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Pir8pete

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Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:01 am

How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

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To Change Server Name
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edit the word "Serviio" on lines 12, 339 for version 1.10.1 and lower, lines 12, 344 for version 2.0 and up;

<FriendlyName>Serviio ({computerName})</FriendlyName>
<FriendlyName>Serviio ({computerName}): 1</FriendlyName>

to file "profiles.xml" in folder -> [[C:\Program Files\Serviio\config]]




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To Change Thumbnail Resolution
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  Code:
added line;

    -Dserviio.hdThumbnailResoulution=640

to file "ServiioService.exe.vmoptions" in folder -> [[C:\Program Files\Serviio\bin]]


change line 197 for version 1.10.1 and lower, line 201 for version 2.0 and up;

<ThumbnailsResolution>HD</ThumbnailsResolution>

to file "profiles.xml" in folder -> [[C:\Program Files\Serviio\config]]
Last edited by Pir8pete on Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:04 am

Re: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Zip can you sticky this please, to help people find it easier then going through multi threads!!!
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Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:01 pm

Re: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

You only need to edit line 12 to change the server name. Line 339 only applies to that one profile (XBox 360). No idea why that profile has that line, and Zip should probably edit it from the next update. It's supposed to be the friendly name of the detected device, not the server name. Notice it's under the <Detection> section, not <DeviceDescription>, where the server name is found.

You can also remove the ({computerName}) part if you'd like to have a cleaner name. On my two Serviio boxes, one just says Serviio while the other says Test Serviio. That way my family can instantly see which is my test server and which is the one they need to use.

One final comment, you can make the resolution number whatever you'd like. I have mine set at 1000, and the icon images look quite nice. Just want people to understand that number is flexible.
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Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:40 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

How can I make these thumbnails pics fit better? inside the box on my 2017 LG oLED TV

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Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Pir8pete wrote:How can I make these thumbnails pics fit better? inside the box on my 2017 LG oLED TV

I don't think there's anything that can be done from the Serviio side. My daughter's LG TV does the same thing, while my Samsung TVs, Roku and Shield players all look fine.
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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:43 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

[quote="Pir8pete"]
  Code:
added line;
    -Dserviio.hdThumbnailResoulution=640
to file "ServiioService.exe.vmoptions" in folder -> [[C:\Program Files\Serviio\bin]]


change line 197;
<ThumbnailsResolution>HD</ThumbnailsResolution>
to file "profiles.xml" in folder -> [[C:\Program Files\Serviio\config]]

This is very mis-leading advice - as changes to both will be lost on Serviio upgrade.
There are several threads currently discussing how to maintain these beneficial changes across version changes see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25641
Also profiles.xml specifically says "not" to amend the generic profile (which is what you are doing).

Importantly I think Zip has this issue on his v2.1 list so it may change/be resolved at last.

UPDATE: 09/06/2020 This has been solved in Version 2.1 as changes are now retained during version updates.
Last edited by Paul C on Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:21 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Paul C wrote:This is very mis-leading advice - as changes to both will be lost on Serviio upgrade.
There are several threads currently discussing how to maintain these beneficial changes across version changes see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25641
Also profiles.xml specifically says "not" to amend the generic profile (which is what you are doing).

Importantly I think Zip has this issue on his v2.1 list so it may change/be resolved at last.


Not really misleading, but you are correct that each Serviio update replaces the profiles.xml file so the changes are lost. There's no danger in editing either the server name nor the thumbnail resolution line. It's the guts of the profile that needs to remain as is.
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Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

atc98092 wrote:you are correct that each Serviio update replaces the profiles.xml file so the changes are lost.

Not only the profiles.xml file but also the serviio.exe.vmoptions file - forget one or both and everything goes wrong again!
also see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25641
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Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Paul C wrote:
atc98092 wrote:you are correct that each Serviio update replaces the profiles.xml file so the changes are lost.

