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Fanart as poster option?
#1
Purely personal request guys so no worries if it can't/wont be added but after trying out various viewing modes I find myself going back to my favourite -

List with Fanart as Poster

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I also tried it in Movies mode and like the result -

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It's tidy, quick to navigate, shows the full fanart with a lovely reflection and saves me worrying about some posters looking the same as their fanart.

As it is now I have to copy the fanart and change the extension which takes it's time and also means that my son can't use other view types on his laptop without them looking silly.

So, can fanart be displayed in place of the poster in List mode as an option?

Thanks for a great skin.
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#2
Thats fairly attractive. Have you seen what it looks like when you resize the thumb and shrink the list / background dim image so you can see all of the fanart fullscreen behind it? I threw it together like that and really love it!

I'll post some screens tonight.
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#3
Thats sounds awesome cold realms. Looking forward to see your screens.
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#4
I am still adjusting things but you get the basic idea. I use the file view (tried library again but i have too many things that don't list well..)


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If only i could find where to lower this view so the selected image is flush.....
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#5
Well I've just figured out how to make it so that it shows the fanart in place of the thumbnail for List mode but I've no idea how to make optional at the moment. At least it means I can keep the thumbnails intact.

If you want to try it for yourself just edit the ViewCommon.xml (found in the 720 folder) at line 20 as below.

PHP Code:
<control type="image">
          <
posx>-8</posx>
          <
posy>-8</posy>
          <
width>636</width>
          <
height>364</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Icon</info>
          <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
          <
bordertexture border="14">ThumbShadow2.png</bordertexture>
          <
bordersize>8</bordersize>
        </
control>
        <
control type="image">
          <
posy>348</posy>
          <
width>620</width>
          <
height>348</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Icon</info>
          <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="DiffuseMirror.png" />
          <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
        </
control

PHP Code:
<control type="image">
          <
posx>-8</posx>
          <
posy>-8</posy>
          <
width>636</width>
          <
height>364</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Property(fanart_image)</info>
          <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
          <
bordertexture border="14">ThumbShadow2.png</bordertexture>
          <
bordersize>8</bordersize>
        </
control>
        <
control type="image">
          <
posy>348</posy>
          <
width>620</width>
          <
height>348</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Property(fanart_image)</info>
          <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="DiffuseMirror.png" />
          <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
        </
control
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#6
Can I ask how you got the fanart to show up for you genres? I've wondered why Mediastream doesn't include such a thing...
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#7
joebrady Wrote:Can I ask how you got the fanart to show up for you genres? I've wondered why Mediastream doesn't include such a thing...

For File Mode, you can press the Context Menu button for the option to add a picture for each source.

Not sure how to do this in Library mode...

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#8
neoanderson2002 Wrote:For File Mode, you can press the Context Menu button for the option to add a picture for each source.

Not sure how to do this in Library mode...

Yes, I think it's is for adding a thumbnail, not a fanart image, if I remeber correctly and it has not changed since I last looked. And also, I was refering to Mediastream actually including stock images for each genre.
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#9
Can't see the option "add a picture for each source" in context Menu.
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#10
I think is says "choose thumbnail", not in front of it now, so just going by memory.
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#11
PHP Code:
<control type="image">
          <
posx>-8</posx>
          <
posy>-8</posy>
          <
width>636</width>
          <
height>364</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Icon</info>
          <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
          <
bordertexture border="14">ThumbShadow2.png</bordertexture>
          <
bordersize>8</bordersize>
        </
control>
        <
control type="image">
          <
posy>348</posy>
          <
width>620</width>
          <
height>348</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Icon</info>
          <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="DiffuseMirror.png" />
          <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
        </
control

PHP Code:
<control type="image">
          <
posx>-8</posx>
          <
posy>-8</posy>
          <
width>636</width>
          <
height>364</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Property(fanart_image)</info>
          <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
          <
bordertexture border="14">ThumbShadow2.png</bordertexture>
          <
bordersize>8</bordersize>
        </
control>
        <
control type="image">
          <
posy>348</posy>
          <
width>620</width>
          <
height>348</height>
          <
info>ListItem.Property(fanart_image)</info>
          <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="DiffuseMirror.png" />
          <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
        </
control

Well changing that bit of code went and messed up the TV episode List mode so I've had to edit the InfoList to get that looking like List mode.

Bit disappointed now. Sad

Unless there's a way to change ListItem.Icon to select fanart.jpg instead of folder.jpg.
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#12
joebrady Wrote:Can I ask how you got the fanart to show up for you genres? I've wondered why Mediastream doesn't include such a thing...

In file mode it's a simple matter of making a image and saving it to the folder as "fanart.jpg"
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#13
doh! I knew that, really... but does the library view also pick up that fanart.jpg? Also, do you have any more of the genre fanart images you'd care to share?
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#14
joebrady Wrote:doh! I knew that, really... but does the library view also pick up that fanart.jpg? Also, do you have any more of the genre fanart images you'd care to share?

Of course. I don't know about the library mode, never use it. I need to adjust the stand-up one but here is what i use currently, all images are 1920 x 1080.

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#15
other half

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