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PostSubject: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:58 pm

Changes for new version 3.154

  • Bugfix - <sortorder> tag changed to <sorttitle> xbmc does not recognise sortorder
  • Bugfix - Wrong medianfo.dll was included in distribution resulting in incorrect tags
  • Bugfix - Unhandled exception when using the "Change Movie" option
  • Bugfix - When searching for new movies Google was used to find the IMDB ID, this is very accurate, but it seems that google blocks a user after a certain number of searches (In my case it was about 350), this also resulted in no nfo being returned for a movie. This new build limits the ammount of google searches to 50, any more than that will use IMDB's own search engine.
  • Bugfix - Renaming a movie would list movie as starting "The title" instead of "title, The"
  • Bugfix - Filters are disabled when searching for movies missing fanart or posters, the filters were not re-enabled
  • Bugfix - Batch wizard had several issues that have been fixed.
  • Change - min resolution without scrollbars changed to 998x580
  • Change - Scrollbars limited to info tab so that navigation remains
  • Change - blank media nfo tags are no longer added to the nfo file
  • Change - Button added to copy title to sorttitle tag
  • Added - Episode screenshots can now be rescraped or created using ffmpeg, the tab appears when browsing episodes
  • Added - facility to rebuild all nfo files, this is useful in such instances where there there is a problem with the tags, for example, the <sortorder> tag, or blank media nfo tags. Using this option will load each nfo and save it to current parameters. The option is located in the drop down movie menu\Rebuild Movie nfo files.


Updated build on 12th November 09 to include the fixed imdb library, imdb.dll can be downloaded seperately from here

Download Version 3.154
FFmpeg is included in the archive, be sure to also replace the other files, a couple of the other libraries have also been updated.

Just overwrite the previous version, ( the config will remain compatible only if you are upgrading from version 3.xxx).[b]

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:57 pm

Did the sort by date added go bad for anyone else in this version? Also, at the bottom of my screen I see something that says Label 79 to the left of the play trailer button.

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:11 pm

Nevermind on the sort order. I forgot I did a batch update on all the NFO's. I do still see that Label 79 though. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:45 pm

J_K_M_A_N wrote:
I do still see that Label 79 though. :)J_K_M_A_N

LOL, If you resize the form label79 shows the form resolution, it was just for personal reference and I forgot to remove it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:30 am

Ok a couple of things....

i. I think that the automatic & manual creation of the sort order tag should account for leading word's like "The".
ii. The Sort order buttons status is not returned on running MC again.
iii. The word Runtime: covers part of the Cert text box
iv. Unlike the TV shows, you can't right click & choose "Open File" to manually inspect the nfo - Generally the Movies & TvShow menus need to be more standardised between each other I think.
v. When sorting by Rating, perhaps the rating can be added on infront of the title to make it easier to see what movies have what ratings...
vi. Do you think that the preferences window rather than being a seperate window could be incorporated like the movie & TV Shows tabs?
vii. Would it be possible to have a sort order by running time? Again in front of the Title - spaced to allow 999 minutes (seconds are probably not required to be displayed)

With regards to not having enough realestate for more buttons I find that I have sufficent for another row, if I want to display the full title & year of movies like...

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Also I noticed that when clicking on the Title, it changes to be without the year - is that intentional? PS it allowed me to copy the title above easily though which is good. PS - I worked it out....it allows me to rename the movie title! LOL

I think that will do for now, Smile, cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:07 pm

StormyKnight wrote:
Ok a couple of things....

i. I think that the automatic & manual creation of the sort order tag should account for leading word's like "The".
ii. The Sort order buttons status is not returned on running MC again.
iii. The word Runtime: covers part of the Cert text box
iv. Unlike the TV shows, you can't right click & choose "Open File" to manually inspect the nfo - Generally the Movies & TvShow menus need to be more standardised between each other I think.
v. When sorting by Rating, perhaps the rating can be added on infront of the title to make it easier to see what movies have what ratings...
vi. Do you think that the preferences window rather than being a seperate window could be incorporated like the movie & TV Shows tabs?
vii. Would it be possible to have a sort order by running time? Again in front of the Title - spaced to allow 999 minutes (seconds are probably not required to be displayed)

With regards to not having enough realestate for more buttons I find that I have sufficent for another row, if I want to display the full title & year of movies like...

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Also I noticed that when clicking on the Title, it changes to be without the year - is that intentional? PS it allowed me to copy the title above easily though which is good. PS - I worked it out....it allows me to rename the movie title! LOL

I think that will do for now, Smile, cheers.

