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Title: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 14, 2010, 05:41:30 am
PS: I was asked to post the info about TG in a separate topic...so here it goes...

Hi

Maybe ThumbGen works also with your player... give it a try  ;)

http://thumbgen.org

Templates (moviesheets) Repository: http://wdtvlive.net

Practically you can use it right now if you do following:

* In Options/Advanced Settings you set for MainSheet the naming convention to suit player's needs: most probably $M\about (.jpg)
* You download from wdtvlive.net and select a moviesheet template that suits the Xtreamer requirements (mabye 1280x720, having a layout that fits your needs)
* Recommended: You always choose to generate also metadata (.tgmd file) that will allow you to automatically recreate all your sheets using a different template at any time in the future

If no interest there's no problem, I just wanted to ask :)

You can get something like this:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/352neqc.jpg)


Regards
ThumbGen
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Nick on May 14, 2010, 06:11:06 am
The software is great but i'm having a couple of problems.

When I create the moviesheets sometimes it does not put the fanart in automatically?
I thought it was one of the templates I was using but if you look at the image attached you can clearly see that it is not putting the fanart in with the standard template.

Please help....
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 14, 2010, 11:33:49 am
Make sure both "Do not autopopulate background/fanart' checkboxes are NOT checked... and u will get background and 3 fanarts autopopulated.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: iff2 on May 14, 2010, 12:31:42 pm
Hi,

I have a question about external subtitle detection. It detects that all subtitles are in my home language, but it is not like that. How does the detection work?

Very good program by the way. Also who is using it with mede8er, put the file size limit to 500kb. 
Title: External Subtitles detection
Post by: thumbgen on May 14, 2010, 12:41:32 pm
I have a question about external subtitle detection. It detects that all subtitles are in my home language, but it is not like that. How does the detection work?

Detection of external subs works like this:

movie.avi
movie.srt  -> the default language specified in "Options/Default ext subs lang" is used
movie.es.srt -> Spanish is detected
movie.de.srt -> German detected

But I have an idea for the future... as I anyway started to use google translate for generating playlists, I will try to "translate" a sentence from the subtitle file (if possible) and let google translate detect what language is it. If not detected, the default one will be used. I will try implementing this soon.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Nick on May 14, 2010, 01:26:18 pm
Thank you. I didnt see that option. Everything seems fine now.

I have switched from YAMJ to Mede8er and will be using this from now on with my own template.

Keep up the good work. Im going to use it again and then will donate.


Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 14, 2010, 01:34:47 pm
Thanks, I am glad u like it and glad I found mede8er forum.

PS: Be aware that the app was built initially for the wdtv player needs and just later extended to be more flexible and usable with any other player. But sometimes flexibility means more switches, more flags, more options. Anyway I am sure that after learning it a bit, it is not very complicated to get results.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: iff2 on May 14, 2010, 08:32:50 pm
Are you considering to add dvd detection as well? It would be nice feature. It should sum vobs containing main movie stream and detect subtitles and audio from there. Maybe in the future even dvd iso or blu-ray iso detection?  ;)

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 14, 2010, 08:40:13 pm
DVD detection should work already if u select the right .ifo file. I use mediainfo for detecting media informations so what they support I also support :)
Same for bluray ... select the right m2ts and u get the info.

ThumbGen is a file-based processor and I have built in processing for dvd/bluray discs (sheets are placed automatically in the root folder, etc). The dvd/bluray support is a bit weak as I don't have such files and I had no real interest/test-cases to improve it.

DVD iso detection works already, I take automatically the first .ifo that is not menu and extract infos from it.
Bluray iso detection is under testing, I can't make it work for XP (UDF file format has some issues under XP), I hope I can have it under Win7 (if u have a bluray iso and win7 pls try v0.12.18 and tell me if u get mediainfo about it).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rone112 on May 15, 2010, 08:50:28 am
Hi thumbgen
thanks so much ! this is really awesome man ! please can you tell me where to get the template you used in the screenshot , i really like it !
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: iff2 on May 15, 2010, 02:10:46 pm
Quote
DVD detection should work already if u select the right .ifo file. I use mediainfo for detecting media informations so what they support I also support Smiley
Same for bluray ... select the right m2ts and u get the info.

ThumbGen is a file-based processor and I have built in processing for dvd/bluray discs (sheets are placed automatically in the root folder, etc). The dvd/bluray support is a bit weak as I don't have such files and I had no real interest/test-cases to improve it.

DVD iso detection works already, I take automatically the first .ifo that is not menu and extract infos from it.
Bluray iso detection is under testing, I can't make it work for XP (UDF file format has some issues under XP), I hope I can have it under Win7 (if u have a bluray iso and win7 pls try v0.12.18 and tell me if u get mediainfo about it).
DVD iso detection works fine, DVD folder detection works also fine, when you know which ifo to select. Unfotunally I'm on XP right now, so I can't test Blu-Ray iso. Maybe some readers of this topic can do the testing.  :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 15, 2010, 02:37:37 pm
please can you tell me where to get the template you used in the screenshot , i really like it !

Visit the http://wdtvlive.net (it is the place where I publish my releases) and go to the section Moviesheets. There are a dozen of templates there... the one in the screenshot is made by dribbler (Ultimage Glass Template).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 15, 2010, 06:06:49 pm
Hello thumbgen, nice work.
i was trying to test the software , but can get started. the thumbgen.exe give some weird errors when try to run , dont create anything.
is it some rules to follow?
i have latest SP and netframework 3.5. with TVixie and YAMJ all is ok, but with thumbgen dont.
i like those info's about movie streams.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 15, 2010, 08:08:59 pm
You need .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 - if the app is not starting at all

If the program starts and crashes then there's a log.txt generated... send it to me at thumbgen [at] googlemail.com and I'll check it.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 15, 2010, 08:23:02 pm
You need .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 - if the app is not starting at all

If the program starts and crashes then there's a log.txt generated... send it to me at thumbgen [at] googlemail.com and I'll check it.

yes, but where can i find that log ? , that window promt me about this, but there is no log file, neither inside, neither outside of that folder. :(
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 15, 2010, 08:53:20 pm
if the .net 3.5 sp1 is installed the app should start...splash screen... and immediately there's a log.txt near the exe file created.
if u don't see the log and u are using 0.12.27 or 0.12.28 then the framework is not properly installed
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: MarioB on May 31, 2010, 04:59:50 pm
@thumbgen
Very nice application. On other forum (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=5787.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=5787.0)) you can find large template collection which is nice. So far i have used YAMJ but I think I will give a try to Thumbgen. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 05:07:43 pm
ThumbGen software has big potential, but is hard to use.

when have many movies is just a pain.
if this could be simplified like others........

otherwise ........his potential is in vain.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 31, 2010, 07:16:08 pm
when have many movies is just a pain.
if this could be simplified like others........

I guess it has to be a balance between quality versus quantity.
I preferred (and my few thousands of users) to carefully select info/images before preparing sheets/metadata... having that ready we can rebuild with a single click the whole library using any templates. That was the reason of showing the Results Page is the semi-automatic mode.

Two new automatic modes will come soon. No/limited user interaction... but results... will not be perfect... as any automatic mode :D For old movies (having newer versions with same name for example) will be quite a disaster if I can't properly detect the movie based on hash and I choose the newer version...

Also do not compare ThumbGen with a jukebox. It is not (yet) a jukebox...it just generates rich-content images (and since last version a large variety of playlists). YAMJ is a _real_ jukebox. A lot of my users are using them together.

PS: I posted here my way of using TG to get quickly the sheets done: http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19#p204
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 07:45:40 pm
Dont get me wrong , i prefer your software instead of yamj, because has more info's about movies and more important he use templates with nice transparency layers.
But he is hard to use, make it automatic whit custom user interference.
It will be like TVixie but with cool info's and more templates.
I'm able to use it but think that your software will be used by unexperienced user also.
When create a movie sheet a user dont have to be confused by the all amount of settings.
Do that and you'll never sleep by too much drinked coffee ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 31, 2010, 07:53:37 pm
Dont get me wrong , i prefer your software instead of yamj, because has more info's about movies and more important he use templates with nice transparency layers.

Hm.. I have to check what YAMJ is doing as all the people say "I switched from YAMJ" or "YAMJ is better"... we are really doing similar things? I never used YAMJ but seems I have to take a look at it.

My biggest milestones for the near future are 2 new automatic modes (one that asks only to confirm the movie) and another that is not asking anything), a full-featured Templates Editor and support for Music. Also a QuickStart wizard is planned to help newcomers. Currently I am working to implement a docking layout for the Results Page (I have users using FullHD monitors and users using netbooks with 1024x600 ... all must be happy).

I agree about the complexity but the tool being used by (AFAIK) at least 3-4 different players I have to be flexible enough to cover all wishes :) Things will get easier once I get the GUI more user-friendly and some more automatic (predefined) ways of getting standard tasks done.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 08:15:51 pm
My top for nice looking sheet:
1. ThumbGen
2. TVixie
3. Yamj
Your software and Yamj have info's about movie, but ThumbGen have usefull info's like bitrate on AV and nice templates,
Yamj have automatic mode and one by one mode.
TVixie has nice sheet face and allow you to choose different pictures but no automatic.
 
You should allow for automatic or one by one; if use automatic mode it will be nice to have possibility to create rules, but also avoid to complicate things.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 31, 2010, 08:21:25 pm
Thanks for the summary :D

I guess TG has another 2 unique features that allow some nice results:

1. XSL support that allows conditionals and something like:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2149/thefourthkindsheet.jpg)
LINK (http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28&start=10#p1636) (the thumbnails reflect the real movies in that folder just that the "coverflow" effect is simulated using static images)



2. metadata for recreating the sheets/thumbnails + updating IMDb Rating later using different templates by clicking a single button (full auto)



Thanks a lot for the feedback; you'll find (I hope soon) the ideas implemented in the app.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 08:27:21 pm
Quote
A lot of  my users are using them together.

When create a sheet for movie, i wanna be how much simple that can be, i'm interested more by movie and not by sheet. ;) .
I dont create sheets for commercial use.
Instead of using 2 different soft's i better create a movie snapshot ;) .
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 08:31:50 pm
Thanks for the summary :D

I guess TG has another 2 unique features that allow some nice results:

1. XSL support that allows conditionals and something like:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2149/thefourthkindsheet.jpg)
LINK (http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28&start=10#p1636) (the thumbnails reflect the real movies in that folder just that the "coverflow" effect is simulated using static images)



2. metadata for recreating the sheets/thumbnails + updating IMDb Rating later using different templates by clicking a single button (full auto)



Thanks a lot for the feedback; you'll find (I hope soon) the ideas implemented in the app.

 Impressive sheet.
Keep it so ... :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on May 31, 2010, 08:42:52 pm
When create a sheet for movie, i wanna be how much simple that can be, i'm interested more by movie and not by sheet. ;) .

You are so right... but you know the human nature... you have something, then you have more and more :) And at the end you forget the essential: you just wanted to see the movie  ;D

On the other hand if you don't care so much about the sheet and the info inside it why don't you navigate through the movies using some list view ... it's much faster :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on May 31, 2010, 09:09:37 pm
Quote
On the other hand if you don't care so much about the sheet and the  info inside it why don't you  navigate through the movies using  some list view ... it's much faster

You miss my point !
I care about sheets( maybe more the info,s from inside)... From where did you come with that?
Is something that i miss...i suppose.
Anyway, but if you spend to much time for creating a sheet... Where is the pleasure?
To look at sheet or at movie?
Sometimes you'll discover the sheet is more nice then the movie itself and then... It is just a waist of time. ;)
To much PM's...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on June 13, 2010, 09:17:10 pm
great work ....
keep it so....!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 14, 2010, 06:18:02 am
Thanks!

I am working hard now to finish full automatic mode and importers from ANT movie catalog and Collectorz Movie Collector before end of month (when I'll be off for a Holiday).  So I really hope I can have another release till end of month ;)

When I am back... I'll start working on a full featured Templates Editor  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Ormbett on June 14, 2010, 11:30:24 am
The coverflow effect looks really nice. Too bad itīs static images. I think it would look even nicer if the centered/highlighted cover was slightly larger, but that is just my opinion. Good work!  :)

Kind regards
Ormbett
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 14, 2010, 11:44:31 am
Too bad itīs static images.

I am producing static images :)  Can't be dynamic... to achieve the dynamic effect the player must "steer" the lower part.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Voodoo on June 17, 2010, 11:16:41 pm
@ thumbgen, thanks very nice program. I tried YAMJ and YAMJ to Mede8er, but I prefer this. A bit slower but output is very nice.  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on June 17, 2010, 11:43:01 pm
How can magnify the text?
Or depend by the used skin... ???
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: wayne99 on June 18, 2010, 01:21:45 am
i do it manually by editing the template skin xml file... :)  ..just look for "font" for the section you want to increase and increase its value....
save it and press the refresh button, it will be apply immediately....

i do that for the description part.... much easier to read.....

hope the developer can have a option to modify this on the program instead.....  :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 18, 2010, 05:23:46 am
When you feel  TG being slow PLEASE write down also your arguments: when is it slow? It is very important for me to optimize those areas. Use only needed collectors, switch off autopreview and it will get faster. There are so many things done automatically in the background..maybe u don't need all (4 full images are downloaded before results page being ready for example).

Regarding font... the complete output of ThumbGen is steered by the (XML) template you use. On wdtvlive.net there are tons of templates. As soon as I finish the main tasks remaining for TG I will start working on a full featured Templated Editor (integrated in TG). That will make life much easier ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on June 18, 2010, 10:14:13 am
i do it manually by editing the template skin xml file... :)  ..just look for "font" for the section you want to increase and increase its value....
save it and press the refresh button, it will be apply immediately....

i do that for the description part.... much easier to read.....

hope the developer can have a option to modify this on the program instead.....  :D

yes indeed , the description part is very small , my eyes suffer if i read all description.......... ;)

editing xml isn't what i want, but sience others work also in this way......... i dont have nothing else to do.. :(
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 18, 2010, 11:11:31 am
Use the Templates Editor that comes with TVixie (tvixie.com); maybe it is easier than modifying xml (but not so fast for sure).

There are A LOT of templates available.. all of them have the font too small for you? Maybe we can push template authors to use bigger fonts, should be simple...

PS: @wayne99:  Are u sure u understood the concept behind ThumbGen? The developer of ThumbGen cannot add "an option" inside the app to make font bigger as the output is decided by the template that YOU choose :) That's the beauty of the templates-based concept.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on June 18, 2010, 11:23:10 am
Use the Templates Editor that comes with TVixie (tvixie.com); maybe it is easier than modifying xml (but not so fast for sure).

There are A LOT of templates available.. all of them have the font too small for you? Maybe we can push template authors to use bigger fonts, should be simple...

PS: Are u sure u understood the concept behind ThumbGen? The developer of ThumbGen cannot add "an option" inside the app to make font bigger as the result is decided by the template that YOU choose :) That's the beauty of the templates-based concept.

to use editor from another utility..........doesnţt sound that great.  ???

the concept behind the thumbgen .....yes i do...
but , when nobody like me will ask template creators to make bigger font ....... :-\  :-\  :-\

or the thumbgen creator to do a template editor.... :o
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 18, 2010, 11:24:55 am
but , when nobody like me will ask template creators to make bigger font ....... :-\  :-\  :-\

or the thumbgen creator to do a template editor.... :o

Honestly I also think the font is a bit small on almost all templates... maybe authors have 50inch displays  ;D ;D

As soon as I come back from holiday I start working on a cool Templates Editor ;)  Every user will be able to make a template, that's my goal :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: wayne99 on June 18, 2010, 11:46:37 am
@thumbgen;

yeah...i understand the concept of thumbgen and template.....
i think my english is not that good, but you got my intention.....something like template editor integration will be good, instead me editing xml.... :-[

Thumbgen ids a great program...looking forward for your enhancement.... ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: bluntspoon on June 19, 2010, 07:21:17 pm
Trying out ThumbGen v1.1.1

Liking it so far.
Fav Template = Ultimate Glass_Optional_SHEET 

@TG I think you should look into your thread handling a little more, as your app seems to hang quite a lot.

