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post #3841 of 4042
I just setup MB the recommended way using 2.6 and now I have a top level folder that I do not want. I already have to click the MB icon on the WMC bar to open it, I do not want to then have to click another folder just to see my movies.

EDIT: I figured there is no way around this (I have asked it in different ways a few times now), so I instead completely redid how my system is setup. Previously, I had a shortcut to all my movie folders placed into one folder and I just started there, but that does not work in 2.6 (or going forward I assume). Instead, I moved all the subfolders out (SciFi, Chick Flicks, etc) of the shortcut folder, leaving only the accorted miscellaneous movie shortcuts in there. I then used the MB Configurator to create an entry point for the new Other Movies folder, and then added one for each of the other subfolders I have.

Now, instead of seeing all my movies and the subfolders in the main view, I just have a bunch of folders, one of which is the Other Movies folder, which has all my non-categorized movies in it. It works...just have to retrain the wife.
Edited by cybrsage - 7/12/12 at 1:23pm
post #3842 of 4042
I've been trying to retrain my wife for years. Good luck!
post #3843 of 4042
smile.gif One of the reasons I married her is that she is both intelligent and reasonable. After the normal "it is a change so I hate it" stage that everyone goes through, she is already warming up to the idea. Now, instead of hitting E, then scrolling through a bunch of movies that start with E until she gets to the Exercise folder, she just moves a few spaces to the Exercise folder on the main page. The main page now only has 12 items on it (all folders) instead of over 100 items (of which 11 were folders).

Just had to find the items I thought she would appreciate the most and explain the awesomesauceness of them. As an aside, she hates the word awesomesauce. smile.gif


To be honest, I was the one most resistant to change in this - it was a bit of work. Now that it is done, I can honestly say that 2.6 is much faster than 2.5. I had no problems with 2.5, but 2.6 is noticably faster and more responsive. Now if I can just get the PC to load the ISO image, read the ISO image, then launch TMT5 faster I will be a very happy camper. Most likely I just need to upgrade my ancient E7200 dual core machine.
post #3844 of 4042
Maybe an SSD will do it. They're pretty awesomesauceness.

Did you know that you can do a full qwerty keyboard search in 2.6 now? And it also allows for stop/resume from external players such as MPC-HC now too.
post #3845 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Maybe an SSD will do it. They're pretty awesomesauceness.
Did you know that you can do a full qwerty keyboard search in 2.6 now? And it also allows for stop/resume from external players such as MPC-HC now too.

The resume for MPC-HC is particularly awesone IMO. The whole MPC-HC integration is really slick and I don't have such a fast PC.
post #3846 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Maybe an SSD will do it. They're pretty awesomesauceness.
Did you know that you can do a full qwerty keyboard search in 2.6 now? And it also allows for stop/resume from external players such as MPC-HC now too.

I have an SSD. The system is still stuck on SATA2 though. I am guessing it is the time it takes the system to process the ISO. Just to be clear, I am complaining about a few seconds of time...maybe 3 or 4....but waiting that long while the system appears to be doing nothing (cannto see the HDD light flashing from inside the theater room) make you think it did not receive the button press. smile.gif
post #3847 of 4042
I have some intros I use before the movie starts, some dts or dolby stuff. I have it so it will play 2 random files in the folder before the movie starts. Sometimes it doesn't play anything and goes straight to the movie and sometimes it works. I also have trailers on , I think it has played the trailers once since I've been trying to set all of this up. I also have this setup to play 2 trailers before the movie. Does anyone know why this is hit or miss? I believe both are extra plugins in the configure window.
post #3848 of 4042
Hi, I don't know what I've done wrong but I cant get any metadata.
Here's a picture of how it looks like.

http://i.imgur.com/cTekx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/amFEm.jpg

Read something about folder structure to be right (added the path "E:\Film HD" in configuration) and for me it looks like this.

http://i.imgur.com/en45N.jpg

Can anyone help me here? smile.gif
post #3849 of 4042
Media center master is what I used..I think, new to all of this. It will add all of your movies then you can download all the metadata. I think I had to refresh something for it to take affect but eventually it was all in there.
post #3850 of 4042

