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[color="#ff0000"][b]UPDATED:[/b][/color]
Well guys, after a few days I've managed to finish a cool application that allows you to generate cool 3d thumbnails for use with PS3 Media Server without any knowledge of Photoshop or similar tools.

It's very straightforward app and it is powered by Amazon. So all you have to do is type in the movie you are looking for, be it DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray or similar and you can pick and fine tune the cover and save it to your computer.

You can use it here:
[url="http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/"]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/[/url]

Let me know if you have any issues but it should be fairly straightforward. You can make covers in a snap with a huge library of images and covers from Amazon.


[color="#ff0000"][b]VERSION 2.0 UPDATE[/b][/color]

- Optimized applying the covers. It is directly applied to the 3d cover instead of writing a temporary file making the application much faster.
- Added Horizontal and Vertical Scaling sliders for fine tuning size
- Added 6 Cover templates
- Added 7 Disc templates
- You can mix and match covers with discs.
- The Video/Audio boxes are now fully interactive (as you type it gets updated, no need pressing PREVIEW button)
- Hitting ENTER on text fields now executes searches. No need for using mouse to click on SEARCH buttons.
- The ability to completely hide video and audio boxes
- Custom URL for the image loading if you can't find things on Amazon.
- Update and polished covers to be a bit higher resolution (less compressed)

SUGGESTION:
- You should possibly regenerate your covers because the new template system is slightly (few pixels) moved and adjusted as I imported new graphics. These are much better and won't change anymore. I will be just adding different templates (other than 3d ones - like film reel design of cover, flat style covers, XBMC style covers etc)

Cheers.


Screenshot of my application:

[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/screenshot.png[/img]

Screenshots of the generated thumbnails in a few different templates that were introduced in Version 2.0:

[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample1.png[/img][img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample2.png[/img]
[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample3.png[/img][img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample4.png[/img]
[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample5.png[/img][img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/sample6.png[/img]
[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/generatedcovers/image749.9737325124443.png[/img]
[img]http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3ms/thumbnailgenerator/generatedcovers/image984.1406526975334.png[/img] Edited by Boz

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Very cool! Great job!

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Thanks Boz... nice app! (Y)

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you are the man Boz!

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(Y) Amazing work Boz!

Might finally get around to doing this for my external drive finally.

Have to say that it's a shame that the PS3 doesn't natively support images for thumbnails rather than just the clip of the movie. I would much prefer this to 5 seconds of the opening sequence.

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Great work! (Y)

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Great work Boz, I look forward to seeing your improvements upon the sight! :yes:

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Thats extremly well polished mate! Nice one :)

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Wow! On a scale of 1 to 10 YOU are eleven!

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Awesome work Boz but unfortunately Amazon doesn't have the right covers for everything. Sometimes it's only posters it has as well, not even the DVD/Blu Ray cover :(

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Hey, nice.

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[quote name='Audioboxer' post='591562504' date='Sep 11 2009, 03:28']Awesome work Boz but unfortunately Amazon doesn't have the right covers for everything. Sometimes it's only posters it has as well, not even the DVD/Blu Ray cover :([/quote]

Sure..I'll add a custom IMAGE field.. where you can copy/paste a url to an image that will load into the resizer. So even if you can't find a cover on Amazon you will still be able to apply custom ones from somewhere else.

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[quote name='Boz' post='591563568' date='Sep 11 2009, 17:45']Sure..I'll add a custom IMAGE field.. where you can copy/paste a url to an image that will load into the resizer. So even if you can't find a cover on Amazon you will still be able to apply custom ones from somewhere else.[/quote]

Nice (Y)

You should get in touch with shagrath and see if it's possible to code this into PS3MS?

It's handy being a webpage, don't need to install any software, but if you ever pull the webpage and go missing? :p

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Now just bring me an automated script that looks at all my files and goes and searches :( I almost wish you hadn't released this version Boz, most of my films are DVD rips and dont look right in the BR cover :( But still i've been making all the thumbnails.

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He said that in version 2.0 you'll be able to choose between HDDVD, DVD, film reel, BluRay boxes, so wait patiently.

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Okay.. Version 2.0 is up..

Enjoy

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This is awesome. Great work. Is it at all possible to add the ability to upload your own image or enter a url for an image, as amazon doesn't have a good 2D cover for alot of movies. Just a suggestion.

