Good Evening Guys Ezz takes a look how to Add an Image to the Menu Bar Kodi, what better time to get into Kodi skinning. The weather has turned cold so its time for a nice hot brew put you feet up and have a go at this.
Add an Image to the Menu Bar Kodi
Long time no Write for me but ime happy to say ime back on the “BFK Train”.
On this Blog ime going to show you how to add a Image to your menu bar to make it look more attractive to the eye.
I might of touched on this in the “Back to Basics” section.
But to day i will show you how to implement the procedure from start to finish……
Ok Guys and Dolls lets go.
All of the bellow will be implemented from the following.
Kodi 16.1 HERE
Kodi Texture Tool HERE
OK lets get going here is what i have from the start (incidentally this is my Build that i will be doing this blog from)If you would like to install my Build you can get it from the Community Build Section of Wookie. Ezzermans Buils.
To install the Wookie Look HERE
This is what i have.
And we should end up something like this at the end.
Bare in mind its what the eye sees that makes this procedure stand out i have made the images FIT in the menu bar.
You can make them any size and put them more or less where you want them.
This is the image we are going to enter in the Menu Bar(Take note its a .PNG File).
To get this into the menu bar we need to incorporate it into the Texture.xbt file. (DONT RUN AWAY ITS NOT THAT HARD).
Every Kodi build has 1 “We are just going to MAKE OUR OWN”.
Make a new folder and put your image that you want to add to your Menu Bar in there.
TIP : GIVE THE FOLDER A ONE WORD NAME.
My folder is called existingbuild.
This is my Folder,Take no notice of the other Images that you can see as they are other parts of my Build.
Ok now we have our Image in the folder we need to make a Texture.xbt File.
This is my existing .xbt file. This is just to show you the size and how it increases with the extra image we are going to add.
You will notice the size of my file is 5.44MB. And you will notice that my .xbt file is called EZ.xbt.
Thats ok cause i will show you how to change yours to what ever you want to.
Open Kodi Texture App (Link Above).
We will get this.
Now we want the “Compile Mode Section” and CLICK select input folder.
The Input folder is were you have placed your Image
So Navigate to that folder.
Now we need to Click “Select Folder”
We now goto “Select Output Folder”
And we Navigate to Exactly the SAME folder.
You get a chance to name the File name herel ,Leave it as it is or rename it.
I named mine EZ.
This Time if you are doing this from SCRATCH you will see nothing in the Folder you just have to click on “SAVE”
As i already have a .xbt file in there this is why it is showing in the File Location.
And for those that do i just wanted to show you the File size increase.
Then once we have done That we now click on “START”.
You should see something resembling this.
You dont Literally have to go for a coffee but you can if you wish lol.
Once the Notifications have closed then you can close the Texture app down.
As you can see below my file size as jumped to 5.48mb as appose to 5.44mb. So we now know that we have included are Image in our .xbt file.
So what do we do now?….
Well we want to go into our folder we created on our Desktop and copy the .xbt file.
Once you have copied the file we need to Navigate to c:/usser/ussername/appdata/roaming/kodi/addons/(BUILD)/media. and then Paste.
If you already have an existing file in that folder with the same name you will see this.
Click Replace the file in the destination tab.
Ok where nearly good to go folks lol.
If you can remember the Name of the Image you wish to enter for your Menu Bar then thats all well and good,….But if your anything like me then i need to copy the file name so i get it EXACTLY CORRECT.
So once you know your Image file name we then need to navigate to the folder that will implement the changes and that file is.