I use media center master and my folder structure is setup like this

 

E:\movies\Avatar (2009)\movie.mkv

 

I think most programs use this folder structure for movies.

post #3851 of 4042
When I fetch metadata using Media Center I have it download the Trailer for the movie. It usually gets the right trailer but the name of it and coverart is all wrong. For the Goodfellas Trailer it was some Mickey Mouse coverart but when you click to watch its Goodfellas. Same with Disney's G-Force. Trailer works but the name of it is like Trailer Park Murders or something crazy, but it plays the G-Force trailer. Any ideas?
post #3852 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by AddawyCCT View Post

Hi, I don't know what I've done wrong but I cant get any metadata.
Here's a picture of how it looks like.
http://i.imgur.com/cTekx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/amFEm.jpg
Read something about folder structure to be right (added the path "E:\Film HD" in configuration) and for me it looks like this.
http://i.imgur.com/en45N.jpg
Can anyone help me here? smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrkazador View Post

I use media center master and my folder structure is setup like this

E:\movies\Avatar (2009)\movie.mkv

I think most programs use this folder structure for movies.
+1 on this structure.

You should store your files using this format "x:\movies folder\Movie Title (year)"

As far as meta data goes, MCM is OK and is useful for getting actor images. However IMHO other than retrieving ImagesByName MetaVideoEditor is superior to MCM in every way.
post #3853 of 4042
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Originally Posted by user4avsforum View Post

+1 on this structure.
You should store your files using this format "x:\movies folder\Movie Title (year)"
As far as meta data goes, MCM is OK and is useful for getting actor images. However IMHO other than retrieving ImagesByName MetaVideoEditor is superior to MCM in every way.

I'll have to take a closer look at MetaVideoEditor, but it looks like no IMDB support?
post #3854 of 4042
For those of you that have gotten firefly to show up properly in media browser, can you please help me out!!!
I have the episodes ripped to mkv in the DVD order, how can I get the metadata ( I'm using media center master) to show the correct info per episode, and also have media browser show the episodes in DVD order?
If I have to manually edit the metadata I will, but I will need instructions.
Any help is appreciated.
post #3855 of 4042
You have it set up properly. It media center master you can right click on firefly and select "Fetch Metadata as TV Show (forced)". That may get it to recognize its a tv show. You may also change the folder name to Firefly (2002).

Of course you need to have named them in the proper order. So if you don't have the episodes right then the info will be on the wrong ones.Sometimes this can be tricky when ripping dvd/bd tv shows. Looks like you figured it out though.
post #3856 of 4042
Media Browser recognizes them just fine, the problem is that the DVD order (correct order) and Air Date order (incorrect order) are different...
Media Center Master uses Air Date order, which means that the metadata pulled in for s01e01 is for The Train Job, not Serenity.
I can change the name of my files to the Air Date order which would cause Media Center Master to pull in the correct metadata for each episode, however then Media Browser will not display the episodes in the correct order.
Is there any way to have the correct metadata, and have Media Browser show the episodes in DVD order?
post #3857 of 4042
I have all my shows named "S01E02" in that format and MCM has always handled it fine.

I have never seen a show where the air date would not be the correct order. So I guess I am of no help.

Maybe if you just put a number in front of each episode numbering them in order MB will use that to list them?
post #3858 of 4042
Have you guys tried the "MovieName [tmdbid=******]" for your folder names? Go to TMDB and find your movie. In the URL is an ID#. Put that # after the = sign and MB will use that marker. Has worked every time for me.
post #3859 of 4042
Interesting. Maybe I need to do that for Newsroom because MB keeps pulling data from the 1996 show and not the 2012 show even though I have "(2012)" in the folder name.
post #3860 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrikeOne33 View Post

Media Browser recognizes them just fine, the problem is that the DVD order (correct order) and Air Date order (incorrect order) are different...
Media Center Master uses Air Date order, which means that the metadata pulled in for s01e01 is for The Train Job, not Serenity.
I can change the name of my files to the Air Date order which would cause Media Center Master to pull in the correct metadata for each episode, however then Media Browser will not display the episodes in the correct order.
Is there any way to have the correct metadata, and have Media Browser show the episodes in DVD order?

