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Mede8er Community => Mede8er Community => Graphics Downloads => Topic started by: xSmilinx on September 23, 2012, 02:46:08 PM

Title: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: xSmilinx on September 23, 2012, 02:46:08 PM
Hey,

I've spent the past few days looking over this forum and found a whole lot of information on setting up the TV Series XML wall.
I must say i'm very confused now.
I've followed many tutorials here and have come close to getting it working.

Can someone please supply an up to date tutorial for using Thumbgen & templates to create a TV Series video wall?

If not can someone please confirm the below for me.

My TV Folder structure is below.

TVShow
- - Season 1
- - - Episode1.S01.E01
- - - - Episode1.S01E01.avi

Ive read far too many posts saying its fine to have all episode files in the 1 folder, and also read many posts saying that each episode needs it's own folder.

So far the folder per episode is generating as it should but I cant get the Seasons XML/art work generated.

I Also cant get the TV Show XML and artwork to generate.

Please help
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on September 23, 2012, 03:52:40 PM
TV Series Wall is very new..but it is not an extension to Video Jukebox. So  those wanting to use Jukebox will continue use Tips predating the TV Wall describing how to put them in seperate folders.  Tv Wall is a seperate feature..which should be created outside of the folder stucture for Jukebox. You scan jukeboxed folders..but just link to Wall folders.  

You also need an X2 or X3.

Hopefull once you aprecaite you create a seperate unscanned section of folders..the current Tv Wall Thumbgen description will make  more sense.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on September 23, 2012, 08:29:07 PM
http://eentje.nl/mede8er/Lstar337%20Split-Sheet%20TV%20Processing%20Guide%20for%20Mede8er.pdf that is the guide i made a while back. U can use it with the new series wall aswell :)
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: xSmilinx on September 23, 2012, 10:37:36 PM
Thanks

I'm using an X2.

I've tried your guide eentje, Thank you
Still having the same problem though :)
When i've done my fanart etc, am i supposed to be able to just go to my "tv show" folder and everything just work?
for example when I go to my movies i see the small thumbnail for each movie, but when i go into that folder i see all the files list rather than displayed. So I see the .avi, the ,jpg files and the .xml. (Jukebox is on and theres no .db in the folder)

I guess im having trouble understanding. I know it's seperate from the Jukebox - i'm not scanning my folders.
When you say Link to Wall Folders, you mean just creating a shortcut to the folders? If so that's what i've done.

I cant seem to get any thumbgen template i try to look like the Demo wall mede8er supplied.
I only get XML's in the end folder which is the episode.
If i put my episodes all together in 1 folder again as it was (Directly into the season folder) none of the templates work.. regardless of whos template it is.

Hope i'm making sense.

Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: xSmilinx on September 24, 2012, 05:20:55 AM
ok, so i think i have it working.

I found I needed to press the A B button on my remote to change the view to how i want it.

Does this sound right :o

Anyway to change the view to that permanently ?

this is what my problem was
http://www.avforums.co.za/index.php?topic=5874.0
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Maasbommel on September 24, 2012, 07:07:40 AM
Do you have the autoview option in setup set to on?
And is the filesystem R/W enabled if you are streaming from a network share?
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: xSmilinx on September 24, 2012, 07:48:00 AM
Hey

Thanks for the reply

Auto view is not turned on.

I have full RW access to my share.

Ill turn autoview on and see if that helps ;)
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: xSmilinx on September 24, 2012, 08:18:57 AM
So with Auto view on I noticed no changes.

Maybe im asking for too much.


Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on September 24, 2012, 08:20:27 AM
if i find the time :) (what will be hard since wow mist of pandaria will be release tomorrow) i will update my guide for the new series wall.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on September 30, 2012, 10:57:44 AM
Noone who wants to volunteer wo wirte an up to date guide? :(
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on September 30, 2012, 01:31:31 PM
Noone who wants to volunteer wo wirte an up to date guide? :(

my guide is still sort of up to date :)

ill try writing a up date one in the next few weeks
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 02, 2012, 02:16:43 PM
I "tried" the guide and it worked so far, I guess... It generated all sheets, my only problem is, that I cant select an episode?!

