Media flags

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1 What are Media Flags?

Media Flags are icons at XBMC that displays information (video resolution, audio format/channels, video source, ...) from the media file of a Movie or a TV Show.

< Insert a good example skin screenshot with mostly used media flags >

Every skin can handle the media flags different!

2 Where does XBMC get the Information for Media Flags?

XBMC tries to read the media information from the media file, after it was added to the Library (video Resolution, audio format/channels, codec).

DVD-Images (.iso, .img, etc) need to be played one time to get media information.

2.1 video flags

Most skins display the video resolution in flags like SD, 720 or 1080

  • Format: DivX, XviD, h264, x264, ...
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1
2.2 audio flags
  • Channels: mono, 2ch, 5ch, ...
  • Format: AC3, DTS, mp3, ...


2.3 media source

Some skins have flags for the video source. This information are obtained from the the filename (or the directoryname. If 'Use Folder Names For Lookup' where set on Set Content)

Media can be flagged with following media source flags:

  • DVD, if the filename contains SDDVD, DVDRip, .iso or .ifo.
  • Blu-Ray, if the filename contains BLURAY, BLU-RAY, BRRIP or BDRIP.
  • HDDVD, if the filename contains HDDVD.
  • SDTV, if the filename contains SDTV or TVRip.
  • HDTV, if the filename contains HDTV or PDTV.
  • x264, if the filename contains HDTV or PDTV. (really?)
2.4 special flags

via Scraper

3 Which Skins support Media Flags?

< doesn't all skins from http://xbmc.org/skins/ have media flags? >

  • Aeon
  • Confluence (XBMC default Skin since v9.11)
  • Night
  • Transparency!
  • < much more >