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= Introduction =
= Introduction =
The Live TV section of {{kodi}} provides the facility to view Terrestrial TV through {{kodi}}. This allows you to view your local TV stations as though you were using a standalone Television or a TIVO type device. You are able to view Freeview type program guides, Record programs through Timer Rules and watch the recorded programs all without ever leaving {{kodi}}.
The Live TV section of {{kodi}} provides the facility to view Terrestrial TV through {{kodi}}. This allows you to view your local TV stations as though you were using a standalone Television or a TIVO type device. You are able to view '''Live TV''', Freeview type '''Program Guides''', '''Record''' programs through Timer Rules and '''watch''' the recorded programs all without ever leaving {{kodi}}.


<section begin="intro" />{{Kodi}} provides the ability to insert the Logo of your TV Stations which then becomes visible in the program guide, on-screen displays and all channel listings, making it easy to distinguish each channel.<section end="intro" />
<section begin="intro" />{{Kodi}} provides the ability to insert the Logo of your TV Stations which then becomes visible in the program guide, on-screen displays and all channel listings, making it easy to distinguish each channel.<section end="intro" />


The two following images show some of the uses of the TV Logo's.
The two following images show some of the uses of the TV Logos.


<gallery widths=500px heights=285px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:Artwork-TVLogo01.jpg|
File:Artwork-TVLogo01.jpg|
File:Artwork-TVLogo02.jpg|
File:Artwork-TVLogo02.jpg|
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The following are the two methods for sourcing and applying logo's in {{kodi}}.
The following are the two methods for sourcing and applying logos in {{kodi}}.






= TVLogo Add-on =
= Source Logos =
The easiest method of adding logo's to the Live TV section of {{kodi}} is by using the TVLogo Downloader add-on. <br />
Sourcing TV Station Logos is relatively simple. Some commonly used methods to source logos are:
:'''''See: [https://github.com/enen92/script.tvlogo.downloader/releases/tag/0.0.11beta script.tvlogo.downloader]'''''
 
This add-on is not currently in the official {{kodi}} repository. It must be downloaded from the above link and installed via zip file.
 
All logo's are downloaded from TheLogoDB, which is a scraper site for TV Station logos. <br />
:'''''See: [http://www.thelogodb.com/ TheLogoDB]'''''
 
If not all logo's are available using this method, you should consider contributing to the collection at TheLogoDB. Alternatively, use the Manual process to install the missing logo's.
 
 
 
= Manual Process =
The Manual Process of populating {{Kodi}} with logo's requires three steps:
#Source Logo's
#Save to local drive
#Load into {{kodi}}
 
 
 
== Source Logo's ==
Sourcing TV Station Logo's is relatively simple. Some commonly used methods to source logo's are:
*Google Image search
*Google Image search
*Download from the official site of the TV Station
*Download from the official site of the TV Station
*Download from [http://www.thelogodb.com/ TheLogoDB Website]
*Create your own logos
*Create your own logo's






== Saving Logo's ==
= Saving Logos =
Once you have sourced your logo's, they must be saved to your local hard drive. The images must conform to the image requirements detailed in the following two tables.
Once you have sourced your logos, they must be saved to your local hard drive. The images must conform to the image requirements detailed in the following two tables.


Note the following:
'''Note:''' The Aspect Ratios should be maintained as the image fields within skins are not adjustable. Using incorrect ratios may lead to stretching, squashing or cropping of your logos.
*The following two tables apply '''only''' to the logo's you have manually sourced and saved. It does not apply to logo's downloaded by the add-on in the previous section.
*The Aspect Ratios should be respected as the image fields within skins are not adjustable. Using incorrect ratios may lead to stretching, squashing or cropping of your logo's.




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<div style="{{linear-gradient|top|#d8ffe2, #76c6f5}}">
<div style="{{linear-gradient|top|#d8ffe2, #76c6f5}}">
'''''Naming and Saving conventions for your own manually sourced logo's:'''''
'''''Naming and Saving conventions for your own manually sourced logos:'''''


Logo's can be saved in any location as {{kodi}} does not search or scrape logo's. The only requirement is that the logged-in User has read permission for the folder where the logo's are saved.
{|
|- valign="top"
| width=300px |'''''Channel Name'''''
| width=250px |'''''File Name'''''
| width=600px |'''''Save name & location example'''''
|- valign="top"
| width=300px |Exactly as displayed in the channel guide
| width=250px |TEN HD.png
| width=600px |A location that is accessible to Kodi
|}
</div>




</div>
 
== Loading Logos- Auto ==
{{red|The following is based on NextPVR}}
 
Kodi can scan your nominated Channel Logo folder for logos. If the logo filenames correctly match the TV channel, Kodi will automatically apply the logo.
 
