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post #421 of 1323
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Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

Sweet, then I will give it a go. I have no need or desire to watch a movie on a PC when I own a projector (and no other TVs in the house), so MB Classic is my preferred program. smile.gif

Ya also MB Classic isn't just like a port or whatever made just to work with MB Server, it is much faster, light weight and a lot of small and some big improvements.

If you've enjoyed MB2, MBC is a treat.

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post #422 of 1323
I just tried using MB Classic and ran into a problem, I cannot make it look anything like how I have MB2 setup. Here are some screen caps of how I am currently setup:

This is the configuration. Each of those items is located on a physical drive somewhere and then each shows up as a folder in the main MB view.


This is what I see when I open Media Browser inside WMC.



When I setup MB3 Classic and the Server, what I saw was a ribbon on the bottom where I had to select the folders instead of having them show up like in the picture. How do I get MB3 to show me the same view I have with MB2?
post #423 of 1323
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Is MB3 Classic ready for prime-time?


It sounds like it's pretty stable and everything. However, there are still no entrypoints to point directly to folders though. And there's still no support for importing current data that I've been able to find either (for keeping my watched/unwatched flags, mainly).

The second one is just an annoyance, but the first one just doesn't work with how I personally use MediaBrowser.
post #424 of 1323
An upgrade path would be perfect, that way we can end up with the same configuration we started with.
post #425 of 1323
Mine looks like my old MB2 did... perhaps it's because you have so many categories ? Or you need to change the theme ? What theme are you using? Chocolate ?
post #426 of 1323
MB2 is using the default theme and is setup for Poster View, Vertical Scroll. It shows the folder.jpg I put into each of the collections; each of those items shown is a unique collection in MB2. In MB3, I could not find a way to change the initial view to ONLY show the collections and to show them in Poster View. MB3 looked like this (with different pictures, of course):



I ONLY want the movies tab and have it automatically enter it and show me my collections, like MB2 can do.
Edited by cybrsage - 9/9/13 at 9:23am
post #427 of 1323
Did you get this resolved ???

Mine was as default like this: (this is my desktop so I don't bother setting it up properly like my HTPC )


post #428 of 1323
This is how I have MB3 set up. Is this what you are looking for?




View Options
uncheck Enable EHS
Edited by Andy_Steb - 9/11/13 at 5:08pm
post #429 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

This is how I have MB3 set up. Is this what you are looking for?




View Options
uncheck Enable EHS

Looks like it could be it! Are each of those pictures a collection? In my MB2 picture, above, the Anime, Chick Flix, Christmas, etc., are each a collection. When I open MB2 I am presented with that screen and can use the remove to move side to side and change rows. I then click the OK button on the remote and it enters that collection.
post #430 of 1323
This is the very first screen I see when opening MB3. Yes each folder is a collection.



If I were to select "Movies" I get this:



Currently using Chocolate theme, but I don't think it matters.
post #431 of 1323
I will have to give it another try then, see what I did wrong.
post #432 of 1323
Post a screen shot biggrin.gif
post #433 of 1323
OK, it is S-L-O-W-L-Y updating the library. By slowly, I mean so slow I think there are little old men reading the bits with their trifocals as they go by, then using slide rules to determine the contents of the folders. If it moves any slower it will be going backwards...

Eventually, provided the Sun does not run out of fuel and explode before it is finished, I think it should be good. The only issue I am running into so far is that each of my collections shows a blank picture. I have a folder.jpg in each of them (like I did in MB2) but they are blank still. Since the server is doing its updates (did I mention it is running slow yet?) I am not going to sweat it until it is done. However, if someone has insight saying they should not be folder.jpg files but rather ZXY.ABC files, let me know.

Thanks!

I will add pics when it is done.
post #434 of 1323
It takes a little time to gather media info for all of your files. But yes, your image file names are fine.
post #435 of 1323
Thanks for the info, Luke. Good to know.

Something went wrong - it is still at 0.5% scanning media this morning. WMC also did not record a show last night and I cannot see any Live TV. I rebooted the Ceton Eth6 Tuner and it made no difference so I just rebooted the HTPC.

EDIT: The reboot worked, I have Live TV again and MB3 is updating again. Now I can see why I thought it was horrifically slow - it started at the normal slow speed (I have a lot of data, it will take time to get it all) and became slower and slower until it stopped for some reason. I should have thought to reboot last night. I always tell people that a simple reboot solves over half the computer issues out there and yet I did not do it myself. smile.gif
Edited by cybrsage - 9/14/13 at 5:31am
post #436 of 1323
The scan finished - it is actually VERY fast, so I take back what I said previously when I had the error. I still do not have the pictures I expected; each of the items above is a unique collection. I forced it to run the scan again from the configurator and also from inside the classic client. Also, how do I force all the pictures to have the same aspect ratio so they all fill in the space (even though that stretches or squishes the picture)?

post #437 of 1323
I don't think you can change the aspect ratio. You can make them smaller, maybe it will put more on each line.
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Edited by Andy_Steb - 9/15/13 at 11:02am
post #438 of 1323
OK, did that and now they show. They should be automatically parsed if a folder.jpg exists. WAY to much work for something that used to be automatic. Thanks for the help, it was vital!!
post #439 of 1323
It is automatic but perhaps you were using a convention that wasn't brought forward from mb2. Where were your previous images located? (Specifics)
post #440 of 1323
The folder.jpg files are located in the individual folders for every movie and in the base folder of the collection. For example:

N:\Anime\folder.jpg
N:\Anime\Akira\folder.jpg
N:\Anime\Blue Submarine 6\folder.jpg
N:\Anime\Steamboy\folder.jpg

I then setup Anime as a collection (there are more movies in it, but you get the idea). The Anime collection did not have a picture (as you can see from my picture) until I manually added it per Andy's screen cap instructions. Each movie inside the Anime collection had a picture.

