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    Hi,

    I've been working on setting up xml entries for some series that aren't in the database for my own use.
    I've found that the series.xml banner tag reads properly and finds the thumbnail image I want to use overall for a series, but if I use the filename tag in episode xmls (for individual episode thumbnails) it appears to find those (as the episode no longer uses the series thumbnail) but fail to parse them correctly (as the episode will now get a generated thumbnail instead).

    Does Mezzmo not support individual episode thumbnails, or have I misparsed them somehow?

    For reference, this is the pattern I'd use for both the series.xml and episode.xml, files located in the same folder:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <Series>
    <language>en</language>
    <SeriesName>SeriesName</SeriesName>
    <banner>metadata/01.jpg</banner>
    <Overview>Series Description</Overview>
    </Series>

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <Episode>
    <Language>en</Language>
    <SeasonNumber>1</SeasonNumber>
    <EpisodeNumber>1</EpisodeNumber>
    <EpisodeName>Ep 1 name</EpisodeName>
    <filename>metadata/01.jpg</filename>
    </Episode>

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <Episode>
    <Language>en</Language>
    <SeasonNumber>1</SeasonNumber>
    <EpisodeNumber>2</EpisodeNumber>
    <EpisodeName>Ep 2 name</EpisodeName>
    <filename>metadata/02.jpg</filename>
    </Episode>

    For this test, I only made episode xml files for episode 1 and 2. With this setup, all the episodes in the folder/series except for episodes 1 and 2 get the artwork in series.xml, while episodes 1 and 2 fail to retrieve theirs and instead auto-generate thumbnails from their video files.

    What am I missing?

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    Hi,
    from looking at the code that parses the file it appears that Mezzmo is looking for an <Item> tag and not <Episode>, you can try changing the Episode tag to Item to see if this works.

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    I tried changing the Episode tags to Item tags, and found no difference.
    It does appear that the Episode tags are being read, too, as the rest of the metadata in them are being applied properly - just not the thumbnail.

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    The text metadata is extracted from the file separate to the detection of thumbnails, so this is why the text metadata is extracted properly but the thumbnail is not. I will test here using your example xml to try and reproduce the problem and find a solution.

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    Only the series.xml file was being used when looking for thumbnails, we have updated this so that the episode.xml file is parsed and then the series.xml if the episode.xml is not present. If you would like to try a patch with this change send an email to support [at] conceiva [dot] com.

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