I had the same problem with Firefly. After struggling with several different methods, I finally just edited all the filenames and episode .xls files manually, and then set that folder as read only. (I also locked it in MCM, but that didn't seem foolproof.) I also made a backup of the folder outside of the MediaBrowser/MCM media folders, just in case they got tampered with again.
post #3861 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Pagali View Post

I had the same problem with Firefly. After struggling with several different methods, I finally just edited all the filenames and episode .xls files manually, and then set that folder as read only. (I also locked it in MCM, but that didn't seem foolproof.) I also made a backup of the folder outside of the MediaBrowser/MCM media folders, just in case they got tampered with again.
Thanks for the input.
Could you describe exactly how you edited the .xls files? I've never done that before.
post #3862 of 4042
Open them in notepad and edit them then save them.
post #3863 of 4042
You can also use MCM to edit them . Or whatever scraper you prefer they normally have the option.
post #3864 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Open them in notepad and edit them then save them.
Did not know it would be that easy, lol... thanks guys, its working perfectly now!
post #3865 of 4042
Is there any solution for the MB2.6 + TMT5+Blu-Ray iso crash on exit?

I know that if I mount the iso manually and load it via the MCE TMT plugin, everything is fine (I can stop the movie and go back to WMC). But if I mount the BluRay iso via MB2.6 and let TMT5 to autoload it, it will crash MB/WMC when I stop the movie.
post #3866 of 4042
My system does not crash when I exit TMT5 after launching an ISO from Media Browser 2.6 (via slysoft's vcd), invoking TMT5. I have no other players (except the built in WMP) and no codec packs. I use the latest VCD as my ISO launcher. The ISOs are ripped by slysoft's AnyDVD HD with the encrption removed.
post #3867 of 4042
Cybrsage - are you using Blu-Ray ISOs and allowing TMT5 to change your refresh rate to 24Hz ? This is when the crash on exit happens.
post #3868 of 4042
Ah, nope. I am staying at 60Hz.
post #3869 of 4042
I know the prefered folder structure is

\movies\movie 1 (year)\movie.mkv
\movies\movie 2 (year)\movie.mkv

tvshows\show 1\season 1\

and so forth.

But people aren't just having 2 top level folders, are they?

I'm thinking that I want folders something like:

Movies (HD)
Movie (4:3)
Movies - Kids
TV Series
TV Documentaries
Music video
Cartoons

I have lots of old TV shows transferred from years of video tape that I'm not sure how I'm going to categorize.

1. Where can I find a discussion of how other people have organized their libraries?
2. if I have several movie folders, can I somehow combine them to get a Movies by actor folder that includes all movies?
3. is there a guide for creating folder and backdrops for items that can't be found through the automated scrapers
post #3870 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by pm123 View Post

I know the prefered folder structure is
\movies\movie 1 (year)\movie.mkv
\movies\movie 2 (year)\movie.mkv
tvshows\show 1\season 1\
and so forth.
But people aren't just having 2 top level folders, are they?
I'm thinking that I want folders something like:
Movies (HD)
Movie (4:3)
Movies - Kids
TV Series
TV Documentaries
Music video
Cartoons
I have lots of old TV shows transferred from years of video tape that I'm not sure how I'm going to categorize.
1. Where can I find a discussion of how other people have organized their libraries?
2. if I have several movie folders, can I somehow combine them to get a Movies by actor folder that includes all movies?
3. is there a guide for creating folder and backdrops for items that can't be found through the automated scrapers

Best bet would be to start a thread on the Media Browser forum or discuss in this thread. As far as my library, I have it organized as followed:

Server/Videos

-> Movies HD
-> Movies SD
-> Movies Family HD
-> Movies Family SD
-> TV Shows
-> Music Videos
-> 3D Blu-ray

And under each one of these sub folders are t he respective movies (each movie being in its own folder)

I use metabrowser for my scraping, I simply such off the Media Browser scraping
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