As a note, none of my collections were carried forward from MB2.6 to MB 3. Were they supposed to be? I had to set up all the collections manually. Also, in MB2, I use the following for my "Other Movies" collection and it does not work in MB3:

M:\DVD\Movies\Shortcut to What Dreams May Come (actual folder is located on the N:\ drive)
M:\DVD\Movies\Shortcut to 21 (actual folder is located on the O:\ drive)
M:\DVD\Movies\Shortcut to Arlington Road (actual folder is on the S:\ drive)

In MB2 the collection would populate with the movies, in MB3 it is an empty collection.
post #441 of 1323
Collections don't migrate from 2 to 3, so yea, they have to be setup again. For all intents and purposes you can consider them two different applications.

MB2-style shortcuts are supported, but with some requirements, which are discussed here at the bottom:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser/MediaBrowser/wiki/Library-Structure
post #442 of 1323
Hi

The new Bookshelf plugin is out and it pretty nice where users can read books now in MB3

Here are screenshots

Thanks

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post #443 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Airbander View Post

Hi

The new Bookshelf plugin is out and it pretty nice where users can read books now in MB3

Here are screenshots

Thanks

i installed mb bookshelf classic in mb classic configurator as thats what mb server said to do. i added the book library folder in the server side, but i can't find where to configure mb bookshelf? neither in the server interface or classic config. any help?
post #444 of 1323
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Originally Posted by jbcain View Post

i installed mb bookshelf classic in mb classic configurator as thats what mb server said to do. i added the book library folder in the server side, but i can't find where to configure mb bookshelf? neither in the server interface or classic config. any help?


Hi after you installed the plugin did you go back to library and added the source of books ?

You have to add books to library first in MB3 and then go back to the plugin and add the locations again

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/15147/mb-bookshelf-beta

also you will need metadta for books so i would recommand you to check here
http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/15148/ebook-metadata

If you need help pls post in MB3 fourm and we all will help you

Thanks
post #445 of 1323
Can MB3 use local nfo files to override any scraped metadata? If it can that might make me switch from Plex. I've about had it with TheTVDB's terrible database.
post #446 of 1323
We do not yet support reading xbmc/plex nfo's, but it's on the to do list. for now we have our own xml format. however, we do recognize plex & xbmc image file name conventions so you can be sure we wont' download images that you already have.

Also, not all of our info is coming from tvdb. We use Omdb to get some Imdb info such as the rating, vote count, etc, and the next server build will be using that for even more data.

So even though we don't yet meet your needs of reading the nfo's, you should still be able to test drive without interfering with your current setup.
post #447 of 1323
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Originally Posted by lukemb View Post

Collections don't migrate from 2 to 3, so yea, they have to be setup again. For all intents and purposes you can consider them two different applications.

MB2-style shortcuts are supported, but with some requirements, which are discussed here at the bottom:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser/MediaBrowser/wiki/Library-Structure

No problem with setting up collections again, just wondering why it automatically understands and uses the folder.jpg in the movie folders but ignores it in the collections folders. Should it be called something other than folder.jpg?
post #448 of 1323
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Originally Posted by lukemb View Post

We do not yet support reading xbmc/plex nfo's, but it's on the to do list. for now we have our own xml format. however, we do recognize plex & xbmc image file name conventions so you can be sure we wont' download images that you already have.

Also, not all of our info is coming from tvdb. We use Omdb to get some Imdb info such as the rating, vote count, etc, and the next server build will be using that for even more data.

So even though we don't yet meet your needs of reading the nfo's, you should still be able to test drive without interfering with your current setup.

It doesn't have to be XBMC nfo format. I'd be ok with any local metadata override. Your answer is at least better than the answer from the Plex developers. They've said numerous times that local meta files won't be supported.

You mention your own xml format. Is that something that can be customized to override scraped data or is it just a cached scraped data? I'd be more than willing to re-create the metadata in a new format if it worked.
post #449 of 1323
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Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

No problem with setting up collections again, just wondering why it automatically understands and uses the folder.jpg in the movie folders but ignores it in the collections folders. Should it be called something other than folder.jpg?

I think this is just an mb2 convention that hasn't been brought forward to it yet. collections have the ability to hold multiple media paths. internally we create a folder that represents the collection and that's where the images go when you edit them through the web interface.

Now it just so happens that your collection only has one path, so naturally you would expect images contained within to apply to the collection. and that does make sense.
post #450 of 1323
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Originally Posted by itznfb View Post

It doesn't have to be XBMC nfo format. I'd be ok with any local metadata override. Your answer is at least better than the answer from the Plex developers. They've said numerous times that local meta files won't be supported.

You mention your own xml format. Is that something that can be customized to override scraped data or is it just a cached scraped data? I'd be more than willing to re-create the metadata in a new format if it worked.

It's both. The presence of the xml files will prevent our internet providers from running, provided they're fully populated. That also acts as a cache. So yes, that can achieve what you're asking. Once you have that, the data will not be changed unless you perform a force refresh of that particular item from the editing interface. There are other ways it could change but they're off by default. For example, we use the update api's that a lot of the metadata sites are offering now. So if you enable the updates and someone makes a correction on the tvdb or the movie db, you can get the change almost immediately. But that's off by default because not everybody will like that. Aside from that, the data is yours.
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