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Thread: Mezzmo seems to randomly refuse to recognize some files/Won't scan them in with .nfo

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    Default Mezzmo seems to randomly refuse to recognize some files/Won't scan them in with .nfo

    I believe this is something new, but may have been going on and I didn't notice until now.

    I am running 19 Data Drives that are pooled into a single drive with Stablebit DrivePool. I have Mezzmo pointed at the single media folder on the drive letter created by DrivePool, in this case v:

    An example of the location of a typical file for a TV show would be v:\ServerFolders\Brettflix\Television\D\Dead Like Me\Season 1\Dead Like Me S01E03 Curious George.mkv

    I have a holding folder v:\Waiting Room\Television where I temporarily place media so I can check to see if the .nfo and art is complete and correct before placing it in its permanent location. When I put the "Waiting Room", Mezzmo has no problem detecting the files, reading the .nfo file and putting it properly into the library's playlists.

    As soon as I move it to the permanent storage folder (similar location to above), Mezzmo refuses to recognize it as a valid media file. No amount of scanning gets it into the library. It just sits there and looks like this:
    Mezzmo TV problem.jpg
    If I click one of the files for its <Properties> Mezzmo says it is an invalid media file.

    If I copy and paste the folder back into the Waiting Room, Mezzmo immediately detects and populates everything
    No Problem in the Waiting Room.jpg

    This has to be some file system thing, right? My library is quite large, so am I running up against a limitation on the number of files that can be in any single directory on a Windows PC?

    Right now I am splitting my <Television> folder into 2 different Windows folders and that solves the problem but could complicate finding media in the future.

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    I doubt it is a file system limitation. Out of curiosity, what file system format is your permanent storage folder ? FYI, my artwork folder in Mezzmo has 70k+ files in it. It might be an issue with your Stablebit DrivePool drive software but I doubt that too. It feels like a permissions issue.


    Below are the NTFS limits:

    Maximum disk size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum file size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum number of files on disk: 4,294,967,295.
    Maximum number of files in a single folder: 4,294,967,295.




    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbinkley60 View Post
    I doubt it is a file system limitation. Out of curiosity, what file system format is your permanent storage folder ? FYI, my artwork folder in Mezzmo has 70k+ files in it. It might be an issue with your Stablebit DrivePool drive software but I doubt that too. It feels like a permissions issue.


    Below are the NTFS limits:

    Maximum disk size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum file size: 256 terabytes.
    Maximum number of files on disk: 4,294,967,295.
    Maximum number of files in a single folder: 4,294,967,295.




    Jeff
    The Hard Drives are all NTFS and I am still about 100TB short of the limit.

    I thought about permissions issues but I have no trouble moving and accessing files back and forth. The files are physically staying at the same location because the permanent location and the Waiting Room are both in the DrivePool. Cutting and pasting is instant so the files aren't physically moving to another drive.

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    Have you tried running a chkdsk /f from a CMD prompt to ensure there isn't a file system issue ?


    Jeff

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    If the Mezzmo server is running as a service it could be a problem with the SYSTEM user not having access to the files. http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?..._permissions&s[]=system

    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 http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    If the Mezzmo server is running as a service it could be a problem with the SYSTEM user not having access to the files. http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?..._permissions&s[]=system
    I created a new folder on the pool labelled <TV> and moved everything over from <TV Shows>, rescanned my library and everything seems to be getting picked up there but I haven't had a chance to check everything.

    If that doesn't work I will follow up with the link.

    Thank you.

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