Originally Posted by Balthazar2k4
I am not necessarily looking for anything fancy, but at the bare minimum I would like to have the poster art shown when using network shares. All of the other superfulous stuff like plot summary, actors, etc., I don't need. I have younger kids and would like to have them visually recognized the film rather than having to ask my wife or myself for assistance.
Originally Posted by Brajesh
Unfortunately, over network it won't display the posters. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
If it works the same as the AIOS I used to own, then all you need is to download / make a poster.jpg and place it in the folder. Rather than doing this manually, I would recommend using ThumbGen (I know this is use for the Mede8er and WDTV mainly), which will scrap the poster, metadata, art work etc. All you have to do is change the settings within ThumbGen to where it only scrapes the poster.jpg files.
This will be the fastest and easiest way to get all of your movies with a poster.jpg file in every movie folder. However, if you end up trying ThumgGen (which is free by the way), I would recommend to do all of the scrapping manually. Since the auto scrapping get the wrong information most of the time.
Here's an example of what I used to scrape with ThumbGen. I would go to my movies and press the blue button on the remote, and the AIOS would recognized the art work, and would show this:
The AIOS was awesome, until on the laster FW, the blue button would not access the art work / movies in alphabetical order. So, my kids and wife got tired of scrolling down / up until they could find the movies they wanted to watch. Anyway, you can adjust / modify what you want to be scrapped within ThumbGen. It is a pretty nice tool.
Or you can also try MyMovies. The free version will let you download poster.jpg files only. It is also an easy software to use.