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  1. Attached is the updated XM Logo Generator program. This release contains the updated raw logos and default channel mapping for the July 2011 logo update. This program takes raw 32-bit transparent PNG logo images by channel number and size and automatically converts them into the special formats used by the various AVIC units. It handles all of the dirty work involving color conversion, handling of special transparent colors and backgrounds specific to each AVIC series, and generation of RGB 555 Bitmap files and/or PIM formatted files with the appropriate LPS/DPS numbered filename. Using this program you can now edit or create you own logos using Photoshop or any other application without worrying about the technical details or hassles of formatting it for you AVIC unit. The only rules are you must mainting the appropriate image size, keep the bankground transparent (in most cases), and save the logo as a 32-bit PNG. This program also generates the IMAGETBL.DAT file and allow modification of the channel and category mappings. You can adjust the mappings if you want to restore a logo to a station that has changed its name or find the station ID of a new channel. All the 1000+ transparent 32-bit PNG source logos that were used to build the 5-2011 logo pack release are included and channel/category logo mapping will default to this release making the program ready to go on start. This program will be updated with each logo pack release to provide the updated raw logo images and default channel/category mapping information. Detailed instructions are included that documents everything you could ever want to know about XM logos on the AVIC series. Note: This program does NOT handle the extraction of the logo images from the XM channel list PDF. That process is still a lengthy manual process using Inkscape to make giant PNG files of the logos in various sizes and then a program that take 20-30 run and requires many tweaks. At this point it is unlikely I will ever be able to make a program that will fully automate that process. Requirements: - Windows XP, Vista, 2003 Server, or 2008 Server - .NET Framework versions 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5. The program will not run if you do not have the sufficient .NET framework versions installed. The above listed Windows versions can be updated with the .NET framework by going to http://update.microsoft.com. It is recommended that you install the AppleRGB.icc color profile before running the program for the first time as this profile will be set as the default if it is present. To install any of the color profiles simple browse to the "Color Profiles" subdirectory, right click on the profile file and select "Install Profile". Features/Bug Fixes for this Version: - Add Zxxx seriess transparent background option. - Contains the source PNG logos for all series/sizes. XM Logo Generator V1.2 (7-2011 Logo Release).zip
  2. Here are the updated logo image packs for July 2011. If you wish to make a donation for this effort my paypal is vandal@racinginc.com. This is not a requirement as I will never charge money for these logo updates nor make conditions regarding their use. Changes/Improvements/Issues: - Image table and logo updates for all July 2011 XM lineup changes. - A logo was manually created for BYU Radio channel 143 which does not appear in the channel guide PDF. - A station called "LeakyCon Radio" just appeared today at channel 141. That is some 3 day Harry Potter convention deal so there is no logo for it. - Sports channels still alternate between "Sports XXX", "NBA XXX" etc. and "Sports Play-By-Play". The logo will only appear if the channel name uses the name with the number in it, i.e. "Sports 190" or "NBA 218", etc. There is no way to avoid this and at this time I still don't know which naming scheme is ideal to associate with the logo. - There are no category logo updates in this release as all the major categories are covered. I have no source for category images as XM does not provide them. Existing category logo image files are not overwritten. Installing: - You will need to know how to modify the media for your particular AVIC series. See the stickied posts in the hacks/mod forum related to your unit for details. - Locate the folder containing the XMCAT, XMDAT, XMLPS, and XMDPS directory. On the Z series this the AV subdirectory of the SDAT volume. On the F series this was reported to be MyFlashDisk/DATA/XM. On the D/N series these folders are in the root directory of the 2 map DVDs. - As always when doing such updates on the Z and F series be sure to make backups of your XMCAT, XMDAT, XMLPS, and XMDPS directories. - Simply copy the files in the pack over any existing files for each directory (XMCAT, XMDAT, XMLPS, and XMDPS). Do not delete any files. Attached here are the files for all series. A request was made for doing a black background on the Zxxx which which is effectively transaprent like I did for the optional pack for the F series. I have no idea what this will look like as I can only test for the Z3, so if this is something worth doing please let me know. The AVIC treats black as transparent on the Z series and I assume that is what was desired as having an actual black background will make several all black logos invisible. AVIC DN 7-16-2011 Logo Update.zip AVIC F 7-16-2011 Logo Update (Transparent Background).zip AVIC F 7-16-2011 Logo Update.zip AVIC Zx 7-16-2011 Logo Update.zip AVIC Zxxx 7-16-2011 Logo Update (Experimental Transparent Background).zip AVIC Zxxx 7-16-2011 Logo Update.zip
  3. That will help people for that unit until I can re-run the image extraction. In order to get the maximum size images in the best quality and preserve transparency across all logos and all AVIC units, I have to remove all the text and graphics from the PDF except the logos pull 319 PNG images of it in increment ranges between 60 DPI to 1100 DPI. That step is still manuall unfortunately, click...enter DPI...save... 319 times. After that I can run my program that finds the largest DPI logo that will fit for every series size.
  4. Yep, I see it in the new channel guide PDF..they changed those darned commercial stations again. I will have to run a new logo extract and put an updated release out.
  5. XM does not provide category logos and so there is only what Pioneer provides and they did not make a logo for all the categories.
