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    Default mezzmo update renamed all tv series by title instead of file name

    I had all my TV series to display Title SxxExx. When I updated to the new version of mezzmo my files are all now displaying the Title field of the metadata. This has made it impossible to watch tv series because they no longer display in order. The titles are all alphabetical, not the file names. Any suggestions to change how it displays?

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    When you run Maintain Library, be careful not to select the "Update all files" radio button - otherwise it will overwrite existing information that you already have. The "Only update files with missing information" radio button will only update those attributes that are blank in our Mezzmo library.

    By default, Mezzmo auto-detects external metadata files and reads the title, genre, year, artwork, etc. from them. The current version of Mezzmo does not let you control what metadata is taken from these external metadata files. If you want to keep your original filenames when you add your files into your Mezzmo library, then my only suggestion at this stage is to rename or move your external metadata files when you add these files into Mezzmo.

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    Come on, that's extremely bad. I'm generating my file names taking a lot of factors into consideration, so I see in the Media List on my TV all the relevant info. Suddenly, Mezzmo changes the generation of the title. Please, give us an option, to switch that "automatic" title generation OFF. It took me a couple of hours, to rechange the titles of the videos I uploaded after I installed the new version. I cannot go through that process each time, I add media files to the Mezzmo Library. I have an extensive framework that generates the file names, but now, that complete framework is useless, since Mezzmo messes up the Titles.

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    Can you explain what happened in your case so we can better understand? Did you maintain your Mezzmo library and that overwrote your titles? Before running maintenance, did you manually enter you own titles into Mezzmo or were they coming from external metadata files (e.g. .nfo, .xml, etc.)?

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    I download Korean dramas and watch them on TV via Mezzmo & BlueRay player.
    Before the update, filename displayed fine on my TV. But now title is not displaying (show up as boxes instead of characters) correctly.
    Please give me an option to choose to display either title or filename.

    Thanks.

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    Hi ckim551,

    The current Mezzmo release (v2.6.7) is now getting the title metadata from within the video file. We have had reports from some users (including yourself) that non-English characters are getting corrupted. We are fixing this now. I'll update this thread when we have a fix ready.

    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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    Paul,
    I generate a title with a very specific systematic:
    1. for non ENU videos:
    a) for TV Series:
    <###> - <Episode title> (<Series> - <Detective or Main Actor>, <Duration>, <Country>, <Year>)_yyyy-mm-dd_<station>
    b) for movies:
    <Title of movie> (<Genre>, <Duration>, <Country>, <Year>, <Main Actor>)_yyyy-mm-dd_<station>
    2) for ENU videos:
    a) for TV Series:
    <###> - <Episode title> (<Series>, <Year>, <Duration>, <MPAA Rating>, <User Rating from IMDB>)
    b) for movies:
    <Title> (<Genre>, <Year>, <Duration>, <MPAA Rating>, <User Rating from IMDB>)

    With having 6000+ videos in my library it is extremely important, that I can find specific videos quickly, both in an external database (containing a lot more info about the video and allows searching for a lot of different criteria) and then in Mezzmo (i.e. on the TV). If the titles in the external db and in Mezzmo are different, it can be extremely hard to find a specific video for viewing.
    Example:
    "My title, 1a": "359 - Die Kommissarin- Albtraum (Tatort - Lea Sommer, 90 min., D, 1997)_2012-07-21_NDR"
    "Mezzmo Title": "Albtraum Lea Sommer (359)"

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    Hi wback,

    Thanks for explaining this. We'll add an option to get the title from the file name only (and not from embedded meta data or external metadata files). You can contact us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com for a patch to try if you like.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Hi wback,

    Thanks for explaining this. We'll add an option to get the title from the file name only (and not from embedded meta data or external metadata files). You can contact us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com for a patch to try if you like.
    This would be a good option!

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    Wow, this upgrade sounds risky, as I have many TV programs as well.

    Right now I'm using version 2.6.5.1 (special patch to fix issues with my WD TV Live). I've opened the "Maintain your Mezzmo Library" settings window, but when I un-check either the "Update information about media files in your Mezzmo library" or "Update media properties" options, the OK button is greyed out so I can't save these settings. I don't want Mezzmo touching my file titles, as I rely 100% on the filenames that I painstakingly created. Is there a way for me to turn these off before I upgrade to 2.6.7?

    Thanks,
    Visor

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