Keep up the good work. (I would be more than happy to assist with Beta Testing)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 19, 2010, 07:53:58 pm
@TG I think you should look into your thread handling a little more, as your app seems to hang quite a lot.
Keep up the good work. (I would be more than happy to assist with Beta Testing)

Best u can do is to send me log.txt when u feel it is hanging ... theoretically should not hang :) ... Was it hanging during batch updating sheets from existing metadata? A log.txt after you make it hang will help a lot! (thumbgen [at] googlemail.com)

Thx for the feedback ;)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: bluntspoon on June 21, 2010, 05:24:23 am
Cool, I try and get that to you this evening.

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: bluntspoon on June 21, 2010, 07:57:39 pm
Just emailed you the log...

Question: Does TG also do file/folder renaming?

Cheers
BluntSpoon
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 21, 2010, 08:11:38 pm
No, there's no renaming feature in TG. There are some very good free tools for renaming files/tv shows; would be a waste of time to reimplement them. (TheRenamer, TVRenamer, etc)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on June 26, 2010, 06:26:05 pm
No, there's no renaming feature in TG. There are some very good free tools for renaming files/tv shows; would be a waste of time to reimplement them. (TheRenamer, TVRenamer, etc)

Your vacancy is over? Mine just start ...
Do a good job...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 26, 2010, 06:38:13 pm
I leave on Wednesday...  tomorrow I make a new release. I added automatic modes and Telnet/SSH support ;) It is cool, we can send commands and execute scripts on WDTV players...  maybe helps mede8er users too ;)

Have fun!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: myki on June 27, 2010, 12:07:11 pm
I've been using TVixie for awhile although I wanted more flexibility. I've been trying YAMJ and I was impressed at the fanart it was able to scrape. However, I prefer a single front-end tool and I think ThumbGen is what I've been waiting for. I'll download your next release and I'll give it a try.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 27, 2010, 12:09:37 pm
Good luck!  Yes, ThumbGen is very flexible; once u know all it can do you can accomplish a lot of funny tasks... And its development goes on ;)

YAMJ is a bit of a different thing: html/rss jukebox + images; ThumbGen is more playlists + rich-content-images oriented.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on June 27, 2010, 05:36:44 pm
There is a new version ready!

Details HERE (http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?189-ThumbGen-v1.1.2)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: drm870 on June 28, 2010, 09:38:56 am
Hey, thanks for ThumbGen. It's the only one that really works for me so far. :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Boilerx on July 05, 2010, 03:36:00 pm
Hey Thumb

How can i get your Thumbgen ?! i am interessted to test it for me! i ve tried yamy but it doesnt work for me!!!

Greez Boil
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 05, 2010, 04:50:30 pm
Get latest public version from http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?163-ThumbGen-v1.1.1.2

On 11.07.2010 I will release a new version (you'll get updated automatically by clicking "Check for updates" inside the app).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 08, 2010, 09:49:09 pm
v1.1.2 is "free for all". Have fun!  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: the-osiris on July 11, 2010, 05:35:11 am
I'll give it a try ...
I have already using YAMJ,
I'll post it here .. Nice work thumbgen !
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: bluntspoon on July 13, 2010, 08:57:55 pm
Just DLed the latest version of TG. (v1.1.2.6)

Keep getting this error on launch.
See Log.doc attached.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: the-osiris on July 14, 2010, 03:06:24 am
Just DLed the latest version of TG. (v1.1.2.6)
Keep getting this error on launch.
Have you read the minimal system requirement ?
You should post your pc system config (spec) and installed .Net Framework/XML parser ...
Help thumbgen to understand the trouble .. :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: bluntspoon on July 14, 2010, 03:57:57 pm
Previous version worked fine.

Win7 64bit | .net 4
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on July 28, 2010, 11:19:18 am
There is a new version ready!

Details HERE (http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?189-ThumbGen-v1.1.2)

Is there a way to download it without registering?

ph
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on July 28, 2010, 12:17:25 pm
Sure ... on the same page if you look good, there is also the link to mediafire.  8)

Anyway this is the link :
http://www.mediafire.com/?iynt3ugntmz
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on July 29, 2010, 11:42:05 am
Downloaded
Installed
Started testing....

WOW - Excellent, excellent, excellent,excellent,excellent,excellent,excellent!

That is what I was looking for.

1 help needed:

I love the default template, with one single modification: how can I add the german FSK rating (child rating)? I can see it in the downloaded data, but it is not added to the created "about.jpg".

I know VERY LITTLE of xml, but if you can explain me...

I got the font larger. Don't tell me to download other templates. I tried a lot of them, but most of them are too much coloured and stuffed with information I don't care.

Thanks a lot.

ph
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on July 29, 2010, 11:57:55 am
What version do you used?
I will love that too... ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 30, 2010, 06:58:46 am
I love the default template, with one single modification: how can I add the german FSK rating (child rating)? I can see it in the downloaded data, but it is not added to the created "about.jpg".

I'm glad u are happy with the app. I will adjust (this weekend) a bit the default template to show Certification. All u will have to do is to go to Options/IMDb and choose Germany as country for Certifs and then choose the modified template. I'll get back to you here when I have the template ready
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on July 30, 2010, 07:55:57 am
I was able to modify the template. Here's the result:
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on July 30, 2010, 08:01:04 am
and another one
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on July 30, 2010, 10:57:09 am
... rather I have a gift for Italian users.
I have prepared a tutorial for using ThumbGen in Italian, which you can download

Here (http://web.tiscali.it/almiraso/ThumbGen Guida per l'uso.pdf)  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on July 30, 2010, 11:54:53 am
... rather I have a gift for Italian users.
I have prepared a tutorial for using ThumbGen in Italian, which you can download

Here (http://web.tiscali.it/almiraso/ThumbGen Guida per l'uso.pdf)  ;)

I know you'Re italian,
But a english one ...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 30, 2010, 11:57:51 am
I have prepared a tutorial for using ThumbGen in Italian, which you can download

Eccellente! Grazie  :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on July 30, 2010, 12:05:31 pm

I know you'Re italian,
But a english one ...

But the Romanian not derived from the Latin? Then you shouldn't find difficulty to understand the italian language.  ;D ;D

Cheers
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on July 30, 2010, 12:07:52 pm
Eccellente! Grazie  :)

...you are wellcome

Thank you for the excellent program.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 30, 2010, 12:18:46 pm
But the Romanian not derived from the Latin? Then you shouldn't find difficulty to understand the italian language.  ;D ;D

Sure it is... we can understand Italian quite well...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on July 30, 2010, 12:40:35 pm
But the Romanian not derived from the Latin? Then you shouldn't find difficulty to understand the italian language.  ;D ;D

Cheers

 
Sure it is... we can understand Italian quite well...

 
If i will speak in romanian, how much you'll understand...?
 
About this feeling, those languages with same root- is very relative- it is more a feeling.
In fact you presumed that you understand, it is more a intuition.
It will help more if i will hear the spoken language then if i will read it.
 
When read technical instructions it is not like watching a tv telenovelle.
 
Anyway , i didn't ask for romanian people, i was do it foR english ones...
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 30, 2010, 03:17:49 pm
If i will speak in romanian, how much you'll understand...?

Being a native Romanian I guess I can understand everything you'll speak :) Except if you are using some regional words (from Moldova, Oltenia) that I am not familiar with  :D 
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on July 30, 2010, 03:45:13 pm
nu sunt din Moldova si nici din Oltenia....

....de langa Oltenia ........Muntenia.......Arges

sunt placut surprins sa aflu ca esti roman sau  cel putin ai origini romane.

oricum ,nu suntem singurii in acest forum ......am intalnit si alti romani
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on July 30, 2010, 03:47:35 pm
nu sunt din Moldova si nici din Oltenia....

....de langa Oltenia ........Muntenia.......Arges

Eu ma trag din Ardeal  :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on July 31, 2010, 04:02:27 pm
Eu ma trag din Ardeal  :)


si ca ardelean fiind , sper ca nu te vei opri la nivelul asta.....vei face mult mai mult   ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 18, 2010, 09:07:10 am
Thanks for the summary :D

I guess TG has another 2 unique features that allow some nice results:

1. XSL support that allows conditionals and something like:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2149/thefourthkindsheet.jpg)
LINK (http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28&start=10#p1636) (the thumbnails reflect the real movies in that folder just that the "coverflow" effect is simulated using static images)



2. metadata for recreating the sheets/thumbnails + updating IMDb Rating later using different templates by clicking a single button (full auto)



Thanks a lot for the feedback; you'll find (I hope soon) the ideas implemented in the app.

how do i get this?
also i cant find to get backgrounds in it, nor can i find fanart ...
help me out please
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 18, 2010, 09:22:16 am
Best is to talk  directly with the author of that template... HERE (http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28&start=10#p1636)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 18, 2010, 11:03:23 am
how do i fit in backgrounds and fanart?
it doesnt do it automatically?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 18, 2010, 11:09:29 am
It does if:
- u have selected also collectors that support/return backdrops
- u didn't disabled the autoselect for the backdrops (Options/Moviesheet both "Do not autopopulate ... " flags should be NOT checked
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 18, 2010, 11:16:45 am
It does if:
- u have selected also collectors that support/return backdrops
- u didn't disabled the autoselect for the backdrops (Options/Moviesheet both "Do not autopopulate ... " flags should be NOT checked


i just checked the moviemeter collector, perhaps thats it
i didnt disable both so thats ok
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 18, 2010, 11:49:45 am
when i use the standard template, can i change the color of some text?
and for example the rating stars, can i make it yellow?

sorry for all the questions
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on August 18, 2010, 12:17:24 pm
You can download Here (http://web.tiscali.it/almiraso/ThumbGen Guida per l'uso.pdf) the tutorial that I prepared for users of Mede8er.
Although written in Italian, follow faithfully the settings that I highlighted in the images, and I believe that everything will work fine.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 18, 2010, 05:08:40 pm
You can download Here (http://web.tiscali.it/almiraso/ThumbGen Guida per l'uso.pdf) the tutorial that I prepared for users of Mede8er.
Although written in Italian, follow faithfully the settings that I highlighted in the images, and I believe that everything will work fine.  ;)

any chance of an english version , i really dont understand italian...
not only me but others would appreciate it a lot i think
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 12:16:56 am
There is a template editor somewhere?
 I hardly found 2 templates that meet my needs and i've done some modifications trough .xml file to make then how i like.
I resize boxes, move position, change font and most important for me... I changed opacity of plot text background.
The problem is at one template i cant do that from .xml file... Doesn't have the opacity value option. I was do some modifications but with no positiv result... I am stuck  
 
Juliojs_osdMod_ENG_STD
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 07:55:05 am
i'm doing something wrong i guess

i got 2 jpg files in the movie directory
one for the cover 200x281 size (can i make it bigger?-
and with the movie info 1280x720
when i link it with my mede8er, and i browse the maps, i only see the cover (coverfile)
when i press the slow button, it shows the coverfile but in fullscreen, shouldnt it show the movieinfo file?
that was the idea... how do i fix this or what am i doing wrong?

edit:
i think i found it, i'm changing name into about.jpg

anyway, still looking how to adjust the template? so i can make some text in different colors?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 11:10:07 am
again,its still not working, now its showing only the moviefile when browsing the maps
the cover isnt shown anymore
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 11:33:11 am
 jpg files should have name  like about.jpg and folder.jpg
For more try to copy the SettingS from Grewyall tutorial. Just copy setting from pIctures and try it.
If work find try some variations.
To change colour of some text you should edit .xml file and identify the correspondating text id string and change colour value wich is in hex .
But like me, you should ask - again- for a template editor.
I hope soon i reveal a basic way to do this
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 11:43:13 am
jpg files should have name  like about.jpg and folder.jpg
For more try to copy the SettingS from Grewyall tutorial. Just copy setting from pIctures and try it.
If work find try some variations.
To change colour of some text you should edit .xml file and identify the correspondating text id string and change colour value wich is in hex .
But like me, you should ask - again- for a template editor.
I hope soon i reveal a basic way to do this

ok will do
how do i edit xml files?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 12:10:22 pm
ok will do
how do i edit xml files?


 
Use Notepad or Notepad++ ,
But i recommend you to use Emeditor or UltraCompare, it will warn you by colour and message when something is wrong .
Dont forget to make backup of xml file.
You should do a seaRch for a colour to hex calculators to be able to choose desired value
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 12:24:59 pm
thx for the info , adjusting it now in dreamweaver
its getting shape :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Bach on August 19, 2010, 12:53:35 pm
stijn, are you making a template suited for Mede8er?
I'm playing around with ThumbGen right now but I've run into som questions/problems...

thumbgen
1. How come ThumbGen can't find the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099959/ ?
2. I tried to change the duration time for a movie (2 CD) but the moviesheet wont update the duration, now it says 50 min but that's only the first CD. Under the "Media info" tap ThumbGen says to "manually refresh sheet after manually changing values", but I can't find out how to do that or it doesn't work.
3. How do you remove fanart from the movie sheet?
4. Where does Fanart 3 go? I can't see it anywhere...
5. The "Get random snapshot" doesn't seem to be very random after 3-4 snapshots, a majority of the snapshots are from the same part/scene of the movie. Can this be improved?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 05:56:30 pm
stijn, are you making a template suited for Mede8er?
I'm playing around with ThumbGen right now but I've run into som questions/problems...

i'm only adjusting the standard template a bit, but not too much , cause i like it, its simple with not too many things on it, some are in my eyes too crowded (or how do you say that?)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 06:45:35 pm
i'm only adjusting the standard template a bit, but not too much , cause i like it, its simple with not too many things on it, some are in my eyes too crowded (or how do you say that?)

some of ThumbGen templates can be edited with TVixie editor . just some of them , not all ...it depend by the utilisied tool and NetFramework version.

there you can add effects , change colours or position.
if your template isn't supported by TVixie editor ...  :( :( :(....use xml manual editor   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 19, 2010, 07:03:07 pm
im changing positions, widths, colors and text size all with dreamweaver :)
i like it more now... its the basic one but tweaked, and with more space for plot text
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 08:33:36 pm
... its the basic one but tweaked, and with more space for plot text

but how you do that .........you should move the lower cases to lower position also to allow oyu to resize plot text......

do you  use standard template?.......then it is another story...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 19, 2010, 08:35:10 pm
..... sorry , but anyone know how to add my own (custom) movie colectors .?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 06:59:33 am
but how you do that .........you should move the lower cases to lower position also to allow oyu to resize plot text......

do you  use standard template?.......then it is another story...

im tweaking the standard template that comes with thumbgen
yes im resizing all the parts..
i change the size of stuff and i look in preview inside thumbgen, if its ok, then i leave it, if its not i add more, or less so its the way i want it
easy as that, i can change everything...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 07:03:07 am
update: its still not working
i have the 2 files now, one that show when i browse the maps, and one with the movie info
if i click the slow button then the correct file (movie info) is being shown now.. but when i press the enter button , it chooses at random another movie, instead of the one from the map
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Bach on August 20, 2010, 09:10:14 am
update: its still not working
i have the 2 files now, one that show when i browse the maps, and one with the movie info
if i click the slow button then the correct file (movie info) is being shown now.. but when i press the enter button , it chooses at random another movie, instead of the one from the map

I tested 2 different movies, both worked perfectly. I have about.jpg and folder.jpg in both movie directorys, when i press "enter" the correct movie starts without a problem.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 11:22:52 am
I tested 2 different movies, both worked perfectly. I have about.jpg and folder.jpg in both movie directorys, when i press "enter" the correct movie starts without a problem.
whats the path?
to me its

h:\movies\moviename\about.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\folder.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\audio_ts\....
h:\movies\moviename\video_ts\...
or should both files be in the video_ts folder?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Bach on August 20, 2010, 11:43:47 am
whats the path?
to me its

h:\movies\moviename\about.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\folder.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\audio_ts\....
h:\movies\moviename\video_ts\...
or should both files be in the video_ts folder?

