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marhutchy Offline
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I don't even know if this is the right thread to put this.
I don't know if this is possible, but if it is, probably it is a suggestion.

Is it possible to have Kodi read from one folder just for actors/actresses images?

Is it possible when downloading actor images, to download them all to one centralized folder?
I know you're thinking that there's no problem because these images are small in size. However, isn't it redundant?
Reason being.... say that you have a LOT of series/movies, and you have one actor/actress that appears in quite a few. Wouldn't it be better to have them once, than multiple times?
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(2015-05-10 09:41)marhutchy Wrote:  Is it possible to have Kodi read from one folder just for actors/actresses images?

No, not currently possible.

(2015-05-10 09:41)marhutchy Wrote:  However, isn't it redundant?

Yes, the current solution is massively redundant and inefficient. A single cast folder for local cast artwork across all movies (even tv shows) would be much more efficient, but also more complicated (what to do if you have multiple sources - share cast artwork across sources, or have one cast artwork folder per source, maybe in the root of each source?)

As usual it needs someone that is bothered enough by this to improve it, and in the grand scheme of things it's probably way down most peoples lists of priorities. At least it works, even if it is inefficient... Smile

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(2015-05-10 10:05)Milhouse Wrote:  
(2015-05-10 09:41)marhutchy Wrote:  Is it possible to have Kodi read from one folder just for actors/actresses images?

No, not currently possible.

(2015-05-10 09:41)marhutchy Wrote:  However, isn't it redundant?

Yes, the current solution is massively redundant and inefficient. A single cast folder for local cast artwork across all movies (even tv shows) would be much more efficient, but also more complicated (what to do if you have multiple sources - share cast artwork across sources, or have one cast artwork folder per source, maybe in the root of each source?)

As usual it needs someone that is bothered enough by this to improve it, and in the grand scheme of things it's probably way down most peoples lists of priorities. At least it works, even if it is inefficient... Smile

That is true.
That's one of the reasons why I had second thoughts about asking, because I know it isn't a major issue - it isn't prioritized.

For multiple sources, I would suggest the same method that Movie Set Artwork Automator addon uses.

Thanks for responding Smile
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I believe Media Companion has that option. The image location is written to nfo and shouldn't it be read by Kodi?

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You're right, I suppose it might be possible via NFOs, if the third party media manager is essentially managing the content of the single/shared actors folder, but it's not the "normal" way of working for Kodi.

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I use MediaElch.
Maybe MediaElch could include the feature to place all the actor images in one folder, with their respect nfo files, then Kodi reads from that one folder.

Yep - a lot of work.
(This post was last modified: 2015-05-11 00:50 by marhutchy.)
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(2015-05-09 19:55)great_vc Wrote:  Hi, i tried a search to no avail. i have some movies with cdart option enable. i add new movies, they appear perfectly on kodi (nebula skin) but the cd art is not displayed. i have to manually run the "artwork downloader" plug in to download the cd art. Can this be done automatically every time i update my library. DVD cover and background art are correctly downloaded automatically every time i add a movie, how come cd art is not ?

thank your for your help.

anyone on this ??
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Can someone confirm that downloading tv shows artwork is broken?
I noticed that the search engine on thetvdb.com also have an Ajax issue

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(2015-05-20 10:21)sualfred Wrote:  I noticed that the search engine on thetvdb.com also have an Ajax issue

This problem already exists a long time.
AFAIK they are working on a complete new Layout/API, see here and here

Quote:Can someone confirm that downloading tv shows artwork is broken?
Sorry - Last week I stopped to use AD, because the SD card in my second RaspberryPi was full, and Kodi no longer ran reliably (really, really strange behaviours) - had to reinstall and configure everything new ...Angry
Did not expect that the artwork as much space need (4GB @ 150 TV-shows / > 4000 episodes and around 480 movies ), I probably still have to make some fine adjustments Confused Wink
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