SOLVEDIf someone could re-name this thread to 'solved' so that if anyone has a similiar problem they will easily find the thread and solution. I realise it may not be a common problem, but still, a solution to a problem is much easier than a repost!
THIS THREAD HAS BEEN REPOSTED SO FOR A MORE APPROPRIATE AUDIENCE. (one of the members told me to, I'm not just spamming across the boards)
10.6.7 - OSX Version
Macbook Pro - Platform
DMG - Install Method
Couldn't find - SVN Revision (See below.)
Can be seen below - Detailed Instructions to Reproduce the Problem (The more specific the better.)
Macbook Pro 2010
2.66Ghz Core i7
Log is here. If I've somehow recorded the log wrong, please inform me.
ps this thread has been long because I've journaled everything I've tried. You only need to read the first few para's to understand the issue.
Just as a heads up, I'm efficient with computers, but am not aware as many of you when it comes to XBMC, however I learn quickly. So bare with me.
My library has been fully operational for the last year or so, and I have a film collection of around 480 at the moment. The problem is this:
About half hour ago, I uploaded a new batch of around 5 films that I had recently ripped from my DVD and BLU-RAY collection. After the upload, XBMC now claims that there are no videos. However the 'Recently uploaded' playlist is still active and is still fully operational (If I click a film, it plays), much like the 'Fav' section, which all links are active too. Then again, playlists aren't active. (on further analysis it's because Favs uses direct links to the files, playlists don't) This issue, only applies to my Movies, my TV shows work absolutely fine.
Here is a picture of what I am seeing. As you can see the Movie count is at 0.
and When I click 'Movies'
edit2: After further inspection, I recovered my 'Videos' tab to see if my films would appear. Low and behold, they are there, and work fine with all their album artwork. However what's interesting is that when it's IN library mode, my 'Films' directory does not exist. It's not there. When out of library mode, it is there.
As you can see, background fan art for the movies is still working. It seems that XBMC knows the films are there, all the links are intact, yet it's lost the file which connects all the artwork, films and all that together? This is me out on a limb, I'm really stabbing in the dark and would appreciate some help!
I checked the 'sources' file in the XBMC directory, and as you can see here, the link is perfectly fine. (I have checked, the name of the directory is unchanged)
I remember explicitly that before I uploaded them, I went into my movies (in XBMC) to have a gander at what film I might watch tonight. Everything was intact and all artwork was there. Whatever happened, happened because of the upload. Which makes no sense...
What I've Tried - You really don't need to read this, if you can understand the log (I am not really educated in that kind of thing Yet) then just read from there, or help me implement the proposed solution below
<*>I just re-scraped all my files, thankfully I had already exported the data before this little incident happened.
It didn't help. I saw each film name being scanned in, yet it still gives me the same screen. I completely understand that I'm being impatient, it's just I am going on holiday tomorrow, and would like to give the rest of my family a chance to pick the films which we will bring with us on the iPad.
If you're reading this and have a potential fix. Please, Please Respond.
I don't know what to do, I think I'll try a reinstall, there must be something wrong with a code, or maybe a conflicting plugin.
<*>I have installed a particular media managing application, to manage my .nfo's, to see if I could find out the problem. It detects the TV shows fine, yet nothing comes up for the films. This all more and more hints that XBMC's link between the film library is broken.
<*>Whilst it's watchable solely using the library in the video section (I am using Aeon), it's not how XBMC should work, it is an ugly compromise. I just rescraped using IMDB instead themoviedb to no avail. The other day I got a bit trigger happy enabling a ton of plugins, and I can't help but feel this is the reason. I am about to disable plugin by plugin to see if this will fix it. Update soon!
<*>No progress with disabling plugins. I know I'm really trying trial and error here, but I am not getting anywhere. If anybody could direct me to the file that contains the data referencing the movie information?
<*>I am going to try and delete the guisettings file, see if that will do anything (obviously I will back it up). But hey, maybe if I delete important files, XBMC will recreate them? Fixing any errors that existed before? I mean, all my metadata is exported, so it's not like I'd be losing anything if I corrupted my XBMC software up. Here goes!
<*>Okay, I deleted my guisettings file first, to no avail, just reset the skin (as expected). So put it back. Then deleted the sources file, hoping that there would be a directory issue, yet again to no avail.
My next plan of action will to be reinstall XBMC.
<*>XBMC has been reinstalled. To no frickin' avail. It seems the files were left intact, all the sources and film directories were not removed with the uninstall.
<*>I'm all out of options. There must be an answer to starting afresh? Or even better, a solution to my issue? Please?
<*>When the files are re-scraped, they are exactly that, re-scraped, they show up in the Recent part on the home screen, however not in Movies. What is going on!?!?! Next I plan to remove/move all the films that I have put in since the issue, maybe a file is causing the problem. After this, I really am stumped. Here goes!
These are a few threads that seem similiar to mine, but I tried their options to no avail.
Proposed Solution That I Don't Know How to Implement - Instructions Needed (Beginner, Steps Needed)
(edited quote for important parts)
As I've mentioned before, I'm a beginner, but I am handy with computers and learn quickly. I just don't know what GIT, SQL or VFS is, enlightenment would be appreciated.
Philmatic Wrote:Read this thread, log into your MySQL instance and apply the commands in this post.
You should be fine, that resolved my issue and my library is back.
On a final note, Thank you for taking the time to read and/or replying to my thread. If I sounded impatient in this thread at all, it's because I am, I leave for holiday tomorrow and just want to get it out of the way. Usually I would wait at least a few days before I start to moan about no responses. I hope I formatted this thread well enough for an eyecandy read