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  1. computerprep

    Ebook metadata fetcher?

    So I wish I had the time or pre-existing skills to write a plugin here. I know several languages, but alas... nobody wants my life story. My hope is that someone already involved in plugin development or development in the main server will be inspired by this idea. If Ebooks can be "identified" through Emby with their ISBN, I can logically see a plugin/feature of Emby that would take the following information, generate the appropriate URL, parse the URL for a specific div, and copy the contents of that div into various metadata fields. For instance... The Book Thief by Markus Zusak... BOOK OVERVIEW (see attached screenshot) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book-thief-markus-zusak?ean=9780375842207 URL format: "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/" + full-title + author-first-last + "?ean=" + isbn13 Inside this page, copy contents of div.overview-desc, stripping out the h2 tags and their contents note: isbn13 from above is stripped of hyphens BOOK COVER IMAGE http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9780375842207.jpg simple url format: "http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/" + isbn-13 + ".jpg" note: isbn13 from above is stripped of hyphens ------------------------------------ Of course, this may need to be built into Emby Server in order to integrate the "identify" feature as seen in movies, television, etc. But the ISBN could always be manually input into the "website" part of the metadata, or the "comic vine volume id" since these ebooks aren't going to be in their database. This process can be duplicated for other information as well... Star ratings (see attached screenshot), reviews, and most other sites. As long as those sites are database driven, we can find that pattern. I'd love to help, but time is in short supply.
  2. EduardoSantos

    Metadata on movie folders

    This is a new vanilla install on Windows 10. Brand new machine, latest Emby version. What would be the configuration so that Emby will save metadata as XML on movie folders? After install Emby was saving metadata on NFO files. I configured every metadata service as to save on XML. But I see no XML files on movie/series folders, even though I enabled the Metadata>Save artwork on media folders option.
  3. Is it possible to have a secondary language option for artwork scraping? Often with shows where there is no English logo or artwork it is available in another language. Is it possible to make Emby scrape a secondary language in this case or just make it look across all other languages if nothing is found in the primary language. This is largely for artwork only and not text metadata where the language matters more.
  4. As the title suggests, I'd like to see TMDB added to the list of sources for episode metadata. Some shows actually have better metadata on TMDB. For example, Black sails has no overview for any season 3 episode on thetvdb, but does on tmdb http://thetvdb.com/?tab=episode&seriesid=262407&seasonid=643716&id=5392170&lid=7 https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/47665-black-sails/season/3
  5. I cannot get used to how slow artwork loads and how it doesn't load in the background it has to wait for me to browse the media. Is this normal functionality for emby? It recently asked me to rebuild my library and it's a pain to have to recache all the episode thumbs. they take about 10 seconds to load into kodi on my openelec inter i5 nuc. Prior to emby this was nearly instant, I'm I doing something wrong? TIA!
  6. Hello devs, Complementing my Feature Request here: http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/30927-reports-show-custom-parental-rating/ , I`d like to suggest that Reports could also open popup edit when some media is clicked. It happens that when I want to correct some metadata from Reports view.... I'm pushed to a common screen (not popup) to edit metadata, and then when I'm done, I can't get back to the latest report viewed. I decided today I were going to adjust ALL parental rating at the same time... so I created a filter to show only parental filters that are not OK, and hoped to treat the report as a self-refreshed "to-do" list while I was correcting metadata. But resetting the filter made this impossible. Thanks!
  7. EduardoSantos

    How to refresh people data

    How can I refresh metadata info from people (e.g. Actors, Director)? Running Emby Server 3.0.5871.0 on Windows 8.1 I am certain some people info previously grabbed has disappeared. When I open the person on web interface and request a update, it works so bio and image are downloaded. But there is no "people" tab on films anymore so I do not know how to request a full update on this part of the database. Schedulled people task runs in just 32 seconds. Thanks in advance,
  8. jrhessey

    Cleaning up MetaData

    I noticed this morning I was nearly out of space on my hard drive. Ran windirstat to see what was taking up all the space and it's 2 metadata folders in Emby. One metadata folder is under mediabrowser-server\data the other is under mediabrowser-server. One is almost 13 gb, the other is 7gb. Some of the data looks duplicated in the folders judging by the chapter thumbnails I see. Is there anyway to clean this up to free up some space? Should there be two locations for metadata?
  9. In other topic, I guess @@Happy2Play was the one that told that in time of detecting media, info inside square [ ] brackets would be completely ignored by Emby. I went to do some tests and I guess it's not working as it should. Trying to manually identify 3 video concluded in this: - [1985] Back to the Future returned me correct. - [1989] Back to the Future II returned me correct. - [1990] Back to the Future III DIDN'T find anything at all. but after I removed the [1990] it found it normally. So... it's obvious that info inside square brackets aren't being ignored as predicted. Can you take a look at this? To make it really ignored? Additionally, can you "TRIM" the string before sending it to identify ? I've noticed different results when typing "Back to the future III" and " Back to the Future III" (space before name, or after) Thanks!
  10. Emby Server: Version 3.0.5869.0 I have SAVE METADATA INTO MEDIA selected in the Emby Server and always have. I added a movie yesterday and don't see a movie.xml file in the folder as expected. The metadata is populated for the movie and displayed in clients, but it is not being saved in the media folder as it has in the past. I don't think it is hidden, as I have 'show hidden files and folders' turned on in Windows Explorer.
  11. I've found a couple of series that have been misidentified, and have all the wrong details, season, episodes, etc (i have missing/unaired turned on) I've managed to reidentify a series and the main page now reads correctly, and the single season it has shows up... But i'm left with all the clutter from the misidentified series, including episodes in the first season where the misidentified series simply had more episodes... Plus all the extra seasons, etc.... What's the best way to deal with this? Is there a way of deleting the whole tree of metadata for this misidentified season so that it can then fill with only the new, correct data?
  12. jamvids

