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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.5.5
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.6.2
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*Added the new xxx Selection Popup
*Added the new xxx Selection Popup

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*Added the new SelectRecordingForPlayback Selection Popup
*Added the new ResolveConflict Selection Popup
*Added the new SelectArchive Selection Popup
*Updated the FindAll Popup
*Updated the Recordings skin
*Added Colour Retro Picture MainMenu option
*Updated all the Setup batch files
*Added skin for Files plugin
*Updated Plugin skin for TV Listings (v3.6.1)
*Updated Plugin skin for MusicBox4 (v9.4)
*Updated Plugin skin for SearchLite (v1.4.5.4)
*Updated Plugin skin for SSPlus (v1.2.0)

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*Updated for TV Listings plugin (v3.6.x)
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*Updated for TV Listings plugin (v3.6.0)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(v3.7)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (7.4Mb)(v3.8)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip (336Kb)(v3.7b Update)
(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip downloads) \\
(includes v3.7a and 3.7b updates)

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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (4.3Mb)(v3.7)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (7.4Mb)(v3.8)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z (297Kb)(v3.7bUpdate)
(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z downloads) \\
(includes v3.7a and 3.7b updates)

'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for manual installation of this upgrade it would pay to delete the old "Change TVListings.bat" located in your BRVE+ root directory and all the "TV Listings*.xml" files located in your "BRVE+\TV Listings" directory

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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.4.3
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.5.5
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in
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There are a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in
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* MusicBox4
* Programs
* RSSReader
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* PluginName (Version tested)

* Files (v1.0.4537.beta )
* MusicBox4 (v9.4)
* Programs (v1.2)
* RSSReader (November 25th, 2010)
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* SSPlus
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* SSPlus (v1.2.0)
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* TVListings & TVRecordings (v3.6.x)
* VolumeOSD
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* TVListings & TVRecordings (v3.6.1)
* VolumeOSD (v1.1)
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* Web Radio
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* Web Radio (v3.7)
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Add support for other plug-ins as they come along and I get time.
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15 August 2012
  '''v3.8'''
*Updated for NextPVR 2.5.5
*Added the new xxx Selection Popup
*Added the new xxx Selection Popup

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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip (336Kb)(v3.7a Update)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip (336Kb)(v3.7b Update)
(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip downloads) \\
(includes v3.7a and 3.7b updates
)
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'''%red%Please NOTE:%%''' The installer and batch files '''%red%[++Do Not++]%%''' %red%change, add or replace%% any files outside of the ..\Skin\BlueRetroVE+ directory
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z (297Kb)(v3.7aUpdate)
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'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a version
of BlueRetroVE+ previous to 2.4 installed  navigate to [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin" -]and either rename or delete the "BlueRetroVE+" folder prior to running the installer!!
to:
Download:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z (297Kb)(v3.7bUpdate)
(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z downloads) \\
(includes v3.7a and 3.7b updates)

'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for manual installation
of this upgrade it would pay to delete the old "Change TVListings.bat" located in your BRVE+ root directory and all the "TV Listings*.xml" files located in your "BRVE+\TV Listings" directory
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.3.6
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.4.3
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* SearchLite
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* SearchLite (v1.4.5.4)
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* System
* TVListings & TVRecordings
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* System (v2.12.03.10)
*
TVListings & TVRecordings (v3.6.x)
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* Weather
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* Weather (v1.0.0.2)
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14 July 2012
  '''v3.7b'''
*Updated for TV Listings plugin (v3.6.x)

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''' 'VE' = Visibility Enhanced''' \\
''' '+' = Retro Image Backgrounds '''
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27 February 2012
  '''v3.7a'''
*Updated for System plugin (v2.12.02.25)
*Updated "hidden Menu" Buttons for SearchLite (v1.4.5.x)

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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(v3.7)
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DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)

Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkinUpdate.zip (336Kb)(v3.7a Update)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (4.3Mb)(v3.7)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusUpdate.7z (297Kb)(v3.7aUpdate)
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(:title BlueRetroVE+ (Visibility Enhanced):)
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(:title BlueRetroVE+:)
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----
For non supported Plug-ins you should try copying the plugin skin directory from

''[[QuickStart.InstalledParts#datadirectory|your Data Directory]]\NPVR\Skin\Default\PlugInSkin'' \\
into\\
''[[QuickStart.InstalledParts#datadirectory|your Data Directory]]\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+\PlugInSkin''

(while they may not look completely right at least they should work)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (4.3Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.2.6
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.3.6
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21 January 2012
  '''v3.7'''
*Updated for NextPVR 2.3.6
*Added the new Guide Groups Selection Popup
*Added the new Audio Selection Popup
*Added "rating" display in details popup

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'''%red%Please NOTE:%%''' Some of these images above are no longer a true representation of the skin as it has been updated since they were uploaded. Also this will be the last version of this skin as it is now that I will be developing but I have started developing a completely new BlueRetroVE+ (generation-four) replacement skin.
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'''%red%Please NOTE:%%''' Some of these images above are no longer a true representation of the skin as it has been updated since they were uploaded. I will attempt to get them updated sometime soon.
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.1.4 and v2.0.3
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.2.6
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* SSPlus
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24 September 2011
  '''v3.6'''
*Updated for NextPVR 2.2.6
*Added the new Details addition to the LiveTV playing NowNext view
*Added the new Subtitles Selection Popup
*Added display for the CurrentTime to the Players-Videos Popup
*Modified the setup batch files for new/update installs of the skin
*Added SSPlus(screensaver plugin) skin

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*Added MuscicBox4 plugin skin
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*Added MusicBox4 plugin skin
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'''%red%Please NOTE:%%''' Some of these images above are no longer a true representation of the skin as it has been updated since they were uploaded. Also this will be the last version of this skin as it is now that I will be developing but I have started developing a completely new BlueRetroVE+ (generation-four) replacement skin.
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.0Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (4.0Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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This skin requires NextPVR (NPVR) v2.0.3
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v2.1.4 and v2.0.3
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* MusicBox4
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08 July 2011
  '''v3.5'''
*Updated for NextPVR 2.1.4
*Added Search skin
*Added MuscicBox4 plugin skin
*Updated TV Listings and TV Recordings skin for v3.5
*Numerous updates right throughout the skin, so many I can't remember them all

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It has both Vertical & Horizontal MainMenu options included in the install to change from one to the other make the selection in Settings->General "Preferred Style" \\\
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In Settings->General "Active skin" select a different skin then delete [-("..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+") -]
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In Settings->General "Active skin" select a different skin then delete [-(..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\"BlueRetroVE+") -]
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in \\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -] \\
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in \\\
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in \\
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\\

There are now four SD(4x3) & three WS(16x9/16x10) TV Guide & TVListings options\\
to change run the "Change TVGuide.bat" or "Change TVListings.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\\

These batch files are located in [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\\

