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  1. @Aphid Earlier this week I wanted to add the anime specific genres to each show and what I found was that almost all the series had their episode metadata overwritten. For example the Dragon Ball collection, I have each series (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT) in their own series folder but the plugin assumes that the seasons located in Dragon Ball are the DBZ and DBGT so it gives it wrong episode metadata. I realized this too late the way it expects the multi show series to be organized like Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, Digimon etc. I spent the week putting the metadata back for all my shows and then locked everything. Then I saw the new features added to the updated plugin "move excess genres to tags" and "tidy plugin". Thank you for that by the way, really appreciate it. So with that I decided I was going to add all those new genres to the shows but I proceeded to unlock only the series.xml (parent level) and the episodes contained " <LockData>true</LockData>". On the metadata editor in media browser web client it would show the seasons and episodes as locked but not the series folder which is what I wanted in order to fetch the new genres. Well I ran a refresh and when it was all over I found that the metadata for all the episodes were changed again.
  2. Is there an easier way to manage the metadata for folders that aren't part of the default? My scenario: I have an "Adults" profile for my wife and myself that uses the default library which has 6 libraries: 3D, Music, Kids Shows, Kids Movies, Shows, Movies. I have a "Kids" profile for my kids (duh!) that is a subset: they only have access to Kids Shows and Kids Movies. For the default library, I was able to set primary images and sort order text, but for the kids I had to figure out that they were stored in MediaBrowser-Server/root/Kids and add folder.png to them (and I guess I'll add xml for the sort orders). Some thoughts: Can I temporarily make that profile able to edit metadata and I'm guessing I'd be able to use the web and then turn that off? What if there was a folder in their library that wasn't already part of the default, how would I manage that? Would I be better off making a superset profile that uses the default library that included every folder and then having both the Adult and Kids only use subsets? It would be nice if a true "admin" account option existed that when I was in edit mode on the left pane showed not only the "Media Library" but also any other user libraries as well - although it would get confusing when they share the same folders... David
  3. Probably a long shot, but I'll throw it out there anyway. I would like to be able to control metadata settings for each individual media collection. Right now, metadata settings apply to all collections (save metadata within media folders, enable automatic updates, etc.). I do want the metadata stored within my movie and tv collections, but don't want it stored within my music collection. I share the music collection with other users and use it with several devices/software packages, all the extra files created by metadata collection clutter things up tremendously. I am currently deleting thousands of album.xml files and fanart folders Whoops. Didn't even think about that when I added my music collection. Thanks for the consideration!
  4. My set-up - Windows 7 with Windows Media Centre and an Xbox 360 where most of the viewing is done. Worked well under Mediabrowser 2x, and after the usual teething problems Mediabrowser 3 is going ok. I have Mediabrowser 3 on my android phone too, which works reasonably well. From reading the forums I see you guys have gone all in for the enriched metadata experience, but this gives me issues where metadata is not available - usually for older TV shows and one-off documentaries. I have my documentaries in a single folder that doesn't follow the M3 naming conventions - Documentaries\[show] For multi-part documentaries I try to find metadata and so follow the naming convention - Documentaries\[show title]\Season 1\[show] This worked up until the recent server upgrade, but now I can't see anything. I've tried splitting the shows into separate folders for single shows and multi-part, this has failed. Looking around TVDB for metadata I note that a lot of one-off BBC documentaries have metadata but this doesn't follow the M3 naming convention - instead of 'season 1', documentaries for this year would need to be in a folder called '2013'? Help! TIA
  5. I have several actors who have commas in their names. The metadata for these actors is split into two names at the comma. For example Robert Downey, Jr. is identified as two people Robert Downey and Jr. Via Wikipedia (note the comma): Here's the snippet from the movie.xml file within my Iron Man 3 folder: <Persons> <Person> <Name>Robert Downey, Jr.</Name> <Type>Actor</Type> <Role>Tony Stark</Role> </Person> Here's what shows up in the HTML interface for Iron Man 3: Is there something that I can change to prevent this from happening? Either this didn't happen in MB2 or I simply didn't pay quite as much attention to it until now.
