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doveman
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PostSubject: Use MC even when movie files are missing   Use MC even when movie files are missing Icon_minitimeWed Jan 27, 2010 4:05 pm

I'd really like to be able to use MC even when the actual .avis are no longer available, because I've archived them to DVD.

That way, I can still access an easily manageable database showing what films I have and can change the fanart if I want (of course I need to keep the .nfo, .tbn .jpg files on my HD, but they're tiny compared to the .avis).

To make this work, I really need to be able to move those small files around as well, because I might have them in a Movies to Burn folder and once I've burnt them, I'd move them to a folder just named Movies.

Perhaps one way to do this would be to do an Update Scan, which would remove the entry for the file in it's original location and then detect the .nfo, .tbn .jpg files in the new location and make an entry using those. Then, if I want to watch a movie that I've archived, I can copy it to that location.
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PostSubject: Re: Use MC even when movie files are missing   Use MC even when movie files are missing Icon_minitimeWed Jan 27, 2010 11:11 pm

This can already be done with rebuild movie db, that is as long as the path where you have stored all the nfo, tbn, and jpg files has been added to MC. The presence of the media file is not required after it has been scraped.

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doveman
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PostSubject: Re: Use MC even when movie files are missing   Use MC even when movie files are missing Icon_minitimeWed Jan 27, 2010 11:45 pm

That's excellent. MC's even more useful than I thought Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Use MC even when movie files are missing   Use MC even when movie files are missing Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2010 1:19 am

What some of us have done for our DVD's is something like this....

http://billyad2000.darkbb.com/feature-requests-f4/dvd-database-offline-movie-collections-t743.htm


Ideally the video would show which Disk the DVD is on, but that requires the creation of a new avi for each DVD.....possible but a little time consuming.....

For me the video is fine since my DVD's a alphabetically order on my shelves...

Perhaps down the track it will be an option in MC if we could get all the required freeware together for Billy to handle that.

One other thing I did was add 'DVD' to the end of all my movie titles so when in MC or XBMC I know which are DVD's & which are not.

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PostSubject: Re: Use MC even when movie files are missing   Use MC even when movie files are missing Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2010 1:52 am

Yeah, creating videos is a bit too time consuming for me.

I mostly use MediaPortal for watching videos anyway, so will be using MC more as a movie database. I guess I could add 'offline' to my movie titles, like you've added 'DVD'. Perhaps a field in MC to allow us to enter a disc name to help us find which disc our AVIs are on would be useful? If one day MC could auto-generate an avi showing that disc name, that would be awesome.
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