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    Default Metadata search problems with full stops in title. I.e. acronyms

    I'm not sure there is an easy workaround but I spotted titles with fill stops in the name failed to find metadata. Examples are 'The F.B.I. Files' or 'Marvels agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'. It's appears full stops get switched to spaces which makes sense but not for known acronyms.

    A very minor problem and one I can't think of a simple solution too other than white listing known acronyms. Searches did work when I removed the spaces but that doesn't help a lot.

    Cheers

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    You can bypass Mezzmo's filename parsing (where it does replace dots, hyphens, etc. with spaces) by using a "series.xml" metadata file. The metadata within this file will be used over the metadata extracted from the filename.

    Here's what to do: Create a "series.xml" text file in the folder containing the videos, and add the following text into the XML file:

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    <series>
        <seriesname>The F.B.I. Files</seriesname>
    </series>
    Note: This XML file will apply to all videos in the folder.

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    Sorry but I must be doing something wrong. Created the xml and forced Mezzmo to maintain playlist but nothing changes. I assumed maintain playlist would work as it hasnt as yet found any metadata yet. Also tried manual search and that didn't work either, xml and screen shots attached.

    PS: I had to create a .txt version of the .xml to be able to attached for some odd reason.
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    All looks OK - except for using the "Only add new items and updated items with missing attributes" radio button. Since these files in Mezzmo already have a title, series, etc. then the titles will not be touched when using this setting.

    Right-click on one of the video files and click 'Maintain Files'. On the Maintain Files dialog, click the Metadata Retrieval Settings button and in the Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Video tab), make sure the 'Get text metadata and artwork from series.xml and <episode>.xml files' checkbox is checked. Click OK to save your changes. Back on the Maintain Files dialog, click the "Update all attributes" radio button and click 'Maintain Now'. Hopefully all is better now .

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    Thanks Paul, worked a treat. I foolishly assumed as it had not successfully retrieved any metedata before those fields would be treated as 'empty attributes' and that the manual search option would use the xml as well, irrespective of the playlist update options.

    Thanks once again.

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    Glad you have it up and running now .

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