  6. The images from the People folder within ImagesByName are not being associated with people who have names ending with a period. I'm guessing that the issue may be caused by Windows not allowing a folder to end with a period so there does not appear to be any image to associate with the given person. Perhaps at some point in the future it would be possible to ignore the final "." in a person's name when searching for an equivalent in the People folder? Two examples follow: The equivalent folder is named: T.I The equivalent folder is named: Robert Downey, Jr
  7. I am a heavy MusicBrainz user and I have two issues with how MBS is populating metadata for music albums: It is not using the MusicBrainz ID from the ID3 tag information in the local files which are accurate because I have checked them. It is querying the MusicBrainz database based on the directory name and pulling the wrong information. I have a lot of albums which are not in MusicBrainz and have not imported them into MBS for fear of what it will do. The artist metadata works really well so I would like to leave that running but I would like MBS to collect all information on albums and tracks from the local files. So is it possible to turn off "download metadata from the internet" for music albums only?
  8. Trialing Plex for a few months, there was a pretty neat feature within their Server software that would be handy if added to Media Browser.... Sometimes when the server picks up a movie cover that is incorrect or can't pick the movie cover up at all, there was an option called 'Fix Incorrect Match' which basically allowed a manual keyword search and also allowed the user to select a source scraper. This would then return a list of results (movie name and year) and the user could select the appropriate movie they were looking for and then allowed the user to override the built in search and (for me) returned a 100% success rate of retrieving all invalid and missing covers. I understand that Media Browser should probably automatically retrieve, however, I have come across this issue multiple times now where I have named the movie incorrectly (only slighty - e.g. Space missing, character wrong, etc) and Media Browser will not retrieve the correct title, even after manually correcting the name of the movie/folder and hitting 'Refresh Metadata', it still doesn't work. I have to manually go in and delete the Movie.xml file plus all files relating to that movie (excluding the actual movie file) and try again. If that doesn't work I have to try manually editing the metadata, save it and try again. Last resort I have been manually deleting the 'TheMovieDB ID', plug in the IMDB ID, save and refresh again - that seems to work. If we had a 'Fix Incorrect Match' option (or similar) it could override all the manual labour involved and link the returned result directly to the movie. Even if the movie was named incorrectly, it would still apply all the correct metadata, coverart, etc. to the right place.
  9. Hello, I'm having an issue with metadata for specials episode. I have a collection called Anime where in it, I have Drabon Ball, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z. Each of them have successfully download there metadata from the internet, except for GT and Z which they can't properly download metadata. For exemple, S00E01 of Dragon Ball Z is dead zone. For an unknown reason, it download the metadata of S01E01, Sercret of the dragon balls, from Dragon Ball serie (and not dragon ball z). Even weirder, it download the overview of the S00E01 Dead Zone (the good one). I have a metadata folder inside the dragonball Z folder, it's locked, but it contain the real information. Thus, I don't even know where this information come from (is there a separate database beside s00e01.xml from metadata folder?). It does the samething wit all Dragon Ball Z specials episode (I tried renaming the folder specials or Season 0, change nothing, it always fetch all the information from Season 1 of Dragon Ball with the overview of Season 0 from Dragon Ball Z) and with Dragon Ball GT. Thanks
  10. Bambi is incorrectly displaying the production year for Bambi (1942) as 2013. I can't work out where it is pulling this from; here are the three links to the various sources of metadata: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034492/ RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/9375 TMDB: http://www.themoviedb.org/movie/3170 All the other fields look correct in Metadata Manager. There is no way to stop MB Server from updating the "production year" field other than turning off "Enable internet metadata providers for this item." which I would prefer not to do.
  11. Pirlo1966

