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freymann

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Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:37:59 pm »
If I have a movie in a folder, and then use Dolphin in the KDE Desktop on the core to move that movie (*.avi) and the .id3 file to a different folder, LMCE finds it in the new location and my attributes and cover art remain, except for the Media Sub-Type drop-down, which, in this case, would be set to "Movies".

I'm moving the movie around on an internal drive in the core.

I find I have to make a note of which movies I just moved and then go back into the webadmin and set the Media Sub-Type again for all the movies I moved.

Is that normal?

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 12:06:41 pm »
Freymann,

 I have seen this on the multiple reinstalls I had to do with the network problems. None of my DVD's were missing attributes but like half of my HD-DVD rip to mkv's were missing media sub-type etc.. I now keep a running log in Excel for exactly this. It is called movies installed and moved. There I track location, title, updated and def. Just too be sure I have all the movies catalogued.

 My numbering query went untouched and without comment so I jut figured it is a non-issue for most.

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 12:31:05 pm »
Next time try moving them with lmce.
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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 01:13:01 pm »
Next time try moving them with lmce.

 That would make sense, If you are moving them outside of the LMCE domain IE from Windows shares, then LMCE would just see a new file in a new location with an .id3 file in the folder and expect it to be a NEW file correct this is for you Freymann In my case with the new install the files were in the same location from the last install and it only lost the media sub-type on about 13 files out of 35 on the same disc which is what confused me and they were all LMCEVideo Files the LMCEdvd's were fine.

 Zaerc - Does the structure when set to public non lmce structure have something to do with this?

 Dave

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 01:16:34 pm »
 ;)
I use lmce to move videos around, and the only thing I noticed is that on dvd rips, it does not also move the keys.tar.gz file. I am not sure what role they play, but I always move them manually, and I have not had my media sub-types lost or changed. Perhaps in the next release those .gz files will be moved at the same time, but for now, it is a simple thing to quick mv them over to the new storage media.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 01:31:43 pm »
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 Zaerc - Does the structure when set to public non lmce structure have something to do with this?
...

Beats me, I always use the lmce structure.

;)
I use lmce to move videos around, and the only thing I noticed is that on dvd rips, it does not also move the keys.tar.gz file. I am not sure what role they play, but I always move them manually, and I have not had my media sub-types lost or changed. Perhaps in the next release those .gz files will be moved at the same time, but for now, it is a simple thing to quick mv them over to the new storage media.

Hope that helps.

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Seth

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 01:42:52 pm »
Quote

Sounds like something that should be mantissed.



Done!  :)

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 01:44:50 pm »
Seth - already fixed the .dvd.keys.tar.gz bugs  a while ago (when moving, renaming and deleting files - as well as masking them from media files sync and media browser

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 01:57:03 pm »
 :)
So I guess it will be included on the next release. I just re-installed 710 rc2 x86 version, and the issue persists.

I have not built from source with this install. I will wait for the next release  ;D.

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 09:11:03 pm »
Next time try moving them with lmce.

So I just had 4 movies to move around, so I go to the web admin, Files and Media sync, navigate to the directory in the left column, and then click on the file in the right frame, then click on Move...

In the pop-up, I move around until my directory appears and click the choose destination button and the file is moved.

I do this for each one.

Then I go back to the Files and Media Sync and call up the file to see if the Media Sub-Type field stuck. Guess what? Nope.

So if I move them by hand or move them via LMCE, my media sub-type field still clears itself. Now that's a PITA ;-)

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Re: Media Sub-Type fields clears when I move movies around
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 12:55:55 am »
;)
I use lmce to move videos around, and the only thing I noticed is that on dvd rips, it does not also move the keys.tar.gz file. I am not sure what role they play, but I always move them manually, and I have not had my media sub-types lost or changed. Perhaps in the next release those .gz files will be moved at the same time, but for now, it is a simple thing to quick mv them over to the new storage media.

Hope that helps.

Regards,

Seth

FYI - the keys are the chapter info from dvd rips so you can move between chapters - dunno why this info can't be read off the DVD image tho like a normal dvd...