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Development / Re: Picture export
« on: March 24, 2016, 10:09:24 am »
Time has passed since I used PVD the last time... But I think you have to restrict the entries via search function. All entries visible will be exported wether marked or not.

Feature Suggestions / Re: Gratitude List
« on: August 19, 2015, 08:40:49 am »

Feature Suggestions / Re: Mass Editor: Adding instead of replacing
« on: August 21, 2013, 02:21:41 pm »
I can support that request. I like the idea too.

Scripts and Templates / Re: Import from XBMC/MovPicNFO .nfo XML-File
« on: August 21, 2013, 02:15:59 pm »
There are slight differences between XBMC and MovPicNFO. E.g. the genre tag. I will adapt the script to meet your requirements and I am going to post it here as a separate version in case somebody else has the same needs. I will provide a solution for folder.jpg as well.

Just give me a week or two as I am suffering of heavy overdose of business workload at the moment.


Support / Re: PVD and MediaPortal MovingPictures
« on: July 30, 2013, 06:52:40 pm »
I am planning to migrate to myFilms. But I started with MovingPictures and had to get the data from MovingPictures to import in PVD. So I developed this solution. PVD is the leading system now. Having the all data stored locally in folders together with the movies has the advantage of having the data available independent of any database. By the way, I am still using MovingPictures as I haven't found the time to implement myFilms because of business matters.

Support / Re: IMDB all fields empty
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:26:05 pm »
Yeah, TMDB ist the one I use as well, because I think it is the best one. It has posters in different languages and standard format is 1500 x 1000. One can find backdrops (screenshots) as well.

Support / Re: IMDB all fields empty
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:29:50 pm »
Works fine on Window 7 Professional and Ultimate on several PCs of mine. Have you tried to run PVD in portable mode? To do this execute the batch file "portable.bat" in the program folder or use parameter "-portable".

Support / Re: IMDB all fields empty
« on: June 22, 2013, 10:35:07 am »
I don't see a Recompile Scripts anywhere.

On the screenshot you provided it is the button on the lower right...

Support / Re: How to group movies?
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:01:18 am »
I will have a look next week.

Support / Re: IMDB all fields empty
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:59:51 am »
First thing that puzzles me is that your log is empty. Did you clear the log before trying to import the movie data or was it empty from the beginning? Does it fill up when you press "Recompile scripts"?

Support / Re: MOVIES.PVD won't open
« on: June 17, 2013, 03:12:05 pm »
You are welcome!

Support / Re: How to group movies?
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:22:14 am »
I really would be very welcome assistance in modernizing existing and new scripts.

OK. I would personally like to start with a TMDB person script. IMDB person script works well but TMDB has better pictures. TMDB has an API, but Version 3.0 only works with JSON. As I haven't used JSON before I do not know what that means for the script (I just had to learn pascal to write my first PVD script ;)). Has anyone got any ideas? API Version 2.1 will be shut down in September.

Any other scripts that need to be modernized or created?


Support / Re: MOVIES.PVD won't open
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:12:42 am »
Click with right mouse button on the .pvd file and choose menu entry "properties". On the upcoming popup window, the second tab should be something like security. Set the authorizations for the .pvd database accordingly and you should be able to access the file again.

Support / PVD and MediaPortal MovingPictures
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:24:14 am »
This is going to be a little guide for people using the MediaPortal extension Moving Pictures.

  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • Export from Moving Pictures
  • Import to PVD
  • Export from PVD
  • Import to Moving Pictures
  • Conclusion
Using MediaPortal on my HTPC I liked the extension Moving Pictures for the beginning. Building the movie database I followed Lehmden’s manual (german only). Now I have a nice collection of movies easy accessible. But I wanted to have the possibility to create lists, do mass updates, have informations about the actors and so on. So I decided to move to PVD as primary tool. What I needed was the means to get the data out of Moving Pictures into PVD and back into Moving Pictures again. I the next chapters I describe how this can be accomplished.


Export from Moving Pictures
There is a tool called MovPicNFO that creates XBMC like XML files with the same name as the movie filename and the extension .nfo in the movie folder. This file follows XBMC definition but is not exactly the XBMC format.  MovPicNFO can also export posters and backdrops (screenshots) as well as the watched status. But remember that Moving Pictures has only one poster and one backdrop so it is better if all images are already in the movie folder like stated in the prerequisites.

Import to PVD
To import the movie data proceed as followed:

Export from PVD

Import to Moving Pictures
To import the movie metadata in Moving Pictures, the XBMC scraper has to be used as described in Lehmden’s manual. The watched status can be imported using MovPicNFO.

Thanks to the powerful customization features of PVD I have created a solution to seamlessly integrate PVD in my existing home theater landscape with the method I described above. PVD is now my primary tool to manage my movie collection. The interface to my media portal is realized via local files. They serve as a database independent backup as well. As the pictures are saved locally too, I do not have to import them in PVD which keeps my PVD database small.
The mentioned scripts and templates may have to be adapted to your situation as I have used some user defined fields.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Scripts and Templates / Export Template: watched status as XML file
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:06:52 am »
Attached is a little template to export the watched status of each movie to a locally saved Moving Pictures compatible XML file.

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New version.

Template now creates files that have the same name as the movie file. A second template is included in the .zip file that additionally exports all pictures.

Support / Re: How to group movies?
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:56:14 am »
I have this on my TODO list.

This is very good to hear.

Do not know when I get to it thou.

Well, sooner would be better than later  ;D ;D

Let me know, if I could provide any assistence. I am an application programmer so I know what I am talking about.

Support / Re: Organize files / How to move videos to separate folders
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:50:16 am »
I will provide such a possibility in the next update.

Thanks nostra, that would be cool.

For the meantime I have found a workaround:

1.) A little program called file2foldergui which is freeware
2.) A mighty renamig tool called Peter's Flexible Renaming Kit (PFrank) which is also freeware. The regex search pattern is
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(?Bx)(.*)(\..*)$ and the replace pattern
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Support / Re: Update custom items
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:10:54 am »
Since PVD file is Firebird database, one can use a GUI tool to open PVD file and execute SQL command(s) against database to modify data in DB.

1) GUI tool: FirebirdMaestro (Flamerobin didn't work for me)
2) SQL command: INSERT INTO CUSTOM_VALUES_SHORTSTR VALUES(cmfid,mid,'custom value');

Firebird Maestro is commercial software and costs 99$ for non commercial use. This is a little bit too expensive just to have a look inside the PVD database.

Support / How to group movies?
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:17:05 am »
The series and episodes feature is really helpful when dealing with real series. But what about movies like James Bond? If you use the series function, you could group the James Bond movies but you will loose the links in the filmography of the actors. For series one maintains the actors on series level not on episode level. But for James Bond movies this is not very usefull as we have different actors in every movie.

One could use a group field as described by But then one has to show all films grouped. The ones that do not belong to a set of movies will all be in one group (with empty group field). If you put the title in the group field for those movies not belonging in a set, you will receive a folder for every movie containing only one film. Not very sophisticated either.

I would like to have the possibility to keep the links to the actors filmography for episodes at least for manually added actors. Or a group field that groups sets of movies like series.

But maybe I have missed something and there is already an elegant solution for my problem. Can anybody help?


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