Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#2804 closed patch (wontfix)

Cover thumbnails resize badly, it does not look good

Reported by: spencercw@… Owned by: xris
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythweb Version: head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: anduin Ticket locked: no

Description

On the videos page it takes the covers directly from the source, regardless of size, and resizes it in the browser. Having the browser resize images always looks terrible. This patch takes the source image, scale it down to the specified dimensions and cache it until something changes (modified time of the source image changes, specified dimensions change), at which point it will clear the cache and do it again.

Attachments (2)

mythweb.patch (7.2 KB) - added by spencercw@… 13 years ago.
mythweb.2.patch (7.9 KB) - added by spencercw@… 13 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 13 years ago by spencercw@…

Attachment: mythweb.patch added

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by xris

Cc: anduin added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

As much as I'd like to apply this, it would better be solved by fixing mythvideo to store the covers in the db itself, possibly along with a thumbnail, and/or using a local cache in the mythweb directory rather than the db itself (and I can't have mythweb do any resizing because it would add yet another dependency, which I just can't do at the moment -- too many user complaints as it is).

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by spencercw@…

Here's a thought, what if I modified it to fallback to the current method if GD is not installed and display a small message about it?

That way it wouldn't be a dependency, just a recommendation.

Changed 13 years ago by spencercw@…

Attachment: mythweb.2.patch added

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

Just remembered about this today.

I have updated it to the current SVN version and fixed it so if GD is not installed it just ignores it and carries on like it always has, displaying the unresized version. Have attached a new patch.

Recompiled PHP without GD support and it works fine.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Before 0.21 is out mythweb will grab the cover artwork through the upnp/xml methods and so the backend will handle resizing the images.

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