thanks for the reply… okay… I did go back and re-read. i used the linksheet process. one thing i noticed was that i had all my movies at the root of the folder, so it wasnt creating the linksheet. as soon as i put the movies in a subfolder, it created the sheet. I renamed the sheets to the extension of the movie and copied into the mambo theme folder. i turned the device off and back on, and the sheets still are not showing up.
I am using a WDTV Live hub with the latest firmware. my movies are stored on a 3TB My Cloud storage device. i did check to makde sure the linksheets are under 500KB. any other thoughts???
A few thoughts. Since you are making linksheets, TG should be creating two JPGs for every movie, one is the cover, one is the linksheet. You should be able to open each one (in a graphics editor or whatever you use to view JPGs). Do so and make sure that you actually have a cover and a linkhseet for each movie.
Once you are sure that you really do have a linksheet and a cover (both JPGs) then it’s time to move the linksheets to the theme’s root. You must make sure that the linksheet is EXACTLY the same name as the movie, extension and all. If you had TG name the linksheets to something other than the exact same name as the video, this will not work.
Post back if you can see the two different JPGs per movie, and when you view them in an editor if they look right. If that has been done, then we will know where to go next.
Sorry to point out the obvious, but make sure that the linkhseet and the cover are not being generated into the same directory since you cannot have them both named the same. Likewise, when you do the renaming of the extension “moviename.jpg” to “moviename.mkv” for example, make sure they are also in different directories so you don’t overwrite your video.
Example: (which is sounds like you already understand) I use mkv files for my example but would be the same process for all video file types. Just change to the appropriate extension. Movie and cover on your external drive (or HUBs internal drive) in the same directory, linksheet in root of theme on HUB.
External Hard Drive
----> Moviename.mkv (actual movie)
----> Moviename.jpg (Movie’s cover)
WD Live Hub
–>.wd_tv / Theme / Goodbye Black Mamba Theme
----> Moviename.mkv (was JPG that you renamed to same as movie)
Good luck and let us know where you are at with the process.