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    I've tried both Media Info 2 and Media Info 3. No joy. I get great text metadata, but the folder images are grainy (even though they are high res stored on the server) and in Media Info 3, I don't get any backdrop artwork other than the Jarvis default, a perspective of a row of theater seats. It doesn't matter what I set the backdrop to inside of Mezzmo, and Mezzmo has no way to configure backdrops for individual bits of content - only for playlists.

    The Mezzmo Add-On wiki page says that it allows you to "View all text metadata, poster and backdrop artwork for movies." but it doesn't seem that backdrops work. I'm not averse to cobbling together my own RP3, but I'm not sure what I can support with one.

    The overall goal here is to eventually cut the cord - whatever I do, I want it to do live tv streams, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu... The list goes on a long way. The hardware isn't really the limitation, it's the firmware the vendor has on the box (as far as the sound goes), but I'm OK with Jarvis - I just want Mezzmo to send backdrops, and have them display where it appears that they should. Once I can get that moving, then I can decide on the vNext. I've been experimenting with the Windows version of Kodi as well; it exhibits the same behavior. I *suspect* that if I had Kodi index the content as a file share, it would go scrape themoviedb and thetvdb it would display backdrops/fanart. But since I am connected to Mezzmo, it only gets what Mezzmo serves.

    I'm wondering if there is a naming convention I'm supposed to be using or something.

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    Ok... Wait a minute...

    Suddenly I am able to set the backdrops for individual movies. I swear the option wasn't there last night AND it will display in Kodi.

    BUT

    It appears this is a largely manual process. Mezzmo doesn't seem to scrape internet databases for backdrops? I have to do this manually in the Mezzmo UI one at a time? Is there a way to turn this on? I turned on scraping, but nothing changed (I had it turned off, as I don't want it to overwrite my custom text metadata). I unlocked several files and ran "update all content". Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsbrown2 View Post
    Ok... Wait a minute...

    Suddenly I am able to set the backdrops for individual movies. I swear the option wasn't there last night AND it will display in Kodi.

    BUT

    It appears this is a largely manual process. Mezzmo doesn't seem to scrape internet databases for backdrops? I have to do this manually in the Mezzmo UI one at a time? Is there a way to turn this on? I turned on scraping, but nothing changed (I had it turned off, as I don't want it to overwrite my custom text metadata). I unlocked several files and ran "update all content". Ideas?
    You ran the update all attributes option and had the update artwork button check ? That should have updated the backdrops. All of my movies have backdrops and are added at discovery time.

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    I had to add the backdrops by hand, as they appear to only automatically update from the Internet. Conversely, they don't seem to update when "Update only missing items" is checked, and I'd hate to update and have my carefully curated .nfo data be overwritten by internet data.

    Now I sort of have a multi-step process, since it doesn't seem to update from anything stored in the media folder.

    I'm curious about RP3 and NUC. is there a good forum where I can research the two? Ideally I'd love to build a box with something really small footprint at the OS level that has Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, etc... native apps, and as many others as possible. Something relatively easy to put together, without having to hack away at code.

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    Please make sure in Metadata Retrieval Settings that you have the option to get backdrops checked http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...ings#other_tab

    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
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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