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No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-04-29 14:19

Hi forum, hi ronie,

I updated xbmc to eden and updated also transparency to the current version.
After the update lost the animated fanart on the movie screen (see picture). I looked through all the settings and compared with the older version were animated fanart worked fine but I could not find what I did wrong.

[Image: 3hxy1qv56rk4.jpg]

Any hint what I can do to bring back the animation on the movie screen?

Thank you very much.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-04-29 17:38

this settings should be enabled:
Settings > Skin Settings > Backgrounds > Home - Movies > Fanart

and disable this one:
Settings > Skin Settings > Backgrounds > Home - Movies > Options > Custom backgrounds

that should be all there's too it.


if you want custom backgrounds, you can enable that setting again and select the appropriate folder where your fanart is located.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-04-29 18:19

Thank you for jumping on this thread ronie.

My settings are as pictured, but no animated fanart .

[Image: 5jjakvb643j.png]


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-04-29 18:49

ok, let's start with a Debug Log then :-)


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-04-30 11:00

So i enabled the debugger an my debug log is here.

Thank you for your help.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-05-01 16:28

thanx for the log. i don't spot any errors there.

could you check if any images are available in this folder:
C:\Users\Torsten\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart

that's where the skin tries to load them from.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-05-01 16:35

Thank you ronie.

There are no images in this location, only TBN files.

If there is no easier way, my best guess is to uninstall xbmc and to reinstall it. I save the database as seperate files so i can re-import very easy.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-05-01 16:42

(2012-05-01 16:35)Chang Wrote:  There are no images in this location, only TBN files.
those are cached image files and the ones the skin uses for the fanart slideshow on home.

i'm clueless why it doesn't work at your end.

you could try if the 'custom folder' option does work:
Settings > Skin Settings > Backgrounds > Home - Movies > Options > Custom backgrounds

and select a folder containing some images.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-05-01 16:59

I followed your suggestion.

Your skin works ! The pictures are animated as it was before. I will try a complete re-install of xbmc.

Thank you very much for your kind help.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-05-01 17:46

This is strange!

I reinstalled xbmc and imported my database.

T! works with my prefered settings and shows animated fanart. But the wired thing is that the folder C:\Users\Torsten\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart still contains only tbn files and no images.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-05-01 18:10

(2012-05-01 17:46)Chang Wrote:  This is strange!

I reinstalled xbmc and imported my database.

T! works with my prefered settings and shows animated fanart. But the wired thing is that the folder C:\Users\Torsten\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart still contains only tbn files and no images.

tbn files are images Smile
xbmc changes the extension to .tbn, but they are just regular jpeg files.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - Chang - 2012-05-01 18:18

OK, i got it.

Thank you.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ag3141 - 2012-08-16 05:43

This skin is only getting cooler! I didn’t know this existed. What else have I missed?

Q: Is it possible to have the moving fanart displayed on the “golden cinema” screen instead of the ugly blue?

No wonder I was depressed using Collectorz. Compared to XBMC it’s a steam driven 8 bit software.


RE: No more animated Fanart on the mainscreen - ronie - 2012-08-16 11:59

(2012-08-16 05:43)ag3141 Wrote:  Q: Is it possible to have the moving fanart displayed on the “golden cinema” screen instead of the ugly blue?

nope, there's no option the change the background screen on which the fanart is displayed.