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Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - my4keys82 - 2013-12-20 15:27

Hi, I wonder if someone could advise me on poster and fanart support under windows.

I have a windows samba server with movies on. Each movie is in it's own folder with the following file naming conventions:

/movies/FilmNameA/FilmNameA (year).mkv
/movies/FilmNameA/FilmNameA (year).nfo
/movies/FilmNameA/FilmNameA (year)-poster.jpg
/movies/FilmNameA/FilmNameA (year)-fanart.jpg

/movies/FilmNameB/ etc...

If I add smb://IP_ADDRESS/movies as a network share via samba then the movie posters and fanart don't show up. If I map the samba share as a drive letter and add this then the fanart and posters do show. So I guess XBMC wants to treat remote shares differently for optimization reasons maybe?

Is there a way I can force XBMC to use the posters and fanart from the samba share?


RE: Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - Kib - 2013-12-20 15:31

As far as i know it should show poster and fanart from rremote shares.


RE: Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - ricarva - 2014-01-31 22:28

Any update on this? I think I'm seeing the same behaviour...


Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - Cranial - 2014-01-31 23:06

Not a windows guy, but what app is adding the movie images etc? Perhaps file permission issues showing up under smb?


RE: Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - parslej - 2014-03-01 01:08

Same for me tried everything and same issue as author of this thread:

SMB://path_to_poster -> doesnt work

Mapping share as eg Z: letter and putting

z:\path_to_poster -> works well


Can not be permission issue (same share mapped as Z: drive works) - then what's wrong ??


** EDIT **
Got some sucess re this actually
Thanks this: http://xbmc-commander.com/page2/page9/page9.html

Ive added pswd info to passwords.xml and seems starting working!

Than looks that pswd is not passed from source to thoubnails ?


RE: Poster/fanart on remote share vs local - Milhouse - 2014-03-01 03:48

Doubtful that anyone can really help unless someone provides a debug log while scraping and/or browsing your library.