or you can run the "1st-Setup.bat" to make your selection for all the options at once.
\\\
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There are now a number of batch files that allow you to customise the look, these batch files are located in \\\
[-
"..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -] \\
or you can run the "1st-Setup.bat" again to make your selection for all the options at once.
\\\
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Attach:BRVEPlus-MainMenu1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuide1.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-MainMenu1b.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuide1b.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuideWS.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuideWS1b.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings2a.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings1b.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings2b.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-Videos1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Music1a.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-Videos1b.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Music1b.jpg
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.0Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.2Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (4.2Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.36 & 1.5.33
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This skin requires NextPVR (NPVR) v2.0.3
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04 March 2011
  '''v3.2'''
*Updated for NextPVR 2.0.3
*Added Watched indicator to Recordings
*Added Watched indicator to Videos
*Added FindAll popup skin
*Added three Horizontal MainMenu options
*  (selectable in Settings->General after running the batch file)
*Added Image indicators to Videos & Music IconView & ListViews
*Added a FantArt view to Videos
*  (unfortunately we can't have both RetroBackgroundImage & FanArt at the same time)
*Added VideoInset to most views
*  (some are so small they are just an indication VideoInset mode is running)
*Changed the period display to short period in the TV Guides
*Altered the ListView display right throughout the skin slightly
*Added a further Image indicator to Videos & Music IconView & ListView
*Changed the way the Title is displayed in the details for TV Guide & TV Listings
*Removed the black outline from a number of font displays
*Added a few specialist fonts for the MainMenu & Headings display
*Increased the number of items on MainMenu from five to six & repositioned them slightly
*Added an option to select from three different colour options for how Folders are displayed
*Added a "Change Videos.bat" batch file
*Added a Change FolderColour.bat
*Updated 1st-Setup.bat to include changing the Video skin & Folder colours
*Updated all the batch files to display better
*Fixed a bug in TV Listings WideScreen timeline display
*Added support for TV Listings genre introduced in ver 3.4
*Added a Folder (blue dot) to TV Recordings

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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\\
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to change run the "Change TVGuide.bat" or "Change TVListings.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\

These batch files are located in [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\
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to change run the "Change TVGuide.bat" or "Change TVListings.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\\

These batch files are located in [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\\
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For those of you that don't like installers here is a non installer download, after extracting place the BlueRetroVE+ directory into [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\" -]

Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (3.9Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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For those of you that don't like installers here is a non installer download, after extracting place the BlueRetroVE+ directory into "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\"

Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (3.9Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
[- "
..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\
and by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of
options\\
[-1. Blue Picture (default)\\
2. Not So Blue Picture\\
3. Blue PVRX2 Background\\
4. Quit without any change-]
\\\

There are now four SD(4x3)& three WS(16x9/16x10) TV Guide options
\\
to change the displaying TV Guide navigate
to\\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\
and run
the "Change TVGuide.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\\
to:
For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\

There are now four SD(4x3) & three WS(16x9/16x10) TV Guide & TVListings
options\\
to change run the "Change TVGuide.bat" or "Change TVListings.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\

These batch files are located in [- "..\your data directory
\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\

or you can run the "1st-Setup.bat"
to make your selection for all the options at once.\\\
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* Programs
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* TVListings & TVRecordings
* VolumeOSD
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*Smaller fonts for almost all the fonts in the WS skins
*Smaller & repositioned buttons for the WS skins
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*Smaller fonts for almost all the fonts in the WideScreen skins
*Smaller & repositioned buttons for the WideScreen skins
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*(damn I'm sure there are more main skin changes but I can't remember)
*Fixed the System plugin from badly chopping off the text when in the recording view for the 4x3 skin
*Added skin for the plugins
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*(I'm sure there are more main skin changes but I can't remember)
*Fixed the System plugin from chopping off the text when in the recording view (4x3 skin)
*Added skins for the plugins
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*Volume
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*VolumeOSD
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (3.9Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.0Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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For those of you that don't like installers here is a non installer download, after extracting place the BlueRetroVE+ directory into "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\"

Download:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z (3.9Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlus.7z downloads)

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30 January 2011
  '''v2.9'''
*Updated for NextPVR 1.5.36
*Added support for the new mouse controlled timeline (introduced in NextPVR 1.5.36)
*Smaller fonts for almost all the fonts in the WS skins
*Smaller & repositioned buttons for the WS skins
*Slight change to the display of the hidden menu
*Slight repositioning of the text in the EventDetails popup
*Added all the new fonts for the "default skin" for better display of non supported plugins
*(damn I'm sure there are more main skin changes but I can't remember)
*Fixed the System plugin from badly chopping off the text when in the recording view for the 4x3 skin
*Added skin for the plugins
*TV Listings & TV Recordings (requires TVListings 3.3.x or later)
*Programs
*Volume

