Long time I haven't posted around here :]
Anyway, for a change today I'd like to share with you a non-game app, made with C2 for nodewebkit.
<font size="5">Moov interactive library</font>
I've been using that for a while now and I find it quite handy.
So if you have a bunch of movies on your hard drive (which you've ripped from your own legal copy obviously<img src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0" align="middle">), then you'll easily get lost in the filenames, to choose a nice movie to watch.
This movie library scans automatically your movie folder, then reads the filenames to get film details from an imdb API, and presents the results and movie poster in a neat and visual grid.
You can then get info and directly pick a poster to play a movie <img src="smileys/smiley16.gif" border="0" align="middle">
This kind of app may exist already on the web, but I wanted a minimalist and (hopefully) stylish one, while having fun making it with C2. (I also made a simpler one in the past with flash!)
<img src="http://i.imgur.com/YEQjlOh.jpg" border="0">
<img src="http://i.imgur.com/MI0Yd3S.jpg" border="0">
<img src="http://i.imgur.com/IaAEm8Q.jpg" border="0">
Just note this is a work in progress, and some stuff are still not really not straight forward ;)
Before starting, if you're a bad pirate person with files like My_Film_ripped_by_that_dude_in_99999p_HD, then you need to rename the files with the just the actual name of the film.
The API I use for the moment if a bit sensitive and will only work with exact case sensitive names...
If you're really lazy you can try something like Filebot to rename your stuff
Also, I haven't coded a directory selector yet, so the only way to make it work is to have your movies folder named "Films", and the "Moov" folder just next to that, like so (well for win at least):
-/My Other Film
Another thing I may need to work on is a better support for all kind of screen resolutions, and to automatically adapt the layout to those
Now for the actual manual:
- use keyboard arrows or mouse wheel to scroll the page
- a click on a poster brings a film page
- go back to the grid with a click anywhere outside the pic
- click the poster on the film page to launch your usual movie player
- use TAB to enter edit mode and pick a custom movie poster
- ESC to close
You can use the touch as well to navigate, and it's quite fun
Another way to quit in "touch" is to lay down five fingers on screen
Please give it a try and let me know if you like the idea, find it useful or not.
I haven't really tried it on mac os and linux, so let me know how it goes!