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.
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.
In most cases, you do not need to do anything - your skin logos will display as long as you provide controls in the skin xml files and logos with the same names as the logo rules.
Note: As of v 6.0.0, My Films supports aspect ratio and # audio channels logos for AMC4 catalog types. In addition, the default logo rules have been upgraded to display many more logos and new logos have been added to support more genres as well as Default Skin logos for MP 1.3.0.
Users may select which logos they wish to display: skin logos (default), Default skin logos, or 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 skin does NOT provide logos, then the the plugin will use the default logos, unless the user disables logos or selects logos from another skin or their own custom logos.
Skins may also provide a MyFilmsLogos.xml file in their skin folder to define their own logos rules/display. If the User selects to use skin logos the plugin will automatically search for this configuration file and use it rather than the default MyFilmsLogos.xml.
Skin Logos controls
There are four different logos controls you may use in your skin to group and display logos however you wish:
- #myfilms.logos_id2012 - combines logos 2001/2002
You may choose to display only one control, however the default MyFilmsLogos.xml rules uses 2001 for media info logos and 2002 for category/genre logos. You can display these logos combined using #myfilms.logos_id2012.
You may choose to display logos differently, or use different logos rules, or different logos 'groups', however then you must provide a MyFilmsLogos.xml file for your skin.
This file must be placed in your skin directory, i.e. ... \skins\<skin name>.
You may copy and edit the default MyFilmsLogos.xml config file directly, OR you may Customize Logos and rules using the My Films Logos Editor on the Setup > Logos Tab.
Note: When you use the Logos Editor, it will create a new xml for you: MyFilmsLogos[configname].xml After finishing your edits, you can move this file to your skin folder and rename it to MyFilmsLogos.xml.
Media Info logos
Most skins already provide logos to display media info (such as in the Video OSD). My Films provides a default MyFilmsLogos.xml (logos config) which will automatically use your skin logos IF they are in the skin\media\logos folder or any sub folders and the image file names match those in the default logos config xml. If they are not, then you may provide your own logos config file (MyFilmsLogos.xml) as described above.
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.
Some skins already provide category or genre logos. If they are located in a sub folder of your skin Media\Logos folder, then My Films will use them automatically, as long as the names match those in the default logos config/rules xml. If you wish to display category/genre logos that are in a different location in your skin, or with different image file names, then you may provide your own logos config file (MyFilmsLogos.xml) as described above.
You do not need to provide category/genre logos. If no logo config file is found in the skin directory, My Films uses the default logo config file (MyFilmsLogos.xml) in the MediaPortal user data folder.
If you have managed to figure out all the options for logos display, then you are done!