[TIP] Big PNG creator
#1
Create moviename.ext-big.png images from your movie.tbn files courtesy of fekker.

fekker Wrote:add the root path that contain your movies
Media > Movies_HD

it will scan recursively for all sub folders.. when it finds a valid movie file, it'll look for a movie.tbn, if there is not a <moviename>.<ext>-big.png there, it will copy the movie.tbn to <moviename>.<ext>-big.png

I didn't do any fancy background workers, so it may take a bit to run without any indication in the gui, depending on how many movies it's looking through..

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#2
Thanks, Hitcher. We were actually coding one of these in Perl right now, but it looks like this will do the job for us! I'll try it when I get home tonight.
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#3
It got posted a while ago but is lost in the 'Preparing my media...' thread so I thought I'd bring to peoples attention now Stark's out.
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#4
Makes sense. Our script is written in Perl, which is cross-platform, so if anyone from the Linux or Mac side of the world is interested we can distribute it.
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#5
Let me guess you need to have your films in a folder as it don't work for me all my media is in one folder.
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#6
I can't get it to work either with all my movies in one folder.
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#7
Rocky5 Wrote:Let me guess you need to have your films in a folder as it don't work for me all my media is in one folder.

webfart Wrote:I can't get it to work either with all my movies in one folder.

"it will scan recursively for all sub folders.."

ie Movies in their own folders.
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#8
Hey Hitcher, thanks for the script, but is there a way to get it to work without sub folders? I know I'm not alone in not having my movies in seperate folders for each one...I wish I knew how to edit this myself, but unfortunatly its over my head. Thanks!
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#9
And one more question, I know its probobly dumb, and I'm missing somthing, but my info views allready show the thumbnails without renaming them. What does the -big get us exactly?
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#10
webfart Wrote:Hey Hitcher, thanks for the script, but is there a way to get it to work without sub folders? I know I'm not alone in not having my movies in seperate folders for each one...I wish I knew how to edit this myself, but unfortunatly its over my head. Thanks!
This is fekker's work not mine.
webfart Wrote:And one more question, I know its probobly dumb, and I'm missing somthing, but my info views allready show the thumbnails without renaming them. What does the -big get us exactly?
It makes a copy of your tbn and renames it to 'moviename.ext'-big.png so it'll show up in the info screen. Your original thumb needs to be nice and big to take full advantage of this feature though (I use 1000x1500).
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#11
Here's the difference between the moviename.ext-big.png and the cached thumb.

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#12
Maybe I'm crazy, but those look identical to me.
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#13
yeah, this does look pretty much identical to everyone...as has been pointed out, maybe not the best example? How about a higher quality thumb to begin with of a more recent film to show the differences between the cached thumb and the big.png?
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#14
One last time. Rolleyes

This is only on my normal PC so it's 720p not 1080p.

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#15
well tbh i think the effort should be put on the xbmc side to use the *.tbn file instead of a duplicate of it. (wishful thinking)
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