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DirectX and rss plugin

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:11 am
by hdissing
I have a problem getting the rss-plugin to behave...
If using any of the DirectX transitions AND the rss-plugin in scrolling mode, the result is a black screen, and I need to force close.
Static mode works fine, so does scrolling when non-DirectX transition is selected.
I have all the DirectX libraries installed, and no errors when using ex. dxdiag.
Any idea whats going on?
No problems in any other programs.

gPhotoShow.log attached.

Re: DirectX and rss plugin

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:32 am
by gpb
From the log file I noticed something went from when calculating the size of DirectX textures.
As first thing make sure you are using RSS Feeds Version 1.4.2, it contains some important bug fixes. If you already are using this version then it is possible that something in xml feed is causing it to fail. Can you send me the xml feed you used so I can check it ?

Re: DirectX and rss plugin

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:33 pm
by hdissing
I actually forgot to mention in my first post, that I'm using gPhotoShow as slideshow.
The rss file is local (using file://), and just a quick test file. Since I live in Denmark, the text contained some special characters (æøå), but to rule out, that they were the cause, the attached rss is stripped down to just one item containing a single word as title. It stille gives problems.
I have also tested different fonts and fontsizes, but no difference.
scrolling and DirectX transitions = black screen and force close
scrolling and non-DirectX transition = OK
static and DirectX transitions = Ok
static and non-DirectX transition = OK

I'm also using the ImgOverlay plugin, and it makes no difference to disable it.
The version is the latest (rss:1.4.2) - I just bought and downloaded yesterday ;)

Attached is gss-file. I can't attach the rss-file as it is considered a possible attack, so I paste the content of it here:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0">
    <generator>RSS Builder by B!Soft</generator>
    <description />
      <pubDate>Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:54:19 +0100</pubDate>

Re: DirectX and rss plugin

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:43 pm
by gpb
Thank you very much for the files.
I found the problem and fixed it, on startup the plugin was creating a bitmap with zero width and this caused the problem. Please download the updated plugin from here:

BTW, all text inside xml file is converted from utf-8 to unicode so Danish text is perfectly acceptable provided it's utf-8 encoded.

Re: DirectX and rss plugin

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:59 pm
by hdissing
Oh my! That's what I call support!
Downloaded, tested - and it works just great!
Thank you!