Thumb caching going to give is promises result! Imagine I tell you that you can have different cover and background in WDTVLIVEHUB Theme. Look impossible, but FastThumb™ and Depopulated™ concept can do it. How? Let’s me resuming the great line of the concept, but you must have an average knowledge of WDTVLIVEHUB file structure and theming.
For the moment all file/folder structure was stored inside “Opti” Folder with Media Library set to OFF. Hoping to move all structure into root, put media library to ON and find how to have DeviceFolder inside every page (I have test Joey DeviceFolder trick, but like he say, it’s doesn’t work in Gallery View). This file/folder structure:
|--------- + IRONMAN (Movies Collection)
| | Ironman 1.avi
| | Ironman 2.avi
| \Edge of tomorrow.avi
` --------- + NIKITA (TV Serie)
| + SEASON 1 (TV Season)
| Nikita S01E01.avi
| Nikita S01E02.avi
+ Persons of interest (TV Serie)
+ SEASON 2 (TV Season)
Persons of interest S02E01.avi
Persons of interest S02E02.avi
Now before introduce you in FastThumb™ and Depopulated™ concept, let’s examine the package.
_ Folder Description _
FastThumb Template and Profiles Templates and Profiles Folder, must be copied into Thumbgen 126.96.36.199.
File – Movies -> for all movies
File – Episode -> for all TV Episode.
Folder – Movies Collection -> For first of Movies Collection
Folder – TV Series -> For first of TV Season folder
Folder – TV Season -> For first of TV Season folder
Opti Already thumbgen generate Demo Folder, must be copied inside the root
of WDTVLIVEHUB or USBDEVICE.
FastThumb Depopulated WDTVLIVEHUB Theme, must be copied into WDTVLIVEHUB.wd_tv\theme
FastThumb FastThumb tool generator, must be copied inside the same root of Opti
How is work now? After that you generate all profiles with thumbgen. You get, for the moment, three stage of file: Cover, Cover Case and Background. That stage was applicable on and _Folder.
The program read the THM file and recopy thumb inside .wd_tv\Thumb folder, for the moment no optimization file was apply (on progress). After that, we made some file date modification on video file.
For the folder, once you depopulated your files or play with files. Folder thumb file date must be recompiled. For that Depopulated function can be used to fix folder thumb.
The parameter of THM File was: Theme Wrapper Width, Theme Wrapper Height, Stage Name (must contain .Stage) and Optimization (0 None for the moment)
_ FastThumb.thm _
_ Recipe _
- Generate all file. (not necessary with Demo file)
- Close your WDTVLIVEHUB
- Start FastThumb (before start be sure to close all explorer pointing on your WDTV Drive)
- A. Clear .mio_crawler_cache and extra .wd_tv
- B. Clear thumb cache
- E. Clear XML file in media
- G. Backup Thumbgen database (.tgmd)
- F. Clear Thumbgen database (.tgmd)
- D. Trunc JPG Extension
- J. Generate Cache
- I. Transfert populate files (Folder fix Function)
- N. Quit
- Open your WDTVLIVEHUB
- Select FastThumb Depopulated Theme
- Select Video
- Browse into Opti Folder and enjoy.
- Movies folder was depopulated
- Display was faster
- Cover Case background have not the same brightness and contrast. Fake Transparency doesn’t work now.
- No optimization for the moment
- ThumbGen package need to be updated for reduce number of profiles and step.
If you have idea, question or you get enough strong to take part on a LASTRESORT Theme, just tell me.