Movie search in ANT database

robytex

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I'm very confused...
I've installed last version of Mp e Myfilm.
All is working very well with the movie library but I can't succed to play the selected movie.
Myfilm doesn't find the filename of the movie.
I have my movies (.avi) stored in dvds with the structure: \director\title.avi
Some other are stored in the HDD with the same structure.
I would like that when I press PLAY in Myfilms, the plugin try to find it in the HDD and then, if
not found, it would display the message to load the correct dvd and then try again on it.
Is it possible?
I've tried with many configurations but it doesn't work.
In the URL field of ANT I put: director\title.avi
In Myfilm set up:
Ant Item for storage: URL
Path for Movies search: D:\
Ant identification item: Source (where I have put my dvd collection...)

It works only with the movie on the HDD and if I put in the URL field the full path (d:\director\title.avi)

It's possible to obtain this?
Please help me.

TIA
 

robytex

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Nobody want to help me?
Maybe my question or my english are not understable? :(
Please...
 

robytex

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Thanks, I've seen that thread, but my problem is a bit different.
I've understood that if MyFilm doesn't find the movie with the direct link
(Ant Item for storage) it tries with the path of "Path for Movies search".
The problem is that it extract from the path found in "Ant Item for storage"
only the filename, without the eventually folder!!!
But all my movies are stored with the structure \director\title.avi
So MyFilms works in this mode: (I think....)
1) try to play the movie with direct link found in "Ant Item for storage"
(in my case: \spielberg\munich.avi for example, I use relative links)

2) it can' t find the movie, because there isn't the drive letter...

3) so it tries with the path: <Path for Movies search>\munich.avi

THIS is THE PROBLEM!!
Infact in the label "Path for Movies search" I put "D:\;E:\" (where e:\ is the DVD letter)
so it tries the path: d:\munich.avi and e:\munich.avi instead of:
e:\spielberg\munich.avi......here is the movie!!!!

It would works if in the step 3) it could use the complete path and not only the simple filename.

Is this analisys correct? If so, what can I do?

Thank you very much for your help.
Bye
 

whatisk

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I'm sure mine looks through subfolders for the movie if it's not in the URL part of the database.
Most of my movies are in d:\movies, but I have some in d:\movies\animation, etc.

For some of my movies, I have the path in the URL section of the database. Eg: D:\movies\animation\akira.avi
Others I have nothing and it searches and finds the movie okay.

I will check my settings (and confirm that it is searching subfolders) and get back to you.
 

whatisk

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Okay, I have attached a screen dump of my settings.
For some movies, I have the full path and filename stored in URL.
For others, this is blank. Where it is blank, as long as the filename is the same as the original title in the DB, it finds the movie okay and plays it. Though my directory structure isn't deeply nested.
 

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robytex

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I've tried with settings like yours, but....nothings!
In attachment there are my settings.
The movie I search for test, is stored in:

d:\Antontio Albanese\Antonio Albanese - La Lingua Del Santo.avi
the title of the movie stored in the Ant database is "La lingua del santo".

When I press PLAY it freeze for some seconds working on the drive and then
the focus return to the MP interface and nothings happens.

Boh....I really don't know how to solve this problem.
I can only play movies if I put the entire path in the ANT field.

TIA
 

whatisk

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I've tried with settings like yours, but....nothings!
In attachment there are my settings.
The movie I search for test, is stored in:

d:\Antontio Albanese\Antonio Albanese - La Lingua Del Santo.avi
the title of the movie stored in the Ant database is "La lingua del santo".

When I press PLAY it freeze for some seconds working on the drive and then
the focus return to the MP interface and nothings happens.

Boh....I really don't know how to solve this problem.
I can only play movies if I put the entire path in the ANT field.

TIA
Out of curiosity, does it work if you rename the file from 'Antonio Albanese - La Lingua Del Santo.avi' to 'La Lingua Del Santo.avi'?
Also, in your AntDB I assume the title 'La lingua del santo' is listed in the translated title and not the original title?
 

robytex

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I've tried renaming the movie as you suggested to me, but it doesn't work.
The tittle of the movie is listed in "original" and "translated" field.
TIA
 
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