Originally Posted by moooog
I removed my discs from my cx 7000 to set up Plex, rearranged them, and put them back in. Frustrated with lots of no-names, incorrect names and artwork (nothing new), I decided to try a few things, tried deleting the cache - although I see now that data is present even for some discs that are no longer in the changer - and doing a reset. Now I have no artwork for any of the blu-rays, just a generic silver disc image with movie info, I've tried ejecting, re-loading etc., no artwork for any discs, what did I do? I used to use this with MyMovies on my HTPC, but finally gave up on it after upgrading to windows 10 ruined it, but I still would like to have it available for family and friends.
I'd recommend browsing for a disc to play using something other than the Sony XMB. Empty the changer, perform a reset, power cycle the changer, catalog each of your discs including the slot number each disc is to reside in, then put the discs back in the changer refraining from using the "Load" feature. Just put the discs back in the changer at that point and close the door. Done deal. Browsing the contents of the changer would then be done by referencing whatever you used to catalog the discs. Once you decide what disc you'd like to play just tell the changer to play the disc residing in the particular slot. You could select the slot number and press "Play" using the hard buttons on the changer itself, browse the XMB by slot number selecting the disc that way or send the changer the appropriate serial command which is what I do.
As for cataloging your discs, as a starting point I'd recommend keeping a simple excel spreadsheet. From there I'd recommend you also catalog the contents of the changer using DVD Profiler
for PC which under "Personal Information" for a given profile provides for noting the "Location" and "Slot" number for each disc. In my case though I don't even use the "Location" and "Slot" fields. I use the "Collection ID" per the below, my Blu-ray and DVD collection spanning across 10 Blu-ray changers. (I have 6 DVD changers as well which presently only contain the DVD's I already own on Blu-ray.)
Collection ID's for my Blu-ray changers...
BD01 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 0001-0400
BD02 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 0401-0800
BD03 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 0801-1200
BD04 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 1201-1600
BD05 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 1601-2000
BD06 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 2001-2400
BD07 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 2401-2800
BD08 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 2801-3200
BD09 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 3201-3600
BD10 (Slots 1-400) -> Collection ID's 3601-4000
If the given profile represents more than one disc I don't assign the profile a Collection ID. I create (child) profiles for each disc instead placing them under the main (parent) profile. Only the disc level (child) profiles are assigned a Collection ID. I then browse the contents of my changers using DVD Profiler for PC, the DVD Profiler mobile apps or my DVD Profiler based websites. (I have separate websites for my DVD and Blu-ray collections in addition to one that combines both. Not mobile device friendly. Requires a browser that supports frames.)
From DVD Profiler for Windows...
From the DVD Profiler based website for my Blu-ray collection...
Once finding a disc I'd like to play I go to the "BD Changers" activity in my universal remote accessing the "D.Sel" option (Direct Disc Selection), entering the Collection ID and pressing "Enter/OK". The "BD Changers" activity does the math for me determining the changer and slot number powering on the particular changer and taking me to the activity for that changer, the disc being pre-selected within the activity. (I can alternatively highlight a changer first, then accessing the "D.Sel" option and selecting the slot number.)
Once the changer is fully powered on and displaying the XMB a "Press & Hold" of the "Enter/OK" button sends the appropriate serial command telling the changer to play the disc.
Page sequence as seen from my universal remote for those interested...
For an on-screen solution I'd imagine you could even browse the contents of your changer using Plex. I don't know anything about Plex, but I'd imagine you could create dummy entries for each of your discs, then displaying the disc location details from a prominent place within the user interface. The on-screen solution that I use is My Movies
for WMC7 and while I do have the changer support setup I don't even use it anymore. Once I find a disc I'd like to play I just take note of the "Location" details per the below example, then selecting the changer and slot number with my universal remote which does the rest.
In any event, just some food for thought. I personally wouldn't waste my time relying on these changers to store disc information. Keep track of the discs and which slot each resides in yourself. The changer doesn't need to know. It just needs to play the disc residing in a given slot when you tell it to. There are far better ways to browse the contents of these Sony changers than from Sony's XMB and that's especially the case for those with more than one changer per being able to browse their collection as a whole.