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28 March 2010

WDTV ThumbGen v0.12.1 released!

Version 0.12.1
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Link: Click to download or click "Check for updates" (v0.6+)
Release Notes:
  • Fixed: Incorrect processing of the & character. An invalid entity message was displayed
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17 comments:

  1. Great work!

    It would be fantastic an option to create custom size thumbnails.

    I use osdMod and cover resolutions not fit with any from the list.

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  2. Thanks for the reply WDTV ThumbGen!

    OSDMod has two cover resolutions that are not actually supported by WDTV ThumbGen.

    6x2 thumbs at 162x230px
    5x2 thumbs at 192x230px

    Greetings!

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  3. 0.12.1 does not work for me. As soon as I click the "Select files/folders" button the program freezes.

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  4. Great App!

    I am working with the latest 0.12.1 and like the integration with B-Rads homebrew firmware and MovieSheets. When I am in the Options->Advanced Settings and select the (Extra) MovieSheet as 'WDLXTV-Live Sheep mode specific sheet', I noticed that the generated sheets are 1280x720 instead of the required 1280x460. I am using the default ThumbGen 7 Template. Can you tell me how I can make them 1280x460?

    Also is there a way to remove a backdrop and use the default one?

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  5. You just need to visit wdtvforum.com There are a dozen of templates available there (a lot also 1280x495). Search for example NeatSheet (by dribbller1). If you already saved metadata for moviesheets you can update all your sheet to use the new template automatically.

    You can press the red "Reset moviesheet" button and u get a "naked" sheet. Also autopopulating the sheet with a backdrop can be disabled in Settings (Moviesheet Options).

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  6. Thanks.

    I have downloaded and have been playing around with the right sized templates. :)

    I have gone through and deleted all of my jpg files, including folder.jpg.

    I have upgraded to 0.12.4 and when I apply a new template to all of my directories it doesn't recreate all of the jpg files, only the "_sheet.jpg" files (that was associated with the template).

    Is it possible to recreate all of the jpg files (including folder.jpg) when applying the new template if the file doesn't exist in the target directory? Or is there another way to recreate them without going through the whole downloading process from IMDB etc?

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  7. Unfortunately "Updating Moviesheets" does what its names says: it updates/creates _only_ moviesheets based on existing metadata files. Recreating folder.jpg is not possible.

    Theoretically I could do it (as I have the cover inside metadata) but that means you must wait some time (days) until I finish my tasks for the next release (I hope I can release it at the end of the next weekend). I can add a flag to "Update moviesheets" dialog something like "Generate also folder.jpg or thumbnail". Actually is not a bad idea at all...

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  8. Or can you think of another way that would make it easy to clear out the unneeded JPGs if you wanted to change the images from _sheet.jpg to _sheet.sheet.jpg or _sheet.wall.jpg instead of deleting all the JPGs in the directory?

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  9. Any File Manager should be able to use wildcards like *_sheet.jpg to batch select files and then delete them. I use TotalCommander and it is easy

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  10. Would you consider adding IMDB.com as a source for movie information? I believe you are currently using themovieDB.org instead.

    There are a few movies that I can not get information for using themovieDB.org, but IMDB.com does have it there.

    Would you consider adding some of the nice features that TViXiE has added? Like mousing over the image name and a small preview of the actual image appearing.

    Any enhancements to make going through the process faster, would be nice. Currently it takes me approx 1-3 min to generate a template with a thumbnail and a backdrop. I believe rendering the output image after each change "seems" to be the bottleneck.

    Again, thanks for the application. In my opinion it is the best out there. :)

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  11. "Would you consider adding IMDB.com as a source"

    Maybe you didn't notice but IMDB movie info is offered fully inside the movieinfo control (Results page). Can be also used always as a source (Options). Try to know the app better there are a lot of features inside ;)

    "There are a few movies that I can not get information for using themovieDB.org, but IMDB.com does have it there."

    When movie is not found, choose "Take me to Results page" and u have the IMDB info.

    "Like mousing over the image name and a small preview of the actual image appearing."

    No.

    "Any enhancements to make going through the process faster, would be nice."

    Will come some improvements in my next release.

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  12. Thanks - I am really impressed.

    I have found the loading of backdrops to be a very slow process, is there any way this can be improved?

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  13. What do u mean by "loading of backdrops"? What u see in the list is a small thumb (if collector offers it) and when u want to Preview/Use a backdrop I must download it and cache it locally (some have few megabytes)... it is quite normal to need some time.

    Or u reffer to the moviesheet rendering? There will come big performance improvements in the next release.

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  14. I hope u don't use Cinemagia.ro as backdrops provider... they have nice pictures but the website is EXTREMELY SLOW!

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  15. I clicked the red "Reset moviesheet" button so I could remove the default backdrop for one of my movies, but for the other movies it will not auto-populate the template anymore.

    Is there a way that I can reset the application to the default state? Where can I find the config for this application (registry or file)?.

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  16. In Advanced Settings there is a button that resets all settings to their default values.

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