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#31 OP Boz

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 20:40

Scheduled for Version 2.5:

- Further execution optimizations

- Several more templates for cover templates to offer more choices (XBMC, plain 2D with BD, HDDVD, DVD covers, Film Reel template and so on)

- Search existing covers created by users. This feature will track how you create covers with options and files you look for (anonymously of course), make a copy of your generated covers but it will allow users to search through the database of already premade covers by defining the template they want, name of the movie etc. This should allow those who don't want to make covers to search through a large number of already pre-made covers. This library could be possibly integrated within PS3MS directly and load covers based on your files. It would possibly require one addition to PS3MS when a user could generate a simple meta file for each movie that could be used to dynamically load covers based on options in the meta file. So it would become a really cool social tool where those who create covers for themselves also help those who don't and eventually create a large library of covers for use with PS3MS directly.

- Will try to allow more optimized application by pulling your list of files you want to create covers for, and it will be kind of like a playlist, the app will pull your list of movie files, load one by one as you process them, once you hit SAVE it will temporarily generate files on the server and continue with the next one in queue and once you are done it will zip all files and allow you to download with proper naming applied to your pngs.


#32 +KoL

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 20:44

That is pretty awesome Boz :D

#33 Audioboxer

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 20:53

Scheduled for Version 2.5:

- Further execution optimizations

- Several more templates for cover templates to offer more choices (XBMC, plain 2D with BD, HDDVD, DVD covers, Film Reel template and so on)

- Search existing covers created by users. This feature will track how you create covers with options and files you look for (anonymously of course), make a copy of your generated covers but it will allow users to search through the database of already premade covers by defining the template they want, name of the movie etc. This should allow those who don't want to make covers to search through a large number of already pre-made covers. This library could be possibly integrated within PS3MS directly and load covers based on your files. It would possibly require one addition to PS3MS when a user could generate a simple meta file for each movie that could be used to dynamically load covers based on options in the meta file. So it would become a really cool social tool where those who create covers for themselves also help those who don't and eventually create a large library of covers for use with PS3MS directly.

- Will try to allow more optimized application by pulling your list of files you want to create covers for, and it will be kind of like a playlist, the app will pull your list of movie files, load one by one as you process them, once you hit SAVE it will temporarily generate files on the server and continue with the next one in queue and once you are done it will zip all files and allow you to download with proper naming applied to your pngs.


Boz you should definitely try to get some help on the PS3MS forums from the coders to get a plugin made that uses your website.

The IMDB plugin currently pulls poster images off of IMDB and saves them for your movies cover art. It does so by filename, looks up the movie, then grabs the image. A plugin for PS3MS for your site could do the same thing with covers that are stored? Obviously relies on user generated covers being correct though.

#34 clotz2000

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 21:55

This is awesome Boz!! Great Work

#35 ynnoj

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 22:03

Late to the party here, but this is awesome. Looking forward to the 2D cases.

Much appreciated (Y)

#36 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:49

Absolutely love this Boz, now if only I could get PMS to play nicely with Windows 7!

#37 OP Boz

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:04

Absolutely love this Boz, now if only I could get PMS to play nicely with Windows 7!


What's the problem? Works here just fine and I'm even using the 64bit version.

#38 Aj_uk

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:01

Hi firstly great work mate, secondly bit of topic but just curious if anyone could recommend a good media server app, I am using Tversity at the moment,
but i find it a little buggy. Thanks



Ps I have been reading the neowin main page daily for over 2yrs without joining, so this is my first post, feels like i have lost my virginity all over again! ;)

#39 Jimmy0

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:07

For all your streaming needs - http://ps3mediaserver.org

Go onto the forums to find the latest build.

#40 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:15

What's the problem? Works here just fine and I'm even using the 64bit version.


Rarely detecting my PS3, have even done the install as service and have it to start Automatically. Seems the only sure fire way to get it to find it is to reinstall each time :/

Will have a hunt about to see what I can find. It's running from the BETA trial key so not sure what build it was, possibly not RTM. Might just install that.

It's only running on an Aspire Revo which I use as it's nice lower power and quiet as hell. When it's working it's lovely, when it's not it's a pain in the backside.

#41 Joel

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:21

Rarely detecting my PS3, have even done the install as service and have it to start Automatically.

I've been having some issues like that, and I've found the install as a service useless. I can't detect the PSM from the PS3 when I haven't started the interface as an admin, so the service is useless. When I lose a connection because I do an HTTP-Reset, I'm better off stopping the service if it was running and just running the program by itself. Right this minute, the service is stopped but the PSM works just fine.

#42 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:50

I've been having some issues like that, and I've found the install as a service useless. I can't detect the PSM from the PS3 when I haven't started the interface as an admin, so the service is useless. When I lose a connection because I do an HTTP-Reset, I'm better off stopping the service if it was running and just running the program by itself. Right this minute, the service is stopped but the PSM works just fine.


Will test a few things out, wondering if disabling UAC might help things as well, although not too sure. Not a firewall issue as I have even tried it dropped as well.

#43 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 14:17

Dropped the UAC all the way to 'Off' and it works perfectly now, no need for resetting or anything :)

#44 +FiB3R

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 00:33

Great app Boz, love it. Thanks for the heads up Audioboxer.

Had a few probs getting the thumbnails to display, not sure exactly what settings I changed now because I was messing about with it for so long, but in the end restarting the service sorted it.

The fact that I cant have folder.jpg for windows and cover.png at the same time is a bitch, the PS3 always wants to use folder.jpg :(

An F.A.Q on the site for common problems like I just had would be cool.

The border around the edge of the edit box is not even on all sides, and maybe having another 1 pixel border on the inside to show the actual edge would make it a tiny bit easier when trying to align the image.

Will it be possible to upload files in future revisions?

What are the best dimensions for an image you want to use?

Would it be possible to have the option to use an image with a spine, rather than repeating the image?

#45 OP Boz

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 22:58

Will it be possible to upload files in future revisions?

What are the best dimensions for an image you want to use?

Would it be possible to have the option to use an image with a spine, rather than repeating the image?


1. Unfortunately no because uploading files to the server would cost a lot of bandwith and money so I'm kind of avoiding that and trying to keep it local.

2. 320x240 is the output for the PS3MS format. But anything that fits within that middle box of an app would work.

3. Yes, I will be adding the option for custom spine on the boxes in the new version as soon as I find some time to code the new features in. So essentially you could search for an image you want to use as a spine and define it for nicer look.



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