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I'm trying out XBMC after using Media Browser for movies. For some reason when I added movies it only seems to have added about 10% of my library. My videos are in two folders. I added both and I only have a handful from each. Any ideas?
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With xbmc you will have to ensure that each movie is named exactly as it is on db you use to scrape and also include the year in parenthesis. Natively xbcm is much less robust than 3rd party scrapers, when it comes to matching titles.

If you used MCM to scrape for MB, you could use the same by changing the settings to scrape for xbmc. They both use slightly different formats. Also have a look here for further advice and information http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294647/xbmc-media-center-setup-guide-knowlege-base-support
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I'm trying out XBMC after using Media Browser for movies. For some reason when I added movies it only seems to have added about 10% of my library. My videos are in two folders. I added both and I only have a handful from each. Any ideas?

After adding the 2 folders did you 'set content' of the folders to Movies and select a scraper?

If not, you need to do that first.

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After adding the 2 folders did you 'set content' of the folders to Movies and select a scraper?
If not, you need to do that first.

I'm pretty sure I did that step. I'll try again.
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Make sure there are no existing NFO's. Sometimes NFO's are malformed by various scrappers and XBMC will not scrape the title since an NFO is present on the file system.

Also, try this:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=118263

This plug in will compare your movie library to your file library.
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Make sure there are no existing NFO's. Sometimes NFO's are malformed by various scrappers and XBMC will not scrape the title since an NFO is present on the file system.
Also, try this:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=118263
This plug in will compare your movie library to your file library.

NFO?

Ill try suggestion #2..
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I added the plug-in, and it found the movies for me, however I can't play them or figure out how to tell XBMC what the movie is...
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NFO?
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I added the plug-in, and it found the movies for me, however I can't play them or figure out how to tell XBMC what the movie is...

An nfo (actually %movie%.nfo) is the file extension for xbmc metadata. Unfortunately, there is no metadata standard so it can become a mess because different media softwares don't play well together.

Assuming your files should look something like:

/media/movies/Pulp Fiction (1994)/Pulp Fiction (1994).mkv

In this directory, there may be an nfo file (/media/movies/Pulp Fiction (1994)/Pulp Fiction (1994).nfo for example).

If there are any nfo files in movie directories that are missing from your library, delete a few and rescrape. XBMC should find them.
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I added the plug-in, and it found the movies for me, however I can't play them or figure out how to tell XBMC what the movie is...

This is good news because XBMC is scraping some media and it is finding all of you media files. It just doesn't know how to scrape some of it for your library.

The likely causes are:

1.) Poorly organized media (Each movie should be in a single respective dir)
2.) Improperly named media (All titles should be name the same as its parent dir with the correct year, see example above)
3.) Existing corrupt metadata (nfo files)
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