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Kivas
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TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by Kivas » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:59 pm

Hi,

just new to TwonkyServer. After testing it on Windows and my ReadyNAS I decided to buy it (works better than the ReadyDLNA) :D

Main media recevier is my PS3.
Is it possible to give icons for the folders that are watched by Twonky ? And what about Thumbnails for the videos ? On big libraries a "visual" thing like an icon helps a lot.
The PS3 is able to show such icons (it is working with the Java PS3 Media Server)

Anyone out there who managed this ?
Thanks & regards
Kivas

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Re: TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by phibertron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:26 pm

I use mp3tag to embed the cover art for the thumbnails
youll have to use the mp4 file extention for mp3tag to edit the file
I also use mp3tag to add the year and genre
A while back I tried to get artwork for folders working, but never had any success
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Re: TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by Kivas » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:51 pm

Hi,

ok thanks...that will work for music. But what about videos ? I have many TS files with recorded TV-shows from my DVB-S-receiver (sorted in folders)
An icon for the folders would be great, but also the icon for the movie-file itself would be fantastic. The PS3 can create it´s own animated icons, but only for files stored on PS3 HDD - from USB and mediaserver it is not working

Thanks & regards
Kivas

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Re: TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by phibertron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:57 pm

yup, no embedded art for ts/m2ts/mpeg etc. on the ps3
99% of my videos are avc in mp4, so its not too big of an issue at the moment, but...
I agree it would be great if we could get artwork for video folders working
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viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9408
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viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9424
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9364
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9497

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x264
ffmpeg
mencoder

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Re: TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by phibertron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:16 pm

I havent checked in a while, but it appears the thumbnails is now working for me at leat with 6.0.30
I just did a quick test with an m2ts file, for ex:

I placed the file test.m2ts and test.jpg in a folder by itself and theartwork was displayed
I paced the files test1.m2ts test1.jpg test2.m2ts test2.jpg in a folder and they both showed artwork

I was not able to get folder artwork working, for ex: folder.jpg in a folder called folder

but hey at least you should be ableto get artwork for those video files
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10627
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9353
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9408
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9416
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9424
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9364
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9497

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Re: TwonkyServer -> PS3 Video Thumnails

Post by Kivas » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi,

thanks...my ReadyNAS is also running version 6.0.30
I will test this today...a still frame as icon is sufficient for me :D

Regards
Kivas

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