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    Just had a chance to check back on this thread. It seems like we got a little off topic. I don't think my original question got answered. Peter, any suggestions for TV series not being found?

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    I tested adding a file with the same path as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and it was found successfully.

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    OK, I think this goes to my other question that was posted. And possibly my TV SERIES is not added as a folder.

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    For looking up metadata it does not matter whether the TV series is added as a folder, Mezzmo still uses the full path to the file to lookup metadata.

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    OK, now I am a little confused. You said that if TV series is not a folder, it will not update new files. Which is the issue that I had. And now you say that it does not matter if it is a folder. Perhaps I am confusing the technology of words. I have added TV series as a folder now and it added all of the folders on my computer.

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    It is only for looking up metadata that it does not matter if it is a folder or a playlist, files are treated the same. When maintaining the library only folders check for new files, playlists only show the files that have already been added to the library. Adding the TV Series folder to Mezzmo will add all the folders under TV series, if you added the parent drive of TV series or the parent folder then any other folders will be added to Mezzmo, you should only add the TV series folder and not the parent drive or folder.

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    Pete, Thanks so much for the information. YOU DA' MAN!!!

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    Just to add a little bit to this...

    I avoid using the online metadata scrapers like the plague for this very reason. They aren't foolproof, and if you lose your Mezzmo server for some reason, it all has to scrape again, and any fixes/edits you did before the loss will have to be redone. Or if you build a new computer with better functionality. There are any number of reasons you may have to force Mezzmo to re-index all your content.

    My current tool of choice is Tiny Media Manager

    I gather all the metadata using this tool, and if I can't find it I write my own (or home movies!). I then store it in a .nfo file, and scrape the fanart.jpg and folder.jpg files, and store them in the same folder as the movie (you're using subfolders for each movie/tv series, right?), then tell Mezzmo to ONLY get art from the media folders, and to ONLY use data from .nfo files (some will have text metadata embedded in them, even).

    This way, no matter what, if I have to restore from a backup, or rebuild my Mezzmo database, the metadata is exactly as I have curated it, and never changes.

    Once the file has been indexed properly, it's always a good idea to lock it, too. You can still hand edit what's in the database through the GUI, but it won't edit through metadata scans later (and it speeds up scanning a LOT).

    Finally, this is one of the reasons I changed over to using metadata editors. When you have multiple series from different years of the same name, scrapers can't always smartly select the right one. With TMM, you can pick from several and apply the correct one, and it works like a charm.
    Last edited by hsbrown2; 11-23-2018 at 07:47 AM.

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    Thanks hsbrown 2, I will look into this.

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    +1 for this, almost verbatim. I too use TinyMediaManager to create the .nfo file that is stored in the video folder along with the applicable fanart. Then Mezzmo is set to only get metadata from the .nfo file and get art only from the external files. It might take a little more work when adding titles but potentially saves time over the long run and it's the most accurate and thorough.


    Quote Originally Posted by hsbrown2 View Post
    Just to add a little bit to this...

    I avoid using the online metadata scrapers like the plague for this very reason. They aren't foolproof, and if you lose your Mezzmo server for some reason, it all has to scrape again, and any fixes/edits you did before the loss will have to be redone. Or if you build a new computer with better functionality. There are any number of reasons you may have to force Mezzmo to re-index all your content.

    My current tool of choice is Tiny Media Manager

    I gather all the metadata using this tool, and if I can't find it I write my own (or home movies!). I then store it in a .nfo file, and scrape the fanart.jpg and folder.jpg files, and store them in the same folder as the movie (you're using subfolders for each movie/tv series, right?), then tell Mezzmo to ONLY get art from the media folders, and to ONLY use data from .nfo files (some will have text metadata embedded in them, even).

    This way, no matter what, if I have to restore from a backup, or rebuild my Mezzmo database, the metadata is exactly as I have curated it, and never changes.

    Once the file has been indexed properly, it's always a good idea to lock it, too. You can still hand edit what's in the database through the GUI, but it won't edit through metadata scans later (and it speeds up scanning a LOT).

    Finally, this is one of the reasons I changed over to using metadata editors. When you have multiple series from different years of the same name, scrapers can't always smartly select the right one. With TMM, you can pick from several and apply the correct one, and it works like a charm.

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