i don’t think we are talking about the same thing either :smileyvery-happy:
speaking exclusively for TV Shows right now.
I am generating all cover art for Series / Season / Episode with ThumbGen each got it’s own template so they are technically a moviesheet but they are used as thumbnails
The issue is no longer the sorting order with TV shows and/or Movies
the problem is the display of thumbnails/cover art.
Due to a new pointless functionality the rule no longer applies to display folder.jpg as the folders cover art
(remember we are talking about TV Shows, i did not test it for movies due to being bleeped off)
The file structure is
The Walking Dead
|-- Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3…
You would expect that
Thumbnail 1 from the image above would display for the Walking Dead folder
Thumbnail 2 for Season 1
Thumbnail 3 for Episode 1
…if thumbnail 1&2 are named folder.jpg and Thumbnail 3 as the moviefile
Instead, with the new firmware and the new TV Show Filter
The Walking Dead folder shows the folder.jpg from a season folder (randomly)
The Season 1 folder shows and episode thumb or the correct season folder, it picks alphabetically
The 1st Episode always shows the folder.jpg of the episodes folder.
For our mutual understanding, the sorting order of TV shows is now fixed with the Thumbgen Update, it adds tags the library is looking for. Manual editing is no longer needed besides that you cannot hand edit 6000 episodes in my case.
For movies such as Die Hard I manually put the number in the title line of thumbgen.
This is the new TG output for the corresponding show above.
The Walking Dead - Days Gone Bye
<series_name>The Walking Dead</series_name>
<episode_name>Days Gone Bye</episode_name>
alrighty here the sum up and the reason why i was screaming at my TV and why I am saying the library is still broken
and remember we are talking about TV Shows
it disables a basic rule (folder.jpg is no longer the cover for the corresponding folder)
it now requires a meta thumb in order to replace the folder.jpg
the meta thumb must now be manually edited from .jpg to .metahumb (if you use an advanced design thumbnail)
I know many people would be willing to do all that sh!t just not to lose the precious library.
I am just not one of them. It would work for me if have the option to create movie sheets as .metathumb as well (and use them as a cover)
Having said that, if I want to watch a movie i need to change the filter which is another glorious achievement that makes me scream at my TV
I repeat myself for the 600th time…
we need a sorting filter “FOLDER / FILENAME” in alphabetical order
it would work for Movies, Tv Shows and Music
no extra work from nobody needs to be done when people use proper file names such as
01 - the library stinks.mp3
02 - start from the scratch.mp3
03 - whats wrong with natural file structures.mp3
no more hand edit, no more playlists, no more randmoness no more ouchies in the bunghole
obviously i was smart enought to delete all generated thumb images from the thumb folder and unplugged the power from the device in order to guarantee a clean cache.
just got an answer from ThumbGen, metathumb extension will be available for movie sheets in the next update. \o/