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Here is a better reference link smile.gif

http://assassinhtpcblog.com/bioswindows/#guide6

Booyah!
post #1802 of 3340
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Quick question about TheRenamer program. It does great at changing the folder and movie name and puts the year in it as well, etc, however every now and then, it names a movie some alternate name.

For example:
"Date Night" with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, was named "Date & Night". Inside TheRenamer, I could click on the line item and it would take me to "Date Night" at IMDB, but just put in that odd name. It looks to be the Japanese title in English....

"Now You See Me" was another. I could click on it, and it would go to the correct IMDB page, but it wanted to name it something like "Grand Illusion" which also looks to be the Japanese title in English....

I've got the language setting to USA...

What am I doing wrong? It is only a couple of movies... (Battle: Los Angeles was the other so far)

Am I safe to manually rename them, or later on will the HTPC software just adjust to the "correct" U.S. version of the title?

Bump.... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

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Personally I hate that program (renamer) and I do it all without it.

I use MCM to do the renaming and it names it perfectly every time. The name it uses is the "right" name in that it matches identically to the IMDB so in the future if a program wanted to auto scrape itself and not use the stuff MCM puts into the folder it should be right every time.

I have used XBMC, PLEX, and Mediabrowser2 +3 on my collection and no issues with how I do it. All my stuff shows up perfectly.

http://forums.mediacentermaster.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7666

You can use the "auto rename all" feature (works well on everything, including TV episodes) or you can manually do it title by title. You can set it so that it "checks with you" first too, if you want to manually oversee the process and changes.



This ^ You can manually rename just a single title (it can rename everything and "clean" the folder of crap

or


You can do it for the entire collection of scan folder your working on in a single process.


Both work really well for me. I have no need for any other renaming options or programs. I just make sure the name of the file or the folder is close enough that MCM can detect it (it is pretty good) and for those it can not get right, I just go to IMDB on my phone or second monitor and tell MCM what it is and use the actual IMDB number to do it. This get's me perfectly named and identified files every time and take's little effort.

I use MCM on any new rips I do- it's like magic.
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Cool. I will check it out. I think that it was only 3 or 4 so far, but it would be better if it was zero.

So I stayed up until 3am last night messing around with MediaBrowser 3. I didn't look, but I am guessing that movie playback is disabled, because I can play them with media center, but media browser does everything but play. That is ok, because I am just checking out the look and feel.

I did run into another server issue. All of a sudden last night, I was getting failures towards the end of my MakeMKV sessions for some discs. It didn't matter what I put in, it would fail with about 5 minutes left.

At the same time I was losing connectivity to the FlexRAID share from my PC that I was messing around with MediaBrowser on. My best guess is that since it was the middle of the night, some FlexRAID maintenance was running. I just did a quick look at the physical disks in FlexRAID, and it had filled up almost a full 3TB drive, but really just some minor overhead on the other drives (except for the parity drive of course). I am wondering if the maintenance running was preventing certain access, or if there is an actual issue with it switching from one drive to the next. More checking to do this morning once I get a few other things done not related.
post #1805 of 3340
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Dude your taking the crash coarse on this stuff biggrin.gif

You are accomplishing well the same things that took me over a year to fully grasp and gain proficiency with. I am impressed. Once you get the hang of it all, it gets easier so hang in there !
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So I tried again, now that the FlexRAID update finished over night. I think that part of the problem is the FlexRAID pool. Even though the pool shows well over 10TB free, MakeMKV is seeing that the "drive is full" basically. That in my guess anyway. The error isn't helpful at all actually. So, I am going to try to rip to the SSD and see if it finishes. If it does, and assuming that the FlexRAID pool drive is still functioning beyond 1 drive worth of space (which I think it will when I copy more stuff to it from my desktop), then I will just know that I can only rip 3 movies before needing to move them from the SSD to the RAID Pool. Another step in the process, but not a huge deal. Just stinks that it was working perfectly until I filled up one of the physical drives in the pool.