Both movies are in xvid format (haven't tried this with DVDr) and the file structure looks like this:

x:\movies\moviename\about.jpg
x:\movies\moviename\folder.jpg
x:\movies\moviename\moviename.avi
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 12:09:40 pm
Both movies are in xvid format (haven't tried this with DVDr) and the file structure looks like this:

x:\movies\moviename\about.jpg
x:\movies\moviename\folder.jpg
x:\movies\moviename\moviename.avi


mm i think theres my problem
if anyone knows?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 20, 2010, 01:55:41 pm
mm i think theres my problem
if anyone knows?

for video dvd's i think you should use YAMJ to M8R ...he recognise this folder structures.

maybe ThumbGen works too  .....but i never find option for that......


you could use YAMJ , see waht he does and then with ThumbGen produce your pic's and put them in the same way like YAMJ do....
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 04:25:50 pm
for video dvd's i think you should use YAMJ to M8R ...he recognise this folder structures.

maybe ThumbGen works too  .....but i never find option for that......


you could use YAMJ , see waht he does and then with ThumbGen produce your pic's and put them in the same way like YAMJ do....

thats a long way :(
mm none knows a way to fix it?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 20, 2010, 04:54:22 pm
thats a long way :(
mm none knows a way to fix it?

i think you should use another one folder level .......but dont know if work ......

movie name folder/ - about.jpg
                                    - folder.jpg
                                    - movie name folder/ -audio_ts
                                                                          - video_ts
hope that M8R it will look at folder and will display playng options and will not look for a movie itself
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 20, 2010, 05:10:24 pm
i think you should use another one folder level .......but dont know if work ......

movie name folder/ - about.jpg
                                    - folder.jpg
                                    - movie name folder/ -audio_ts
                                                                          - video_ts
hope that M8R it will look at folder and will display playng options and will not look for a movie itself

none has tested this yet?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 20, 2010, 06:34:03 pm
none has tested this yet?

we hope you'll be the first.......  ;D ;D ;D ;D

is it work.? ........ ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 23, 2010, 09:16:51 am
we hope you'll be the first.......  ;D ;D ;D ;D

is it work.? ........ ;)

nope not working :( bah !!!!
anyone can solve this? why isnt there a respone coming from thumbgen?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 09:34:59 am
1. How come ThumbGen can't find the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099959/ ?
2. I tried to change the duration time for a movie (2 CD) but the moviesheet wont update the duration, now it says 50 min but that's only the first CD. Under the "Media info" tap ThumbGen says to "manually refresh sheet after manually changing values", but I can't find out how to do that or it doesn't work.
3. How do you remove fanart from the movie sheet?
4. Where does Fanart 3 go? I can't see it anywhere...
5. The "Get random snapshot" doesn't seem to be very random after 3-4 snapshots, a majority of the snapshots are from the same part/scene of the movie. Can this be improved?

1. It is not enough for the movie to be in IMDB. It must be also found in your list of selected collectors (to get images). If it is not there, click "Take me to Results Page" and process the movie manually using the info from IMDB.
2. %DURATION% comes from mediainfo and represents the Duration of the individual movie file. %RUNTIME% comes from the movie info collector and represents the runtime of the movie (as it is defined on their website). Using XSL can be done some tricks to solve the multiCD cases.
3. There is a button under the sheet (in the Moviesheet Editor) to "Reset moviesheet". That will remove everything from the sheet. You have then to use the "Green check" buttons to populate back the items that u want to appear in the sheet.
4. Fanarts must be supported by the template you are using. Some templates support only one background image and no fanarts, other support background + 3 fanarts. ThumbGen just makes sure it has images ready doesn't matter what template you choose.
5. Getting random snapshots is done using the mtn (external tool). I am afraid the current behavior is most I was able to get from it. You can anyway try to get some manual screenshots if u are not happy with the random ones. For manual screenshots I use an embedded movieplayer (requires Windows Media Player v10+ to be installed + all required codecs).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 09:37:09 am
..... sorry , but anyone know how to add my own (custom) movie colectors .?

It is not possible to add custom collectors (and won't be soon). If someone is strong in regular expressions and want a specific collector, I can add it using provided Regex. Anyway I prefer to add collectors with API that also offer search by IMDB id (the hit rate will be much better).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 09:40:26 am
for video dvd's i think you should use YAMJ to M8R ...he recognise this folder structures.

maybe ThumbGen works too  .....but i never find option for that......

That depends how Mede8er has implemented the "slow" button trick for DVD structures. ThumbGen places the image on the top folder and NOT near the .vob/.ifo files. If mede8er wants the images for DVD/Bluray structures near .vob/.ifo/.m2ts files I can add an switch in the GUI to decide the placement.  As I don't own a mede8er, you must try and tell me where the files should be placed.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 09:41:17 am
anyone can solve this? why isnt there a respone coming from thumbgen?

I answered above. You must try and see where mede8er wants the files.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 23, 2010, 10:12:29 am
I answered above. You must try and see where mede8er wants the files.
how do i try this?

it should be like this:
h:\movies\moviename\about.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\folder.jpg
h:\movies\moviename\audio_ts\....
h:\movies\moviename\video_ts\...

so the folder.jpg file should link to the files in the video_ts
i think

how do i test it all?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 10:24:40 am
Are u asking me? :)  I have no idea how the firmware is implemented and where it wants the files :)

There are 2 options IMHO:

-movie folder
-- video_ts folder
--- blabla.vob
--- about.jpg
--- folder.jpg

OR

- movie folder
-- video_ts folder
-- about.jpg
-- folder.jpg

Prepare manually structures like above and see which one is expected by mede8er.


how do i try this?
how do i test it all?
Title: TV Shows
Post by: christians on August 23, 2010, 10:28:42 am
How ThumbGen handles tv shows? There's a PlayOn HD tv shows preset, but I can't figure out how it works.  All my files have YAMJ naming convention.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 10:39:39 am
I am not sure if either Mede8er or acryan firmwares support TV Shows.

TG is generating sheet for each episode (main sheet) and sheet for the season (extra sheet).
Sheets for the episodes are placed near each episode file. Sheet for the season is placed in the season folder.
The only folder structure supported by TG is:

- TV Show Folder
-- Season 1
--- s1e01 blabla.avi
--- 1x2 blabla.avi
-- Season 2
--- s1e02 blabla.avi
--- 1x2 blabla.avi

AFAIK both mede8er and POHD does not support several movies in the same folder (for ThumbGen it  does not matter how your files are the output is freely configurable)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: christians on August 23, 2010, 10:54:40 am
As far as I know (I am a fresh owner), it seems that the only way Mede8er could handle tv shows is to have a directory for every episode; something like that:

/Fringe
folder.jpg (TV show box art)
about.jpg (TV show fan art+description)

/Fringe/Season 1
---/---/folder.jpg (season show box art)
---/---/about.jpg (season fan art+description)

/Fringe/Season 1/Episode 1
---/---/---/Fringe S01E01.avi
---/---/---/about.jpg (episode fan art+description)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 23, 2010, 11:36:17 am
Are u asking me? :)  I have no idea how the firmware is implemented and where it wants the files :)

There are 2 options IMHO:

-movie folder
-- video_ts folder
--- blabla.vob
--- about.jpg
--- folder.jpg

OR

- movie folder
-- video_ts folder
-- about.jpg
-- folder.jpg

Prepare manually structures like above and see which one is expected by mede8er.


i will try and tell you , thanks
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 12:52:53 pm
As far as I know (I am a fresh owner), it seems that the only way Mede8er could handle tv shows is to have a directory for every episode; something like that:

I think you are right. Unfortunately that structure is not supported by TG (and will not be as no user will keep movies organized like that). Let's hope mede8er will support all movies in the same folder (ie. instead of about.jpg they should load for example <moviename>.about.jpg)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on August 23, 2010, 05:33:06 pm
I'm figuring out TG at the moment and I have to say so far I'm really impressed. I really like it  ;D

I'm experimenting with different templates now and I would love to combine 2 templates made by Pintasss into 1.

I would like to use this template:

 (http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3984/template1k.jpg)

But instead of the livingroom background I would like to use a full fanart background as used here:

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8162/c4376dd3d5304d7cac94a3d.jpg)

Is there anybody who can tell me how I can make this work? I've tried dragging and dropping the backdrops into the moviesheet but this doesn't seem to have any effect. Is there a setting in TG wich has to be changed or do I need to adjust the XML file?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 23, 2010, 05:44:54 pm
You need to modify the XML. First template has a hardcoded value for the Background. You must replace it with a reference to %BACKGROUND%. For example SourceData="%PATH%\back.jpg" gets replaced by SourceData="%BACKGROUND%"

ThumbGen app has no influence about HOW the final image looks like; it just provides WHAT will be displayed. The template decides HOW.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 23, 2010, 06:47:33 pm
if you want i can always give you my template
its the basic tg one, but tweaked a bit
with background images
just tell me how i upload it then and whereto?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on August 23, 2010, 07:42:58 pm
@Thumbgen:

I thought it had to be something like that. I allready looked into the xml file but I didn't know what needed to be modified. I'll give your option a try.

@ Stijn:

Thanks for the offer. It can't hurt to try more templates to find the best one. If you could upload it to megaupload that would be great!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 23, 2010, 08:07:45 pm
@ Stijf:

Thans for the offer. It can't hurt to try more templates to find the best one. If you could upload it to megaupload that would be great!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X3N8D097

i zipped it
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on August 24, 2010, 03:45:17 pm
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X3N8D097

i zipped it

Thx! Just downloaded it and will give it a try tonight.  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 24, 2010, 06:40:52 pm
Are u asking me? :)  I have no idea how the firmware is implemented and where it wants the files :)

There are 2 options IMHO:

1)
-movie folder
-- video_ts folder
--- blabla.vob
--- about.jpg
--- folder.jpg

OR

2)
- movie folder
-- video_ts folder
-- about.jpg
-- folder.jpg

Prepare manually structures like above and see which one is expected by mede8er.



option 1 works fine, but i always have to go into the video_ts folder then, instead of the main folder where i can see all movies with a cover (so this wont work)

option 2 works only with one movie, so i guess thats just luck.. all others are picked random...

so neither work :((((
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 24, 2010, 06:47:03 pm
As expected... AFAIK the ACRyan POHD has same issue. The firmware must support a smarter way to treat TVShows... or to offer a sort of jukebox solution (like Yamj). TG then can be used to provide images for this solution...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 24, 2010, 07:06:14 pm
so i need to try yamj instead?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 24, 2010, 07:36:32 pm
I never used Yamj... if it supports TV Shows... give it a try! ACRyan users have a Tvixie2playonhd app that can use ThumbGen files together with Yamj. Don't know more details, you must check their forums
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 25, 2010, 05:44:52 am
I never used Yamj... if it supports TV Shows... give it a try! ACRyan users have a Tvixie2playonhd app that can use ThumbGen files together with Yamj. Don't know more details, you must check their forums

i dont need support for TVshows (that was somebody else) i just want to make it work with dvdfiles...

like

c:\movies\blade\folder.jpg
c:\movies\blade\about.jpg
c:\movies\blade\video_ts\blbalbalba (here are the movie files)
c:\movies\blade\audio_ts\empty

like that above, it doesnt work, only with one movie i get it working

if do :

c:\movies\blade\video_ts\folder.jpg
c:\movies\blade\video_ts\about.jpg
it works but then i dont see the cover when browsing through my maps at c:\movies
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 25, 2010, 11:33:10 am
Sorry..can't help u with that. The firmware must support DVD folder structures or at least it should be able to load an image specific to a movie (not just a generic about.jpg)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 25, 2010, 02:00:11 pm
Yamj with Yamj to Mede8er does not have this problem.

With a structure like this:
- moviename
----Video_TS (and here the vob and ifo files in)

It will create an about.jpg and folder.jpg in the moviename folder.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 25, 2010, 02:05:34 pm
Yamj with Yamj to Mede8er does not have this problem.

With a structure like this:
- moviename
----Video_TS (and here the vob and ifo files in)

It will create an about.jpg and folder.jpg in the moviename folder.

so with yamj, you can put the about and folder name into for ex:

d:\movies\moviename\... (here)
and the movie itself in:
d:\movies\moviename\video_ts\ files....
and it will show all covers when browsing c:\movies\ ????
and when i press the pause button, the same movie shown in about will start to run?

you tested this?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 25, 2010, 02:07:03 pm
I am still confused about the DVD structure requirements.

TG places the file automatically here:

d:\movies\moviename\... (here)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 25, 2010, 02:13:26 pm
so with yamj, you can put the about and folder name into for ex:

d:\movies\moviename\... (here)
and the movie itself in:
d:\movies\moviename\video_ts\ files....
and it will show all covers when browsing c:\movies\ ????
and when i press the pause button, the same movie shown in about will start to run?

you tested this?

Yes. Folder Play is working like this. And also zoom with slow button when your cursor is on the moviename folder.

But take care. Folder Play under Mede8er works only if video_ts folder is in capitals, so VIDEO_TS

I have a lot of folders with DVD structure in it and sure that this works.

regards,
Maasbommel
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 25, 2010, 02:15:30 pm
I am still confused about the DVD structure requirements.

TG places the file automatically here:

d:\movies\moviename\... (here)


I have not played with TG yet, but if it places about.jpg in the moviename folder and not in the VIDEO_TS folder, then it should also work.

Again: folder play with mede8er will only work if the subfolder video_ts is in capitals. So VIDEO_TS
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 25, 2010, 02:19:20 pm
I have not played with TG yet, but if it places about.jpg in the moviename folder and not in the VIDEO_TS folder, then it should also work.

Again: folder play with mede8er will only work if the subfolder video_ts is in capitals. So VIDEO_TS

perhaps thats the reason why
i need to check this tomorrow, thanks for the info,
if its not working with TG then im going to switch to yamj , since you say it works for 100%
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 25, 2010, 02:27:00 pm
If TG is placing about.jpg and folder.jpg in the moviename folder and not in the subfolder VIDEO_TS below, then it should work also.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 25, 2010, 02:38:54 pm
If TG is placing about.jpg and folder.jpg in the moviename folder and not in the subfolder VIDEO_TS below, then it should work also.
well for me it didnt work... it chose a movie at random instead of the movie from the movienamefolder
but that might have the cause of video_ts not being in  capitals,
im checking it tomorrow
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 25, 2010, 03:35:43 pm
Bottom line is that I'd like to know what mede8er expects so I can adjust ThumbGen. The current DVD/BRay handling is done for the WDTV players. If I know exactly what mede8er expects I'll adjust it immediately to work here too :)  But till now I was not able to find out what needs to be done.

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 25, 2010, 05:59:55 pm
i believe detection offf the movie should be based on folder name only .....

when about.jpg is open in f ull screen and press enter , M8R sholud go to open video_ts folder with both options play movie or browse folder .
if M8R will look for a movie ... then will play the first or the bigger file from that folder ....

i think is not thumbgen fault here..... i have 2 dvd's  with no capital letters that work ok .... never meet problem with that and i hope it will stay so....bu ti dont recommend this method

the question here is why mede8er play a random file that is not in  the respective folder  structure....?

 maybe the path of pics is wrong...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 26, 2010, 07:44:45 am
Yes. Folder Play is working like this. And also zoom with slow button when your cursor is on the moviename folder.

But take care. Folder Play under Mede8er works only if video_ts folder is in capitals, so VIDEO_TS

I have a lot of folders with DVD structure in it and sure that this works.

regards,
Maasbommel

i just checked and all my folders VIDEO_TS are in capitals
but its still not working... he choses a random movie instead of the movie which is in the VIDEO_TS map

so might be a fault of tvixie then?

anyway, im gonna check out yamj now...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 26, 2010, 11:13:11 am
If the folder structure is corect and pictures are at the right place, and if not work with ThumbGen or TVixie ... It will not work with YAMJ neither.
 
I have done test and work ok , when press play from the zoomed about.jpg it will play the dvd menu directly , without any other questions.
 
Your video_ts is ok? Maybe it a coruption at the ifo file
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 26, 2010, 04:37:58 pm
??? Never seen this behaviour.

On the filter tabs above have you both tried ALL and Movie tab filter?
Does it give on both the same behaviour?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 26, 2010, 05:38:43 pm
??? Never seen this behaviour.

On the filter tabs above have you both tried ALL and Movie tab filter?
Does it give on both the same behaviour?

zeg dit even in het nederlands aub :) dutch please?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 26, 2010, 06:22:24 pm
Translation: nooit eerder gezien dit gedrag.

Als je in het scherm zit waar je je film folders ziet, heb je bovenaan het scherm een aantal tabs: Alles Muziek Fotos Films.

Je geeft aan dat folder play niet werkt met VIDEO_TS structuur als je op de movie folder naam erboven staat. Gebeurd dat zowel als de filter tab op Alles staat of op Films? Met rechts/links pijl kan je deze filter verplaatsen.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 26, 2010, 07:33:36 pm
Translation: nooit eerder gezien dit gedrag.

