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PostSubject: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:16 pm

Hi,
I'm looking at MC and it seems like a great time/frustration saver for annotating my movie library for XBMC, but I have a few questions:

Because the IMDB scraper in XBMC has been disabled, I created an imdb.nfo file in the folder of each movie, containing only "imdb: <imdb link>". In some folders I have scene .nfo files instead.
As I understand it, MC creates a new XML based .nfo file in each movie's folder, but what does MC do with the existing .nfo's? Are they removed? If they are not, how does XBMC know which one to pick?

Also, should I turn off scraping in XBMC?
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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:52 pm

None XML nfo files such as scene .nfo's are ignored by Media Companion.

If you do a scan then one of two things can happen

Default :- the existing none complent nfo is checked for IMDB ID and overwritten with a compiant XML .nfo
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If you select it in the preferences the file will be renamed with the extension ".info". MC also checks this for an IMDB ID

Taking the IMDB ID from a scene .nfo ensures that the correct movie is scraped

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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:51 pm

billyad2000 wrote:

If you select it in the preferences the file will be renamed with the extension ".info". MC also checks this for an IMDB ID

where exactly do I select this?

and should I leave "update library at startup" on or off?

btw testing it now and it's a great program Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:56 am

I can't find the option to keep my existing nfo's either? I would like the keep my original nfo files or have them renamed. I've noticed so far that the original nfo files get overwritten Sad
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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:15 am

Zoltrix wrote:
I can't find the option to keep my existing nfo's either? I would like the keep my original nfo files or have them renamed. I've noticed so far that the original nfo files get overwritten Sad


Hope this helps Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:30 am

Weird... I've downloaded version 2.085 and I don't have those options, please seen screenshot below:

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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:32 am

Ah... I've just noticed the link in your signature which links to a page with newer versions. I downloaded the version which was listed on the Download page on the main site (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/billy.adamson1/download.htm).
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PostSubject: Re: What does MC do with existing .nfo's?   Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:16 am

Zoltrix wrote:
Ah... I've just noticed the link in your signature which links to a page with newer versions. I downloaded the version which was listed on the Download page on the main site (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/billy.adamson1/download.htm).

I made the same mistake Wink
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