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PostSubject: New Version 2.085   Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:11 pm

Changes Since Version 2.079

Fixed - System.NullreferenceExeption when the program tries to display a just generated nfo for "XIII"

Fixed - XIII is displayed in the List (Movie Title) as "XIII"

Fixed - Movie Title WALL-E is being scraped & displayed as WALL&# 183;E

Fixed - Fanart displays even if the preference "Use available fanart for background" was unchecked

Fixed - Fanart would still download even if the preference "Scrape Fanart for Movies" was unchecked

Fixed - During an automatic movie scan the movie.tbn file would download the previously scanned movies fanart.


Improvements :-
The IMDB Title Scraper has been tweaked and should be more likely to get the correct movie, especially if the year is included in the filename.

The Internet Movie Poster Awards Scraper has been tweaked to allow for much greater accuracy. The scraper first attempts a search using the IMDB returned title and date, if it returns a valid url then this is used, if not then the search is repeated without the date. This method returns a much greater percentage of correct movie posters. This also applies to the movie poster browser.

You may have noticed in the last couple of versions that an option has been added to list the movies by either Title or Filename/Foldername, whatever this is set at when you close the program is now saved as a preference.


For your Information, I have tested the following with Media Companion 2.085, this list includes a number of random titles, movies with remakes and movies that people have reported issues with.

Using filenames

10,000 BC.avi
11_14.avi
310 to Yuma.avi
2001- A Space Odyssey.avi
Batman (1989).avi
Batman Begins.avi
Batman(1966).avi
Bug (2006).avi
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).avi
Crash (2004).avi
Dark Knight.avi
Definitely Maybe.avi
Don't come knocking.avi
Father of the Bride (1950).avi
Father of the Bride (1991).avi
fun with dick and jane (1977).avi
fun with dick and jane (2005).avi
Ghostbusters.avi
Ice Age The Meltdown.avi
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).avi
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).avi
Jackie Brown.DVDRip.cd1.avi
Jackie Brown.DVDRip.cd2.avi
mamma cd1 mia.avi
mamma cd2 mia.avi
Outpost (2008).avi
Planet of the Apes (1968).avi
Planet of the Apes (2001).avi
Road House 2 - Last Call (2006).avi
Short Circuit(1986).avi
Snow Angels (2007).avi
Superman.avi
The Art of Travel (2008).avi
The Goonies.avi
The Ladykillers (2004).avi
The Ladykillers [1955].avi
TMNT (2007).ogm
Wall-E.avi
XIII.avi

All but XIII.avi returned the correct movie details, fanart when available and poster (most from Internet Movie Poster Awards)
XIII returns a blank nfo file, the reason for this is that IMDB flags it as a TV miniseries. I deliberately filter those out of the search results for purposes of accuracy. It should be noted that a blank nfo file is created for XIII.avi and it can be manually scraped without issue.
The multi-part movies in the above list only scraped once and returned fanart and posters usinf the correct stack names.


Using Folder Names :-

Movies\12 Monkeys\VIDEO_TS\VIDE0_TS.IFO
Movies\50 First Dates\ergergregerg.avi
Movies\Brazil\rgrwgrwehgweg.mpeg
Movies\Rocky\hgerge944.avi
Movies\The Detanotor\test.avi
Movies\Immortel (ad vitam)\regfrewg.avi
Movies\As Good As It Gets\gfyufyuf.avi
Movies\Hancock\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO

Movies\You, Me and Dupree (2006)\wewegwega.avi
Movies\You, Me and Dupree (2006)\wewegwegb.avi

Movies\The Dark Knight\fqef cd1.avi
Movies\The Dark Knight\fqef cd2.avi

The above all scraped 100% correctly, with the bottom 2 correctly identifying that they were multipart movies.



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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.085   Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:41 pm

Works great, so far no problems :-)
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PostSubject: stacking fanart and posters   Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:24 am

I read there are new stack names beeing used for fanart and posters in XBMC. Do you know where I can read up on that?

If I let your program make all changes, what will change exactly?

What's the last version of XBMC media companion that doesn't use the new stacking? It's just that I don't know how to compile the latest XBMC builds myself. But I would still love to use this great media companion program.

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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.085   Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:10 pm

http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=Thumbnails#Video_Thumbnails

Best latest XBMC build is compiled by T3CH, you can find it with Google.
http://www.google.com
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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.085   Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:28 am

T3CH have their own website, http://t3ch.yi.se/

Love the latest median companion. Only disappointment is i have made two donations and written to author thanking him and suggested a few possible ideas and never a response. Kinda rude when asking people to donate mate you cant take two seconds to say thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.085   Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:30 pm

tt4079 wrote:
T3CH have their own website, http://t3ch.yi.se/

Love the latest median companion. Only disappointment is i have made two donations and written to author thanking him and suggested a few possible ideas and never a response. Kinda rude when asking people to donate mate you cant take two seconds to say thanks.

My apologies over that, donations are always much appreciated and you have been very generous. I have had some serious problems with spam in my email account since I had it linked on the MC home page, I have on some days recieved 200+ emails, and that isn't including the junk mail, and since I don't always get chance to check my emails every day it was unmanageable. To solve this you may have noticed that the link to my email has been removed from the website completely and I have added a new email address to my paypal account.

As for your feature suggestions i do think very seriously about all ideas passed on to me. At times it does take me time to respond, I get literally dozens of requests every day, and it isn't always easy to see that the donation and the requests are from the same person.

From today, anybody who makes a donation should PM me on this forum at which point they will be granted the Rank of "Media Companion Supporter", this rank will be plainly visible for everybody to see. In addition to this I assure you that people posting with that rank would certainly gain higher consideration when it comes to problems and feature requests.

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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.085   Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:42 am

Cool. And I urge everyone who uses this program to make donations. Using the latest xbmc with pm3hd theme looks amazing when using the artwork downloaded by media companion. Everytime I add a new series of shows to xbmc and I cant help thinking wow, how good does that look and I really do not know of any commercial software that does half as good a job.
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