(2015-06-29 01:38)Edworld Wrote: Possible extended info issue:
After selecting a movie, selecting an actor, you read his bio, hit back to go back to the movie and no actors are shown.
I cannot reproduce this. Tried all possibilities i think.
(2015-06-29 09:47)Raytestrak Wrote: I just noticed something weird, but handy. I have my homescreen items set up to display random artwork. Movies, TV Shows and Anime. TV Shows and Anime use random artwork based on a playlist, movies uses the standard random movie artwork from Nox. What happens for movies, is that when I remove my thumbnails folder and textures db (and for new movies that are added) the artwork doesn't show in the main menu untill I view the item in the database. Then it also shows in the main menu. For TV Shows and Anime the artwork on the main menu is instantly available after deleting my old thumbs, or completely reinstalling Kodi (may or may not have something to do with using mysql).
I don't know whether artwork is cached multiple times now, but I have had to manually process all my movies in order to get my artwork to show properly, but when using a playlist, it's available from the minute I start my newly installed kodi.
That has to do with the way xbmc caches items. Random fanart is loaded via json-rpc, so it can pick fanart that has not been cached yet and the way its displayed (through a window property) will not force it in cache. If you load up a playlist, then the fanart is forced in the cache, because it uses the same way of displaying images as when browsing through the library.