With the new firmware 2.02.32 on WDTV SMP, is it possible to use more than one metathumb (or jpg) by movie for display with a Mochi theme modified?
With the previous firmware, I used a trick for simulate that. I added a line in the Mochi theme for display “My_movie.metathumb” in 1280 x 720. This automaticaly generate a “.wd_tv\thumb\My_movie.thumb_1280x720” file. Next, I replaced that file with an overlay (transparent) picture (with some additional information like MPAA, IMDB rating) created with Thumbgen. Tip: To prevent the file is automatically replaced with the WDTV, the file date must be the same as the movie file.
The result was excellent. I could quickly navigate between movies with full information without the loss of the WDTV live functionalities (personal rating, favorite, backdrop).
Unfortunately, the new firmware don’t seems to use the “.wd_tv\thumb” for movies, just for folders.