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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby Dark_Wizard » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:24 pm

Is there anyway to have the folders with a specific image and the movies with another?
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby stickboy3k » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:09 pm

rickster53 wrote:
Meelobee wrote:
rickster53 wrote:Note: My video thumbnail files are approximately 80KB each.


Try using smaller files, I had the same problem as you, until I noticed my thumbnail images where 120kb each. I edited them with photoshop and saved them to smaller files with a max of 40kb. Now they load way faster and they stay visible when scrolling up and down.


Iron.Man.mp4.cover.jpg


Note: If anyone is interested in using the template for this thumbnail, I can't take credit for creating it but you can find the original author and the template here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=15567629#post15567629


Thank you for posting that link! I noticed the thumbnail size supported was a 320x240 size so I was trying to think of something to do with the posters to make them wide. I used a photoshop file I found here: http://manicho.deviantart.com/art/DVD-Plastic-Case-PSD-file-86546288 I made all of my covers to look like these:

Image Image
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I'm working on one for my TV shows now. Old time TV set rather than dvd case.

Like you had described, my thumbnails are right around 100k [like 85 - 120k] and I'm also experiencing slow loading of the thumbs. I'll try a few as non-transparent jpgs which should be closer to 40k and see if that helps.

Thanks,
Ron
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby rickster53 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:18 am

stickboy3k wrote:Thank you for posting that link! I noticed the thumbnail size supported was a 320x240 size so I was trying to think of something to do with the posters to make them wide. I used a photoshop file I found here: http://manicho.deviantart.com/art/DVD-Plastic-Case-PSD-file-86546288 I made all of my covers to look like these:

Image Image
Image Image

I'm working on one for my TV shows now. Old time TV set rather than dvd case.

Like you had described, my thumbnails are right around 100k [like 85 - 120k] and I'm also experiencing slow loading of the thumbs. I'll try a few as non-transparent jpgs which should be closer to 40k and see if that helps.

Thanks,
Ron

Nice job Ron (and Manicho)! I like the clean look of your template and might suggest that you create a second template for Blurays simply by replacing the Standard DVD disc with a Bluray version. That's also what the author of the template that I posted previously did. He created a Bluray and a SD version of his template here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre ... st15788846

That distinction is a nice visual indicator when you are scrolling thru your movies...

Some folks who frequent that AVSforum thread I posted previously are now submitting their movie thumbnail collections on flickr, so others who either don't know Photoshop and/or don't have the time to create their own can use for their video library. They are also doing some work there on thumbnails for Folders. Check it out...

Edit: Just a reminder that folder thumbnails are not supported by the PS3.
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby Dark_Wizard » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:37 am

As rickster53 pointed out Bozster at AVSForum has done a terrific job with his template for Blu-Ray's and SD's and we are contributing quickly to get a nice collection going, I have personally put up over 180 images and all the folder ones if and when we can find a way to support this. Everyone should check it out it is very nice to say the least....

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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby reddevilmeuk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:05 pm

i was going to start doing my own, but if the template has already been created and people are contributing to it so much, then whats th point :) it's not like we are not all getting the same movies :roll:
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby reddevilmeuk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:00 pm

like dark said, the artwork is lush.... ive also started to add to the very nice collection
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby Mildoo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:46 pm

yep nice art work on the dvd cases, i took this route for displaying mine.

Image

looks a bit to small here, but looks great on my screen

if you click the image you will see that it has a transparent background, with a hint of drop shadow
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby reddevilmeuk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm

very nice, if your intending to do a lot of them, may be worth uploading them to the flickr group when it's categorised :)

loads of people are showing interest and to be honest, who wouldn't :)
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby stickboy3k » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Nice job Ron (and Manicho)! I like the clean look of your template and might suggest that you create a second template for Blurays simply by replacing the Standard DVD disc with a Bluray version. That's also what the author of the template that I posted previously did. He created a Bluray and a SD version of his template here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre ... st15788846

That distinction is a nice visual indicator when you are scrolling thru your movies...

Some folks who frequent that AVSforum thread I posted previously are now submitting their movie thumbnail collections on flickr, so others who either don't know Photoshop and/or don't have the time to create their own can use for their video library. They are also doing some work there on thumbnails for Folders. Check it out...

Edit: Just a reminder that folder thumbnails are not supported by the PS3.


Thanks :) Yeah, I only have a handfull of blu-rays on my media server so I'm using the original template for those and it is a nice visual indicator for sure. I didn't realize they were posting collections, time to dust off my yahoo sn and get on flickr. I'll attach the dvd template here.
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Re: Thumbnail generation support

Postby stickboy3k » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:35 pm

Here are some tv thumbs that I've been working on today:

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Also trying out these designs

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The two old TV sets I just found through google image search, the plasma screen is a nice icon created by Bobbyperux at DeviantArt. TV Artwork is from getvideoartwork.com I love the look of the plasma but I really have to stretch the show's artwork to fit the wider screen.
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