(2012-07-02 06:09)handbone Wrote: I believe Extrafanart downloads images you select to wherever you store your collection. Idk why extrafanart would freeze up, but use Artwork Downloader instead as Extrafanart is no longer being worked on
I use EmberMediaManager for movies and SickBeard for TV. I have to do a lot by hand, because SB and EMM both have their shortcomings and don't support everything that XBMC now does. But I do all this "prep" before scanning to the XBMC library. All my movies and TV Shows have all supported metadata files in the appropriate folders.
I just recently noticed, that Artwork Downloader now supports alot more stuff, than the last time checked. It is very good with auto downloading, but I like to control, what art I get and keep.
I was asking about internal workings of the skin and HOW does it handle extrafanart. Does it cache it locally or not. I have a server running 24/7 and 3 htpcs being served by it. The drives on the server are spun-down when not in use to save electricity.
Maybe, if I could ask someone in the know-how: could someone please explain if/when/why XBMC does access hard drives when browsing through library?
(2012-07-02 06:09)handbone Wrote: But take a look at the blog for improved image cache in XBMC 12
Yep, read that when it came out, very exiting.