I ‘used’ to have ALL of my movies in their own folder
But now i’ve moved alot of all my movies into one folder, so that my metadata is shown as i scroll through my movies. But i still have all of my DivX movies in their own folders like the destination path i showed above.
I have a Metadata program i downloaded from here that will allow me to scan
and it will put my metadata and dvd covers correctly in folder:
So long as my acual moviename is just movie-name.avi or movie-name (year).avi
It is a little annoying having 75+ movies all in a single folder, because then you also have 75 jpgs and 75 xml’s and when you scroll through them the backdrops do not respond instantly, so sometimes you wind up with downloading a backdrop as you scroll through, that sticks with you for the next 10 movies until it downloads another one that you pass up.
I did like the previous firmware which allowed the metadata to be shown outside the folder, but i truly believe that WD will fix this in the next firmware, or definitely by the one after that. It’s also pretty annoying that the DVD covers do not show next to where the metadata was outside the folder anymore either. I can’t see this being anything other than a bug, as it used to work on the previous firmware, and obviously users would rather see their DVD cover next to the metadata rather than the ‘video picture’ icon that is static there now.
But to answer your question, i was able to create metadata using one of the apps from here for about 75 movies in probably about 3-4 minutes with a single click. The only time metadata isn’t created for a movie, is if there are multiple movies that will return when you do a search such as (3:10 to yuma has an original and a remake, so you would need to enter the year for it to only return the remake from 2002 or whenever it came out) so 310 to yuma(2002).mkv
Other than that, so long as you have your movies named correctly, and a release year it will grab 99.9% of the movies you throw at it. do a search in the forums and try out all the Metadata editors until you find one that best suits your needs as there are more than one.
And to boot, Tony has created a phenominal TV metadata creator which is insanely simple and quick to use, and now allows you to create your own ouput filenames for each episode, so that you do not have to go and rename all your files to match the jpgs and xml’s. Has many indepth options for you to create them entirely how you would like(dvd cover for season jpgs or an episode screenshot, you can choose how the title is named(currently not working due to a bug but will be fixed in future releases) shud you want it to be Season Name Season Episode Number Episode Name
Breaking Bad - Season 3 - Episode 10 - Fly
or if youd just want
Breaking Bad S0E10 - Fly
10 - Fly
You can pick all of that, along with what backdrops etc etc, So please search through the forums as alot of the users here have spent countless hours making apps, and themes to better the lives of all WD HUB users until future firmware updates enter all of the ideas of users into the app, we can rely on doing it ourselves, and the use of applications to do so.