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The MediaPortal 2 channel repository is located at http://channellogos.nocrosshair.de/. The repository organizes logos per country and contains information about channel name, its aliases and a clear logo without background and effects. Updating existing or adding new information is a self-managed process where every user can register himself at this site to suggest new or update logo entries. Admins will regularly review all suggestions before final approval.

Logo Design

Background

At the release time of MP2.1 (end of 2016) the default style is the Modern-StreamedMP 16x9-max theme which looks like:

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After making changes to the theme file, you need to delete the existing pre-processed logo images (*.png) in the C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MP2-Server\Logos\Tv-Modern-StreamedMP 16x9-max folder and then restart the both the MP2-Server and MP2-Client application. This will force the creation of new logos in the design that you have defined in Modern-StreamedMP 16x9-max.logotheme.

Configuration Options

There Multiple steps are multiple steps executed to create the final logo:

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The background and overlay can be replaced by any png file, also by complete completely transparent ones. The images must have the same size.

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Effect namePropertyDescription
<a:AbstractEffect i:type="a:EffectAutoCrop">noneCrops empty space around the logo
<a:AbstractEffect i:type="a:EffectResize">
Resizes the source logo to fit into final image

TargetSize
Widthwidth
Heightheight

The preferred size of channel logo.

It should be less than the size of background and overlay layer to remain retain some space to image border. Larger images will be down scaleddownscaled, smaller ones upscaled


MinSize

Widthwidth

Heightheight

The minimum size of a logo that will not be scaled, but instead used 1:1as is.

This is useful to avoid quality loss of logos when scaling down only a few pixels


MaxSize

Widthwidth

Heightheight

The maximum size of a logo that will not be scaled, but instead used 1:1as is.

This is useful to avoid quality loss of logos when scaling down only a few pixels

<a:AbstractEffect i:type="a:EffectShadow">
Draws a blurred shadow in defined color under the channel logo

Color
Value

The color value, a ARGB value in decimal notation.

The default "3355443200" is in hexadecimal: "C8000000" and(hex C8000000) represents a semi-transparent black (Alpha: C8, R: 00, G: 00, B: 00)


RadiusBlur radius for shadow, higher numbers make the shadow wider and smoother

ShadowXOffset
ShadowYOffset

The displacements of shadow in x and y direction
<a:AbstractEffect i:type="a:EffectOuterGlow">
Applies a "glow" effect around the channel logo

RadiusBlur radius for glow, higher numbers make the glow wider and smoother

TransparencyAlpha value (0 to 1 range)

WidthWidth of glow effect

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