Media Pictures (mediapics)

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This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.
Media pictures


Pluto media pictures are the picture files associated to media files (mp3, mov, dvd). There are three ways to associate a picture to a media file:

1. Use pluto-admin, Files & Media > Media Files Sync a choose a media file. You can upload a picture and associate it with a media file or choose an attribute of one or more media files and set a picture file for it/them.

2. When you rip a dvd, using CDDB, the coverart of the dvd is automatically downloaded and associated with the stored dvd file. Same thing when you only play a dvd.

3. Use UpdateMedia daemon which indexes the media files for the media folders and eventually downloads the image for a mp3 or any file which has id3 tags.

The media pictures are stored on /home/mediapics.

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