Retrieving folder.jpg thumbnails: PHP Script

When using XBMC we usually use the ‘Files’ menu. The folder icons under ‘Files’ do not show a preview thumbnail unless there is an image in the folder named ‘folder.jpg’. I could manually search for folder images for each movie but decided that would be time-consuming so I put together a wee PHP script – getMovieThumbs.php – to retrieve the image from omdbapi.com and save it into the appropriate directory as folder.jpg

Running this script saved over 230 new thumbnail images for me in one folder alone.

php get folder.jpg for xbmc

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