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post #1621 of 2280
How does the naming scheme work for tv series on the A-400? Will it recognize dvd iso disk with multiple episodes(ie Lost s01e01-04)?
post #1622 of 2280
^ Yes, good question. I just finished all 64 episodes of the Universe and they all appear under one episode cover within "movies" and then the other episodes within the "episode option" are all entitled identically to the main cover which is of course not the case.

I do: name of series.s00.e00.name of episode.mkv

Example: The Universe.s01.e01.Secrets of the Sun.mkv

Do I need to have them in a "tv series" folder?

thanks!

James
post #1623 of 2280
Use nmjToolBox and it should pick up the names I believe. Not 100% on that though as I use individual files for each episode.
post #1624 of 2280
Well I have individual files for each, as well, but you're liking referring to bluewhale. I have d-loaded the apps, just gotta get them going, thanks.


James
post #1625 of 2280
If you have individual files then NMJToolBox will rename the files to reflect the episode title name when you "update" via the TVdb smile.gif (as long as the information is available of course)
post #1626 of 2280
Well, right when I think I have things sorted with this thing/NMJ I run into another wall.

So, I loaded up the 46 files from scubasteves demo disk and went ahead and named them like this:

Jimbo's Theater Demos.s01.e00.Name of Clip.m2ts

I of course expected the 400 to scan for a series that doesn't exist and list the 46 "episodes" within one cover (due to the way I named them) but of course instead I get 46 different cover tiles.

Somehow, some way, I got the LOTR's movies to appear on one tile and all I think I did with the two titles was add after the title of the second title of the same name.

Do I need to put all 46 of these clips in a separate folder? EDIT: tried that, didn't change anything.

Any help would be much appreciated. Surely there has to be an easy way to accomplish this?

EDIT 2: I checked and on all 46 titles I'm able to clickable blue episode button but all I get back is the particular name of the clip I'm on, duplicated (I can click on the same title in two spots).

I know I must be missing something simple here, I just figured once they all have the same "series" name (Jimbo's Theater Demos), the same "season" number (01) and then just different "episode" numbers (01-46) with an individual title, things should fall into place! mad.gif

thanks

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 7/2/13 at 11:33am
post #1627 of 2280
Since the a400 is probably picking these up as movies as they were (name of clip would send to movies) you'll have to manually change and merge the movies in NMJToolBox to get your desired "look". There is an option within NMJTOOLBOX to either add files to a "main" movie. I've done it before, successfully I just don't remember off the top of my head the name of the option.
post #1628 of 2280
Wow, thanks. I simply never anticipated this to be the case. I felt including the "series title.s01.e01.title" would make it plainly obvious to the 400 that it was a series. Still, The LOTRings films are included in one cover, but I'm sure that has something to do with the titles being known to the NMJ.

I'm going to try again today, but I'm also blown away by the complete lack of a tutorial for the toolbox2, as far as I can tell. Some people really need these things. The site has one for the toolbox1 but it clearly states it doesn't apply to 2. Tutorials save so much time and effort for BOTH the novice and the community. Going on the thread and asking a dozen questions- that have already been asked a dozen other times over two years and thousands of other posts but are difficult to find- is really wasteful, IMO.

I tried to get the toolbox going yday and it was a joke. I thought I would simply be importing the DB created within my synology but after a few tries it was clear I was going nowhere.

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 7/2/13 at 5:56am
post #1629 of 2280
For anyone else: this was what I was told to do on the NMT forum by a longtime member:

Jimbo's Theater Demos.S01E01 Name of Clip1
Jimbo's Theater Demos.S01E02 Name of Clip2
Jimbo's Theater Demos.S01E03 Name of Clip3

Hopefully this does it and can save some others some grief.

I'll return with the results later. smile.gif

James
post #1630 of 2280
My unit started this yesterday and I relieved it by unplugging it and restarting, but now my wife is home and has tried unplugging 3 different times with no relief...

"this" is the unit, upon power up, getting the PCH start up screen, then trading back and forth between a blue screen, then dark (read an "input-less" screen where I see the "Denon" background of my avr on the screen), then blue, then dark, indefinitely.

The unit seems to get quite warm, all the time, as others have noted. I sure hope this isn't an HDMI board issue related to the heat.

James
post #1631 of 2280
Update: well after unplugging it and letting it sit for a few minutes, it worked. Doesn't make feel terribly confident about a heat issue, that.


James
post #1632 of 2280
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

Wow, thanks. I simply never anticipated this to be the case. I felt including the "series title.s01.e01.title" would make it plainly obvious to the 400 that it was a series. Still, The LOTRings films are included in one cover, but I'm sure that has something to do with the titles being known to the NMJ.

I'm going to try again today, but I'm also blown away by the complete lack of a tutorial for the toolbox2, as far as I can tell. Some people really need these things. The site has one for the toolbox1 but it clearly states it doesn't apply to 2. Tutorials save so much time and effort for BOTH the novice and the community. Going on the thread and asking a dozen questions- that have already been asked a dozen other times over two years and thousands of other posts but are difficult to find- is really wasteful, IMO.

