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Kodi not showing posters

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Oz_Steve
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Kodi not showing posters

Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:26 pm

Hi,

I am on version 4.1.

I followed the steps to connect to Kodi. But I am unable to get posters to show. How does the NFO work?

I have poster.jpg and folder.jpg in the folder of the movie. So I need to name them the sane as the file name?
Can MovieNow download posters from the web of the movies that are playing?


Everything else works great :)
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 pm

Yeah it only works for me when actually playing a movie. Now playing is fine. Coming soon there are no posters. Blank screen with the banners.
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:12 pm

I don't get anything when playing a movie. Just a black screen with the bottom banner. All setting seem correct in both Kodi (was working with that other app)

If anyone could share a screenshot of both Kodi and MovieNow would be ideal
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:36 am

check this screenshots
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:50 am

Thanks for that.

All set correctly.

Now, my movies are stored on a NAS and it has a use name and password to access (all OK from Kodi)
All on the same network
With a port scanner, I can see Kodi/Pi/NAS

But still unable to get anything to display when playing a movie?

Also, when I stop a movie, will it play random posters (as that's what I want)

I'll end up making a 'coming soon' folder to use.

So, what I am trying to do:

MovieNow plays 'coming soon' posters from a repository on the Pi
When I play a movie via Kodi, it take the poster.jpg from the movie directory on the NAS and displays it


So, to get it running, what am I missing?
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:59 am

Unfortunately doesn't work. I tried with the nfo section enabled and disabled (like you have in the pic you posted) and same thing blank screen. I know my settings are correct as I have the movieposterapp installed as well and it works. How does movienow try to access the kodi nfo's? My nfo's are on a synology NAS and I gave the pi permission to the folder vis NFS. I tried via wifi and ethernet.
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:03 am

So, when I play a movie it changes to Now Playing and if I pause I see Intermission.

Just no posters????????
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:05 am

gkron wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:59 am
Unfortunately doesn't work. I tried with the nfo section enabled and disabled (like you have in the pic you posted) and same thing blank screen. I know my settings are correct as I have the movieposterapp installed as well and it works. How does movienow try to access the kodi nfo's? My nfo's are on a synology NAS and I gave the pi permission to the folder vis NFS. I tried via wifi and ethernet.
I also have a Synology NAS. What permissions and what user did you give?

Also, where is the NFO file? Do I need to create one? if so then what do I add into it?
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 am

I didn't give it a user just gave the ip address that the pi is using nfs permission to the web folder. I have each movie in its own folder and the nfo resides there. Also I use tiny media manager to create the nfo's. Kodi can do it for you if you export the library.

Do we need to be on Kodi 18 for this to work? I'm on 17.6 currently
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Re: Kodi not showing posters

Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:12 am

gkron wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 am
I didn't give it a user just gave the ip address that the pi is using nfs permission to the web folder. I have each movie in its own folder and the nfo resides there. Also I use tiny media manager to create the nfo's. Kodi can do it for you if you export the library

Okay so I don't have ANY NFO files. What is in them that MovieNow needs?

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