***EDIT: I think that I know what is happening. Windows disk manager, is seeing one of the physical drives as drive E:. Drive E: also happens to be the FlexRAID pool drive letter. FlexRAID also shows a drive E: when I list out all of the physical drives inside it (each one has a letter). Again, I think that it is something that FlexRAID is doing, and I should have picked a different "FlexRAID Pool" drive letter... I just changed it to R since that isn't used (R for "RAID"). I will report back my findings.
***END of EDIT
***EDIT#2: I changed the pool drive letter to R in FlexRAID, and after a stop and start of the pool, Windows Disk Manager now changed the one physical drive that was E: is now R:. However, inside FlexRAID, each individual drive letter is still what it was before (E, F, G, H, I, J) and the pool is now R, so nothing conflicting there from a disk perspective. Then I tried MakeMKV and it errored out on loading. I uninstalled and reinstalled, same thing. Rebooted, and the same thing. "MakeMKV Beta popup: Application failed to initialize." Crap.
***END of EDIT#2
***EDIT#3: I forgot that I had put in my environment variables for temp files to be on the FlexRAID drive, so they were hard coded as E:. I just changed them to R: (my new FlexRAID pool letter) and it works.
***END of EDIT#3

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EDIT#4 - Grrrr.... MakeMKV errored out again on the server when saving directly to the FlexRAID pool even after the changes above. It seems that as soon as you fill up the first drive in the pool, you can't use MakeMKV for whatever reason to save directly to it. I can copy to it fine. For now, I will just go back to C: for the rips and copy them manually. mad.gif
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Another question. This one more simple (I hope)...

Chapters in the MKV... When messing around with Media Center last night, I noticed that if I tried to skip chapters, it went ahead like 30 seconds is all. Yuck.... So then I launched Total Media Theater 6 and it would skip an exact number too (for one movie it was exactly 7 minutes, for another is was 5 minutes 25 seconds). I don't seem to have the actual chapters as you would with the disc in a stand alone blu-ray player. Is that normal or did I screw up somehow on these rips (gosh I hope not). I know that there is software that will add chapters back at a set interval, but that isn't the same as being able to skip right to a particular scene change, etc...

Just loving the information flow and I appreciate it.
Edited by nickbuol - 9/28/13 at 10:22am
post #1807 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Personally I hate that program (renamer) and I do it all without it.

I use MCM to do the renaming and it names it perfectly every time. The name it uses is the "right" name in that it matches identically to the IMDB so in the future if a program wanted to auto scrape itself and not use the stuff MCM puts into the folder it should be right every time.

I have used XBMC, PLEX, and Mediabrowser2 +3 on my collection and no issues with how I do it. All my stuff shows up perfectly.

http://forums.mediacentermaster.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7666

You can use the "auto rename all" feature (works well on everything, including TV episodes) or you can manually do it title by title. You can set it so that it "checks with you" first too, if you want to manually oversee the process and changes.



This ^ You can manually rename just a single title (it can rename everything and "clean" the folder of crap

or


You can do it for the entire collection of scan folder your working on in a single process.


Both work really well for me. I have no need for any other renaming options or programs. I just make sure the name of the file or the folder is close enough that MCM can detect it (it is pretty good) and for those it can not get right, I just go to IMDB on my phone or second monitor and tell MCM what it is and use the actual IMDB number to do it. This get's me perfectly named and identified files every time and take's little effort.

I use MCM on any new rips I do- it's like magic.
+1 on letting MCM do the renaming.
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I was wondering about ripping directly to a pool once you hit the end of one drive and the start of another. I use killcopy/killmove to move my files to the pool that way it preallocates and will allow Flex raid to make sure the physical drive has enough free space. Maybe that is causing some issue now?

