I, like many others who have posted, have been plagued by my WDTV Live Hub substituting movie metathumbs for the folder.jpegs that I designed for my genre folders. This morning I noticed that the metathumbs chosen ito replace my folder.jpg’s were always the smallest files (in kilobytes) among all my thumbs in a given folder (and always much smaller than the filesize of my folder.jpg).
So, what I did was to reduce (I’m on a Mac using Photoshop and Preview) the file size of my folder.jpg’s so that they are smaller than any of my movie thumbnails. I also followed other forum suggestions and changed the names of my newly-reduced folder.jpg’s to “_folder.metathumb”. After doing this, and trashing hidden files on my hard drive that were created by the WDTV Live Hub, and rebooting my hard drives and the WDTV Live Hub, the proper icons appeared as my folder icons and even after opening and closing the folders several times, there were no substitutions of movie metathumbs for the folder icons I had created.
Now, to be sure, I need to test this over several boots to be sure if my problem is solved, but I thought I’d post this now for any comments. I am using the latest firmware and my WDTV Live Hub is connected to 2 external WD hard drives, each hard drive having several genre folders.
Now, if I could just find a way to use my own jpegs in place of the generic folder icons the hub uses for my 3 hard drives.