloaded.
IMDB UPDATE
This section will only be available of you have installed the add-on IMDb Update on your system.
Settings
This will open the settings dialog for the add-on IMDb Update.
Update IMDb movie rating
This will update the IMDb movie rating for all movies in your library.
Update IMDb movie rating (hidden)
This will update the IMDb movie rating for all movies in your library. The service will run in the background.
Update IMDb top 250
This will update the IMDb top 250 for all movies in your library.
Update IMDb top 250 (hidden)
This will update the IMDb top 250 for all movies in your library. The service will run in the background.
Update MPAA rating
This will update the MPAA rating for all movies in your library.
Update MPAA rating (hidden)
This will update the MPAA rating for all movies in your library. The service will run in the background.
Update All
This will update all options for this add-on.
Update All (hidden)
This will update all options for this add-on. The service will run in the background.

10.8 Supported Add-ons

This section contains two sub sections:
  • Automatic installation from Kodi add-on repository
This is a list of add-ons from the official Kodi add-on repository supported by Rapier. Each add-on will display a description when focused.
If an add-on is installed you will see the add-on version information. Clicking the add-on will open up the settings dialog.
If an add-on is not installed, clicking the item will prompt you to install the add-on and guide you through the process.
  • Manual installation
This list of add-ons supported by Rapier is not in the official Kodi add-on repository. Each add-on will display a description when focused.
If an add-on is installed you will see the add-on version information. Clicking the add-on will open up the settings dialog.
If an add-on is not installed, clicking the item will display an error notification. You can only install these add-ons manually from zip.

10.9 Reset Skin / Skin Settings

When the add-on Skin Helper Service is not installed on your system, the visible section is "Reset Skin".
When the add-on Skin Helper Service is installed on your system, the visible section is "Skin Settings".
RESET SKIN
Clicking the Reset Skin button will reset all skin settings to default. You can NOT undo this action.
SKIN SETTINGS
Reset skin settings to default (press to confirm).
This will reset all skin settings to default. You can NOT undo this action.
Export skin settings
Exports all the Rapier skin settings to your selected location.
Import skin settings.
Imports all the Rapier skin settings from your selected location.

11 Translations

Translations of the skin are handled on Transifex.

Please take a moment to check if your language is up to date, and all strings are translated. You can help out by signing up on Transifex, join the project and translate the skin to your native language.

A huge thanks to all the translators for the great work - it's really appreciated!

If the home screen categories for your language are in English, go here to get them translated.

12 Development

You can follow the latest development on Github.

13 Changelogs

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