!! ALL DEVS !! Local actor thumbs - Printable Version
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!! ALL DEVS !! Local actor thumbs - spiff - 2009-08-13 13:43
Make sure you don't miss http://trac.xbmc.org/changeset/22123
- flipped cracker - 2009-08-13 16:30
- Waffa - 2009-08-13 17:41
Yeah very cool !!!
- fekker - 2009-08-13 17:54
cool, thanks spiff
- spiff - 2009-08-13 17:57
before this gets settled; is my way of storing it acceptable or do you have a better convention to suggest? i chose to keep them out of the main folder for tidyness and the folder name to have them hidden in *nix.
- ezechiel1917 - 2009-08-13 18:19
What about having them in a seperate folder which would store all actors at same folder level as your media folders? With that you wouldn't have to have multiple copies of actors thumbs in different folders and it would be more tidier and managable for enduser? Is this possible?
- spiff - 2009-08-13 18:26
possible, but not what i had in mind. the extra code complexity is not worth it imo. the thumbs take next to none space compared to the real media.
complexity means identifying that folder (we have multipaths and whatnot). current storage scheme means it's dead simple to find the folder
- fekker - 2009-08-13 18:38
i like the way you have it, no change needed, will work for shows and movies with just a few checks and allows more granular actor info
I'm thinking along the lines that movie from 20 years ago, shouldn't really have the actor image from today with it. (which a central image store would have)
- CrashX - 2009-08-13 18:39
Do we really need multiple actor thumbs of the same actor ? Unless we want to have actor gallery.
I wonder if it is stored in the database as a single or multiple entry forr the same actor ?
- ezechiel1917 - 2009-08-13 18:39
ok, then i think your solution is fine, as there's not many ways where to store them, if it's supposed to be inside folder with media.
It's just I would prefer not having one visible subfolder for every movie/episode. Anyway your setup is better in fact that if you delete a movie, you delete all associated thumbs, with my idea it would leave you with few "dead" thumbs.