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  1. icedragonslair

    Phantom/offline collection

    Is there a way to create an extension such as ,BRY (just an example) to allow MB3 to list movies that we have on disc but not one the media server for reference for our theaters. We accomplished this with .disc extensions in xbmc (using metabrowser for metadata) and it worked great, it even allowed us to make a note that told us that you needed to insert the disc to play it. I was wondering if this was possible with MB3 and if so is there a way to make it show whether it is a physical dvd or blu-ray disc, or do I need to get creative with the metadata to achieve this with MB3? Thanks loads, Ice
  2. Is there anyway of scraping metadata from http://www.bbfc.co.uk/, as IMDB and TMDB have quite poor parental rating support for UK ratings (irritating oversight as IMDB was started by a Brit)? I can use reports and then manually search for titles with missing ratings but thats painstaking when you have 500 plus titles with missing ratings.
  3. Under "Metadata" and "Basics, there is an option to "Save artwork and metadata within media folders". By default this is unchecked. I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons of either option. Pros for storing in data folders. Data can easily be found, and in an intuitive structure if you want to edit it. Any others? Cons for storing in data folders. Metadata is not stored in a central location. Any others? Questions: Does MB3 continue to update the data if it is in the media folders, or is it "write once and forget about it"? If I back up the %appdata% folder and the have to reinstall MB Server, is there an easy way to restore the old data, or is it simpler to let MBS rebuild the data? If I have "Save artwork and metadata within media folders" unchecked now, but later choose to check it, is the metadata migrated to the folders or does it have to be rebuilt? If migrated, is it deleted from the %appdata% location?
  4. Hi I have search for an answer to this but could not find anything. I am running MB Server 3.0.5192.19560 I have a lot of one off TV programmes stored on my NAS, the vast majority of them have had to have the metadata created manually as the programmes do not appear on any of the TV or Movie databases (a scraper for the BBC would be great). The data is stored in Mymovies.xml files that I used with MB2 without problem, now that I've moved to MB3 the data has not been picked up, I've tried adding it via the Server web client (Metadata editor) and it is showing as saved, but even though I have "save artwork and metadata within media folders" ticked no MB3 files have been created. So my questions are; Should the Mymovies.xml data have been picked up by MB3? Where is the MB3 metadata being stored? Thanks in advance
  5. When MBS (Version 3.0.5192.19560) creates xml and downloads images, the timestamp (date modified) is consistently around 15-16 minutes in the future. The server has the correct time, and the log file has the correct timestamp. Even the entries in the log file have to correct timestamps. However the date modified is in the future. Example. Here is a log file entry for an xml file creation. Time is 08:40:26.4618. 2014-03-31 08:40:26.4618 Debug - ProviderManager: Saving \\ATLAS\Stuff\Movies\Feature Films\Mad Max 2 - The Road Warrior\Mad Max 2 - The Road Warrior.avi to Media Browser Xml. Here is a screen shot from Windows explorer showing the affected directory. Time is 08:57. And contents. Time is 08:57. Needless to say, function is in no way being affected. I just find it a bit mysterious that MBS is creating a file at a certain time and Windows is reporting it as created in the future even if the Windows clock is correct.
  6. Since MB now stores metadata centrally (yay!), I was thinking of ways to migrate away from the local metadata I have stored. I could delete all XML, jpg and png files from the tree, but this would still leave the hidden "metadata" folders in all TV Show seasons. Seems a bit clunky and risky. So I am making a feature request for a mechanism (plug-in or non) that will grab all local metadata and migrate it to the MB structure (that way you don't need to download every single file again) and then clean up the media folders. Alternatively just delete everything in the media folders without migrating the data (new download instead). An option to dump the migrated data somewhere would be nice too. Just in case you need something.
  7. Since Version 3.0.5168.16132 folder.png and backdrop.jpg for plugins (podcasts, trailers) are no longer coming into effect in eg. dashboard home screen.
  8. Hi, I have just got a WDTV lIve SMP, and have been creating backdrops and covers and xmls for all my movies but have found that for the ones I have done, MB3 is now not showing the movie.xml metadata that I had previously. see as follows my folder info now... as you can see it has new info and xml tagged as same as the movie file plus cover, fanart,sheet and another cover jpg tagged same as movie file. What shows in MB server (latest beta build) using MB Classic is the cover (folder) discart, backdrop and media info but nothing else, no synopsis or genre etc from the xml, nor studio icons. Is there someway I can have both xmls inside my folders, and have the metadata showing? I hope it's just a setting somewhere I can manage as I have gotten 3/4 of the way through my movie collection and would hate to have to go back and delete all the wdtv info...(would make using the wd live a bit cumbersome as well;) Thanks for any advice and help!
  9. Right now, if I have a video and MB3 thinks it has found a match in one of the online searches, if it guesses wrong, I have to empty out all the fields. If you created a "clear metadata" or "reset metadata" button on the Metadata tab, it would be very helpful. Second, you might consider adding one option to Metadata Settings > Fields. If you could tell MB3 to not fetch any External ID's from the fetchers, this would be ideal. Sometimes when MB3 gets things wrong and you clear out the External ID's and refresh, it will repopulate the field with the incorrect data, and there's no way to stop MB3 from doing that at this point. Finally, this is the goal of the feature request. Sometimes I have movies that are not listed in online databases (for example, some of my Home Videos were identified and metadata was added from an online fetcher, and it took a long time to clear out the data). The feature I wanted most was just to create the primary image, but there's not a really good way of doing that - right now I just clear out every metadata settings > fields except for the Images and backdrops, but the metadata fetcher ID settings get in my way because it automatically downloads the images once it detects the movie. Consider adding a button on the Images tab to simply "Create Primary Image" and "Create Backdrop(s)", and you might consider adding an input to create multiple backdrops or primary images so a user can choose which ones they want to use. A button on this tab to "Delete All Primary Images" and "Delete All Backdrops" and finally "Delete All Images" might also be helpful. Thanks!!
  10. PoBear

