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    Hello all,

    I've been using MP2 since the switch to Windows 10, and it's only dawned on me that some of my movies are missing.

    I have 367 folders, but MP2 only finds 318 movies.

    If I "Browse Media", what I'm finding is that the missing movies, when you hover over the file, won't pull up any movie information. But the movies that do appear in Movies comes up with the movie information.

    Yes, I've done ReImport several times. Does the user running MP2 need read/write access to the movies share on the NAS?

    What am I missing here?



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    Check the Videos button.
    Depending on how they are discovered will depend on if they are registered in Movies or Videos.
     
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    Yes, it also appears in the Videos area, but again, no information is shown, but at least it plays (Just like Browse Media). Is this a MP2-Edit job that needs to fix this issue?
     
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    logs would help
    how are they labeled?
     
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    Hi.
    You need to enter your user/password for NAS in the MP2 Client under "Settings - Server Settings". And for now, MP2 only supports one set of User/PW, so all your NAS need to have the same User with the same password to access all your media. This will be change in the (near) future but for now you only can add one set.

    That means, MP2 could not identify those movies as movies (e.g. the name of the video file is not unique or this particular movie has no entry on TheMovieDB or similar). MP2 is grapping metadata from TheMovieDB only (as IMDB did not deliver fanart and don't have localized informations, so it's not a good source for general HTPC purposes), but you can use the "tt number" known from IMDB to identify your movie.

    There are several ways to add those numbers to your movies. One way is to remux them to MKV and add proper metatags (same as you do for audio). Second is to use an external tool to add the well known .nfo files next to your video files. MP2 is supporting Metatags (from MKV only) and (nearly) any type of .nfo file available.
    And the third way is to add the tt number somehow to the file name of the video. So if you name your movie "Godzilla [tt0831387].avi" it will be identified as "Godzilla from 2014" or if you name it "Godzilla [tt0120685].avi" it will be identified as "Godzilla from 1998" properly. If it was named "Godzilla.avi", then MP2 could not know which one to choose (there are even more than those two movies named "Godzilla" out there)...
     
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    Thank you for that information Lehmden, that's exactly what I was looking for. I'll start finding the missing movies and inserting the TT number to the filename. I had been editing the mkv metadata and made sure the "title" field matched IMDB's movie name. That was just to make it look pretty in WMC7 because it would pick that up.
     
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