one of the (minor) irritants that I find with Twonky is that it will not display ‘folder.jpg’ files. I have my video files arranged by Genre folders (e.g. Sci-Fi, Western, Comedy) and I place a suitable ‘folder’jpg’ in each. I also have equivalent files for TV series folders and Movie Boxset Collections. My WDTV Streaming unit honours such files, as does my Mezzmo server - but Twonky does not. It simply shows the image associated with the first media file located in the folder structure.
However, I have found a way of tricking Twonky into displaying a custom image for a folder:-
- Create a ‘dummy’ media file in the required location using an JPG image file as source
- Use a target name to ensure it is listed first
- Set the file as hidden
e.g… using my existing ‘folder.jpg’ files
- copy folder.jpg .1.mkv
- attrib +h .1.mkv
To update a complete folder structure
- forfiles /p /m folder.jpg /s /c “cmd /c copy @file .1.mkv”
- forfiles /p /m .1.mkv /s /c “cmd /c attrib +h @file”
The result is that when browsing by folder, Twonky renders the folder using the dummy media file .1.mkv. However on navigating into the folder, Twonky will ignore the hidden file and only allows genuine media files to be accessed.