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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.33 & 1.5.31
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.36 & 1.5.33
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[-It is almost essential that you set the size & position of N-PVR to fit your TV screen as I have made all the screens use the full screen width & height to get things to fit reasonably -]
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[-It is almost essential that you set the size & position of NextPVR to fit your TV screen as I have made all the screens use the full screen width & height to get things to fit reasonably -]
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You can not use all the time span option available in N-PVR settings for the TV Guide or the text for the times will start overlapping.
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You can not use all the time span option available in NextPVR settings for the TV Guide or the text for the times will start overlapping.
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Unzip the file and run BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.exe, it will automatically install into the appropriate NPVR folder.
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Unzip the file and run BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.exe, it will automatically install into the appropriate NextPVR folder.
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(:description This is a ‘Blue’ skin with an appealing ‘Retro’ theme which is reflected in the backgrounds, images, icons, fonts and colours used. This results in a ’Visibility Enhanced’ skin which is effective over a wide range of devices from large widescreen TVs to 14” 4x3 portables, whether directly attached to a PC or served by NMT/MVP extenders.:)
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Although it has matured over the years into a smooth and elegant skin suitable for all users, it still meets the original design objective which was that tired old eyes could clearly see the 29” TV on the other side of the room and Mrs Jaggy could read the Main Menu and Recordings Menu on her 14” TV.
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Although it has matured over the years into a smooth and elegant skin suitable for all users, it still meets the original design objective which was that tired old eyes could clearly see it on a 29” TV on the other side of the room and Mrs Jaggy could read the Main Menu and Recordings Menu on her 14” TV.
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Unzip the file and run BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.exe, it will automatically install into the appropriate N-PVR folder.
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Unzip the file and run BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.exe, it will automatically install into the appropriate NPVR folder.
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There is an N-PVR bug with the display of metadata in Music where it will display "@artist" and "@album" if you do not have any id3 tag information for tracks....hopefully sub will fix this in a future release.
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There is an NextPVR bug with the display of metadata in Music where it will display "@artist" and "@album" if you do not have any id3 tag information for tracks....hopefully sub will fix this in a future release.
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<Instructions on how to un-install the skin.>
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In Settings->General "Active skin" select a different skin then delete [-("..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+") -]
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(:comment Category:[[!Skin]] :)
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*Updated for NPVR 1.5.33
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*Updated for NextPVR 1.5.33
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*Updated for NPVR 1.5.31
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*Updated for NextPVR 1.5.31
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and run the "Change TVGuide.bat" and answer the two simple questions\\\ 
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and run the "Change TVGuide.bat" and answer the two simple questions \\\
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'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a version of BlueRetroVE+ previous to 2.4 installed  navigate to\\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin" -] \\
and either rename or delete the "BlueRetroVE+" folder prior to running the installer!!
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'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a version of BlueRetroVE+ previous to 2.4 installed  navigate to [- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin" -]and either rename or delete the "BlueRetroVE+" folder prior to running the installer!!
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This skin requires NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.33
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This skin has been tested with NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.33 & 1.5.31
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue" picture MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue picture" MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
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There are now four SD(4x3)& three WS(16x9/16x10) TV Guide options\\
to change the displaying TV Guide navigate to\\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\
and run the "Change TVGuide.bat" and answer the two simple questions\\\

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15 October 2010
  '''v2.8'''
*Updated for NPVR 1.5.33
*Added the coloured timeline to the TV Guide when a recording is scheduled
*Added text wrapping to the message popup
*Fixed a minor bug with the popup buttons text display
*Moved & renamed the Change MainMenu.bat to the root BlueRetroVE+ directory
*Added a Change TVGuide.bat to the root BlueRetroVE+ directory
*Changed the Background for the System Plugin (requires upgrading System to 0.10.10.11)
*Fixed a bug that caused button text to be truncated in the System Plugin (WS skin)
*Made the Weather Plugin skin a little more PAL display friendly

