I have a NAS connected to my WD, the share that I connect is writable by the WD. I turned on media library and it started writing all these .xml and .metathumb files to my share. This clutters everything up somewhat. When I browse the share now on other devices there are tonnes of files that are irrelevant.
I tried something different and put each movie into it’s own folder, so the little files would all be in the folder too. Instead of 1 file per movie, I would now have 1 folder per movie. This fixed that problem, however when browsing movies in the mode where you can see plot etc on the screen as you scroll, you don’t see this now, you just see an image and you have to click in to the folder to see the rest of the stuff. Defeats the purpose of media library, may as well not use it.
Does anyone have a solution for this? Do you all just put up with the extra files everywhere?
1 other question, which I think is a bug I found. I name my movies with the year on there, in cases like Italian Job or Death at a Funeral, there are multiple versions so year is required to make the name unique. Quite often this will stuff up the media library scanner. Every time I try and lookup the info from flixster manually and type the movie name in, it doesn’t work. It just tells me to choose from a list of irrelevant movies that aren’t even like what i typed in. It will always show the last item successfully scanned. I’ve tried typing in gibberish or even something I know it can find, still just shows the last found item.