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How can I make XBMC gather movie information from local files? - taxigps - 2009-02-09 16:32

How to gather movie information from local file, not from website?


- tvieson - 2009-02-09 18:56

This can not be done. As movie files are saved any many different formats and to the best of my knowledge movie information is not attached to a movie like it is with say mp3 tags. This is not to say that in the future a new video format will come out that has the same option as mp3s where a tag is attached inside the file that contains all the information about the movie.


- spiff - 2009-02-09 19:25

all url's can be local afaik. if not, i will fix that (trac it if so). however, it may prove to be hard to actually search through a large local file. only thing you have to rely on there is clever regexp's.

tvieson, i get that you mean good, but you are doing bad by answering completely different questions Wink
also, mkv, ogm and mp4 can all do tags afaik. problem is that there is no standard such as id3


- sho - 2009-02-09 21:15

taxigps, please look at this:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=nfo
(My guess is the original question is this simple).


- taxigps - 2009-02-10 01:25

sho Wrote:taxigps, please look at this:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=nfo
(My guess is the original question is this simple).
Thanks. I'll test nfo file. If find nfo file, XBMC will not scrape from website, instead of gather from nfo file. Is that right?


- sho - 2009-02-10 01:31

well, it used to be that way... until:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=44694
but yeah, if it's an xml only nfo file, that should be the case.


- taxigps - 2009-02-10 03:38

It's ok. Thanks for help!


Scraper for only local nfo files - NoiZe - 2009-02-12 20:54

For me, create all the nfo for every movie is the better solution, it take some time, but now i have a database (with 1034 movies) absolutely error free and super complete.

I've used the media companion tool ( http://billyad2000.co.uk ) used in a manual way, then i've changed the informations like 'title' and 'plot' in italian (from different sources).

Then i've created this simple "fake scraper" for use ONLY the nfo files.
(download and copy in the XBMC folder under 'system\scrapers\video')
http://www.noizemm.ch/xbmc/videoscrapers/localnfo.zip

This way is better for many reasons (for example a movie without the nfo file is not inserted in the database).


- sho - 2009-02-23 18:39

I'd suggest you submit it to trac as a patch


- sho - 2009-02-24 11:35

Here is a feature request for just that:
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5382


- tebicenter - 2009-02-27 19:32

Just FYI...

using this scrapper makes XBMC Crash. I have to delete it from the scrappers folder to be able to run XBMC.

Hope this helps


Fake scraper is working - NoiZe - 2009-05-11 14:46

tebicenter Wrote:Just FYI...

using this scrapper makes XBMC Crash. I have to delete it from the scrappers folder to be able to run XBMC.

Hope this helps

Just for reopen this thread i reply to your post Big Grin

This is very strange, i use always my "fake scraper" and is working good.

The only strange thing is that is slow (working in a lan in theory it has to be super fast), and i don't know why.

...and.. it's not possible that a scraper can crash all the xbmc without been used, so i think you have to check for other problems in your installation.

(ah... i use xbmc on my xbox, so it's possible that the problem appear only on other systems and os)


- sho - 2009-05-12 10:58

sho Wrote:I'd suggest you submit it to trac as a patch
Here is a feature request for just that:
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5382
Any chance of you offering it to the community?


- NoiZe - 2009-06-07 23:45

The link is on this thread...

...but anyway:

http://www.noizemm.ch/xbmc/videoscrapers/localnfo.zip

Wink


- xyber - 2009-07-07 19:45

Thanks NoiZe. I was looking for something like this.
I am creating my own media manager with which I can scrape and setup all the .nfo files and thumbs that xbmc must use. I do not want xbmc to go online to find info.

I'm curious, would it be ok to delete all the scrapers from here XBMC\system\scrapers , or is there something thats gonna break? This would mean xbmc got no scrapers to work with and no way to go find info then, so if it can't find an nfo file the media will just not show up in my library view?

[edit] no it wont be ok to delete 'em cause then you cant set what kind of media your adding, movie, tvshow, etc. Now I'm just using NoiZe empty scraper and made a duplicate for VT Shows.