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MediaElch - MediaManager for Mac/Linux/Win (with music library scraping)
(2023-02-16, 13:45)adama42 Wrote: First of all fantastic piece of software. Super slick and fast. And best of all it works on Linux Smile
Thanks :-)
(2023-02-16, 13:45)adama42 Wrote: The movie sets feature seem to have a few issues.
Yes. Movie sets had only poor support by MediaElch in the past. I can't say when I'll get to rework them, though. Undecided
(2023-02-16, 13:45)adama42 Wrote: A couple of small(?) requests:
- would it be possible to have a user definable "Folders to exclude" (similar to the Words To Exclude From Media Names in the Settings), so that these folders don't show up on the movie/tv items list. This could be used to filter out folders named like "extras" or "featurettes"
- would it be possible to add a search/filter text box for the movies?

On the top right, there is a filter menu. Is that what you mean?
We also have a "Quick Open" menu (though only for movies), see https://mediaelch.github.io/mediaelch-bl...ch-v2.8.8/ :-)

Maybe our "advancedsettings.xml" file is what you want? See
- https://mediaelch.github.io/mediaelch-do...d-settings
- https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/blob/...#L228-L239

The advancesettings.xml file started out as an equivalent for Kodi's advancesettings.xml. But it's now also a place where I put new settings I want to try out. And if more and more users want them, I try to add them to the UI. Smile

adama42 Wrote:Does MediaElch supports Parsing NFO for tv series?

No, that's not supported. Since it's not a valid XML file, we won't be able to parse it.

Regards,
Andre
MediaElch: Thread v2.10.6 | GitHub | Docs | Blog
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(2023-02-19, 13:48)bugwelle Wrote: On the top right, there is a filter menu. Is that what you mean?
Dohh! Can't believe I missed that. That's it. Thanks
(2023-02-19, 13:48)bugwelle Wrote: We also have a "Quick Open" menu (though only for movies), see https://mediaelch.github.io/mediaelch-bl...ch-v2.8.8/ :-)
And that makes things even easier. Good stuff.
(2023-02-19, 13:48)bugwelle Wrote: Maybe our "advancedsettings.xml" file is what you want? See
- https://mediaelch.github.io/mediaelch-do...d-settings
- https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/blob/...#L228-L239
Yep. That does the trick Smile
(2023-02-19, 13:48)bugwelle Wrote: No, that's not supported. Since it's not a valid XML file, we won't be able to parse it.
I understand and respect if this is not something you're looking to implement. I don't want to sound entitled or anything.
But just to clarify, in case I was misunderstood, in terms of code logic it doesn't look like it would require much beyond what is already being done. Something along these lines:
1) open tvshow.nfo as usual
2) if the last line is an url save it for later use
3) update the string where the xml file was read to strip away that url line and then parse the xml as usual
4) whoever calls TmdbApi::loadSeason (which I couldn't find yet) would pass an optional parameter which would be that url, which would be scraped/parsed to figure out the actual season url

In terms of parsing the season itself it doesn't look like it would require any change since they have the same layout
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/615-futurama/season/1
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/615-futura...3eed0145f4

In any case, thanks for this amazing app!
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I have minor request.

As stated you disabled theTvDb because they went to a paid API.

However, I have a portable install of "MediaElch 2.8.13-dev - Coridian" and theTvDb still works fine.

I was wondering if you might enable a toggle with a disclaimer for it to be reenabled as a full scrapper?

Reason I ask is that I keep a few YouTube series that IMDB and theMovieDB does not have information for, but theTvDb does.
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Quote:But just to clarify, in case I was misunderstood, in terms of code logic it doesn't look like it would require much beyond what is already being done.

I slept a few days on it. I think it would make sense to support _parsing_ it. But I don't know if I'll support writing it.
See https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/issues/1551

Quote:I was wondering if you might enable a toggle with a disclaimer for it to be reenabled as a full scrapper?

While I can understand this request, I don't intend to add it again, also not with an option.
TheTvDb has announced (multiple times) that they will shut down their old API. I don't remember what the last deadline was that they announced, though.

Regards,
Andre
MediaElch: Thread v2.10.6 | GitHub | Docs | Blog
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(2021-06-07, 01:00)Kallita Wrote:
(2021-06-04, 21:25)hammersmith Wrote: when i scrape my tv shows, about half of them have a blue star to the left of the shows and half don't.
what's with the blue star?
both blue starred and non-blue starred shows work fine with kodi set to scan for local content.
how to do i resolve this?
The Blue star to the left indicates a TV Show or movie that is considered to be "New" by Mediaelch. 
The program will scan the directories/files at start, and if it doesn't find an ".nfo" file that matches what it thinks is the title of the media file it will mark it as a new file and mark it with the blue star for easy identification.
This allows you to go through and find all the new stuff and scrape/scan/download whatever is missing from your catalogue of media files.
When you hit the "Save" button Mediaelch will then save the downloaded information into the folder of the media file.
Kodi is able to work with media files that do not have ".nfo" by doing an internal scan and adding the files to its own library, but will not save ".nfo" or the pictures that go with the media files into the media folders unless you ask it to specifically. IE "export library".
To get rid of the blue star you would have to do a scan/scrape/load information(down arrow button on the upper left) - and save(upper second button for individual or third button for multiple files)- of the media files that are considered new by Mediaelch.
Me

I know its an old post but I just want to point out this doesnt work today. I scrape new shows, add whatever file I see fit, I save, and even if I restart the program, the star is still showing on most of my shows.