  6. On #1, I'll check out the KISS channel tonight, are you saying that XM has screwed up the channel name and it now shows as "KIIS"? If so, that is likely a screwup on their end that will get fixed. Regarding question 2, I assume your talking about the logo generator. The "Save/Load" functions let you save/re-load any changes you make to the channel mapping in the logo generator itself, when you click "Save" (If you have not loaded a file) or "Save As" you are prompted to pick the filename you want to use, just as it you were saving a file in Word or Excel.
  7. All channels have a permanent non-public ID number (not visible to users) and a public channel number/name. The numbers do not change based on the subscriber package...that would create mass confusion. All the channels, with their numbers, are listed in the channel guide PDF on the XM/Sirius website. If XM changes a channel name it will break the logo. This can be fixed by the using the logo generator program to create an updated XMDAT.DAT file.
  8. The logo filenames correspond to the non-public permanent channel IDs. The public channel numbers equivalens are defined XMDAT file but can be dynamically changed by XM at any time. The documentation for the XM logo generator has the technical details.
  9. There is no updated XMCAT subdirectory in this logo release and thus no change to category images which reside in that directory. The existing category images should work. The category logos are purely a Pioneer invention, XM doesn't provide these and so there is no official source for category images in order to create new ones. Pioneer does not provide a logo for every category. The data image table should have the same category logo/name settings as were provided from the last Pioneer map update.
  10. I would have to make an updated version of the logo generator to support that, it didn't occur that someone whould want to do that as it looks like the logo background is meant to mesh in to the larger background as a whole or I would have had it use the files instead of embedding them in the EXE which I did to save time and avoid all kinds of error checking. The two bitmap files are just there as a technical example.
  11. Which file size(s) are you looking at or expecting? You are going to end up with a slightly larger ISO after doing the replace because there are more station logos than previously, plus some obsolete logo files are still going to be present. The individual PIM files in the logo are the same size as the old ones. I did have a problem with some ISO editing tools in the past with the Pioneer DVD images. You need a tool like Ultra ISO that lets you edit the ISO image contents "in place", you cannot rebuild an new ISO from scratch files or you will lose the needed Pioneer image paramters in place of generic PC based image.
  12. Software developer, but I do often have to write some kind documents as part of that. In this case I was trying to make the document as complete as possible for non-technical people.
  13. Attached is the updated XM Logo Generator program. This release contains the updated raw logos and default channel mapping for the May 2011 logo update and adds support for the new Zxxx series. This program takes raw 32-bit transparent PNG logo images by channel number and size and automatically converts them into the special formats used by the various AVIC units. It handles all of the dirty work involving color conversion, handling of special transparent colors and backgrounds specific to each AVIC series, and generation of RGB 555 Bitmap files and/or PIM formatted files with the appropriate LPS/DPS numbered filename. Using this program you can now edit or create you own logos using Photoshop or any other application without worrying about the technical details or hassles of formatting it for you AVIC unit. The only rules are you must mainting the appropriate image size, keep the bankground transparent (in most cases), and save the logo as a 32-bit PNG. This program also generates the IMAGETBL.DAT file and allow modification of the channel and category mappings. You can adjust the mappings if you want to restore a logo to a station that has changed its name or find the station ID of a new channel. All the 1000+ transparent 32-bit PNG source logos that were used to build the 5-2011 logo pack release are included and channel/category logo mapping will default to this release making the program ready to go on start. This program will be updated with each logo pack release to provide the updated raw logo images and default channel/category mapping information. Detailed instructions are included that documents everything you could ever want to know about XM logos on the AVIC series. Note: This program does NOT handle the extraction of the logo images from the XM channel list PDF. That process is still a lengthy manual process using Inkscape to make giant PNG files of the logos in various sizes and then a program that take 20-30 run and requires many tweaks. At this point it is unlikely I will ever be able to make a program that will fully automate that process. Requirements: - Windows XP, Vista, 2003 Server, or 2008 Server - .NET Framework versions 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5. The program will not run if you do not have the sufficient .NET framework versions installed. The above listed Windows versions can be updated with the .NET framework by going to http://update.microsoft.com. It is recommended that you install the AppleRGB.icc color profile before running the program for the first time as this profile will be set as the default if it is present. To install any of the color profiles simple browse to the "Color Profiles" subdirectory, right click on the profile file and select "Install Profile". Features/Bug Fixes for this Version: - Add support for new Zxxx series. - Fix exception crash if entering a channel name that exceeds the maximum limit. A warning dialog will now appear instead. - Various Browse buttons now function. - Tab order has been fixed on the tabs. UPDATE REMOVED. NEWER VERSION IS HERE: http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/32128-xm-july-16th-logo-updatednfzxzxxx-series/
  14. Here is first logo update release for the new Zxxx series. This didn't take as long as I expected. Since this is the first attempt at this unit please give feedback on if the background of the logos looks and meshes ok on the AVIC display. The background used for this unit has a 1 pixel border around it and it may be necessary to adjust the logos so they don't touch the border. UPDATE REMOVED. NEWER VERSION IS HERE: http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/32128-xm-july-16th-logo-updatednfzxzxxx-series/
  15. The logo updates are done and posted here: http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/31627-xm-may-6th-2011-logo-updatednfzx-series/http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/31627-xm-may-6th-2011-logo-updatednfzx-series/
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