You're in luck.
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Compressed textures for FanArt - testing here with XBMC 2009-10-05 (r23431) or newer
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2011-07-27 05:29 Post: #381
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2011-09-15 22:53 Post: #382
kiboy6 Wrote:You're in luck.
PROBLEM: 1700 video files, scrolling with fanart on was intollerable.
SOLUTION: Read the thread (... ok, well, most of the thread), and then used the info at How to increase the speed of XBMC Dharma with NVIDIA ION GPU's by using *.dds fanart instead of *.jpg fanart files
Even added my own .02 to update the bat file for Win7 64-bit users.
RESULTS: On my Zotec MB with Nvidia graphics, I am now able to turn background fanart on again.
Scolling is smooth!