Als je in het scherm zit waar je je film folders ziet, heb je bovenaan het scherm een aantal tabs: Alles Muziek Fotos Films.

Je geeft aan dat folder play niet werkt met VIDEO_TS structuur als je op de movie folder naam erboven staat. Gebeurd dat zowel als de filter tab op Alles staat of op Films? Met rechts/links pijl kan je deze filter verplaatsen.
Ohh nu weet ik wat je bedoelt :)
bij mij staat hij eigenlijk altijd op "Alles"
Moet dit perse op films staan? ik zet hem daar nooit op

update : net wat getest
bij "alles" toont hij alles en heb ik het probleem
bij muziek en fotos toont hij ook alles (ik heb nog gn muziek of fotos staan op die externe hdd), probleem daar nog niet getest
en bij "films" toont hij ze ook allemaal en heb ik ook het probleem

dus ik heb d:\films\batman begins\VIDEO_TS\....
d:\films\batman begins\AUDIO_TS\...
en de 2 andere bestanden staan er dus voor in d:\films\batman begins\HIER
ik kies ze altijd random uit en soms als ik bv batman opstart video die about file, dan krijg ik bv jurassic parc te zien
ga ik kijken bij air force one, toont hij ook effectief air force one
ga ik terminator 3 zien, toont hij niks en springt hij terug naar die brows map waar ik een film kan kiezen
leuk is anders
 het ligt toch niet aan mijn mede8ER he?
alle films hebben dezelfde structuur, en capitals waar nodig
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 26, 2010, 07:59:45 pm
Stijn,

Welke versie firmware draai je, kijk eens op het info scherm onder setup.
Volgens mij heb je het over een bug die in V3 zat en in 3.0.2 is gecorrigeerd....

Klinkt als deze bug:
9.  Fixed: Select Movies Tab, the Folder Play function plays previously played video and not the video within the folder selected

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stijn on August 26, 2010, 08:03:27 pm
software: V3.0.4
ik heb hem nog maar pas en onlangs ook update gedaan
dat is het dus niet
bij mkv bestanden en andere dus zonder video ts map enzo, werkt het wel
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Bach on August 27, 2010, 10:17:19 am
If you find a solution, please write it in English since I'm trying to follow the development of this issue.  :P
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on August 27, 2010, 10:46:47 am
Trying to build same folder structure like:
root of drive -> films -> moviename -> VIDEO_TS

And after that will test/verify and come back.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on August 29, 2010, 08:02:13 pm
Yesterday  Iīve build in a new HDD into my M8. So today Iīve been busy transferring some of my movies. When I wanted to create some moviesheets for the movies Iīve transferred I noticed that Thumbgen doesnīt recognize my M8 as a network drive. Am I right if Iīm thinking that I have to map the M8 to a drive letter? And is this possible with my current network connection using a LAN cable? Or do I have to connect the M8 directly to my desktop using the USB cable for this?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on August 29, 2010, 08:07:56 pm
Just map it to a letter and will be visible in ThumbGen.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 29, 2010, 08:46:08 pm
Cinemarx....da-i bice   ;D ;D ;D

 ;) ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on August 29, 2010, 09:08:02 pm
Just map it to a letter and will be visible in ThumbGen.

But is that possible while the M8 is connected to the network? And if so how can I do it?

-edit-

Nevermind just found it. Right click on my computer and "create networkconnection" did the trick. The M8 is shown as drive Z on my desktop now. Also nice to see how much space I got left on the hdd.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lord-D on August 31, 2010, 05:30:43 pm
Does anyone have a profile for the mede8er?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on August 31, 2010, 11:22:33 pm
Does anyone have a profile for the mede8er?

 
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,2006.msg17219.html#msg17219

Try to follow manual made by Greywall.
If don't understand italian, just copy the settings from pictures and all should be ok. 
 
If you face problems , feel free to ask for help.. ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 04, 2010, 02:51:17 pm
for whos interested i post some fanart samples created with ThumbGen .

first is created with Juliojs_osdMod_ENG_STD template, but i modify the background layer, the rest are create with same template , but modded by me.....


Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 04, 2010, 02:51:55 pm
 :) :) :)

 >:(
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: zamacoochy on September 06, 2010, 08:39:45 pm
hi,

i have been using thumbgen for like a month now, its great when i set it to 'lucky' mode, i leave my pc on all night, the next day all my movies are processed.. :)
why do i leave it overnight?? .because it takes 1mn to 2mns to process each movie's sheet :(

i ve tried the option to disable auto preview and choose a fast collector, but still the same issue on 4 pc s tested (i-5, atom, i-3, atom)..

below is one log, i cant figure where is the delay.. and how to reduce the amount of time it takes to process .. APPRECIATE ANY HELP... THANKS !

1: 2010-09-06 23:24:58.7820 [?] Processing The Chaos Experiment (2009) [DvdRip] [Xvid] {1337x}-Noir.avi keywords= imdbid=
1: 2010-09-06 23:24:58.7980 [?] IMDb Id from nfo: 
1: 2010-09-06 23:24:58.7980 [?] IMDb Id from metadata: 
1: 2010-09-06 23:24:58.7980 [?] Prepare query: chaos experiment, the [10]
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:01.1360 [?] Execute search: The Steam Experiment [tt1289437]
8: 2010-09-06 23:25:02.6980 [?] Collector: TheMovieDB.org Search time: 00:00:01.55
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:02.7770 [?] Search done
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:02.8270 [?] Start automatic processing The Chaos Experiment (2009) [DvdRip] [Xvid] {1337x}-Noir.avi
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:45.7890 [CreateThumbnailImage] Resizing http://hwcdn.themoviedb.org/posters/bee/4bc9588b017a3c57fe027bee/the-chaos-experiment-original.jpg to L:\2009-2010 Movies (Unsorted)\Chaos Experiment, The\The Chaos Experiment (2009) [DvdRip] [Xvid] {1337x}-Noir.jpg
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:46.0450 [CreateThumbnailImage] Q 90, S 21861 - False
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:46.3150 [CreateThumbnailImage] Resizing http://hwcdn.themoviedb.org/posters/bee/4bc9588b017a3c57fe027bee/the-chaos-experiment-original.jpg to L:\2009-2010 Movies (Unsorted)\Chaos Experiment, The\folder.jpg
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:46.7500 [CreateThumbnailImage] Q 90, S 21861 - False
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4750 [ImportImages] Importing from metadata
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4770 [ImportImages] Importing from metadata done
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4770 [ImportImages] Preparing to take snapshots
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4770 [ImportImages] Snapshots taken
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4770 [ImportImages] Importing cover
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4990 [ImportImages] Importing cover done
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:48.4990 [ImportImages] Importing background
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:51.4180 [ImportImages] Importing background done
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:51.4180 [ImportImages] Importing fanarts
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:54.1290 [ImportImages] Importing fanarts done
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:54.1290 [RenderMoviesheet] Entering rendermoviesheet
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:54.1290 [RenderMoviesheet] Needs render
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:54.1400 [RenderMoviesheet] Start analyze template
1: 2010-09-06 23:25:56.8110 [RenderMoviesheet] End analyze template
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:37.9330 [RenderMoviesheet] Rendering using Ultimate Glass_SHEET; thumbmode=False; done in 41103ms; file= The Chaos Experiment (2009) [DvdRip] [Xvid] {1337x}-Noir.avi
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:37.9330 [RenderMoviesheet] Saving small preview
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:37.9570 [CreateThumbnailImage] Resizing C:\Users\Eugene\AppData\Local\Temp\_thumbgen_tmp\3a341b2b-178f-42a1-a425-2d139388a8e3.jpg to C:\Users\Eugene\AppData\Local\Temp\_thumbgen_tmp\c989e7a9-c1ed-4e7a-8add-6db8615c730a.jpg
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:37.9570 [RenderMoviesheet] Small preview saved
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:37.9650 [RenderMoviesheet] Needs resize
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:38.4950 [RenderMoviesheet] Preparing to reduce filesize
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:38.5090 [CreateThumbnailImage] Resizing C:\Users\Eugene\AppData\Local\Temp\_thumbgen_tmp\3a341b2b-178f-42a1-a425-2d139388a8e3.jpg to C:\Users\Eugene\AppData\Local\Temp\_thumbgen_tmp\d70dcb83-b64d-4f64-9a50-b626045a5f7d.jpg
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:39.3820 [CreateThumbnailImage] Q 90, S 198644 - False
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:39.3820 [RenderMoviesheet] Filesize reduced
1: 2010-09-06 23:26:40.0060 [?] End automatic processing The Chaos Experiment (2009) [DvdRip] [Xvid] {1337x}-Noir.avi in 97.179 s
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: zamacoochy on September 06, 2010, 08:44:12 pm
i can see that rendering and resizing takes the most amount of time ....

any suggestions?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: johnhenry123 on September 09, 2010, 10:16:52 am
Hi There,

I want to use thumb gen however the program won't start.
I'm using windows xp sp2
IS there any  other program I should iadd?

many thanks in advance
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: TimoLimo on September 09, 2010, 10:31:45 am
Hi johnhenry123,

do you have .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 (or higher) installed?

If not, please do..
If it is already installed, perhaps someone else has some more tips?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 09, 2010, 01:25:09 pm
Most of time is from netframework 3.5. Or is not properly installed or do you have a higher version , maybe sp2 or netfw 4 .
Did you get a log? Post it.
 
Zamacoochy, how many movie collectors do you use?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Bach on September 09, 2010, 08:24:31 pm
how kan i know wch netframework 3.5 y have?

Take a look at http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/11/06/how-to-check-what-version-of-microsoft-net-framework-is-installed-in-computer/
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: johnhenry123 on September 10, 2010, 12:17:56 am
hi Timo
thanks for the reply.

I reinstalled the 3.5 and now  thumb gen stuck with an error

I couldn;t find the loog for the error  

installing 4.0 also don't help

I

Hi johnhenry123,

do you have .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 (or higher) installed?

If not, please do..
If it is already installed, perhaps someone else has some more tips?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 10, 2010, 04:01:00 pm
hi Timo
thanks for the reply.

I reinstalled the 3.5 and now  thumb gen stuck with an error

I couldn;t find the loog for the error  

installing 4.0 also don't help

I

first you should uninstall netframework , then clean your registry (use a tool for this ccleaner) - rtestart your computer - then install netframework 3.5 sp1.....

it is very possible to have mixed content from various versions
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: johnhenry123 on September 11, 2010, 02:10:36 am
windows won't let me uninstall net framework the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 that I installed

I really luv ms windows

first you should uninstall netframework , then clean your registry (use a tool for this ccleaner) - rtestart your computer - then install netframework 3.5 sp1.....

it is very possible to have mixed content from various versions
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 11, 2010, 12:48:16 pm
Then only ThumbGen can help or just wait for next fw. Should come very soon with many other features.
Maybe will work with higher NetFW.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 12, 2010, 04:25:57 pm
I was again not notified about posts in this topic.....

In order to run ThumbGen you need .NET 3.5 SP1 installed on the system. Nothing else (like 3.5 or 4 or whatever).

Install 3.5 SP1 and run ThumbGen in a new clean folder and u are ready to go.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 12, 2010, 05:17:20 pm
I reinstalled the 3.5 and now  thumb gen stuck with an error

You have to install 3.5 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&displaylang=en
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on September 12, 2010, 05:48:56 pm
Hi Thumbgen,
I see that you have released the new version 1.1.6 with better support for TV Show.
I'm testing with my favorite TV series ever "Friends" and I hope that it works well.  ;)
http://thumbgen.tk/

Kind Regards
greywall

What's New in v1.1.6 Sunday, 12 September 2010 11:39
ThumbGen    Release notes:
* Added multilanguage support for TheMovieDB.org (same language selector is used as for TVShows)

* Added a "Token Test" option in Input/Output Naming
* Added support for DVD/Absolute order for TVShows (TheTVDB.com)
* Added option to switch on/off various episode naming conventions
* Added "Tools" button for Moviesheet Editor offering various functions related to the images
* Added option in Files Browser to sort files/folders by Date (ascending or descending)
* Added token for episode writers (%EPISODEWRITERS%)
* Added token for episode guests (%EPISODEGUESTS%)
* Improved automatic processing
* Fixed bug: when filtering files and some "excluded" words were set the results were incorrect
* Fixed bug: user needs to click two times on some buttons in the Results page
* Fixed bug: whitespaces for playlists items were not always trimmed
* Fixed bug: resizing cover was done even when resizing was switched off
* Fixed bug: filling missing data from IMDb is done now also for .tgmd
* Fixed bug: Duration can be edited from MediaInfo editor
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 12, 2010, 06:13:54 pm
Yes. Mainly I added support for Absolute order (Anime) and DVD Order.

I have no idea how mede8er integrates showing the informations for TVShows... mainly my TVShows implementation targets the wdtv players.  Would be nice if mede8er can also use TG for the shows.

Unfortunately my free time went less and less so the new releases do not bring "spectacular" new features :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 12, 2010, 06:59:40 pm
if you release new version of thumbgen , then why didn't make announcement on this forum too??

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 12, 2010, 07:15:18 pm
I "monitor" 7-8 forums... I can't go and announce each update on each forum...

I'll add maybe some RSS feeds on thumbgen.tk for whom is interested in getting a notice when a new version is available.
Or, simply, use the "Automatically check for new update at startup" (Options/Advanced)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on September 12, 2010, 07:30:45 pm
I "monitor" 7-8 forums... I can't go and announce each update on each forum...

I'll add maybe some RSS feeds on thumbgen.tk for whom is interested in getting a notice when a new version is available.
Or, simply, use the "Automatically check for new update at startup" (Options/Advanced)

Some tip:
The Mede8er Forum has also rss links to several sections.
For this section it is: http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php?action=.xml;board=15;type=rss
You might consider to use an RSS  tool to monitor. Easy to monitor.
If you don''t have one, there is also this nice free tool that sents you an email with an PDF in tabbloid format with the configured RSS links : http://www.tabbloid.com/, daily or weekly, just what you like the best.

When configured and confirmed, you will receive a mail with a link that has to be confirmed.
Be carefull, sometimes it comes in the junk folder or your mail program.

Below a sample how the daily Tabbloid looks like when configured.

regards,
Maasbommel
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 12, 2010, 07:45:28 pm
I "monitor" 7-8 forums... I can't go and announce each update on each forum...

I'll add maybe some RSS feeds on thumbgen.tk for whom is interested in getting a notice when a new version is available.
Or, simply, use the "Automatically check for new update at startup" (Options/Advanced)

vezi mai nene,...vezi?  ;)

i am not veru used with update function sience was implemented very soon ....

vezi mai nene,...vezi?  ;)

VIVA CINEMARX...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on September 13, 2010, 07:27:30 pm
I've just finished the moviesheets for all my movies so the update for the tvshows is right on time. Will giveit a try tomorrow.

Also I was wondering if there is any change that music will be supported in the future?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 13, 2010, 07:38:57 pm
Also I was wondering if there is any change that music will be supported in the future?

Honestly I am thinking now to clean and refactor my implementation for collectors and I plan to think also about music. That's why on the main page there's a tabbed document with one tab (Movies/TVShows)..

But not sure when I'll find time to support music... Don't rely on my implementation, let it be maybe a surprise at some point in the future :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 13, 2010, 09:22:21 pm
to implement music will be a pain ...  

even to create covers by individual files.. ;D ;D ;D

maybe on folders, but with tvixie didn't get spectaculos results...

is more  easy to find a picture and trow it in the music folder...

just some toughts.... ::)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: majin_lyndon on September 15, 2010, 05:13:27 pm
I'm just about to try the latest ThumbGen. How would doing TV series work? Would each episode have to be in it's own folder?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 15, 2010, 06:37:01 pm
From ThumbGen's point of view: http://thumbgen.tk/index.php/support-menu/35-faq-general/62-art-naming-shows
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: majin_lyndon on September 15, 2010, 09:34:57 pm
Ah thanks! Well the Mede8er doesn't quite support this kind of thing, so when I start it up and go to say my Movies folder I have to press the "Slow" button to see the about.jpgs, then I can press "Enter" and watch the file.

With TV shows that wouldn't work as well if there is more than one file in there, so I suppose I must wait for Mede8er to officially implement this.

Great job on ThumbGen though, I've gotten real nice results! Very intuitive too. My only complaint would be that dragging a background or adding fanart to a template takes too long, around 15 seconds or so.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 15, 2010, 09:41:44 pm
My only complaint would be that dragging a background or adding fanart to a template takes too long, around 15 seconds or so.

