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Dress up your Emby images

Posted by ebr , 23 November 2016 · 16227 views

Have you tried CoverArt? It is just one of the additional features you get with Emby Premiere.

Cover Art is available in the Server Plug-in Catalog

Cover Art is an "Image Processor" for Emby Server. It does not download any artwork. What it does is take the artwork you have (either downloaded with the normal MB providers or supplied by you) and apply different specialized treatments to those images. So, it can take a plain movie poster and make it look like a Blu-Ray case, or a beveled glass case - or take your episode images and put TV frames around them so that they look obviously like TV episodes.

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It can also do some very interesting things with Collections (box sets) or other folder types by creating images that represent the actual content that is within them.

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Cover Art does not modify any of your original artwork. It does its magic on the server before the images are delivered to the clients so you can easily switch between different styles and rest assured your original posters will remain intact.

You can select different treatments for different types of media. For example, movies can have a case style treatment while TV Series, Seasons and Episodes all have different styles. Additionally, these selections can be grouped into different Profiles which allow you to define different sets of options for different physical locations within your library.

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Cover Art can also make it easy to tell more about your media with just a glance at the cover. It has the ability to put indicator icons on the covers to show the audio or video format as well as subtitle language and if the item is 3D or not.

All of this together makes Cover Art an extremely powerful and flexible way to customize your media artwork into something much more exciting than just movie posters.

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Install Cover Art now from the server plug-in catalog and add some polish to your MB apps. You can trial it for 14 days from the time of first install. For complete information on what CoverArt can do, see here.

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Very nice.

 

Just installed for the very first time :)

I love this plug-in.

The one and only :)

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Blueeyiz702
Jul 23 2015 12:28 AM

im having problem with it loading all covers for movies,some are not showing and client keeps freezing up,and ideas? some have disc some dont?

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Blueeyiz702
Jul 23 2015 04:22 AM

i had to uninstall it,it wouldnt load movies completely and kept freezing up so mb3 wouldnt work at all! everything else loaded except movies,any help or reason why?

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i had to uninstall it,it wouldnt load movies completely and kept freezing up so mb3 wouldnt work at all! everything else loaded except movies,any help or reason why?

 

Hi there. The first time you install Cover Art it does require a little processing to create the custom images.  Once you start browsing your library and the images get created, it should be much faster from there on out.

I will give a tried, I ma just wondering how will this reflect on emby/Kodi or it doesn't integrate? and will placed extra process load on my android box?

 

Will find out soon.

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stephane.dunog
Nov 24 2016 03:12 AM

Does it work with Mac Server ? I can't see any picture

I used this and it maxes out the cpu on my not so ultra powerful server, does it load all the covers once or does it do it on the fly each and everytime?

Hi there. The first time you install Cover Art it does require a little processing to create the custom images.  Once you start browsing your library and the images get created, it should be much faster from there on out.

Sadly I used to use this plugin until it started being a real resource hog on my library. It would cause the web-interface to freeze images not to appear and general caused issues.

 

I discussed as much here:

 

https://emby.media/c...ndpost&p=384775

 

Removing it solved all those issues.

 

Sorry.

Hey Luke

 

Any chance of getting some H265/HEVC detection added in the near future, getting quite a bit of it in my collection now.

 

Cheers

 

ps. love the option to now use the codec type for covers and not the container, we had a to and fro about this sometime ago.

 

Cheers mate

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taylorbourne
Nov 28 2016 07:12 PM

Does it work with Mac Server ? I can't see any picture

 

AFAIK there is no Mac Server support

Dress up? This is a really bad product idea. The purpose of the poster image to assist the user/consumer with the content not the delivery format. If a film came out in 1985 should we make the poster image look like a VHS cassette?

Dress up? This is a really bad product idea. The purpose of the poster image to assist the user/consumer with the content not the delivery format. If a film came out in 1985 should we make the poster image look like a VHS cassette?

 

It's up each individual to decide what is a good idea for them. The plugin is about personalization. The case treatments are just one example, it has many others. 

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ShoutingMan
Dec 20 2016 09:53 AM

Dress up? This is a really bad product idea. The purpose of the poster image to assist the user/consumer with the content not the delivery format. If a film came out in 1985 should we make the poster image look like a VHS cassette?

Yes.

If the media is sourced from VHS, it can be helpful for that to shown, so you know the content is very low quality. Likewise, HD media sourced from a blu-ray can be visually distinct; this can also indicate an external player will launch.

And so on.

For me, this is useful. It makes for a simpler but more usable library presentation.

my cover wont chance to cover art only the collections cover what is that i am doing wrong?

 

 

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I'm a recent convert from PLEX to Emby.  I felt that at this time it had more to offer and more flexibility.  The one plugin I use and enjoy is this CovertArt 4.0.  All works well except for a few boxset covers.  I chose the stacked view but there are a few that are flat images.  I refreshed the metadata and re-identified the collection to the ID, but the artwork remains flat.  I tried some of the other boxset themes and they appear to work fine.  Any idea on this?  Thanks.

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HI.  What is different about those collections?  How many members do they have?