    Searching for Metadata

    I have a question about manually collecting metadata in MB3. I have searched the forum and can't see any answer. I am a recent convert to MB3 previously I have been collecting metadata with the original version of MetaBrowser which worked well, but is not having problems where the metadata sources have been updated. One of its features allows you search for a TV programme or film and get a list of likely candidates back so if you have a different spelling or there are two versions of a film you can select which one to use. I can't find a similar feature in MB3? I have a number of TV Series and Films that have been misnamed or the wrong version selected, I know I could go in and manually correct the base data so it is a better fit, but it sort of defeats the object of automatic collection if you have to go to theTVdb, etc.. If it's not available, is it something that could be provided, perhaps an error file could be produced which the user can then process through MB3 by providing extra information? Thanks in advance
  11. icedragonslair

    Phantom Episodes Since Last Update?

    Does anyone know why this behavior is happening and how to stop it, it is very annoying Nearest I can figure is it is automatically downloading some sort of placeholder for unreleased episodes from tvdb...this is just wrong and should not happen at all when all of the metadata scrappers are turned off, oh wait, they keep re-enabling when any update is installed and then I have to go in and remove them manually...is there a a way to remove the scrapping capability from this server all together? It is more of a hassle then it is worth Thank you, Ice Server Version 3.0.5171.19958 Also is there a way to make my specials (season 0) not be mixed in with the other seasons in the order they were released? Example: Season 0 --S00E01 - Misc when displayed on theater and browser it show s up as Episode 000-0001 in Season 1 Becoming more and more frustrated with the little things, like these and others (turning off all updates only to have the program update anyways and then reset all of my settings). Making me re-think xbmc or the new plex theater as an altrernative
  12. Is there a way we could make a change to a top-level folder metadata element and have it apply to the children inside the folder? What would be helpful is if I could say "apply custom rating to children" or "apply metadata settings to all children" so that any folder or movie/TV show would get a setting that was set at a higher level. When I have the rating system turned on and apply the setting that any unrated movies/TV shows will not be shown on a single user account, then when I dump some home videos into a folder, that user can't see them until I go through and manually apply a rating to every file in that folder. Sometimes if we download everything from our video camera, it could be hundreds of files, and it becomes tedious to do. It would make life easier if there was an automated way to apply settings to all files inside a folder so that the rating system would work. It might also be helpful for other settings inside the folder within reason (you don't want to apply a Name field to everything inside the folder).
  13. I dont know if this has been already asked...search didnt yield anything relevant. But it would be a nice to have
  14. Since updating to 3.0.5170.675 a few days ago, I'm not seeing images, posters, and any metadata for anything in my collection. Is there any way I can force it to do a full refresh? This seems to happen from time to time when there is a major update. Wow... this is immensely frustrating. All the images (folder.jpg, backdrop.jpg, etc.) and all the xml files are there, but nothing is being read.
  15. Hi there, I have the server side installed on a server 2008 R2. when i try to manually change the metadata - like name and Overview i click on "save" but nothing happens - i used to see a small pop-up box that would appear and say something like item saved.. but with this tv.show for example.. nothing happens. Why is this ? Thanks.
  16. The tags are not heavily used at the moment. We just haven't gotten there yet. So, they won't do much other than have some sort of impact on what items are considered "similar".
  17. So I created a folder this morning for Ben 10 Omniverse Season 3 and put ep 1 in it. The show is recognized. If I create a season 2 and refresh, that season is recognized and the season (primary) image is downloaded. Season 3 is ignored though - no image download, the episode doesn't refresh with data. Everything looks correct on tvdb that I can tell. Season 3 is there, there's a season image for it, and the episodes are listed. I'm not sure if this is on MB3's side or if there's some special character on tvdb throwing something off...? http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=260995&seasonid=577066&lid=7 I looked through the logs and see plenty from automated scans and such, but noticed that when I click refresh metadata in the server editor, nothing's being logged in the server logs. Is there somewhere that the simple refresh activities are logged differently than the scheduled tasks?
  18. @Aphid I was not entirely sure what tidy genre meant since no where does it mention what it does but I figured it out after experimenting with it. Well I believe there is a bug with the latest release. It seems that when it fetches the genres it does add them to the series.xml file but it appears blank on the web client even after refreshing over and over. I tried this with "Max Genres:0" and up to 5. What I found that fixed it was that I had to go into the xml, make a change manually and save it. I ran a refresh and the genres appear. Not sure what's going on since the xml appears fine. Edit: I don't want to open up a topic for every issue I find even though it is the proper way but I want to also mention that when I change Max Genres to 6, 7 or more it still only adds 5 genres and the rest to tags. Using 0 as the max does assign all the tags as genres though.
  19. Taffer

