Extract thumbnails and video information - both or none?

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xexe Offline
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I notice in the settings rationalization that "Extract thumbnails and video information " are now bundled together.

Speaking from personal opinion this to me is a bad idea. Video information is exact and random thumbnails are not. I can see the logic why they were bundled but I really don't think the two should be.

Obviously some people will disagree with me but I cannot see an advanced settings to remedy this situation.

Update:

Edited extract from IRC discussion (spelling fixed Smile:

<xe`> Jezz_X, if you can be arsed or get a moment can you raise my opinion in a dev meeting about auto thumbanil and tagging being grouped. Post here http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=441390
<xe`> I really think these two settings should not be grouped
...
<Jezz_X> xe I have made many complaints about it myself but no one cares
<Katana`> (what is the issue you're discussing ?)
<xe`> Jezz_X, i done an update library and it fileld my handcrafted lib full of shit thumbnails Sad Cant see how to turn the damn thing off now without losing tagging = bad Sad
<xe`> Katana`, http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=441390
<Jezz_X> indeed
<xe`> can we start a petition Smile
<Jezz_X> I also hate auto random thumbs I would rather see the default icon
<Jezz_X> and it makes it harder to tell if it actually managed to scrape one
<xe`> yeah me to hence why i always had it off
<xe`> agreed
<Jezz_X> because I usually make one and upload it if non exists
<xe`> also agreed me to
<Katana`> I kind of agree with you here xe`
<xe`> i suspect alot of tvdb content is driven by this actually
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<Katana`> both are completely unrelated
<Jezz_X> indeed
<xe`> yeah well said
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<Jezz_X> feel free to copy past this log into it Smile
<xe`> doing it now


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(This post was last modified: 2009-11-20 11:31 by xexe.)
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agree, bad idea !

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spiff Offline
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why? i cannot see a single reason why you would prefer no thumb to autothumbs. sorry.
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Movies, they stick out like a sore thumb... but for any other content I want them.

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spiff Offline
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no way you're getting that granularity.

i added an advanced setting to shut you guys up in r24784.
Code:
<myvideos>
  <extractthumb>false</extractthumb>
</myvideos>
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olympia Offline
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spiff Wrote:no way you're getting that granularity.

i added an advanced setting to shut you guys up in r24784.
Code:
<myvideos>
  <extractthumb>false</extractthumb>
</myvideos>

Cheeeeers! Thanks! Cool
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xexe Offline
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spiff Wrote:why? i cannot see a single reason why you would prefer no thumb to autothumbs. sorry.

Cause they invariably suck. As least 3 of the last 100 added are pure white or black screens. Also theres a reason why tvdb ban autothumbs.

Anyways its personal taste.

spiff Wrote:no way you're getting that granularity.

i added an advanced setting to shut you guys up in r24784.
Code:
<myvideos>
  <extractthumb>false</extractthumb>
</myvideos>


Good solution thanks


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(This post was last modified: 2009-11-20 18:05 by xexe.)
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Jezz_X Offline
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I added this to the wiki btw. though I would of preferred a seperate button Smile
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