v18 -  Add extended artwork without an additional add-on
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Available in Kodi 18 beta 4

The art types added to the library when scanning local files are now configurable rather than just the hard-coded "poster", "fanart", and sometimes "banner" and "thumb". This means folks who use an external media manager to gather artwork won't need something like Artwork Beef / Artwork Downloader to add that local artwork to the library. Woohoo!

This is the video library companion to Automatically fetching any type of music artwork.

Configured in advancedsettings.xml, this will also apply to artwork from scrapers and NFO files if they provide the configured art types. A friendlier way to configure this is definitely needed, but likely won't be implemented for v18. Example AS.xml in the second post.

Files should be named like "poster" and "fanart" described in the wiki (for movies, for TV shows and seasons, for music videos), replacing "poster"/"fanart" with the configured art types (and the proper extension if the file format isn't JPEG). This won't include images from "extrafanart" or "extrathumbs" folders. Episode artwork should be next to the video file, named "[episode filename]-fanart.jpg" like the long form for movie artwork.

The original basic artwork types are still hardcoded so they don't need to be configured in AS.xml. "poster" and "fanart" for movies, TV shows, seasons, and music videos; "banner" for TV shows and seasons; and "thumb" for episodes.

Media already in the library will need to be refreshed for this new artwork to be added to the library.

Movie sets are still the odd-one-out - artwork cannot be added from the file system - though scrapers should be able to add movie set artwork effectively after PR14667 is merged.
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Example advancedsettings.xml configuration.


<advancedsettings>
  <videolibrary>
    <tvshowextraart>
      <arttype>characterart</arttype>
      <arttype>clearart</arttype>
      <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
      <arttype>landscape</arttype>
      <arttype>keyart</arttype>
    </tvshowextraart>
    <tvseasonextraart>
      <arttype>landscape</arttype>
    </tvseasonextraart>
    <episodeextraart>
      <arttype>fanart</arttype>
    </episodeextraart>
    <movieextraart>
      <arttype>banner</arttype>
      <arttype>clearart</arttype>
      <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
      <arttype>discart</arttype>
      <arttype>landscape</arttype>
      <arttype>keyart</arttype>
    </movieextraart>
    <musicvideoextraart>
      <arttype>banner</arttype>
      <arttype>clearart</arttype>
      <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
      <arttype>discart</arttype>
      <arttype>landscape</arttype>
    </musicvideoextraart>
  </videolibrary>
</advancedsettings>
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