    Metadata error

    Since swapping from MB2 to using MBC I have found that some of my TV show metadata is showing incorrectly, It used to show the correct info when using MB2 but since moving the drives to a new server machine and loading MBC I now get the wrong metadata info for some tv shows. Is there a way to renew / refresh or delete and start again with the metadata on the server ? Never mind as soon as I went back to the server dashboard I clicked on the little pen like icon and Bazinga suddenly it was all clear
  20. When I copy a new movie to the library/folders watched by MS3, is rightly pick up the added content. However it does not seem to be able to recognize it and match it with metadata. The new content is one movie file in one directory, moved to the movie folder. The folder is named as "Iron Man 2 (2010)(1080)". When I then manually goes to the library in the meta data browser and change the name to "Iron Man" and hit update metadata, it works. However, I then still have to manually update the primary image in the metadata browser, as this process does not do that, but retains a screenshot as primary image. Am I doing something wrong since it does not pick up the metadata automatically? BTW, I know I have been after you guys the past days with questions and all. After working with MB3S the last couple of evenings, it is only minor things I have run into. It a good piece of software. Good job, guys and thank you very much for your effort and for putting this out there for free, and for helping out and all!
  21. On the latest Dev build the server no longer grabs and saves metadata. I have to manually look up the movie on IMDB and then use the web browser to Edit and add the IMDB number then click Save and refresh the data. Then I have to manually go select a cover for the movie. Wasn't sure if this was a known issue yet or not, I know you guys are working a lot on the metadata stuff and I really like the automatic organization of TV shows that's in the latest Dev build, it works great!
  22. Note: This issue was sort of described in this topic but I have started a new topic to more directly describe the issue and the plug-in in detail. @@Aphid hope you read this. Issue: Ever since installing the Anime plugin (awesome by the way since it adds so much missing information) it has started to replace many of my covers from many anime series. Even after putting the covers back how I want them, every 24 hours or so they would revert back to what the anime plugin finds. How do I know this? Covers found from server (thetvdb) Cover that I selected and fetched from thetvdb Every day or so I find that the Cover changes to one that is not available from thetvdb Looked at sources for Anime plugin and found AniDB A search for the item anidb revealed the cover that was being used to replace thetvdb covers Log snippet: 2013-11-26 04:00:47.2583, Debug, ProviderManager, Running AnimeSeriesProvider for \\Star-pc\tv\Anime\Dragon ball GT 2013-11-26 04:00:47.2583, Debug, AniDB, Identified Dragon Ball GT as AniDB ID 233 2013-11-26 04:00:47.2583, Debug, ProviderManager, Running AniDbSeriesImagesProvider for \\Star-pc\tv\Anime\Dragon ball GT 2013-11-26 04:00:47.2653, Debug, AniDbSeriesImagesProvider, Downloading primary image for Dragon Ball GT from http://img7.anidb.net/pics/anime/332.jpg 2013-11-26 04:00:47.2653, Info, App, HttpClientManager.Get url: http://img7.anidb.net/pics/anime/332.jpg 2013-11-26 04:00:47.4124, Debug, ProviderManager, Saving image to \\Star-pc\tv\Anime\Dragon ball GT\folder.jpg I have attached the portion of the log where it shows doing this. Maybe there needs to be an option to only replace missing artwork if it finds preexisting images?
  23. Just like the title says. I'm not getting any posters to show up just the metadata. Thanks, S.
  24. Netbug

    Metadata for Extras

    (I was sure I saw this asked before... possibly by me... but can't seem to find the thread). I know how the folder structure for extras in movies works, but what is the naming convention and is there a way to retrieve meta data for extras? What's the source? Thanks.
  25. I bought my kids 'Clash of the Titans' (The 1981 original) but MB coded it as the recent remake. Everything I try within the admin console fails - I tried altering the IMDB reference in the 'Edit' screen, tried deleting the XML files from the folder, etc, but no dice. (The folder name does have the year in brackets, but that hasn't helped). Is there a technique for a) Manually overriding the auto-selected Metadata if MB doesn't do the job correctly Forcing a cleardown and refresh of the Metabase (either for a single entry, or for the whole volume) from scratch.
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