Originally Posted by rlhaudio
I installed Media Browser 2.6, when running Media Player it identifies my movies but its only in TEXT format. I think I found 4 titles with art work. Am I doing something wrong? Depending which tab I click I get a different movie count. ie. if I click titles.. it says 119, if I click genre it says, 4. Do I need to rescan my drives?
I installed Media Browser 2.6 server. Is their a workstation copy I need or do I need a different front end running? ie Plex, emdb, JRiverXMBC 13 gotham. Those are the ones I have downloaded so far.
Just as an aside, you probably want to make sure you don't have all of those running at the same time. Some folks have had issues running multiple servers on the same machine accessing the same library. It's not a major issue, but it can happen.
Now, as to your question about movie IDs, I'm not sure what you mean by it identifies them only in text format. Do you mean all the info is there and that it simply is not downloading artwork? If that is the case, I would check two things for starters. First, I would check to make sure that you have the artwork options turned on in the server configuration. Second, I would open up the metadata on a few of those that were ID by text only and make sure that all the information is actually being downloaded. MB will list all the movies you have, using the names you have given. But sometimes it needs a nudge in the right direction as to which title you actually mean.
Also, you listed that you are using MB 2.6. That's a very decent program. However, if you are going to go with the Media Browser option (an experience I highly recommend) I would strongly suggest you discard MB 2.6 and download MB 3 media server.
Media Browser 3
MB3 is a far superior platform and even more intuitive than the one you are using. Furthermore, it can be used in conjunction with Media Browser Theatre (a front end program like XBMC), XBMC, and many other front end options including WMC. Heck, if you are only using the one PC to both act as server and as HTPC, you can even use Media Browser 3 without a dedicated front end program.
It sounds to me like for whatever reason your media is not actually being fully identified. If you send me a PM, I'll try walking you through a step-by-step install. Also, if you want something "right now", at the top of this section of the forums is a sticky about step-by-step setting up of XBMC as a server/front end.