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What are picons?
- "Picon" stands for "Program icon" or "Provider icon", which is a small image that represents the service logo.
Picons could be displayed on several parts of Enigma skins (e.g. info bar, services list, ...), which make your OSD more enjoyable and looks professional.
- File types shall be PNG images (32 or 8-bit).
- Image sizes depend on the used Enigma skin, for examples: 100x60, 220x132 and 400x170 pixel.
- Picon files can be stored in several locations on your STB, for example:
- Flash /usr/share/enigma2/picon
- USB /media/usb/picon
- CF /media/cf/picon
- HDD /media/hdd/picon
- Picon files may take up a lot of space, so be careful when using the internal Flash.
- For best performance, it is strongly recommended to use USB or CF media.
- Avoid using HDD, otherwise it will keep spinning which may affect its lifespan.
Like Enigma2, E-Channelizer requires special naming convention to recognize picons and link them properly with the corresponding services. Picon files must be named using one of the following formats, otherwise they will be ignored.
Service Reference Picons (SRP)
The service reference in upper letter-case replacing ":" by "_", for example:
Service Name Picons (SNP)
The service name in lower letter-case without spaces or symbols, for example:
MBC Masr +2 mbcmasrplus2.png
SRP is the conventional and most common, however SNP could be useful in some situations (e.g. unusual satellites configuration).
- If no picon found for a service name end with "HD", SNP without "hd" will be used if available. For example mbc2.png will be used for MBC2 HD.