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I'm trying to organize my video library - used only the file mode until now. I have all video files in one folder (and I would like to keep it that way without putting each of it in a separate folder) and one movie.nfo for all of them.

1. How should the movie.nfo file look like for several <movie> nodes? In the wiki there are only examples containing one movie node. What should be the name of the root node containing all movie-nodes?

2. For the tests I've created a simple folder structure:

videos
- Trailers
-- Cars.avi
-- Madagascar.avi
-- movie.nfo

In the file browser I've right clicked on the videos folder and set it's content to movie. "Scan recursively" is enabled, other options disabled.
However the movie.nfo was ignored and TMDb was called.

here is my movie.nfo:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<movies>
    <movie>
      <title>Cars Trailer</title>
      <rating>8.2</rating>
      <filenameandpath>/storage/videos/Trailer/Cars.avi</filenameandpath>
    </movie>
    <movie>
      <title>Madagascar Trailer</title>
      <rating>8.7</rating>
      <filenameandpath>/storage/videos/Trailer/Madagascar.avi</filenameandpath>
    </movie>
<movies>

What I also already tried:
- used the following content for the nfo file and renamed it as Cars.nfo
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<movie>
    <title>Cars Trailer</title>
    <rating>8.2</rating>
    <filenameandpath>/storage/videos/Trailer/Cars.avi</filenameandpath>
</movie>
-> worked for Cars.avi

- used the same nfo with only cars movie tag and renamed it back to movie.nfo
-> not used, tmdb called

So what's wrong with my config that the movie.nfo is not used?

3. TMDb calls are annoying and I couldn't find any way to deselect it as the default scrapper when adding a folder to the library. So how can I completely remove the TMDb plugin? Uninstall is not available if I select it.

Here is the debug log with the message that the NFO file was not found. I'm using Frodo with OpenElec 3.0.0
http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=9009

thanks in advance
You must create a nfo file for each movie, you can't have one for all movies and since you got all movies in the same older it must be named moviename.nfo.

If you have a folder for each movie you can name the nfo file to movie.nfo.
Thanks for the clarification. Will update my nfo generator then to create separate nfo file per movie file.