Album art vs Banner

May 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM
I looked through all the documentation, but was not able to find anything about thumbnails.

Currently most shows get the banner vs album art. Is there a place in the settings to change this so that it pull down the album icon for iTunes and not the banner?

Awesome work as always!
May 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM
sorry am not aware of how iTunes works. There is just one option in Atomic Parsley for adding Album Art (which is the banner downloaded). You can disable banner downloading if you like in mcebuddy.conf

May 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Gotcha, You have so many options that I figured it was there, I just didn't know how to do it. I'll just go back to my batch file to manually update the Image.

Thank you
Feb 14 at 3:17 PM
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but this seemed the most appropriate place for the question.

I see there is a method to disable banner download altogether, but I'm still curious why some shows end up with a thumbnail having a thin horizontal aspect ratio, and some have a normal looking thumbnail. It seems to me that the "banners" are meant to be used as background art in certain media software, and are not appropriate for use as thumbnails. Is there no way to specify "cover artwork" instead of "banners" in whatever tool you use to look up the metadata (assume Atomic Parsley)? I've used other metadata software that makes use of Atomic Parsley and I've never seen the banner artwork being used as cover artwork for the files before.
Feb 14 at 4:36 PM
Good point, will look into it.

Feb 14 at 9:15 PM
can you give me an example of a show where the thumnail is stretched. I need to see what alternative optiosn exist onlnie

Feb 15 at 7:23 AM
Thanks for reporting this, I've fixed it now in the next BETA build of 2.3.15

Now it'll download the full size poster, if it cannot find that it will fall back to the FanArt midsize, if not finally it'll try to pick up the "thin" banner.

This also helped me identify another issues, where timezone differences (local v/s GMT) would cause the date to roll over near midnight and then series matching by date would fail. Now MCEbuddy checks both Universal/GMT and local time zone when matching episodes by air date.
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 2/15/2014 at 12:23 AM
Feb 15 at 1:43 PM
Edited Feb 15 at 1:43 PM
Thank you very much for looking at this so rapidly.

For completeness sake, here's the image you asked for:

Feb 15 at 5:40 PM
yes I've fixed it now. Try it out and let me know.

Feb 18 at 4:53 PM
Yes, looks good now, thank you!