Options Music VirtualPath
On this screen you’re able to setup, edit and delete so called music virtual paths. Virtual paths are pointing to these folders on your computer containing music or more general audio files you want accessible in DVBViewer’s OSD Music menu.
Add default paths
Clicking the ‘Add default paths’ button will add your operating system’s standard music folders to DVBViewer. These are (among others) for example the My Music folder within your user profile.
Clicking the Add button opens the Edit virtual path settings window.
- Enter a name as description 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.
- enter (or browse to) the path to a folder that contains your audio files. 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.
- Each music 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 play the audio files 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.
Select a music 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.
Select a music 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.
Using this drop down list you can set a default viewing mode for your folders. This setting can easily be overridden while using the music 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 using 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 individual audio file simply place a JPG image using exactly the same filename as the audio it belongs to right next to it, but using file extension .jpg.
- Big thumbnails: Files and folders will be displayed using 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 individual audio file simply place a JPG image using exactly the same filename as the audio file it belongs to right next to it, but using file extension .jpg.
- You’ve got an .mp3 file called In a gadda da vida.mp3 and you want to assign the proper album cover to this file. To do so, first find a JPG version of the album cover (or any other JPG you find fitting), name it “In a gadda da vida.jpg” and copy it into the same folder as “In a gadda da vida.mp3”.
- Lets’ say you got a subfolder for the band \emporer within your \music folder and would like to assign a special folder icon for the \emporer folder. To do so, find a matching picture, make sure it is in JPG format, name it folder.jpg and copy it into the \music\emporer folder.
Guidelines for displaying thumbnails:
- First, DVBViewer checks if there is a .jpg file with the same filename as the song in question.
- If there isn’t, DVBViewer checks if there’s a folder.jpg in the same folder as the song.
- If this fails as well, DVBViewer will use any other jpg file available.