Ok, I am new to the forums here, but have around 15,000 posts on various other forums including being a mod on mp3car.com (One of the largest forums on the net), as well as a computer tech, so I hate starting out as a noob in a new forum... that being said.......
Ok, I have been testing XBMC on my XP MCE machine, and LOVE it! It is so much faster, cleaner and nice looking than using XP's MCE and MyMovies plugin. I have been using that plugin for some time though, and have all of my movies cataloged with almost 100% of all info for all 2,486 movies in my collection. I am also one of the top 15 contributors to the MyMovies online community supported database.
I am running XP MCE 2005 SP2
My Movies are organized in individual folders:
With 2,486 movies, you can see where I do not want to have to start from scratch by scraping together another database, and then having to clean it up.
I used XBMC to scan a test 100 movies, and it got a lot of them wrong, sorry to say. For instance, for the movie "My Sassy Girl" it found and used "Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo", and of course the cover was incorrect as well.
As mentioned, I have used MyMovies and each individual folder has a MyMovies.xml in the folder, as well as a hi-res Folder.jpg file.
(By the way, you can export the entire movie collection from MyMovies into a single XML file containing ALL Movie info. I also read above about someone using DVD Profiler, that also allows you to export an XML file as well containing all movie info for your collection. So it would just be a matter of parsing out the info and adding it to the XBMC SQL DB. Possibly a Import with MyMovies & DVD Profiles as options for the import?)
Ok, now a couple of questions:
Is there something that needs to be done to enable the MyMovies.xml to be used? I found a closed ticket
with a Google search, but nothing else.
That ticket has a link to what appears to be a couple of altered files:
I have no *.cpp files at all in the xbmc/ folder, and not sure if I should or not, copying the ones from the trouble ticket does not work well, as they are html formatted with line numbers and such.
Now, when I right click the incorrect title, and choose "Movie Information", then in the bottom left hit refresh, the off the wall title "Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo" is the top selection, and right below it is "My Sassy Girl" (The correct movie) My folder that the movie is in is named "My Sassy Girl", and the video in that folder is named "My Sassy Girl.avi". Being this is an EXACT match for both the folder name, as well as the avi name, why would it not use the exact match to import with and put the Japanese(?) one at the top of the list?
Lastly, why is it not using the Folder.jpg in the folder that the video file is located in? Going through and looking at the 100 movies it imported, the covers are a mix and mash, some lo-res, some sideways, some with white borders(prob Amazon scrapes), some with disks sticking out of them haha and so forth. Is there a way to force it to use the Folder.jpg that is in the video folder already? The folder.jpg's I have are all good resolution and at least 600 pixels in width.
Thanks, and any help is much appreciated!