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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2019

    Default Don't want metadata from internet.

    Hello, new user, tried some other DLNA servers for use with my Samsung TV (2019) from my Windows XP computer.

    Apart from having some problems with advapi32.dll when editing stuff on the server part (running Windows XP) I'm wondering why Mezzo is downloading "text metadata and artwork for videos from internet" although I have set it to not to do that, just use information from files.
    Tools/Options/Retrieving Metadata/Metadata Retrieval Settings... has settings to only use local information (embedded in file, filepath)

    I basically just want to reach my files from the TV as if I opened the folder on my computer. Same layout, no multiple folder sorting in various types (Director, Genre, Actor etc etc etc), the internet files "that it's downloading also doesn't identify some files correctly and I don't know how to wipe it.
    I tried a couple of others that worked without problems but I thought I should try a version that is still developed (though perhaps also not fully evolved) as I'm also considering transcoding all divx/xvid that the Samsung TV:s don't support in their current version (neither DST BTW). I have used TVersity before with the PS3 and that has worked fine, don't expect transcoding with Mezzo should work any different.

    Should I just erase the database and try again?
    I downloaded the version I'm using from the official page yesterday, it would be a bit annoying to now learn that there's a new version that solves all problems...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Melbourne, Australia


    By default, Mezzmo will download text and image metadata from websites for your movies, TV shows and music. You can control this using the Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog. See

    Perhaps it is a good idea to start with a fresh database. See this topic to start again -

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at

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