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#161 skywalka OFFLINE  

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:38 AM

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:51 AM

Programmer speak. Don't let a section of code fail without handling it.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

Thanks @Redshirt



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:21 PM

OK, So a new and pretty powerful feature coming in the next update to be released tonight!!
 
A few users have mentioned to me about contributing to the theme video cause since its release last year. Realising this is a complicated and long winded process, I have been thinking about various ways to get this done as easily as possible.

In comes the 'Theme Contributors Network'

What is the contributors network?
By becoming involved in the contributors network, the theme videos you have manually added to your media will automatically be uploaded and added to a new 'contributors database'.

 

Only those who are part of the contributors network will get access to the theme videos other users have also automatically uploaded too

 

If you do not want to be part of the contributors network, that's OK, just simply go into the themes configuration page after the update and untick the box theme contributions box and click Save below.

 

What do you have to do?

Nothing more than what you already are. With a view to everyone getting access to the most amount of themes available, the option is already enabled so if you are already adding the odd one or two themes here and there to your collections, just by leaving the tick box ticked and the letting the scheduled task to run, you will get access to all other users automatic contributions and your own contributions will be automatically loaded.

 

Anything else you might want to know?

Size Limits

As this is such a new idea, I'm a little unsure as to the bandwidth and space required, so for the initial release, any theme videos above the size of 100mb will be rejected. As i say, this is just during the initial release period. I hope and plan to open this up to larger files.

 

Resolution Limits

With a view to keeping the theme video quality as high as possible, any theme videos below 720 will also be rejected. I would really like to set this to 1080 but i think thats being a little over the top!

 

Only Movie Themes?

Again, because this is such a new idea, I'm a little unsure as to the amount of bandwidth and space required. I do plan to bring this functionality to TV Themes in the near future.

 

Issues

Whilst I hope I have covered everything off, there may be some issues with the uploads that I haven't been able create, spot or have occurred, every setup is bound to be slightly different, from upload speeds to theme video formats. So please bare with me and post/pm/email me any issues you might come across.

 

Cheers, Radeon


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

Excellent idea


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Do I stop doing what I'm doing then with sending them to you?  My MKV backdrops are larger from Bluray and I don't have the tools to convert :(


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:42 PM

Do I stop doing what I'm doing then with sending them to you?  My MKV backdrops are larger from Bluray and I don't have the tools to convert :(

 

Why not just run them through Handbrake?



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

Do I stop doing what I'm doing then with sending them to you?  My MKV backdrops are larger from Bluray and I don't have the tools to convert :(

 

Please dont mate! If you're ok with it, can you keep sending to me directly? I'll handle the conversion from then on. :-D

 

I'm looking at a way to automate that for you too so stick with me, I'm sure ill come up with something! :-D


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:36 AM

OK, so some refinements have been made to the 'Theme Contributors Network'.

 

Firstly, I have added in a Filter option to stop any given mbs instance from uploading the theme again if deleted from the central host.

 

Unfortunately some users metadata isn't quite up to scratch so the TMDBid reported doesnt actually match the theme video.

 

A good example would be the Movie "The Road". Someone has the tmdbid set to "Guns N' Roses: The Road To Democracy Unauthorized (2009)" so those others of you that might actually have "Guns N' Roses: The Road To Democracy Unauthorized (2009)" would get a random theme video for "The Road". Not very nice!

 

So, with the newly added filter, once a person uploads, the filter will be added to stop them uploading again, that way, i can delete the theme off the host if its wrong and leave it open for anyone else to automatically upload

 

The Update also stops themes from uploading if the TMDBID isnt set. I honestly assumed it would be for all themes but apparently its not. It wont cause any problems for you guys, it just ate a little more of my bandwidth than it should have.

 

I am pleased to say that since the release, over 200 extra themes have been added to the database. In around 12 hours, I think that's pretty darn good!

 

EDIT: Oh, and I also increased the file size limit to 150mb.

 

Cheers everyone!


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Please dont mate! If you're ok with it, can you keep sending to me directly? I'll handle the conversion from then on. :-D

 

I'm looking at a way to automate that for you too so stick with me, I'm sure ill come up with something! :-D

Cool.  Very happy to continue sending them to you instead.  It's just so much simpler to put them in that folder and let the transfer go.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

Great work Radeon... Absolutely love this plugin. Keep up the great work.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Is there a way to know if I actually uploaded a file to the contributors network? i know I have themes, that are not on the downloaded list, and my upload filter is empty. So either it is not working or it is not reporting it.

 

Also is there a way to know if a theme video came from the network or from the main source?

 

When I go to the plug in configuration and go into the movie theme video configuration, I get a "Sequence contains no matching element", then especially using Chrome, the screen is broken and I can't see the list of downloaded themes, I have to use IE for this to work. In chrome, when it loads, all tabs show on the same screen.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

Hey @Pelon

 

Any theme that is successfully uploaded to the database will be logged in the Uploaded Theme Filters.  If it fails for one reason or another, you should be able to see the reason within the logs.

