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darkside40

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Just one question.
How is it working for ripped DVD's?

For example i have the following structure Media/Movies/Testmovie/Video_TS

Where do i have to put the .nfo and how does it has to be named? Testmovie.nfo? Video_TS.nfo?
 

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    you can place the .nfo at the same level as the VIDEO_TS folder... so in Media/Movies/Testmovie.
    If yo have only one nfo file there you can name it anything you like.

    /Media/Movies/Testmovie/SomeName.nfo
     

    kiwijunglist

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    I think the plugin should also scan for *.xml files in the movie's folder.
    This is because Windows 7 Media Centre, uses/creates .xml files in the same folder as the movie
    Here is a sample of an .xml file from my brother's computer running Win7 Media Centre, his computer creates a mymovies.xml file within each movie folder. Some users also have %moviename%dvdid.xml or dvdid.xml , which is why i suggest scanning for *.xml

    File - mymovies.xml[collapse]
    <Title>
    <LocalTitle>Predator 2</LocalTitle>
    <OriginalTitle>Predator 2</OriginalTitle>
    <SortTitle>Predator 2</SortTitle>
    <Added>27/06/2009 9:20:45 a.m.</Added>
    <ProductionYear>1990</ProductionYear>
    <RunningTime>108</RunningTime>
    <IMDBrating>5.9</IMDBrating>
    <MPAARating>R</MPAARating>
    <Description>The aliens are back and this time killing people in Los Angeles. Danny Glover plays the Lieutenant Mike Harrigan who’s working at fighting the war against drugs when he finds out the murderer is the Predator.</Description>
    <Type />
    <AspectRatio>1.37:1</AspectRatio>
    <LockData>False</LockData>
    <IMDB>tt0100403</IMDB>
    <TMDbId>169</TMDbId>
    <Genres>
    <Genre>Horror</Genre>
    <Genre>Science Fiction</Genre>
    <Genre>Thriller</Genre>
    </Genres>
    <Persons>
    <Person>
    <Name>Kevin Peter Hall</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>The Predator</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Danny Glover</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Lieutenant Mike Harrigan</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Gary Busey</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Peter Keyes</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Rubén Blades</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Danny Archuleta</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Maria Conchita Alonso</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Leona Cantrell</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Bill Paxton</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Jerry Lambert</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Robert Davi</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Captain Phil Heinemann</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Adam Baldwin</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Garber</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Kent McCord</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Captain B. Pilgrim</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Morton Downey Jr.</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Tony Pope</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Calvin Lockhart</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>King Willie</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Henry Kingi</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>El Scorpio</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Corey Rand</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Ramon Vega</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Elpidia Carrillo</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Anna</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Lilyan Chauvin</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Irene Edwards</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Michael Mark Edmondson</Name>
    <Type>Actor</Type>
    <Role>Gold Tooth</Role>
    </Person>
    <Person>
    <Name>Stephen Hopkins</Name>
    <Type>Director</Type>
    <Role />
    </Person>
    </Persons>
    <Studios>
    <Studio>News Corporation</Studio>
    <Studio>Fox Entertainment Group</Studio>
    <Studio>20th Century Fox</Studio>
    </Studios>
    </Title>[/collapse]

    EDIT: Posted as enhancement request here -> http://code.google.com/p/moving-pictures/issues/detail?id=559

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    I think the plugin should also scan for *.xml files in the movie's folder.
    This is because Windows 7 Media Centre, uses/creates .xml files in the same folder as the movie
    Here is a sample of an .xml file from my brother's computer running Win7 Media Centre, his computer creates a mymovies.xml file within each movie folder. Some users also have %moviename%dvdid.xml or dvdid.xml , which is why i suggest scanning for *.xml

    File - mymovies.xml

    Is that native to windows 7 or done with an addon to Media Center (Media Browser maybe)?

    thanks
    fekker
     

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    You can add xml as the extension of the files to be scanned in the configuration, and it should work fine.
    Since the xml contains imdb link, mp should recognize it.
     

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    i think it maybe an addon but quite a common addon, i think there are multiple addons... i'm not 100% sure tho, bc i don't use W7 myself.
     

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    0.8 will have the ability to use local scraper scripts, see here.
    This will mean we support grabbing details from any 3rd party supplied metadata file including those mentioned above. Hopefully we will have some default scripts ready at launch otherwise any user can create such a script :)
     

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    For the record the XML files kiwijunglist is referring to are from the MyMovies plugin for Windows Media Center, not Media Center itself. But armandp is right, with the next release it will be possible to create a scraper script for files like this, so it's just a matter of time.
     

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    if there is a common standard to the format of these .xml files then we should support the option of creating one in the movie directory instead of/as an alternative to .nfo
     

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