TheTvDB v3.0 TVSheetGenerator - A program for Windows users who want to create movie sheets and thumbnails for TV Shows (Series, Seasons and Episodes).New revision 5.4 available. Easier to use, more flexible and with several new functions and templates for Showcase mod.
Compared to previous official release, 5.2, the following changes have been included in Revision 5.4:
# Added MENU Option to "Manage Settings" with the ability to create, change, load and show sets of setting options for different resolutions etc
# Included new templates and settings for Cylent's Showcase mod
# Added possibility to automatically create a Msheet configuration file for series, season and episode level folders. This is for Msheet 2.10 and later.
# (Activate this functionality by setting the config parameters that you want to use on the Menu "Manage Settings")
# Added possibility to have different sheet and thumb size/resolution for series, season and episode sheets
# Added menu option to generate demo folders with dummy <episode name>.avi files
# Added possibility to create an overlay on series, season and episode sheets and thumbs with 'series name' / 'Season n' / 'Episode n'.
# (Activate this function on the Menu "Manage Settings", "Manage other steering parameters")
# Included overlay image files created by dnicks for the above overlay functionality - for seasons and for episodes and for a couple of series names.
# (Ask dnicks if you need an overlay image with the name of a series that isn't included in this release - see the Templates\Images\Overlays folder).
# (dnicks can be reached via personal message, PM, on www.wdtvforum.com.)
# New option to skip creating sheets for "Specials" (Season 00 or 99)
# It is now possible to select COVER or PREVIEW for thumbnails independently for Series and Seasons
# The downloader now removes duplicate episode folders when a new episode is added with the same number as a previous one. For example when episode name has changed.
# Sheet examples are now in the "Example Sheets" folder instead of in the templates folder
# Statuswindow that is shown during processing of multiple series is now properly hidden after processing
# Restructured the main MENU and removed options that are no longer valid/needed and moved some under "Manage Settings".
# Added 1280x720 prefix to default template names to create consistency with all other template names (may mean that existing users may need to reselect templates)
# Option to download new and updated sheet templates from internet (under "Generate Templates") on the Menu
# Added menu option to set a naming convention for season folders and season sheets, like earlier implemented for episodes.
# (on "Manage Settings", "Manage other steering parameters")
Download link (revision 5.4):http://www.mediafire.com/?ym2iom3ojli
I dedicate this release to dnicks for his creative input and work and to Cylent for his help and for his awesome Showcase mod.
For all who have already downloaded 5.3: I'd prefer if you now download 5.4, it is better!
To display the TV Sheets that are generated by TheTvDB v3.0 TVSheetGenerator you need to have a tv/movie sheet application installed on your wdtv. Msheet from TiTi is recommended.
The new Showcase osd mod from Cylent includes a modified version of Msheet and so does Cylent's WD-TV Mod, that has been developed exclusively for TV Shows:
WD-TV Mod designed exclusively for TV shows and for Msheet Mod & now The TvDB TVSheetGenerator.
There are now 2 versions of the Mod (Wide or Poster)...
WIDE TV SHOWS WIDE BROWSE WIDE EPISODE LIST WIDE EPISODES
POSTER TV SHOWS POSTER BROWSE POSTER EPISODE LIST POSTER EPISODES
WD-TVTry our new player
POSTER VIEW VIDEO DEMO
WIDE VIEW VIDEO DEMO
WD-TV POSTER VIEW OSD MOD + MSHEET POSTER VIEW MOD
WD-TV WIDE VIEW OSD MOD + MSHEET WIDE VIEW MOD
WD-TV WIDE VIEW OSD MOD + MSHEET WIDE VIEW MOD + TV FILES & FOLDERS STRUCTURE
Please take a mintue to read the "Please README.txt" file included.
Credits: B5fan / dnicks / Ernis / Titi / & Scott Zsori (TVDB web designer) for permission.
