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    Question Video Preview File Type & Storage Location

    I'm moving my install to new hardware and after restoring the database I'm not seeing the video previews in the web interface. Is the preview data stored in the *.bif or *.mzt located at %User%\AppData\Local\Conceiva\Mezzmo\TranscodingFi les\ directory?

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    The video previews are stored in the .bif files, these are not backed up in the database so you will need to copy them manually from the Bif folder in the Transcoding files folder. If you copy the entire TranscodingFiles folder you will get the video previews and the transcoded files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    The video previews are stored in the .bif files, these are not backed up in the database so you will need to copy them manually from the Bif folder in the Transcoding files folder. If you copy the entire TranscodingFiles folder you will get the video previews and the transcoded files.
    Seems like adding that as an optional backup item might be a good thing to do.

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    The transcoding folder can be many gigabytes in size so backing it up is not practical as you may end up with multiple copies of the same transcoded file. Possibly as part of a migration tool for moving the library to another computer it might be useful.

    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 Peter View Post
    The transcoding folder can be many gigabytes in size so backing it up is not practical as you may end up with multiple copies of the same transcoded file. Possibly as part of a migration tool for moving the library to another computer it might be useful.
    Not the whole folder. Just the previews.

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    Yes we could possibly include this.

    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 Peter View Post
    The video previews are stored in the .bif files, these are not backed up in the database so you will need to copy them manually from the Bif folder in the Transcoding files folder. If you copy the entire TranscodingFiles folder you will get the video previews and the transcoded files.
    Worked like a charm! Thank you.

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