I tried to get the toolbox going yday and it was a joke. I thought I would simply be importing the DB created within my synology but after a few tries it was clear I was going nowhere.

James

Wasn't NMJToolBox2 created by a user? Not a product from Popcorn Hour?
post #1633 of 2280
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Wasn't NMJToolBox2 created by a user? Not a product from Popcorn Hour?

Correct. I'm speaking of the creator's site. I'm not trying to beat the guy up, I'm just stating that it would be nice if there was some instruction on how to get started. Even the thread contains very little on the matter that I can see...starting out right on page one.

If I can get done what I want with titling as instructed, I'll be a happy camper.

James
post #1634 of 2280
I agree with you about he toolbox. I was a pain in the ass at first but once you get it down it is fantastic! Good luck to you.
post #1635 of 2280
^ thanks for the consoling, lol. smile.gif

I'm sure it's just that: once you get your wheels on dry pavement you're in good shape...it's just getting to that stretch of said pavement.

James
post #1636 of 2280
May I suggest waiting on posting and consolidating questions? With this many posts it is sometimes hard to follow.

Btw NMJToolbox is fairly straight forward. Once you open NMJT you then find your media.db file that the a400 is using mince that is added you'll see your files populate. I thought the instructions and how to use were straight forward and simple to follow myself.
post #1637 of 2280
No offense, but there's only been ten posts on this entire thread in over a week. I can't speak for anyone else, but I have had only one question over that time: how to label multiple files so they all appear under one cover on the jukebox screen.

I don't doubt the instructions are easy to follow, re the toolbox (I've already used the "open" functionality for instance to go right to the folder that my 400 is using with no luck..the problem prolly is that I'm not using the correct functionality, but rather, guessing incorrectly). Apparently though, some of us are just not terribly adept at unearthing them.

Again, the first few pages of the thread contain nothing on starting up/running the software. I know I'm not the only one finding this to be problematic as I've found more people asking about this very subject than finding what I'm looking for.

If you are aware of a set/better resource I'd be very much interested, thanks.

James
post #1638 of 2280
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

No offense, but there's only been ten posts on this entire thread in over a week. I can't speak for anyone else, but I have had only one question over that time: how to label multiple files so they all appear under one cover on the jukebox screen.

I don't doubt the instructions are easy to follow, re the toolbox. Apparently though, some of us are just not terribly adept at unearthing them. Again, the first few pages of the thread contain nothing on starting up/running the software. I know I'm not the only one as I've found more people asking about the very subject than finding what I'm looking for.

If you are aware of a set/better resource I'd be very much interested, thanks.

James

lol, yea I thought that was funny. NMJ is super easy to set up & figure out, but two or three post on it, is way too much to follow.
post #1639 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

May I suggest waiting on posting and consolidating questions? With this many posts it is sometimes hard to follow.

+1
post #1640 of 2280
^ Seriously. Ok, I'll play along. Please point out all of the questions listed in the last 7 days that are causing all of the confusion.

I'll try to be as helpful as possible in sorting them out so it's easier to follow.

I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous.

James
post #1641 of 2280
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

^ Seriously. Ok, I'll play along. Post all of the questions listed in the last 7 days.

I'll try to be as helpful as possible in sorting them out so it's easier to follow.

I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous.

James

As we tell everyone else ROM made a great app NMJtoolbox2 hs tries his best to answer questions that are posted you cant expect him to make a manual is well. If someone wants to make one by all means go for it. Everyone else has seemed to figure out NMJtoolbox but its beginning to sound like you dont even try to solve it you just ask questions and want to be hand walked through how to do it. Every time you open NMJtoolbox it backs a backup of the db so dont be afriad to get your hands dirty jump in and try to figure it out.
post #1642 of 2280
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Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

As we tell everyone else ROM made a great app NMJtoolbox2 hs tries his best to answer questions that are posted you cant expect him to make a manual is well. If someone wants to make one by all means go for it. Everyone else has seemed to figure out NMJtoolbox but its beginning to sound like you dont even try to solve it you just ask questions and want to be hand walked through how to do it. Every time you open NMJtoolbox it backs a backup of the db so dont be afriad to get your hands dirty jump in and try to figure it out.

BIG +1
post #1643 of 2280
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Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

As we tell everyone else ROM made a great app NMJtoolbox2 hs tries his best to answer questions that are posted you cant expect him to make a manual is well. If someone wants to make one by all means go for it. Everyone else has seemed to figure out NMJtoolbox but its beginning to sound like you dont even try to solve it you just ask questions and want to be hand walked through how to do it. Every time you open NMJtoolbox it backs a backup of the db so dont be afriad to get your hands dirty jump in and try to figure it out.

