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Wide banner icons
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Some of the most visually appealing forms of thumbnails are wide banner icons. They are an integral part of the XBMC look and feel and are used for the TV shows library.
With different adjustments to the skin XML files, you may disable title names or stack one icon on top of another.
To show wide banner icons switch to Wide or 'Media info 2' view. XBMC will remember what view you have for each folder. Thus you can keep your TV shows in Wide and your Movies in Fanart.
- TheTVDB.com is the ultimate site in finding and sharing wide banner icons for TV shows. It includes hundreds of wide banner icons for almost every TV show produced, and you can upload banners that you've made.
If you would like to make them on your own then work with a 758 x 140 template.
- Banners must use 758 x 140 pixel size resolution.
- Banners must be JPG (not BMP, GIF or PNG).
- Template can be downloaded from TheTVDB.com (contains centering lines for proper text placement).
Graphical banners are defined as having a graphical/logo version of the series name.
Text banners generally use Arial Bold font, 27pt as the text.
The main requirement for blank banners is they should be blank on the left side of the banner as that is where the auto-generated text will be placed.
Try to make the season design obvious enough to read without being gaudy. As with the series banners, images can be either text or graphical.