Options Movie VirtualPath

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On this screen you’re able to setup, edit and delete so called virtual video paths. Virtual video paths are pointing to these folders on your computer containing videos you want accessible in DVBViewer’s OSD Videos menu.

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[edit] Add default paths

Clicking the ‘Add default paths’ button will add your operating system’s standard video folders to DVBViewer. These are (among others) for example the My Videos folder within your user profile.

[edit] Add

Clicking the Add button opens the Edit virtual path settings window.

  • Name:
Enter a name for the folder here. The folder will be displayed in DVBViewer's OSD under the name you entered here. We recommend using a short but descriptive name. The name you enter here does not have to match the actual directory name of the folder on your drive.
  • Path:
enter (or browse to) the path to a folder that contains your videos. Clicking … lets you browse through your file system to select it. If you already know the path you can simply enter it or paste it from the clipboard.
  • PIN:
Each video folder can be secured with an individual PIN code. This is to make sure only people who know the PIN for the folder are able to see the videos contained in it. We’ve deliberately limited PIN codes to 4 digits so the PIN can easily be entered using a remote. No need to be concerned about the fact that there are already four * visible even though you haven’t set a PIN yet.


[edit] Edit

Select a video folder to be edited from the Virtual Paths list by left clicking on it then click on Edit. This allows you to change its settings, rename it or change the PIN code assigned to it.

[edit] Delete

Select a video folder to be deleted from the Virtual Paths list by left clicking on it then click on Delete. Deleting a folder only removes the folder from this list and from DVBViewers OSD menu. Your actual files are not affected.

[edit] Default View

Using this drop down list you can set a default viewing mode for your folders. This setting can easily be overridden while using the video browser but it does make sense to set your preferred view as a default here.

Choose from the following view modes:

  • List: files and folders will be displayed using a list view.
  • Small Thumbnails: Files and folders will be displayed as small thumbnail images. The size of the thumbnail is controlled by the skin you’re using. You can assign your own folder image to a folder by placing a JPG image with filename folder.jpg into the respective folder. If you want to use a cover picture for any video, simply place a JPG image using exactly the same filename as the video it belongs to right next to it, but using file extension .jpg.
  • Big Thumbnails: Files and folders will be displayed as big thumbnail images. The size of the thumbnail is controlled by the skin you’re using. You can assign your own folder image to a folder by placing a JPG image with filename folder.jpg into the respective folder. If you want to use a cover picture for any video, simply place a JPG image using exactly the same filename as the video it belongs to right next to it, but using file extension .jpg.

Examples:

  • you want to use the BluRay logo to show for your Movies folder. To do so, simply look for a copy of the BluRay Logo in JPG format, change its filename to folder.jpg and copy it into the \movies folder.
  • in your movies folder you got a video with the file name KingKong.mkv. You want to use a picture of the KingKong DVD cover to be used as cover image in DVBViewer. To do so: make sure the picture is in JPG format, then rename the picture’s file name to KingKong.jpg and copy it to the same folder that contains KingKong.mkv



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