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We'll discuss both in a moment.
 
We'll discuss both in a moment.
  
'''Linksheets Requirements'''
 
  
1. The theme in use must support linksheets
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== '''Linksheets Requirements''' ==
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'''1. The theme in use must support linksheets'''
  
 
To be linksheets compatible the theme must include the following edits depending on which view is selected
 
To be linksheets compatible the theme must include the following edits depending on which view is selected
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  <image image="@@focused_title" x="0" y="0" w="1280" h="720" bg="1"/>
 
  <image image="@@focused_title" x="0" y="0" w="1280" h="720" bg="1"/>
  
2. If linksheets is going to be used combined with Media Library ON or with use of .xml files, then <filename>.xml must be edited
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'''2. If linksheets is going to be used combined with Media Library ON or with use of .xml files, then <filename>.xml must be edited'''
  
 
Linksheets will not work with Media Library or xml files unless <title>filmnamehere</title> is removed from your xml's
 
Linksheets will not work with Media Library or xml files unless <title>filmnamehere</title> is removed from your xml's
  
'''How to use Linksheets - Recommended method'''
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'''3. Naming Conventions'''
 
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'''Settings'''
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'''Moviesheet Creation / and xml creation'''
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The most common tool is a program called Thumbgen http://thumbgen.codeplex.com
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A Linux Alternative can be found here http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5255
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'''Moviesheet Naming Conventions'''
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for Gen3 there is only one naming schema that should be used
 
for Gen3 there is only one naming schema that should be used
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  Example : Batman_sheet.jpg
 
  Example : Batman_sheet.jpg
  
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'''4. Moviesheet Creation / and xml creation'''
  
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The most common tool is a program called Thumbgen http://thumbgen.codeplex.com
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A Linux Alternative can be found here http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5255
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'''How to use Linksheets - V1 Recommended method'''
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'''Settings'''
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'''How to use Linksheets - V2 Depreciated method'''
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Manually Rename your files as follows. This was referred to as MSheetDir Method on prior devices.
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Files
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<movie-file-name>.<ext>_sheet.jpg  -- Change to --> <movie-file-name>.<ext>
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Example : Batman.mkv_sheet.jpg  -- Change to --> Batman.mkv
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Folders
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<folder-name>_sheet.jpg
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Example : Batman_sheet.jpg
 
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Revision as of 16:53, 17 March 2015

Gen3 aka (WD Streaming Media Player or SMP) has official supported methods for moviesheets as well as WDLXTV theming methods.


Official Method for Moviesheets

To my knowledge all themes support the official method.

There is an official built in scraping tool to get and display moviesheets.

Limitations and Requirements on official Method

1. Media Library must be ON for the internal scraper to work

2. Moviesheets will not work with folders only with files.

3. Moviesheets are not static (ie. the scraper will download multiple background pictures. The WD will cycle through these backgrounds)

4. Synopics, Plot, Actors, Genre and other info are stored in a separate <filename>.xml

WDLXTV Methods for Moviesheets

WDLXTV introduced a method called "Linksheets"

Linksheets are nothing more than a special way to display your moviesheet.

Due to development and improvements in the process, there are 2 different idea's about how linksheets works.

We'll discuss both in a moment.


Linksheets Requirements

1. The theme in use must support linksheets

To be linksheets compatible the theme must include the following edits depending on which view is selected

<image image="@@browse_text" x="0" y="0" w="1280" h="720" bg="1"/>
<image image="@@focused_title" x="0" y="0" w="1280" h="720" bg="1"/>

2. If linksheets is going to be used combined with Media Library ON or with use of .xml files, then <filename>.xml must be edited

Linksheets will not work with Media Library or xml files unless <title>filmnamehere</title> is removed from your xml's

3. Naming Conventions

for Gen3 there is only one naming schema that should be used

Files

<movie-file-name>.<ext>_sheet.jpg
Example : Batman.mkv_sheet.jpg

Folders

<folder-name>_sheet.jpg
Example : Batman_sheet.jpg

4. Moviesheet Creation / and xml creation

The most common tool is a program called Thumbgen http://thumbgen.codeplex.com

A Linux Alternative can be found here http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5255


How to use Linksheets - V1 Recommended method

Settings


How to use Linksheets - V2 Depreciated method

Manually Rename your files as follows. This was referred to as MSheetDir Method on prior devices.

Files

<movie-file-name>.<ext>_sheet.jpg  -- Change to --> <movie-file-name>.<ext>
Example : Batman.mkv_sheet.jpg  -- Change to --> Batman.mkv

Folders

<folder-name>_sheet.jpg
Example : Batman_sheet.jpg

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