Not only the profiles.xml file but also the serviio.exe.vmoptions file - forget one or both and everything goes wrong again!
also see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25641


True, although making only the change in the profiles.xml file does improve the thumbnail resolution over the DLNA standard. :D
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Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:38 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

not misleading at all
ahh come on just re-edit the files if the update wipes it, takes two seconds, not like an update comes out every day, not even every month at that, barely once a year!

I just back up the files and drop it back in the folder and done. worst case is I use Notepad+++ and compare if the new files has anything new

thx for making this a sticky
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Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:58 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Why can't these settings be performed in the admin area......I mean really, what is the point of having to edit files to customize the most basic features.

Makes zero sense to me.
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Post Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:09 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Just a guess, but that would likely require a change in the database design, since you wouldn't want to keep those settings in a text file. I imagine he tries to avoid that type of database changes as much as possible.
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Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:14 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

How would I be able to customize this name that shows up from serviio?
This is the name being displayed by serviio on my other network systems all Running Win10 Pro 2004 (19041.450) RETAIL

Ex: MOViES (Bedroom-PC)

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Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:48 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

Change it exactly as you said in the original post. Inside this tag in the Profiles.xml file:

<FriendlyName>Serviio</FriendlyName>

Whatever you enter inside the <FriendlyName> tag is what is shown on your players. With it as above, it just says "Serviio". On my test server, I changed it to say "Test Serviio" so my wife knows that isn't the main server. You can see I removed the computer name from the tag, as I just feel that's clutter for my users. But whatever you place within the tag is what appears.
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:13 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

I mean really, what is the point of having to edit files to customize the most basic features. Makes zero sense to me.
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Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:04 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

How do I change the thumbnail resolution in the QNAP version of Serviio? Is it possible to make the default resolution of 500x500 pixels in the program?
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Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

SPEARFISHER wrote:How do I change the thumbnail resolution in the QNAP version of Serviio? Is it possible to make the default resolution of 500x500 pixels in the program?

You change it exactly how the original post above states. The only difference is that there is now a user specific file to place this info in, so that future Serviio updates don't remove your edit. You now place that new line in the "ServiioService.exe.vmoptions" file located in the Serviio/config folder, not the /bin folder.

I can't say where Serviio is installed in your QNAP NAS, so I can't give you the full file path. Wherever Serviio is installed, there will be a config folder. Edit the vmoptions file in that folder, then restart the Serviio process.

Don't forget to change the <ThumbnailsResolution>HD</ThumbnailsResolution> line in each profile you use, or you don't get the higher resolution images.
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Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:51 am

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

I changed the settings according to the recommendations above and everything worked. The best quality was obtained when setting the value -Dservio.hdThumbnailResoulution=1500.
I noticed that thumbnails are not created for files front.jpg. Is there some kind of filter by the name of the thumbnail image file by its size?
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Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:49 pm

Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

If you're using local files, and not online resources, I can only find this guidance:

Local poster
If there is a local image file representing a music album or a video it can be used. These are the files that will be looked for:

Audio: folder.jpg, AlbumArt.jpg, cover.jpg, front_cover.jpg, {something}[front].jpg
Video: dvdcover.jpg, movie.jpg, name including "poster".jpg, {media_file_name}.jpg, {media_file_name}.tbn, {media_file_name}.thm, {media_file_name}-thumb.jpg, {media_file_name}-poster.jpg

I don't know if it treats local files differently than online sources. I believe it will ignore files that have a period (.) at the beginning of the file name, and perhaps an underscore or ampersand (@). But I don't think there's an ignore based on anything else.
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Re: How to: Change Server Name and Thumbnail Resolution

After making changes to the configuration files, the quality of most thumbnails has improved, but it still remains not perfect.
Look at the difference in image quality when listening to music with QNAP and Serviio. In the Serviio variant, small letters are
not readable and the picture is blurred. It seems that when setting the quality value above 1000-1500, it does not change in any way.
Are there any other parameters that can be changed to make the image quality perfect? Is it possible to make a selection
of the quality of thumbnails in the standard interface of the program? This is possible on the QNAP DLNA server.

atc98092 wrote:If you're using local files, and not online resources, I can only find this guidance:

Local poster
If there is a local image file representing a music album or a video it can be used... .
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