NextBlue is designed to be a simple, comprehensive skin for use with 16x9 wide screen displays.

  • Special features of this skin include large music/picture/video list views plus an expanded TV Guide listing screen that includes episode titles.
  • Eleven additional background images are provided to allow users to further customize the look and feel of NextPVR.

Users can change background images by re-configuring the active skin under the NPVR menu. For example, follow these steps to use the NextBlue BlueLoop background instead of the default NextBlue background

Start NextPVR and right click anywhere on the screen to bring up the NPVR menu. Select Settings\General and change the Active Skin to NextBlue: BlueLoop.

The last two screenshots illustrate different main menu styles and backgrounds. The default is the horizontal menu shown below on the left. The optional vertical main menu, below right, is also available. Two of the many different background images that are included with the skin are also shown below.

To change the main menu style from the default horizontal menu to the vertical menu, do the following steps:

Start NextPVR and right click anywhere on the screen to bring up the NPVR menu. Select Settings\General and change the Preferred Style to Vertical. Click on OK and then restart NPVR.

Download

The latest version of the NextBlue skin is v2.05 (December 16, 2015).

Download:NextBlue.zip (3735 downloads)

Installation

Run the installer from the zip file. This will copy all of the NextBlue's files to the skin folder sub-directory in the NextPVR QuickStart.InstalledParts#datadirectory.

If required, 'Segoe Media Center Semibold' and 'Nina' fonts will also be installed, these are required by this skin.

Requirements

This skin is dependent on version 3.2.9 of NextPVR or higher. This skin requires two fonts that are included in the installer. The fonts are also available here to manually Download:NB-Fonts.zip (98 downloads)

NextBlue currently supports the following plugins:

  • MusicBox4
  • Programs Plugin
  • RSS Reader
  • SearchLite
  • System
  • TV Listings and TV Recordings
  • Universe
  • Volume
  • Weather
  • WebRadio
  • YouTube

Support

This skin is discussed on the NextBlue skin for npvr thread.

Un-installation

To remove this skin, simply run the uninstaller.

Todo

Currently nothing.

Author(s)

Developed by NorthPole.

History

Change log.


Category:Skin

Page last modified on December 16, 2015, at 07:27 PM