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Thread: Artwork just will not die

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    Default Artwork just will not die

    I've turned off EVERY meta and artwork setting I can find, and still adding a folder to mezzmo spawns user tasks for artwork and subtitles (and slows everything down).

    How can I tell mezzmo not to generate artwork (or in fact metadata of any sort)

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    Your can control metadata retrieval using the Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog. See http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...eving_metadata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Your can control metadata retrieval using the Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog. See http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...eving_metadata.
    That's what I thought, but everything is unticked, I've restarted mezzmo, I've even rebooted the PC, and adding folder still triggers a "system task: getting video artwork" for several thousand files

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    The System task may appear when adding files, but may not do much (any) artwork processing since you have all artwork metadata settings turned off. Is there any artwork appearing for your files when you add them into Mezzmo? If none, then it is working correctly. We could make an improvement to not launch the System task if all artwork metadata settings are turned off. We'll consider that for a future 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
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    No it's definitely doing something. It's VERY slow, been going for over 2 hours now, and...... yup there we go, creating thumbnails in artwork\poster. I REALLY don't need an individual thumbnail for each episode of a childrens tv show

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    OK - try this:

    1. Stop your Mezzmo server.
    2. In Mezzmo, go to the Options dialog (General page) and make a note of the Mezzmo database folder location.
    3. Exit Mezzmo (Windows) app.
    4. In Windows Explorer, go to the Mezzmo database folder location.
    5. Delete the "MezzmoAlbumArt.db" file, "MezzmoVideoThumbnail.db" file and "MezzmoVideoTextAlbumArt.db" file. These are artwork temp databases that Mezzmo uses.
    6. Run Mezzmo (Windows) app. Mezzmo will create new (empty) temp databases and you should have not System Tasks relating to artwork now.

    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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    hmmmmmmm, partial success. That does successfully kill the existing system tasks (which were down to less than 500 files anyway), but adding a new folder still creates new ones for that folder

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    Understand - we'll check it here, but Mezzmo is designed to collect artwork for your videos, music and photos - since most devices display artwork when listing files for playback and the artwork does give a much better user experience. In addition, our Mezzmo web interface displays artwork for files, our Mezzmo Android app displays artwork for files, our Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on displays artwork for files, etc. Without the artwork, it looks pretty ugly.

    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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    Granted, and I definitely want it for some of my stuff, but I can happily do that manually, I REALLY don't want it for....... well, rather a lot actually. most music, pretty much everything child related. I'm less than half way through my video collection, I haven't started my music collection and I have nearly a GB of new, unwanted (and generally unhelpful) "thumbnails", in a completely separate location to my actual media

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    Hmmmmmmm, minor update. music worked perfectly, no problems at all. I've been "playing" with some of the video files and the issue seems to be that (when you turn off all the metadata options) it wants to extract a random thumbnail from the video. I can't seem to force this behaviour once the item is in mezzmo, and I can't seem to turn it off when adding to the library. This particular function is generally unhelpful (some of the random thumbnails chosen for my files have to be seen to be believed). I've found an option to "get artwork from video" but it can only be used on a single file, and forces you to chose a specific frame in the viedo to use (logically). when I add a folder it seems to be doing this, but picking the frame itself (it's certainly not the first frame)

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