Higher fanart resolution
#1
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Currently Kodi limits fanart resolution to 1080P. Please let us users decide wheter we want to have 1:1 copy of fetched fanart (so no JPG resize and no recompression). 4K TVs/display are popular and resized/recompressed fanart from 2160P to 1080P looks just bad. Sad

I checked Kodi's Wiki but as I mentioned before there is a limit to 1080P:
<advancedsettings>
  <imageres>1080</imageres>
  <fanartres>1080</fanartres>
</advancedsettings>

So I've poked in Kodi's code and found that imageres and fanartres are kept in these variables: m_fanartRes and m_imageRes. Searching for those vars got me here: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/search?utf8...rtRes&type=

Please Kodi devs. Let us users have those beautiful, crisp fanart images on our 4K displays.

Edit: I know that there is one workaround. I can manually swap image after it is cached to thumbnails folder but for hundreds of movies this is no-can-do. Maybe there is some script that will automagically copy fanart.jpg from movie folder and copy it to appropriate thumbnails folder? (until Kodi will let us use higher resolution fanarts).
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#2
There is probably also another challenge: not every movie / tvshow and music artist/album already has fanart in 4K resolution available. Smile
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#3
I don't see any problem in here Klojum. Currently Kodi downscales anything larger that 1080 in height. We need just to tell Kodi not to do it or change max limit from 1080 to 2160 or add an option that will leave any scaling of scraped fanart. That would work also.

Edit: Or change behaviour of current advancedsettings so:
<advancedsettings>
  <imageres>0</imageres>
  <fanartres>0</fanartres>
</advancedsettings>
would disable any image processing/scaling.
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#4
+1
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#5
+1

Pretty much all new enthusiast-oriented TVs are 4K and have been for quite a while now, so improved 4K support in Kodi seems to me a priority. I guess video in 4K is working OK, but the GUI is somehow hardcoded for 1080p? It still works well, of course, but we all want that WOW-factor, right. Ah well, wishes and dreams. Wink
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#6
Not to mention that many of us use powerful HTPCs, so such large JPGs won't be a problem. I agree that low power devices like RPi would sweat with such large bitmaps but we should always have an option to use them on "beefy" PCs.
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#7
+1 for no limit option or GUI setting with larger maximum for native 4K fanart
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#8
(2018-02-15, 12:25)Klojum Wrote: There is probably also another challenge: not every movie / tvshow and music artist/album already has fanart in 4K resolution available. Smile
 
No point making 4k fanart since kodi not displaying it  <--->  No point making kodi to display 4k fanart since there is not enough of them... 

...kind of catch 22?  Huh
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#9
Well… I see a lot of 4K fanart on TMDB so that is not an argument.
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#10
Any chances we can have <fanartres> limit raised in Leia? Any Kodi dev pretty please?
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#11
13599 (PR)
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
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#12
(2018-03-01, 13:28)Milhouse Wrote: 13599 (PR)
 Wouldn't you also need to remove the GUI limitation as well? Doesn't Kodi currently have a max GUI res of 1080p, or did that change in Leia?
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(2018-03-01, 13:28)Milhouse Wrote: 13599 (PR)
Yay! Thank You guys! This is great. Now I'm waiting for Leia beta1. Smile
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(2018-03-01, 14:13)FXB78 Wrote:
(2018-03-01, 13:28)Milhouse Wrote: 13599 (PR)
 Wouldn't you also need to remove the GUI limitation as well? Doesn't Kodi currently have a max GUI res of 1080p, or did that change in Leia?  
I'm running it at 4k on Leia nightlies just fine on my Nvidia Shield.
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(2018-03-01, 14:13)FXB78 Wrote:
(2018-03-01, 13:28)Milhouse Wrote: 13599 (PR)
 Wouldn't you also need to remove the GUI limitation as well? Doesn't Kodi currently have a max GUI res of 1080p, or did that change in Leia?

The majority of the skins are limited to 720p/1080p but that is only for the UI elements they provide, there has never been a limit of what resolution a skin can be produced in (as far as I'm aware) but with artwork restricted to 1080p then there probably wasn't any benefit in producing a 4K skin.
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