Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by Markswift2003, Feb 3, 2021.
OK so I’m not really sure what this "Export NFO" is suppose to do
Markswift2003 says it "export MovieName.nfo, MovieName-poster.jpg and MovieName-fanart.jpg to the directory in which the movie resides"
So I gave this a try. I added two movie files to my Movie data base folder. Scanned with HT 4, HT4 recognized the new movies and created a poster with basic info.
I then used the "Export NFO" function and according to Markswift2003 I should see some new files in the same folder that movie resides.
Nothing happened no extra files appeared.
The above three files where never created when HT4 scan was done so I guess nothing to Export.
So is HT4 suppose to create the above three files that Markswift2003 mentioned above?
I do use TinyMM and it will create the three mentioned files.
But if you don't use TinyMM then what do you use?
Does the share have write permissions?
If it was a permission problem then I don't think TinyMM would be able to save either? But you say it does?
I think it's an HT4 settings problem. The Export NFO instructions say:
but it's a bit vague with "corresponding directory"???
So, take a look at your Custom Folder settings:
To make sure you've not asked for the data to be stored elsewhere.
When I did use Export NFO, each nfo file was saved in the same folder as the video. But I now use only the TMM method
"Corresponding Directory" means the one where the movie file is.
The "Poster Folder" is different - that holds the .hometheatre and .poster3 which contain the cached posters/fanart/Logos/settings and custom widget icons respectively.
I use "Custom Folder" and keep it on the box in "Storage://" (using local resources means there is very little stored there)
My "Poster Folder" was set to "Priority save to device" I did change the option to "Custom folders" and directed the path to my NAS. A " .HomeTheater" folder was created on my NAS. I expect any posters created now will be saved to my NAS instead of the Zidoo. I'll have to experiment with this setup. I'm not sure if the Zidoo can access and poster saved in the .Hometheater folder on my NAS to use in HT4. Or if there is any way to move the poster art in the .Hometheater folder on my NAS to the Zidoo .Hometheater folder.
Markswift2003 since you are using a Custom Folder option have you seen any problem with the access of posters saved in your Custom folder and is you Custom folder located on an external drive?
I still have question of this "Export NFO" Like Mabon I use TMM to create the NFO files but if the "Export NFO" is suppose to write NFO back to the "Corresponding Folder" it's not happening.
If you open a NFO with txt editor at the top of the file is a creation date. If Export NFO was recreating the NFO file then I would expect this create date to change. It does not after doing an export.
And like I said before when I added two new movie files to my NAS and after a Scan with HT4 no NFO files where created.
My custom folder is on the Zidoo in the Storage directory and as I say, because I use local resources (posters and backdrops) for scraping, it holds very few files.
If you use an external drive the danger is that if the drives sleeps, the resources are unavailable so it's better to keep the Custom Folder on the box.
There's nothing to setup on the Zidoo for the NFO export to work, but as I say, the Zidoo must obviously have write access. In my case the movie folder has public access to make life easy.
Zidoo stores the posters, backgrounds and banners in a .Hometheater folder on the Zidoo in the "MediaCenter">"File Manger" folder in the "Storage" folder in the .Hometheater folder. If you created a Custom Folder won't you just end up with two .Homtheater folder on the Zidoo?
I'll have to check my write permissions from my NAS to see if something is out of wack.
TinyMM has been working out for me just have to careful on what order you accomplish items otherwise you end up repeat and redoing.
It sounds like Mabon uses TinyMM maybe he knows or anyone else knows where TMM stores its data on the computer and that is on a MAC.
If you change the location of the Custom Folder, then yes, a new .hometheatre folder is created and used. The old one can be deleted.
I forgot that you were using a NAS setup . I have all of my media, video and music, stored on the one 8 Tb HDD inserted inside the Zidoo 1000 Pro's drive slot. So the layout might be different to yours?
On my disk, this is a typical folder: Video > Movies > Duck Soup (1933)
I've just used TMM to rebuild both the .nfo and the mediainfo.xml files for this movie, and as you can see, all of the relevant information has be saved in the same folder as the movie, with today's date & time.
The hidden "HomeTheater" folder sits on the Zidoo "Storage" drive, with subfolders: Backdrops, Cache, Logos, Posters, Settings and Wallpaper.
The layout on my NAS is the same. What I do is have TMM "Rename and Cleanup" the file. This will add additional info like resolution (1080p, 2160p) audio type. I then manual add 3D if 3D movie or DV is Dolby video. This will then show up in HT when you select the movie.
Duck Soup that's a great movie nice choice.
I've just spent the last week getting rid of those labels ... they are more trouble than they are worth ! Also some of the labels that TMM's "Rename and Cleanup" attaches are not compatible with Zidoo's HT4 !
An interesting problem has occurred. I've lost some of my poster art. Maybe 15-20% of the posters are blank. Most of the posters that are blank have been there since my first scan.
I did return the "poster Folder" back to "Priority save to device" put that happened yesterday and this problem did not occur till today. I was updating the image on some new items in a collection and the image disappeared when I tried to add in the Change Image function the image would flash but would not save and stay blank. I did a scan and ended up loosing more poster.
I did notice that the images I tried to upload where not saved in the .Hometheater folder so I'm thinking that the save path is corrupted. I check my Custom folder that I created and the posters are not there.
Solved my problem. I had to power down my NAS for a couple hours. After powering back up the IP address did not change but the Zidoo path was broken. I just redid the Source path and then all was well.
I do have another problem with a Movie. I have two Movies The Amazing Spider Man and The Amazing Spider Man 2. HT4 will scan and recognize and post the second movie but I can not get it to recognize the first movie.
I have verified and reverified the titles and can not get HT4 to recognize the first movie.
I read a post here that someone else has a similar problem with movies that are numbered this way. There was a fix but I can not find that post
Any help here?
Bought a used Marx Brothers boxed set on ebay !
I've been playing with TMM for the last few days and I'm now convinced that TMM "Sets" have no influence on HT4's "Collections". In fact lots of the data which can be edited in TMM is not read by HT4. "Sets" in Kodi and TMM only apply to Movies, whereas HT4's "Collections" can contain anything.
An afterthought. I vaguely remember this being mentioned here a while back by someone, but a "Lock" on a movies data might prove helpful ? Once we have matched a video perfectly, the ability to "lock" that movie, so that it could not be updated during a full rescan, would stop rogue matches, resulting in the wrong title, cover image, wrong cast, wrong ... being added ! This could be done with a simple tick-box on the movie's information screen.
is it possible to have the dolbyvision logo and HDR for the same movie? because I have a movie which is DV and HDR indicated like this : film name (2021) .4K.dv.HDR.truehdatmos.5.1 but only the 1st logo (dolby vision) is indicated, if I reverse : film name ( 2021) .4K.HDR.dv.truehdatmos.5.1 only the HDR logo is shown.
Thank you for your reply.
As you've discovered, only the first will be used, the second will always be ignored!
If a movie is Dolby Vision, HDR is assumed because of the the base layer (unless it's Profile 5 which would be unusual since UHD BluRay doesn't support Profile 5) so there's really no need to flag it.
It'd be a bit like have HDR10+ and HDR10 logos for an HDR10+ movie.
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