Like a lot of people I’ve identified that it’s very boring and time-consuming using the WDTVLH to Get Content Info! Looking around here I see talk of:
- WDTV Live Hub XML-Editor by “Frillen” - Creates movie metadata from scratch
- wdtvlivemetadataloader by "the_roggy" - Gets its data from themoviedb.org
- WDTVMetaDataEditor by "taranu" - Gets its data from iMDb / Amazon
- WDTVHubGen by “NoSlack913” - Gets its data from MovieDB.org and TVDB.org
- ThumbGen - Looks to be more graphics oriented but can possibly generate .xml too? (I don’t like installing stuff just to look-see).
- Media Center Master - Apparently produces xml incompatible with WDTVLH
Apologies if I’ve missed some (stunning) tool by someone - I appreciate the time/effort that goes into such; thank you.
Anyway, basically I’m after something simple just to generate the .xml and .jpg - I’d prefer it to get data from iMDb. Hence I’ve installed WDTVMetaDataEditor. Note - not using iMDb isn’t an absolute show-stopper!
Q0 - What do you folks do - what do you find simplest, easiest, and just works?
Q1 - Can ThumbGen do what I want?
Q2 - Is there any (simple) tool that I’ve missed?
Q3 - My most important question! I’ve told WDTVMetaDataEditor which folders to search down, but it stubbornly refuses to list any movies. I’ve got both .avi and .mkv file types. There are no error messages; nothing. Has anyone else had this problem - how did you fix it please?
Q4 - I’ve seen a comment from “TonyPh12345” saying “User-sourced XML isn’t entirely imported into the Media Library” and “Using Get Content Info *does* import all the data into the Media Library”. If your user-sourced xml is in place and you “Clear Media Library” so it then re-builds, does this have the effect of importing all the user-sourced xml?