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RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-14

@LongMan

Do you know which scraper media importer plex use?

I would like to use universal movie scraper on Kodi but can only do so by adding the movie location in media settings. However not sure how media importer is scraping and or if this is possible.

Cheers


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - LongMan - 2021-07-14

MediaImporter does not use any of Kodi's scrapers. The metadata is pulled from the server. In other words, the MediaImporter is a "scraper" for your server.  Kodi's scrapers are only used for local files. You only need to set a scraper if you are adding a source (for files) to Kodi.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
LongMan

Edit: To be clear you can use MediaImporter along side local files. MediaImporter will pull the metadata for its media items from the respective server while one of Kodi's scrapers will pull metadata for media files from one of the metadata sites.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-15

(2021-07-14, 23:57)LongMan Wrote: MediaImporter does not use any of Kodi's scrapers. The metadata is pulled from the server. In other words, the MediaImporter is a "scraper" for your server.  Kodi's scrapers are only used for local files. You only need to set a scraper if you are adding a source (for files) to Kodi.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
LongMan

Edit: To be clear you can use MediaImporter along side local files. MediaImporter will pull the metadata for its media items from the respective server while one of Kodi's scrapers will pull metadata for media files from one of the metadata sites.

Thanks for the clarity pal.

I know Composite addon is capabele of doing this so hope Media Importer will provide this option as well in the near future. Nevertheless will keep using media importer Smile


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Montellese - 2021-07-15

(2021-07-14, 23:48)Rijs43 Wrote: @LongMan

Do you know which scraper media importer plex use?

I would like to use universal movie scraper on Kodi but can only do so by adding the movie location in media settings. However not sure how media importer is scraping and or if this is possible.

Cheers
@LongMan is right. Kodi doesn't use scrapers on media items added to the library by a media importer (add-on). Since Plex (or Emby or whatever) already has scrapers which collect all the necessary metadata the media importer add-ons can retrieve the media items with all the metadata already available. If Kodi would run scrapers over these media items again it would desynchronize the items from the Plex / Emby servers.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-15

(2021-07-15, 20:59)Montellese Wrote:
(2021-07-14, 23:48)Rijs43 Wrote: @LongMan

Do you know which scraper media importer plex use?

I would like to use universal movie scraper on Kodi but can only do so by adding the movie location in media settings. However not sure how media importer is scraping and or if this is possible.

Cheers
@LongMan is right. Kodi doesn't use scrapers on media items added to the library by a media importer (add-on). Since Plex (or Emby or whatever) already has scrapers which collect all the necessary metadata the media importer add-ons can retrieve the media items with all the metadata already available. If Kodi would run scrapers over these media items again it would desynchronize the items from the Plex / Emby servers.

Thanks both. It is more related to have clearart for the files etc and download additional fan art for the library items.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Montellese - 2021-07-19

(2021-07-15, 23:07)Rijs43 Wrote:
(2021-07-15, 20:59)Montellese Wrote:
(2021-07-14, 23:48)Rijs43 Wrote: @LongMan

Do you know which scraper media importer plex use?

I would like to use universal movie scraper on Kodi but can only do so by adding the movie location in media settings. However not sure how media importer is scraping and or if this is possible.

Cheers
@LongMan is right. Kodi doesn't use scrapers on media items added to the library by a media importer (add-on). Since Plex (or Emby or whatever) already has scrapers which collect all the necessary metadata the media importer add-ons can retrieve the media items with all the metadata already available. If Kodi would run scrapers over these media items again it would desynchronize the items from the Plex / Emby servers.

Thanks both. It is more related to have clearart for the files etc and download additional fan art for the library items.
There's already an open feature request for this for mediaimporter.plex at https://github.com/Montellese/mediaimporter.plex/issues/18. Emby server already supports retrieving additional artwork which is why this is not a problem when using Emby and mediaimporter.emby.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - kuluba - 2021-07-19

(2021-06-21, 23:58)LongMan Wrote:
(2021-06-21, 20:58)kuluba Wrote: Latest and greatest, a raspberry pi 4

