#76 Long-strip view

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nobody
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2013-05-25
2013-05-19
Oxwivi
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Provide a long-strip view for Korean webtoons and similar.

Somewhat of an infinite an infinitely long shot, but somehow determine if the compressed package contains regular comics or long-strip comics.

Related

Bugs: #63
Feature Requests: #75

Discussion

  • Oddegamra
    Oddegamra
    2013-05-20

    Sorry, I'm not really familiar with Korean long-strips. Are those essentially one large, long image? How are they distributed (i.e. many images, one image only, others)? And, most importantly, what feature are you missing to read them?

     
    • Oxwivi
      Oxwivi
      2013-05-21

      Many images, arranged in a long row. Since they are drawn and meant to be read in a long-strip, well, how should I put it? It feels jarring to change pages with the regular viewing mode. Like a manga panels placed that should be on the same page is on the next. Or something.

      To get an idea of long-strip formats there's webtoonlive.com, translates and exclusively hosts only only long-strip Korean webtoon. Scanlators like The Company puts up long-strips to be read online at Batoto and provide download (so you can compare).

       
  • Oddegamra
    Oddegamra
    2013-05-21

    I see. Thanks for clearing that up. So, this issue is essentially similar to [#63] and [#41]. As pointed out in the other tickets, this is pretty difficult with MComix' current architecture. Maybe I'll have to tackle this problem one day after all, seeing how many people want something like that.

     

    Related

    Feature Requests: #41
    Feature Requests: #63

  • Oxwivi
    Oxwivi
    2013-05-25

    Eh, I don't see how you can count more than three people (who posted feature requests; sorry I did not check before posting mine) who wants this. There's no voting for whatever feature requests any passerby might be interested in.

    The architecture is quite baffling. Why display two images and then hide one? Rather, why not display images on demand. Images "on demand" can be determined the same way MComix decides which image to show and which to hide. This is a more elegant way to go about it I think. Or the current system can be hacked to display all images instead of just two and hide them all. So you can choose to show more than two if necessary.