DON'T Use Series Title for TV Series <Series Fanart> Artwork

I guess I never messed with TV series artwork before. Rewatching Mad Men, and don’t like the TMDB default series fanart at all.

Incredibly “fanart.jpg” works, but “Mad Men (2007)-fanart.jpg”, as Infuse instructs (same as movie naming convention) in Overriding Artwork and Metadata>TV Show Artwork, doesn’t. Must of course put the file in the root folder also (same folder containing the Season folders).

Many thanks to @FLskydiver for posting pic below 4 years ago. I’m embarrassed to say how much time I wasted.

There’s definitely a difference in image files name formats between movies and TV episodes; based mostly on a movie being a single entity and a tv series dozens or hundreds of separate entities grouped together.

You might have misread the published guidance (which is here; scroll down to “TV Show Artwork”).

Usage details

Episode image
seriesname/season 1/episodefilename.jpg

Season poster
seriesname/season 1-poster.jpg

All Seasons poster

Series poster (available only while using Library)

Series fanart

Series logo

The “seriesname” followed by the slash indicates that “seriesname” is the season folder: TV Show (2023)…

And the rest (for example, “poster.jpg” or “fanart.jpg”) are files within the “seriesname” folder. Note that they do not include the seriesname or year.

Movies will include the full title and year in the image type filenames because lots of users put multiple movies all in the same folder, and this is necessary for Infuse to determine which image goes with which.

You’ll notice something similar when TV episodes are all grouped together in the same folder: the full episode name will precede the “-thumb.jpg” suffix — my original preference — but one I now see is completely unnecessary for clear reasons.

Hey, I’m so happy to have helped you get things sorted!!

Sorry it took you too long go dig the post up but I’m glad you did, and glad it helped. I really appreciate you saying so.

Hit me up if you have any other issues.
Blue skies!


Man, I go to bed embarrassed and wake up embarrassed. Yep, my scrambled brain read “seriesname/fanart.png” not as the folder hierarchy, but as the explicit naming convention. I was wondering why the hell the forward slash was used instead of a dash, ha ha.

@FLskydiver thanks again for straightening me out. You are always aware that you are teaching, not just conveying info. Not everyone does that. Sorry you had to take the time.

I’ve got to somewhat redeem myself by proudly adding my link to a noob tip guide I wrote up the other day (based upon a guide created by someone who actually knows how) to creating your own SSL Certificate Authority and Self-Signed Certificate in Keychain. It took me days to finally create my own NAS cert, but I did it! Included a plug to Infuse of course. This is a Mac crowd, after all…

My apologies to the fine folks at Infuse for incorrectly putting the blame on them.

I may start using this as my signature:
I’m just an old man eating stewed tomatoes from a can (State of Grace 1990).

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:joy: !!

Ah, man, don’t sweat it! It was easy to miss, which is why I thought I might point it out. You certainly aren’t the first. :slight_smile:

I’ve spent a lot of time playing with Infuse (and I have a lot more spare time than I’d prefer), so when I see some things I think I might be able to help with, I figure its worth a shot trying to share what I’ve learned so other people might enjoy using Infuse, too.

Granted my efforts don’t always go over quite this well :grimacing:, but kind replies like yours keep me working at it.

Also, I figure if I can spare our hard-working moderator @NC_Bullseye a post or three, it might make up for all of the times he has to delete one of my ‘spirited’ replies. :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth::zipper_mouth_face:

Blue skies, my friend!

[Edit] P.S. thanks for the link to the write up! I’m checking it out!

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