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  1. fforde

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    Aww, come on now. Constructive criticism please! :D Their importer has improved a lot lately, gamejester has really busted his butt to get things working smoother. Everything takes time.
    Well currently you can change the location of your covers and backdrops folders under Advanced Settings. As for saving directly in the folder with the movie file, I dunno... We are probably going to do something in the future with generating NFO files in the movie folder based on retrieved data. When we get to this point we will probably also add the option to save artwork in the movie folder too. This is a bit of a ways off though.

    Hrmm... backdrops should never disappear. Maybe it's an issue with rendering in the GUI? You should create a new thread and post your log files from when you see this issue occuring, and I will see if I can figure something out.

    For what it's worth though, backdrops are now pulled from themoviedb.org, not meligrove. They are both run by the same person and meligrove is being phased out as themoviedb.org has movie details available in addition to artwork.

    And also new backdrops are loaded in the background as they are available for any movies missing artwork when the plug-in launches. So if you have a movie that has no backdrop, the next time you restart MediaPortal the plug-in will connect and check if there is a backdrop available online. If so it auto downloads.

    Hrmm... well as for the double entries after renaming your files may be a problem. When a file is missing from your hard drive it will be removed from the database, but this process sometimes takes a little bit of time especially if you have removed or renamed a large number of files. Are you certain they were not being removed, just one by one a bit slowly?

    As for the covers I am sorry there is not much that we can do about that. Our cover artwork is pulled from a few different sites, but generally they do not classify things by "dvd cover" or "poster". They are most of the time all kind of jumbled together. If you can find a site that makes it easy to always find the DVD cover though, I can help you create a script for it.

     
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    Thanks for the response. :)

    I couldn't tell if it was removing them slowly. I thought I waited for the drive to finish activity when I removed the folders from the list. Then exited MP, entered again to add the folders and rescan. I would have thought that the db would have been cleared. I thought it was odd that the double post remained.

    As for myself, the issue is resolved, having manually deleted the db and then rescanned. Didn't know if the note was useful to anyone else.

    Ya, kind of figured with the cover art stuff. Fortunately I saved off my cover art from before, just in case. I just have to go through manually to get it right again. The wife told me there were more pressing issues to attend to and it could wait. :D

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    I'll see if occurs again, I had at least Leon, Doomsday and Jungle Book which had disappearing covers. Doomsday just re-appeared by itself and Jungle Book re-appeared after assigning the file to a new (but the same) movie. For Leon I had to download the cover manually from themoviedb.org, it wouldn't come back no matter what. I had a rendering issue for Hancock, I just resized the image a bit and then it showed, but for the other three there were no files in the backdrop folder so this wasn't a rendering issue.

    Maybe it had something to do with the site moving from melingrove to themoviedb, but I'll keep an eye on it.
     
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    how do i delete a movie permanently? Delete files manually *and* remove it from the database using the movie manager?
     
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    We are planning on adding a delete function in the next release, but currently Moving Pictures will never alter or delete video file on disk. So short answer is as of now, it's not possible, sorry. But if you delete the file from your disk manually, it will be auto removed from Moving Pictures.
     
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    tnx a lot for this great plugin.
    is there in future plan to integrate trailer possibility with this plugin. it would be very handy to have a link for watch a trailer directly from detail screen of a movie. i always miss that feature.

    tnx
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    that's great info. this is exactly what i was talking about. can't wait to see this feature implemented...

    tnx for heads up,
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    Hi fforde, i just wanted to point out that i tested a version you put in a commit comment (cant find it again though :s) and the GUI is now a lot smoother! The texture dont really load faster, but navigating is so much smoother, it s great!
    So thank you for it.
     
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    I use the MyTrailers plugin right now and it works pretty well. Would be nice if Moving Pictures could hook up with that plugin to make the trailers happen. it would be easier than coding it from scratch I would think.

    Thanks!
     
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