    Music auto folder gone

    Hi, I think my server crashed last night, today my auto grouped folders aren't working right and the music one has completely disappeared. though the music folders are still there. Any Ideas?
  13. As the title of this post states, MB server refuses to pull metadata for my entire Nintendo 64 collection. I can manually identify the game through the editor and then all meta is pulled correctly. This is going to take me forever to do this to every game I have for the N64. Other systems seem to function as expected. The majority of the ROMS are identified correctly with only roughly 20% of them needing manual identification from me. The only thing that is different in my N64 setup is that all ROMS have been left in the .zip format. Could this be causing the issue?
  14. jamvids

    Question About refresh

    Hi, I have noticed a few metadata issues within my collection, 1 - Music album artists, I only had one backdrop per artist, I found the setting to increase this and refreshed an artist, hey presto tons of artist backdrops. 2 - Films, missing cast images, once again hit refresh and the images return, and loads of other cast. 3 - TV Series, as above really. the main question here is how to do a full system refresh. I went into metadata manager and refreshed the whole folder doing a full refresh including replace art. This worked good initially but then just stopped, and has seemed to miss a few artists too. Should I leave the browser open until the spinning dingus disappears? The other thing I am getting is this This happens randomly through my music collection, and a refresh doesn't sort it. Any Ideas? Cheers
  15. Hello devs, In another thread I suggested creating a "priority ordert" about foreign metadata download. So choosing several in priority order instead of one, in case it doesn't find as the first choice. Besides that, I think I bumped into a bug here. My global settings are set to download metadata as "Portuguese" language and "Brazil" as country. If I just configure in this screen (global), it doesn't matter if I put Portuguese or Portuguese (Brazil). It just doesn't works. How do I know that it should ever work? When I set those same languages in the MOVIE metadata, not globally, it refreshes and downloads just fine my foreign language. Very strange. Can anyone take a look at this? Thanks
  16. On my setup, the aspect ratio of album covers in the Home view of the Web Interface is not correct, it is 16:10 I guess, while it should be squared, since it shows album covers. I'm on 3.0.5786.0. Can anybody confirm this bug?
  17. Hello, I have been using emby for quite a while now, and again, a really annoying bug occured. I just realized, that somewhere on the road my emby server started to store ALL png-files that are metadata files with the wrong filename. For example, cdart.png is cdart..png. Therefore, the skin I use never finds those images. Same goes for logo.png. I have 3.0.5818.0 on Ubuntun 15.10. Seriously, such a bug in a "stable" release? Are you kidding me? All over the community, people are more and more complaining about the emby server being buggy. You should definitely consider doing something about your release cycles and try to get some improvement of the quality of your releases instead of starting to charge people for services. Just my 2 cents.
  18. So, I was looking around the Plug-in page on my server just to see what was new and I saw the Xml Metadata plug-in. A while back, I decided to use NFO when I could - but not completely sure why and I am open to changing. So, I am curious about this plug-in. Specifically 2 questions: 1. How is this different than picking "Emby Xml" as a metadata saver and prioritizing it over my NFOs? Specifically, what does the plug-in do that Emby doesn't do already? 2. I had to have chosen NFO for a reason. Maybe because it would integrate with other tools/platforms? Regardless, my question is why would I pick one format over the other?
  19. guardian1691

    Images Don't Download

    I decided to delete all of the images and other files in the videos folders and store the metadata all within a different directly to keep it all clean. Now I have to manually download every image. I tried having Emby scan my library after specifying where to download the metadata but it still doesn't download them. Before, some of the images would download and I couldn't get it to actually manually download. Now, I can manually download without a problem but automatic downloads don't work. Thoughts?
  20. allanmobile313

