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PostSubject: Actor thumbs in XBMC   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:38 am

Hello, first post. Let me start by thanking you for an excellent and sweet program.

I download actor thumbs, and have noticed that MC stores them across 100 directories named 00 ~ 99. Now, I would like those thumbs to be picked up by XBMC as well. How do I do this? Is there any way to tell XBMC to use this same directory (with 100 subdirs) for its actor thumbs? Or do I have to tell MC to put the thumbs in two places, one for MC itself and one for XBMC? If the second answer is the correct one, what exact path do I specify to MC to put the thumbs for XBMC?

I just noticed that under General Scraper there is an Enable Save Actor Thumbs option, with the possibility to specify two paths. What exactly would I put in the XBMC path? Something like %APPDATA%/XBMC/userdata/Thumbnails/Video? But that one path has a different set of subdirs (16+2, not 100); will MC know what to do there?

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PostSubject: Re: Actor thumbs in XBMC   Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:20 pm

Not quite that simple.

The MC actorpath is the path to the actors folder from MC.

The network path would be the path to the same folder from XBMC.

If XBMC is located on the same machine as MC then the paths would be the same.

More usual though is for XBMC to be located on a networked location which requires you to have the actor thumbs folder as a shared folder, and that you specify the path from XBMCs location.

Check this thread for a bit more info.

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PostSubject: Re: Actor thumbs in XBMC   Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:44 pm

billyad2000 wrote:
Not quite that simple.

The MC actorpath is the path to the actors folder from MC.

The network path would be the path to the same folder from XBMC.

If XBMC is located on the same machine as MC then the paths would be the same.

Sorry for being thick, I still don't get it. I did check the thread you mentioned, but it didn't clear things for me.

I have XBMC and MC installed on the same machine, so the paths, as you said, could be the same. I configured them to be so in MC (say, C:\thumbs). My problem is: how will XBMC know to go to that path to retrieve the thumbs?

Otherwise, what path can I tell MC to use, that I know before hand will be automatically picked up by XBMC?
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PostSubject: Re: Actor thumbs in XBMC   Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:27 am

The path gets stored within the nfo actor tag which is read by XBMC when it scrapes the nfo, but instead of an IMDB url, it finds a local path so avoids the downloading from the internet

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  <actor>
    <name>Pierce Brosnan</name>
    <role>Harry Dalton</role>
    <thumb>C:\thumbs\12\nm0000112.jpg</thumb>
  </actor>

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PostSubject: Re: Actor thumbs in XBMC   Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:28 am

Got it running, thanks for all the hints.
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