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[b][color="#ff0000"]VERSION 2.0 UPDATE[/color][/b]

- Optimized applying the covers. It is directly applied to the 3d cover instead of writing a temporary file making the application much faster.
- Added Horizontal and Vertical Scaling sliders for fine tuning size
- Added 6 Cover templates
- Added 7 Disc templates
- You can mix and match covers with discs.
- The Video/Audio boxes are now fully interactive (as you type it gets updated, no need pressing PREVIEW button)
- Hitting ENTER on text fields now executes searches. No need for using mouse to click on SEARCH buttons.
- The ability to completely hide video and audio boxes
- Custom URL for the image loading if you can't find things on Amazon.
- Update and polished covers to be a bit higher resolution (less compressed)

[b][color="#2e8b57"]SUGGESTION:[/color][/b]
- You should possibly regenerate your covers because the new template system is slightly (few pixels) moved and adjusted as I imported new graphics. These are much better and won't change anymore. I will be just adding different templates (other than 3d ones - like film reel design of cover, flat style covers, XBMC style covers etc)

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[quote name='sexypeperodri' post='591564682' date='Sep 11 2009, 22:49']He said that in version 2.0 you'll be able to choose between HDDVD, DVD, film reel, BluRay boxes, so wait patiently.[/quote]

I know, hence I said that I almost wished he hadn't released the prior version :)

Amazing work on thie Boz (Y)

[i]Edit - Seem to have an issue saving the image directly to an external drive, slightly strange but can save to desktop fine [/i] Edited by AbandonedTrolley

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[quote name='AbandonedTrolley' post='591566424' date='Sep 11 2009, 23:48'][i]Edit - Seem to have an issue saving the image directly to an external drive, slightly strange but can save to desktop fine [/i][/quote]

Unfortunately it's a security issue with Flash. No way around it unless they release a patch. I think it depends how your drive is connected. If it's USB or network that's most likely the cause. If it's internal I think it should work fine.

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[quote name='Boz' post='591566470' date='Sep 12 2009, 08:10']Unfortunately it's a security issue with Flash. No way around it unless they release a patch. I think it depends how your drive is connected. If it's USB or network that's most likely the cause. If it's internal I think it should work fine.[/quote]

Ah no worries Boz, yeah it's USB but certainly wasn't criticising your work, just another 200+ to go (Y) Edited by AbandonedTrolley

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Sweet app, just out of curiousity what is your background Boz? Do you do much web application stuff?

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Boz I forgot to mention earlier but this won't work on Chrome for me :/

[b]edit:[/b] No wait it's working now, sometimes it just loads a blank page though. Version 2.0 is awesome :) I'll have to re-do my whole collection now though LOL, will take a while.

By the way Boz, isn't it folder.png you need to save the file as?

Also example of how this looks

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k46/gavdeeimages/IMG_0088.jpg[/img] Edited by Audioboxer

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[quote name='Audioboxer' post='591570358' date='Sep 13 2009, 04:17']Boz I forgot to mention earlier but this won't work on Chrome for me :/

[b]edit:[/b] No wait it's working now, sometimes it just loads a blank page though. Version 2.0 is awesome :) I'll have to re-do my whole collection now though LOL, will take a while.

By the way Boz, isn't it folder.png you need to save the file as?

Also example of how this looks

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k46/gavdeeimages/IMG_0088.jpg[/img][/quote]


Okay..AB, you need to update to Flash player 10.. make sure you have the latest version.. I mean the code is compliant with Flash 9 but it might cause issues.. so make sure you have the latest Flash Player installed. Flash 10 Player introduced something called File Reference class that allows me to save things directly to user's hard drive which is why I published as Flash 10.

Folder.png or Folder.jpg are for folders.. I usually don't put my movies into one folder for each movie. I have folder for genres and then have all movies (files) for that genre in there. I have movie covers in a different folder named HD Movie Covers and then I tell PS3MS to read from that folder.

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[quote name='Boz' post='591570390' date='Sep 13 2009, 12:32']Okay..AB, you need to update to Flash player 10.. make sure you have the latest version.. I mean the code is compliant with Flash 9 but it might cause issues.. so make sure you have the latest Flash Player installed. Flash 10 Player introduced something called File Reference class that allows me to save things directly to user's hard drive which is why I published as Flash 10.

Folder.png or Folder.jpg are for folders.. I usually don't put my movies into one folder for each movie. I have folder for genres and then have all movies (files) for that genre in there. I have movie covers in a different folder named HD Movie Covers and then I tell PS3MS to read from that folder.[/quote]

How does that work, just name the cover file the same as the movie file name?

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