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No pictures except local ones (3.3.0-6 mono)

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:13 am
by JayM
I remember that VRS 2.4.4 used to show pictures of the airplanes even though my local pictures directory was empty. 3.3.0 preview 6 doesn't show any unless I download them, rename them to the planes' ICAO or registration numbers and store them in the pictures folder. It seems that 2.4.4 was finding them from somewhere online and displaying them and 3.0.0-6 isn't doing that. Any idea what's going on? My expectation was that it would still do the online lookups then if no pictures were found would fall back to the locally-stored ones but it's only showing the latter.

Re: No pictures except local ones (3.3.0-6 mono)

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:06 am
by JayM
I think I know why. From the preview page, version 2 preview 4:
Links to and thumbnails from airport-data.com have been removed after AVG and Malwarebytes have started blocking links to the site.
This change will have been carried over to version 3, preview 6. Hopefully there's another site where thumbnails of aircraft can be obtained online (perhaps flightradar24.com?) so everyone doesn't have to download and locally store airplane pictures.

Re: No pictures except local ones (3.3.0-6 mono)

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:03 pm
by pakon
Hey,

or you can use this plugin: https://github.com/vradarserver/vrs/discussions/53

Cheers,
Pakon

Re: No pictures except local ones (3.3.0-6 mono)

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:16 am
by JayM
pakon wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:03 pm Hey,

or you can use this plugin: https://github.com/vradarserver/vrs/discussions/53

Cheers,
Pakon
I just saw your reply. Thanks. But I added the plugin (the v3 mono one as that's the version of VRS I'm using), restarted VRS and refreshed my VRS web page and I'm still not seeing the thumbnails, just my own local pictures. I added Thumbnails (airport-data.com) to the aircraft details under Options on the web page prior to refreshing it too.