Author Topic: Can anyone please supply an UP TO DATE tutorial on using Thumbgen for TV Series?  (Read 17096 times)

Offline xSmilinx

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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

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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.

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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 :)
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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.


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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

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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?
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

Offline xSmilinx

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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 ;)

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So with Auto view on I noticed no changes.

Maybe im asking for too much.



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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.
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Offline Kennylein

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Noone who wants to volunteer wo wirte an up to date guide? :(

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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
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Offline Kennylein

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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 :[
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 04:42:31 pm by Kennylein »

Offline Kennylein

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Noone who can help with the series wall? i just dont get it to work :/

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Did you follow the instrcutions on the 2.0.6 download page?  Most having problems forget to download the Tv series prfile for thumbgen.

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What? What 2.0.6 download page?

i followed the tutorial by eentje (3rd post in this thread) :/