And I dont know why but the program is crashing for me every 10 minutes or so, sometimes less sometimes more.
Edit: Every time it crashes its when I am browsing pictures to add to a show.
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(2023-03-25, 22:12)Eneswar Wrote: I know its an old post but I just want to point out this doesnt work today. I scrape new shows, add whatever file I see fit, I save, and even if I restart the program, the star is still showing on most of my shows.

And I dont know why but the program is crashing for me every 10 minutes or so, sometimes less sometimes more.
Edit: Every time it crashes its when I am browsing pictures to add to a show.

Thanks for letting me know. Which version of MediaElch do you use and which operating system? :-)
Where do you click to browse pictures? For a TV show or episode? Testing it locally, nothing crashes (yet). Is this crash reproducible?

Regards,
Andre
MediaElch: Thread v2.10.6 | GitHub | Docs | Blog
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(2023-03-22, 18:29)bugwelle Wrote: I slept a few days on it. I think it would make sense to support _parsing_ it. But I don't know if I'll support writing it.
See https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/issues/1551
Thanks for considering it
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https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/issues/1460

Came to request this, just wondering if there's any news on it? Not a big deal, just that it can produce...interesting...results (not that there's anything wrong with it).

Or alternatively, is there any way to "hide" the blue starred stuff, extras etc, that can't be scraped?

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(2023-05-20, 16:19)burcs Wrote: https://github.com/Komet/MediaElch/issues/1460

Came to request this, just wondering if there's any news on it? Not a big deal, just that it can produce...interesting...results (not that there's anything wrong with it).

Or alternatively, is there any way to "hide" the blue starred stuff, extras etc, that can't be scraped?

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To hide Extra's in Kodi, you should follow the guidleines from Kodi's Wiki...
https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Extras
and here...
https://kodi.wiki/view/Updating_or_remov...os#Exclude

Personally, I use the following method...

Exclude Folder
It is possible to exclude certain folders, and the contents of those folders, from the scanning and scraping process as follows:
Using the file browser of your operating system locate the folder to be excluded
Inside the folder to be excluded, place an empty text file and name it as follows:
Windows systems- .nomedia.
Create an empty text file.
Rename the text file to the above name with the leading and trailing period.
Windows will notify you that changing the file extension will make the file unuseable. Accept this.
When Windows saves the name change, it will remove the last period and the new name will be .nomedia
All other systems- .nomedia
Kodi will read the filename and ignore the folder and its contents
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The github request I linked to is about MediaElch, not kodi. I use .nomedia files for kodi and that works fine. After umpteen times of reloading it finally stopped scraping 8 things from the Extras folder, but is still scanning the subfolders, even though they all have .nomedia files in them, as well. Again, not really a big deal. Using 2.10 on Win 8.1.

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My personal solution to these extras type files is to scrape them manually with the name of the movie they are associated with, then manually rename them with the "film name - Extra name" - choose an appropriate poster etc. then save them Manually. no more blue star and they are listed in mediaelch in the same area as the film they are a part of. if they are in an extra folder or have the .nomedia in the folder with them then kodi "should" ignore them or treat them as extras.YMMV
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(2023-05-21, 03:51)burcs Wrote: The github request I linked to is about MediaElch, not kodi. I use .nomedia files for kodi and that works fine. After umpteen times of reloading it finally stopped scraping 8 things from the Extras folder, but is still scanning the subfolders, even though they all have .nomedia files in them, as well. Again, not really a big deal. Using 2.10 on Win 8.1.

I never looked into it after having replied in that issue. I've never used `.nomedia`. Is it supported in all directory hierarchies?

Regards,
Andre
MediaElch: Thread v2.10.6 | GitHub | Docs | Blog
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(2023-05-31, 22:05)bugwelle Wrote: I never looked into it after having replied in that issue. I've never used `.nomedia`. Is it supported in all directory hierarchies?

Regards,
Andre

 I don't think so. Previously kodi would still scan those subfolders even with a .nomedia file in the parent folder, but since it found no matches wouldn't add any "wrong" movies to the library. Now that I've added .nomedia files to the subfolders it no longer scans them on library updates.

Again, not a big deal, more of a heads up. I think I'll just move the ones I might actually watch into the parent folder and do away with the subfolders.
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Is there any way I can manually add the TheTvDb scraper back into the current release and make it usable again? There are certain old news shows like 48 Hours and Dateline that nothing works but TheTvDb. I have actually had to go back to ME v2.8.12 just to attempt to fix some of this stuff
PSMC v21/Kodi v21 with goodies from the PSMC Collection / Using on PC's, Nvidea Shields, and other Android TV Boxes
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Just something that has been in the back of my mind for a while...
When loading information(mainly for movies) is there any way to automatically filter out everything after the year?
99.9% of the movies i am loading info for are of the

Name (year) extra info about supplier and format

variety and I need to manually remove all of the info after the year.
Is there anyway to get the program to ignore or remove that extra stuff automatically?
 Thanks for your time and program.
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