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Offline Nautilus2067

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How to load movies without pictures
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:47:56 pm »
When I select the movie folder for Import and start importing the movies, PVD automatically loads all pictures in the movie folder as covers. Is there a possibility to prevent this? I have written a script that will import only the relevant pictures later on and divides them in posters and screenshots.

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Oliver

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Re: How to load movies without pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 11:13:22 pm »
No, but I plan to add such possibility as a hidden option
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Re: How to load movies without pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 06:47:30 am »
That would be great.

By the way I really appreciate your efforts. I am using MediaPortal and will change from MovingPictures to myFilms. Ant Movie Catalog is recommended but compared to PVD a lot of features are missing. Keep up the good work!

Currently I am working on scripts to read and write MovPicNFO .nfo files for the communicaton with the MovingPicutres plugin of MediaPortal. Later on I will provide a full functioning interface for myFilms to read and write directly to the AMC database.

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Oliver

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Re: How to load movies without pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 07:16:22 pm »
In case you did not know: there is an export plugin for the standard MediaPortal database that works pretty good for me.
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Re: How to load movies without pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 07:19:43 pm »
Yep, I know, thanks anyway. I tried long time ago but results were not satisfying. Special characters made problems. I decided to use MovingPictures and that works well.

Did you have time to look at my other messages?

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Re: How to load movies without pictures
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 05:07:42 am »
First, thank you nostra for the best movie database.

I have the same issue as Nautilus. PVD 1.0+ imports all files as cover art. I created a script to import from Media Browser movie.xml files. Folder.jpg is imported as the cover and backdrops are imported as screenshots.  With PVD 1.0+, I have to manually delete backdrops automatically imported as covers. A preference check box to shut off automatic import of JPEGs in the folder with the movie file would be appreciated.

Another issue with scripts scanning local network files, is that a UNC path like
\\media1\movies\somemovie(2010)\movie.xml
will not work. The server folder has to be mapped to a drive letter like this
S:\somemovie (2010)\movie.xml

If the script function GetDownloadURL returns a UNC path, "http://" is appended to the beginning and the final path will be like this:
http://\\media1\movies\somemovie(2010)\movie.xml

"http://" could be appended by script code if required.

Media Browser import script attached for anyone that wants it.

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Joel


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