Originally Posted by AXLCMT
What happens if you scrape your movies (all with their own folders and all in one directory ie K:\ etc) using Media Center Master
and then do the "Set" then "Content" (ie add your movies into Kodi) in Kodi? Will Kodi automatically try to scrape all of the Movies all over again automatically or should I tell Kodi to automatically scrape all of the movies or should I NOT tell Kodi to scrape all of the movies that were already scraped using Media Center Master?
Originally Posted by scott967
If MCM created .nfo files for each movie, that will always be used first when you tell Kodi to "update library" or "scan item". You can change the scraper for movie source to "nfo only", in that case the nfos will be used exactly the same way but if there is no nfo it will not attempt an online scrape. If you want to ignore an nfo file, you have to do it for each movie via the movie info dialog "refresh" which pops up a dialog asking if you want to use the nfo file. You can also use the movie info dialog to select between local art or art found during a scrape or linked in the nfo. Note that the art that actually gets displayed is first cached in the userdata\thumbnails regardless if there is a local jpg/png or remote URL link.
Win7 WMC user here, and I'm looking for an exit strategy. I am evaluating alternative options, and think Kodi might be a really desireable front end option for me, with my brand-spankin'-new NVIDIA Shield and all the other functionality that box has that I like so much. With a couple software updates, this could be the all-in-one solution AND the means to GTFO of WMC that I've been looking for...
I have a plex server. It was very easy to "share" that library to the Kodi app for Shield. Works well. Very cool.
But my WMC "TV Recordings" folder, when shared to Kodi, is a mess. I'm aware of the fact that Kodi requires a specific file structure (I already reviewed the Wiki page; as a Plex user who has DVR'd some shows, such as Seinfeld, run them through VideoReDo to chop out commercials, and moved them out of the "TV Recordings" folder and into a seperate folder with a specific file naming convention and folder structure, I am somewhat familiar with this). I understand that WMC's "Recorded TV" folder, by itself, doesn't conform to Kodi's required file structure and naming conventions. And I understand that certain software, such as Media Center Master, is able to do this for me. It can "scrape" for meta-date, and then move said DVR recordings into a separate folder (that conforms with Kodi's structure), while renaming the files according to Kodi's requirements. And it can automate this process for me. Very nice.
My question/concern is, how does this work with recordings that DON'T, by their very nature conform to a "television series", with "Season #" and "Episode #" type-format? Specifically, but not limited to, a football game? I routinely DVR my favorite team's game, and if it's a particularly memorable one, I'll run it through VideoReDo and save it long-term... how does Kodi handle recordings that don't *fit* into a "TV Show x - Season Y - Episode Z" box?
Anybody here DVRing sports games and watching them on Kodi? Care to share your experiences?