Originally Posted by Shawn Colton
Question: Can I set MoviePoster to use the posters I selected for XBMC? I noticed it seems to scrape for a random poster of the movie I'm showing, but I would like it to use the poster I selected for XBMC. Possible? I can't seem to locate where XBMC saves the posters on my computer.
The posters (and trailers) that MoviePoster caches are stored in the MoviePoster/cache/movies directory. there is a folder for each movie in there containing the artwork and an .nfo (xml) file for the metadata. If you modify or replace the data or images thats what MoviePoster will display. The cache folder for each movie is also where you would put the motionposter files if you want to use that feature.
I chose to have MoviePoster download all posters from themoviedb.org because they seemed to be of higher quality than many that were in my xbmc library. The posters from themoviedb.org are typically 1500x1000 pixels and look pretty nice filling a 1080p display. You can use the webremote to change the poster that is shown for a particular movie. themoviedb.org typically has several versions available. To change the poster, view the 'Cache' page in the webremote, then click the 'Options' (* icon) button for the movie you want to change. On the next screen select 'Choose Alternate Poster', then pick the poster you want for that movie.
When playing content in xbmc the fallback is always to use the cache, then the xbmc cover art if MoviePoster cant find the poster on themoviedb.org for whatever reason. This is how it works for tv shows and music played in xbmc too.
So, if you turn off the 'Download Posters from themoviedb.org' option on the 'TMDB Options' tab, it will use the artwork from xbmc for the 'Now Playing' movie posters too, as long as a poster isn't already in the MoviePoster cache for that movie, in which case you'd need to remove it first. However, turning this option off also disables the automatic download of posters from themoviedb.org, so any new posters you want you'd have to manually add using the webremote. (+ icon on the cache page).
Disclaimer: I haven't tested MoviePoster much with this option turned off, other strange things might happen.
Hope that helps.