Album Artwork & Generic Icons

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Album Artwork & Generic Icons

Post by Shockmaindave » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:07 am

I use Twonky 6.0.32 on Windows, shooting it out to a PS3 and an iphone running the Twonky client.

I've got all my audio organized in folders by artist/album/track.mp3.
I've got all my video organized in folders by category/album/track.mp4 or m4v.
I've also got folder.jpg files in each folder.
I've modified the .xml files to include albumart='1'--but I'm not sure if that has to be included at each level or not.

Here's where I get album art showing up.

PS3
Artist list: no (generic NOTE or FILM folder)
Album list: no (generic NOTE or FILM folder)
Tracklist: Album Art shows.

Twonky iPhone Client
Artist list: no (generic small blue folder icon)
Album list: Album Art shows.
Tracklist: Album Art shows.

The answer to these questions in no way have anything to do with the state of western civilization, but
1. Is it possible to get some sort of artwork at the Artist level? (less important)
2. What's wrong with the PS3 (or possibly Twonky--can't tell) that album art doesn't show up when just albums are listed?
3. Have any PS3 users been able to find a way to work around this?

Thanks, everyone--Dave.

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Re: Album Artwork & Generic Icons

Post by phibertron » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:56 am

The PS3 is not capable of being manipulated like that, Sony is watching :D

Serioulsy though, the folders displayed by the PS3 cant be changed
they are depictive of what ever the xmb media branch you are on is

The items in those folders are a different story, they can be given thumbnail art
when I say items, that does not include sub folders of folders
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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XBOX 360
iTouch - Gen 2 and Gen 3
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Handbrake
x264
ffmpeg
mencoder

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Re: Album Artwork & Generic Icons

Post by phibertron » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:07 am

Yeah your right you'll need to add albumart='1' to each <container...
Adding it to the root of each id wont work either
as it isnt going to propogate to the sub containers

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<container name='artist' id='music/artists' class='object.container.person.musicArtist' createClass='object.item.audioItem.musicTrack'>
	<container name='allname' albumart='1' createClass='object.item.audioItem.musicTrack' class='object.container' />
	<container buildon='upnp:artist' albumart='1' class='object.container.person.musicArtist' createClass='object.item.audioItem.musicTrack'/>
</container>
Where you will really see the albumart='1' take affect is from a webbrowse
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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