Get content info needed when folder already has metadate and pic's?

The logical side of me says the smp should see the info already in the folder and use that instead of needing to get info .

Of course this may not be the case so i figured i ask if it does.

Yes, it will see the XML and JPGs if already provided.

Good to know since grabbing infor for a 1000 movies and 107 tv shows would be some what painful.

No desire to go through the same as the boxee where it takes 24 hours or more.