Quote:I have a question, would xbmc cache the nfo files once they have been read ?
Since Jonathan is talking about using the database, I would conclude no, they will not be "cached" like thumbs, but the data would be stored in the database during a scan. This would make it more like music.
(jonathan plz correct me on this, but i dont believe that music tag data is cached. the browser listing may be cached to disc which includes the attached tag data, but i dont think the tag data, itself, is cached to disc on read.)
Quote:BUT, I like the BritneysPAIRS's suggestions to load it as fanart.jpg is called. (that should still be an option in settings).Yes, and no. The check for all the additional elements should be consolidated together, and that's what Jonathan was referring to with respect to building a "tag loader" for video. This brings the video section more in line with the music section. the loader will take care of finding all the extra stuff .
In the music section, the tag loader runs as you enter a folder. but, before it reads the information from the files, themselves, it checks teh database to see if its been stored during a previous scan.
i agree that the nfo xml should support multiple <genre> tags for simplicity.
I really take no offense at the comments and discussion but, I stand by my previous statement. (and this goes for everyone.) If you dont like how something is done, and you feel you can do it better, in a manner that suits you, then I welcome you to do so.
and to respond to your original comments...
1) if you dont like the scraped data, use nfo files to categorize things however you want. you can use whatever genre strings you want. there is no limit.
2) same response. xbmc should display spanish text if thats what in the nfo file.
3) just because the actors node is there, you dont need to access it! (in the future, the library hierarchy will likely be configurable.)
4) the point of the library is to consolidate all your media regardless of where its located. upnp servers so the exact same thing. they do not discriminate. and honestly, its your choose to leave the fileservers offline.
5) again, this is your choice. but i have had an idea regarding this problem for a while. it would also satisfy the complaints around offline data (items on a dvd). its a very simple thing -- generic tagging. you tag a movie with whatever text strings you like -- "interesting", "offline", "spanish", "crap". they are kind of like genres, but intentionally separate and 100% user defined. in xbmc, you would see a new node in the hierarchy called "tags". it could both be a child node or parent node, so for instance, navigation could be genres -> tags , or tags -> genres.