Sure, because u have the "Autorefresh preview" checkbox set. That means the sheet is rendered every time some element is changing inside it (cover, background, fanarts, etc). And rendering needs CPU...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: majin_lyndon on September 15, 2010, 09:51:42 pm
Well that sped things up immensely! Thank you sir.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on September 17, 2010, 10:25:40 am
Honestly I am thinking now to clean and refactor my implementation for collectors and I plan to think also about music. That's why on the main page there's a tabbed document with one tab (Movies/TVShows)..

But not sure when I'll find time to support music... Don't rely on my implementation, let it be maybe a surprise at some point in the future :)

Thanks for the answer. I'll act surprised  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 17, 2010, 10:57:22 am
Sure, because u have the "Autorefresh preview" checkbox set. That means the sheet is rendered every time some element is changing inside it (cover, background, fanarts, etc). And rendering needs CPU...

but , i was thinking this is a must be checked ....mmddaaa...asta e ...mai nene  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 20, 2010, 04:20:54 pm
but , i was thinking this is a must be checked ....mmddaaa...asta e ...mai nene  ;)

thinking more  ::) ::) ::).....this is a must be checked ....otherwise- is not nice
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 21, 2010, 10:32:33 pm
ThumbGen v1.1.7 released.....great adition

amazing piece of work...  :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: nick p on September 22, 2010, 07:03:51 am
Hi just had a look at thumbgen, some of the templates look really good.
What i want to know will this work with mede8ers new movie wall on  v4 firmware.

Thanks Nick
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on September 22, 2010, 07:51:40 am
If you create about.jpg files and folder.jpg files with Thumbgen, it will work with V4 MovieWall.

regards,
Maasbommel
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on September 22, 2010, 11:29:28 am
Honestly I am thinking now to clean and refactor my implementation for collectors and I plan to think also about music. That's why on the main page there's a tabbed document with one tab (Movies/TVShows)..

But not sure when I'll find time to support music... Don't rely on my implementation, let it be maybe a surprise at some point in the future :)

Where is the problem in using TG for music?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on September 22, 2010, 11:34:37 am
...and another one...  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ProgHead on September 22, 2010, 11:39:12 am
...just because I love Thumbgen, here's another one (that fits the 510k limit of the upload)... ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 22, 2010, 04:04:27 pm
Hi ProgHead,

thanks for those pictures and for the info about thumbgen functionality with music files....

please, if you're kind , there  is som e tips to know or a link for template with good results?....

very nice surprised by the capacity of ThunbGen with music files.....

thanks....
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 22, 2010, 04:05:53 pm
I feel he put the info manually as there's no scraper for music... or he used .nfo files generated by some other tool ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 22, 2010, 04:10:34 pm
you are here, didnt see you.....

but a scraper for music will ever be?.....

the thing is i can do it manually , but will be more easy to be done with a scraper....

just some words...

ceva nou despre CINEMARX?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 22, 2010, 04:14:33 pm
Will be maybe also a music scraper some day...

I think I will do the cinemarx the "quick-way": I get only Plot, Genre, Countries :)  What is common to English language (like actors, company, etc) will be filled-in by imdb. Same for images.....
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 23, 2010, 03:20:50 pm
Will be maybe also a music scraper some day...

I think I will do the cinemarx the "quick-way": I get only Plot, Genre, Countries :)  What is common to English language (like actors, company, etc) will be filled-in by imdb. Same for images.....

sorry thumbgen , didnt see your post..... i try to translate something in binary system and i only get headache and nothing more ...

.... mi s-a pupazat vazul si toate simturile .... cred ca o sa-mi cada si unghiile ......sau parul.....de urechi nu mai zic!  ;)

but please dont tell this to someone.... let them to translate.... ;D ;D

about CINEMARX , i just want the movie comment in romanian.....Cinemagia , just translate the name of movie , but not the plot....i think they are ....upside down  :-X

just the plot , in this way i will eliminate a intermediary step... you know wich....

stiill didnt find the  the render engine,  or better say there is nothing wrong there.....maybe is only in my head....

great work with your program...

and like i say from my first pages : you will drink  a lot of cofee...but not from me

cofee is not that healthy .....and i can't harm you... ;)

apa buna de izvor .... sanatatea tuturor.... ::)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 23, 2010, 03:28:25 pm
 ;D  Maybe I should switch the donation slogan from "buy me a coffee" to "buy me a vitamin" ...  :) :)

I'll try to get a running Cinemarx in the next release
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slarty on September 23, 2010, 03:51:26 pm
Hi folx,

I have a little problem generating about.jpg for my Series collection... I've followed the recommendations in http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19#p165 - so far all is fine, except the about.jpg is overwritten with every new episode. Sure, coz all episodes are in one folder (the season folder) - but mede8er can only few one about.jpg for one folder. So did anyone manage to work around this? Any ideas how to fix that? Maybe another folder structure for series?

So please help me out. :)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Cockeye on September 23, 2010, 03:57:40 pm
I'm gonna have to try this tonight as I am getting nowhere with YAMJ to Mede8er right now unfortunately :(
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 23, 2010, 04:09:26 pm
...........
I'll try to get a running Cinemarx in the next release

there is no hurry   ::) ::) ::)

i just want that  :-*  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 23, 2010, 04:14:50 pm
Right... the problem is

- TG expects a fixed structure for TV Shows, as described here: http://thumbgen.tk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:art-naming-shows&catid=35:faq-general&Itemid=54

- Mede8er seems to want each movie in own folder (to be able to load the about.jpg)

What I can tell for sure is that I won't change the implem to support each episode in own folder...  :(



Hi folx,

I have a little problem generating about.jpg for my Series collection... I've followed the recommendations in http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19#p165 - so far all is fine, except the about.jpg is overwritten with every new episode. Sure, coz all episodes are in one folder (the season folder) - but mede8er can only few one about.jpg for one folder. So did anyone manage to work around this? Any ideas how to fix that? Maybe another folder structure for series?

So please help me out. :)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 23, 2010, 04:17:24 pm
I'm gonna have to try this tonight as I am getting nowhere with YAMJ to Mede8er right now unfortunately :(

once you will try , you will love it....very intuitive and customizable....you are allowed to make your own plot ...backgrounds , covers...etc
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: nick p on September 23, 2010, 04:45:47 pm
i couldn't get jamy to mede8er to run gave up now, using thumbgen worked no problem, apart from one little problem the dvd cases thumprints are foreign not English, all the information on the sheets are in English though.

what have i missed

thanks Nick
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita on September 23, 2010, 05:06:38 pm
hi nickp ,

maybe the movie collector?

 i have to admit , i dont have much dvd's in my collection and also i didnt use TG for this case....

maybe dev can help more
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slarty on September 23, 2010, 07:54:40 pm
Oh sad... but thats what i thought. Well, seems the only way for me could be to backup the created about.jpg to another path for every single episode to later sort/move them manually or something like that...? :/

Or should I better use another tool for my tv series which is able to create these about.jpgs? But i like ThumbGen and its the best prog for that i found so far. YAMJ is not even half as good as ThumbGen. :s
No one in here who can tell me a proper way to make about.jpg's for tv series?

Ideas please... Nobody solved this on mede8er yet? :o

Right... the problem is

- TG expects a fixed structure for TV Shows, as described here: http://thumbgen.tk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:art-naming-shows&catid=35:faq-general&Itemid=54

- Mede8er seems to want each movie in own folder (to be able to load the about.jpg)

What I can tell for sure is that I won't change the implem to support each episode in own folder...  :(



Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: _Technology_ on September 23, 2010, 07:56:47 pm
look here I just explained how to make TVshows plots and about.jpgs

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,1128.360.html (http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,1128.360.html)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 23, 2010, 09:19:17 pm
there is no hurry   ::) ::) ::)

i just want that  :-*  :-*  :-*

Cinemarx is ready for the next release ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Cockeye on September 23, 2010, 10:08:00 pm
OK, I downloaded Thumbgen today and used it on all my movies.  It didn't recognise a couple but overall very happy.

My question is about TV shows.  I can get it to create a moviesheet for each episode and it has the episode details in the text box on the top right, but on the actual sheet it just shows the generic series info.

Is there any way to change this?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 24, 2010, 06:34:40 am
My question is about TV shows.  I can get it to create a moviesheet for each episode and it has the episode details in the text box on the top right, but on the actual sheet it just shows the generic series info.

Is there any way to change this?

Sure, u must use a TVShows template for episode. On wdtvlive.net (section Moviesheets) there are special templates for TVShows (like this pack: http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?252-Taurus35-TV-Show-Sheets/page2). Be sure u visit also thumbgen.tk (section FAQs) and read about TVShows support.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Cockeye on September 24, 2010, 07:38:52 am
Cheers for the response.  Will look at that tomorrow :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slarty on September 24, 2010, 03:56:57 pm
look here I just explained how to make TVshows plots and about.jpgs

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,1128.360.html (http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,1128.360.html)

Thanks but i dont like YAMJ - its not as half as good to handle as ThumbGen, also i was not able to get YAMJ to extract a german plot. Which works pretty fine in ThumbGen. I wish ThumbGen would support creating about.jpgs in subpaths for tv series. ThumbGen is the very best scraper i found so far .... !



Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 24, 2010, 04:31:59 pm
I wish ThumbGen would support creating about.jpgs in subpaths for tv series.

I will try this evening to add support for TVShows structures like:

- Lost
-- Season 1
--- Ep 1
---- 1x1 lost.avi
--- Ep 2
---- 1x2 lost.avi

Then the about.jpg can be automatically placed like:

- Lost
- about.jpg (with generic details about Lost)
-- Season 1
-- about.jpg (with details about season 1)
--- Ep 1
---- about.jpg (details about episode 1)
---- 1x1 lost.avi
--- Ep 2
---- about.jpg (details about episode 2)
---- 1x2 lost.avi


Would this be ok for the mede8er?

It will be then possible to use the TVShows sheets from wdtvlive.net
My next release will also support generating automatically 3 different sheets. That means you'll be able to automatically process TVShows also for mede8er.

I don't promise I'll offer it but I'll try.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 24, 2010, 05:46:38 pm
I think it works already...

Can somebody try to (manually for now) process a TVShow that has this structure:

- Lost
-- Season 1
--- Ep 1
---- 1x1 lost.avi
--- Ep 2
---- 1x2 lost.avi

by using

Mainsheet : $M\about
Extrasheet: $M\..\about
ParentFoldersheet: $M\..\..\about

Generate all 3 sheets and then try in mede8er and see how it works.


PS: The only thing that is not optimal is the automatic detection of the TVShow name: when I detect that the user is processing a TVShow I user as show name the foldername of the supported structure (Lost); in case of each episode in own folder I will try to use "Season 1". So the user must correct that in the Automatic dialog.

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: the-osiris on September 25, 2010, 08:57:43 am
I've download latest Thumbgen, but it won't run .. just freeze and error message popped-up..
Quote
1: 2010-09-25 15:54:55.2798 [?] Got exception. System.Exception: ThumbGen: Could not load file or assembly 'ThumbGen' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
   at ?.?(String ?, String ?)
   at ?.?()
   at ?.?()
   at ?.?()
   at ThumbGen.ThumbGenMainWindow.?(Object ?, RoutedEventArgs ?)
   at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
   at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastEvent(DependencyObject root, RoutedEvent routedEvent)
   at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastLoadedEvent(Object root)
   at MS.Internal.LoadedOrUnloadedOperation.DoWork()
   at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireLoadedPendingCallbacks()
   at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireInvokeOnRenderCallbacks()
   at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandlerCore(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
   at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandler(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
   at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.Resize(ICompositionTarget resizedCompositionTarget)
   at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.OnResize()
   at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
   at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
   at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
   at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
I'm using Win7 x32, how to fix this ..
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slarty on September 25, 2010, 10:51:47 am
I think it works already...

Can somebody try to (manually for now) process a TVShow that has this structure:

- Lost
-- Season 1
--- Ep 1
---- 1x1 lost.avi
--- Ep 2
---- 1x2 lost.avi

by using

Mainsheet : $M\about
Extrasheet: $M\..\about
ParentFoldersheet: $M\..\..\about

Generate all 3 sheets and then try in mede8er and see how it works.

PS: The only thing that is not optimal is the automatic detection of the TVShow name: when I detect that the user is processing a TVShow I user as show name the foldername of the supported structure (Lost); in case of each episode in own folder I will try to use "Season 1". So the user must correct that in the Automatic dialog.


Yezz, works! :) But all sheets contain same informations... I look forward to the new version of TK supporting different content infos on the sheets like general series and seasons sheets.... luv it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 25, 2010, 01:42:06 pm
I've download latest Thumbgen, but it won't run .. just freeze and error message popped-up..I'm using Win7 x32, how to fix this ..

Install .NEt 3.5 SP1 and run TG as admin
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 25, 2010, 01:45:02 pm
But all sheets contain same informations... I look forward to the new version of TK supporting different content infos on the sheets like general series and seasons sheets.... luv it.

Thanks!


You don't understand,... there's no other version that can support anything.. it simply works. You need a Episode template as the main sheet, a season template as extra sheet and a series template as parentfolder sheet. I wrote already several times to visit wdtvlive and there are a lot of TVShows templates packs.

The only thing what will come new in the next version is the possibility to automatically generate the parentfolder sheet (currently u have to stop when processing first episode in a series and generate it manually).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slarty on September 25, 2010, 03:34:35 pm
You don't understand,... there's no other version that can support anything.. it simply works. You need a Episode template as the main sheet, a season template as extra sheet and a series template as parentfolder sheet. I wrote already several times to visit wdtvlive and there are a lot of TVShows templates packs.

The only thing what will come new in the next version is the possibility to automatically generate the parentfolder sheet (currently u have to stop when processing first episode in a series and generate it manually).

Yeh sorry. Got it now ... works like a charm. <3
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on September 26, 2010, 11:13:24 am
v1.1.8 is out

+ cinemarx.ro
+ daum.net
+ autogenerate third sheet

;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Frankrose on October 02, 2010, 09:00:58 am
Re posted  here

I have started to try ThumbGen, love the quality ,take the point of some members comments about speed.

I have generated in the individual movie folder

folder.jpg_sheet.jpg
                                   this shows cover of movie, plot, Director, Actors and so on.  (movie sheet)
about.jpg
                 this shows just the movie cover.
Prince Of Persia.avi.tgmd

Prince Of Persia.nfo
                                                                                              
Using my USB to try out results ,

When I highlight the movie name in the mede8er, the cover art  shows on the right of the screen has normal,pressing the button ,slow or A-B shows cover art in full screen (only cover art).

Pressing the enter button on the movie name opens the folder showing the movie file and folder.jpg_sheet.jpg . with the movie sheet show on the  right of the screen .

If I highlight  folder.jpg_sheet.jpg and press enter the movie sheet expands greater than the screen.

The question is have I named the   folder.jpg_sheet.jpg and about.jpg    right for the Mede8er to react correctly  in 3.04 update.


Shorted ALL issues working  great . Moving on TV series .Now converted to ThumbGen.


Upload screen shots for setting on ftp.mede8er.org (ThumbGen Options Setting)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: the-osiris on October 02, 2010, 09:29:51 am
Install .NEt 3.5 SP1 and run TG as admin
My Win7 has already using .NET 3.5 (part of the OS) but some other app makes it corrupted,
after some repairing in OS, the problem of running thumbgen is fixed,

Running Thumbgen now, great work !
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: djphatic on October 03, 2010, 08:04:04 am
Using Thumbgen with Mede8er, do I need to organise my TV shows so each episode has its own individual folder or is there a way I can get it to work with all episodes in one folder?

Any help is appreciated, getting frustated trying to generate sheets for TV shows.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on October 03, 2010, 11:41:10 am
Regarding DVD/BRay structures (non-iso):

In v1.1.9 there is a new switch (Options/Advanced Settings/Enable smart output for DVD/BRay structures). Switch it off and generate sheets for DVD/BRay. For BRay there is nothing special to do (the filter will autoselect only the biggest m2ts) but for DVD structures u must manually select one .ifo file (or switch on the filter "only first movie in folder" and then u don't need to to anything).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Theike on October 07, 2010, 09:19:45 pm
Nice and easy program.... :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Theike on October 08, 2010, 05:08:44 pm
Re posted  here

I have started to try ThumbGen, love the quality ,take the point of some members comments about speed.