A manual and a brief tutorial on how to get started are infinitely different things, crucially. Further, I never said anyone had to do anything, so I don't appreciate the inference that I did. What I DID say was that I was surprised that there wasn't one, somewhere, to avoid this very type of exchange, where someone who is getting a bit frustrated gets turned into some kind of lazy brick who wants someone to do everything for him. Thankfully that's not nearly the case with me. Asking for a tutorial was specifically posited so that I could do the work myself, ironically enough, rather than post loads of beginner questions like others have, I'm sure.

I don't know how this would begin to "sound" like I don't try to solve my problems at all. To say that you clearly must have an idea as to how long and where I've searched for answers, but I'd be willing to bet that you have not the faintest...but feel free to check the nmt threads where my (and other's) queries go answered for days or even weeks. Although I have had better luck there in the last few days, admittedly (and thankfully).

As I have already noted, I spent a considerable amount of time getting my "hands dirty" yesterday with little luck. Again, I feel I'm a step or two away from being in the right place but I'm missing something simple, somewhere, as I'm confident the piece of s-ware is pretty straightforward.

But enough. I won't bother posting here- on the thread that is specifically dedicated to the product/configuration- to spare the sensibilities of a numbered few. Hopefully the helpful pair on NMT can point me in the right direction...if they're around.

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 7/2/13 at 12:17pm
post #1644 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

BIG +1

You complain that the thread is too much for you to follow but then contribute nothing but combative, inciting nonsense like "BIG +1".

Way to go.

James
post #1645 of 2280
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

No offense, but there's only been ten posts on this entire thread in over a week. I can't speak for anyone else, but I have had only one question over that time: how to label multiple files so they all appear under one cover on the jukebox screen.

I don't doubt the instructions are easy to follow, re the toolbox (I've already used the "open" functionality for instance to go right to the folder that my 400 is using with no luck..the problem prolly is that I'm not using the correct functionality, but rather, guessing incorrectly). Apparently though, some of us are just not terribly adept at unearthing them.

Again, the first few pages of the thread contain nothing on starting up/running the software. I know I'm not the only one finding this to be problematic as I've found more people asking about this very subject than finding what I'm looking for.

If you are aware of a set/better resource I'd be very much interested, thanks.

James

You see I was trying to help you consolidate your thoughts before posting instead of posting like you were in a "stream of thought" then an hour later post something else, then an hour later post something else. I have been helpful to you in the past. The number of posts has nothing to do with it, it's the style of the posts. I digress though ill let you have at it and ill stop responding to you.

As far as NMJt goes not sure there needs to be a user tutorial as the HUGE thread over in the NMT forum has all the answers you need. It is a straight forward program. Install, open media.db and voila your media shows up. Not sure what's so hard about that. You need to open the media.db file that the a400 is using which is in the nmjdatabase folder on your media share.
post #1646 of 2280
Well looky here a 2 second google search found a user guide. While not fully up to date it has the basics

http://nmjtoolbox.net/nmjtoolbox-help/

Adios
post #1647 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Well looky here a 2 second google search found a user guide. While not fully up to date it has the basics

http://nmjtoolbox.net/nmjtoolbox-help/

Adios

Yeah, I found that too. And IMMEDIATELY noticed THIS at the top of the page:

"Note: This is NOT for NMJToolbox2 it is only for the first NMJToolbox for the 200 series."

Call me crazy, but if the creator of the software says it doesn't apply to toolbox 2, I'm going to take his word for it. Doesn't come in real handy, then, for me.

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 7/2/13 at 3:52pm
post #1648 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

You see I was trying to help you consolidate your thoughts before posting instead of posting like you were in a "stream of thought" then an hour later post something else, then an hour later post something else. I have been helpful to you in the past. The number of posts has nothing to do with it, it's the style of the posts. I digress though ill let you have at it and ill stop responding to you.

As far as NMJt goes not sure there needs to be a user tutorial as the HUGE thread over in the NMT forum has all the answers you need. It is a straight forward program. Install, open media.db and voila your media shows up. Not sure what's so hard about that. You need to open the media.db file that the a400 is using which is in the nmjdatabase folder on your media share.

Yeah, well while I appreciate your concern for my stream of thought, I wouldn't call four posts in a day- all bringing up different issues really a big enough of a deal to make a point of, I suppose. I consider the forums an open kind of dialog and call and response to be part of it. MANY times consolidating multiple issues in a single post gets you incomplete or no response at all. That can be witnessed all over nmt and avs.

Of course I appreciate the help you and others have provided. I've already detailed the issue I'm having with the program on NMT and it hasn't been remedied with your above instruction. Been there, done that, unfortunately. I'm not going to again explain why a basic tutorial/start up beats the pants of a 1,200 post thread I've already poured over. I realize it (a tutorial) doesn't exist (again, your own link was not for it) so I'll have to ask very primitive questions over at NMT and hope folks are kind enough to address them, which they likely will be, thankfully.

James
post #1649 of 2280
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post


But enough. I won't bother posting here

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post #1650 of 2280
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

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You seem confused again. So I'll help...again. Hint: take in the entire context of my post: I won't bring up further NMT issues here, which I have not. Merely responded to someone. But again, you contribute nothing other than drivel. Go figure.

James
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