View Full Version : Option for higher quality images on HD300
04-21-2011, 07:13 PM
I'm sure this is probably done for performance purposes. But is it possible as an option to enable higher quality poster images for movies. They look ok, but I can tell that the quality is scaled down..
04-21-2011, 11:36 PM
Where in particular do you see an issue? The posters are scaled to the size that they are on screen (in theory at least). One gotcha is if you scaled from your server (which creates the cache for extenders) then for best results your server sage window should be at 1280x720 (assuming HD300). If your server screen had a lower resolution you might end up with images scaled down more than necessary.
That being said, I have noticed subjectively that the scaled image in the cache is not quite as good looking on screen as a full res image that is scaled on the fly by Sage. We'll investigate that some.
04-22-2011, 10:39 AM
Where are the cached images kept? So I can take a look at them on the server. I wonder if they are getting scaled too far down cause my resolution is set low on the server due to me accessing it only via rdp
04-25-2011, 11:58 AM
Are they in that userdata/cache area?
04-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Are they in that userdata/cache area?
pretty much every cached image (and other cached files) are stored in userdata/Phoenix/cache/
04-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Thanks... Quick question.. What resolution Poster(not..fantart) images is Phoenix(via BMT) supposed get for movies from themoviedb.org/imdb.com ?
04-25-2011, 04:41 PM
Also which folder in cache/imgtrans are the poster images used by the UMB when browsing movies. Is it /cache/imgtrans/phoenix-20poster ?
04-26-2011, 11:36 AM
04-26-2011, 12:57 PM
I mainly use the poster grid and the single list
04-26-2011, 01:50 PM
The items in 20poster are what you want. Just delete them all and run the Scale Fanart command from your Extender.
You might as well delete all the cached images (ie the other folders) there while you are at it......
04-26-2011, 06:37 PM
Ok, well here's an example of what I'm seeing. Does what I have outlined below sound about right?
The movie is Beerfest
BMT got this first image as a .jpg which was saved in the "phoenix/fanart/movie/" area with a resolution of 200 x300 with a DPI of 72 pixels per inch.
When scaled the image was saved as a .png and put in /phoenix-20poster/ it has a resolution of 183 x274 and DPI 72 pixels/inch.
04-26-2011, 06:55 PM
The posters in my system end up at 256x384 roughly, and those are with the server running at 1280x720 (same as the HD300).
It looks like whatever UI instance you scaled from had a resolution of 915x<something>, since they are scaled to 20% of your UI's width.
hd300 runs at 1280x720, hd200 and 100 run at 1024x576 (assuming 16x9 TV's here).
04-26-2011, 09:17 PM
Ok, So after looking around and investigating a little bit more what was actually in my /stvs/phoenix/fanart I think the problem is that BMT did not pull down the higher res images for me from tmdb at one time (I dont think this is the case due to the file names) OR something scaled them down (This is probably what happened..now what did it??)
Stuckless you are pulling the original image correct? I'm gonna say due to the filenames and the phoenix-metadata.log, these should be close or at a resolution of 1000 x 1500 (300 dpi about). For some reason most of my movies don't have the artwork at these resolutions. The filenames specified they are "original" but they seem to have gotten scaled down somehow to the 300 x 200 range but still kept the same filename in the /stvs/phoenix/fanart area..
I think I might have to re download all my fanart/posters/backdrops :bang: What's the best way to do this??
04-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Early BMT versions scaled posters to 200 wide. Sean removed that at some point so that BMT downloads the full res image.
You should just delete it all and have BMT download it again.
There's a refresh 'button' in there somewhere that should so it for you.......
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