A simple method to enable cover art for all files in a folder, primarily for folders containing episodes. This came out of the thread I started on adding cover art / meta data and other users contributed to, which is located here: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7758
We all know Grid View is the bee’s knee’s, but adding cover art for every single episode isn’t a realistic solution for most users.
A similar trick to “folder.jpg” but for all files in a given folder. I’d suggest we add a “file.jpg”, and if this file is present in a folder then all files in that folder use this image as their cover art, with one additional change. Overlaid on the “file.jpg”, is a white square (black outline) in the bottom right corner, with it’s episode number inside the box.
Something like this;[[wysiwyg_imageupload:189:]]
I asked our graphic designer at work and this is what she recommended. Keep in mind I made that image so it’s quite rough. She mentioned a gradient for the white box which I attempted (poorly). Overlaying the number in the center of the cover art won’t look as nice when you have 20-30 files in a folder, and will detract from the look we’re going for. She also mentioned a page curl with the number under/over it, but that may be tricky from a programming perspective!
If this was implemented you could quickly and easily drop one “file.jpg” in each folder and be free from List View forever. It’s not that I don’t think List is great, it is, but the View page in Grid view is so much better then List view!