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RoVlJR85Ht0oV3FXb1Qx6ek9cyEhl5v5/view?usp=sharing
I noticed a couple of things and i am not sure if they are related to matrix or your build specifically.
Yatse is no longer able to pull info like the currently played movie or fill the search boxes, but it can still used as a remote in various menus. Feels weird.
And some addons claim that i am not using matrix or leia which is even more weird.
Does this build pull the latest input stream version ? Netflix Addon throws errors.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - LongMan - 2021-07-19

(2021-07-19, 20:27)kuluba Wrote: I noticed a couple of things and i am not sure if they are related to matrix or your build specifically.
Yatse is no longer able to pull info like the currently played movie or fill the search boxes, but it can still used as a remote in various menus. Feels weird.
And some addons claim that i am not using matrix or leia which is even more weird.
Does this build pull the latest input stream version ? Netflix Addon throws errors.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13f35WL8vHX-dPYhIcSb9mD7rkjQgqShz/view?usp=sharing

I am not getting those problems. However, I updated last week. I was waiting for a new LibreELEC release but I haven't seen one.
There is no change to Kodi, it is still  MediImport 19.1 Performance branch. LibreELEC has be updated to master as of the build date and there has been any change since then.

Check and see if your problems are still there.

Cheers,
LongMan

Edit: Spoke too soon. There were some Pi updates posted today. I will post an updated build in the next few days if there are no further updates.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-21

(2021-07-19, 23:46)LongMan Wrote:
(2021-07-19, 20:27)kuluba Wrote: I noticed a couple of things and i am not sure if they are related to matrix or your build specifically.
Yatse is no longer able to pull info like the currently played movie or fill the search boxes, but it can still used as a remote in various menus. Feels weird.
And some addons claim that i am not using matrix or leia which is even more weird.
Does this build pull the latest input stream version ? Netflix Addon throws errors.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13f35WL8vHX-dPYhIcSb9mD7rkjQgqShz/view?usp=sharing

I am not getting those problems. However, I updated last week. I was waiting for a new LibreELEC release but I haven't seen one.
There is no change to Kodi, it is still  MediImport 19.1 Performance branch. LibreELEC has be updated to master as of the build date and there has been any change since then.

Check and see if your problems are still there.

Cheers,
LongMan

Edit: Spoke too soon. There were some Pi updates posted today. I will post an updated build in the next few days if there are no further updates.

Cheers for keeping us in the loop with new updates for Pi @LongMan

Edit: is above google drive link the newest update or will you provide a new link? Thanks


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - LongMan - 2021-07-22

(2021-07-21, 23:50)Rijs43 Wrote: Edit: is above google drive link the newest update or will you provide a new link? Thanks

That's is the one from last week. If there are no further changes, I will try to post the updated build on Friday.


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-23

(2021-07-22, 01:23)LongMan Wrote:
(2021-07-21, 23:50)Rijs43 Wrote: Edit: is above google drive link the newest update or will you provide a new link? Thanks

That's is the one from last week. If there are no further changes, I will try to post the updated build on Friday.

Thanks - hope to see this later today Smile


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - LongMan - 2021-07-23

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UcqXCylH1UanO4CeEzj50rdH89qK-dRp/view?usp=sharing

Here you are it is literally bleeding edge, PR 5507 looks like a major change. However, this is the testing zone so happy hunting.

Cheers,
LongMan


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-07-23

(2021-07-23, 16:57)LongMan Wrote: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UcqXCylH1UanO4CeEzj50rdH89qK-dRp/view?usp=sharing

Here you are it is literally bleeding edge, PR 5507 looks like a major change. However, this is the testing zone so happy hunting.

Cheers,
LongMan

You are the best! Thanks!!


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - LongMan - 2021-08-12

@Rijs43,
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSGvFD4C1D0s218Hq74ydeuRNKaJNLlw/view?usp=sharing

Based on what should be the LibreELEC 10.0 release. Still MediaImport 19.1 Performance. The changes are only for LibreELEC.

Enjoy,
LongMan


RE: Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, Plex, ...) - Rijs43 - 2021-08-12

(2021-08-12, 18:28)LongMan Wrote: @Rijs43,
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSGvFD4C1D0s218Hq74ydeuRNKaJNLlw/view?usp=sharing

Based on what should be the LibreELEC 10.0 release. Still MediaImport 19.1 Performance. The changes are only for LibreELEC.

Enjoy,
LongMan

Thanks LongMan. Much appreciated


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