Force Syvio X9 to browse by cover art and display playlists?
I have a rather user unfriendly mediaplayer,the syvio x9
My problem is that the GUI is old fashioned and not at all user friendly. Other mediaplayers like NMT based popcorn etc have a great userinterface with fancy coverbrowsing for films and music. It is my understanding that popcorn and yamj etc uses html to browse coverart. Which turns using a mediaplayer to a joy rather then pain. Syvio x9 looks like something from the DOS age.
How can I force Syvio x9 or Linux Venus that I belive is running inside the Syvio X9 to display cover arts and also playlists? I mean I can manage and make those index.html files and playlists on a pc, just need to force the syvio box to read them and get an output on the TV screen.
The syvio connects to my pc via a switch. How can I force the mediaplayer to read and output brwoser friendly coverart rather then the old skool DOS gui syvio have originally? Because syvio is running Linux maybe I can update or force it to read and output playlist made in ie Amarok?
To illustrate the difference in GUI take a look at these pics below:
Standard Syvio x9 GUI:
As you see from the pic above it does work but no more then just barely. What I would like to able to do is to browse amongst movies and music in an easy cover arts like style like them pic below.
Fancy cover art music browsing:
Fancy coverart browsing movies:
Telnet into Linux Venus on RTD1073DD cpu Syvio X9?
Not my work posted here.
So one would think that the box running a Linux distro would be able to read valuable info like html and m3u playlists?
What I mean is that if I generate playlist or an index.html file with cover arts, artist/film info etc and that html file is transferred via telnet or C-kermit into mediaplayer would the syvio x9 read the file?
Or must one enable reading playlists and html files first?
What do you think, possible to make some solution work?