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Windows 7: Multiple OS One Media Library - Metadata Conflicts?

02 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Multiple OS One Media Library - Metadata Conflicts?


I have 4 OS on my PC, one Windows 7 as default which I use almost exclusively, a second Windows 7 for the troublesome times my default gives me, a third Windows 7 for experimenting with and a W8 for exploration into what's next.

And I only have Movie partition that I share between them.

I don't have an extensive collection of movies at all but enough (around 30+) that I really would like to get the Windows Media Center Metadata to work properly once and for all!!!

The one thing that I am looking for is that the movies be display properly under Genres in the Movie section of WMC.

Most of my movies only show under the genre "Other". This is annoying since I've spent a lot of time trying to get Yammm, Media Center Master and now "My Movies" to work in generating the appropriate Metadata so the movies will display where I want them to.

My question first is does anyone know of a sure way to make Windows Media Center work properly more than not in displaying movies under the right genres?

Second, am I going to have an on going conflict between each OS trying to make Metadata for a common Media source between them? Should I be concerned about this or no? Is there a way to make it work anyhow?

Third, Windows Media Center, Yammm, My Movies, etc. each makes there own Metadata Cache in separate locations. Yammm, My movies, etc. also include metadata.xml files in the separate movie folders independent of the Cache folders.

If I want to fix any of these metadata errors by deleting the caches allowing the caches to be automatically rebuilt do I need to delete all caches from each program on each OS and also the individual movie folders common to all OS's where Yammm, My Movies, etc, also make metadata.xml files?

Has anyone experienced this kind of issue and dealt with it successfully?

I am willing to delete all the caches on all OSs plus the metadata.xml files in the movie folders common to all OS's.

I'm just hoping to get any advice from someone that may have done this or knows of a better way to get Windows Media Center Metadata to display movies under the right genres.

Anyone, any help will be good. Thanks.


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