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<section begin="intro" />Movie artwork are images directly related to a movie, preferably of high quality that are displayed when viewing the movie entry in the library. The artwork support in {{Kodi}}'s video library is very flexible and able to display many types of artwork depending on the skin in use.<section end="intro" />
= Introduction =
<section begin="intro" />This page details information specific to the movie library.<section end="intro" />


 
The following artwork types are standard for movies and supported by many skins. For more details see '''[[Artwork types|Artwork Types]]'''
 
= Scanning & Scraping =
v18 introduces an '''experimental''' feature that will auto-load extended artwork without the use of additional add-ons. It is considered an advanced feature. Usage and practicality of this feature are being monitored and may change in later releases.
 
In the Movie Library, artwork was traditionally described as follows:


{| class="prettytable"  
{| class="prettytable"  
|-
|-
! colspan="2" style="text-align:left;" | Basic Artwork
! colspan="10" style="text-align:left;" | Commonly Supported Artwork
! colspan="1" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffffff;" |
! colspan="8" style="text-align:left;" | Extended Artwork
|-
|-
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|fanart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|poster
|style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffffff;" |
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|banner
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|banner
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|clearart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|clearart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|clearlogo
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|clearlogo
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|discart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|discart
|style="width:100px; text-align:left;"|fanart''xx'' (extrafanart)
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|fanart
|style="width:100px; text-align:left;"|fanart''x''<br> (extra fanart)
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|keyart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|keyart
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|landscape
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|landscape
|style="width:80px; text-align:left;"|poster
|style="width:100px; text-align:left;"|poster''x''<br> (extra poster)
|}
|}


'''Basic''' artwork requires no special setup as it has always been natively scanned and scraped by {{kodi}}
'''Extended''' artwork required the use of additional add-ons in previous versions. Artwork Downloader (now defunct) was used. More recently '''''[https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=258886 Artwork Beef]''''' is used.
Users now have the '''option''' of allowing {{kodi}} to load all artwork without add-ons. To use this feature...
:'''1.''' Add the below code to the '''[[Advancedsettings.xml| advancedsettings.xml]]''' file, ensuring you do not duplicate any tags if they already exist... eg ''<advancedsettings></advancedsettings>, <videolibrary></videolibrary>''
:'''2.''' Install the '''[[Add-on:Universal_Movie_Scraper|Universal Movie Scraper]]''' and adjust the settings to enable scraping of Extended artwork as they are disabled by default. (see image below code box)
:'''3.''' Restart {{kodi}} and scan or scrape movies as per usual.


:'''Note:''' The code box below adds common extended artwork that most skins will utilise. It is your choice which extended artwork you add. If you add additional to that shown, ensure the skin has support to display it.
<syntaxhighlight lang="xml" line='line'>
<advancedsettings>
<videolibrary>
<movieextraart>
<arttype>banner</arttype>
<arttype>clearart</arttype>
<arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
<arttype>discart</arttype>
        <arttype>fanart1</arttype> <!-- Multiple fanart -->
        <arttype>fanart2</arttype> <!-- Add as many as required. -->
        <arttype>fanart3</arttype>
<arttype>keyart</arttype>
<arttype>landscape</arttype>
</movieextraart>
</videolibrary>
</advancedsettings>
</syntaxhighlight>


= Scraping =
The {{kodi}} scrapers can automatically download artwork without any extra effort from the user.


<gallery mode="packed-overlay" widths="500px" heights="283px">
Artwork settings for the video library are adjusted in the {{kodi}} settings pages here... {{highlight|[[Settings/Media/Videos#Artwork|Settings > Media > Videos > Artwork]]}}
File:UniversalMovieScraper01.jpg|Enable the Extra Artwork options.
</gallery>
 
 
'''{{red|Note: There is no requirement to use this method. If you find this too complicated, then continue to use Artwork Beef to load extended artwork into {{kodi}}}}'''




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Local movie artwork is saved in the same folder where the '''[[Naming_video_files|movie file]]''' is saved.
Local movie artwork is saved in the same folder where the '''[[Naming_video_files|movie file]]''' is saved.


The default file name for movie artwork is  '''<movie file name>-<arttype>.<ext>''' - see image below.  
The default file name for movie artwork is  '''<movie file name>-<arttype>.<ext>''' - see image below. {{resize|0.8em|(does not apply to DVD and Bluray folders)}}


There is also a short name '''<arttype>.<ext>''' that can be used. Short artwork names can be used and are scanned only when the following conditions are met...
There is also a short name '''<arttype>.<ext>''' that is used for DVD and Bluray folders. It can also be used for Single Files when the following conditions are met...
#'''[[Naming_video_files/Movies#Movie_Folder|Movie Folders]]''' are used
#'''[[Naming_video_files/Movies#Movie_Folder|Movie Folders]]''' are used
#'''Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title''' must be '''Enabled''' in the [[Adding_video_sources#Set_Content|Set Content Screen]]
#'''Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title''' must be '''Enabled''' in the [[Adding_video_sources#Set_Content|Set Content Screen]]
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<gallery mode="packed-overlay" widths="1000px" heights="562px">
<gallery mode="packed" widths="1000px" heights="562px">
File:LocalMovieArtwork01.jpg|Example of correct use of Movie Folder
File:LocalMovieArtwork01.jpg|link=|'''''Example of correct use of Movie Folder with artwork, nfo file, trailer and theme.<br> Take not of file naming and location.'''''
</gallery>
</gallery>


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1 Introduction

This page details information specific to the movie library.

The following artwork types are standard for movies and supported by many skins. For more details see Artwork Types

Commonly Supported Artwork
banner clearart clearlogo discart fanart fanartx
(extra fanart)
keyart landscape poster posterx
(extra poster)


2 Scraping

The Kodi scrapers can automatically download artwork without any extra effort from the user.

Artwork settings for the video library are adjusted in the Kodi settings pages here... Settings > Media > Videos > Artwork


3 Local Artwork

Local movie artwork is saved in the same folder where the movie file is saved.

The default file name for movie artwork is <movie file name>-<arttype>.<ext> - see image below. (does not apply to DVD and Bluray folders)

There is also a short name <arttype>.<ext> that is used for DVD and Bluray folders. It can also be used for Single Files when the following conditions are met...

  1. Movie Folders are used
  2. Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title must be Enabled in the Set Content Screen
  3. No corresponding artwork with long format names are present in that movie folder, as these take priority.




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