Call it a bug or call it a feature:
In the 2.03.24 firmware ALL thumbnails made by the Hub have a maximum size of 240 x 240 pixels. This restriction applies to folder thumbnails as well.
I’m working on something like a cover flow.
I noticed that ALL movie cover art the Hub got by using “Option\Get Content Info” have a width of 185 pixels. The height varies, but most images have a height of 278 pixels.
These images are nicely displayed when I use w=“185” h=“278” and scale them in height with scale=“100” scale_type=“pan” to make them all equally big on screen.
Then I made some images for the folders, all in the 185 x 278 format, put one in each folder, and named them all folder.jpg. When I checked, all show, but they just don’t look good. WHAT HAPPENED?!
Then it struck me: of all these folder.jpg images, thumbnails are made in the hidden thumbs directory. All were shrunken to a height of 240 pixels (and a width of 159), due to these thumbnail restrictions I mentioned above. As a result they had to be stretched again to make them fit, not looking nice at all.
Designing my theme I now have to choose. I can:
A: use a height of 240, have perfect folder icons, but don’t show cover art as good as I can, or
B: show the cover art as good as it gets, but have to stretch the folder images, making them look weird.
That’s all for now. Hope you theme makers can use this to your best advantage