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    One question. I am using a Swedish IP address through my VPN, and hence IMDB assumes that I want Swedish titles for my movies. I want English titles.

    The movie descriptions are in English, and MovingPictures is set to retrieve movie data in English. This is only a slight annoyance, as I only import my movies once in a century, and I edit new movies manually, but still.

    Thanks for creating the ultimate HTPC experience!
     

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    One question. I am using a Swedish IP address through my VPN, and hence IMDB assumes that I want Swedish titles for my movies. I want English titles.

    The movie descriptions are in English, and MovingPictures is set to retrieve movie data in English. This is only a slight annoyance, as I only import my movies once in a century, and I edit new movies manually, but still.

    Thanks for creating the ultimate HTPC experience!
    The imdb.com website decided it would be in your best interest to get Swedish titles if they are available and it detects you are in Sweden. You can sign up for imdb.com and then disable this behaviour, unfortunatly the imdb.com scraper script can not login under your username to do that.

    This leaves you with two options.

    1. Use themoviedb scraper script
    2. Use the IMDb+ Scraper script, which will obtain the English title for you. It can also do a lot more, such as ability to group movie titles together, so all your "James Bond" movies and other series are finally in order alongside eachoter. You can even configure it to use English titles on every movie, except Swedish produced ones.

    That way "Let the Right One In (2008)" will show in your collection as "Låt den rätte komma in" and "Let Me In (2010)" will retain English title "Let Me In".

    If you need any help, ask in the thread for the scraper script, which is linked in my signature.
     

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    Loving Moving Picture, rocking my movie world hard! I was wondering about keyboard filtering/short cuts. I use my mobile as a remote and have access to a keyboard. Is it possible to simple write "Harry" and it jumps to the first movie with that word, as it works in the importer? I know you have some kind of T9 with the numpad search, but i find it hard to relate 2:ABC, 3:EFG and so fort.
     

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    Loving Moving Picture, rocking my movie world hard! I was wondering about keyboard filtering/short cuts. I use my mobile as a remote and have access to a keyboard. Is it possible to simple write "Harry" and it jumps to the first movie with that word, as it works in the importer? I know you have some kind of T9 with the numpad search, but i find it hard to relate 2:ABC, 3:EFG and so fort.
    A new search filter system that uses the MediaPortal virtual keyboard is being worked on.

    However, the existing SMS filtering system works very well if you have access to a remote that shows the 2:ABC, 3:EFG information on it. There are two ways of using it.

    1. Use the '0' -> First letter method. So if you quickly want to jump to your Harry Potter movies, you press '0' and then '4' and another '4', which will get you to the letter 'H' as per 4:GHI. You can then use the Page Up/Down (usually mapped to channel +/- on most remotes) incase you have a ton of movies starting with 'Ha...' before you get to your 'Harry Potter....' ones.

    2. Use the SMS filtering as is. In this case you would enter '4' (for 'H' as per 4:GHI), then '2' (for 'a' as per 2:ABC), then '7' (for 'r' as per 7: PQRS), another '7' (for 'r' as per 7: PQRS), and finally '9' (for 'y' as per 9:WXYZ). Of course you are not only then seeing movies that contain the word 'Harry', but also any other combination that can be made out of GHI + ABC + PQRS + PQRS + WXYZ. Still the results work very quick, and once you located a movie title, and you highlight it, then using the Escape button on your remote will bring you back to the non-SMS filtered listing, but it will stay on the highlighted movie.

    That way if you for example use the IMDb+ scraper and you type in 2+2+7+4+6+6 to filter down all the movies that match "Casino" (and all the other combinations) and you find the "James Bond XXI: Casino Royale" entry (presuming you enabled the title rename system), that when you then Escape, you can use the up/down arrows to see all the other James Bond movies.

    But keep an eye on the forum, as a new version is on the way that will allow you to search via the virtual keyboard more directly.
     

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    Loving Moving Picture, rocking my movie world hard! I was wondering about keyboard filtering/short cuts. I use my mobile as a remote and have access to a keyboard. Is it possible to simple write "Harry" and it jumps to the first movie with that word, as it works in the importer? I know you have some kind of T9 with the numpad search, but i find it hard to relate 2:ABC, 3:EFG and so fort.
    Sorry the SMS Style Filtering is not working for you. Its really meant for traditional remote controls, not keyboards. In the next major feature release we will have proper search functionality now that MediaPortal has a skinnable on-screen keyboard.
     

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    Personally, I don't see any improvements in speed. It performs exactly as it did before. Scrolling though the movies isn't snappy. Maybe it's the cpu? Media portal is installed on a ssd, so cover loading and database querying should be fast. Do I need to do anything? Would a new database help? I'm still using my initial database.
     

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    Personally, I don't see any improvements in speed. It performs exactly as it did before. Scrolling though the movies isn't snappy. Maybe it's the cpu? Media portal is installed on a ssd, so cover loading and database querying should be fast. Do I need to do anything? Would a new database help? I'm still using my initial database.
    The speed improvements will only affect those who store their movies somewhere on the network, not locally. Loading of artwork is done in a different thread as well so this shouldn't really affect responsiveness either. I would be pretty surprised if rebuilding your database helped as well, Moving Pictures uses a lot of caching so even if reading from the database on disk was slow, this would probably not have a noticeable effect for the user. Not sure what to tell you Raytestrak except I will see if there isn't anything else I can optimize for our next release..
     

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    Personally, I don't see any improvements in speed. It performs exactly as it did before. Scrolling though the movies isn't snappy. Maybe it's the cpu? Media portal is installed on a ssd, so cover loading and database querying should be fast. Do I need to do anything? Would a new database help? I'm still using my initial database.
    The speed improvements will only affect those who store their movies somewhere on the network, not locally. Loading of artwork is done in a different thread as well so this shouldn't really affect responsiveness either. I would be pretty surprised if rebuilding your database helped as well, Moving Pictures uses a lot of caching so even if reading from the database on disk was slow, this would probably not have a noticeable effect for the user. Not sure what to tell you Raytestrak except I will see if there isn't anything else I can optimize for our next release..
    thanks fforde. My movies are on a network location, the database is local. it's not that performance is bad, but after reading about a 20 times increase I was excited. It's probably the amd fusion platform which isn't powerful enough then. Scrolling through movies is a bit jerky so I usually scroll per page. This loads all almost the images instantly in film strip mode.
     

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    Well the improvement is not in scrolling, the improvement is in the transition times when jumping between categories or when performing an SMS search. Sorry I was not more clear on this. :(
     

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    I 100% see the increase in speed when navigating between categories and assorted movie views. Thanks guys it works awesome!
     
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