I have generated in the individual movie folder

folder.jpg_sheet.jpg
                                   this shows cover of movie, plot, Director, Actors and so on.  (movie sheet)
about.jpg
                 this shows just the movie cover.
Prince Of Persia.avi.tgmd

Prince Of Persia.nfo
                                                                                              
Using my USB to try out results ,

When I highlight the movie name in the mede8er, the cover art  shows on the right of the screen has normal,pressing the button ,slow or A-B shows cover art in full screen (only cover art).

Pressing the enter button on the movie name opens the folder showing the movie file and folder.jpg_sheet.jpg . with the movie sheet show on the  right of the screen .

If I highlight  folder.jpg_sheet.jpg and press enter the movie sheet expands greater than the screen.

The question is have I named the   folder.jpg_sheet.jpg and about.jpg    right for the Mede8er to react correctly  in 3.04 update.


Shorted ALL issues working  great . Moving on TV series .Now converted to ThumbGen.


Upload screen shots for setting on ftp.mede8er.org (ThumbGen Options Setting)
use playonhd as output profile, works great on firmware 304
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: slurpy on October 13, 2010, 02:37:31 pm
Hallo, i try to use tumbgen but it won`t work, i get this error  The lettertype Arial dos not support the styl bold
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on October 13, 2010, 03:12:21 pm
Send at thumbgen [at] googlemail.com the log.txt generated near thumbgen.exe

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Theike on October 21, 2010, 07:44:27 pm
After sucesfully used thumbgen for a while , templates are not saved to the movie folder anymore.
So i must save manuel.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on October 22, 2010, 06:14:28 am
Check your Input/Output naming... most probably u switched to another profile or settings got changed. Maybe post a screenshot to see your settings
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Theike on October 22, 2010, 11:25:36 am
Yes sorry wrong  profile  ::)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on October 22, 2010, 05:03:23 pm
new version available .  what is new in  this version?

edit: for what is spare sheet?

what is his purpose?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on October 25, 2010, 05:00:39 pm
new version available .  what is new in  this version?

edit: for what is spare sheet?

what is his purpose?

The latest version is just fixing some bugs, nothing new.

The Spare Sheet is the old ParentFolderSheet (was renamed) and it is now possible to autogenerate it (before u had to do it manually). So basically now u can generate up to 3 different sheets for each movie (per profile). Using n profiles u can generate nx3 sheets (or covers). Some users use the SpareSheet with some smaller template and they generate cover images with IMDb info, etc. Like this:http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?294-CoverBox-Movie-Thumbnails-Template
With a bit of creativity you can do a lot of funny things.


Very soon a templates editor will be officially released. I hope it will make editing templates easier for everybody.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on October 25, 2010, 06:05:59 pm
thank you for answer!
is a tutorial or a guide to create those 3 templates?

is a little hard for me , i can find it.

i find this software to great
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on October 25, 2010, 06:18:04 pm
Visit http://thumbgen.org for some tutorials.

But it is really ease to use as long as u know what u want to get at the end :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on November 11, 2010, 08:28:17 pm
New:  v1.2.0

Quote
* Enabled Aero Look (under Vista/7)

* Unified architecture between ThumbGen and the upcoming ThumbGen Designer
 
IMPORTANT!
 I registered a new domain for ThumbGen : ThumbGen.org

and that , when?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on November 11, 2010, 08:34:30 pm
That, what?

ThumbGen Designer? 

It is already in beta-testing phase. If you are interested in trying it visit http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2237
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on November 12, 2010, 07:23:29 pm
That, what?

ThumbGen Designer? 

It is already in beta-testing phase. If you are interested in trying it visit http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2237

thank you for TD. it's a great app. i dare to make a suggestion. can you increase the size of preview window or transform it to 16:9 aspect. maybe a custom choice will be nice.
i try to detach tool windows to increase the preview window size and i get a crush.  i know, is a beta one, but maybe you'll have to know this.

another question, what is the utility of spare sheet. earlier you said that allow  you to have multiple sheets. now i ask you again, what is utility to have multiple sheets for one movie? 
please enlight me , i can see that or i' m just stuck in my own limits.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on November 12, 2010, 07:40:52 pm
Hello

Preview window? You mean the one under the zoom slider?

Yes, I know there are some problems when detaching toolwindows (or trying to use it on a multimonitor environment). This is on my list and I hope I fix them soon.

The spare sheet... is a spare sheet :) For mede8er is useless for movies but for other media players it makes sense to generate automatically (in one batch) multiple sheets for the same movie (WD or Xtreamer have 3 different views each with own sheet). Another very important usage is for TVShows: Main=episode sheet, Extra=season sheet, Spare=series sheet.

Beside that my users are asking me to offer them "n" sheets simultaneously (I'll do that in the near future). Some of them stopped generating simple thumbnails and they are using special templates to generate some smart cover images (as you can see on wdtvlive.net).
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on November 12, 2010, 09:24:26 pm
yes, preview window that i refer is the section under the zoom slider. for me it look like this.
how about aspect ratio changes possibilities?

Quote
The spare sheet... is a spare sheet Smiley
  amazing! i didn't think at this. it was hard to guess.  :)

Quote
For mede8er is useless for movies but for other media players it makes sense to generate automatically (in one batch) multiple sheets for the same movie (WD or Xtreamer have 3 different views each with own sheet).
Aha. now it's more clear and sad. i was hoping this will enhance my enterteinment. very sad.

Quote
Another very important usage is for TVShows: Main=episode sheet, Extra=season sheet, Spare=series sheet.
??? but how? any tutorial? please don't invite me into your world again, i was there but i didn't find any useful help. sorry, maybe i didn't find it.

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......(as you can see on wdtvlive.net).

can you help me more? here? thank you.
great work.

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on November 12, 2010, 09:47:54 pm
About TVShows: http://thumbgen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:art-naming-shows&catid=35:faq-general&Itemid=54

and (exactly for mede8er)

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,2006.msg20459.html#msg20459


About nice covers: http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?294-CoverBox-Movie-Thumbnails-Template
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Flint1962 on November 15, 2010, 10:09:06 pm
Can thumbgen resize the folder.jpg image to the size that mede8er like which is 150 x 230 at 72 dpi or am I missing something. I can resize each one seperately in Gimpbut if Thumbgen can do it that would be better. Awesome program by the way!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on November 15, 2010, 10:18:39 pm
You can't get it at 72dpi (I export all using 96dpi) but you can easily resize it if u go to Options/Export images and choose there to export cover. Put the desired size and u are good to go. Don't forget to turn off generating the standard folder.jpg (via Options/General/Generate ... unselect Thumbnail and Extra Thumbnail)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on November 16, 2010, 01:52:01 pm
Can thumbgen resize the folder.jpg image to the size that mede8er like which is 150 x 230 at 72 dpi or am I missing something. I can resize each one seperately

There is no need to use the exact values, i don't respect those values and have on problem as long as i stay close to those values. I didn't noticed remarkable changes with recommended values or my owns.
Of course, if you have patience to resize all cover is the best way. Also you can use many programs in batch mode like irfan view, Wich is free and very powerfull if you understand him 
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on November 22, 2010, 09:36:47 pm
version v1.2.2.5 available.
@ Thumbgen, can you translate the WHAT"S NEW in our (my) langauage? can help me a lot  ;)
thank you
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on November 22, 2010, 09:47:01 pm
Nothing special about v1.2.2.5 It is only a patch for 1.2.2 (bug fixed)

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on December 05, 2010, 08:57:01 pm
St. Nicolau is coming, and Christmas too :), and our gift is ... ?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Ormbett on December 20, 2010, 09:00:06 am
Itīs better to give than to receive. I think I shall give thumbgen a cyber hug, as a appreciation of all his kind work. If I used his nice software I would have considered a donation.  :-*  ;)

Happy holidays *Hugs*

&

Kind regards
Ormbett  
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on December 20, 2010, 12:40:50 pm
Ya, TG.
Another Merry Christmas from known lands ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on December 20, 2010, 02:32:43 pm
I also want to thank immensely Thumbgen for all the work done on his software, because has solved the problem of generating the posters in Italian language.  :-* ;)


Thanks again and best wishes for a Merry Christmas.
Greywall
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: whatevs on December 25, 2010, 01:51:11 am
Hi Thumbgen,

How about rotten tomatoes .com integration based upon this xml file?

This is how it was done successfully within XBMC.


http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=59848

http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/7384

http://trac.xbmc.org/attachment/ticket/7384/rottentomatoes.xml


Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Frankrose on December 29, 2010, 10:36:24 am
Hi

Is there a Movie sheet that shows ``Watched`` .I have to keep going back to see if I have watched the movie i am reviewing
I see that  Y2M has it incorporated. I am using WD Origlook std at the present,I find the font size a little to small to read clearly.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: rockr on December 29, 2010, 09:24:21 pm
.......I find the font size a little to small to read clearly.

you can find a ThumbGen editor also. it's cool and easy to do anything you want.
cheers
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Friko on December 31, 2010, 04:02:50 am
Hi Thumbgen,

I upgraded my PBO firmware from ACRyan to Mede8er and.....

[Content removed as this is a forum for Mede8er users and not a forum for PBO users that use hacked Mede8er firmware. 31 dec 2010  ]
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: redup on January 12, 2011, 05:00:18 pm
@thumbgen
Hi, i am using Thumbgen as alternative to Y2M. I found it was a little bit hard to find the correct settings for med8er in absence of an tutorial. I found than pictures of settings on the ftp-server.
Now my question:

I have recorded TV-shows with no existing informations on the inet. I will process thes in manual mode and fill in the informations per hand. How can i achieve this ? I tryed differnt things -> created an nfo-file (copyed from another) and edited it.
But i cannot transfer this data to the movie-sheet (the backdrops are not the problem). Any suggestions ?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 12, 2011, 05:13:10 pm
Try this:

1. Disable search (under the collectors box)
2. Run in Manual mode
3. U will get an empty Results page for each episode -> feel free to type the season info in the MovieInfo fields and then click the "Green-Check" button to apply them to the sheet. Do the same with images. When the sheet is ready click "Generate (and go to next)" and u get a new empty Results Page for the next episode...and so on...

Edit: I just tried myself and it seems it does not work. Pressing "Green-Check" does nothing. I will fix this for the next build (it is a case I never thought testing  ::) )
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: redup on January 13, 2011, 01:49:55 pm
Thank you thumbgen, for testing it. That was one thing, that i have tryed out but it doesnt work.
It will be nice, if you can fix this problem soon.

Thank you.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 20, 2011, 07:00:47 am
Latest v1.2.3 has support for each episode in own folder.

Lost\Season 1\Episode 1\s1e1 blabla.avi

Enable it in Options/TVShows-Series (by default is switched off)

Make sure u tweak the Input/Output Naming accordingly (use \..\ to go one folder up in the tree).


@redup: Sorry, I forgot about the bug u reported above :( I will take care of it in the next version
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ste6524wi on January 23, 2011, 02:22:25 pm
In one or another way the fanart thing does not work on thumbgen here.... :(

I do not know what I do wrong but the templates do use fanarts (like clear showcase) but on the screen (With data, movie information, moviesheet editor, etc)  I do not see the fanarts ....

Does anyone know what I do wrong?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 23, 2011, 02:52:52 pm
Check in Options/Moviesheet the "Do not autopopulate with fanarts" option. It should be unchecked if u want to get fanarts.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ste6524wi on January 23, 2011, 02:59:25 pm
Thanks for you quick reply....


It is unchecked but still I do not get the fanarts...     I think it was unchecked when I installed it.

What else could it be? Where can I preview the fanarts if it works properly?

Should the fanarts stands under 'metadata' ? I see different buttons there including F1, F2 and F3. I assume this has to do with the fanarst. I can not click these numbers. The preview is empty :-(


Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 23, 2011, 03:47:19 pm
Every backdrop available in the "Backdrops" tab is a candidate for being used as a Fanart. U just need to click F1-F3 and it will be used in the current sheet on the corresponding F1-F3 position.
Title: fanarts
Post by: ste6524wi on January 24, 2011, 10:54:45 pm
I like the thumbgen better than the yamj... the only thing is that the yamj have better fanarts..

where does the yamj get the fanarts from ? Is it possible to change the setting so we get the same fanarts?

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 25, 2011, 06:44:18 am
Choose themoviedb.org and outnow.ch and maybe bluray.com (for screenshots) as collectors and you'll get tons of fanarts inside ThumbGen. What collectors have u selected now?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ste6524wi on January 25, 2011, 08:24:04 am
At the moment the programm that makes its own fanarts from a part of the movie...

Where do I have to write down the path? (options, general, generating thumbnails? )

And how do I have to write it down? Like this http://www.themoviedb.org/  ?

I tried different settings but nothing seems to work...

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on January 25, 2011, 11:14:02 am
Sorry but I don't know what u mean
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ste6524wi on January 25, 2011, 11:30:57 am
Choose themoviedb.org and outnow.ch and maybe bluray.com (for screenshots) as collectors and you'll get tons of fanarts inside ThumbGen. What collectors have u selected now?

I mean where can I select the collector?

I dont know where in the programm I have to do it?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Spyros_V_S on January 25, 2011, 02:38:21 pm
I mean where can I select the collector?

I dont know where in the programm I have to do it?

When you start the program, in the first screen you see, the table on the left. There you tick the ones you want the program to look into for data and pics etc

@Thumbgen:
Really great work!! Customizable to produce almost anything you like!!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: armada on January 25, 2011, 03:11:48 pm
@ste6524wi,  like Spyros_V_S said, at program start you check / activate collectors and in round cases you can specify the default / preferred one.  it is easy, but don't try to think in YAMJ way.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: ste6524wi on January 25, 2011, 05:56:10 pm
That is it  ;D   

Thanks.

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Dzomlija on January 26, 2011, 05:25:19 pm
At first glance, ThumbGen and the Thumbgen Designer looks pretty daunting, but looks can be deceiving. Within a matter of minutes I was able to figure out the basics of how to create the FOLDER.JPG and ABOUT.JPG files required by the Mede8er v4 Video Wall, and how to create my own template from the default.

Thumbgen is a fantastic program. I was wondering how I'm going to use YAMJ to do this, but it'll no longer be necessary, because TG does it all for me. All I need to do now before I can really use it is to reorganize my Movies library to match the requirements of the video wall by moving each movie into their own separate folder. Thanks you for a great utility. Keep up the good work.

Nothing more to be said other than to tell anyone who is reading this: Thumbgen is all you need. Anything else is a waste of time.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Dzomlija on January 26, 2011, 05:59:12 pm
I have just one suggestion.

I do some heavy multitasking on my computer, and Thumbgen won't always have the focus, which means that the internal timer will automatically execute a default action, such as selecting a movie from the result set, or generating the files.

Is there no way to permanently turn of this automatic action selection other than setting "Auto execute default action in automatic mode" to 90 seconds or more?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Spyros_V_S on January 28, 2011, 11:03:13 am
Sometimes when using the program, the screen goes black and when I mouse over a part of it, only then does it show again, but with artifacts or mixed colours. Has anybody else seen this again?
Also when I enter the imdb reference number in the search field, it returns no results. Any thoughts from the developer? Tks
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on February 21, 2011, 07:26:50 am
I do some heavy multitasking on my computer, and Thumbgen won't always have the focus, which means that the internal timer will automatically execute a default action, such as selecting a movie from the result set, or generating the files.

Is there no way to permanently turn of this automatic action selection other than setting "Auto execute default action in automatic mode" to 90 seconds or more?

The timer is used only in Semiautomatic and Automatic modes.
Semiautomatic = Manual + timer
Automatic = timer only for choosing movie when having doubts
Lucky = Automatic without timer (TG is choosing the best match)

If u need automatic without timer then just set the timer to some big value.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: thumbgen on February 21, 2011, 07:30:09 am
Sometimes when using the program, the screen goes black and when I mouse over a part of it, only then does it show again, but with artifacts or mixed colours. Has anybody else seen this again?
Also when I enter the imdb reference number in the search field, it returns no results. Any thoughts from the developer? Tks

Regarding the screen issue... could u try to make a screenshot when it happens? I think it is caused by the docking/ribbon component I use (I will try soon to switch to a newer version).

When u enter an IMDB Id in the search field make sure u use the tt####### format (including the tt prefix) and it should work.

