Thumb (cover) resolution: 500 x 500 too small?
I'm going to question both the "should" and what exactly you both want to change? Huh

I get that memory is cheap these days, screens get bigger etc. but a lot of Kodi users are still running there media systems on old kit (especially as music players), so I think while enabling users to run either hi-res/fast and low-res/slow systems we need to suggest reasonable default values for art. While 1000x1000 is now the default size for images, most album covers come from tagging using Picard or picking off from Amazon etc. and those are 500x500 or lower. On a 1080p screen that makes perfect sense.

Also changing the wiki isn't going to change the default art caching behaviour, and it is that which controls how high a resolution image get delvered to the UI. So just having hi-res local art or fetching it from isn't going to give a 4k user  the on screen experience they want.

So I suggest that the wiki stays as 500x500, but make it clear this is a recommendation and not a specification. Then add wiki or guide on forum that makes it clear how a user can set image resolution and what the consequnces are both in storing data, slower systems and in seeing things on screen.

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RE: Thumb (cover) resolution: 500 x 500 too small? - by DaveBlake - 2020-01-15, 11:47

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