Bill
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So who has a personal disc of the new Star Trek and would like to see a copy of my processed file? Come on, check it out and forever silence me on this forum 😊
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Originally Posted by mrfattbill View Post

I was wondering about ripping directly to a pool once you hit the end of one drive and the start of another. I use killcopy/killmove to move my files to the pool that way it preallocates and will allow Flex raid to make sure the physical drive has enough free space. Maybe that is causing some issue now?

Bill

I use teracopy and while I don't rip directly to the server I do move big files and flexraid seems to manage that just fine for me. I've never had trouble.

There are two different settings for this in the flexraid set up. Which are you using ?
post #1811 of 3340
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Originally Posted by DotJun View Post

So who has a personal disc of the new Star Trek and would like to see a copy of my processed file? Come on, check it out and forever silence me on this forum 😊

If I had my HTPC set up (hey, bought even), I'd take you up on that offer.
post #1812 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

There are two different settings for this in the flexraid set up. Which are you using ?

Are you talking about the "Storage Pool Merge Configuration" setting where is has 2 options under "Storage Pool Merge Mode" of "Auto-Folder-Priority" or "Auto-Space-Priority"? Mine is set to Auto-Folder-Priority if that matters.
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Originally Posted by DotJun View Post

So who has a personal disc of the new Star Trek and would like to see a copy of my processed file? Come on, check it out and forever silence me on this forum 😊

Sure I will do it.
post #1814 of 3340
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Originally Posted by DotJun View Post

So who has a personal disc of the new Star Trek and would like to see a copy of my processed file? Come on, check it out and forever silence me on this forum 😊

I really have no doubts on your quality. I used to transcode myself when I first got into this hobby. I remember my I3 540 taking 14 hours to do a rip. But under today's standards why bother? My HTPC only had room for two drives and I didn't have a server back then. But now days it is pretty easy to put 8Tb in a HTPC.
post #1815 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Sure I will do it.
Pm me your FTP info and I'll upload it to ya.
post #1816 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

I really have no doubts on your quality. I used to transcode myself when I first got into this hobby. I remember my I3 540 taking 14 hours to do a rip. But under today's standards why bother? My HTPC only had room for two drives and I didn't have a server back then. But now days it is pretty easy to put 8Tb in a HTPC.
Because 8tb fills up fast when you are talking about TV series. Movies aren't that big a deal, but TV series on bluray eat up gobs of space.
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Originally Posted by DotJun View Post

Because 8tb fills up fast when you are talking about TV series. Movies aren't that big a deal, but TV series on bluray eat up gobs of space.

Just look at Battlestar Galactica (2004) BD set. It's only 4 seasons and its just over 1TB. TV series add up quick.
post #1818 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I use teracopy and while I don't rip directly to the server I do move big files and flexraid seems to manage that just fine for me. I've never had trouble.

There are two different settings for this in the flexraid set up. Which are you using ?
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Are you talking about the "Storage Pool Merge Configuration" setting where is has 2 options under "Storage Pool Merge Mode" of "Auto-Folder-Priority" or "Auto-Space-Priority"? Mine is set to Auto-Folder-Priority if that matters.




Bump (before it gets lost)...
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Another update tonight. I started messing around with MCM. Holy crap can that program do a lot. I've got it downloading trailers now for everything. What I like is that it goes that extra step to verify a movie that it isn't sure about. It did, for whatever reason, think that Transformers was Space Transformers, but that was easily fixed. I did notice that I get a LOT of access denied errors to movie.xml for a number of movies. I went and deleted all of the movie.xml files and had MCM recreate them, and it would still kick out the error. It was making the files, so not sure why it couldn't access them. I will open some up tomorrow and see if they have valid data. Still a cool app.
post #1820 of 3340
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

I did notice that I get a LOT of access denied errors to movie.xml for a number of movies. I went and deleted all of the movie.xml files and had MCM recreate them, and it would still kick out the error. It was making the files, so not sure why it couldn't access them. I will open some up tomorrow and see if they have valid data. Still a cool app.

