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- daleybox - 2010-05-10

I couldn't get either to work, maybe something wrong with my setup. I'm going to look at a reinstall soon, but I think the new version comes out sometime soon, so I may wait until then.


- daleybox - 2010-05-12

ronie Wrote:if you have scanned some movies / tv shows to the library, it should work out of the box. but there's also an option to manually pick a folder with images.

Does this look for specific file extensions such as .tbn and such? I'm pre-scraping my data for the most part and using the .jpg extensions instead. Could this be the problem? Maybe something I need to fix in the xml file or something that might be good to have an either/or lookup in the next version?


- ronie - 2010-05-12

daleybox Wrote:Does this look for specific file extensions such as .tbn and such? I'm pre-scraping my data for the most part and using the .jpg extensions instead. Could this be the problem? Maybe something I need to fix in the xml file or something that might be good to have an either/or lookup in the next version?

file extensions shouldn't matter.

by default the skin uses the xbmc cache folder (..XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart) so check if there's any images in there.

a debug log might give me a clue why things are not working at your end.


- daleybox - 2010-05-13

ronie Wrote:file extensions shouldn't matter.

by default the skin uses the xbmc cache folder (..XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart) so check if there's any images in there.

a debug log might give me a clue why things are not working at your end.

I'll have to check and see how to make and upload a debug log. The one last thing that I can't figure out, except the problem with the home screen not showing the images, is that the fanart view for tv shows doesn't give me an image for the seasons. All I get is the default empty dvd case image. It works fine for movies, but not for TV shows. I'd like to see the folder.jpg image (the season cover). How can I fix that?


- daleybox - 2010-05-13

ronie Wrote:file extensions shouldn't matter.

by default the skin uses the xbmc cache folder (..XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart) so check if there's any images in there.

a debug log might give me a clue why things are not working at your end.

There are no images in the folder you mention above because I'm using profiles, the files are found in the same path (Thumbnails\Video\Fanart) but under the XBMC\profiles\... directory. That may be the issue, maybe I need to point it to the actual directory for each profile.


- ronie - 2010-05-13

daleybox Wrote:I'll have to check and see how to make and upload a debug log. The one last thing that I can't figure out, except the problem with the home screen not showing the images, is that the fanart view for tv shows doesn't give me an image for the seasons. All I get is the default empty dvd case image. It works fine for movies, but not for TV shows. I'd like to see the folder.jpg image (the season cover). How can I fix that?

no clue...does the cover show in other views ?
if you bring up the info dialog on a season, does it show the cover there?

daleybox Wrote:There are no images in the folder you mention above because I'm using profiles, the files are found in the same path (Thumbnails\Video\Fanart) but under the XBMC\profiles\... directory. That may be the issue, maybe I need to point it to the actual directory for each profile.

most likely that's the issue.

in Includes_Home.xml change (2x):
special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart
to:
special://masterprofile/profiles/your_username/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart

and do the same for music.


- daleybox - 2010-05-13

ronie Wrote:no clue...does the cover show in other views ?
if you bring up the info dialog on a season, does it show the cover there?

Nope, on TV shows I don't get a cover no matter what view I use, but it works perfect in Movies mode. There are folder.jpg files in all the season folders.


- ronie - 2010-05-13

daleybox Wrote:Nope, on TV shows I don't get a cover no matter what view I use, but it works perfect in Movies mode. There are folder.jpg files in all the season folders.

ah! that's where you're going wrong.
check the naming conventions in the wiki:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Thumbnails#Video_Thumbnails

the season thumbs need to be at the root of each tv show folder, not inside the season folder.


- daleybox - 2010-05-13

ronie Wrote:ah! that's where you're going wrong.
check the naming conventions in the wiki:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Thumbnails#Video_Thumbnails

the season thumbs need to be at the root of each tv show folder, not inside the season folder.

I have folder.jpg and season-all.jpg in the root of the tv show folder, and then individual folder.jpg files in the individual season folders. I would have thought it would have picked one of those up.

I guess from the convention I need to rename the files seasonxx.jpg and put them in the root instead of the season folders. I wonder why it didn't scrape that way. That sound about right? Will the .jpg extension work?


- ronie - 2010-05-13

daleybox Wrote:Will the .jpg extension work?

don't know, never tried it. but in case .jpg isn't supported you can just rename them to .tbn.


- luger - 2010-05-13

First off, really really love this skin. I've tried a lot of them and this one is officially my favorite.

But, I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the movie info screen so that the Plot portion took up more of the screen and/or had a bigger font. That's the part I read most and it's kind of hard to read from my couch in it's current state (http://xbmc.org/wp-content/gallery/transparency/3_movie-info.jpg).


- ronie - 2010-05-13

luger Wrote:First off, really really love this skin. I've tried a lot of them and this one is officially my favorite.

But, I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the movie info screen so that the Plot portion took up more of the screen and/or had a bigger font. That's the part I read most and it's kind of hard to read from my couch in it's current state (http://xbmc.org/wp-content/gallery/transparency/3_movie-info.jpg).

yes, the next version will have a separate screen just for the plot:

Image


- luger - 2010-05-13

Whoa! That's perfect.

I'm looking forward to that. Thanks for getting back to me quickly.


- daleybox - 2010-05-15

ronie Wrote:in Includes_Home.xml change (2x):
special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart
to:
special://masterprofile/profiles/your_username/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart

and do the same for music.

To make this work for any profile, you should change the code to:
special://profile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart

Then it will work for whatever profile you are in, master or not!


- ronie - 2010-05-15

daleybox Wrote:To make this work for any profile, you should change the code to:
special://profile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart

Then it will work for whatever profile you are in, master or not!

thanx for the heads-up mate, really appreciate it!
i've noticed jm's reply in the other thread...changes are already in the T! svn ;-)


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