Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: How can I stop incorrect metadata being assigned to a video file?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    11

    Default How can I stop incorrect metadata being assigned to a video file?

    Hi, I have a few files that are being incorrectly identified by their metadata. Whenever I maintain my library a handful of video files are showing up as the wrong film information, poster etc. Deleting the poster, setting the poster to get artwork from video and deleting or manually changing the incorrect information doesn't seem to help, the next time the scheduled maintain library procedure is run the incorrect information re-appears. My metadata retrieval settings are all as default except for the entry "Only Update New Files or Files With Empty Attributes" which I have selected but it makes no difference. Help please!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    11,616

    Default

    Mezzmo determines the name of the movie or TV series based on your filenames and external metadata files (.xml, .nfo, ,tgmd). Once it gets the name, then it will download matching text metadata and artwork for the movie/TV show from movie and TV show web sites. For filenames, Mezzmo understands the following naming styles:

    C:\folder\Movie Title.avi
    C:\folder\Movie Title YYYY.avi
    C:\folder\Movie Title (YYYY).avi
    C:\folder\Title s01e01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title 1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\Title 1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1 Episode 1 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\s01e01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\Title s01e01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\Title 1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\Episode 1 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title\Season 1\Season 1 Episode 1 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\s01e01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\Title s01e01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\Title 1x01 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\Episode 1 Subtitle.avi
    C:\folder\Title Season 1\Season 1 Episode 1 Subtitle.avi

    If Mezzmo is not parsing your filename correctly, then post the full path to one of the files that is not being processed correctly and we can advise what's going wrong.

    Regarding maintenance, Mezzmo will only overwrite your existing metadata and artwork if you have the "Update all attributes" radio button selected in the Maintain Library dialog. To just update new files or existing files with missing metadata, then select the "Only update new files or files with empty attributes" radio button. You can test this by right-clicking on a file and clicking 'Maintain Files'. This lets you maintain just one file and quickly see the results - so you can test the settings you have set in the Maintain dialog.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Thanks Paul, here's an example with a video I took on my mobile phone and copied to the computer under "c:\users\videos\<my username>\home videos\candy.mp4". As you can see from the screenshots, the original is a "get artwork from video" selection, and the properties show it as a home video. I run the "maintain files" option with the "only update new files or files with empty attributes" option selected, and it populates the data with a film called Candy and associated poster. The file isn't read-only. I am running Windows 8.1 with Mezzmo registered version 4.1.3.0

    2015-03-30 13_58_34-Mezzmo.jpg2015-03-30 13_59_23-.jpg2015-03-30 13_59_40-Mezzmo.jpg2015-03-30 14_00_01-Mezzmo.jpg2015-03-30 14_00_09-Properties.jpg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    11,616

    Default

    Understand better now. Since the video is a home movie and you do not any metadata for it, then by default Mezzmo wants to collect metadata for it from the web. So it finds a matching movie and uses the metadata and artwork. In this case, you can stop Mezzmo collecting metadata for this file from the web using the 'Metadata Retrieval Settings' dialog. When maintaining the file, click the 'Metadata Retrieval Settings" button to display the Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog. On this dialog, turn off the "Get text metadata and artwork from internet web sites' checkbox and click OK. Now when you maintain this file, it will not collect metadata from web sites.

    This should work well for this file, but you probably do want to collect metadata for your other videos that are movies and TV shows - in which case, you will want that checkbox turned back on. It's a bit messy so we've discussed the problem here and we think we will introduce a a metadata "Lock" button on the Properties dialog so that you can lock the metadata and artwork for the file so Mezzmo knows to never change it. We'll add this into an upcoming version of Mezzmo.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-16-2015, 11:57 AM
  2. Stop streaming after each video in a playlist
    By fharris in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-07-2013, 07:19 PM
  3. [how to] Stop next video file from automatically starting
    By brentqld in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 05:58 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-20-2012, 06:40 PM
  5. Use video FILE NAME instead of metadata tags
    By light888 in forum Mezzmo Wish List and Feedback
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-13-2010, 09:55 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •