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mdavej
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:09 pm    Post subject: Icons for Xsight and Nevo Reply with quote

If you find or make any icons, post 'em here (upload to HERE and post link and optionally a screen shot).

Rules:
- Max of 72x34 pixels. If over-sized they are automatically reduced, but they turn out better if your resize them yourself.
- PNG on transparent background is best
- Lighter colors work best since button background on the remote is dark

https://pixlr.com/editor/ is a good free online graphics editor.

Sources for icons include Google (image search logo name plus "png"), most TV guide listing sites (Zap2It , TitanTV, MSN or TVGuide for example) as well as Harmony icon sites like IconHarmony. You can also get logos from Lyngsat or by downloading and installing MCL (MyChannelLogos, many of which I've posted HERE).

Some built-in icons can also be associated with activities and devices and can be assigned in RMIR.

Here's my first batch of icons including Roku streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, etc.), Tivo (thumbs up/down, Tivo, Slo-mo), Xbox, MCE, red/green/blue/yellow buttons and several channel logos for major networks and local subchannels.

Editing tips:
- If a logo is too dark, lasso the dark parts and increase the brightness or invert the colors
- Crop to remove empty borders
- When searching for logos in Google, use the terms logo or icon and transparent and png

Note: Icons and Logos are saved in your RMIR file, not your RM file. So when adding devices to any RMIR file, you'll have to assign the individual logos again.

EDIT: Xsight / Nevo icon database is now live on IconHarmony
This supersedes most of the Harmony and MCL logos posted above.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: Resizing Reply with quote

I've resized all of the above MyChannelLogos to a max of 72x34 using picresize.com http://www.picresize.com/batch.php

That site will let you upload and resize 100 pics at a time. But you can run multiple sessions simultaneously. For remote icons and logos, use PNG format and Custom height or width depending on the aspect ratio of the existing pic. If width divided by height is less than 2.12, then resize the height, otherwise resize the width. In other words, if the icon isn't about twice as wide as it is tall already, resize the height. If it is already twice as wide or wider, resize the width.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Icons for Xsight and Nevo Reply with quote

mdavej wrote:

Here's my first batch of icons including [....] (thumbs up/down, Tivo, Slo-mo) [....]


How do you employ these buttons when there doesn't appear a way to use imported icons on anything but Favorite channels?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Functions tab when editing the device.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdavej wrote:
In the Functions tab when editing the device.


Brilliant. Now if they only allowed using custom icons on Activities!!

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1031982



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made three icons for the C2, however they are device based.
With my TV, I have discrete input buttons, so I made icons label's which say the fallowing:
Chromecast Input, PS3 input, and RetroPie input.
I am not user where to upload them as they files section is limited to channels, local sub-channels, and streaming/command icons.
I would like to share them for anyone interested in using them, but I am not sure on the specifics.
They are basic, but I like them better then just plan text.
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mdavej
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Just call them Input Labels 1 and list what they say as you did in this post.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I'll make some more when I have time and upload them.
Well, I got three uploaded.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a way to import icons for devices? In RMIR in the General tab there is an Icon? column, but when I click on it I can only select from the existing built in icons and the "import" button is greyed out?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to mdavej's brief answer, the reason is that the software of the remote divides icons into several classes, and the icon class used by devices does not support user additions. So it is a feature inherent in the remote and not a limitation imposed by RMIR.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, next dumb question of the day. I've added favorite channels and then click the check box next to the icon, and ... nothing, just basically expands the box. Can channel logos not be added to favorites?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nevermind... seems switching to Windows Classic in Look & Feel (and then shutting down RMIR and reopening) did the trick..
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