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Updating DVD Information
« on: September 04, 2008, 08:18:28 am »
Hi all, I have been watching LinuxMCE for a while now, and well the wife finally caved let me setup a system.  I think she just got tired of constantly getting up and digging for the DVD she wanted. 

Ok now on to the question.  I copied a season of Robot Chicken to my system, and it didnt pull down any of the DVD info.  I know this feature works because several of my other discs have all the correct info.  Is there a file or location I can goto and edit the necessary information to have all the dvd info displayed? 

I dont mind manually inputting the info.  searching the forum and Wiki didnt turn up much on this either.  I am a windows nerd slowly venturing into the world of linux, so any help would be great.  I am also still kind of lost in the directory structure.  so if its some where buried if I could get the full path from root that would be awesome too.

Thanks for the help


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Re: Updating DVD Information
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 02:17:18 pm »
Well I am not sure how you ripped your TV series. I usually rip them as single .vob files on another machine and then convert them to .avi with AutoGK. Then I place all the episodes on the core in a sub-folder.

 So IE - public/data/other/windows-share_xx/tvshows5/any_tv_show/season1/tvshowname s01e01 - the episode.avi

 Then I goto files and media sync - grab the above folder level at season1 from the left pane and then in the right pane I click edit attributes for all and add a cover art for that whole season per episode. Then refresh in the left pane again and then assign attributes to each episode in the season individually.

 I create a title for the episode. So I add short attribute - title - usually descriptive to put them in order for a playlist later. IE Roseanne is RO101 Episode name, RO102 etc the season 2 would be RO201, RO202 etc. This helps so when you make your playlist all episodes will show up in order.

 I then set the Media Sub-type to Tv shows and the file type to Std Def. You can choose what you want of course. and click update.

 Then I create a playlist for the show in questions. webadmin - files - playlists - You can add a picture for the playlist as well. I usually add the complete series cover art here.

 I do not think there is any support for ripping of a TV series DVD at this point or at least that I have read about. If you already ripped it to the core. You should goto Files and Media Sync and see how it is showing up There. I guess LMCE should just see it as a STD DVD in which you would have std menu's when playing them back but you would obviously have lets say 4 discs per season to apply cover art to and no  organizational capabilities.