06-19-2011 12:16 PM
Sam, any word on a fix on the Gallery app. We have a work around, many of us no longer use the Gallery, but it fills up with multiple thumbnails for every picture on our NCs. Also, I am having problems with the Music app displaying embedded art in MP3s. It shows the art from the same mp3 for every one played. (see earlier posts). Any ideas?
06-19-2011 01:24 PM
06-19-2011 07:48 PM
CaptianGuy, So, if we put that in the folder containing our albums, gallery would not see them? I'll try that. Thanks.
We still need a proper Gallery and a proper Music player. When you show someone your NC and the see the trainwreck apps we have now, they are less than impressed.
06-19-2011 08:52 PM
YES... put in each folder that you want to protect from the gallery. OR if you put in My FIles. you'll get no images, not even those in Pictures.
Create a blank file with notepaf... make sure name is .nomedia NOT .nomedia.txt.
06-19-2011 10:46 PM
06-19-2011 11:10 PM
Thank you! I had stopped using gallery after the update because 130 side-loaded Calibre-created book covers became intersperced with my personal pictures. Everytime I deleted the extra cover thumbnails, they were automatically re-created.
I created a blank .nomedia in notepad, and made sure it was saved as type "all files" and not .txt. I added it .nomedia to each affected book file and most of the thumbnails disappeared from my gallery. What a great solution to this problem!
Three cheers and a laurel for the Captain:
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
06-20-2011 02:37 AM
KidneyKid wrote:@cfbush. ...I found that agilefusion is the creator of the gallery app for the Nook Color. And I believe the music app also.Maybe you could try contacting them for some help or changes?
As I mentioned a while back, AgileFusion is responsible for a lot of the software on the NC:
"The rest of the major UI elements, i.e., the Home Screen, ReaderUI, magazine viewer, e-mail, LendMe, etc. were built for them by their launch partner, Agile Fusion. Who also wrote their original free apps: Music Player, Gallery, Pandora, and games: Sudoku, Chess, and Crosswords. And also 22 of the apps currently in their App Shop."
While contacting them about the apps they have in the Shop may be productive, I'm not as sure about the B&N apps. Since B&N commissioned them, it seems like they would have to be the ones to say something should be fixed or improved. Even if AF enhanced the Gallery, they'd have to get B&N to include it.
It doesn't hurt to ask, though, and I'd be interested in hearing Alexey's response.
06-20-2011 05:59 PM
06-21-2011 07:35 AM
@Mark. Sorry didnt realize you had already posted about agilefusion.Not a problem. I just wanted to confirm it, and fill in the blanks. A lot of people are unaware of how much AgileFusion has contributed to the NC user experience.To everyone: Maybe since agilefusion did create this app and as Mark said they probably cannot change it without B&N allowing them to we could all contact them asking them to create a better one and then sell it in the app store? Since we know they created the original we know they have the tools to make another and hopefully improve it. Just a thought.Not a bad idea. They have 23 other apps in the Shop already, and I'm sure they could come up with a better Gallery of their own, and sell it themselves for a couple bucks.The major potential problem I could anticipate would be people griping about having to pay for it, and saying it should replace the stock Gallery. Since they're going to do that anyway, I'd say go for it.- Mark
06-21-2011 11:35 PM
The Calibre-created book covers in My Shelves disappeared from the authors to whose folders I added the .nomedia file. I hooked NC up to my computer and I can see the EPUB files are still in the My Books folder. I did a soft re-load, but NC says “Failed to obtain item details” when I hold my finger on the selection to add the book to a shelf. I do not get the box with the choices: Read, View Details, Add to home, Add to shelf. They will open in library/my files if I tap once.
The covers do not show in library/my shelves. When I try to edit the author shelves I created, the eBooks do not appear in the choice list to to add to a named shelf.
What a dilema! Do I want the book covers on my shelves at a cost of overwhelming My Gallery or do I block the covers from My Gallery and lose the books both in library/my shelves and library/books.