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    Question Looking to switch DLNA servers

    I'm currently using one of your competitor's DLNA servers. They support the streaming of locally stored media but transcode everything which isn't really needed since most of my local files are MP4s which my PS3 can play fine without transcoding. I just have a few questions regarding a few niceties the other software supports that I'm curious if Mezzmo supports. The biggest is retrieving meta data for files stored in what I think is called Series.XML format.

    For example:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="us-ascii" standalone="yes"?>
    <Item>
    <ID>1</ID>
    <EpisodeID>1555111</EpisodeID>
    <EpisodeName>Mole Hunt</EpisodeName>
    <EpisodeNumber>1</EpisodeNumber>
    <FirstAired>2009-09-17</FirstAired>
    <Overview>Archer is in trouble with his Mother and the Comptroller because his expense account is way out of proportion to his actual expenses. So he creates the idea that a Mole has breached ISIS and he needs to get into the mainframe to hunt him down (so he can cover his tracks!). All this leads to a surprising ending.</Overview>
    <DVD_chapter>
    </DVD_chapter>
    <DVD_discid>
    </DVD_discid>
    <DVD_episodenumber>2.0</DVD_episodenumber>
    <DVD_season>1</DVD_season>
    <Director>
    </Director>
    <GuestStars>
    </GuestStars>
    <IMDB_ID>
    </IMDB_ID>
    <Language>en</Language>
    <ProductionCode>
    </ProductionCode>
    <Rating>8.5</Rating>
    <Writer>
    </Writer>
    <SeasonNumber>1</SeasonNumber>
    <absolute_number>2</absolute_number>
    <seasonid>119181</seasonid>
    <seriesid>110381</seriesid>
    <filename>/1555111.jpg</filename>
    <duration>1315113</duration>
    <resolution>720x480</resolution>
    </Item>

    Data is pulled from TheTVDB site.

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    We currently do not support series.xml, but I'll add this to development to-do list for a future implementation.

    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
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    Thanks. I'm checking out Mezzmo already...

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    Another feature/option I'm looking for but can't seem to find. Is there a way to get a folder view on the DLNA device? Normally I burrow down through the folder structure (Series Name\Season\Episode) to get to the things I want. Currently it's hard to find things since most of my files are named Season Number x Episode Number - Episode Title (Example: 1x05-Title.MP4) without the series name in the file name.

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    If you use the "Add Folder" command, then that'll import your folder structure into Mezzmo as-is and it should appear the same way on the device then.

    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
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    We have just completed support for "series.xml" metadata files in Mezzmo and it will be available in the upcoming Mezzmo v2.2.1.

    Make sure your "series.xml" file is in the same folder as the video files from that series. Mezzmo will extract the artwork, series name, genre, description, actors and directors from the "series.xml" file and use this information for every video file in that folder.

    All registered users will be notified when the Mezzmo v2.2.1 update is available via Mezzmo's autoupdate.

    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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    Nice Will it work recursively? For example with the following folder structure:

    Code:
    TV shows
    +--The Simpsons
          +--series.xml
          +--Folder S01
             +-- episode 101, 102, 103...
          +--Folder S02
             +--- episode 201, 202, 203...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMerlin View Post
    Nice Will it work recursively? For example with the following folder structure:

    Code:
    TV shows
    +--The Simpsons
          +--series.xml
          +--Folder S01
             +-- episode 101, 102, 103...
          +--Folder S02
             +--- episode 201, 202, 203...
    Yes. Mezzmo looks for "series.xml" files in parent folders as well as the video file's folder.

    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
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    Hello,

    May I ask how you obtained the Series.XML file? Looks like it will prove useful!

    Many thanks.

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    I think you can get them from http://thetvdb.com/

    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
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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