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15 Feb 2010   #101
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Yeah but I'd like it to pull the artwork so it shows up in Media center instead of a big green poster or something.

Will Handbrake pull the artwork?
No copying/encoding software can pull the movie artwork. Either you have to install a media manager in your media center (as wishmaster suggested), or you may download them manually (what I do).

I obtain the movie posters from google search, and place them in a folder where the movie is located, rename the poster as Folder.jpg, and thats all.


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17 Feb 2010   #102

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Yeah but I'd like it to pull the artwork so it shows up in Media center instead of a big green poster or something.

Will Handbrake pull the artwork?
No copying/encoding software can pull the movie artwork. Either you have to install a media manager in your media center (as wishmaster suggested), or you may download them manually (what I do).

I obtain the movie posters from google search, and place them in a folder where the movie is located, rename the poster as Folder.jpg, and thats all.
What else will a media manager do other than grab artwork & info etc?

I'm already using the folder.jpg with the file2folder option, but having to grab artwork & info just seems time consuming if there is a program that will pull all the meta data.
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17 Feb 2010   #103

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Yeah but I'd like it to pull the artwork so it shows up in Media center instead of a big green poster or something.

Will Handbrake pull the artwork?
No copying/encoding software can pull the movie artwork. Either you have to install a media manager in your media center (as wishmaster suggested), or you may download them manually (what I do).

I obtain the movie posters from google search, and place them in a folder where the movie is located, rename the poster as Folder.jpg, and thats all.
What else will a media manager do other than grab artwork & info etc?

I'm already using the folder.jpg with the file2folder option, but having to grab artwork & info just seems time consuming if there is a program that will pull all the meta data.
Did you try YAMMM?
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17 Feb 2010   #104

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post

No copying/encoding software can pull the movie artwork. Either you have to install a media manager in your media center (as wishmaster suggested), or you may download them manually (what I do).

I obtain the movie posters from google search, and place them in a folder where the movie is located, rename the poster as Folder.jpg, and thats all.
What else will a media manager do other than grab artwork & info etc?

I'm already using the folder.jpg with the file2folder option, but having to grab artwork & info just seems time consuming if there is a program that will pull all the meta data.
Did you try YAMMM?
Not yet. I just read the link & it seems promising.

But when do I run this program? Is it something that always runs in the background, or do I have to run it every time I rip a movie?
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17 Feb 2010   #105

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

What else will a media manager do other than grab artwork & info etc?

I'm already using the folder.jpg with the file2folder option, but having to grab artwork & info just seems time consuming if there is a program that will pull all the meta data.
Did you try YAMMM?
Not yet. I just read the link & it seems promising.

But when do I run this program? Is it something that always runs in the background, or do I have to run it every time I rip a movie?
No it installs a service that runs in the background and every time you add a movie it d/l the coverart and metadata, Just make sure the name of the movie is spelled correctly and it will find it. And use that link I gave you earlier in this thread cause the other one hasn't been updated...nevermind here it is again,
mikinhosoft: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager then just use the settings in the "setting up media center library" thread for YAMMM. You'll be all set, never even know it's there till you add a movie.
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17 Feb 2010   #106

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

Did you try YAMMM?
Not yet. I just read the link & it seems promising.

But when do I run this program? Is it something that always runs in the background, or do I have to run it every time I rip a movie?
No it installs a service that runs in the background and every time you add a movie it d/l the coverart and metadata, Just make sure the name of the movie is spelled correctly and it will find it. And use that link I gave you earlier in this thread cause the other one hasn't been updated...nevermind here it is again,
mikinhosoft: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager then just use the settings in the "setting up media center library" thread for YAMMM. You'll be all set, never even know it's there till you add a movie.
Ok nice I'll download that shortly.

What about all of the movies I just ripped with DVDShrink? Will it download all of that stuff?

This works within Media Center right?
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17 Feb 2010   #107

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Not yet. I just read the link & it seems promising.

But when do I run this program? Is it something that always runs in the background, or do I have to run it every time I rip a movie?
No it installs a service that runs in the background and every time you add a movie it d/l the coverart and metadata, Just make sure the name of the movie is spelled correctly and it will find it. And use that link I gave you earlier in this thread cause the other one hasn't been updated...nevermind here it is again,
mikinhosoft: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager then just use the settings in the "setting up media center library" thread for YAMMM. You'll be all set, never even know it's there till you add a movie.
Ok nice I'll download that shortly.