I get that too. Bet it has something to do with Flexraid. Very interested in finding out the cause.
post #1821 of 3340
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Another update tonight. I started messing around with MCM. Holy crap can that program do a lot. I've got it downloading trailers now for everything. What I like is that it goes that extra step to verify a movie that it isn't sure about. It did, for whatever reason, think that Transformers was Space Transformers, but that was easily fixed. I did notice that I get a LOT of access denied errors to movie.xml for a number of movies. I went and deleted all of the movie.xml files and had MCM recreate them, and it would still kick out the error. It was making the files, so not sure why it couldn't access them. I will open some up tomorrow and see if they have valid data. Still a cool app.
What I find very helpful for more precise parsing is to name the file exactly as it appears on imdb and to also include the date in the name.
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Originally Posted by politby View Post

I get that too. Bet it has something to do with Flexraid. Very interested in finding out the cause.

MCM is awesome- but it is also buggy. I use it locally on a fast scratch disk because I found the performance and experience better. Not sure about that.
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So for those of you using MakeMKV, has anyone had success, or troubles, ripping the Star Wars blu-rays? I got EP-I to rip, it EP-II gets errors and just keeps churning despite the drive not spinning. Did the same thing on both my desktop and mg server. Seems like most information is from a couple if years ago and it was thought that MakeMKV would be patched to work, or about forced subtitles. Is that causing a problem? I don't select subtitles at all. Should I be (just wondering about "forced")? It sounds like those are requirements.
Anyway, back to Star Wars. I tried ripping the disc with AnyDVD as an ISO, and then selected that ISO as the source for MakeMKV, and the same error happened. I've managed to get through every other disc, but these are supposed to be difficult. Not sure if it matters, but I am selecting "angle 1" and the discs are from the full 6 movie collection that looks like a little book with (crummy) drawn/painted "artwork" (some looks like a 10year old did it) and not the individual movies or the set of the first 3 and then the separate set of the next 3. I wouldn't think that would make a difference, but I thought I would mention it.

So my two questions are, 1) anyone know how to get the Star Wars movies ripped, and 2) should I (must I) rip subtitles ever even if I don't normally use them when watching movies?
Thanks.
post #1824 of 3340
I had no problems ripping them - although mine are region B.
post #1825 of 3340
None of the series gave me problems but I don't use makemkv.
post #1826 of 3340
Yeah, I am getting the error : "corrupt or invalid at offset" and then it displays a 8-10 digit number (can't remember exactly) that keeps changing every half-second and the drive stops spinning.
post #1827 of 3340
Probably a question that should be posted in the Blu-ray ripping thread but I didn't have any issues with the Star Wars series. I actually just watched all of them over the past few days. You need forced subs with at least 4 of the movies. Sounds like your disc is scratched.
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post #1829 of 3340
I will give them another shot tonight and make sure that I select the subtitles, but I'm not holding my breath, oh and they aren't scratched either. No little kids at my house, and I am the only one that has watched these. They look brand new.

Worse case I will give the ol' middle finger to George and just leave them on disc and deal with them later as in finding an alternative way to get them ripped, or just force people to put the discs in if they want to watch them.

I've got more important things to do (like finish my other rips, finish my artwork for my acoustical panels, buy hardware for my HTPC, bug all of you guys with my questions, etc).
post #1830 of 3340
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

I will give them another shot tonight and make sure that I select the subtitles, but I'm not holding my breath, oh and they aren't scratched either. No little kids at my house, and I am the only one that has watched these. They look brand new.

Worse case I will give the ol' middle finger to George and just leave them on disc and deal with them later as in finding an alternative way to get them ripped, or just force people to put the discs in if they want to watch them.

I've got more important things to do (like finish my other rips, finish my artwork for my acoustical panels, buy hardware for my HTPC, bug all of you guys with my questions, etc).

You could try ISO and mount a player ? (play the video ISO raw like from a player)

Otherwise I think you need to DEMUX those. (more programs and steps)
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