The Future of Fan Art | Page 2

Discussion in 'My TVSeries' started by SamFulton, September 26, 2007.

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    Does this mean "separate the wheat from the chaff"?


     
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    I am not in the know - so I have no idea what that means - but I will take your word for it. In the meantime, would it be possible to solve the overlay issue? People are putting black or white boxes on some fanart that make it completely tied to the current implementation - that text box for description cannot move without breaking many fanarts. If there was another flag such as 0000_dark_overlay20_Series_Name.png that would mean the file needs a 20% dark overlay behind the text. If a skin has a dedicated area (like the new xface) it could just ignore this - but skins are placing text on the graphic it can see if the overlay is needed.

    I must confess that I have little knowledge of how skins work - I was just throwing this out there. We can revisit the skinning idea later.

    The server I want to host this on is a dedicated server that I run one other application on. It is VERY stable, and currently has 500GB of bandwidth which can be raised for a nominal fee (2000 GB is $40).
     
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    I read that as saying that the "big thing" is a new skinning engine. Correct? :D
     
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    Hey curiouse... Can fanart be automated... It seems to always get the right one, be nice if it did it by it's self... Thanks
     
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    automatic fanart

    I too agree

    I have recently started with mediaportal (literally 2 days) so I spend ages in menu's right click, fanart only to randomly click a few just to get rid of the girl with chalk pic

    im not as obsessed as some for having my own fanart - so is it possible to at least provide the option for automatic download? that way most people wont turn it on, but i can :)

    Thanks

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    How about a rating system ? Thetvdb.com supports this, so how about "only get top rated" or "get random FanArt" ?


    cheers
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    Auto download fanart - excellent! I will definitely use this.:D
     
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    wow!

    thanks for adding this to the list :D:D:D

    and i think the options you plan are an excellent addition too! :)

    fooby :)
     
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    Unfortunately you can't get/set ratings from the API or number of votes for artwork. I think its a planned feature though. The Series/Season Banners/Posters are in the XML as highest rated first so hopefully fanart is as well, then I can set the highest rated fanart as the default like I do for the rest of the artwork.
     
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