I’ve searched the form and everyone is referencing a “show content” option, which i’m not seeing. Help! I’ve got backdrop.jpg in the folders with all my movies.
I think Tinwarble can help you with that one if you ask nicely. :smiley:
The SMP doesn’t pull the images from the backdrop folder, it pulls the images from TheMovieDB.org. If you look at the movies xml, you’ll see something like this:
The lines in green are where it is pulling the images from (ignore the lines, they aren’t used). So if it’s not showing the backdrops, it is either because you are not connected to the internet, or there is an issue with your xml.
You can however, point the to a local image(s), by modifing the xml.
I know it’s been a while, but this is exactly the information I’ve been searching for.
Could you give some suggestions on how to point the WD to a local backdrop file from that xml.
I’ve got my backdrops on a usb drive attached to the WD.
I don’t know how the WD file system works, what kind of path/url it would expect to link to
a file on that drive.
I worked it out. I thought it would require some fully qualified URL or explicit path to the volume, but it was easier than I expected.
The backdrop folder can be named anything (and doesn’t need a dot in front, which was giving me weird permission problems when I tried to edit them remotely). It should be in the same folder as the movie. Then all you need in the xml file is:
<backdrop>folder-name/backdrop00.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>folder-name/backdrop01.jpg</backdrop> . . .
I imagine the backdrop files can have any name as well.
Or you could just use Thumbgen, which will generate the backdrop and the xml with the correct lines for you.
Believe me, I have drooled over and lusted after those gorgeous movie sheets etc. you guys make with Thumbgen and the special themes. It’s the first time in my long computing life I almost wish I had a Windows PC. And please hold back on the Mac attacks!