Bug #806

Video titles do not flow under cover art image?

Added by Girish Patel over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:12/13/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

100%

Category:User interface
Target version:3.4
Found in version:3.3.319 Platform:PS3

Description

I've just set up a cover for a video file. I looked at it on screen and realised that nearly all of the video title was missing as the text does not flow to a next line. A picture is attached so you can see what I mean. The text does not fit after the space has been taken by the image. Would it be possible for the text to flow underneath? So you could read the title correctly.

showtime-text.jpg (44.1 KB) Girish Patel, 12/13/2011 12:54 AM

DSCF2528.JPG (2.77 MB) Girish Patel, 12/14/2011 09:12 PM

Associated revisions

Revision 3d6c6cf8
Added by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

theme: Move video title above image

Fixes #806

Change included in version 3.3.329

History

#1 Updated by Rusty Unknown over 9 years ago

I vote having the title above or below the cover image also.

#2 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

I think having the title above (left aligned) would be better, and the duration below (aligned to the right)

#3 Updated by Jérôme S. over 9 years ago

Since when is there cover support Andreas ?
I'm using 3.3.2xx and I have no cover with mkv (added it as attached file with mkvmerge), is that normal ? Did I use a too old version, or a bad way in attaching cover ?

#4 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

If you have a file in the same directory that have the same name (except the file type postfix) and is an image, then it will be used as a cover.

Like this:

District-9.mkv
District-9.png (or .jpg or .gif)

Note that this does not work with uPNP (yet.. unclear if it ever will)

#5 Updated by Jérôme S. over 9 years ago

Ok. And about inside mkv attachement and through UPnP ?

#6 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

It's really the upnp servers responsibility to add a cover to the item.
Not sure if there are any upnp servers that does that. Twonky perhaps?
OTOH i'm not even sure if showtime supports that currently for video items (easy to add though)

mkv attachments... Never seen such a file in the wild. If you have one, please create a new ticket and attach it.

#7 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

OTOH i'm not even sure if showtime supports that currently for video items (easy to add though)

Can you please add this as you say it is easy to do so. I'd like to give it a try. My upnp server works for Audio files so video files might work.

Thank you.

#8 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Target version set to 3.4

#9 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#10 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

Girish Patel wrote:

Andreas Öman wrote:

OTOH i'm not even sure if showtime supports that currently for video items (easy to add though)

Can you please add this as you say it is easy to do so. I'd like to give it a try. My upnp server works for Audio files so video files might work.

This is fixed now. Showtime now displays the default (ugly) images from the twonky server.

Thank you.

#11 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

I've just scrolled through my video list (stored on my NAS) in Showtime. There was one video that displayed something! It wasn't a cover but a black rectangle. The file was a m4v file that has the text below in the media info file.

General
Complete name : Y:\The Tourist (2010).m4v
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Sony PSP
Codec ID : MSNV
File size : 2.61 GiB
Duration : 1h 43mn
Overall bit rate : 3 617 Kbps
Movie name : The Tourist
Performer : HolyRoses
Genre : Action
Encoded date : UTC 2010-12-10 07:00:00
Tagged date : UTC 2011-02-25 06:13:40
Writing application : HolyRoses
Copyright : © 2011 HolyRoses. All Rights Reserved.
Cover : Yes

So it states there is a cover attached. Now I just need to work out why it shows a black box instead of the actual cover :)

Also this is one file that Showtime does not play so I'm going to have to convert to mkv at some point.

#12 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Can the 'Duration' be positioned under the image instead of to the right of the image? So then the image can fit all the way across the box. It would look a lot neater. :)

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