PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

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PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Bozster » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:42 pm

UPDATED:
Well guys, after a few days I've managed to finish a cool application that allows you to generate cool 3d thumbnails for use with PS3 Media Server without any knowledge of Photoshop or similar tools.

It's very straightforward app and it is powered by Amazon. So all you have to do is type in the movie you are looking for, be it DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray or similar and you can pick and fine tune the cover and save it to your computer.

You can use it here:
http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/

Let me know if you have any issues but it should be fairly straightforward. You can make covers in a snap with a huge library of images and covers from Amazon.


VERSION 2.0 UPDATE

- Optimized applying the covers. It is directly applied to the 3d cover instead of writing a temporary file making the application much faster.
- Added Horizontal and Vertical Scaling sliders for fine tuning size
- Added 6 Cover templates
- Added 7 Disc templates
- You can mix and match covers with discs.
- The Video/Audio boxes are now fully interactive (as you type it gets updated, no need pressing PREVIEW button)
- Hitting ENTER on text fields now executes searches. No need for using mouse to click on SEARCH buttons.
- The ability to completely hide video and audio boxes
- Custom URL for the image loading if you can't find things on Amazon.
- Update and polished covers to be a bit higher resolution (less compressed)

SUGGESTION:
- You should possibly regenerate your covers because the new template system is slightly (few pixels) moved and adjusted as I imported new graphics. These are much better and won't change anymore. I will be just adding different templates (other than 3d ones - like film reel design of cover, flat style covers, XBMC style covers etc)

Cheers.

SCREENSHOT of VERSION 2.0:

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SCREENSHOTS of new covers and a few templates:


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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby zzTroyzz » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:23 am

Very cool, great work! When you save the file, is that the actual dimensions the ps3 displays the covers at? It seemed kinda small to me, but then I'm viewing it on a smaller monitor so its probably right.

Would you consider adding some other template types? I personally really like this style from Aeon
http://xbmc.org/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/aeon/aeon_movieshowcase.jpg
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby dbthedon » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:50 pm

Superb App!! I began doing this manually on my collection and got fed up. This will make it a load easier ! many thanks!
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby dbthedon » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:57 pm

One small request, can you increase the character limit on the Audio label by one ? As it only allows "Dolby Digita" and not "Dolby Digital"
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Bozster » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:12 pm

dbthedon wrote:One small request, can you increase the character limit on the Audio label by one ? As it only allows "Dolby Digita" and not "Dolby Digital"


Updated.. You should be able to enter Dolby Digital now.
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Dark_Wizard » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:26 pm

Amazing! Thank you so much for spending the time to make this for us.
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Bozster » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:50 am

VERSION 2.0 UPDATE

- Optimized applying the covers. It is directly applied to the 3d cover instead of writing a temporary file making the application much faster.
- Added Horizontal and Vertical Scaling sliders for fine tuning size
- Added 6 Cover templates
- Added 7 Disc templates
- You can mix and match covers with discs.
- The Video/Audio boxes are now fully interactive (as you type it gets updated, no need pressing PREVIEW button)
- Hitting ENTER on text fields now executes searches. No need for using mouse to click on SEARCH buttons.
- The ability to completely hide video and audio boxes
- Custom URL for the image loading if you can't find things on Amazon.
- Update and polished covers to be a bit higher resolution (less compressed)

SUGGESTION:
- You should possibly regenerate your covers because the new template system is slightly (few pixels) moved and adjusted as I imported new graphics. These are much better and won't change anymore. I will be just adding different templates (other than 3d ones - like film reel design of cover, flat style covers, XBMC style covers etc)
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Bozster » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:58 am

zzTroyzz wrote:Very cool, great work! When you save the file, is that the actual dimensions the ps3 displays the covers at? It seemed kinda small to me, but then I'm viewing it on a smaller monitor so its probably right.

Would you consider adding some other template types? I personally really like this style from Aeon
http://xbmc.org/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/aeon/aeon_movieshowcase.jpg


The size is 320x240 which is standard PS3 XMB size.
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby Dark_Wizard » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:49 pm

I love the addition of the added controls. I did however notice that when selecting "Apply Transformations" it isn't aligned quite right.

Requests:
    1. Can you allow additional controls that allow us to select/unselect "Audio Label"? (This allows for the "Video Label" to be vertically centered within the box).
    2. Add more templates where the disc appears to come from inside the cover?
    3. Allow font color changes for the Video/Audio box.

Great job and awesome work!

Bob
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Re: PS3 Media Server Cover Generator Application

Postby SuicideKyd » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:51 pm

Thanks Bozster, any possible option to take away the black audio cubes?

just and idea, thanks again.

-edit-
Sorry I looked right over the option tick.
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