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Thread: Use video FILE NAME instead of metadata tags

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Unhappy Use video FILE NAME instead of metadata tags

    All of my many video files have file names based on their content, which is what I rely on to find what I am looking for. Unfortunately, many of my video files do NOT have accurate meta-data.

    I need a DLNA server that will allow me not only to browse my shares by directory (which Mezzmo already does), but ALSO will display the FILE NAMES for my shared video files rather than embedded metadata that is usually incorrect or contains useless information like "My Video 5."

    I have tried Mezzmo along with TVersity and one or two other DLNA server applications and so far they all seem to have this same behavior without providing the user an option to show file names rather than metadata. In some of the other support forums I see numerous other users requesting this feature, but so far in my hunting I have yet to find a solution.

    I would think this ought to be a simple option to provide, and would appreciate any help anyone can provide in finding a way to see my file names on my TV screen.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Melbourne, Australia


    Thank you for the suggestion - we'll consider adding such an option in a future version. If you can find a tool that would strip out metadata information from your files, then that's a possibility as well, because if a file doesn't contain metadata, the filename will be used as its title.

    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
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at
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