Hi, i am trying to apply Genre backdrops (1 for each) but cant seem to get them to work..I am using the default them in MB, and have the folder structure in place…C:\programdata\mediabrowser\imagesbyname\genre,and in the genre folders i have the sub folders Action, Adventure e.t.c all with their png images named folder…Is it possible just to place a backdrop in there, and if so, should they be png or jpeg images??I have read several different ways on here, but that is using other themes, so can this work in the default theme? Thanks.
Also when using Subdued theme (sorry I do not use it nowdays), make sure to unlock the setting:
Then enable backdrops if it not enabled:
I just test it and it working, I had to put backdrop image for war (tank) :)
Default theme does not allow for backdrops in all views. You will need to try another theme.
That said your setup looks good assuming you are using the default genres. I believe if you have non default ones to like “Super Heroes” for example these may need to go in the IBN/general.
Hi, and thanks for the replies for help..I have installed the Subdued theme, but i cannot get the genre backdrops to show be it png or jpg..My IBN folder has all the genres in there named folder, the same as the people folder has all the actors in there and these all show fine..The General/Year/Mediainfo & Studio folders are empty, so do i have to create a folder in the General???I have placed a war backdrop in C:\programdata\mediabrowser\imagesbyname\genre\war, but it only shows the war icon when viewing by genre…I only see my start up folder background unless i enter a movie folder, in which case i see the correct backdrops for the movie…I just know this should be a simple thing which makes it all the more frustrating…Thanks. – Trev22
The folder should be in IBN as example:
C:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\ImagesByName\Genre\War C:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\ImagesByName\Genre\War\folder.jpg C:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\ImagesByName\Genre\War\backdrop.jpg
After that, run MB Service (in your system tray) with these options selected:
Wait till it done then open MB and test