Special Thanks to Ernis who has given up a lot of his time and converted my TViXie templates to The TvDB TVSheetGenerator format, it has been a week long process with lots of design,technical collaboration and patience (me changing the design,and him having to start coding the template again
Also thanks to him Beta Testing my WD-TV mod his help and assistance is very much appreciated.
The OSD Mod + Msheet + TheTvDB v3.0 TVSheetGenerator are all designed to used as a suite.
The TVSheetGenerator program was originally created by B5Fan and has been enhanced by dnicks, Ernis and Cylent. Original thread: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2379.0
. This has now been developed into an automated sheet and thumbs generator for TV Shows, reading information from theTVDb.com and generating sheets nad thumbnails for WDTV that can be displayed by TiTis MSHEET application (or LaurentG). The best effect is when you use Cylent's OSD mods (including msheet).
The TVSheetGenerator is written in scriptcode using a freeware called Mortscript (included):
To install the TVSheetGenerator:
1) first download the following rar file (revision 5.4)
2) Unrar into a folder on your local hard drive. This will create exe files, script files and a couple of subfolders.
3) Read the ReadMe.txt for instructions.
4) Run the TheTvDB v3.0 Menu.exe program. The first run will create an INI file with default parameters. These can be changed via the Menu option "Maqnage Settings". (INI file from earlier versions are not overwritten, it continues to be valid)
5) The first menu item is where you start using the program. It allows you to start dowloading information and generating sheets for a new TV Series so that is normally the first thing you will want to do.
You will find the generated sheets and thumbs in a subfolder called "Target" (the path to the target folder can be changed from the manage settings menu).
A couple of How-To's:
* To generate sheets suitable for Showcase mod: Go to "Manage Settings". Select "Load values from a stored Settings file". Choose one of the 1280x459_Showcase settings and click OK. Start downloading and/or generating your sheets on the main menu.
* To generate sheets suitable for WD-TV mod: Same as above, but select one of the 1280x459_Default settings files.
* To generate full screen sheets: Same as above, but select one of the 1280x720_Default settings files. This is the original default setting. This is what you get if you don't load other settings.
Once you have loaded suitable settings, you can start testing other things, for example choosing another template. There are several nice templates, in addition to the default ones. See examples in the "Example Sheets" folder.
The program will take care of the rest. The sheets and images and downloaded data are stored in subfolders to the program folder, named the same as the series name. In a final step the sheets and thumbnails are copied and renamed according to msheet standards into a "target directory". By default this is a subfolder named "Target", but you can change that on the settings menu if you wish.Common support issue: If the sheet generation ends with "Folder does not contain folder_sheet.jpg" error, you most likely need to install a patch from Microsoft:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en
Fix to avoid black cmd windows popping up: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3841.msg41518#msg41518
If you use Cylent's WD-TV OSD mod, see above for how sheets will look. If you use another OSD mod, the generated sheets will look something like this when displayed by msheet on the wdtv (apologies for the cell phone quality of the film):WDTV TV Sheets.mp4
Download links for all revisions:
Revision 5.4: http://www.mediafire.com/?ym2iom3ojli
Revision 5.2: http://www.mediafire.com/?mnlnf2zyyfm
Revision 5.0: http://www.mediafire.com/?yitymjjdnwt
Revision 4.1: http://www.mediafire.com/?j2mokmmyzgz
Revision 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?kzmdd4hmogd
Revision 2.1 (only updated download script): http://www.mediafire.com/?yocwzyj4tki
Revision 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?dnwnnzj3jyz
Initial release: http://www.mediafire.com/?llkiydjgzzo
See changelog.txt for a comlete list of the changes in each revision.
Main credits for this program goes to B5Fan who had the idea and created the core script code. And thank you TiTi for developing the wonderful MSheet application to display movie (and TV! sheets).
Huge credits to Cylent and dnicks for their collaborative efforts in developing their mods and templates and giving creative ideas for the development of theTVSheetGenerator. Also thanks to everyone helping others in this thread!