Adding URL file to movie database

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Rainbow  Adding URL file to movie database
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I have a .url file that points to a .mpg video stream. I can play back this file just fine in XBMC's 'file' mode.
I would like to add it to the Movie library. However, when XBMC scans the folder it is in, it skips it, and the debug log says:
Code:
No (new) information was found in dir C:\Dropbox\Movies\
I have added/removed and cleaned/re-scanned many times, but I can not get XBMC to find it.

The actual file name is [movie title].mpg.url
I changed advancedsettings.xml to look like this, restarted XBMC and tried it all again, but XBMC still skips the files...
Code:
<advancedsettings>
<videoextensions>
  <add>.url|.mpg.url</add>
  <remove></remove>
</videoextensions>
</advancedsettings>
The strange thing is that I have many of the same kind of .url files in a different directory that XBMC has successfully scanned to my TV show library.

Any ideas on how I can get XBMC to add the .url file to the Movie library?

Here is the full debug log: http://pastebin.com/aLyJuYfZ
You can see at line 389 that I scanned my Movies folder, and no content was found (even though there are many [movie title].mpg.url files in the directory.

Then at line 667, you can see the TV Show scan. This directory has the same .mpg.url files in it, except that they are TV shows instead of movies. Thy all get added to the database and show up/playback great.

I'm stumped.
Thanks for any input you might have!

Edit: forgot to mention. I am using this format for my .URL files and I am on Windows:
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.someaddress.com/

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(This post was last modified: 2011-02-19 05:27 by bradvido88.)
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bradvido88 Offline
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I have found out that you can play streaming videos by creating a .strm file and putting the URL in it: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW...io_streams

I have done this, but XBMC still does not include these videos when updating the movies library (they work in files mode and TV Show library)...

Any ideas? Is there a way to change with extensions the scraper looks for?

XBMC.MyLibrary (add anything to the library)
ForTheLibrary (Argus TV & XBMC Library PVR Integration)
SageTV & XBMC PVR Integration
(This post was last modified: 2011-02-19 22:59 by bradvido88.)
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