What about all of the movies I just ripped with DVDShrink? Will it download all of that stuff?

This works within Media Center right?
As long as your movies are titled correctly and you tell Yammm what folder to watch for movies, which should also be the same one you tell media center to watch, your media center library will look like this,
So yes it will d/l all the stuff for your movies if it knows where to look for them.


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17 Feb 2010   #108

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

No it installs a service that runs in the background and every time you add a movie it d/l the coverart and metadata, Just make sure the name of the movie is spelled correctly and it will find it. And use that link I gave you earlier in this thread cause the other one hasn't been updated...nevermind here it is again,
mikinhosoft: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager then just use the settings in the "setting up media center library" thread for YAMMM. You'll be all set, never even know it's there till you add a movie.
Ok nice I'll download that shortly.

What about all of the movies I just ripped with DVDShrink? Will it download all of that stuff?

This works within Media Center right?
As long as your movies are titled correctly and you tell Yammm what folder to watch for movies, which should also be the same one you tell media center to watch, your media center library will look like this,
So yes it will d/l all the stuff for your movies if it knows where to look for them.
Ok great so everything seems to have installed properly... where/how do I activate it to download the 50 or so dvds I've ripped recently?

Just turn Media Center on?

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Ok nice I'll download that shortly.

What about all of the movies I just ripped with DVDShrink? Will it download all of that stuff?

This works within Media Center right?
As long as your movies are titled correctly and you tell Yammm what folder to watch for movies, which should also be the same one you tell media center to watch, your media center library will look like this,
So yes it will d/l all the stuff for your movies if it knows where to look for them.
Ok great so everything seems to have installed properly... where/how do I activate it to download the 50 or so dvds I've ripped recently?

Just turn Media Center on?
Hmm ok it seems to have downloaded a bunch of posters, but there are still a lot with out posters. I'm sure there are some it wont find, but things like Alien vs. Predator, Blade, all the Matrix' etc, there are big name movies I have that it didnt download the posters/meta data for?

Also why does my MC look different than yours? I have a break in mine or something & it seems to be a real pain to scroll through?

Is there any way I can set it up to scroll through the movies with the mouse wheel?


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17 Feb 2010   #109

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

This info may be late to the scene but its about Shrink.
DvD Shrink is a dated program, yet still functional. It has trouble with some of the newer encription and so then you will need something like anydvd. Shrink by default breaks up vob files into 1gig chunks. But you can edit that setting.

DvDFab is a decent app. But got me into creating a rip folder with categorys, if you'll forgive the term, XP style. I've been following this thread because I'd like to take advantage of MC as well. Now the folder deal is nice because I can use speech to just open the folder and play the file. But with 7 my thoughts are some kind of forward thinking would be better.
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17 Feb 2010   #110

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post

Ok nice I'll download that shortly.

What about all of the movies I just ripped with DVDShrink? Will it download all of that stuff?

This works within Media Center right?
As long as your movies are titled correctly and you tell Yammm what folder to watch for movies, which should also be the same one you tell media center to watch, your media center library will look like this,
So yes it will d/l all the stuff for your movies if it knows where to look for them.
Ok great so everything seems to have installed properly... where/how do I activate it to download the 50 or so dvds I've ripped recently?

Just turn Media Center on?

---------- Post added at 04:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:41 AM ----------

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

As long as your movies are titled correctly and you tell Yammm what folder to watch for movies, which should also be the same one you tell media center to watch, your media center library will look like this,
So yes it will d/l all the stuff for your movies if it knows where to look for them.
Ok great so everything seems to have installed properly... where/how do I activate it to download the 50 or so dvds I've ripped recently?

Just turn Media Center on?
Hmm ok it seems to have downloaded a bunch of posters, but there are still a lot with out posters. I'm sure there are some it wont find, but things like Alien vs. Predator, Blade, all the Matrix' etc, there are big name movies I have that it didnt download the posters/meta data for?

Also why does my MC look different than yours? I have a break in mine or something & it seems to be a real pain to scroll through?

Is there any way I can set it up to scroll through the movies with the mouse wheel?
Alright, The movies it isn't finding, Go here IMDb Search and see if you can find them, make sure yours are named exactly like they are at imdb so Yammm can find them.

As for media center looking different, mine looks that way too, it's the beginning of the movie list.

I don't think you can scroll through the movies with the mouse wheel, it's either those arrows on the side or a remote.

Also those vts folders you have need to be in named folders, unless thats something else you got going on there, that one is only 45 seconds?


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