Are there any Media Extend user guides?

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Sep 12, 2007
  1. ejamer
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    Newcomer ejamer Member

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    Has anyone seen (or created) a user guide/FAQ for the built-in Media Extend application on their G6?

    I don't mind some trial and error to figure things out, but knowing some simple tips like "Press Start to access the menu while watching a movie or reading an eBook" would have improved the initial user experience. Or perhaps a description about how to add/enable new fonts for eBooks.

    Before getting all excited and drafting a FAQ that talks about the Media Extend features, I want to know if this type of document already exists somewhere.

    Thanks!
     
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    Well Media Extended is just a modified Moonsheel.
    Try to find someting about that first [​IMG]
     
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    Everyone says that Media-Extend is just a modified MoonShell, but (from a users point of view) there are many non-trivial changes to the application. Media-Extend appears to branch off from version 0.9 of MoonShell... which could mean there are more differences than similarities.


    Media-Extend has a more complicated user interface than MoonShell, and many unique features. Some of those features are listed on the back of the box, but others are completely hidden from the average user. The update history is very useful, but only gives the briefest outline of some features (such as auto-synched lyrics on display while listening to MP3s).

    This leaves me with questions. For example, what about using different fonts with the eBook reader, or updating the Media-Extend skin and background? Are these features still available, or are they removed for this firmware release, or are they permanently lost when Media-Extend gets compiled into the G6 firmware? Hopefully the G6 team is able to keep many of the features (fonts, skins, and

    I keep seeing links to the www.gbalpha.com website, but my Chinese isn't strong enough to understand very much there.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The ebook reader (on my G6DS-R, fw 2.2) uses the same font set as the M3, available here.
    If I remember rightly, the files go in /system/font/

    There's an example skin here. I got it from someone else here, but i can't remember who, sorry. The text-colours are a bugger to decipher, In the end I used DSOrganize to edit the text file without getting the cart out all the time.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    That helps immensely! Thanks very much!
     

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