    Artist vs Album Artist

    Is there a way to get the Android TV app to use the ARTIST tag for browsing instead of the ALBUM ARTIST tag? This is a feature that works remarkably well on the web app, and on the Android phone/tablet apps. For some reason however, I am not able to get the Android TV app to allow browsing by the artist tag. I understand that for many casual listeners out there this may seem like a trivial matter, but for music buffs (or in my case....music junkies), the difference between using an artist tag vs album artist tag can be pretty huge; especially, if you listen to genres of music where collaborations are a way of life. Please forgive me if this matter has already been brought up elsewhere (I tried a search but couldn't find it). Right now I have a "test" server that I'm using to work out the kinks and learn the system before setting up the final deal. Thanks in advance if there's someone out there that can point in the right direction!
  21. Hello and many thanks in advance for any support, I reinstalled Emby Server a few months ago and recently noticed after reinstalling Emby for WMC (this IS a server question, I promise) and browsing that my episode thumbnails for new additions are not consistently auto-downloading and many old shows are now missing the thumbnails (episode thumbs for Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm are now completely gone and I specifically remember seeing these when browsing clients in the past). This behavior is visible in the web client and other clients (WMC, Android). I have all of the expected server settings activated (download artwork from internet, save artwork in folders, all metadata services checked, download chapter images, etc.). I do have a custom metadata path, but that has not conflicted with the save artwork in folders for movies and *some* tv episode new additions, thus I don't believe this is a permissions issue. I have also tried to manually download thumbs with very limited success. First, trying to update an entire tv show at the series level (not season or episode) rarely works. Even when get all the way into a specific episode and manually attempt to download that image, after clicking the download icon, no image shows up (even though there is no longer a red "missing image" indicator next to the episode in the explorer tree) and Windows Explorer shows nothing has been downloaded or saved. The only way I can get thumbs to show up is if I literally save each individual image online and drag and drop into the season folder--but this requires matching the naming convention and is ridiculously time consuming. I have searched all the other forum topics and even attempted to remove a series, scan library, re-add series, re-scan, etc. to no avail. I've also read about turning off the realtime monitor, but this doesn't seem applicable and also seems burdensome to have to modify the timestamp on every episode missing thumbnails. I do believe, however, that part of the issue stems from Emby only auto-downloading new additions on scans, however (and not generating thumbs for missing, albeit old items, even with manual attempts at series, season or even episode level). I also prefer not to use MCM or another scraper/server frontend when Emby already has these capabilities and they DID work for me prior to the most recent reinstall. I've included photos of my approach, but it's pretty straightforward. Please help! P.S. I'm happy to add log files if requested/appropriate
  22. I created a music playlist on the Emby Server and it plays all the songs correctly on my Roku 3. However, after the first song finishes playing and the next song begins to play, the information (metadata) for the first song continues to be displayed. The first song information is displayed through the entire playlist (until the Roku screensaver comes on). Is there an easy fix to make the Roku display info for the song that is currently playing?
  23. Kubla Khan

    Saving metadata into folders

    I have been using Media Browser, now Emby, for 2 years but I have never been a tinkerer until now. Everything has worked well as far as viewing etc. I now find that while all banners, posters, fanart, etc. is saved in the media folders all the people are saved in Users/myname/appdate/roaming/emby-server/metadata/people Then an alphabetical list. There must be 5000 people in there. I have checked "save artwork and metadata into folders". What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it? I know from a previous post that the data stored on my server cannot be moved. I have checked the threads and there is a lot being said but I couldn't find anything definitive. Kubla
  24. geotux

    Episode metadata

    Hi, I found out tonight that I can use HTML code in the "overview" section of the metadata. That's cool as it allows you to present some formatting like in the attached screenshot. However, I'm confused as to how Emby decides to save the metadata. I thought it was all saved in the *.nfo file, in the same folder as where you store the mp4 and the imagery but that does not appear to be the case. In fact, i can't see the html code i used for the overview text. But it's certainly using the html code as it displays just like I had coded it to display: <h1>TITLE</h1> <h3>di ...</h3> Overview text <br> <h1>TITLE</h1> <h3>di ...</h3> Overview text <br> Also, I added two "writers" which appear in the nfo file but not in the browser. It just shows one of the writers. Any clues? Finally, it appears that the changes to the metadata are saved sequentially in the nfo file rather than in the order the data appears in the webpage. Is that how it should be? I suppose it's just about emby reading through the tags and then positioning them in the correct order. Cheers Report S18E01.nfo
  25. I have problems with metadata for episodes on a couple of shows. Its mostly shows that has a name that is ambiguous with another show or for some other reason got miss matched. I have fixed the metadata for the "root" show but episodes are still identified as if it belongs to whatever the "root" show was identified as before i corrected it. Examples of shows that dont identify episodes correctly are The Flash, Scandal and Homeland. The flash and scandal was first miss matched because I don't use year in my folder names so that was to be expected (My current way of getting the episodes doesn't support that), cant remember what happend to homeland but it was some weird match for that one. Anyway I have fixed those shows via the "Identify" option in emby-web but the episodes are still not getting the correct metadata i have tried to remove all *.nfo files but after a new scan its still the same "wrong" info in them. I'll include some screen-shot of The Flash 2014 where the episodes for season 1 are matched as episodes from The Flash 1990? Is there a way to make the episodes metadata correct?
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