IMDB info but no covers needed! (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
October 15, 2007
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When I import IMDB-infos on my-videos I get the requested infos + multiple covers! But I have already saved covers by myself (cover-file-name is the same as the video-file-name) and I don't want these downloaded covers because in most case they have less quality and or are not the same as mine.

Is it possible to set the IMDG-Grab funktion to not download any covers?

please help!


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  • September 17, 2005
    Check out MovingPictures plugin, it gives you more control of what should be downloaded and what not, it let's use reuse existing artwork.


    Portal Pro
    October 15, 2007
    Home Country
    Austria Austria
    thanks! i've tested myfilms and moving pictures but none of them works like I want it to.

    1. I want to have "folder-view": browse through videos like in explorer, and only myvideos supports this (afaik), because I have films with multiple parts (I mean trilogys for example like Matrix 1,2,3 ect.) in an own folder.

    2. I don't want to have that IMDB renames all films. F.e. Star-Wars Episode 4 should keep its name, but IMDB rename it to "Krieg der Sterne". This happens on much films and there I would have to re-rename it. Its too much work. The whole solution should be easy to use.

    My HTPC is a standalone Item. When I load a new film in my movie-archive I don't want to have to close Mediaportal, open Config and update the Database manually. Everything should be arranged via OSD-Menu.

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