    Metadata ness

    A bit more clear now. However, since metadata often involves a lot of work especially with large libraries I would urge you to add warning messages when one sets download and/or save metadata in metadata basics. And if unchecked the download image tab should not be visible or selectable since it is linked to the download and/or save metadata. What happens if I check download but uncheck save metadata? xml's will not be touched? images still download but not in movie folder?
  12. Z0m8ie

    Locking Metadata?

    Hi, Once I have all my metadata and artwork how I want it, how do I go about locking everything down so nothing gets modified or overwritten in my media folders?
  13. Hi Luke, perhaps not the highest priority issue, but none the less here goes... Version 3.0.5099.2102 i dont know if if was ever a design goal..but it always used to be the case that the entire media browser system could be rebuilt quickly from metadata stored in the collection. If all else failed, the mb3 library/data/config folders could be deleted (i.e. everything), mb3 reinstalled, and MB3 would rebuild itself respecting all personalised changes from metadata stored in the collections. This is now no longer the case for music and movie backdrops I think. Steps to reproduce. (MB3 configured to store metadata in collections) 1. remove all mb3 appdata (data/cache/library/ibn artists backdrops) 2. remove all music backdrops in the collection. 3. install mb3 and let mb3 download music backdrops. 4. let system stabilise/download all metadata (including metadata populated in collection and ibn\artists) (Now we have a totally consistent healthy environment built afresh for music backdrops- i assume) 5. delete library DB and restart MB3 (to perform a full rebuild from cached metadata or otherwise) (an artificial action perhaps, but none the less one that used to 'work' in MB2) 6. Duplicate music backdrops are now populated in the artist folders / music collection. (presumably because mb3 cant be sure where the locally stored backdrops (from the 1st library build/fetch) in the collection came from) I dont know if you would classify this as an issue? but maybe to ensure robust consistency during rebuilds it could be a development suggestion to Ensure the record of what backdrops are downloaded/identified from what online and local sources are populated robustly across all relevant datasources/records ie appdata\? AND in the collection artist.xml So that during a rebuild, the music metadata (backdrops) stored in the collection are identifiable and not duplicated. Likewise movie backdrop images are also duplicated after a library deletion/then rebuild, perhaps the movie xml could also keep a record of backdrop download sources/content as well. or alternative simpler suggestion maybe more simply once backdrops (or perhaps all image metadata) are fetched and at least one exists in collection, then no more are fetched unless the user expressly chooses an option to remove that image metadata and refetch from online sources. TV doesnt seem to duplicate backdrop images in collection after a library rebuild. perhaps a crc checker could always re-associate a locally sourced backdrop with an online provider during such a rebuild if this level of sophistication was deemed necessary - but maybe the alternative suggestion above is good enough.. what are your thoughts on the subject?
  14. Some of my TV series folder images are being replaced with a banner image. Background I'm not sure when it started exactly. 4 weeks ago i think. I have deleted the entire tv folder of metadata and media browser re-downloads the correct image for folder and the correct treatment is applied by cover art. Within 24 hours the folder image is replaced with a banner image still with a cover art treatment just squished. Its the same series all the time and there are other series within the collection that are fine. I can delete image from media browser metadata editor and it will get correct folder again. I dont think sickbeard is doing it, but could be wrong. Dont have sickbeard setup to get art, and its just some of the series that sickbeard gets. Any ideas from the community? Thanks Ry
  15. Hi, I have a problem with MediaBrowser 3. After a crash of my SSD I must setup my system new and installed MediaBrowser 3. It works great, but I have a little problem. My added Movies get the right metadatas, but my TV Shows get only english metadatas, I have tried to refresh the metadatas by remove the downloaded informations, but it didn't helped. I have set my metadata settings to Deutsch (German) and my country to Deutschland (Germany) - see attached pictures. How I said, for my movies it works perfectly, but for the TV Shows not. Is there any chance to get the right metadatas, with MediaBrowser 2.x it works without problems, but I don't want back to MB 2.x Greetz Cumpy
  16. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84611964/server-63522732798.log Version 3.0.5097.16641 example in log, big trouble in little china mb3 configured to manage all metadata and store locally in collection. Every film which i delete all backdrops for....has its backdrops redownloaded (good) but 2 of every instance (bad - should be 1) (Note i deleted backdrops as i noticed duplicates of backdrops in movies that i checked)
  17. Server, version 3.0.5083.27698 running on a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 machine. I have been testing out Mediabrowser 3 with a selection of different music tracks. There are a few problems I have come across relating to how Album Artists/Artists are handled. Both the Album Artist and Artist tags for tracks by "Weird Al" Yankovic are written as "Weird Al" Yankovic for each track. The artist folder that contains the album folders and metadata is written as 'Weird Al' Yankovic since " cannot be used in file and folder names in Windows. Both the Album Artist and Artist tags for tracks by AC/DC are written as AC/DC for each track. The artist folder that contains the album folders and metadata is written as AC-DC since / cannot be used in file and folder names in Windows. In the Album Artists view: 'Weird Al' Yankovic - The artist image is not shown and neither are the numbers of albums or songs. AC-DC - The numbers of albums and songs are not shown, but the artist image is. This indicates to me that the folder name is being used instead of the information in the Album Artist tags which is not ideal in situations where different characters are used like these. In the Artists View: AC - shows one extra album and one extra song AC/DC - does not include extra album or extra song DC - shows one extra album and one extra song (the extra album and song it refers to is a track from the Last Action Hero soundtrack which has Various Artists written in the Album Artist tag) This indicates to me that the / in the Album Artist/Artist tags are confusing things somehow as entries called AC and DC are being created even though they do not exist at all in the music collection. They still point to the AC/DC albums, with the addition of the Last Action Hero track, but in the case of the AC entry, it has filled in a artist thumbnail image and description. Additionally, an entry for Various Artists shows up in the Artists view even though it is only used in the Album Artist tags of tracks for certain albums. There are 2 tracks from the Batman Forever soundtrack album in my music collection for testing. Browsing to Various Artists from the Artists view shows two versions of the album. Each one goes to one of the tracks which are both by different artists. The album is also duplicated like this in the Albums view. The file and folder naming convention I use is: D:\Music\Album Artist\Album\Disc 1/2/etc (if more than one disc)\Track Title.mp3 All tracks are tagged with Title, Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Track Number, Album Artist and Disc Number (if more than one disc).
  18. It looks like MBS is pulling the Parental/Content Rating tag from TMDB which doesn't have a rating for most Australian movies. IMDB does have these ratings It would be good if there was an option to set the preference for where to pull metadata from on a field by field basis.
  19. When I add new TV shows to my collections the metadata isn't refreshing. I'm using Server version 3.0.5061.25570 on Windows 7. That said, a couple things to note: 1. I'm a long time user of MediaBrowser (pre 3), so my media is setup using the following, previously allowed, structure /TV /Show Name /Season 01 (02, 03, etc) /01 - Show Name.mp4 /02 - Show Name.mp4 2. I've reviewed the Media Files & Folders Structure topic and realize my media doesn't exactly follow the structure but on initial import of the media (on install of MB3) it did pull the metadata properly. I, maybe incorrectly, assumed that adding new media would allow for this. 3. I have 18,863 TV shows (thanks MB3 for showing me that!) so updating them all would be quite a problem. If at all possible, it'd be really convenient to be able to continue using this structure too so I wouldn't have 2 different conventions in place. Any suggestions guys?
  20. Popeye2468

