Here's a cool thing about the .tbn files (I am using folders for movies, this isn't an option if you are not using folders for each show)
I have a standard rez image as my folder.jpg, this shows up everywhere as it's a default name for the image for a folder.
In the TBN file, I'm use a High Resolution Image of the poster, for library use.
For my high def images, the folder.jpg is an image that contains HD in big letters, so that if the family is viewing it on the xbox, they know that HD = won't play on it.
When browsing in windows explorer, or when it's on media, the folder.jpg is used, when displayed on an XBOX running xbmc, i use the file view, and the folder.jpg is displayed (its faster), when on faster hardware, I add the movie to the library and it uses the High Resolution image stored in the .tbn file. I could just filter out the folder from scans, but I like to be able to see that the movie is available, even if it needs a different playback device.
Adding the HD and sound tags to the .tbn if it's its high def, or adding those tags to the folder.jpg if it's SD content. There's lots of options.
If more then 1 jpg are in the folder, you will see a thumbnail window effect on the folder icon, i.e. it tries to show more of the images in the folder. Using tbn's rock in that windows doesn't pick up on them.
For photoshop, you could associate the extension with photoshop. You can even add an export filter and use .tbn for exported jpg images when using the save for web option.
And with the addition of movie.tbn, there's another level of options for the icons.
just my crazy way of thinking, there's never a wrong way to organize media
Joined: Oct 2008
2008-12-23 22:09 Post: #11
XBMC Flicks - Netflix for XBMC http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=87552
XBMC Guide for adding Movies/Media
Universal Media Manager - http://universalmc.sourceforge.net/
Media Info Plus -(old product) http://sourceforge.net/projects/movieinfoplus/
Joined: Nov 2005
2008-12-24 05:57 Post: #12
Yeah, I can see how there would be lots of great reasons for having .tbn, but I still think an option to support either/or would be ideal.
fekker Wrote:...Thanks. That will help a lot.
I've associated tbn's with windows photo gallery but you still have to click on each individual one to open them. For some reason it won't let you use the next/back buttons on all the tbn's in a folder.
Joined: Nov 2003
2008-12-25 19:55 Post: #13
what you don't seem to grasp is what adding additional check means. the directory listings is already slow enough thanks to all the thumbs we have to look for, and adding even more does not make sense. if you insist on doing this, you can do your own build, see CFileItem::GetTBNFile()