Changing Thumbnails

With the old WDTV Live I had my old thumbnails.

Since scraping for metadata some of these have been replaced by the thumbnails from the Open Movie Database.

Now I’m quite happy with most of the information (though I’m doing a bit of editing - one of my horror films appeared as a ‘Family’ film by genre), but I don’t like some of the thumbnails, preferring my own.

Can I change the thumbnails, ‘forcing’ the one I want over the supplied thumb, without disturbing the rest of the metadata?

Cheers.

Steve W

Yes.   Just replace the JPG  (or .metathumb file) with one of your own.   You may need to re-boot the box for the change to be visible.

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Cheers.

Can I just confirm - the file called ‘metathumb’ is just the thumbnail for file and folder - nothing else?

I might be wrong, but I’m pretty sure my original thumbnails will still be there (would the scraping have deleted them?) so  presumable all I need to do is delete the metathumb.

Steve W

Yep… That’s right.   It’s just a JPG file with a different extension…

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If you’ve already got a library in XBMC format you can change the .nfo extension to .xml and the .tbn extension to .metathumb and you’re almost good to go. For some reason the ’ and " mark up, there’s probably others, don’t display properly in WD TV Live so just use Windows GREP to remove them.

I was going to get rid of my HTPC and use this but it’s looking like I may just put this in the kids room.