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    Default Which is the preferred method to populate the mezzmo database

    Is it better to have mezzmo go online and grab the information, art, etc from online sources, or, to use local nfo / jpg files ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe33067 View Post
    Is it better to have mezzmo go online and grab the information, art, etc from online sources, or, to use local nfo / jpg files ?
    Six of one half dozen of another.

    I like the .nfo/.jpg route because all of the info is stored with the file itself and if something happens to the Mezzmo database then I can simply rebuild with the info that is still intact. I feel like I get a little better granular control, too.

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    What about operations like maintain database - is it faster if the info (nfo, etc) is local ?

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    If the metadata comes from an nfo and the thumbnails and backdrop images come from disk then it will be faster. Mezzmo is limited to a certain number of metadata lookups to themoviedb.org per minute so this will slow down the process if Mezzmo is requesting metadata for each file. Also the time to send a request to a server on the Internet and get a response vs reading a file off disk will be a factor if a lot of files are being updated.

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    OK, so local files are preferable to internet retrieval. Thx!

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