Plex Media screen shots request, please...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HiFiGuy528, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Can someone post some screen shots of their Plex media? I couldn't find it on their site. Can the generic pictures in each media section be changed?
     
  2. z291977 macrumors newbie

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    I do not have screen shots, but yes the pictures can be changed. I use photos I took. Everything is fully customizable. Plex is a great app after you figure it all out. The plex forums are very helpful setting everything up. just download the program and if you do not like it, delete it. Give it a chance though, it was the best thing I ever done for my TV. I sold my apple tv's, and am happy I did.
     
  3. ethical macrumors 68000

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    if you still want some screenshots then i'll stick them up...
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will download it when I get home. I want to change the background "black" so the artwork stands out like Front Row. I'll report back with my findings.
     
  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes please. :)
     
  6. ethical macrumors 68000

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    ok, just gotta reboot as i did the iLife update, but i'll do it as soon as im back up.
     
  7. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Hope these are the ones you were after. I havnt changed any of the backgrounds for the media sorts (movies, tv shows etc), i quite like the originals.

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    sorry it took so long, two of them were too large to be attachments so i had to stick them onto flickr.
     

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  8. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Looks pretty good. TV Shows & Movies picture looks okay. I saw on the web that the Music picture is a mixing board.

    Can you use your artwork from the media instead?
     
  9. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Actually, my Preferances page is a mixing board, Music is a guy with an electric guitar. Not sure about using your own artwork for that picture, you can certainly browse by artwork when inside the Music section.

    I suggest you just download it, set it up quickly and see if you like it. Wont take long and it's free :)

    In my opinion Plex is the best media app for OS X out there. It's constantly being updated, especially with all the new applications people are writing for it (March Madness Live game coverage and already played games playing inside Plex, so no need to launch the web based player. Every South Park episode available for US citizens (so not me unfortunately :( ) BBC iPlayer, all sorts)
     
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    yes you can...

    Plex will go grab movie posters/fan art for icons/background, but you can manually add artwork for any video.
     
  12. ethical macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i cant remember whether it says this in the Wiki or not, but to add your own artwork place the image in the same folder as the movie, and give it exactly the same name as the movie, and change the extension to .tbn
    you will have to go to "Get Info" and write the new extension in there for it to actuall change, otherwise it will just be movie.tbn.jpg which wont work in plex.

    if you add this artwork before you set your content then plex will use your images, but if you add the images after the movies are in plex, then you have to either delete it all from plex and re-scan, or go through each movie and go to "Info > Thumbnail" - then down the bottom will be one called "Local Thumb", and that is yours. press 'i' to bring up the movie info.

    I use this website for my artwork, very nice HQ images for loads of movies and tv shows.
     
  13. Sky Blue Guest

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    Yeah, I figured out the artwork, thanks guys. Glad I saved all my artwork in a folder before hand.
    I found out how to manually edit the movie title. Is there anyway to edit other stuff like the description? Always can i remove the imdb rating, because it's kinda annoying.
     
  14. ethical macrumors 68000

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    not sure about those last two im afraid. try searching the Plex Forums.
     
  15. duffer macrumors regular

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    The new Aeon Stark skin is due to release tomorrow 3-30-09. Check it out. I think it is much better than the Mediastream skin.
     
  16. Sky Blue Guest

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    Plex forums was saying it would work out of the box for Plex. it's out now I believe.
     

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