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    Default Mezzmo not deleting artwork from deleted files?

    Just noticed in my Mezzmo\Artwork\Poster folder that there are many images still residing even though the media files are already deleted from the database and even my harddrive. How can i clean that up? Or is it a known issue?

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    We have improved cleaning up artwork for the upcoming Mezzmo v5.0. In your case, can you tell us a few file names of the poster files that are still present in your Artwork\Poster folder? That may give us a clue if we are missing cleaning up certain files.

    Tip: If you have deleted all your media files from your Mezzmo library and wish to start with a fresh, clean Mezzmo library, then the recommended approach is to use the "Reset Database" button on the Options dialog (General page). This will remove all existing Mezzmo database files + artwork files and creates a new Mezzmo database with the default set of playlists for you.

    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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    basically there are still artwork images from hard disk which were once installed but then removed. i have a daily maintain library running with a checkmark set on "remove media files from your mezzmo library that cannot be found on your computer". shouldn't that remove them? i've now deleted all artwork files and did a library maintenance. there were 5000 images not connected to a video file in the artwork folder. mostly of them were dvr recordings which only were watched once.

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    OK - we'll double-check this for the upcoming Mezzmo v5.0.

    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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    I think I saw this in Mezzmo 5.0.4.0, though the sequence of events was a bit unusual:

    1. In Mezzmo 4.1.3.0, I was trying something out and I added a folder which, within subfolders, had around 8,000 graphics files. Shortly thereafter, I deleted the folder from the playlist that contained it, but I didnít remove the items from the Mezzmo database. Yes... pretty stupid of me; but it set the stage for the next part.

    2. Iíve recently set up a new server on which Iíve installed Mezzmo 5.0.4.0. Iíve also copied all the files from the old server. I did a backup of the Mezzmo 4.1.3.0 database and restored from that backup to Mezzmo 5.0.4.0. Mezzmo gave the message about importing, then the message about converting to a Mezzmo 5 database. I used the Change Paths tool in Mezzmo to change paths of items in the database to their new locations, and everything worked as expected.

    3. At some point, I realized I had around 8,000 photos in the database, where I only expected around 100. Thatís when I thought back about what Iíd done (1 above) and realized I never removed those items from the database.

    4. I set up a smart playlist based on the folder path of the items I didnít want in the database, then selected all the items and deleted them from the database. That worked; I now have only the 100 or so photos I should have. I then used the Compact Database tool.

    5. However, subsequent investigation showed that the thumbnails for the 8,000 pictures I had just deleted were still in the Artwork folder in the database. I was able to identify them by their names (which included the original path to the folder I never should have added) and delete them directly.

    With all those steps, maybe itís expected that Mezzmo would have lost track of the artwork files; but it seems like they should have been deleted when I deleted the items for which they were thumbnails.

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    Oh, just a quick thought... if it doesnít already do this, would it make sense for the Compact Database tool to include a step in which it checks every file in the Artwork folder to verify that it is associated with at least one extant database entry?

    Above, I sloppily said ďthumbnails.Ē The files in question were the ones in the Artwork\Poster folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coises View Post
    Oh, just a quick thought... if it doesn’t already do this, would it make sense for the Compact Database tool to include a step in which it checks every file in the Artwork folder to verify that it is associated with at least one extant database entry?
    The Compact Database feature does already look for dangling entries on disk or in the databases and remove them.

    We'll double-check this to make sure all is working. Thanks for the test notes. We'll use them to reproduce the problem.

    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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    Just posting to confirm this bug as well.. Found alot of old artwork for media i deleted from the library.

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    OK - thanks. We did not get a chance to fix this for the latest release (v5.0.5.0) but we'll look into the problem next week.

    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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    Is this fixed in Mezzmo v5.1?

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