Keep in mind that if none of the selected collectors is able to search by IMDb or they don't know that movie then nothing will be found (as IMDB is not a collector itself, it is just a "backup" source for data). If your selected collectors do not have info about that movie just press "Take me to the results page" and u have the chance to use the IMDB info + some own images to build up a moviesheet.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: saskir on February 22, 2011, 08:39:50 am
@Dzomlija: Why not simply use the manuel mode? The automatic mode is nead and all, but I still prefer the manuel mode. Except you meant the "I feel Lucky" mode :p There would be some big differences.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: greywall on February 22, 2011, 01:32:17 pm
Right ... the manual mode is definitely slower, but is also more accurately acquire information about the movie.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on March 05, 2011, 02:42:06 pm
Somehow I can't create a moviesheet for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010). I've tried several folder/filenames but nothing seems to work. When TG starts looking for the movie info I get the "Choose Movie" screen. When I select the movie I get another notification that the movie cannot be found and I have to type in keywords or the IMDB id. When I do this it sends me back to the "Choose Movie" screen. Anybody knows how I can fix this?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: GlynRS2 on March 05, 2011, 03:58:48 pm
Try renaming the folder/file to "Legend of the Guardians - The Owls of Ga'hoole (2010)".
Then process in manual mode. Select TheMovieDB.org as your preferred collector.
The IMDB id = tt1219342

If you get stuck here is an "about" moviesheet:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e97/GlynRS2/GlynRS2_Video_wall_genre_icons/about1.jpg)

I hope that helps.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Tinus Tussengas on March 06, 2011, 12:07:46 pm
Thank you for your reply but that didn't fix the problem either. So I tried the latest version of TG (was still working with 1.2.2.9) and somehow this version found the movie right away. Still don't know what was causing the problem but the important thing is that it's solved.  ;D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on March 20, 2011, 10:16:48 pm
What happened here? I had page full of search results but I chose to see what sheets or thumbs layouts do. Atfer that this page is always empty. Even after restart. Although in the beginning I see it collecting info and preparing page.
Version 1.2.4
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Spyros_V_S on March 21, 2011, 05:22:39 pm
It seems that with the newer version the problem of the screen that was appearing/disappearing according to the mouse movements is not here anymore. I also have to say that by adding the "mede8tor" profile/templates, the program is all I could ask for and customizes to produce anything I want!! Thank you all guys, great job!!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on March 24, 2011, 12:02:00 am
@thumbgen,
did you stop for supporting auto update feature or just stop development?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on March 26, 2011, 02:31:31 pm
Seems mr ThumbGen is on vacation.
No problems. I doscovered that results page settings got corrupted only by switching current layout. It became like this
\ThumbGen 1.2.4.3\_Layouts\MovieResults\default.tgl:
Code: [Select]
<DockingManager version="1.3.0">
    <DocumentPane IsMain="true" ResizeWidth="0.36553432413305*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="403.58067940552,469.5" />
    <Hidden />
    <Windows />
</DockingManager>

Correct is something like this
Code: [Select]
<DockingManager version="1.3.0">
    <ResizingPanel ResizeWidth="*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="0,0" Orientation="Horizontal">
        <ResizingPanel ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,1024" Orientation="Vertical">
            <ResizingPanel ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,509" Orientation="Horizontal">
                <DocumentPane IsMain="true" ResizeWidth="*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="734.5,509">
                    <DockableContent Name="dcSearchResults" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                </DocumentPane>
                <DockablePane ResizeWidth="210" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="210,509" ID="ede4d306-21bd-48f8-ae74-1f0cbf09bad8" Anchor="Right" IsAutoHidden="false">
                    <DockableContent Name="dcCover" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                </DockablePane>
            </ResizingPanel>
            <ResizingPanel ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,509" Orientation="Horizontal">
                <DockablePane ResizeWidth="*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,509" ID="dd9c888f-12bb-45f3-a39a-ac3690546c4f" Anchor="Bottom" SelectedIndex="7" IsAutoHidden="false">
                    <DockableContent Name="dcBackdrops" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcExistingItems" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcThumbnail" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcCustomText" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcOwnSnapshots" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcExternalSubs" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcMediainfo" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                    <DockableContent Name="dcMetadata" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
                </DockablePane>
            </ResizingPanel>
        </ResizingPanel>
        <ResizingPanel ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,1024" Orientation="Vertical">
            <DockablePane ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,509" ID="bc0d9cbd-f441-4f15-afa4-284a1ab045d3" Anchor="Right" IsAutoHidden="false">
                <DockableContent Name="dcMovieinfo" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
            </DockablePane>
            <DockablePane ResizeWidth="0.5*" ResizeHeight="*" EffectiveSize="950.5,509" ID="a374d446-6a12-4deb-9bc3-cf4bc27018f3" Anchor="Right" IsAutoHidden="false">
                <DockableContent Name="dcMoviesheetEditor" FloatingWindowSize="250,400" />
            </DockablePane>
        </ResizingPanel>
    </ResizingPanel>
    <Hidden />
    <Windows />
</DockingManager>
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: sunay on March 29, 2011, 11:28:27 am
Hi,
Is there a Mede8er specific tutorial for this or  not.

Thanks
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on March 29, 2011, 11:32:55 am
This is it. Starts on page 1.

Has someone made Mede8er profile?
Choosing Acryan POHD does not make all right (MainSheet must be $M\about (.jpg) )
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: sunay on March 29, 2011, 11:39:11 am
Ok.
i also am looking for a Mede8er profile

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Spyros_V_S on March 29, 2011, 11:41:06 am
If you use the "Thumbgen for mede8tor" profile settings mentioned some pages before, you will have all settings as presets there-alternatively you can change in the "options" tab the "input/output naming" and there you go!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on March 29, 2011, 11:43:43 am
That?

 
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,2006.msg17219.html#msg17219

Try to follow manual made by Greywall.
If don't understand italian, just copy the settings from pictures and all should be ok.  
 
If you face problems , feel free to ask for help.. ;)


the link on that post seems to not worky.

I found the Italian pdf in the internets http://www.verdinrete.it/foggia/Mede8er/ThumbGen%20Guida%20per%20l%27uso.pdf but I speak a lot of other languages, but Italian.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: stayfunkey on March 29, 2011, 01:16:24 pm
I made for me a thumbgen profile for the mede8er.
You can download it from

http://cid-fe3143a224a246ff.office.live.com/browse.aspx/.Public?sa=936208047

There are also three examples of the sheet I'm using.

S

edit:
you have to download the zip file "thumbgen 1.2.2.8"
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on April 01, 2011, 01:06:35 pm
April fools?

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1596/39511650.jpg)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on April 01, 2011, 01:17:11 pm
very probable ...

@thumbgen
ardeleanu-i ardelean   ;)        .... (romanian comment)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on April 02, 2011, 07:02:21 am
Today its not so funny any more...
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Farms9000 on April 02, 2011, 07:06:37 am
I know have the same problem but if you set back the date/time of your PC it will work again.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on April 02, 2011, 07:15:44 am
Setting back date allows program to start but I get this message again when trying to open template.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: iff2 on April 02, 2011, 11:06:17 pm
Try to install new version of Thumbgen.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Voodoo on April 03, 2011, 05:16:46 pm
A new version of designer is available on the website. Get it there.  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: extensa on April 16, 2011, 01:59:32 pm
hi there

i am new to mede8er and would like to give thumbgen a go, i have downloaded the newest version and have read a lot in forums.....but to be honest...it seems very complicated

a few questions...
is there a "how to" in german somewhere?
i would like a template with cover tricle....can i use the same template for series and movies?
can i set the once chosen template as default?
i want german plots....is this difficult?
how do i have to set up my files on hard disk?

atm i have got it:
p:\movies\hd films\aviator\aviator.mkv
p:\movies\action\terminator1\terminator1.avi
p:\movies\series\koq\season1\s01e01.avi
p:\movies\series\koq\season9\s09e01.avi

can i leave it like that or how shoud it be?

thank you very much
extensa :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Theike on April 21, 2011, 09:25:12 pm
Not working anymore the movie db org no backgrounds........
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on April 22, 2011, 03:57:31 pm
Just retry, it was down yesterday:

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,5175.msg35226.html#msg35226
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: DarioP on May 09, 2011, 10:56:13 am
I'm curious about the poster language.

In about 20% of scanned movies (automated or i'm feeling lucky mode) i get posters in languages other than english (russian, spanish, chech, ...). Is it possible to ad an option for preffered poster language (or preffered collector language)?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: spud87 on July 27, 2011, 05:12:11 pm
I have a question, can I use split-sheet movie sheets for the mede8er also? Like this one http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?812-Lstar337-s-Split-Sheet-v3.0-Movie-Sheets!/page5 (http://www.wdtvlive.net/showthread.php?812-Lstar337-s-Split-Sheet-v3.0-Movie-Sheets!/page5) :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on July 27, 2011, 06:26:58 pm
very probable you can ......

but dont expect at jukebox  or whatever WDTV  use    for functionality

it will create those sheets just as simple pictures .... you cant browse to another in the way like that sheets suggests


for Jukebox style and functionality go to Modding section
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: 3kb6vs9b1 on July 27, 2011, 06:34:33 pm
Yes you can if you first create all folder images and on next run movie sheets. But with ordinary movie sheets you can get this functionality with Shizzls modded FW #3.2 http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,4898.0.html
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: beylie on November 27, 2011, 02:54:02 pm
Can someone please give me a direct link to download Thumbgen? I've tried with 2 ISP now, but I cannot get the image verification image to show when I try to register! Very frustrating! Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on November 27, 2011, 03:39:11 pm
Can someone please give me a direct link to download Thumbgen? I've tried with 2 ISP now, but I cannot get the image verification image to show when I try to register! Very frustrating! Thanks in advance.

It is here:
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,7114.0.html
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: pienoet on January 19, 2012, 12:49:17 pm
Hi,

When i Generate Serie episode sheet the genre and company in  the movie info is missing.
It happens with Manually en automatic.
How can i fix this?
The collector that i use is thetvdb.

Greetz Marciano
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on January 19, 2012, 01:54:31 pm
change the movie collector or movie data collector and keep same fanart  collector.
if doesn't work go to ThumGen.org and follow issue tracking.

you can't get more support on this forum from thumbgen dev ( only from us )...  is not so welcome here, even if ThumbGen is the best
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: saskir on March 15, 2012, 05:20:46 pm
Huh did I miss something.... The developer of thumbgen is not welcome here? Did I miss something? Sorry for the OT question, was only wondering what happened.
Title: Re: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on March 15, 2012, 07:41:12 pm
Same question from me...... Did we miss something?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on March 15, 2012, 08:01:34 pm
yeah.. ... same question ?

is it welcome here ?
Title: Re: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on March 15, 2012, 08:03:58 pm
Cannot see a reason why not.....
Title: Re: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: tachita_ on March 15, 2012, 08:12:19 pm
Cannot see a reason why not.....

..and i dont know why ?
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: eentje on April 12, 2012, 08:36:54 am
question about thumbgen :)

is there a way to creat a movie collection like

folder
--Matrix
   -- matrix 1
  -- matrix 2
 -- matrix 3

and so that it wil show in videowall as matrix and when i click on it i can browse trough the movies in the collection ?

Greetz :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: saskir on April 23, 2012, 08:53:24 pm
Isn't this implemented in the new 2.0.6 Firmware? Series support is the keyword
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Whooper on April 26, 2012, 06:46:39 pm
Not read all the pages back, but I will explain here some doubts:
use the profiles for the series and movies Mede8er

1 - How to read the plot of the movie / series in its entirety?
  There are plots that do not appear in the whole getting some stitches ... I refer to the plot that is generated in the XML file. No, and the plot in about.JPG.

2 - When you generate the films he creates beyond the about.JPG and folder.jpg and cover.jpg, it creates 3​​'s fanart (fanart1.jpg - fanart.jpg - fanart3.jpg) Usually I delete these 3 fanarts. Why it creates more three's fanart?

3 - how is tgmd file? practical example: "2.Coelhos.2012.1080p.BluRay.x264.DTS-HDChina.mkv.tgmd"
Generally also delete this file. What is?

4 - Why does Thumgen only identifies when subtitles are within the container (MKV). When the subtitles are out of the container, it does not identify them. How to force the identification of the subtitles when you are outside the container?

5 - When the film's audio is AAC, the TG can not identify the bitrate of the audio. Appears a question mark (?). How to force the TG to correctly identify the bitrate of the audio in AAC format ?

Ps. Use the latest version of ThumGen and my player is a Med500x2 with firmware 2.0.6

Thank you!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: eentje on April 26, 2012, 08:27:47 pm
Not read all the pages back, but I will explain here some doubts:
use the profiles for the series and movies Mede8er

1 - How to read the plot of the movie / series in its entirety?
  There are plots that do not appear in the whole getting some stitches ... I refer to the plot that is generated in the XML file. No, and the plot in about.JPG.

2 - When you generate the films he creates beyond the about.JPG and folder.jpg and cover.jpg, it creates 3​​'s fanart (fanart1.jpg - fanart.jpg - fanart3.jpg) Usually I delete these 3 fanarts. Why it creates more three's fanart?

u can turn that off :) go thumbgen options, go to export image and remove checkboxes :)

3 - how is tgmd file? practical example: "2.Coelhos.2012.1080p.BluRay.x264.DTS-HDChina.mkv.tgmd"
Generally also delete this file. What is?

the .tgmd file it the file thumbgen stores the data and settings u used for that template :) i generally keep that file :) why ?
when someone releases an update for a moviesheets or series sheets whatso ever :) u can use the option when u select the movies/series u want to process :) - manual mode  - semiautomaitc - automatic - im feeling lucky mode and "Create from metadata" when u use that option it will creat new sheets with same fanart and settings as the original sheet u make :) u can choose to use new imdb rating if u need :)

when there i a new template for the sheets creating the new sheets with mededata usually takes like 10 min while manually automic creating them takes 45 :) so its les time consuming :)

4 - Why does Thumgen only identifies when subtitles are within the container (MKV). When the subtitles are out of the container, it does not identify them. How to force the identification of the subtitles when you are outside the container?

i dont think it can :)

5 - When the film's audio is AAC, the TG can not identify the bitrate of the audio. Appears a question mark (?). How to force the TG to correctly identify the bitrate of the audio in AAC format ? no idea about that :)

Ps. Use the latest version of ThumGen and my player is a Med500x2 with firmware 2.0.6

Thank you!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Dennis75 on March 14, 2013, 06:49:00 am
Hi all!

Is there anywhere a walkthrough for Thumgen and the Mede8er (600X3D) ?

bye
Dennis
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Maasbommel on March 14, 2013, 07:08:35 am
You might want to try this one:
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,7114.0.html

And specific for Series I would advise now to use TVRename.
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,149.0.html
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Dennis75 on March 14, 2013, 08:55:20 am
You might want to try this one:
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,7114.0.html

And specific for Series I would advise now to use TVRename.
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,149.0.html

Thanks a lot, i will check it!

For Series is already use TVRename :)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Shane_C on August 06, 2013, 12:40:16 pm
I tried to grab Thumbgen today and the download link on thumbgen.org says account suspended when I try to download it.  I searched the web for another place to download it and couldn't find it. 

Does anyone have a link to version 1.3.5.2 that they could share with me?

Thanks
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: eentje on August 06, 2013, 02:02:21 pm
I tried to grab Thumbgen today and the download link on thumbgen.org says account suspended when I try to download it.  I searched the web for another place to download it and couldn't find it. 

Does anyone have a link to version 1.3.5.2 that they could share with me?

