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    Quote Originally Posted by GDragoN View Post
    I have tried all combinations, spent a week on maintenance nonstop to test, and nothing works. You need better settings in relation to the metadata and artwork used by Mezzmo to avoid confusing priorities order Mezzmo uses to determine what to use, because right now, we are just guessing how it works, and that is no good UX, and even you as an author are not sure what is going on and how Mezzmo decides on what to use.
    Truth. I love Mezzmo but the metadata retrieval settings are a downright mystery and getting the correct art to show up for a TV Series takes a lot of work and a generous helping of luck.

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    Did you check which image file the nfo file references for the poster?

    Mezzmo prioritizes metadata files on disk so the nfo file will be the priority to get metadata then the folder.jpg/poster.jpg, then an internet lookup and then getting the screen capture from the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    It could be in the nfo or xml file included in the folder. For a show that does not use the correct poster please have a look in the nfo file to see what image it refers to for the poster. You can also try unchecking the box in Metadata retrieval settings to get metadata from nfo files then run Maintenance on the file to see what poster Mezzmo detects for the file.
    Hi Peter. I am hoping you can point me in the right direction with this. What would be the ideal boxes to check in the <Metadata Retrieval Settings> to make the correct artwork appear.

    #1 - The Mezzmo Library
    Mezzmo1.jpg

    Almost everything in my library is displayed via Active Playlists with a few Smart Playlists thrown in there where appropriate. In this case I have "Homeland" in my "Currently Watching" Active Playlist. The posters aren't populating for the series or the Seasons but it is pulling up thumbs for the episodes.

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    #2 - Folder/File Structure
    This is the folder structure for just about every TV Series that I have. I have circled in RED the posters that I want to have show up in the playlist(s).

    SeriesFolder.jpg

    SeasonFolder.jpg

    I have tried several different combos of settings for picking art/posters and just can't quite seem to get something consistent or permanent. As you can see, I have the poster in every folder so I don't want art pulled from anywhere but these files names <poster>. The exception is the Episode art that always pulls up correctly based on <episodetitle.jpg.

    Based on this information, what settings should I be using?

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    I recall we added some code to handle this in the past, I went back and looked at the code and you should enable 'Create artwork based on contents of folder/playlist' in http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...val_settings&s[]=metadata&s[]=retrieval#playlists_folders_tab

    The code will loop going up one folder from the location of the files each time and look for a poster.jpg or folder.jpg in this location. So it will look for a poster.jpg or folder.jpg in the same folder as the files then if not found it will go up one folder and so on until the top of the folder structure is reached or a folder.jpg or poster.jpg is found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    I recall we added some code to handle this in the past, I went back and looked at the code and you should enable 'Create artwork based on contents of folder/playlist' in http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...val_settings&s[]=metadata&s[]=retrieval#playlists_folders_tab

    The code will loop going up one folder from the location of the files each time and look for a poster.jpg or folder.jpg in this location. So it will look for a poster.jpg or folder.jpg in the same folder as the files then if not found it will go up one folder and so on until the top of the folder structure is reached or a folder.jpg or poster.jpg is found.
    So, ONLY <Create artwork based on contents of folder/playlist>?

    I shouldn't also choose <Get artwork from external files>?

    I ask because after I ran the <Maintain Playlist> I got this:
    1.jpg

    and this

    2.jpg

    For season 1, instead of picking 'poster.jpg' or 'folder.jpg' it picked the episode thumb titled 'Homeland S01E09 Crossfire.jpg'
    For season 2, 'Homeland S02E02 Uh... Oh... Ah....jpg'
    For season 3, 'Homeland S03E02 Uh... Oh... Ah....jpg'..... Incidentally this is the thumbnail it picked for the Series poster, too.
    etc.
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    Get artwork from external files is only for the files themselves and not for playlists/folders. I have a folder structure the same as yours for testing so I will do some more testing to see if I can reproduce this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Get artwork from external files is only for the files themselves and not for playlists/folders. I have a folder structure the same as yours for testing so I will do some more testing to see if I can reproduce this.
    I can confirm this. For TV series I have the external files option checked and add a poster.jpg and fanart.jpg file to each folder with the TV episode files. Mezzmo will use these two local files for the episode artwork and then uses the one of episodes to populate the folder artwork. I don't bother trying to set the folder artwork directly with nfo or local artwork files. Setting the episodes with poster and fanart files works fine for me. If I have the the occasion to set a specific folder artwork I do it manually via the GUI.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Get artwork from external files is only for the files themselves and not for playlists/folders. I have a folder structure the same as yours for testing so I will do some more testing to see if I can reproduce this.
    Welp, did some puttering around on this. Maybe I misunderstood something but I can definitively say, with 100% repeatability, if I haven't selected <Get artwork from external files (<filename>.jpg......)> then I get No Poster art at all.

    This doesn't work, ever:
    Playlist.jpg

    This is what I have been doing and it works the majority of the time:
    Playlist 2.jpg

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    Yes I found the same just now when testing with Breaking Bad, I had to have Get Artwork from external files checked.
    For the playlist to get the right poster from the series folder I had the default settings on and the active playlist for Season 1 showed the season 1 poster.

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