Gen3 Moviesheets

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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

How to use Linksheets - Recommended method


Moviesheet Creation / and xml creation

The most common tool is a program called Thumbgen

A Linux Alternative can be found here

Moviesheet Naming Conventions

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


Example : Batman.mkv_sheet.jpg


Example : Batman_sheet.jpg