<gallery mode="packed-overlay" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:Artwork-TVLogo03.jpg|Filenames must match the channel names
File:Artwork-TVLogo09.jpg|Set the ''Folder with channel icons''<br>Run ''Scan for missing icons''
</gallery>






== Loading Logo's ==
== Loading Logos- Manual ==
{{red|The following is based on NextPVR}}
{{red|The following is based on NextPVR}}


From within {{kodi}} it is possible to manually add or remove logos by following these directions:
If the automatic scan did not apply all logos, from within {{kodi}} it is possible to manually add or remove logos by following these directions:


<gallery widths=400px heights=225px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:Artwork-TVLogo09.jpg|Image 1- Set the Logo folder
File:Artwork-TVLogo09.jpg|Image 1- Set the Logo folder
File:Artwork-TVLogo10.jpg|Image 2- Enable "Show Icons" option
File:Artwork-TVLogo10.jpg|Image 2- Enable "Show Icons" option
</gallery>
</gallery>


:1. In the [[Settings/TV/Menu_OSD#Icons|PVR Settings menu]] set the folder which contains the logo's as shown in image 1
:1. In the [[Settings/TV/Menu_OSD#Icons|PVR Settings menu]] set the folder which contains the logos as shown in image 1
:2. Back to the PVR Homescreen, pull out the Sideblade menu and ensure "Show Icons" is enabled (image 2)
:2. Back to the PVR Homescreen, pull out the Sideblade menu and ensure "Show Icons" is enabled (image 2)






<gallery widths=400px heights=225px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:Artwork-TVLogo03.jpg|Image 3- Highlight channel to be modified
File:Artwork-TVLogo03.jpg|Image 3- Highlight channel to be modified
File:Artwork-TVLogo04.jpg|Image 4- Call up the Context menu and select '''Manage'''
File:Artwork-TVLogo04.jpg|Image 4- Call up the Context menu and select '''Manage'''
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<gallery widths=400px heights=225px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:Artwork-TVLogo06.jpg|Image 6- Select '''Channel icon'''  
File:Artwork-TVLogo06.jpg|Image 6- Select '''Channel icon'''  
File:Artwork-TVLogo07.jpg|Image 7- Select '''Browse'''
File:Artwork-TVLogo07.jpg|Image 7- Select '''Browse'''
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:9. Select the appropriate logo and press '''OK'''
:9. Select the appropriate logo and press '''OK'''


If loading multiple logos, repeat from Step 3.
If loading multiple logos, repeat from Step 6.




{{red|The following is based on TVheadend}}


== TVheadend ==
If you are using TVHeadend as your TV server, then it is possible to add logos using it's web admin interface.
If you are using TVHeadend as your TV server, then it is possible to add logos using it's web admin interface.
   
   
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Then you can add the logos in the "User Icon" field manager (TVHeadend web page >> Configuration >> Channel / EPG):
Then you can add the logos in the "User Icon" field manager (TVHeadend web page >> Configuration >> Channel / EPG):


[[File:TVHeadend_logo.png]]
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:TVHeadend_logo.png
</gallery>
 


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1 Introduction

The Live TV section of Kodi provides the facility to view Terrestrial TV through Kodi. This allows you to view your local TV stations as though you were using a standalone Television or a TIVO type device. You are able to view Live TV, Freeview type Program Guides, Record programs through Timer Rules and watch the recorded programs all without ever leaving Kodi.

Kodi provides the ability to insert the Logo of your TV Stations which then becomes visible in the program guide, on-screen displays and all channel listings, making it easy to distinguish each channel.

The two following images show some of the uses of the TV Logos.


The following are the two methods for sourcing and applying logos in Kodi.


2 Source Logos

Sourcing TV Station Logos is relatively simple. Some commonly used methods to source logos are:

  • Google Image search
  • Download from the official site of the TV Station
  • Create your own logos


3 Saving Logos

Once you have sourced your logos, they must be saved to your local hard drive. The images must conform to the image requirements detailed in the following two tables.

Note: The Aspect Ratios should be maintained as the image fields within skins are not adjustable. Using incorrect ratios may lead to stretching, squashing or cropping of your logos.


Required file properties:
Note: The resolution may be increased but ensure the aspect ratio is maintained

File Type Aspect Ratio Resolution- recommended
*.png 1.78:1 800x450
or
*.png 1:1 450x450


Naming and Saving conventions for your own manually sourced logos:

Channel Name File Name Save name & location example
Exactly as displayed in the channel guide TEN HD.png A location that is accessible to Kodi


3.1 Loading Logos- Auto

The following is based on NextPVR

Kodi can scan your nominated Channel Logo folder for logos. If the logo filenames correctly match the TV channel, Kodi will automatically apply the logo.


3.2 Loading Logos- Manual

The following is based on NextPVR

If the automatic scan did not apply all logos, from within Kodi it is possible to manually add or remove logos by following these directions:

1. In the PVR Settings menu set the folder which contains the logos as shown in image 1
2. Back to the PVR Homescreen, pull out the Sideblade menu and ensure "Show Icons" is enabled (image 2)


3. From the TV Channel listing, highlight the channel that will have the logo set (image 3)
4. Call up the Context Menu and select Manage (image 4)
5. From the Manage Context menu, select Channel manager (image 5)


6. From the Channel manager page, scroll to the desired channel. Once the channel is highlighted, move to the right column and select Channel icon: (image 6)
7. From the Browse for icon page, select Browse or other appropriate option (image 7)
8. From the Browse for icon page, select Channel icons which is the folder you set in the Settings page in image 1 above (image 8)
9. Select the appropriate logo and press OK

If loading multiple logos, repeat from Step 6.


3.3 TVheadend

If you are using TVHeadend as your TV server, then it is possible to add logos using it's web admin interface.

You will need to host the logos somewhere on an internal web server or external.

Then you can add the logos in the "User Icon" field manager (TVHeadend web page >> Configuration >> Channel / EPG):


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