Glad to hear you are close to getting it all setup, especially since DeVicous just released her new theme “Simplicity” yesterday :smileyvery-happy: Luckily for you they are built on a similarly so once you get GBBM setup well, you will know everythign you need to try the new one.
So… Yes, it seems you have your Input/Output naming setup incorrectly. I think you are talking about overwriting your sheets not your covers. Is that correct? If so…
Movie and TV templates:
Main Moviesheet = $M…$N
Folder Template: should just have “main moviesheet” checked off;
Main Moviesheet = $M…$P
The movies and tv templates make sheets with the exact name as the movie ($N). The folder sheets will be named identical to the parent folder ($P)
For folder linkhseets, you remove the extension completely, and then copy to the root of the theme the same as your other linksheets. NO EXTENSION at all
Example: You have a folder/directory called Comedy. Using the folder template, Thumbgen makes you a sheet called “Comedy.jpg”. You remove the “.jpg” and copy “Comedy” to the root of GBBM. I believe that foldersheets are case sensative so should be exactly the same as the folder name.
Understanding how paths work would help you a lot. Here are the “tokens” you will see in TG, and a link to a page with some examples:
$M = full path to the folder that contains the currently processed movie
$N = the filename of the current movie (without path and without extension)
$E = the extension of the current movie (including the dot)
$F = the name of the folder containing the current movie (only the name, without path)
$P = the name of the parent folder of the folder containing the current movie (only the name, without path)
Read the below page. Once you have a good grip on how paths and tokens work, you will be able to solve some of these issues on your own, as well as be able to modify paths to meet your specific needs. I will assume that you already understand windows path info like “…” etc.
What’s with $M, $N and the other tokens?