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PostSubject: New Version 2.102   Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:12 pm

Lots of changes for this build.

  • Genre Filter Has Been Re-writter, now includes all IMDB filters, aswell as capability of searching by Year or Year Range.
  • Searches Can Now Be Performed by Actor, click the Magnifying Glass next to the Actor Name to list all the movies with that actor.
  • Double Clicking a fanart in the browser now opens the fullsize fanart in the window and displays the resolution, much like the poster browser.
  • An option has been added in the Scraper Preferences to limit the number of actors scraped from IMDB as some movies have 100s and as has been pointed out most of those are bit part extras, and are not really needed.
  • An option has been added to the Scraper Preferences to replace the MPAA certification with the local certificate rating on IMDB, this would be for example, from The Dark Knight,
    The MPAA is :- Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.
    but the UK rating would be :- 12A
    or the USA rating eould be :- PG13
  • The Program Close Dialogue only appears if the program is busy scraping.
  • The Edit Movie dialogue only appears if there are changes that would be lost.
  • After Scraping New Movies then a checkbox is created that allows only Movies added during the current session to be listed.
  • In an effort to speed up movie browsing I have added to the General Options the ability to disable downloading actor thumbs (The thumbs are still included in the .nfo, just not displayed in MC)
  • An option has been added to the General Options to rename existing, none compliant .nfo files to .info
  • An option has been added to the General Options to check for IMDB ID in none compliant .nfo files
  • An option has been added to the Scraper Options to disable the Output Logs.

  • Warning
    The Delete Button has been re-written and can now delete all files relating to a movie to the re-cycle bin. A dialogue opens listing all the to delete and these can be unchecked if you wish. For DVD Folders, and people Using Folder Mode then the folder can also be deleted.

    As i've said in other threads I am not entirely happy creating a feature that could potentially delete peoples files and while it works ok with my config I would like this to be thoroughly tested, perhaps with dummy files by people with a wide variety of setups
    Feedback on this feature would be appreciated

  • An experimental feature has been added to the TV Show Editor that allows custom thumbnails to be created using ffmpeg.exe, i've included this file in the download. At the moment an screen shot is grabbed from 20 seconds into the Media FIle. If this works as expected I will expand the feature to include a setting that controls how long into a file to grab the screenshow and maybe to create a screenshot when scraping if no thumb exists on TVDB
  • A download progress bar has been added to the download trailer function
  • "." is now replaced with " "(space) when searching IMDB


Main Bugfixes
  • Fanart was still scraped when disabled in the preferences
  • Unhandled Exception was Raised if if folders are missing (ie disconnected removable drives, offline mapped drives, etc)
  • Missing last episode in TV season list
  • Newline in the plot information will now be encoded to "& # x A ;" This is only for movies at present. Old style will now load properly into MC although it will need to be resaved to keep complience with XBMC
  • "http://" added to trailer URLs
  • Saving Cropped Posters was Broke
  • Entering Poster URL Manually was broke, this has been moved to the poster browser window.


Download Version 2.102


I am aware that people are having issues with the TV Show, and episode handling, once i'm happy there have been no major issues added in this version then I am going to look at the tv show handler. I am thinking at the moment that a complete re-write would be most beneficial.

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PostSubject: re: Delete Button   Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:04 am

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Warning
The Delete Button has been re-written and can now delete all files relating to a movie to the re-cycle bin. A dialogue opens listing all the to delete and these can be unchecked if you wish. For DVD Folders, and people Using Folder Mode then the folder can also be deleted.

As i've said in other threads I am not entirely happy creating a feature that could potentially delete peoples files and while it works ok with my config I would like this to be thoroughly tested, perhaps with dummy files by people with a wide variety of setups
Feedback on this feature would be appreciated

Well, I can say I'm not happy with this feature as I just got bit by it. I upgraded from 2.085 to 2.121 and didn't read the release notes from every new version, until now. I deleted a few movies because they weren't scraped correctly and when I went to re-scan, they weren't coming back in. Now I realise that I deleted the .avi file as well as the media companion files. Obviously I should have paid closer attention to the files listed in the dialogue, but I certainly wasn't expecting it to delete the actual movie.

I don't know who would have asked for this type of feature, but I would expect a program like this to only affect the files that it creates, not my existing data. I will still use it, because i thoroughly enjoy the functionality, but I do feel this feature should be removed or at the least made toggleable in preferences with the default to off.
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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.102   Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:25 am

khaoohs wrote:

I don't know who would have asked for this type of feature, but I would expect a program like this to only affect the files that it creates, not my existing data.

I agree with you... However your files should be in the recycle bin (cross fingers).
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PostSubject: Re: New Version 2.102   Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:23 pm

khaoohs wrote:
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Warning
The Delete Button has been re-written and can now delete all files relating to a movie to the re-cycle bin. A dialogue opens listing all the to delete and these can be unchecked if you wish. For DVD Folders, and people Using Folder Mode then the folder can also be deleted.

As i've said in other threads I am not entirely happy creating a feature that could potentially delete peoples files and while it works ok with my config I would like this to be thoroughly tested, perhaps with dummy files by people with a wide variety of setups
Feedback on this feature would be appreciated

Well, I can say I'm not happy with this feature as I just got bit by it. I upgraded from 2.085 to 2.121 and didn't read the release notes from every new version, until now. I deleted a few movies because they weren't scraped correctly and when I went to re-scan, they weren't coming back in. Now I realise that I deleted the .avi file as well as the media companion files. Obviously I should have paid closer attention to the files listed in the dialogue, but I certainly wasn't expecting it to delete the actual movie.

I don't know who would have asked for this type of feature, but I would expect a program like this to only affect the files that it creates, not my existing data. I will still use it, because i thoroughly enjoy the functionality, but I do feel this feature should be removed or at the least made toggleable in preferences with the default to off.

I was one of those that wanted that feature. Guess we all use media companion in different ways but it goes to show, already read the release notes. A lesson for us all.
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