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Attach:BRVEPlus-MainMenu1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuide1a.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-MainMenu1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuide1.jpg
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Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuideWS.jpg
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (4.0Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (3.9Mb)(DownloadCount:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip downloads)
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This skin requires N-PVR v1.5.31.
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This skin requires NextPVR (NPVR) v1.5.33
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[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+\Menu" -]\\
and by running "Change Menu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\
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[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+" -]\\
and by running "Change MainMenu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\
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(introduction written for us by a happy user)
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[-(introduction written for us by a happy user)-]
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This skin is a "Visibility Enhanced" skin, it has generally larger & muted fonts to aid visibility. It was developed as a SD 4:3 television NMT/MVP skin but it has been well tested on wide screen televisions as well. It was designed so that the display on a 29&#8243; TV could be seen across the room with my old tired eyes & also that the wife could read the Main menu & Recordings menu on her 14" TV.
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This is a ‘Blue’ skin with an appealing ‘Retro’ theme which is reflected in the backgrounds, images, icons, fonts and colours used. This results in a ’Visibility Enhanced’ skin which is effective over a wide range of devices from large widescreen TVs to 14” 4x3 portables, whether directly attached to a PC or served by NMT/MVP extenders.

Although it has matured over
the years into a smooth and elegant skin suitable for all users, it still meets the original design objective which was that tired old eyes could clearly see the 29” TV on the other side of the room and Mrs Jaggy could read the Main Menu and Recordings Menu on her 14” TV.
(introduction written for us by a happy user)
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[-NOTE: This skin will only work with NextPVR.exe (not PVRX2.exe or the old GBPVR.exe)-]
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'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a previous install of BlueRetroVE+ navigate to\\
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'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a version of BlueRetroVE+ previous to 2.4 installed navigate to\\
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
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For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu or like me a "less blue" picture MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
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and running "Change Menu.bat" this will change the MainMenu background from "picture" to "blue" & if run again from "blue" back to "picture".
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and by running "Change Menu.bat" you will be able to select from a list of options\\
[-1. Blue Picture (default)\\
2. Not So Blue Picture\\
3. Blue PVRX2 Background\\
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. Quit without any change-]\\\
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07 October 2010
  '''v2.6'''
*Added a "not so blue" picture MainMenu option (the one I prefer)
*Re-Wrote "Change Menu.bat" completely
*Changed all the IconViews to appear more transparent
*Added a "Weather" plugin skin
*Added my version of the "RSSReader" plugin skin

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                  *Changed almost all fonts to display better on PAL TV's with the NMT
                  *A huge number of changed to positionings etc. for the new fonts
                  *Moved more things into the global part of the skin for ease of editing
                  *Lots of minor teaks to make things display better overall
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 : v 2.4
*Updated for NPVR 1.5.31
*Added Manual Record Popup skin
*Changed the MainMenu to display a picture
*Changed almost all fonts to display better on PAL TV's with the NMT
*A huge number of changed to positionings etc. for the new fonts
*Moved more things into the global part of the skin for ease of editing
*Lots of minor teaks to make things display better overall

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(:title BlueRetroVE+ (Visibility Enhanced):)
[[#pic]]
Attach:BRVEPlus-MainMenu1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-TVGuide1a.jpg
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This skin is a "Visibility Enhanced" skin, it has generally larger & muted fonts to aid visibility. It was developed as a SD 4:3 television NMT/MVP skin but it has been well tested on wide screen televisions as well. It was designed so that the display on a 29&#8243; TV could be seen across the room with my old tired eyes & also that the wife could read the Main menu & Recordings menu on her 14" TV.

Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Recordings2a.jpg

As a bit of background, it is (what I think is) a natural development of a couple of skins I originally developed for pvrx2 (Blue-Retro-SHV & HV) that were originally based on "tieke's - Flat Blue High Visibility" skin for the old [-(really old now)-] version of GB-PVR, it has retro style task-images (some from Flat Blue High Visibility, but most I have collected & or built myself) it also uses different retro images for the different backgrounds. (It has been tested on an NMT, MVP, PC & PC Client).

