Editing the series.xml whether manually through an editor (notepad++, notepad etc) or using a metadata editor such as metabrowser/MCM does not stay saved after a media library scan.
I have been trying to batch edit TV shows by adding or changing actors and genres using methods described above but they keep getting erased. The only way they will remain intact is if the web client metadata manager is used and added one by one which is not feasible. MediaBrowser is currently not playing nice with external metadata editors.
For the log provided I simply added one new actor in the series.xml using the following (random) example:
<Person> <Name>Leslie Nielsen</Name> <Type>Actor</Type> <Role>Frank Drebin</Role> </Person>
- Metadata > Basics > Download artwork and metadata from internet Disabled
- Metadata > Services > Disabled fetching for Series, seasons, episodes, people
- Metadata > Advanced > Unchecked everything under People
Regardless of if people/cast is locked or unlocked results are the same
After a scan is completed, any changes made are gone and reverted back to the original. Even setting the series.xml as "read-only" after making changes it gets reverted.
Edited by Starkadius, 15 January 2015 - 05:03 AM.