Fanart keeps repeating

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contentedbloke Offline
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Hi,

I have enabled the fanart slideshow setting in the refocus skin (0.8.9.6 version) and I notice that either the fanart keeps repeating itself, or it starts off with a specific pattern everytime XBMC starts, because I always end up seeing the 4-5 fanart backgrounds everytime, with a couple of new ones every now and then. Can you tell me if there is any way to make it fully random?

P.S. This is a brilliant skin!
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Jeroen Offline
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Post: #2
Are you using an external program to get movie and tv show information by any chance?
I had this happen to me quite a while ago. Even when I deleted the actual fanart files it kept on downloading the same fanart images and the folder was flooded with dozens of duplicates. At the time I was trying out an external program (can't remember which one) and once I stopped using that the problem was gone.
In any case there's nothing I can do to make it more random. The only thing involved in the code is an xml declaration that says make the images appear random.
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contentedbloke Offline
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Actually, this isn't very random at all. I keep seeing the same pictures 50% of the time I go to the home screen. How can it be random if I see it 2 out of 4 times, every time?

Probably, it selects the fanart randomly the first time, but plays it back in the same order every time one visits the home screen and sub menus?

P.S. I don't have any external programs.
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Jeroen Offline
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Nope, it is set to random under all circumstances. If it is not appearing randomly it's probably either an xbmc issue or you have a lot of duplicates in your thumbnail cache (C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\Thumbnails\Video\Fanart)
for some reason.
Check if there's duplicates in there (you can open the .tbn files by associating the filetype with an image viewer, it's just a renamed .jpg)
In any case, I am not experiencing this behavior.
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