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What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby thecapper » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:14 pm

I am using Thumbgen 1.3.9.2 to create movie covers and sheets for my WDTV Live SMP. Usually all is fine, but with one movie, someone has managed to include an image with their website address. The cover I made shows for just a second, and then this other image overrides it, somehow.
Anyone know how to get rid of this unwanted art? Or where to look for it?

I'm stumped.

Thanks.
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby KAD » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:01 am

2 places to look

1. xml files or internal scrapper meta-data

2. DNLA server on your network is pushing the image to the WD (this is most likely the case)
also it's likely to be a phone or tablet
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby thecapper » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks for the reply KAD.

I believe you're right about the DNLA server pushing the image to the WDTV, but I don't know enough to track the file down. It must be an image on my computer, as I don't have any phones or tablets enabled on the DNLA network.

As a test I deleted the XML file for that movie and the unwanted image still shows up on the WDTV Live.

Am I right in thinking that this file exists locally on my computer?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby KAD » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:59 am

yeah, it's probably on your PC then

as a starting point
if you push the red button on the WD remote and choose "media server"

it will give you a list of media servers on the network
it's going to be one of the ones in the list
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby thecapper » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:41 pm

Hmmm...on my model WD SMP, the red button is just the "B" button and doesn't call up any menu. I did go through the Setup options, but didn't find a list of Media Servers. I'm surprised I can't find this image file, I've looked in all the likely places, with "show hidden items" checked.

To clarify, I have the WDTV Live 3rd gen, running the latest firmware. I have the Kudos v4.1 theme installed to show my cover art and movie sheets.
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby KAD » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:00 pm

yep, other devices don't have a red button

click video's, then hit red button to get source menu

should have options
Media Library (if enabled)
local drives
Media Servers - select this to see list of available media servers
Network Shares
Linux Shares (if enabled)
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Re: What is overrriding my Thumbgen cover art?   

Postby thecapper » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Thanks for the help and advice KAD.
Just to give closure, I did look at the Media Server list and my computer was the only thing listed. I never did find the unwanted image file, so I got another copy of the same film, deleted everything from that folder pertaining to the old copy, put the new one in the same place and created a new thumbnail.
It worked. I really hope this practice doesn't become commonplace.

Big ups to you.
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