Originally Posted by steelman1991
Surely you would have to undertake some form of tagging, otherwise JRiver, wouldn't know the media sub category of video - ie: Movies from TV Shows?
In the JRiver setup section, you have to tell MC where your movies (video), Audio, Pictures, etc. are located. So when setting everything up for each media type, you browse to the directory (such as "\\\\HTPC\\Movies" for example) and JR uses that location and assigns all the folders in that directory as movies (video). Same for the other media types. My TV-Series are all stored in folders (by series name) in its own Directory (called "My TV"). So the TV-series are not
added into the Movie listings.
Then you tell MC where the meta data, cover art, etc. is located. You can select "same folder as movie", or point to a different location.
I use MyMovies4 for collecting the movie cover art and meta data. With MyMovies the movie cover art and meta data is created/downloaded and stored in the same folder with the movie. If you use Video_TS format, your movie would be one folder down (in the Video folder). MC knows how to handle this. I don't know how the movie data is gathered by JRiver if you don't have a MyMovies type program.
Now with my Blu-ray movies I create a folder called "movie name [Blu-ray]", then JR adds the movie to the HD category. The "[Blu-ray]" is not used in the title/name display but distingishes the movie as a BD rather than a DVD.
Lastlym I'm still learning MC, so there may be other/better ways to get the job done. This is just how I do it.