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Skinning Logos

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    Overview

    How to skin and display logos in My Films. In most cases this is automatically handled by the plugin. However there are many ways you can customize the display of logos in your skin if you wish.

    Logos

    My Films fully supports the display of logos for media info as well as logos for categories (genres) or even countries/languages (flags) or any other logo you may wish to use. As of v 6.0.3 Certification logos are also supported as well as using regex operator to use expressions for logos rules.

    In most cases, you do not need to do anything - your skin logos will display as long as you provide: 

    1. skin controls in your skin XML files 
    2. logos with the same names as the logo rules (or modify the rules - see below under Custom Logo rules). 
      For default logo names, see the MyFilms default logos in ...\MediaPortal\Thumbs\MyFilms\DefaultLogos.

    You may store your logos in sub-folders or not, MyFilms will search sub-folders of your skin\media folder for your logos. 

    Note: Users may select which logos they wish to display:

    • skin logos (default)
    • Default skin logos
    • My Films default logos 

    Users may also select their own custom logo sets, or modify specific logo rules to display the logos they wish.

    If a user selects 'skin logos' and your skin does NOT provide logos, then MyFilms will 'fall-back' to the default logos.

    Skin XML Logos controls

    enlightened  Tip
    If you use logos ID 2012 to combine media info and category logos, make sure you leave enough space in your skin xml. MyFilms caches the logos as image files and will shrink to fit the dimensions of your logos image control.
     
    Alternatively, consider displaying the media info and genre logos separately since the number of genre logos can vary per film but there are usually the same number of media info logos for each film.

    There are four different logos controls you may use in your skin to group and display logos however you wish: 

    • #myfilms.logos_id2001 - media info and certification logos
    • #myfilms.logos_id2002 - category/genre logos
    • #myfilms.logos_id2003 - not used by default, but can be used for any other logos you wish
    • #myfilms.logos_id2012 - combines logos 2001/2002

    You may choose to display only one control or display them separately in your skin., however the default MyFilmsLogos.xml

    Note: If you do not have category/genre logos in your skin, and you include control ID 2002 or 2012 in your skin files, the default MyFilms genres logos will display. 

    Custom Logo rules

    You may choose to display logos differently, or use different logos rules, or different logos 'groups'. however then you must provide your own logos rules in:

    • ...\MediaPortal\skins\[skinname]\MyFilmsLogos.xml

    You may either:

    1. Edit the default ...\MediaPortal\MyFilmsLogos.xml  logos rules using the Logos Editor, and then copy it to your skin folder
    2. Copy the default logos rules to your skin folder and edit it manually using any editor, like Notepad++

    Note: If you have several logos with the same name in different sub-folders, then be sure to specify the relative path to select the exact logo you wish to display.

    What's Next

    If you have managed to figure out all the options for logos display, then you are done!




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