I see the poster for the series, season 1 -> choose it, then I see the season sheet, but thats it. If i then select it, it starts with S01E01, but I dont get to choose an episode and dont see the episode sheets :F

€dit: checked again, so.. i followed guide step by step and everything worked (I guess). So, then I add my series folder to favourites. Open Favourites, choose Series, then I choose the Series I want to watch and it shows only S01E01. If I then proceed and start it, it starts only S01E01 and I only see the episode sheet of S01E01 :[
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 11:14:48 AM
Noone who can help with the series wall? i just dont get it to work :/
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 05, 2012, 02:49:40 PM
Did you follow the instrcutions on the 2.0.6 download page?  Most having problems forget to download the Tv series prfile for thumbgen.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 02:54:21 PM
What? What 2.0.6 download page?

i followed the tutorial by eentje (3rd post in this thread) :/
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 05, 2012, 02:58:48 PM
If you have an X2 you  would know about the various x2 firmware revisions and where you download them from.  You shouldn't use 2.0.6..it just that is when the Tv Wall appeared.

Your not trying to do this  with an X1?
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 03:03:13 PM
No I'm trying to do it with the X3 and the beta firmware from 29th September :/
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 05, 2012, 03:06:21 PM
As i said..the TV wall was introduced with the X2. So read the description here:-
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,8464.0.html

Don't install the x2 firmware.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 03:13:54 PM
Don't install the x2 firmware.

Who would try do it?^^

Thanks for the link, downloading the series demo, gonna try and see how it works and try the mede8er series wall profile for thumbgen :)

€dit: Just looked through the files in the series demo. There is no about.jpg to find?!
Also the folder structure is different from eentjes guide. His guide recommends to make a seperate folder for each episode oO
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 05, 2012, 03:29:03 PM
That's becuase some people are thinking off TV support inside video Jukebox..and others the new TV Wall. What are you after?
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 03:39:35 PM
Dunno right now Oo

Basically I want something like  the Y2M Jukebox, but for series.
Eeentjes Guide creates all the jpg's I want and they all look good, but the mede8er doesnt know how to use them or work with them?
There is a sheet for the Series itself with plot and main cast etc, then seperate sheets for each season followed by sheets for every Episode.
I imagined it would be possible to go to the favourites on the Mede8er, choose the series folder I put in the favourites. Then choose the Series I want. It would then show me the seasons and I would be able to choose the season I want to watch and then let me choose the Episode I want. But that doesnt work.

I only the see the sheet for the first episode of the series and thats it :/
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 05, 2012, 03:41:54 PM
If Entje's guide is for Jukebox..then you have to scan and create the datbase. You don't scan with the Tv Wall.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 03:50:08 PM
Dont understand?! I guess...

I put the Series Folder in the Favorites, scan for the xml data, select the Movie View (since the others are Music, Picture, List and Preview View) and then go ahead choose the Episode?
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on October 05, 2012, 04:23:07 PM
the guide i made was before the release of the series wall.


when i made it u needed a separte folder. with the new one u dont.

personally i dodnt use the about jpgs for series anymore. just a xml file..

it is pretty hard to explain in a few min. i got it working for my self. but with a not so pretty solution that i why i dont have a guide for it.


when i make something i want it to be clear for everyone. i try to make it easer soon. but im kind of busy atm.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 04:51:00 PM
Isn't there a way to use the about.jpg's? They look so good.. :(
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on October 05, 2012, 05:03:44 PM
there is..

but u get a few limitations :)

when u look @ about jpg from series.. use back button... same for season about.jpg.

then go to season folder and look@ first about.jpg form season episode by pressing info.. browse thourgh about.jpg / episodes using navigation. and press enter to play the desired episode.

u cant select serie about.jpg and then navigate throught the season jpgs. and then if u click browse the about.jpg from the episodes.. if thats what u r after.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: Kennylein on October 05, 2012, 05:10:43 PM
u cant select serie about.jpg and then navigate throught the season jpgs. and then if u click browse the about.jpg from the episodes.. if thats what u r after.

Why not? :(
Would be so great :/
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: eentje on October 06, 2012, 08:00:21 AM
i know but the firmware cant do that yet :)

im trying to figure out if i can bypass this :)  but it takes time. and it dont have so much atm :) (and since im a wow addict and new exp came out, i spend some free time i have on that aswell )

Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: jer1956 on October 06, 2012, 08:53:23 AM
That is why the Tv Wall was created.  Jukebox changes take a lot more work to implement.
Title: Re: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?
Post by: mike_carton on February 18, 2019, 04:05:29 PM
http://eentje.nl/mede8er/Lstar337%20Split-Sheet%20TV%20Processing%20Guide%20for%20Mede8er.pdf that is the guide i made a while back. U can use it with the new series wall aswell :)

This link doesn't work anymore; does anyone have a copy they can upload? It should be possible to attach the PDF to the post itself, no need to host it elsewhere.