    Nes and Snes metadata

    Hi so I got myself a collection of roms for both snes and nes but the metadata for these games are not downloading does anyone know why they would not be or can anyone recommend a way of getting the metadata for these?
  21. Hi all, I'm using MB Classic on Windows Media Center. As of about a week ago I noticed a strange thing: Media Browser suddenly started to show metadata for content that I don't have (!). So let's say I have Sons of Anarchy Season 5. On the HDD there will be a Sons of Anarchy Folder, inside there will be a folder called 'Season 5' and inside there we have 13 episodes. Well now media browser is showing me that my collection contains every season and every episode of the show - it is fetching too much metadata. If I happen to click on an episode that I know I don't have, Media Browser will have a fit, saying that the content is not available locally to play, then it says "attempting to stream" followed by an error. It goes around in a loop over and over and I have to quit MC to recover. It started about 1 week ago. I have not changed my configuration, but I think a MB3 update has applied during that time. Thanks
  22. So I'm still having issues with incorrect meta data on movies and shorts. At this point, I think I'd like to just wipe the 2000 or so movies' meta data. If I do a recursive delete of *.xml for the two offending directories (movies, shorts), how long would a rebuild take? Do I need to, or can I, force a rebuild? Is there a better way to do this other than doing the command from the command prompt?
  23. How to organize an album with two CDs? This result in 2 albums with A-ha and incorrect metadata instead of one album with 2 cds \Music \A-ha \25 \25 CD1 1- Song.mp3 \25 CD2 1- Song.mp3
  24. Server Version 3.0.5061.25570 Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit Following the recommended folder structure for music is Artist\Album\Song \Music \Artist Name \Album Name 1- Song.mp3 2- Song.mp3 Summary I have decided to rerip my music collection in FLAC format while keeping the previous lossless WMA folders to compare quality for a while. I have noticed a difference in the meta data display of artist/album in the web client over the last few beta server releases and wonder if it is me or a change in XML direction for display purposes. Setup I have a single Music entry in the Media Library with both the old WMA folders and the new FLAC folders so there will be a duplication of artists and albums for the time being. I have noticed when I select a particular artist that the old folder meta data displays both the artist and album while the new folder meta data displays only the album (see image). Question Is this displaying correctly when only displaying the album title after selecting a particular artist/band? I have deleted the *.xml and *.jpg & *.png files from the new FLAC structure and re-fetched the meta data after the Server Version 3.0.5061.25570 release but notice that it is only displaying the album. Thanks in advance, Advance
  25. MSL_DK

    Box sets problems

    I have a problem with box sets. My primary language is Danish, there is no description in Danish, mbs then looks for English, nor does it exist. result:
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