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  1. #1
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    Default Advanced Metadata Manager

    Put this in the "Wish List" category... add to this to have Mezzmo get backdrops for movies. It doesn't seem to work quite right unless you edit each one by hand.

    I'd like to see an Advanced Metadata Manager for Mezzmo. The "one-at-a-time" editor in the server GUI is spectacular, I wouldn't change a thing about it, or the more or less user-proof metadata scraping and file indexing options.

    I'd like to see more advanced options, possibly in a separate application bundled with or separately downloadable.

    I create .nfo files and pull down cover art through ThumbGen. I make a lot of edits to the metadata to support displaying moviesheets/linksheets on devices. While something like this is important to me for probably niche reasons, I'm sure other users would like one too!

    What I'd like to do is:

    1) Set sources for text metadata preferentially. In other words say "Only use metadata from <insert your metadata file here>". In my case .nfo files. It could be MyMovies, etc...
    2) Only get cover art if cover art does not already exists.
    3) Only get backdrops if they do not exist...

    etc... etc... etc...

    I'd also like to tell the content indexer "only get <metadata>" whether it is text, cover art, backdrops... and dictate the source.

    A CLI would be great too, whereby I could kick off custom tasks on a scheduled basis. Like "C:\Folder\amm.exe -getmetadata backdrops -source Internet -updatemissing"

    That sort of thing, if you get my meaning. What I'd like to avoid is having data pulled in using one method being overwritten by trying to pull in other metadata from another method. I know I can run one pass using only .nfo files, and another using Internet with the "Update only missing" option checked, but I'd like to do it all in one pass from sources I select on a per type basis - text from one, covers from another, backdrops from another, and so on.
    Last edited by hsbrown2; 03-12-2017 at 10:19 AM.

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    Hi,
    we already have support for this in Mezzmo, see http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...ieval_settings

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hsbrown2 View Post
    Put this in the "Wish List" category... add to this to have Mezzmo get backdrops for movies. It doesn't seem to work quite right unless you edit each one by hand.

    I'd like to see an Advanced Metadata Manager for Mezzmo. The "one-at-a-time" editor in the server GUI is spectacular, I wouldn't change a thing about it, or the more or less user-proof metadata scraping and file indexing options.

    I'd like to see more advanced options, possibly in a separate application bundled with or separately downloadable.

    I create .nfo files and pull down cover art through ThumbGen. I make a lot of edits to the metadata to support displaying moviesheets/linksheets on devices. While something like this is important to me for probably niche reasons, I'm sure other users would like one too!

    What I'd like to do is:

    1) Set sources for text metadata preferentially. In other words say "Only use metadata from <insert your metadata file here>". In my case .nfo files. It could be MyMovies, etc...
    2) Only get cover art if cover art does not already exists.
    3) Only get backdrops if they do not exist...

    etc... etc... etc...

    I'd also like to tell the content indexer "only get <metadata>" whether it is text, cover art, backdrops... and dictate the source.

    A CLI would be great too, whereby I could kick off custom tasks on a scheduled basis. Like "C:\Folder\amm.exe -getmetadata backdrops -source Internet -updatemissing"

    That sort of thing, if you get my meaning. What I'd like to avoid is having data pulled in using one method being overwritten by trying to pull in other metadata from another method. I know I can run one pass using only .nfo files, and another using Internet with the "Update only missing" option checked, but I'd like to do it all in one pass from sources I select on a per type basis - text from one, covers from another, backdrops from another, and so on.
    If you are looking for something to create .nfo files and grab the artwork, I have found this free tool works very, very well with Mezzmo:

    http://www.tinymediamanager.org/

    The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't automatically set the <Sort Title> unless you do it from the Bulk Editing Command.

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    I’ve been frustrated by this, too. The dialog exists, but it lacks the degree of control needed to do what I want. For example:

    I name movie files according to the way I want them sorted ("Shining The (1980).mp4" or "Twelve Monkeys (1995).mp4").
    I put the correct title ("The Shining" or "12 Monkeys"), the first release date and a cover graphic in the metadata.
    I want to fill in the remaining fields from the Internet, including the backdrop (but not the cover, which already exists).

    Note that for this to work, the order has to be parse file name then read metadata then search Internet (otherwise the search would be using a bad title); but while metadata should supersede data from parsing the file name, data from the Internet should not supersede metadata.

    As far as I can tell, that is not possible at present.

    That’s just one simple use case; I think hsbrown2’s requirements are more complex.

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    Currently Mezzmo reads the metadata from the filename first to get the title and the year then the Internet metadata search is performed using this information.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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