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Thread: Anyone get consistent results for populating poster art with TV Shows

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    Default Anyone get consistent results for populating poster art with TV Shows

    Never, since I have started using Mezzmo years ago, have I been able to get consistent automatic population of the poster art for TV Shows especially as it applies to Playlists. I cannot seem to find any rhyme or reason as to what Mezzmo picks to display. For instance, here is the screenshot of the folder contents for Better Call Saul:
    Screenshot.jpg

    Which file do you think Mezzmo picked for the top level folder in the Active Playlist for TV shows? Poster.jpg? Folder.jpg? Nope, it took the first screenshot/fanart from the first episode in the Season 1 folder called <Better Call Saul S01E01 Uno.jpg>.

    How about this one:
    Screenshot2.jpg

    The answer is none! It didn't populate the top level folder with any art at all. All I get is the default folder logo. I cannot find any consistency at all. I have my Media Library Settings to only <Get Artwork from External Files> and <Get text metadata and artwork from XBMC (.nfo/.tbn) files>. Nothing else is selected. Could there be something in my .nfo files that are screwing this up?
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    Hi,
    please go to the Metadata Retrieval Settings and check on the 'Playlists/folders' tab to see which boxes are checked. The 'Get artwork from external files (<filename>.jpg, folder.jpg, albumart*.jpg)' needs to be checked so that Mezzmo will use these files for the folder artwork, otherwise Mezzmo tries to get the artwork from the first media file in the folder which could be a photo or a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Hi,
    please go to the Metadata Retrieval Settings and check on the 'Playlists/folders' tab to see which boxes are checked. The 'Get artwork from external files (<filename>.jpg, folder.jpg, albumart*.jpg)' needs to be checked so that Mezzmo will use these files for the folder artwork, otherwise Mezzmo tries to get the artwork from the first media file in the folder which could be a photo or a video.
    No go.

    I deleted the current art in a couple of folders in this Active Playlist, set up the metadata retrieval and then ran an update. Didn't change anything. So, I ran the update to overwrite all attributes and still not getting any changes.

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    OK, so I shut down Mezzmo server and closed Mezzmo. Then I went into the folder:

    \Users\admin\AppData\Local\Conceiva\Mezzmo\Artwork

    and deleted all of the artwork in there.

    \Users\admin\AppData\Local\Conceiva\Mezzmo\Tempora ry Thumbnail Files

    and deleted all of the artwork in there.

    I copied the rest of \Users\admin\AppData\Local\Conceiva\Mezzmo\ to the desktop and completely uninstalled Mezzmo. I went in and deleted any remaining instances of Conceiva and Mezzmo that I could find and then reinstalled v5.1.1.0. I then copied \Users\admin\AppData\Local\Conceiva\Mezzmo\ back over to the real User folder and reran the Maintain library with Metadata Retrieval set to get atwork from external files. It is still hit and miss but consistent; the same folders that refused to pick up the poster art previously are still refusing to pick up the poster art.

    I ran through some of the folders and it seems that Mezzmo is consistently choosing the file "poster.jpg" over "folder.jpg" when both are available. However, there are still plenty of Playlists that still do not get the poster at all despite the presence of either or both.

    I'm stumped.

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    poster.jpg will always have priority over folder.jpg. Playlists get posters differently to files, folders will use folder.jpg if it is found but active playlists will try to get the poster from the Internet if the settings to get metadata from the internet is enabled, if it is not then the poster will come from the first file if it has a poster. When creating the library the files may not have the poster assigned yet when an active playlist is created so in this case the poster will be set when you browse the playlist.

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    Good to know. Since everything in my library is based on playlists I will go in and make sure that there is a folder.jpg and poster.jpg in each folder.


    I am still having issues though. For example:



    'TV Series' is a Mezzmo Active Playlist. You can see that the Series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will not grab the poster.jpg or folder.jpg file that I have in the folder. Maybe you can identify what I am doing wrong from the screen shot.



    Here is another from the same Active Playlist:



    Not only did it skip over poster.jpg and folder.jpg, but the art that it chose to use for the series is the first episode thumbnail inside the Season 1 folder:



    .......scratching chin...... hmmmmmmm

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    Yes this is correct behaviour for active playlists, the artwork from the first file is used. We can try updating this so that the poster.jpg from the first file is used instead. Active playlists can group files from many different folders so Mezzmo does not currently look at the folder for the poster.jpg when creating artwork for the playlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Yes this is correct behaviour for active playlists, the artwork from the first file is used. We can try updating this so that the poster.jpg from the first file is used instead. Active playlists can group files from many different folders so Mezzmo does not currently look at the folder for the poster.jpg when creating artwork for the playlist.
    So, if I were to put the poster file into each season 1 folder with the name "a", then it would populate the way I like? Or do I need to name it after the first episode?

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    This would not work for a video playlist because Mezzmo uses the thumbnail from the first file and ignores images that are not associated with the file. We can add some code to check for the season jpg and use this instead, we will send you a patch to try when this is ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    This would not work for a video playlist because Mezzmo uses the thumbnail from the first file and ignores images that are not associated with the file. We can add some code to check for the season jpg and use this instead, we will send you a patch to try when this is ready.
    Cool. Thanks Peter

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