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#21 BAlGaInTl OFFLINE  

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:22 AM

I was not clear and actually mean for live TV tiles in ET e.g under "now playing" and "upcoming programmes" all listings are currently pascal colours (in my setup).

 

Ah.  I don't have that problem currently... 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

Okay...

 

So I figured out how to trick Emby Server into creating the library poster you want.  I'll do a more detailed explanation later, but here is the short version.

 

1. Create a Folder accessible to Emby and put the 4 images you want to use in it.  I called my folder customposter.

2. Manage server and "Add Media Library".

3. Choose Content Type "Photos"

4. Pick a display name.  I called mine customposter again

5. Add a folder to the library and point it at the folder from step one.

6. Click Ok

7. Wait Patiently.... I Rescanned my library, but I don't know if that is needed.

8. Go and grab the poster.png file in the directory for that library.  I used directions in this post to figure that out.

9. Once you are done, you can get rid of that library.  Or, you can keep it (I made mine so only I see it) to create more custom posters. 

10. Because I just feel better about having 10 steps.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

Really? Ok I'm trying this out when I get home. I had never even thought to do this, but it totally makes sense. Pretty clever there, Sport!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

It definitely works.

Here is a quick one I did with that method for testing.

Attached File  Screenshot_20170316-140226_crop_334x185.png   109.21KB   28 downloads

Excuse the small size... I took a screen capture from my phone and cropped it.

Edited by BAlGaInTl, 16 March 2017 - 02:08 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

This is great. My dynamic images sometimes change over time for some reason (or no reason) and it's nice to know that we can sort of force the representative content images to just the ones we want rather than relying on Emby to select them for us. This way, I can save these and if/when they change, I can just quickly change them back to the ones I want.

Good stuff.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

This is great. My dynamic images sometimes change over time for some reason (or no reason) and it's nice to know that we can sort of force the representative content images to just the ones we want rather than relying on Emby to select them for us. This way, I can save these and if/when they change, I can just quickly change them back to the ones I want.

Good stuff.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

I played around with the exact images that I used to make mine... here is what Emby came up with.  Not too bad:

 

 

58cb095f80860_custom.png


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

Any idea where poster.png is stored if you have Emby set to NOT store metadata with library?

I assume its not called poster.png because there would be more than one

 

 

 

 

 

Okay...

 

So I figured out how to trick Emby Server into creating the library poster you want.  I'll do a more detailed explanation later, but here is the short version.

 

1. Create a Folder accessible to Emby and put the 4 images you want to use in it.  I called my folder customposter.

2. Manage server and "Add Media Library".

3. Choose Content Type "Photos"

4. Pick a display name.  I called mine customposter again

5. Add a folder to the library and point it at the folder from step one.

6. Click Ok

7. Wait Patiently.... I Rescanned my library, but I don't know if that is needed.

8. Go and grab the poster.png file in the directory for that library.  I used directions in this post to figure that out.

9. Once you are done, you can get rid of that library.  Or, you can keep it (I made mine so only I see it) to create more custom posters. 

10. Because I just feel better about having 10 steps.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

Any idea where poster.png is stored if you have Emby set to NOT store metadata with library?

I assume its not called poster.png because there would be more than one

 

Check out this post:

 

https://emby.media/c...se/#entry428187

 

It will be in  /metatadata/library

 

You can use the ParentId to find the folder (first 2 characters). Then there should be a folder for the whole ParentId.

 

That is where you will find poster.png

 

I'm running a linux docker server though... so it may be slightly different.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

Yay finally.....

 

58cb578c91d8e_poster.png

 

Had a bit of a fight to get it to work. Actually think it was a mistake to name the folder and library both Poster. Either it didn't like them having the same name or Poster is a reserved name or something. It wouldn't generate a composite image from the images in the Poster folder / library, and it wouldn't even show the files in that folder / library. Worked fine when I deleted and renamed everything though.

 

..... or maybe its just coincidence.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:16 AM

For Trailers if anyone's interested...

 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:31 AM

Might have to acquire a Freeview image... for Australian users ;)


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

Great work guys, using all these.

How did you change the Live TV image ?

 

Anyone ?


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:13 PM

Great work guys, using all these.

How did you change the Live TV image ?

 

Anyone ?

 

Did you find it ?

 

In My Media I have a Live TV entry...

 

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You just hover over that till the Three Dots thing appears and click on Edit Images.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

Does anyone know of a secret sauce to get Emby to make a new stripy thing a bit quicker. Am trying to make one for TuneIn from 4 photos in a folder but its taking days. Have tried restarting servers and rescanning libraries - do I just have to (try to) be patient ?

 

5a18961ded935_EmbyStripyTuneIn.jpg


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

Does anyone know of a secret sauce to get Emby to make a new stripy thing a bit quicker. Am trying to make one for TuneIn from 4 photos in a folder but its taking days. Have tried restarting servers and rescanning libraries - do I just have to (try to) be patient ?

5a18961ded935_EmbyStripyTuneIn.jpg

It shouldn't take that long at all.

What type of album did you create?

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:03 PM

It shouldn't take that long at all.

What type of album did you create?

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

Home Videos & Photos

Hmmmm...

I don't have access to my server right now, but try changing the library to just "Photos" and doing a library scan.





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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:15 PM

Hmmmm...

I don't have access to my server right now, but try changing the library to just "Photos" and doing a library scan.





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Photos doesn't exist any more, think it got merged with Home Videos. Or it morphed into Home Videos and Photos.

 

Maybe I'll try Unset.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

Home videos & photos has all the features that the Photos type had before.


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