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#1 Boz

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 21:28

UPDATED:
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:
http://www.worldinhi...bnailgenerator/

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.


VERSION 2.0 UPDATE

- 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:

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

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Edited by Boz, 12 September 2009 - 05:38.



#2 BoredBozirini

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 22:44

Very cool! Great job!

#3 TDQuiksilver

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:14

Thanks Boz... nice app! (Y)

#4 sn00pie

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:45

you are the man Boz!

#5 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:43

(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.

#6 Icarus ^i^

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:07

Great work! (Y)

#7 Jimmy0

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:42

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

#8 vetAntaris

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:05

Thats extremly well polished mate! Nice one :)

#9 MarkusDarkus

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:22

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

#10 Audioboxer

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:28

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 :(

#11 Joel

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 14:45

Hey, nice.

#12 OP Boz

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 16:45

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 :(


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.

#13 Audioboxer

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 17:43

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.


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

#14 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 21:34

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.

#15 BoredBozirini

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 21:49

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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