Media Companion 3 beta's - Now with Music Video support

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(2017-03-05 06:08)denywinarto Wrote:  Hi.. got a question ..

I'm still unclear whether this can manipulate kodi database directly?
I need a tool that can manipulate kodi database directly, updating via kodi /JSON has 2 issues for me :

- Kodi needs to be open on server, my diskless setup does not allow this, long story short opening kodi will lock the database and diskless client wont be able to access it..
- I frequently get "unable to connect to server" due to thetvdb's unreliable uptime... (is there no known way to "auto-yes" the message?)

For now i'm using a dirty workaroung by symlink the userdata and syncronizing it using syncovery.. but it still locks up if a client boots then the server updates kodi..

Currently Media companion can update Movies only to Kodi database via JSON. But, this is slow. It was added some time ago, and I do not know how the code works to improve it, or to add TV to the update.

Have you looked at texturecache.py and it's other python script, mklocal.py

They may be of help, I'm not sure though.

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(2017-03-05 08:01)vbat99 Wrote:  
(2017-03-05 06:08)denywinarto Wrote:  Hi.. got a question ..

I'm still unclear whether this can manipulate kodi database directly?
I need a tool that can manipulate kodi database directly, updating via kodi /JSON has 2 issues for me :

- Kodi needs to be open on server, my diskless setup does not allow this, long story short opening kodi will lock the database and diskless client wont be able to access it..
- I frequently get "unable to connect to server" due to thetvdb's unreliable uptime... (is there no known way to "auto-yes" the message?)

For now i'm using a dirty workaroung by symlink the userdata and syncronizing it using syncovery.. but it still locks up if a client boots then the server updates kodi..

Currently Media companion can update Movies only to Kodi database via JSON. But, this is slow. It was added some time ago, and I do not know how the code works to improve it, or to add TV to the update.

Have you looked at texturecache.py and it's other python script, mklocal.py

They may be of help, I'm not sure though.

JSON update requires kodi to be open isnt' it ?
I need external updater that can update the database without opening kodi
Those scripts are for fixing corrupted database i think...
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New Release.

Media Companion 3.674b
Revert OMDBApi custom url as no longer required.

New:
  • TV - user rating tag for TV-Shows/Episodes
  • TV - Added ability to manually set Episode IMDB Id. Right click Episode IMDB text box to edit.
  • TV - Added HDR fanart overlay. Note: HDR = Number of Bits is greater than 8 bit encoding.
    Movie - Special new option, allow non IMDB Id's as IMDB Id's. This is to allow actor and director filters to work with movies not scraped from IMDb, and have foreign Id's in the nfo with first character as Alpha. Option in Movie Preferences -> Advanced Tab. See Issue: https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/workitem/1562
  • Movie - Press F6 to Reload movie cache.
  • Movie - Added: Hdr fanart overlay & filter. Note: HDR = Number of Bits is greater than 8 bit encoding.
Fixed:
  • MC - Revert addition of custom Omdbapi url, as no longer required.
  • Movie - Tweaked status message on Change Movie.
  • Movie - Log correct search name for movie in Log file.
  • Movie - Bug fix - Discard possible year if junk value.
  • TV - XBMC TVDb clear languages before repopulating. Doh!
  • TV - Allow create screenshot instead of downloading Episode Thumbnail.

And, Please, if you experience any crashes, post up an Issue on Media Companion's site
Feedback would be appreciated.

Download Link for MC 3.674b x86 & x64

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vbat99,

If I click on any given movie, then fanart, I see "1 missing" below next>

What am I missing?
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(2017-03-19 07:14)Edworld Wrote:  vbat99,

If I click on any given movie, then fanart, I see "1 missing" below next>

What am I missing?

The "1 missing" is an indicator that one movie in Media Companion has the fanart missing.
Use the General Filter, and scroll down till you see the option Missing Fanart(1). Select it, and only the movie that has the missing fanart will be listed.
If this movie has Fanart, then please advise what its fanart filename is, Where it is, What type of video ie: DVD, dvd folders, iso, blu-ray folders etc.

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