[mythtv-users] Made my own fanart but Myth's not using it

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Jul 3 09:06:52 UTC 2012

On 03/07/12 07:05, Karl Dietz wrote:
> On 03.07.2012 02:01, Ian Evans wrote:
>> Ishtar didn't have any fanart at
>> http://www.themoviedb.org/movie/12704-ishtar so I downloaded an image
>> and saved it in the fanart directory as 12704_fanart.jpg.
>> Myth however is not picking it up. Am I missing a step?
> yes
> either:
>   * contribute the art upstream so everyone can enjoy it. In return you
>     get to use the well tested automatic process for fanart.
> or:
>   * put it somewhere on the web (may be local) and add proper custom
>     metadata (e.g. MXML) see
>     http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_Universal_Metadata_Format
> contributing upstream has the nice side effect of having a backup in
> case of a disk crash, etc. pp.
He might not have wanted to upload images because of potential copyright issues. 
You don't know where he got the image(s) from. Pulling a file for your own use 
is one thing, but uploading it for others would probably result in a lot of 
lawyer's letters.


Mike Perkins

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