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Ability to use existing Actor images from MCM/MB with XBMC #780

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psouza4 opened this issue Jul 24, 2015 · 14 comments
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Ability to use existing Actor images from MCM/MB with XBMC #780

psouza4 opened this issue Jul 24, 2015 · 14 comments

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

Originally reported on Google Code with ID 780

I have a LOT of actor images that I got using MCM or from a zip file that I got from
a forum somewhere else, i would like MCM to be able to utilise those images when you
tell it to generate XBMC info.

Ideally a sym link in the Media folder for the artist pointing to the location set
in MCM & "artist_name" then they would all be in the same place like present and would
save duplications :P

Not sure if that would work, but it would be nice :D

Anyway the ability for MCM to get/use actor images with XBMC. 

Reported by mad3813 on 2011-09-25 19:14:11

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

I would like actor information exportable to be read by XBMC as well.  Please add this
feature!

Reported by HaiDoan on 2012-10-18 00:07:49

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

+1 for this feature. Don't let down XBMC users

Reported by chakhdin on 2012-11-20 08:35:12

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

I am a newly paid member and everything seems fab - would be helpful though to enhance
MCM - which is a great product) with actor crew director so on in thwe movie folder
where xbmc can read it

thanks Peter

Reported by john.critchley.home%ntlworld.com@gtempaccount.com on 2012-11-21 12:24:59

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

It looks like if you save the actor thumbs in a .actor folder in each movie, then XBMC
will pick it up.

Reported by Ludespeedny on 2013-04-19 13:11:06

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

You can use XBMC to fetch all the actors thumbs and it will "as you said" make a folder
named .actor

Would be nice that either MCM making those folders or fetch what XBMC already had done.

Just my two cents.

Reported by johann.valdimarsson on 2013-04-22 07:15:59

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

no actually you can't. If you store your meta locally and use NFO files, it will only
fetch the data from those files and will not update any missing fields. The only way
to get it to update is skip using the NFO (which negates even using the program) or
manually refreshing the movie info from the internet and telling it to not use local
data. Which is basically the same as above.

Reported by Ludespeedny on 2013-04-22 13:33:58

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

As long as the folder you have set under (Application -> Settings & Preferences -> Store
actor and crew thumbnails in:) is set to a folder that XBMC can see and you have Download
cast thumbnails on the Movies tab checked XBMC should use the images already. However
it doesn't work for TV Shows as MCM doesn't support or download cast images for TV
Shows it also doesn't get the actors roles even though the info and images are also
available on theTVdb.com.

Reported by zaide@zaidesthings.com on 2013-09-13 10:24:01

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

This doesn't work for me. My setup is MCM on desktop and XBMC on separate media center
(ubuntu). XBMC can "see" the folder but the path in the NFO file is for Windows and
not  a path XBMC can understand. How do I update all those NFO files with a path XBMC
will recongize? Other paths seem to be relative, such as fanart, backdrop, trailer,
etc, and I think why only actor images are not resolved. Could there be an additional
path option for input under the settings that would allow this type of path to populated
the nfo file - 
smb://ip_address/sharename
Maybe there is a simpler solution, not sure. 

Reported by maysster on 2013-09-13 22:04:19

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

Mine is set to "\\CHRIS-PC\Artwork\ImagesByName\People"

But at this time all my copies of XMBC are on windows.

When I set it up all I did was copy the old folder to the new location then told MCM
to  "Crate external metadata for all titles" under tools that updated the paths in
all the nfo files. Then you may need to tell XMBC to re-scan, I removed and re-added
the my sources.

Reported by zaide@zaidesthings.com on 2013-09-14 23:29:59

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

you can manually add a path substitution in the advanced settings i've found as a workaround
for kodi/xbmc
just add -

     <pathsubstitution>
           <substitute>
            <from>E:\ImagesByName\People\</from>
            <to>SMB://your.ip.address/ImagesByName/People/</to>
       </substitute>
    </pathsubstitution>

Reported by maysster on 2015-01-15 04:41:33

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

Hi, I tried the pathsubstitution without any luck:
<pathsubstitution>
      <substitute>
       <from>\\192.168.10.78\Download\Xbmc\People\</from>
       <to>smb://192.168.10.78/Download/Xbmc/People/</to>
      </substitute>
  </pathsubstitution>

I would be nice if the function 'export to other metadata format' allowed a samba link
in the 'store actor and crew thumbnails in'. As xbmc often is on linux variants.  Don't
know how much programming it would demand ?
I can see i i add a samba link in 'store actor and crew thumbnails in' it mcm won't
use it for the export, even though it appears in mcm's rededit area.

Reported by muggisan on 2015-02-19 15:20:35

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Jul 24, 2015

Just and update, found a editor program that can batch search and replace text in several
files, so I can change the actor path to a smb:// in the .nfos
So ATM I consider this solved (if what I wrote above succeed)

But still would be nice with the "I would be nice if the function 'export to other
metadata format' allowed a samba link in the 'store actor and crew thumbnails in'.
As xbmc often is on linux variants."
As it is now the MCM is not a 100 % solution out of the box (still a fantastic program!)
, for a xbmc linux based client/ database, with the pathsubstitution somehow failing
in xbmc and smbpath not possible in mcm.

Reported by muggisan on 2015-02-20 11:37:04

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Feb 14, 2018

Media Center Master will now store actor image URLs in the metadata so that they can be exported to Kodi/XBMC without the need to translate local paths.

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@psouza4 psouza4 commented Feb 14, 2018

Released in version 2.18 build 4518.858 (2.18.4518.858).

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