Thanks

http://thumbgen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=66 there u go :D
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Shane_C on August 06, 2013, 04:06:38 pm
http://thumbgen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=66 there u go :D

I tried that and all 3 download links redirect me to the Account Suspended page.  Link: http://wdtvlive.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi (http://wdtvlive.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: eentje on August 06, 2013, 04:25:29 pm
I tried that and all 3 download links redirect me to the Account Suspended page.  Link: http://wdtvlive.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi (http://wdtvlive.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi)

o sorry for my lazyness :) i just went to the site :) didnt click the download :)

but but to make it up guess what i found for you :D


http://www.mediafire.com/download/9r9c4s05c6iee9r/ThumbGen_1.3.8.3.rar
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Shane_C on August 07, 2013, 12:19:11 pm
o sorry for my lazyness :) i just went to the site :) didnt click the download :)

but but to make it up guess what i found for you :D


http://www.mediafire.com/download/9r9c4s05c6iee9r/ThumbGen_1.3.8.3.rar

Nice!  Thanks!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: god_man on September 19, 2013, 08:37:59 am
as Yadis in trouble I have to use ThumbGen
  wanted to know how I can put more in ThumbGen template moviesheet

where can I download


'm from Portugal

thank you
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: eentje on September 19, 2013, 08:39:31 am
THUMBGEN is having the same issues atm that yadis has. i spoke to the developer he is working on a fix.

u can download tumbgen from www.thumbgen.org
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: god_man on September 22, 2013, 07:24:58 am
wanted to have more Scrapper ThumbGen

where I can get.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on February 07, 2016, 02:53:46 pm
Created a template to meet these requirements and posted in the following thread: http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,15432.0.html

Background (fanart)
Embedded picture (Disc cover or some such)
Name of Movie
Tagline
Year of Release
Running Time
IMDB logo
IMDB Rating
Genre
Parental Rating
Parental Rating Details
Director
Starring
Plot Summary
Container (Disc) Format, with logo (DVD/BD/BD 3D)
Video Codec, with logo
Resolution, with logo
Aspect Ratio
Framerate
Audio Codec, with logo
Audio Languages, with logo
Audio Channels
Subtitle Languages, with logo
Studio Logo
Country of Origin, Flag
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 07, 2018, 10:12:55 pm
ThumbGen continues to be an excellent tool. However, it now requires use of the optional XSLT and some XSL coding since IMDB has made some changes. I hope there are others using ThumbGen that I can exchange notes with. Specifically, did anyone

- find an elegant way to identify Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X

- find an elegant way to identify 3D

- find an elegant way to identify and process VC-1 video codec

- find an elegant way to identify and process 4K

- find a way to use a more recent version of mediainfo.dll than the one that ships with ThumbGen

- find a way to get the built-in player play MKV files (Can be used for capturing screenshots for use as background/fanart)

- use ThumbGen to scrape Asian movies (with non-Latin script in about.jpg): what font families do you use?

Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: voidths on January 07, 2018, 11:26:10 pm
I haven't tried 3d or 4k movies yet, but I have noticed thumbgen doesn't grab the certification rating (PG, R, etc) anymore.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 08, 2018, 03:17:10 am
I use the feature provided by ThumbGen where it processes its output with an XSLT written by end-user before rendering the resulting, final XML. I retrieve the Certification information in that XSLT. Will post code tomorrow, it's rather late now.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: voidths on January 08, 2018, 03:57:44 am
Cool thanks, much appreciated!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 08, 2018, 02:22:49 pm
Here's the code for retrieving the movie certification. It is VB Script and can be incorporated as an extension function in the xslt. An XSLT variable can be assigned the value of IMDB_GetCountryCertification() and the variable can be substituted where required in the XML. IMDB_GetCountryCertification() takes 2-letter country codes - US, GB etc.

An XSLT that uses the code is attached. If there is no "template.xslt" file currently in the ThumbGen template folder, this file can just be saved into that folder (extract from zip); it will be used automatically. Currently, the template shows a message box with the US certification code for the movie. If there is a text element called Certification in the template, that will be updated with the US certification code. Two more things need to be done to make this production-ready:

1. Remove the message box line from the XSLT:             MsgBox ("The " & psCountryCode & " certification for " & psIMDBId & " is: " & Trim$(Mid(lsHTML, i, j - i)))

2. Find the correct text element name for the certification code in the template being used and update the template.xslt to modify its value.

Code: [Select]
        Public Function GetHTML(ByVal psURL As String, ByVal plYear As Integer) As String
            Dim objHTTP As Object
       
       
       
            GetHTML = ""
       
            Err.Clear
            On Error Resume Next
            objHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP") ' Previously Microsoft.XMLHTTP
            If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
                MsgBox ("An error occurred in 'CreateObject' in retrieving HTML for the URL '" & psURL & "'. The error is: " & Err.Description)
                Err.Clear
                On Error GoTo 0
                GetHTML = ""
                Exit Function
            End If
            On Error GoTo 0
       
            Err.Clear
            On Error Resume Next
            objHTTP.Open ("GET", psURL, False)
            If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
                MsgBox ("An error occurred in 'Open' in retrieving HTML for the URL '" & psURL & "'. The error is: " & Err.Description)
                objHTTP = Nothing
                Err.Clear
                On Error GoTo 0
                GetHTML = ""
                Exit Function
            End If
            On Error GoTo 0
           
            Err.Clear
            On Error Resume Next
            objHTTP.Send
            If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
                MsgBox ("An error occurred in 'Send' in retrieving HTML for the URL '" & psURL & "'. The error is: " & Err.Description)
                objHTTP = Nothing
                Err.Clear
                On Error GoTo 0
                GetHTML = ""
                Exit Function
            End If
            On Error GoTo 0
       
            If (Trim$(objHTTP.responseText) = "") Or (InStr(1, objHTTP.responseText, "Not Found", vbTextCompare) <> 0) Then
                If (plYear <> 0) Then
                    psURL = psURL & "_" & CStr(plYear)
       
                    Err.Clear
                    On Error Resume Next
                    objHTTP.Open ("GET", psURL, False)
                    If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
                        MsgBox ("An error occurred in 'Open' in retrieving HTML for the URL '" & psURL & "'. The error is: " & Err.Description)
                        objHTTP = Nothing
                        Err.Clear
                        On Error GoTo 0
                        GetHTML = ""
                        Exit Function
                    End If
                    On Error GoTo 0
                   
                    Err.Clear
                    On Error Resume Next
                    objHTTP.Send
                    If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
                        MsgBox ("An error occurred in 'Send' in retrieving HTML for the URL '" & psURL & "'. The error is: " & Err.Description)
                        objHTTP = Nothing
                        Err.Clear
                        On Error GoTo 0
                        GetHTML = ""
                        Exit Function
                    End If
                    On Error GoTo 0
       
                    If (Trim$(objHTTP.responseText) = "") Or (InStr(1, objHTTP.responseText, "Not Found", vbTextCompare) <> 0) Then
                        GetHTML = ""
                    Else
                        GetHTML = Trim$(objHTTP.responseText)
                    End If
                Else
                    GetHTML = ""
                End If
            Else
                GetHTML = Trim$(objHTTP.responseText)
            End If
       
            objHTTP = Nothing
        End Function
       
        ' List of country codes used by IMDB is at https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/other-submission-guides/country-codes/G99K4LFRMSC37DCN?ref_=helpart_nav_13#
        Public Function IMDB_GetCountryCertification(ByVal psIMDBId As String, ByVal psCountryCode As String) As String
            Dim lsHTML As String
           
            Dim i As Long
            Dim j As Long
           
       
       
       
       
       
            IMDB_GetCountryCertification = " "
           
            lsHTML = GetHTML("http://www.imdb.com/title/" & psIMDBId & "/parentalguide", 0)
            i = InStr(1, lsHTML, "/search/title?certificates=" & psCountryCode & ":", vbTextCompare)
            If (i = 0) Then
                Exit Function
            End If
            i = i + Len("/search/title?certificates=" & psCountryCode & ":")
            j = InStr(i, lsHTML, """", vbBinaryCompare)
            If (j = 0) Then
                Exit Function
            End If
            IMDB_GetCountryCertification = Trim$(Mid(lsHTML, i, j - i))
        End Function
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: voidths on January 08, 2018, 11:52:35 pm
Thank you! I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: voidths on January 09, 2018, 12:12:49 am
It works perfect! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 09, 2018, 02:12:10 am
You're welcome. I didn't really expect you'd be able to try it so soon, much less get it working in your setup right away.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: voidths on January 09, 2018, 03:17:59 am
I just followed you're steps and made sure to match up the text element name from my template and all was good.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 09, 2018, 11:46:01 am
Can you also get the correct IMDB rating value with this script? Thumgen 1.3.9.2 has not been able to get the correct value for some time.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 09, 2018, 05:55:13 pm
A new routine is needed. I attached the updated template with it. As before:

1. MsgBox (a different one) needs to be removed

2. Correct IMDBScore element name needs to be substituted in the template.xslt

Code: [Select]
        Public Function IMDB_GetUserRating(ByVal psIMDBId As String) As String
            Dim lsHTML As String
            Dim lsIMDBUserRating As String
           
            Dim i As Long
            Dim j As Long
           
       
       
       
       
            IMDB_GetUserRating = " "
           
            lsHTML = GetHTML("http://www.imdb.com/title/" & psIMDBId, 0)
           
            ' Try Old Method as well as new method
            i = InStr(1, lsHTML, "class=""imdbRating""", vbTextCompare)
            If (i <> 0) Then
                i = InStr(i, lsHTML, "<span itemprop=""ratingValue"">", vbTextCompare) + Strings.Len("<span itemprop=""ratingValue"">")
                If (i <> 0) Then
                    j = InStr(i, lsHTML, "<", vbTextCompare)
                    If (j <> 0) Then
                        lsIMDBUserRating = Trim(Mid(lsHTML, i, j - i))
                     
                        i = InStr(j, lsHTML, "itemprop=""bestRating"">", vbTextCompare) + Strings.Len("itemprop=""bestRating"">")
                        If (i <> 0) Then
                            j = InStr(i, lsHTML, "<", vbTextCompare)
                            If (j <> 0) Then
                                lsIMDBUserRating = lsIMDBUserRating & "/" & Mid(lsHTML, i, j - i)
                            End If
                        End If
                    End If
                End If
            Else
                i = InStr(1, lsHTML, "<div class=""star-box giga-star"">", vbTextCompare)
                If (i <> 0) Then
                    i = InStr(i, lsHTML, "title=""Users rated this ", vbTextCompare) + Strings.Len("title=""Users rated this ")
                    If (i <> 0) Then
                        j = InStr(i, lsHTML, "(", vbTextCompare)
                        If (j <> 0) Then
                            lsIMDBUserRating = Trim(Mid(lsHTML, i, j - i))
                        End If
                    End If
                End If
            End If
           
            IMDB_GetUserRating = lsIMDBUserRating

            MsgBox ("The IMDB User Rating for " & psIMDBId & " is: " & lsIMDBUserRating)
        End Function
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 09, 2018, 06:29:29 pm
Thank you for the quick response! This is what I changed besides deleting the Message Line :

 CODE: Dim i As Long
            Dim j As Long
           
       
       
       
       
            IMDB_GetUserRating = IMDB Rating
           
            lsHTML = GetHTML("http://www.imdb.com/title/" & psIMDBId, 0)
    END CODE

It works fine and gets the correct values, but ends with an error message:    End of-Anweisung(command?) exspected.
   
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 09, 2018, 07:29:08 pm
If you're getting the error message still, please post the template.xslt you have now.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 09, 2018, 09:25:06 pm
I have attached Template.xslt and my own template.xml
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 09, 2018, 10:25:15 pm
I had this line in the template.xslt:

Code: [Select]
IMDB_GetUserRating = " "

It seems to have been changed to the following, invalid statement:

Code: [Select]
IMDB_GetUserRating = IMDB Rating

That is resulting in the error. If you change it back, it will work. There is also the other msgbox statement in it still. I fixed both and attached it to this post.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 10, 2018, 03:10:50 am
Attachment is for Lupissimo only. It retrieves German certifications and assumes elements present in the specific template. I removed the message boxes etc. Can be extracted to same folder as the template.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 10, 2018, 06:51:55 am
Great! Thank you so much!! I'll try it later as I am not at home presently.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 10, 2018, 03:36:18 pm
It works perfectly now! Thanks again for prolonging the Thumbgen usage!
Edit: After checking some more I have to correct this.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 11, 2018, 11:42:14 pm
Attachment has the details (Readme.txt, template.xslt, before.jpg, after.jpg)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 12, 2018, 06:15:48 am
Thanks for the update! The procedure you describe in the README is exactly that I always use.
I tried your new template.xlst but always get the "before".jpeg. Clicking on the Green arrow button does NOT change the value above. So there seems to be something else wrong. Did you use "my" Thumgen code or just "my" template.xml in your example?
I noticed that "your" runtime data are differnet in the about.jpeg and the filmname.xml. This is also true with me, althoug I normaly just correct the xml values manually since the about-data seem to be taken from the moviefile and not the imdb. So you probably only used a short 1 minute clip to test?
Thanks again for helping!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 12, 2018, 11:20:04 am
I don't actually have this movie; I renamed a small, random video file to 'Blue Skies.mkv' for the purpose of testing. That's the reason for runtime being short. I did use your ThumbGen installation; that was helpful rather than using my installation.

When you get to 'before' screen, the small preview of about.jpg at bottom right should show 6.6 (from IMDb, retrieved by XSLT) but the information up above should show 6 (from Themoviedb, retrieved by ThumbGen). You have to manually update the information from 6 to 6.6 before clicking the green check mark button. If you do that, do you still get:

- 6.0 on about.jpg
- only 6 stars on about.jpg

This is simple and I'm sure we can solve this.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: jer1956 on January 12, 2018, 12:35:34 pm
I'm afraid we have moved on to the part of the life cycle when users must find solutions. Some have the interest and ability to do it. Most will just buy a new player. Where is the fun in that?  ;)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 12, 2018, 03:53:58 pm
The problem is not with either the Mese8er or ThumbGen. IMDB, a third-party, has changed their web site. They have no contract with any of us or any obligation to us, so we can't blame them. This is not a hobby for people looking to get turn-key solutions and a toll-free customer support.

The product is mature and "we" know how to get most out of it. The only thing we can wish for is that the orinial develops of ThumbGen etc. resume supporting their excellent software (for source code level changes needed)
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 12, 2018, 04:47:51 pm
OK! I did not recognise that the filmname.xml was not updated, but just the about.jpeg. This is no problem I just didn't know. So thanks for your help!
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 12, 2018, 10:26:15 pm
At that point in time, the moviename.xml file is not created yet; it is just the amalgamation of values ThumbGen got from your preferred source and IMDB which it is then displaying in its own interface. No moviename.xml file created yet and no way for anybody to change any of that process.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: jer1956 on January 13, 2018, 09:50:25 am
The problem is not with either the Mese8er or ThumbGen. IMDB, a third-party, has changed their web site. They have no contract with any of us or any obligation to us, so we can't blame them. This is not a hobby for people looking to get turn-key solutions and a toll-free customer support.

The product is mature and "we" know how to get most out of it. The only thing we can wish for is that the orinial develops of ThumbGen etc. resume supporting their excellent software (for source code level changes needed)
My point is the ARM based players have been a revolution. Everthing, included external code, has been made redundant. Most people buy an ARM player with Kodi and expect Kodi to be kept up to date. The days of pc scraping are over.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 13, 2018, 03:20:09 pm
The days of pc scraping are over.
Given the lack of activity in these parts, that certainly seems to be the case.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: jer1956 on January 13, 2018, 05:32:18 pm
A few on this site. Not enough to wake up the developers of yamj and thumbgen.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 14, 2018, 06:11:50 pm
I believe the ThumbGen developer got tired of people being ungrateful and borderline rude. Given the amount of time, skill, effort and love that must go into creating something like ThumbGen (and ThumbGen Designer,) giving it all away free is a major charitable donation to the users. But some users tend to become entitled and start with "Your program is not working, when are you going to fix it?" attitude instead of realizing that this is all a hobby for the developer costing him time with family or time that could be spent earning money.

After a while, such developers are likely to decide to withdraw (change user names, essentially) and keep any further improvements to themselves. I believe the current ThumbGen version is 6, though the publicly available version is 1.3.9.2
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: jer1956 on January 14, 2018, 09:42:08 pm
General apps that are not Med specific could have requests made on the developers site, if you can find it. They may not come to this forum at all.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: mike_carton on January 23, 2018, 04:31:47 pm
I have made some changes to ThumbGen. Details are in http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,19397.msg116086.html#msg116086 (http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,19397.msg116086.html#msg116086)

That is version 1.4.0.0. That thread is for 1.4.0.0 version of ThumbGen and up. Discussion of ThumbGen 1.3.9.2 and earlier should stay in this thread.

I have posted a link there to download the ChangeLog, Installation instructions (same as before) and the application.
Title: Re: ThumbGen
Post by: Lupissimo on January 23, 2018, 09:29:59 pm
 :) :) :) :) :) Great ! Thank you! I tested it and it works excellently!