We updated the kernel to 2.6.13 mainly so we could get inotify, which will allow us to auto-detect when new files are added and automatically add them to the media database. However, UpdateMedia hasn't yet been updated to use inotify and scan id3 tags. It should be included in the .32 release.
As far as movies, there's a package 'id-my-disc' which retrieves all that information for physical dvd's you insert/rip. Then under movies touch 'search' and type in an actor, genre, etc. and it shows all matching movies with cover art.
We don't have a module to retrieve this information after-the-fact. However it would be easy to do. Everything is database driven--it's just a matter of adding the rows to the pluto_media database.
id-my-disc does not seem to work for DVD discs at all currently. It does identify CD's however. DVD's though do not get indentified at all? Presumably this may be a bug in plutu-updatemedia?
Is there a fix/work around for this... as apart from this being an expected feature (in end user terms) it leaves a big hole in our demo's at present.