(i) Since XBMC and MC both do this automatically, this is not neccesary
(ii) I will add an option to restore the option when the program is started
(iii)Adjusted for the next build
(iv)This will be updated for the next build
(v)Maybe, it would be more consistant to maybe have the rating in brackets after the movie, instead of the year.
(vi)This will happen once i'm clear in my mind about exactly how this will work , the current preferences are messy, just trying to get up the motivation to change it, this is for me the worst kind of programming, pretty boring. I am thinking a general preferences on the primary tab, next to Movies and TV Shows, the Movie tab panel could have another preferences that affect movies and the TV Shows tab also having its own preferences tab. Maybe movies and tv shows could have a seperate tab for folders.
(vii)I will look into it, maybe with the runtime in brackets instead of the year.

As for the size of the left hand panel, I also have it wider than default, but I also have to consider people with lower resolution monitors. While it is not much of an issue if the title of some movies is a little off screen, the controls must remain visible.

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:56 am

billyad2000 wrote:
StormyKnight wrote:

i. I think that the automatic & manual creation of the sort order tag should account for leading word's like "The".
(i) Since XBMC and MC both do this automatically, this is not neccesary

Yes the titles are sorted correctly by the sort order tag, but I think that the auto creation button (the down arrow) should move the "The" to the end by default so that the "The" movies don't all end up in the "T"s...

XBMC & MC in this mode should sort by the tag as it is & not apply any rules to it since afterall the 'sort order' should be the sort order - end of story, my only issue is in creating the sort order tag, I think the "The"'s & the "A"'s should move to the end of the sort order tag by default. Otherwise, people will have to manually rename all those tags to achieve that goal...

Thanks

PS with regards to adding data to the front or end of the title, thge front would be Ok but the resulting information would not be columnised (I think thats the word). In front & spaced correctly, all the durations for example would list under each other & it would be much easier to locate the threshold movie....

When you think about it, once you sort a list, the information you are sorting by is the most important to display, in the above case the movie title becomes secondary....
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PostSubject: error during scrape   Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:54 am

i noticed a problem on new version.

after upgrading to 3.154

i click on sort by file name and date added
then click on search new movies
1 shows up with no info (0000) at end of title.
I then hilight the movie and click on change movie
find it on imdb and click on go then i get an error

error encountered see debug file:


Starting Rescrape

Deleting existing poster and backdrops

Clearing current movie details

Scraping Movie Body with settings:
tt0806027
http://www.imdb.com/


System.Xml.XmlException: The 'p' start tag on line 8 does not match the end tag of 'genre'. Line 8, position 13.
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowTagMismatch(NodeData startTag)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseEndElement()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.LoadNode(Boolean skipOverWhitespace)
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.LoadDocSequence(XmlDocument parentDoc)
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.Load(XmlDocument doc, XmlReader reader, Boolean preserveWhitespace)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(XmlReader reader)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.LoadXml(String xml)
at Media_Companion.Form1.Button21_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)

End of log

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:55 am

@ Hanson

Changes have been made at imdb which make the scraper not work. Billy plans to have a fix up tomorrow.

See this post.

http://billyad2000.darkbb.com/bug-discussion-f3/change-movie-error-log-t755.htm
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:46 am

... latest version is V3.156....unfortunately if someone posts in an older version it gets put to the top of the list possibly causing people to download that version thinking it is the latest one..... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:42 am

StormyKnight wrote:
... latest version is V3.156....unfortunately if someone posts in an older version it gets put to the top of the list possibly causing people to download that version thinking it is the latest one..... Sad

Nope 3.154 is the latest, although I did notice the problem you mention, to stop the issue of older builds being placed at the top I removed announcement status from all but the current build

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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:00 pm

billyad2000 wrote:
StormyKnight wrote:
... latest version is V3.156....unfortunately if someone posts in an older version it gets put to the top of the list possibly causing people to download that version thinking it is the latest one..... Sad

Nope 3.154 is the latest, although I did notice the problem you mention, to stop the issue of older builds being placed at the top I removed announcement status from all but the current build

Woops Shocked My shortcut to MC says V3.1.56 ......so I know which version I'm up to....unfortunately.....its incorrect Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:45 am

parsing an apostrophe comes acrosse as &apos;
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:47 am

ltloopy wrote:
parsing an apostrophe comes acrosse as &apos;

I'm getting the same error.
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PostSubject: Re: New Release Media Companion gen2 3.154   Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:57 pm

All - just a reminder on posting in the proper forums. It makes it easier if we keep the bug discussion in the right forum with the right heading for the version and issue you are experiencing (read Sticky).

Billy - perhaps you should lock the Annoucements for yourself?
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