I just got my WD Live SMP hooked up last night and am trying to figure a couple things out with videos and my DVD collection…
I look through the forums and the different theme pictures and all looks most excellent with the background art, cover art, descriptions of the movie, etc etc. However, I’m having trouble figuring out how to get all this to show up??? Seems like all the posts I’ve been reading talk about changing how it looks, etc but not much on just the basics that I’m having trouble with in getting it to even appear. LOL
Basically, I have about 75 ripped DVDs on a network share (computer in other room with external USB drive has these movies). They are laid out on the drive in folders that are the names of the movies with the video_ts, audio_ts sub folders (pretty standard).
I think I have everything set correctly to auto get the metadata. I CAN see the thumbnail image for many of the DVDs. However, when I scroll over the movie, the thumb gets a little bit bigger but in the screen area where you are supposed to see the movie description, actors, rating, etc. it is just BLANK. There is also no background art like I see in many of the different theme’s example pictures. I have looked in the DVD folders and do see two extra files… the metathumb file as well as the xml file. Here is an example of what is in the XML and all looks OK I think…
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> -<details> <genre>Action</genre> <id>94348</id> <imdb_id>tt1712170</imdb_id> <overview>After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.</overview> <year>2012-11-30</year> <runtime>101</runtime> <title>Alex Cross</title> <cast>Rachel Nichols / Tyler Perry / Jean Reno / Matthew Fox / Giancarlo Esposito / Edward Burns / Cicely Tyson / John C. McGinley / Chad Lindberg / Carmen Ejogo / Stephanie Jacobsen</cast> <director>Rob Cohen</director> <trailer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbBkLDBRgo8</trailer> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/pJYwKj1CzodvLMaju2xGZ4yTKSJ.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/fw8p2c4VIJypK7tYBUWyEGVOJ4p.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/4YYOJ6CdTU9Oc1YcrbQ45f89ZNo.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/q6R6QPfcYxuuA5CorPNTEc9fLxw.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/oEj2tpajE5PdTrN0D0oaa8hK8YX.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/4USKVPJ2bEYBktK1ojqE8p53Hfj.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/s46EcIPd2AiAbqUCDGU3VkoRmMw.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/1B0rlA1I1MiMRN7FBjzJiLtRRcd.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/aEec7AmP2bpPVw6rxfEIuTwYEG1.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/9Dsv9Q9LwV99LcP2urh4gHMohCF.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/33OeB0GgIvSwQfAfGReQ883UZMO.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/8pkORJrYe64ZTsRSthKwpv0pKOv.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/j3uW1dqol5GNv1gazvF0eP5oSqp.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/dXaPZA7KUXo8VanzgG9gF3yNz2z.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/aw4VE7dueY6vaW9ZQnbhkenaPMP.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/w3FutlV6PjXUbrkBtnc91sZcltl.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/66ZSf9ta73GcFyaT5lNzCLgROPN.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/cmLiIcBq6MG2lpMc4dueqSa0ayH.jpg</backdrop> <backdrop>http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w1280/yPQdEMUOWCQ6h0zYwtYndGHJnQe.jpg</backdrop> </details>
However, the only thing I can see is the DVD thumb???
How does a person get that data above to show and get the movie collection to look like the example pictures in the themes? I have tried several different themes and all are the same… just thumbs.
I did, in a couple posts I read, get the impression that all this fancy stuff might need to be done manually??? SURELY that is not the case? LOL I’m hoping I’m just missing something simple and you guys can give me some advice