Attach:BRVEPlus-Videos1a.jpg  Attach:BRVEPlus-Music1a.jpg

!!Downloading and Installing

Download:BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.zip (3.5Mb)

Unzip the file and run BlueRetroVEPlusSkin.exe, it will automatically install into the appropriate N-PVR folder.

[-("..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+") -] \\
[- (ie. for Vista/Win7 "C:\users\public\npvr\skin\BlueRetroVE+") -] \\
[- (ie. for XP "C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\npvr\skin\BlueRetroVE+") -]\\\

'''%red%IMPORTANT:%%''' for this upgrade if you have a previous install of BlueRetroVE+ navigate to\\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin" -] \\
and either rename or delete the "BlueRetroVE+" folder prior to running the installer!!

!!Requirements ( this is is an N-PVR only Skin)
This skin requires N-PVR v1.5.31.

[-NOTE: This skin will only work with NextPVR.exe (not PVRX2.exe or the old GBPVR.exe)-]

!!Configuration
'''%red%NOTE:%%''' You must then go to Settings->General "Active skin" & select BlueRetroVE+ to see it in action.

For those of you that would prefer to still use the "blue" MainMenu you can by navigating to \\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+\Menu" -]\\
and running "Change Menu.bat" this will change the MainMenu background from "picture" to "blue" & if run again from "blue" back to "picture".

[-It is almost essential that you set the size & position of N-PVR to fit your TV screen as I have made all the screens use the full screen width & height to get things to fit reasonably -]

To get channel logos working you have to have your logos in\\
[- "..\your data directory\NPVR\Media\Channels"-]\\
& they have to have the same name as your channels.\\
[-It will display the channel number & name if you don't have logos (but it looks a huge amount better if you do).-]

!!Plug-in compatibility

It comes with Skins, TaskImages and Background images for the Plugin's
* SearchLite
* System
* Web Radio

!!Customisation

If you want to try your own background images they are stored in\\
[-"..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+\_BackgroundImages"-]\\
& have logical names like "RecordingsBackground.jpg" to make life easy.\\\

To change the TaskImages that show on the Main Menu they are stored in\\
[-"..\your data directory\NPVR\Skin\BlueRetroVE+\TaskImages"-]

!!Known Limitations
I suspect this skin may only work well for English language users as I have cut most thing down so
words only just fit. (although having said that I know users are using it with other languages, so I would suggest giving it & go & see what it looks like)\\\

You can not use all the time span option available in N-PVR settings for the TV Guide or the text for the times will start overlapping.

There is an N-PVR bug with the display of metadata in Music where it will display "@artist" and "@album" if you do not have any id3 tag information for tracks....hopefully sub will fix this in a future release.

!!Todo
There are always more enhancements to do & I'm open to suggestions :)

Add support for other plug-ins as they come along and I get time.

!!Support
This skin is discussed in the [[http://forums.gbpvr.com//showthread.php?47170-BlueRetroVE-skin-for-NPVR]] thread

!! Un-installation
<Instructions on how to un-install the skin.>

!!Author(s)
[[http://forums.gbpvr.com//member.php?7857-Jaggy|Jaggy]]

Thanks to tieke for the basic layout (way back when....) and the use of his TaskImages etc.\\
ACTCMS, Reddwarf, Peanut & the other beta testers for their input.

!!History
08 September 2010
                : v 2.4
                  *Updated for NPVR 1.5.31
                  *Added Manual Record Popup skin
                  *Changed the MainMenu to display a picture
                  *Changed almost all fonts to display better on PAL TV's with the NMT
                  *A huge number of changed to positionings etc. for the new fonts
                  *Moved more things into the global part of the skin for ease of editing
                  *Lots of minor teaks to make things display better overall
10 August 2010
              : v 2.0
                  *So many changes I have forgotten 80% of them
30 June 2010
              : v 1.4
                *Added Background images & many other changes
16 June 2010
              : v 1.0
                *Initial public release
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