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The ImagesByName folder contains artwork that is used by MediaBrowser to enhance the overall look of Media Browser. The ImagesByName folder is often abbreviated as IBN.
 
The server will create an ImagesByName (IBN) folder within it's program data folder, located at:
 

C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName

Tip: To go directly to the logged-in user's roaming folder type %appdata% in a Windows Explorer address bar and hit Enter.
 
Inside this folder will be several sub-folders, including:

  • Artist
  • Genre
  • MusicGenre
  • GameGenre
  • People
  • Studio
  • Year
  • General
  • MediaInfo

As the server scans media it will create folders for genres, people, etc in these locations. You are then able to add images as desired using the conventions discussed in library structure.

Note: If you place new images within the Genre or Studios folders, they will not show up until you restart the server.
 
Predefined Folders
 
Artist
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops for the Music Artists
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser
 
Genre
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops like Action, Comedy, Thriller, Horror, etc.
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser if filtering by Genre
 
MusicGenre
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops like Jazz, Pop, Rock
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser
 
GameGenre
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops like Action, Shooter, Adventure

Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser

 

People
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops for Actors, Directors, etc. It is organized with subfolders by first letter, then within those are individual subfolders for each person.
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser if filtering by Actor or when viewing the Actors tab on a Movie or TV episode details screen

Studio
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops for Studios, TV Networks, etc.
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser if filtering by Studio or they will be displayed on a Movie or Tv Series details screen if the active theme supports showing them.

Year
This folder houses subfolders with icons and backdrops for Years.
Subfolders with folder.jpg files in here will show up in Media Browser if filtering by Year

 

General

This folder is used to specify icons for items / views that aren't editable in the web client, such as the Favorites or Movies by Genre items in MB Classic or other clients. If your IBN folder doesn't have a General folder, create one. To use it, create new folders inside named exactly the same as the items to want to assign icons to. Favorites are a special case in that Favorite subcategories go on the same folder level as Favorites:

 

MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorites

MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorite Books
MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorite Games
MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorite Movies
MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorite Music
MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General\Favorite TV

 

MediaInfo

This folder is used to specify custom media info (audio, video, rating, resolution, etc.) icons for use by some front-end clients (primarily MB Classic).  Under this folder you would create a folder with the name of the theme you are using (or 'All' for use by all themes without a specific folder).  Inside this folder you would put custom media info icons named in the following way:

 

  • codec_dts.png
  • codec_aac.png
  • codec_h264.png
  • hdtype_1080.png
  • aspect_235.png
  • rated_pg_13.png
  • channels_1.png

 

 

A final directory structure would look like this:
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Artist
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Genre
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\MusicGenre
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\GameGenre
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\People
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Studio
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Year

C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\General
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\MediaInfo\All
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\MediaInfo\Chocolate
 
Example IBN Folder
Here is an example ImagesByName folder with some contents to get a better idea:
 
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Artist

                                                                                                                                The Beatles\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                                Led Zeppelin\folder.jpg

                                                                                                                                Kiss\folder.jpg
 
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Genre
                                                                                                                                Action\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                                Drama\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                                Thriller\folder.png

 
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\MusicGenre

                                                                                                                                Jazz\folder.jpg

                                                                                                                                Pop\folder.jjpg

                                                                                                                                Rock\folder.jpg
 
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\GameGenre

                                                                                                                                Action\folder.jpg

                                                                                                                                Shooter\folder.jpg

                                                                                                                                Adventure\folder.jpg
 
C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\People

                                                                                                                               A\Adam Sandler\folder.jpg

                                                                                                                               D\Dennis Quaid\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                               J\Julia Roberts\folder.png    

C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Studio
                                                                                                                               BBC\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                               Universal Studios\folder.png

C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\ImagesByName\Year
                                                                                                                               2009\folder.jpg
                                                                                                                               2010\folder.jpg


Edited by Luke, 24 December 2014 - 12:51 PM.

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