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#1 ShoutingMan OFFLINE  

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:58 AM

i setup Emby with defaults, and according to the Wiki, to store metadata on the (fast SSD) applications drive, not the RAID media drive. (This is also general consensus I've seen at AVS.)
“Installation · MediaBrowser/Wiki Wiki · GitHub”
https://github.com/M...ki/Installation

But I've seen recommendations here to store metadata and artwork in the media folders.

What's the current thinking?

If it's better to store with the media folders, can this be made the installation default? And the Wiki updated accordingly?

And a handy new feature would be to migrate metadata and art to media folders if the server setting is changed. This would accommodate those of us wanting to move to the newly recommended setup (assuming it is).

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 01:26 AM

Personal preference really.

 

I store my media, metadata, and artwork together because it is cleaner with my folder structure. Everything is together.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:22 PM

Can I change the metadata location setting without reinstalling Emby Server?



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:07 PM

You will have to manually move the existing folder, but yes you just have to set the new location via Library-Advanced.

 

 

Note Emby creates a /metadata location by default to prevent users from combining other custom locations.  So the custom path you move the metadata folder to will be the parent folder.


Edited by Happy2Play, 30 December 2016 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:07 PM

i setup Emby with defaults, and according to the Wiki, to store metadata on the (fast SSD) applications drive, not the RAID media drive. (This is also general consensus I've seen at AVS.)
“Installation · MediaBrowser/Wiki Wiki · GitHub”
https://github.com/M...ki/Installation

But I've seen recommendations here to store metadata and artwork in the media folders.

What's the current thinking?

If it's better to store with the media folders, can this be made the installation default? And the Wiki updated accordingly?

And a handy new feature would be to migrate metadata and art to media folders if the server setting is changed. This would accommodate those of us wanting to move to the newly recommended setup (assuming it is).

 

That migrating thing would be good, so if (like me) I add a new library, it starts adding metadata and then I realise I should have updated those per library settings to 'save artwork and metadata into media folders' from the beginning, so it isn't half and half.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

You will have to manually move the existing folder, but yes you just have to set the new location via Library-Advanced.
 
 
Note Emby creates a /metadata location by default to prevent users from combining other custom locations.  So the custom path you move the metadata folder to will be the parent folder.


I'm looking for a way to change server setting to "store artwork and metadata into media folders"
https://github.com/M...ki/Installation

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:14 PM

I'm looking for a way to change server setting to "store artwork and metadata into media folders"
https://github.com/M...ki/Installation

 

The wiki needs to be updated but it's no longer a global setting and is instead configured for each library.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:08 AM

Ok. I don't understand how this updated setting works. I'll have to look at the interface more carefully to see what the settings are.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

I found the setting I wanted, I think

 

Manage Server->Library->3-dots in a library -> Manage Folders->Check Save Artwork and Metadata into Media Folders

 

Is there a way to purge metadata, then scan the library and load anew all metadata to be stored in media folders?

 

I thought I saw a "purge metadata" button in the server but I can't find it now. And I don't know if the rescan will take effect with the updated setting on existing media.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:59 PM

You can use the refresh command throughout the web interface.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:02 PM

The "Scan Library" button doesn't cause metadata to be moved into the media folders.


Edited by ShoutingMan, 01 January 2017 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:04 PM

Changing the setting will not go back and retroactively start moving files. It will only apply to new metadata going forward.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:16 PM

wouldn't it be a good idea if upon Refreshing a library or individual item when a relocation of metadata is called for, Emby could check for existing metadada either in the media folder or in a custom location and automatically move it to the new location BEFORE looking for new stuff from the internet. It would be less interrogation of internet sources and less stress on data caps etc AND it would allow for retention of sometimes very carefully maintained metadata.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:24 PM

It's a possibility for the future yes.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:34 PM

I am trying to use the Emby Meta fetcher again. Right now I use a different program. I have checked to save images and meta data in the movie folder but all that is saved their is the images, no meta data. I did not have save to movie folder checked at first, I checked it and then refreshed a movie. That is when the images show up but no meta data.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

Check metadata services and make sure you didn't disable anything.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:17 PM

Nfo is uncheked, but I thought that was something optional. Is that what I have to use, not an XML file anymore?



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:26 PM

Nfo is on by default so you would have had to explicitly disable it. Xml saving has been retired, although the code is moved into a plugin if their is a community member willing to take ownership of it and handle support for it.

 

Our default settings for the last 2 years have been attempting to steer you towards nfo, so at some point you must have explicitly said no i want xml.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

Ok cheking that Nfo made it work.

 

Next question is how can you edit the Media Info from the Meta Manager? It always picks up the aspect ratio of the video file, which is 16:9 always, I want the real aspect ratio of the movie.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:41 AM

I've never noticed any difference between having metadata on an SSD vs. with the media folders.







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