 

As for knowing the source of the themes, there isnt a way to tell and its that way deliberately. The source doesnt matter, just that you get the theme. :-D

 

As for the config page, try hitting Ctrl+F5 on your keyboard whilst in the page. It may be that you have an old version of the page cached in your browser as its working fine here for me on IE FF and Chrome. 

 

Let me know how you get on, Cheers,


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Ctrl+F5 seems to have done the trick. Maybe the new version of the server had some changes that required this kind of refresh.

 

I would love to share the few themes that I have added, but it doesn't seem to work for me.

 

I just enabled debug logging, so let me know what log do I need to look into, so that I can fix this. Now if I'm ripping a BD, I almost always try to find the menu backscreen, this would make it so much easier for me to share.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

Ctrl+F5 seems to have done the trick. Maybe the new version of the server had some changes that required this kind of refresh.

 

I would love to share the few themes that I have added, but it doesn't seem to work for me.

 

I just enabled debug logging, so let me know what log do I need to look into, so that I can fix this. Now if I'm ripping a BD, I almost always try to find the menu backscreen, this would make it so much easier for me to share.

 

Cool, As for it not uploading, just restart mbs to create a fresh log, wait for it to finish all the usual scans, run my Movie Theme Upload task then once it finishes, pm me a link to the log and ill take a look.

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

I will do this as soon as I get home. I can restart MBS right now and even run the upload, but I don't have access to the actual log until I get home, and the intent is to get a clean log.

 

I was looking for something like this and I even posted something similar in another thread.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Radeon just a minor thing,the description on the download and upload filter page are both the same and referring to the download page.

 

The heading changes but not the description.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

Radeon just a minor thing,the description on the download and upload filter page are both the same and referring to the download page.

 

The heading changes but not the description.

Thank you good sir! Just a bit of copy and paste of code etc going on there! opps! I'll get it sorted for the next release. Thanks again. :-D



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

Hi Radeon

 

Sorry for the slight delay, but I wanted to figure it out on my own, in order to not waste your time looking at the logs.

 

OK, I have figured out my issue:

 

20140105\ffprobe.exe -i file:"\\FRANK-MEDIASERV\F\mkv\Meat Loaf, Three Bats Live (2011)\backdrops\theme.mkv" -threads 0 -v info -print_format json -show_streams -show_format
2014-03-13 09:22:45.1933 Info - App: Movie Theme Videos - Cancelling Upload - File Too Large: 201659848
 
So with the current limit, the files that I have are too large.
 
I would have to reprocess all the files that I created, but I would still like to keep the higher quality.
 
Can the plugin include the option of converting the file on the fly to a lower quality setting before it is uploaded?
 
So far I have used MKV as the container, as it is the same container that I'm using for my files, and it does work perfectly on MBC. I keep the same settings that I use for my movies, so that also means that I use audio passthrough, and that might also explain the large files.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:29 PM

 

Hi Radeon

 

Sorry for the slight delay, but I wanted to figure it out on my own, in order to not waste your time looking at the logs.

 

OK, I have figured out my issue:

 

20140105\ffprobe.exe -i file:"\\FRANK-MEDIASERV\F\mkv\Meat Loaf, Three Bats Live (2011)\backdrops\theme.mkv" -threads 0 -v info -print_format json -show_streams -show_format
2014-03-13 09:22:45.1933 Info - App: Movie Theme Videos - Cancelling Upload - File Too Large: 201659848
 
So with the current limit, the files that I have are too large.
 
I would have to reprocess all the files that I created, but I would still like to keep the higher quality.
 
Can the plugin include the option of converting the file on the fly to a lower quality setting before it is uploaded?
 
So far I have used MKV as the container, as it is the same container that I'm using for my files, and it does work perfectly on MBC. I keep the same settings that I use for my movies, so that also means that I use audio passthrough, and that might also explain the large files.

 

 

Hey @Pelon,

 

I'm planning to up the file size limits eventually, once i get an idea of the bandwidth/space required. I have also thought about performing conversions and am thinking of running the conversion server side if I do any. Whilst the themes are very nice to have,  for some, 200-300mb is a lot of space to take up for a theme so i dont want to push it on people unless i really have to.

 

That said, I would never expect you to change or compress your themes as that's just going way to far.

 

I'm away all of next week but when I'm back, ill look into it more. I really want to get the code ported to the TV themes ASAP too.

 

Can I ask on favour though? Could you do a search on your movies for all theme.mkv's and tell me the biggest file size you have for you collection?

 

@DigiTM, could you do the same? I know you both use epic file sizes and i want to get an idea as to what the biggest is that i would have to go to in order to scoop up all of the themes?

 

Cheers,







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